SF Bay - California Coast down to Central America
Your thinking is good, but it''s too soon to buy- you really don''t know what you want yet. Spend some time sailing as many different boats as you can, and you''ll learn a lot about what you like and don''t like in a boat. Join a sailing club, hang out at yacht clubs, whatever, but get on as many boats as you can. If you are really 2 years away, there''s no hurry to buy something now.