I am planning to purchase
my first boat in the next 8-12 months (for liveaboard
and sailing 3-4 days per week). The selection in Hawaii
seems to be a bit limited, so I will probably buy in California
. I will then hire a delivery captain
that can teach me how to sail on the way to Hawaii
I don't want to start crossing the Pacific with zero knowledge, so what type of classes
should I take before the journey? Should I take ASA
courses, or the much cheaper classes
offered by the yacht clubs? I will also read as many books
as I can get my hands on before then.
I'm trying to limit my spending as much as possible until after I buy the boat. If I don't take the ASA
courses before the purchase
, I will definitely take them after.
BTW- I'm an IT consultant/programmer, so my work schedule is very