Hello everyone, we first started looking for a sailing boat last summer. But, as with all things I guess, other distractions got in the way. We are now beginning our quest once again.
Our pipe-dream is to have a live aboard sailing boat in the greek islands
, hopefully in around seven years time. We have very little sailing experience. The only thing which I did many years ago, was a basic dinghy
sailing course on an inland lake.
But it does seem quite daunting, trying to find out what to do first. We have to chose a boat for our family
, insure it and moor it. Again I'm not sure where to begin on this score. We have some savings, but as our mortgage has now finished, we'd like to look into the possibitities of a marine
mortgage. i don't know whether anyone has experience here? Also, I need to get my theory and practical training sorted.I'd be more than happy to help out to get any sort of experience. I do work shifts, so attending a regular shore based lecture sessions can sometimes be a liitle tricky. so, perhaps a correspondance course may be more appropriate for me.
If anyone wants to chip in here please feel free.
Dave & Sue Carey