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II.   MAJOR ASSET PURCHASES
III.   PLANNING

A.   Monthly Income While Underway

F.   Creating/Repairing Radio Equipment

G.   Handling Emergencies

            - CPR and First Aid training

            - Learning how to sail under bad weather

            - Sea survival techniques

H.   Deep Sea Fishing

            - Learning types of fish

            - Learning rules and regulations

            - Learning how to fillet fish and store meat

E.   Reading Weather Maps and Patterns

A.   The Sailboat (Currently Researching)

            - 42" minimum length

            - Sloop or cutter rigging

            - Diesel engine in good condition

            - $150,000 maximum

            - Located on West Coast

E.   Inflatable Dinghy

D.   Life Raft and Emergency Supplies

C.   Wind/Solar Power Generators

B.   Sailing Equipment (Currently Researching)

            - Mast sails and jib sails

            - Rigging

            - Rope

            - Autopilot apparatus

10.   Chapter 8 - Africa to Australia

11.  Chapter 9 - Australia and New Zealand

12.  Chapter 10 - New Zealand to Japan

A.   Financial

            - Need to save 20 % of income monthly

B.   Geographical

1.   One-Week Test Sail

         - Mediterranean?

2.   Two-Week Test Sail

         - California or Texas

3.   Chapter 1 - West Coast to Southern Tip of South America (~ 15,970 miles)

         - START: Eureka, California

         - San Francisco, California

         - Santa Cruz, California

         - Long Beach, California

         - San Diego, California

         - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

         - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

         - Manzanillo, Mexico

         - Zihuatanejo, Mexico

         - Acapulco, Mexico

         - Puerto Escondido, Mexico

         - La Union, El Salvador

         - San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

         - Tamarindo, Costa Rica

         - Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

         - El Cacao, Panama

         - Panama City, Panama

         - La Palma, Panama

         - Buenaventura, Colombia

         - Atacames Canton, Ecuador

         - Manta, Ecuador

         - Guayaquil, Ecuador

         - Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

         - Trujillo, Peru

         - Lima District, Peru

         - Arica, Chile

         - Antofagasta, Chile

         - Puerto Viejo, Chile

         - La Serena, Chile

         - Easter Island, Chile

         - Valparaiso, Chile

         - Concepcion, Chile

         - Valdivia, Chile

         - Ancud, Chile

         - Quellon, Chile

         - END: Rio Grande, Argentina

4.   Chapter 2 - Southern Tip of South America to the Caribbean

         - START:  Rio Grande, Argentina

         - Port Stephens, Falkland Islands (UK)

         - Rio Gallegos, Argentina

         - Puerto Santa Cruz, Argentina

         - Puerto San Julian, Argentina

         - Puerto Deseado, Argentina

         - Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

         - Bahia Blanca, Argentina

         - Mar Del Plata, Argentina

         - Buenos Aires, Argentina

         - Montevideo, Uruguay

         - Florianopolis, Brazil

         - Santos, Brazil

         - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

         - Vitoria, Brazil

         - Porto Seguro, Brazil

         - Salvador, Brazil

         - Aracaju, Brazil

         - Maceio, Brazil

         - Recife, Brazil

         - Touros, Brazil

         - Fortaleza, Brazil

         - Jericoacoara Beach, Brazil

         - Sao Luis, Brazil

         - Belem, Brazil

         - Cayenne, French Guiana

         - END: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

5.   Chapter 3 - Exploring the Caribbean (~6,959 miles)

         - START: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

         - Crown Point, Tobago

         - Lance aux Epines, Grenada

         - Port Elizabeth, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

         - Bridgetown, Barbados

         - Castries, St. Lucia

         - Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique

         - Roseau, Dominica

         - Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

         - Anguilla

         - Christiansted, US Virgin Islands

         - Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

         - The Settlement, British Virgin Islands

         - Roadtown, British Virgin Islands

         - Coral Bay, US Virgin Islands

         - San Juan, Puerto Rico

         - Oranjestad, Aruba

         - Cartagena, Colombia

         - Colon, Panama

         - Limon, Costa Rica

         - Belize City, Belize

         - Cozumel, Mexico

         - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

         - Havana, Cuba

         - Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

         - Ochos Rios, Jamaica

         - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

         - Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

         - Nassau, Bahamas

         - Key West, Florida

         - END: Miami, Florida

6.   Chapter 4 - Up the Coast and Crossing the Atlantic (~4,625 miles)

         - START: Miami, Florida

         - Daytona Beach, Florida

         - St. Augustine, Florida

         - Savannah, Georgia

         - Charleston, South Carolina

         - St. George's, Bermuda

         - Ponta Delgada, Portugal

         - END: Porto, Portugal

7.   Chapter 5 - Visiting Northern Europe (~7,236 miles)

         - START: Porto, Portugal

         - A Coruna, Spain

         - Ribadesella, Spain

         - Santander, Spain

         - La Rochelle, France

         - Brest, France

         - Amsterdam, Netherlands

         - Bremerhaven, Germany

         - Esbjerg, Denmark

         - Oslo, Norway

         - Gothenburg, Sweden

         - Helsingborg, Sweden

         - Copenhagen, Denmark

         - Gdynia, Poland

         - Klaipeda, Lithuania

         - Riga, Latvia

         - Taillinn, Estonia

         - St. Petersburg, Russia

         - Helsinki, Finland

         - Stockholm, Sweden

         - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

         - Brest, France

         - Porto, Portugal

         -Lisbon, Portugal

         -END: Cadiz, Spain

8.   Chapter 6 - Exploring the Mediterranean (~6,969 miles)

         - START: Cadiz, Spain

         - Marbella, Spain

         - Cartagena, Spain

         - Ibiza, Spain

         - Palma, Spain

         - Valencia, Spain

         - Barcelona, Spain

         - Marseille, France

         - Nice, France

         - Genoa, Italy

         - Livorno, Italy

         - Fiumicino, Italy -> Rome

         - Naples, Italy -> Pompeii

         - Messina, Italy

         - Catania, Italy

         - Brindisi, Italy

         - Venice, Italy

         - Pula, Croatia

         - Budva, Montenegro

         - Sarande, Albania

         - Corfu, Greece

         - Athens, Greece

         - Bodrum, Turkey

         - Polis, Cyprus

         - Chania, Greece

         - Valletta, Malta

         - Algiers, Algeria

         - END: Casablanca, Morocco

A.   Sailing

          - Learn basics of sailing in Lake Dillon, Colorado

            - Learn advanced sailing on bigger boats with Christina's uncle in Mediterranean

            - Take sailing lessons on West Coast or Gulf Coast

            - Learning how to communicate via radio

B.   Diesel Engine Repair and Maintenance

C.   Electrical systems

            - Learn basic principles of electrical wiring and power

            - Practice creating electrical circuitry

D.   Navigation

            - Navigating with electronic navigation equipment

            - Navigating using stars, maps, and compass

IV.   LIFESTYLE SUSTAINABILITY

B.  Post-Voyage Income

13.  Chapter 12 - Japan to Hawaii

14. Chapter 12 - Hawaii to West Coast

9.  Chapter 7 - Sailing Around the Tip of Africa

The following is my current outline for achieving my goal of circumnavigating the globe in a sailboat.  This plan is as much a tool for me to keep organized and focused as it is a means for you to see where I am in terms of my preparation and progress.  As of January 7, 2017 I am at ground zero.  Any constructive commentary is much appreciated. Enjoy!

THE PLAN

I.   FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS