We have been browsing this forum for a while and would like to introduce ourselves. My wife and I are complete novices in the sailing game
but haven't let that inhibit us. ( We have been out on boats plenty but never as Skippers)
We have for a long time been dreaming of buying
a yacht and traveling the world and, as our last born finished school
last year, we have taken the leap.
We bought a 40 ' Admiral Cat and are busy with Day Skippers. We have completed the theory and will be doing the practical within the next couple of weeks.
The idea is to do our courses and sail locally until early next year and hopefully by then be confident enough to cross the Atlantic from Cape Town
to the Caribbean
If need be hire a Skipper
to accompany us and then have him fly home after.
I still have to come to grips with all the systems onboard and will be doing this over the coming months.
Are we nuts to be attempting this? Any pearls of wisdom on how to proceed?
We have really been enjoying the forum and look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Scott