G'day from Bribane, Australia! I'm an upstate-New Yorker who grew up in the Fingerlakes, so I at least know how to drive a motorboat, but I'm afraid I never learned to sail. I'm writing this post as I watch gorgeous cruisers and yachts sail by my apartment on the Brisbane
River. I am seeking knowledge and will have specific questions about sailing in the Pacific, to inform a work of fiction that I'm writing, set in Hawaii
(specifically, Kauai), but also involving Australian and New Zealand
I'll save my questions for the general forum, but I just wanted to say hello and that I'd really appreciate any help from anyone who cares to answer my questions, as hopelessly naive as they may be. If you're wondering about the legitimacy of my project
, I already have an acclaimed editor signed on who says I have a "billion percent" chance of publishing. An exaggeration, of course, but as I work on completing the book, I hope to furnish it with more authentic detail, especially for these areas where I'm in over my head
. If any of you can help me, I'll be thrilled and most grateful.