In the past, government-funded explorers sailed around the world. However, now in modern times, people of all kinds do; Even teenagers. Knowing the expenses involved, the risks, and how to plan your trip, will mean the difference between a successful trip; And another that you will have to abort. The following is a guide on how to navigate around the world.
Contact or visit the nearest marine port to find boat owners who are looking for workers.
Obtain a cost-sharing position in the boat. These are boats that have a crew that shares expenses, which are typically $ 20 to $ 70 per person per day.
Work on a boat and gain sailing experience.
Beware of boat owners who advertise cost sharing agreements that will cost you over $ 1000 per week. Usually, this is a very high price, so the boat owner will be trying to make a profit instead of simply sharing some expenses.
Buy a boat.
Talk to other people in the browser community who have made long voyages in their boats. Ask them what kind of boats are best for sailing.
Buy a boat that is 11 to 14 meters (35 to 45 feet) long.
The boat must be a sailboat. Using the wind instead of fuel will save you a lot of money on a long cruise.
Buy a boat with a washing and drying system. Otherwise, you will have to find laundry service when you arrive at the different ports.
Make the final preparations before you embark on your journey.
Talk to an insurance agent and get the necessary insurance for your trip.
Investigate any place in detail before attempting to make a stop. Be sure to take safety and cost into account.
Find out about the health laws of any country where you plan to stop. Get the necessary medical certifications before embarking on your journey.
Make sure you have all the visas required for the trip.
If you plan to stay in places for a long time, have them send your mail to each place during your stay. Tell someone to visit your house regularly and let you know if an important mail arrives.
Get the necessary shots. Contact the relevant health agency in each country where you are trying to stop for more information.
Provisionate non-perishable foods, filters and water purification tablets.
Make sure your accounts are paid for each day.
Check the boat with a boat mechanic before leaving.
Make all necessary repairs to the boat before leaving.
Get a physical examination by a licensed physician.
Begin your journey.
There are several navigation routes that you can take around the world. To view the 2 most common routes, visit the following website: http://sailaroundtheworld.co/route.
It is better to sail from east to west for the wind to blow from behind.
Listen to all the recommendations you can receive from experienced navigators.
Protect yourself, your passengers, and the boat while you are sailing.
Take with you firearms and ammunition if you have them. Keep them in a safe but accessible place.
Keep a contact list in case of emergencies.
Dial 112 from a satellite phone to call emergency personnel in Europe.
Have a fire extinguisher, life raft, flare lights and a first aid kit on hand.
Limit your exposure to dangerous places.
Pirates roam the seas, especially on the African and Indian shores. To find the last places frequented by pirates, visit the following website: http://www.icc-ccs.org/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=visualization&controller=visualization.googlemap&Itemid=219.
There are some areas where you will have to limit your time, due to the bad maritime conditions or the possible threats of other people. These areas include the Cape Horn, the Strait of Malacca, the Bering Sea, the Southern Ocean, Cape Hatteras, the North Atlantic, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Andaman Sea.
Stop in all the places you want.
Always keep safety in mind.
Safe places to visit include the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Carefully investigate other countries before stopping at them.
If you plan to work during your trip, visit the following website where you will find a list of marine ports and contact information: http://marinas.com/. Check that in the places where you intend to stop, are looking for workers on a continuous basis.
When you approach the coast of any country, you will be within the territory of that country; If you are 12 nautical miles (22 km) from it. Otherwise, when you are at sea, you will find yourself in the jurisdiction of your country of origin.
If you carry a firearm with you, find out the legality of this in any country in which you plan to stop.
Several places have different quality and access to the health service. It is relatively