Originally Posted by ssanzone
sailing is kinda the easy part and, within reason, the bigger the boat, the easier it is to sail.
have a blast.
I agree with steve about sailing being the easy part.
Spend as much time on any boat you can. You will learn a lot by doing this. I noticed you mentioned something about getting seasick. Some folks claim not drinking coffee before you go out will reduce seasickness. Others say drinking ginger ale will combat seasickness. These are things you have to be on a boat in a seaway to test and see if they apply to you.
There are a lot of other things like this which can only be learned by being on a boat and trying them.
I am on a catamaran
in the Florida Keys
and my boat is set up to deal with warm/hot weather
. I suspect you would want a much different boat if you lived on it in the far North. Again these are the type of things that you have to be on a boat to learn.
Best of luck.