Your First Atlantic Crossing

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Your First Atlantic Crossing : A Planning Guide for Passagemakers

By Les Weatheritt

4th Edition 2014

Insights into the social as well as nautical reality of preparing the boat, the comfort of having highly detailed plans, the inside story of life with a crew, coping with unexpected gales and calms, the live-or-die decision to keep watches or not and the ports of call from Spain to Tobago via the Atlantic islands and West Africa. Includes information on: - types of boat, anchoring, sleep and watch keeping - weather and climate, and the impact of Atlantic weather systems on timings and conditions of crossings - latest developments in technology (navigation, self steering, equipment) - alternatives to the standard routes across - sailing back from the US to the UK.

Pb. 288pp 244x172pp 55 Colour photographs, 31 colour maps and illustrations

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