Right, here's a topic for all you deep sea sailors;
Say that someone was bent on the idea of crossing the Atlantic Ocean
to America and return straigt away. He starts from Scandinavia and has decided to go north of the British isles. His scandinavian home port might be iced in until early march (there might be ways around this) and he is aware of the hurricane
season so he realizes that he is pressed for time. Still he wants to complete this journey before he gets to old and to lazy. On this particular journey he is not concerned with destinations and experiencing places - he wants to do it as someone climbs a mountaintop, for the challenge and the experience. He has a good boat that he knows well and that is sturdy and uncomplicated and he has sailed it in blue water
before, only not the Atlantic.
Reaching any point in the Americas, from Maine
to the Carribbean, will do for him and conclude his feat. He wants to minimize the risk of fog
, icebergs and hurricanes. He and his boat are quite happy sailing upwind if need be.
He will listen, with interest, to expressed opinions about what other people think he should do instead of this, but will treasure more concrete and practical suggestions for his actual plan.
Now say that person is you, and this childish and obnoxious idea was yours, whether you like it or not, which port would you aim for, which route
would you take and how would you scedule your crossing.