I'm going to start using this sailing blog thing a bit more, so feel free to add it to your list if that's the sort of thing that floats your boat (bad sailing pun there).
So I have formed a plan to finish work at the end of next year (2013) and set off on a big sailing adventure. That's nearly 2 years away and although that might sound like a long time, there is an almost endless list of things to do before going anywhere.
Chiara Stella is now a registered Australian Ship (O.N. 859995) with an MMSI (503518300) which means that it's now legally able to sail the high seas and check in at foreign ports (without the Australian ship registration it could sail but not leave Australian or international waters). That took about 3 months to get sorted out, and was the first in a long list of things that needed doing.
More on the rest later.