hehe - the ocean is not for sissies.
But I won't do any crewing, that sucks for me. I gonna make a jumpstart, just set sails and start without much experience.
I just keep reading lots of books about sailing before i start and learn how to communicate with radio singnals.
As long as you watch the weatherforecast to avoid hurricanes and dont crush on a cliff, there is nothing bad that could happen.
But steel boats like pic related would even survive cliff crashs.