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Great advice so far.

Matt, just keep moving forward towards achieving your goals.
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Hi Matt,

I took my first sailing course on the Cherry Creek Reservoir in Denver

I bought my first boat in Seattle, WA while still living Colorado and have spent the last 3 years learning how to sail her and enjoying cruising British Columbia.

Dream big. Livia
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I was telling my dad last year how I wanted to backpack the Colorado Trail. All he said to me was "Don't wait too long". The way he said it, his emotions and actions really had an effect on me.

I am doing the Colorado Trail this summer and pushing towards everything I should of done 10 years ago. (Trekking in Nepal is up after and I will be sailing around the world 8-9 years from now)

So, don't wait too long.
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Hi Matt,

I took my first sailing course on the Cherry Creek Reservoir in Denver

I bought my first boat in Seattle, WA while still living Colorado and have spent the last 3 years learning how to sail her and enjoying cruising British Columbia.

Dream big. Livia
LIVIA thats amazing! I went to Cherry Creek High School and have been on that reservoir many times...I'll be crewing on a 27' from bahamas to Florida in one month! Lets hope I learn A LOT! Enjoy the Northwest, maybe one day I'll make my way up there on a boat of my own for a visit...
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Somebody get the cops on the phone - that guy stole my DREAM! LOL!

Seriously, I love your idea, man. If I were in your shoes, I'd get a smaller boat that's easy to handle and needs nothing in the way of upgrades or repairs. Then I'd hassle a very experienced, long-distance sailor to coach me plus take the advanced sailing courses. Even then, I'd stay pretty close to land if I were going to be solo-ing it. Most likely though, you'll find somebody willing to take the trip with you, although you can't listen to me really cuz I don't know diddly having just graduated with my Basic Keelboat 101.

Kind of strange reading the posts from the experienced sailors, because I'm planning something similar, and I find myself going "Aaaaaw man, that sucks!" and "Hmmm, that's a good point!" alternately.
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