by Stephen Round
I'm very much out of touch with sailing boats since I lived in the south of France on sailing and motor boats back in the early eighties. Back then, I once flew to Las Palmas hoping to hitch a lift to the Caribbean in the ARC to no avail. To this day, I've still got a passion to sail on the NE Trade winds in the arc. Now that I'm single and my children are grown up, I would love to make this passage. Before I take this challenge on, I must learn to sail and take my seamanship certification. After that maybe, I will buy a sloop and find a birth on the east coast as I'm from Doncaster. Then I'll spend some time doing it up, anti-fouling and so on.
Stevie i would love some information on sailing courses and makes of used boats so i take this challenge on and much more as the ARC for me would just be the start.