I am new to this forum and to sailing. I am, however, conducting research for an adventure book with a chapter on sailing around the world and was wondering if I might be able to get some help? I hope this is an appropriate place to ask.
The book I'm writing is a collection of beginner's guides to different expeditions like crossing a desert or skiing to the South Pole. For each chapter, I've been collecting "top tips" from well-known expeditioners. But with sailing, there seems to be such a great community of people sharing information that I thought I might try asking for tips here instead...
If you'd be willing to help, please answer one or more of the questions below. If appropriate, I would then pick some of the best ones and include them as recommendations in my book, credited accordingly:
1. What one item would you recommend someone taking that they might not otherwise have thought of?
2. What would be your one "top tip" for someone considering their first big cruising trip?
3. What one resource would you recommend (e.g. book, website, organisation or piece of software - CruisersForum is already listed!)?
(If you leave your name, boat name and/or website then I will credit you in the book. Or just say otherwise if you'd rather not be mentioned. If you include an email address too then I can run anything by you before it's printed and let you know when the book is out.)
I hope this is an OK thing to ask and not too obscure!
Many thanks for your time.
P.S. If it's of interest then you can read more about the book on my website at How To Get To The North Pole | Book by Tim Moss | The Next Challenge