Choosing the right boat and equipment for the voyage planned within budget limitations. Size, design and outfitting (re-fitting) for blue water - rigs and sails: anchors, rodes and anchoring techniques; dinghies and life rafts; electrical systems and power management; engines and fuels. Weather and routing considerations when planning, charts & guide books; accessing weather and communication options; cruising costs and money management; insurance, boat and medical; safety equipment and strategies to practise; comfort; stowage, spares and tools; kids and pets. Setting the date to leave the dock
Liza is a lifelong sailor, both cruising and racing. After marrying Andy aboard the classic Yacht Ticonderoga they explored the world, including a 6-year circumnavigation with their three children. Bagheera has now taken them 124,000 n.m to 114 countries.Liza is the award winning, best selling author of 4 cruising narratives Just, Still and Comfortable Cruising. Cruising for Cowards, co-authored with Andy , is their current, practical and technical A-Z for cruisers whether coastal cruising or offshore. Liza writes for many yachting magazines, and presents at major boat shows and organizations in Canada, the U.S. and UK. When not travelling the world she loves life in Vancouver B.C.