I dont ask too many questions. Usually because I dont like the answers received. However, in general if I want to do something, the matter will be investigated thoroughly and then chocks away.
A person wanting to sail around the world with no experience, if of the cautious persuasion will watch and observe and decide within themselves whether or not they can do it, or if they are prepared to take the chance. I believe I am of that school
of thinking. However I have no interest in sailing around the world, but did take my boat from the UK to Spain
in the 80's with minimal experience. I knew how to operate the yacht but had never done it in anger in the open sea. ( I had 3 crew on each leg, and only one with more experience than me) It is different. However keeping your head
and observing all the learned routines and techniques worked, albeit strange to do when the boat is in a force 7 and jigging all over the place. You have to keep reminding yourself that it will stop at some point, along with the puking and slight anxiety.
A person will learn if they are observant. Become a good sailor in due course and be refined by chats and things shown them by more experienced seamen.
Sometimes, its hard to see from the comments who are the dreamers and who will succeed. All that good sailors on CF can do is put out the advice and cautions and leave it at that.