ok thats great, so long as theres a manual for something its all about problem recognition =]
ill look up the bromsgrove boys and see about getting involved there, sounds like fun.
ill talk to a few of the other people planning on going on the expedition and see what they say about routes to use, ill make it very clear the suez is off limits though. seems the press wasnt overhyped =[
as neither of the capes are the best option for someone not used to sailing them panama
seems the best option but a long route
, quite a few test weekends should be in order and sounds like the best plan to get everyone used to the boat. also a chance for a cheek weekend away to visit a port somehwere...
once again thanks for all the info, ill repost when we have sorted out a few more details.