I am still new here, I thank everyone so far for all the post that I have read on here and the advice i have received on my few posts.
I was wondering a few things, since they are some of my interests in what I want to do once I learn how to sail. (By the way, I have signed up for classes
for this summer and I am very excited)
How many people on here are doing or have done high latitude sailing? How was your experience?
What kind of boat did you use or you have for it?
( I am looking at a caliber, island packet
or a Wauquiez Pretorien boat for this adventure of mine. (Please keep in mind that this will be about 5-7 years down the road, i know i will need to learn a lot before I do this)
What are some of the retro fit items you put in your boat to make it a better trip? (ie more comfortable)
What is some advice you can give a newbie about wanting to do this?
(My plan is to sail out of Chicago, thru the great lakes
out to the Atlantic ocean
, and make a left and head
up thru the northwest passage
, down the Bering strait, to Hawaii
, to Australia
, to Antarctica, up the east coast
of South America
and then park myself in the Caribbean
area for a while.)
I am starting to read books
about the different types of boats out there, along with watching lots and lots of youtube videos. I havent stepped foot on a sail boat in over 17yrs and that was just for a ride on one but just from what i have watched and read, i feel like i can sail right now.. lol
Thank you in advance for your advice/ opinion.