Been a member
for a few months, first post. Great information on this site and looking forward to sharing my new adventures and make new friends along the way.
As the title says, just decided to get out of the corporate world and follow my dreams, not sure yet how I am going to do it!. Can't do much until July 2012 as I have many things to wrap up etc.
Background: Very experienced around boats having had my own boat building business some years ago. So maintenance
etc no problem. Have sailed/Raced for many years on Maxis to Hobie cats but mostly Coastal etc, no real offshore
Not really wanting to sail singlehandedly so will need to find a crew etc.
Most probably look for a boat around 40-45ft. Displacement
Would appreciate some advice from those having gone down this path. These are some of the options I am considering.
1. Do i purchase
a yacht here in australia
the coast for a few months, find a crew and then head
off to heavens knows where?.
2. Travel to the US (boats cheaper) buy a boat and try and find a compentent crew to sail back to Australia
. Not sure what I would be in for on a haul that long.
3. Find a crew position (anywhere), gain experience, have fun and gain more research
on suitable boats for myself before purchasing
If I took option 3, how easy is it to find a crew position (unpaid). as I will be renting
out my house here I don't have the option of just going back home in between crewing
I also just joined the 'Singles' group here as well. Ideally it would be great to find a like minded person to share the experience with.
Thanks for reading my post.