I've been reading and dreaming about sailing around the world for most of my life, but I only recently started to actually sail. I'm finishing a sailing course now, and will be spending the summer crewing
for weekly races in the Bay of Quinte area.
My plan is to buy a 10m boat next spring and spend the rest of the year getting to know and outfit her in local waters (Bay of Quinte and the Thousand Islands). I'll probably spend the next summer cruising the Lake Ontario
and the Saint Lawrence. After a year of two of that, I plan on taking a few months and sailing to Europe
That's only four or five years of sailing experience... but I've got the bug bad and I have a flexible enough job to make it possible to leave for months at a time.
Anyway, that's my plan. :-)