well i have just been on my boat for 16days total distance 500 miles
motor has run for 60 hours , so about 165 miles sailing ,150 miles motor
sailing .and the rest motoring . 3 days using the boat as a hotel while a storm
blew out (in Copenhagen ,must be the best bolt hole ever) Not the sort of long
sailing we had hoped for ...BUT was this proper sailing ??????
This sounds very much like my summer trip, except mine was about 700 miles in 24 days. Unfortunately I had no more sailing miles than you. Most of my extra ones were motor sailing. I didn't get toantywhere as exotic as Copenhagen - my 3 days weatherbound was in Dover.
So next year the plan is for less miles, but more sailing.
As for proper sailing, I agree it's whatever takes your fancy. Improper sailing is the motorboaters who buzz close past you at 30 knots with not a care for the wash they produce.
You are not sailing until you "set sail". You cannot set sail by pressing a starter button. Motor sailing may be sailing, but it beats me how anyone can get any feeling of union with the planet (my idea of a proper sail) by burning more of the fossil fuel that we so assiduously destroy during our working lives.