Hi recently I've really started to want to go sailing, but have no idea as to what I should do to make this dream a reality.
Im 24 years old and a full time medical
student in Manchester and have no sailing experience what so ever. The closest I've got is rowing, which I did for a few years and loved, but doubt any of the skills transfer across. Basically a friend of mine sailed around Europe
and into the Mediterranean
from the UK last Summer and his experiences literally took my breath away. I know it requires a decent amount of experience and kit to make a journey like that, and I understand this isn't the sort of thing you can chose to do overnight.
What I want to know is how to go about starting sailing, what courses are absolutely required, and essentially what steps would be required before undertaking a trip like that? Is there a chance I would be ready within 3-5 years?