Sailing From Fife to Minorca
I'm writing a novel in which the main character is forced to sail a 29ft sloop from Fife, down the east coast of the UK and round to Minorca. Trouble is I know less about sailing than John Prescott knows about walking past a pie shop!
What I think I need is either a good book describing this or a similar voyage or a video/DVD of that voyage.
Please don't ask me to get into a boat and do any sailing. I can't swim and I don't have the time.
I have done a bit of reading and know something about sailboats (keel, jib, painter, draught, tacking - see?) but what I lack is the experience which, of course, will need to be second-hand.
Can anyone recommend a good book or DVD?