Expert, Schmexpert

Sailing. That’s what I want to talk to you about. ‘But I thought this was supposed to be a VC blog?’ It is. Just bear with me. I’ve always dreamt of sailing around the world. Some time ago I decided that was exactly what I would do. Other than occasionally joining a friend on his boat, I did not have a whole lot of experience. But I figured that shouldn’t be a problem. I bought a small but seaworthy sailing boat. It needed some work in order to be ready for serious ocean sailing. I had only a vague idea of what exactly needed to be done. No problem, I thought. It’s just a matter of involving an expert. I made an appointment with a boat builder. I had come across his name in one of the many ads he placed in sailing magazines. We met at his huge boat yard. All sorts of sailing boats were being serviced and built in the yard. I had obviously come to the right place. […]