G'day, Mr. Wolf (assuming you're a male)
You've come to the right place. There is a lot to learn here about sailing and some not about sailing. But not as much as getting out there in all sorts of weather
and getting your feet wet. I suggest getting yourself some lessons first with a reputable sailing teacher or yacht club. Then get a small vessel that can be put on a trailer
. If you lose interest after a few times out haven't lost
much. And you can sell it at your leasure. Otherwise, you can keep on sailing and learning
. Some yacht clubs have a small fleet of rentable boats as well. At a yacht club you'll get to know some people with the larger vessels and maybe get a chance or two to get out on one.
Next, if you are married, what is your mate going to think about the whole situation. That seems to be the biggest deterrent of a sailors dreams. If not, it's all up to you.
Congrats on your decission. Sailors are a unique group of people that stand out from the crowd. Some good and some bad. It's easy to know the difference.
Sailing is a romance with the vessel and the sea. My mate and I joke about the other woman making demands and scraching her bottom. Or getting a loose screw and parting sheets
Anyway, welcome aboard and keep studying those sites. And stay away from those fixer-uppers unless you are a craftsman with fiberglass