The Atlantic Crossing Guide 7th edition: RCC Pilotage Foundation

The Atlantic Crossing Guide 7th edition: RCC Pilotage Foundation

by Jane Russell

Hardcover(7th ed.)

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The Atlantic Crossing Guide, expanded and refreshed in its 7th edition for a new generation of Atlantic cruisers, is the well-established and definitive reference, relied upon by thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions.

It is packed with information and collective wisdom of cruising sailors from over four decades, this edition includes updated advice on:


- 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

- Provisioning


- 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

The comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472947666
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Edition description: 7th ed.
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jane Russell trained as a research biologist and taught science before undertaking a 5-year circumnavigation, via Panama and Suez. More recently she and her husband took their two children on a 15-month return voyage down the Atlantic coast and around the Western Mediterranean. She has worked for the RCC Pilotage Foundation since 2007 and is their current Editor-in-Chief. She was the author of the 6th edition of The Atlantic Crossing Guide.

The Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation was founded in 1976 with the objective of advancing “the education of the public in the science and practice of navigation.” Its members write—and keep continually updated—pilot books covering many different parts of the world.

Table of Contents

1 Thinking it through

2 Preparing the boat

3 Creating a home from home

4 Navigation and communications

5 A happy ship

6 Keeping healthy

7 Dealing with risk

8 Protocol and paperwork

9 Atlantic weather, currents and route timing

10 The Atlantic coast of Europe

11 Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic coast of Morocco to Madeira and The Canaries

12 Cape Verde Islands, Senegal and The Gambia

13 Atlantic Ocean - Trade Wind Routes

14 Landfalls in the Caribbean

15 Routes across the Caribbean and landfall in Panama

16 The Caribbean Islands to Florida

17 Landfalls on the Atlantic coast of the USA - including entrances into the Intracoastal Waterway

18 Passages in the middle latitudes of the North Atlantic - including landfalls in Bermuda and the Azores

19 Passages and landfalls in the higher latitudes of the North Atlantic

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