Sounds good, with the caveat that you may need more time.
I encourage you to study books and take courses on navigation, boating safety, and maintenance and repair, in addition to the adventure narratives.
You might start with the free online Boat/U.S. boating safety course for the state in which you intend to relocate: Free BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course
and its online, minimal-cost sailing course, associated with the Colgate school:http://www.boatus.org/learn/