I'm closing in on 30 (single, no kiddos) and am working to bring some dreams to fruition. I lived in Honolulu for a couple years and was introduced to sailing through a course at the Waikiki Yacht Club. The course didn't involve much on the water
time so i'm looking into courses here in Southern California
(probably Marina Del Rey).
My dream is to circumnavigate. I've read lots of stories of those who've set sail across the pacific and beyond and am anxious to do it myself (whether on my own boat or someone else's). I've always been attracted to an unconventional lifestyle (i.e. i've been a big wall rock climber for years...lived in a van for a full year to support my interest). I do have a career and I make money
, but 40 years of cubicle and 401k will not be my life story! There's just too much to see waiting in front of me, and I know that I just can't go wrong.... ;-)
I understand that a circumnavigation
requires years of experience and a broad range of skills so i'm committed to acquiring them. I'm signing up for the courses (BK, BCC, BBC, CN, ACC, and maybe OPM) and the ASA
certs. I'm going to try to lend a hand on any boat that'll take me out to sea...
Also, I think a coastal cruise
down the coast of Mexico
, Central America
- Panama Canal
would be a great trip to prep for a more serious blue water
Much thanks in advance,