It is good to have dreams. But to achieve them you need to take some basic steps.
There are three things you need to be skilled at if you want to go cruising the world:
1) You need to know how to sail
2) You need to know how to cruise
- ie manage the day to day hassles of living on a yacht, including of course navigation
, motion sickness, finding fuel
and so on ...
3) you need to know how to repair stuff. By that I mean you need to be REALLY self sufficient when it comes to troubleshooting and doing makeshift repairs
in distant places - engine
troubles, things that break and so on.
to sail the best strategy is NOT to learn on a yacht. Go to a local dinghy
sailing club. Take a basic dinghy
sailing course. Then either offer to crew for someone, or buy a cheap
used dinghy, and get in at least 100 hours in all sorts of weather
conditions. Try joining some races. That way you will learn to SAIL - ie to understand the wind
and how to use it. Dinghies are way more responsive than yachts and give you immediate feedback when you get it wrong - usually by capsizing and throwing you in the water!
When you know how to sail, then find a way to sail on a yacht - take some keelboat skipper
courses, or find a local yacht racing
club where people are always looking for crew for the weekends for racing
. See if you actually like big boat sailing.
As for fixing stuff - well, you know if you are a handyman or not. Quite franly I haven't a clue how people who are not handymen manage to cruise
. There is always something that needs fixing!
May you make your dreams come true.