Find me a sane sailor! You have to be nuts. As someone else here said. Do a course. Spend the money
as an investment that will, in the long term, save you money
How will it save you money? Firstly, your experience will allow you to buy the right boat. You will be less likely to bang into other expensive boats and have to pay for the subsequent repairs
. You will know when to reef earlier and how to do it. This will save you bundles with the local sailmaker
as you wont be getting sails
repaired all the time. You will know how to read a chart properly and navigate, thus reducing your chances of hitting a reef. ahh. the list is endless.
But go for it! Get out of Boston now. Head
to an area with good sailing, say Florida
. join a sailing school
. Also get sailing on OPBs ( Other poeples boats) via the local clubs etc. In three months of consistant training and learning
you should be fine to hop on a plane to the islands and buy yourself your dreamboat.