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2/11/2020 6:10 am  #11

Re: Will's new book

Hi Will,
I have both of your books and they're great. I would vote for option #2.
Even though there isn't really a single resource on all the areas of navigation, I think that's a good thing. Covering everything would mean your book would be either huge or incomplete. This would put it firmly in the realm of reference books that you buy but don't read cover to cover, and there are enough of those in the genre. Secondly, it's good to have experts weigh in on different areas of expertise. For instance your book is excellent for Expedition, and David Burch's Modern Marine Weather is excellent for weather. I don't want one with both because the Expedition information changes quickly but the weather fundamentals don't. Lastly, navigators are a naturally curious bunch. It's okay for us to have to find the right resource for the right set of skills. 

There are a few topics in which there is a market gap, however. 
1) There's no good book summarizing strategy for a specific set of famous races. Something like, here are the climate conditions and tactics for the Transpac, Sydney-Hobart, Fastnet, Newport-Bermuta etc. 
2) There's no good book on oceanography and geology as it pertains to offshore navigation.  
3) I'd love a book of stories from someone like you, that chronicles your races, ups and downs, progressions, etc. 

Just my 2 cents and sorry for the long post.

Last edited by jweisbaum (2/11/2020 6:11 am)


2/11/2020 10:42 am  #12

Re: Will's new book

Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently working on an updated edition of the Modern Race Navigation with new chapters and all chapters updated. I have in mind a book like point one... just don't want to give ALL my secrets away yet. Book 3 is for retirement... :-)
Cheers, Will.


2/11/2020 12:08 pm  #13

Re: Will's new book

That's what I figured


2/13/2020 8:43 pm  #14

Re: Will's new book

#1, 2 and 3 all interest me!

I would like to see some real world case studies using Expedition application - eg how you/some other experienced users configure number boxes, and screen setup for example and the application usage, for example the type of useful communication/information conveyed to the helm.  What works, what doesn't or is information overload.
I see some time and distance calls on the Super Series in boat videos - would be good to break that down into the information, how it can be used and the impacts of using/not using or how it works - if that makes sense!!


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