Hello fellow sailors
A few words to tell you a bit about me and my future trip to Australia
Got interested in sailing at the age of 12(my dad was building a steel hull sloop
in our back yard near Montreal)
5 years later we put her in the water
and sailed her south via the icw
. After that I got into girls and forgot about sailing. Got married had 2 unbelievable kids
, moved to Toronto and when they turned 5 and 6, I bought my first sail boat
, a CS 22 swing keel
sloop(5000$). Sailed every weekend from friday to sunday all summer. Crossed Lake Ontario
a few times and got really hooked on cruising. In 2002 we sold
the house, bought a 1969 30' Dufour
Arpege sloop(15K) and took off for over 2 years. Coastal cruised all the east coast
and most of the Bahamas
. After that I decided to go back to work
until I was 45 and than to go sailing around the world. Bare boated a few cats in the bahamas
in the last few years...
15 years later, I'm finally turning 45, both kids
are in university, my parents are still healthy and my girlfriend is all in for the trip!!
The countdown is on...12 to 24 months before take off.
Step 1: Finish off our land deals right now...house rentals, house sales, business sale
Step 2: Find the right boat(which I'm actively searching for) 38 to 45 Cat in the 175 to 250K price
Step 3: Take her around the Caribbean
for 1-2 years to get her and the crew ready for the Pacific.
Step 4: Cross over via Panama
, Marquesses, FP, NZ and Australia
Super charged up for the next few years to come.
It's nice to be back in the loop and can't wait to be back on the water
Cheers and happy sailing to all.