Wife and I are working on the boat angle, but in the meantime we are discussing taking some kind of cruising catamaran
sailing course. We are thinking we would like to be able to fly somewhere and bareboat charter
as a way of getting more into it before buying
our own boat.
Two places we would like to spend some time cruising, for example, are Greece
and northern NZ. We are never going to sail our own boat from here to either of those places, but could probably spend two weeks in each of them, spread out over a year or two.
I dont really think I need any instruction in navigation
, or onboard systems. What I need is experience sailing something that big and wide.
Does anyone know of a charter
company who sell a course that is recognized by other charter companies, so that a certificate of some kind from one would be accepted elsewhere in the world? We are interested in cats in the 35-45 ft. range. Not to buy, dont want the maintenance
costs ( see I DO listen to you guys) but to rent from time to time.