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New to Sailing. Looking for Advice.

Hi guys

My wife and I are planning to sail from Sydney AUS to Los Cabos MEX in a 36f sail boat though the Pacific ocean soon.
We are not experienced sailors but both of us use to be on an intense contact with the ocean and we know it. Of course we will be training before start it.
Iv got hundreds of question to ask but the main ones are:
The best route?
Better time of the year for start?
The best devices?
How to make a good training?
Chances of Sink?
Any idea of cost?
Need gun on board?

Please fell free to say whatever you want bout it. We are listening everybody.

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The direct route from Australia to Mexico is an uphill slog the whole way. You may want to go via the Cape Of Good Hope.
See if you can find this book locally World Cruising Routes: Sixth Edition: Jimmy Cornell: 9780071592895: Books
Don't bring a gun to Mexico, they don't like that.

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Re: New to Sailing. Looking for Advice.

Read some books. Talk to sailors who have done it. Get some experience sailing on smaller boats. And most importantly, be prepared to modify your plans. If you are going to do this safely, you will need a few years to prepare yourself and your boat.

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Re: New to Sailing. Looking for Advice.

My advice - Sail! Dinghy sail. Day sail. Crew on a race boat. Do some weekend cruising. Get to know the boat, get to know each other as crew, and get to know the basics. There's no substitute for on-the-water experience!

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Re: New to Sailing. Looking for Advice.

Get two small cheap boats, go sailing every day, or at least as much as you can. Do this for a year, with at least 100 days on the water before planning anything. At this point in your experience you need lots of on the water time to even understand the answers.

It is critical it is two seperate one person boats. You each need to become comfortable running the whole boat yourselves.

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