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Old 21-05-2012, 16:37   #1
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Hi Everyone!
My names Keith. Originally from Boston, MA. Now living in Louisiana.

I grew up racing Rhodes 19's in the Boston Harbor with Courageous Sailing. But that was over 10 years ago. Recently a friend planted the dream to sail around the world, and the idea really has taken root.

I am trying to figure the best way to go about this idea. Already bought a few books and read a ton online as well. Reading can only take me so far.

My mom's boyfriend owns a 27' i think. I plan on re-learning the basics with him out around the boston harbor this winter.

As far as formal training what's the best route? ASA courses? charters? or any other ways to gain the experience?
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Old 21-05-2012, 16:44   #2
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This would be the safest and most comfortable way, and maybe the least expensive.

Holland America unveils another around-the-world cruise for 2013 - USATODAY.com
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Old 21-05-2012, 18:22   #3
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thanks mark, but I'm really trying to travel at my own pace and explore the world nice and slow. Maybe over a few years.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Keith.
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Old 22-05-2012, 08:26   #5
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Re: Hey!!

You might want to check this couple's blog... they did a RTW and are now on their second time around, this time with kids.

bumfuzzle | living, sailing, procreating

May I suggest that you repost your inquiry and use a better heading than "hey!". Frankly, it's not the most professional way to get responses, and it categorizes. I know my kids use it all the time, but there are appropriate and some not so appropriate times to use it.

Good luck!
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welcome and smooth sailing--and what avb3 sed....LOL..i use hay, meself....
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Old 22-05-2012, 11:46   #7
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Re: Hey!!

Here's another site for you... Atom Voyages - Cruising FAQ

It caters more to a person that has a lot of questions about what boat to get and cruising on a budget. A lot of people make the mistake of buying boats that are maintenance intensive and end up going nowhere because of the cost.
I admire your conviction and enthusiasm...good luck...
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Old 22-05-2012, 18:41   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
avb3 I found that link about a week ago and it was one of the things that really got me wondering

I'll try reposting in another section with a better name to get some more opinions.
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welcome and smooth sailing--and what avb3 sed....LOL..i use hay, meself....
Welcome Mark, and I am country as can be. I say (Hay You all).
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Try to get the experience you need by crewing aboard other people's boats.
Good to have you here.
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