Hi all, I am in a bit of a dilemma ,I am trying to live my life's dream of owning and sailing around our beloved coastline ( Bristol channel to start with) . But I have 2 hurdles to get over :-
1/ my finances are very limited ( all the usual reasons ),
2/ inexperience .
I have bought what I considered to be a good boat to learn on and maybe do the Bristol channel with :- a Sunspot 15 bilge keel with a small outboard sails are in reasonable condition ( few minor repairs needed). I have since purchased safety harnesses and lines,vhf radio,life jackets,small inflatable , and have nearly finished its trailer .
My main problem is inexperience ,I have looked at some of the courses available and find they are either too expensive ( for my limited funds ) or travelling too far away due to my current work commitments.
Has anybody got any suggestions that would help me solve this .