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modusvivendi 03-06-2001 02:32 PM

North Atlantic Crossing
 
Hi,

For a very long time; I have this dream in mind of crossing the North Atlantic. I would like to learn about it. Does anyone have stories, experience to share with me? How do we prepare? What is the best reading, how much of a boat investment does it require. etc.
I know about sailing and the basic of navigation. Where should I start? Please help ... thanks and I look forward to your replies.

Richard Racette

kimberlite 03-06-2001 07:41 PM

North Atlantic Crossing
 
what boat do you own?
do you know of offshore passage opportunities?
eric

modusvivendi 03-09-2001 01:26 PM

North Atlantic Crossing
 
Not the right type of boat at the moment. I just have a light displacement 27C&C and cruise around Lake Ont. I am thinking about the future plans. I am just new to reading article about Atlantic passage, and want to learn about it.

paulk 03-12-2001 03:35 AM

North Atlantic Crossing
 
Read "Adrift". About a guy who knew what he was doing and came out alive. Compare to "Airborne", about a guy who can buy his way out of any problem. Figure out where you fit and have fun.

SHIMSHON 03-14-2001 06:53 AM

North Atlantic Crossing
 
START BY READING AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. TAKE A COURSE IN CELESTIAL NAVIGATION. GET YOURSELF A COPY OF THE ATLAS OF PILOT CHARTS FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC ($32 FROM LANDFALL NAVIGATION)--INCRDEIBLE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION. SEE IF YOU CAN SECURE A CREW POSITION ON AN OFFSHORE BOAT. GOOD LUCK!!


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