I have been fortunate enough to stumble on this forum. My wife and I have decided that we want to join the cruising community. We have set a goal of launching ourselves out of our present situation and into/onto the Caribbean
in two years. We have done bare boat sailing in the BVI and the Grenadines but stopped sailing when we discovered scuba
. But, we know we need a lot of education and research
before we can make that launch deadline. CWyckham has been kind enough to welcome me by suggesting The Voyageur's Handbook.
If there any other basic primers out there I would appreciate direction. Our long term goal is to sharpen our skills in the Caribbean
(we live in Tampa) and then move ourselves and the boat to England
(my wife's home) and beyond. Having lived in The Netherlands
and Switzerland with many side trips to the South of France
we know where we want to cruise
- its just these small details about learning
how that must be addressed.