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Then they ask about experience, I say not much. The facial expressions are priceless.
The best thing about finishing the circumnavigation was that no one could do that stuff on me anymore
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Never let the fear stop you from realizing your dream.
A few weeks sailing on North Sea will give you plenty of experience needed to cross oceans and verify that you and your boat can take it.
Great story.
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Never let the fear stop you from realizing your dream.
A few weeks sailing on North Sea will give you plenty of experience needed to cross oceans and verify that you and your boat can take it.
Great story.
I think the fear would come from learning the opposite. LOL
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Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you
did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
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Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

Also I have never heard anyone here discourage anyone from attempting to sail around the world in a well found vessel. Where people start saying not to do it is when people say "I have $2000 and am buying a 1971 24 foot boat designed for inland lakes and has not had any maintenance done on it in 25 years and has been sitting in a field, and want to sail around the world in it, is this a good idea?" This does not appear to be someone buying a used up old boat, at least as far as I can tell.
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Andreas owns the boat, but Martin doesn't mention Andreas' experience.

But hey, the Bumfuzzles have done a RTW. and Pat says it's no big deal. Next thing you know, smackdaddy will do the same on his Hunter.

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ha ha ha.......In the video the pix of the vessel show that it was set up for cruising and that dosen't happen without some knowledge of sailing does it?

The funny thing about this thread is I am not a sailor having only 45 years of powerboat experience under my belt. I have been looking for a sailboat to bluewater cruise in and I have found a boat I like for sale in Hawaii. To get it to the west coast it must be sailed and I am seriously contemplating doing just that with no sailing experience at all.

I'm going to start a thread to see if there are any people out there that just went and did it with zero experience.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you
did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the
safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
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well said Mark. Wow you must be getting up there in years. By now you must have seen it all or are you also advertising for an all female crew for your next trip like others
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well said Mark. Wow you must be getting up there in years. By now you must have seen it all or are you also advertising for an all female crew for your next trip like others
November 30th I will be 178 years old. I've seen a lot but not so popular with the ladies anymore as I've been a zombie for the past 103 years.
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Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

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Why doesnt anyone understand that sailing isnt that much of a problem!

If someone has a brain and noraml street smarts the basics of sailing are picked up in days, not weeks or months.

As that quote from Mark Twain said: "Its only difficult if you read internet forums!"



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I think Martin should be given a little more credit than that. He is not doing the coconut milk route. Says he plans to go to Antarctica. They got experience in the North Sea and Bay of Biscay in the winter. This takes a lot more than just a brain and "normal street smarts".

I am very impressed.
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November 30th I will be 178 years old. I've seen a lot but not so popular with the ladies anymore as I've been a zombie for the past 103 years.
Hey, but your still talking and sailing so who cares........besides, I have discovered that the older I get the better all women look no matter how old they are so I can imagine at your age what you would find attractive
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