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Not to bring us all back on point, but I''ve got some strong recommendations for research. If you''re both educators, then I imagine you are looking to rifle through as much solid information as I am.
The aforementioned "Sensible Cruising" book is definitely a must, as is Jim Trefethen''s "The Cruising Life" and if your book budget plump, grab Liza and Andy Copeland''s "Cruising for Cowards". These books are great foundation-builders and will give you direction on other areas you will want to study.
My personal favorite source over the past year or so has been the weekly logs of Ithaka. The editor of Cruising World opted to go cruising with her husband, and they have written and posted online their log which started with their decision through to preparation, launch, and adventures under sail. It''s a real-life window into one couple''s experience, and I urge you to start at the beginning and work your way to the present.
The log is broken into two pieces (Cruising World updated their web site along the way, leaving 70 or so logs behind), but you can still see them all. First, go here:
When you are done there, go to:
[you''ll have to reconstruct that web address, above, as it is wrapping]
And, well, once you are hooked you''ll find the rest on Cruising World''s site.
''Hope this helps you and anyone else reading along.