Its easier than you think, and you're not kidding yourself..
In 1998 I was training for an ultra marathon cycling event, (RAAM) and went down going around a corner and messing up both wrists and my ancle.. on the way home from the doctor, I bought a 22 foot sailboat.
2 weeks later I competed in my first race
and placed 3rd, I was hooked.. 3 months after that came a bigger boat and my first off-shore event, took a first in the singlehanded class..
In 2002, just 4 years after first stepping on a sailboat, we sold the house and property and moved aboard a Beneteau
FIRST42 and have been cruising the west coast
for almost 7 years now..
The reason for bringing this up was to show you that not only is it easy, but its very possible. All you have to do is step off the dock
, let the wind
do the rest..