We are pretty much newbies to sailing, but are starting to think about how to get out there and "live the dream". We have two small kids
(2 and 4), and I figured it is time to join the forum vs just "lurking", although the hours and hours spent browsing all the interesting topics has been very educational so far, and I look forward to participating and I'm sure we'll have a number of questions!
Our rough plan is to buy a used boat
, likely somewhere in the Caribbean
to start with, but (in part based on advise here), we're planning on taking babysteps, starting with studying and reading, as well as looking for opportunities for getting more experienced and get ourselves comfortable that cruising full time really *is* the dream :-) Last year I bought a 15' catamaran
to play with, and I have some prior sailing experience, but none as far as living aboard
, especially with children
, and no real offshore
Our next steps are going to be a trip to Puerto Rico
in November (the week before thanksgiving), and we will be looking for options to either rent a boat (with a captain
at first) for a few days or do a snorkelingtrip/daysail/overnight with a charter
. Any ideas of other options for getting on the water
would be appreciated (I'm also going to post a request in the appropriate forum specifically for Fajardo, which is where we're heading.