Atlantic Pilot Atlas by James Clarke

By James Clarke

The Atlantic Pilot Atlas provides a whole consultant to the elements of the North and South Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Now revised for the 5th version, it contains climate forecasting, worldwide warming and typhoon avoidance details in addition to wind and present charts, wave heights, tropical cyclone tracks and delivery routes. Any skipper considering an ocean crossing must be aware of what stipulations he's more likely to meet en course, to be able to plan a secure and cozy passage, and this ebook presents precisely what's needed.

40 particularly drawn color charts convey precise details at the winds, currents, gale frequencies, tough sea stipulations, storm tracks and instructed crusing routes for every month of the 12 months for most of these oceans.

'This is what each yachtsman considering a longer cruise wishes in a single book... No severe offshore bookshelf may be with no one.' Yachting Monthly

'Without doubt the main priceless advisor for someone making plans a Transatlantic voyage.' Ships & Ports

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Before ttle hUflicane season gets into lull swing. or in NO\'ember. when the risk diminishes. Yachts en loute to EurlJjH! will make ttleir passages in Mayor June. and those heading to me Caribbean are lihly to make the passage in November. llJda. Again. the Gulf Stream has to be crossed. 32 ROUTES FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO EUROPE. Passages from the Caribbean 10 Europe ire usually started in the spring or Nrly SOOImlll after a season in the West Indies. This passage tan be made llil Bermuda. BOO most yitchlS stop in the ruorn.

North 10 35CS, extending to about 420$ to the sOllth 01 S Africa. Visibility deteriorates with distance sDulll and east. "" ..................... -oI _ _ .......... IIl*d in _~"""'in 1(Nt-. 01 • k-. > wind &ee,,,,,.. _ < i I _ .... UOIII ~ " ' _ ........ tllon. M ..... s"""-""Ihe_""'_ .. / • . /' I " •I - r l I PILOT CHART -SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN - r • S . ATLANTIC JUNE JULY AUGUST SOUTH ATLANTIC SPRING (SEPTEMBER - SOUTH ATLANTIC WEATHER force 8 winds and o' -cr a<;OOUOl for 20% of obsC1"vations.

Off the west 00&1 of Spsin and Port ugal, from Cabo Finil;terre to Cabo Sao Vicente, the Portugal Current selS mO$r1y S. II il; howe... er influenced by the wind and may set in any d ireclion. ;Ct onsho~, especially as a rcsul t of gales from the W, when their ratc may reach 2 knots. Generally the rate of the Portugal Current is less than one knot throughout the year. The cu rrent beoomes more constant in a southerl~' direction from April 10 September , especially south of 4ifN; this isduc to the increased constancy of the N 'ly winds.

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