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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.
He hasn't done Antarctica yet has he? That's pretty nasty down there in places for a small sailboat.
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He hasn't done Antarctica yet has he? That's pretty nasty down there in places for a small sailboat.
In the vid he said they were planing to leave for Antarctica, it is tuning summer their now, so this would be the time to go.
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In the vid he said they were planing to leave for Antarctica, it is tuning summer their now, so this would be the time to go.
I didn't catch where he was at present. Still a brave venture from any port
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I didn't catch where he was at present. Still a brave venture from any port
Here was 80 north of cape horn- jump off point to the Antarctic Penisula.

Just hope don't wind up like Berzerk:
http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-...-been-found-39
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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.
Sure, go for it.

Just so you know, that doesn't always work out all that well. A friend of mine, with no sailing experience, decided that he wanted to sail around the world. He sold his home, bought an old 41' Palmer Johnson Bounty, spent about six months working on it in San Diego. First stop...Hawaii. A few days in, things weren't going so well for my friend. Eventually, he called for rescue and lost his boat and everything he owned. It's a 5 year old thread at another forum, so just google "offshore sailor needs advice". That should keep you busy for a couple of days.

PS- you could have it shipped, or hire a crew and captain. Maybe even the guy above, since he now does deliveries, and has won his class in the Single Handed Trans Pac. He never gave up, and must have learned from his first "Ill Fated Voyage".

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Sure, go for it.

Just so you know, that doesn't always work out all that well. A friend of mine, with no sailing experience, decided that he wanted to sail around the world. He sold his home, bought an old 41' Palmer Johnson Bounty, spent about six months working on it in San Diego. First stop...Hawaii. A few days in, things weren't going so well for my friend. Eventually, he called for rescue and lost his boat and everything he owned. It's a 5 year old thread at another forum, so just google "offshore sailor needs advice". That should keep you busy for a couple of days.

PS- you could have it shipped, or hire a crew and captain. Maybe even the guy above, since he now does deliveries, and has won his class in the Single Handed Trans Pac. He never gave up, and must have learned from his first "Ill Fated Voyage".

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good for him. Sounds like when he makes up his mind that's it. But if he has that kind of ability I wonder what went wrong with the first boat. After six months you would think it would be sea worthy unless he failed to get expert help on the overhaul aqnd did it all off the cuff so to speak
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Sure, go for it.

Just so you know, that doesn't always work out all that well. A friend of mine, with no sailing experience, decided that he wanted to sail around the world. He sold his home, bought an old 41' Palmer Johnson Bounty, spent about six months working on it in San Diego. First stop...Hawaii. A few days in, things weren't going so well for my friend. Eventually, he called for rescue and lost his boat and everything he owned. It's a 5 year old thread at another forum, so just google "offshore sailor needs advice". That should keep you busy for a couple of days.

PS- you could have it shipped, or hire a crew and captain. Maybe even the guy above, since he now does deliveries, and has won his class in the Single Handed Trans Pac. He never gave up, and must have learned from his first "Ill Fated Voyage".

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Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

I cant see what the big deal is anyway cause we all do things for the first time in our lives without prior experience or training from time to time. I mean how many of you took a hands on training course before you had sex for the first time. Geez.....and that can get you in lots of trouble just like sailing....maybe more
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This story right here just goes to show you that you can just buy a sailboat and take off around the world even if you haven't ever stepped on a sailboat before.
Well, it doesn't show me that, at all...

That boat appears pretty seriously tricked out for high latitude sailing... I suspect the owner is pretty experienced, and the guy making the video is more or less along for the ride...

For the life of me, I can't fathom the compulsion by some around here to find "proof" that one can sail around the world with NO prior experience... Sure, it's been done, just as people have made it to the top of Everest with minimal prior climbing experience... What's the point? Are you suggesting such is the recommended way to go about such ventures?

Also, I think it's bad Karma to speak of a circumnavigation such as this almost as if it's a done deal... If I were sailing around the world, I'd try to refrain from calling it a 'circumnavigation', or suggesting the trip would be 'proof' of anything, until it was actually completed... Jeanne Socrates' first attempt at a circumnavigation ended on a Mexican beach less than 100 miles from crossing her outbound track, after all... When speaking of any voyage, one should always strive to heed the wisdom of Yogi, as in: "It ain't over, 'till it's over"...
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