Hello, new to forum
I am starting to plan for my retirement
and the plan is to leave the realm of reality and hit the high seas.
I do have extensive water
sailing experience mainly racing
. Vic Maui, TransPac, Fastnet, Sidney-Hobart, Etc... primarily as crew and helmsman.
Now it is time for me to get my own boat and do some cruising. I am thinking about a Valiant 40, Valiant 50, Navy
44, Choy Lee Off Shore 41, Cal
40,or the Island Packet
I have experience on all these boats just need to find one for the right price
Now the next item up for discussion is Which Way To Go?
Go North and sail the Aleutian Islands and down the East coast
or should I make the big left turn out of the straights of Juan de Fuca and head
south to Mexico Galapagos
Islands then French Polynesia
via the Pitcairn Islands There are so many ways to go, so many places to see and do My head
is spinning with all the possibilities. I am eventually going to make it around the world. and yet I want to be able to enjoy the trip and not be in race
What can I expect for customs
and port fees
what are the thoughts about arming myself and the crew with the increase of piracy
Any and all input is greatly appreciated.