Yeah, I would say it is more possible (for more people) than ever before.
Not to say it would be easy, or have the same difficulties as in years gone by..........but if it was easy what would be the point?
And in my book their is nothing wrong with trying and failing*.....so why not give it a go if this is what rocks yer boat
? (*I tend to term "failing" as having a better idea and changing direction
Being the first? Their are always "firsts" to be had, just a touch short nowadays of any that would involve a person being welcomed back as a conquering hero by the masses - but if that is what is important to someone then perhaps a Boat
is not the ideal tool anyway. That's why the Big Brother TV show was invented