So I have been entertaining the thought of getting a sailboat lately and I really think its something I want to do. With that said, I have NEVER sailed a boat before or know much about it, I will be learning before I actually try to sail,I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and would mostly be sailing in the Gulf of Mexico. In the long run I would like to sail from New Orleans to the Yucatan tip and also to bermuda and the bahamas. Possibly sailing to Europe also but thats not in the NEAR future. I know NOTHING of sailboats or the different kinds or anything . Any advice on length or style or just any tips in general would help.