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Just started preparing for my round the world trip. I am signed up to take classes for offshore sailing. What type of sailboat should I be looking at to purchase and what size?
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Depends on lots of things like money and how big of a crew you will have. There is a list of blue water cruisers around here somewhere. John Neal of Mahina boat adventures has a nice write up on his website about choosing a blue water boat.
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It will be a crew of 2 and I have up to 200,000 to spend
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Sail - welcome to SN dude.

There's tons of info on here - as well as many, many salts that will talk you through just about anything.

You can start poking around in this thread: The Salt's Corner Table

It's a thread with some of the best info to some of the most asked questions around here - including your boat type question. And you can see who some of the go-to guys are.

Peace out.
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Just started preparing for my round the world trip. I am signed up to take classes for offshore sailing. What type of sailboat should I be looking at to purchase and what size?
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It will be a crew of 2 and I have up to 200,000 to spend
Man!!! I have started and then stopped about four responses to this. Welcome to SailNet dude! There's going to be a lot to learn. Your offshore training is probably your best place to start. Best of luck and check back often.
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