How To Cross an Ocean


Setting sail for land across the horizon may sound like a dream, literally sailing as far as the ocean is wide! But how does one go about preparing and then actually sailing across an ocean? 

The short answer is, it's easy so don't worry about it. The long answer will be discussed in the next few posts.

To sail across an ocean, you need five things: 

  1. Sails and Rigging
  2. Steering
  3. Navigation
  4. Fresh Water
  5. Time

Sure, things like food and a dry place to sleep are nice, but you don't need it to cross an ocean! It is very important to set apart two lists, one is everything you think you need, and identify these as "Nice to have" and then another list which is these five items identified as "Need to have". Once you figure out the difference between these two lists, everything will become clear and easy! 

Now, this list doesn't include things like food or sun protection, I know, but the truth is, you don't need these items to sail across an ocean. The longer the list, the more complicated everything becomes and the harder the it will be to cross the ocean. 


The smaller you keep the list, the easier your crossing will be, even though it might not be as comfortable! The truth is, easier is more comfortable!