Hi we are also new to sailing , we have had 1 month in Tonga
on a friends 34 mono. & loved it I have also done 4 race
evenings in Australia
& a few weekends to Magi Island near Townsville. Other than that no real experience. We have decided to take the plunge & have booked flights to USA where we will be looking for a Catamaran
to sail from Florida
area down to the Bahamas
, Turks & Caicos south to Grenada
via all the islands as we are avid scuba
divers & wish to explore. We hope to go through the Panama Canal
& end up in West Australia
. I have been told & read that it is no small thing that we want to do & a few have said that there are not many "Cats" get that far ? We are looking at a Gemini 105
- 34 Ft. & views regarding them. There is so much great info on forums
& web pages "but so much negative ness as well" that it get confusing on what to do for the best & how much you should have in $$$ as a back up.
I am thinking that it would be good to find someone who has sailing experience & have them tag along to gain some knowledge. But we have no time scedula so we are also thinking that we will learn while we are doing it. "like freinds did around NZ & the first long over night sail for them was straight to Tonga
& that took about 2 weeks for them.
We would be great full for any info & Views thanks Andy & Sonja