Pacific Crossing Guide.
RCC Pilotage Foundation.
By Ros Hogbin, Michael Pocock.
3rd edition 2016
The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers. A comprehensive reference.
Part 1 covers thorough preparation for a Pacific Crossing.
Part 2 covers Pacific weather patterns, major routes and landfall ports and has useful website links throughout. Sections on rallies, coral atols and atol navigation, cyclone season and laying up, use of electronic charts, satellite phones v VHF radio, ongoing maintenance, Pacific festivals.
Hb. 297x210mm 224pp 75 colour maps. 40 photos