Re: Reassurance and your thoughts?
Most of the negative comments are in response to the posts that start something like “I want to buy a boat and sail round the world – how hard can it be”. You’ll get a much better response.
You will need the basics – sail trim, rules of the road and being able to get on and off the dock. Maybe channel markers / buoys depending on where you sail. A basic class or a friendly sailor should teach you those quite quickly + life jackets and a radio in case you get into trouble… then go and have fun.
Once you have the basics, practice and read everything you can find. Post here to let us know how you get on and if you need help - you’ll have a great time.