A comprehensive guide for anyone planning an Atlantic crossing. This book is aimed primarily at those contemplating their first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean but also reminds us all of the fundamental issues involved in ocean crossing. This seventh edition results from many years of accumulating knowledge and provides port information for the major destinations around the Atlantic circuit.We call it 'The Pond', yet the Atlantic Ocean covers one fifth of the surface of our planet and one third of its surface area of water. It is still a mighty big pond to cross! Realising the dream of an Atlantic crossing remains a challenge but the rewards are many and lifelong.The Atlantic Crossing Guide is well established as the standard reference for anyone planning an Atlantic voyage, whether via the trade wind route to the Caribbean or to Europe from the United States. The better prepared you are the greater your chances of success. Packed full of the collective wisdom of cruising sailors over four decades, this new edition has been updated to include advice on :PREPARATIONS· suitable boats, including considerations of hull integrity· equipment and maintenance· advances in navigation and communications systems· access to weather and routeing information· the balance of power input and usage· planning for hurricane season· risk management · crew harmony and health· provisioningPASSAGE PLANNING · Atlantic weather systems, including tropical waves and hurricanes· common routes and timings across the Atlantic · seasonal cruising along bordering coasts and within Atlantic island groups· fog and ice in the higher latitudes· key landfalls'A fantastic amount of information' Yachting Monthly
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