Some people dream of taking an adventure across the ocean. With some planning and foresight, an oceanic sailing trip doesn’t have to be scary and dangerous. Keep a clear list of mooring locations for when and where you’ll stop. Stay flexible no matter how determined you are to plan ahead, because the ocean and weather have their own ideas about timing. Make sure your budget can support such an adventure. Be careful about building plenty of overhead into your minimum levels of needed electricity aboard ship, and make sure you’ve educated yourself on how to sail effectively. And finally, bring some friends or other hands to pitch in on the boat.
- Plan ahead for where and how you’ll moor when the time comes, to capitalize on good weather or locations.
- Remember to stay flexible, because water and weather often have their own ideas about what will happen during ocean travel.
- Educate yourself on proper operation of your boat, and make sure to bring a few friends or other crew along to pitch in during the trip.
“Organization when planning a sailing adventure is necessary. Not only do you have to watch the weather, but you also need to be aware of where and when you can moor your vessel as well as making sure you have enough provisions.”