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Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat
Take out of the library or buy a book called http://www.amazon.com/Adlard-Coles-Heavy-Weather-Sailing/dp/0071592903/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406572219&sr=1-1&keywords=heavy+weather+sailing+adlard+coles
Heavy weather sailing. It will show you what kind of boat you need to be in to weather what you will find out there. Sure you could do it, but only if you are exceptionally lucky, and if you have that kind of luck, then you will luck out on getting the kind of boat you need.
Sorry... but a 22 foot sailboat especially a compac 22 is only a coastal sailer. My 19 foot WWP19 is more seaworthy than your compac 22, and wouldn't even think of it despite the fact that people have sailed them to Bermuda and to Hawaii.
After reading this book you will think twice. I did.