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Author: RCC Pilotage Foundation,Philip Allen,Anne Hammick,Gavin McLaren
ISBN: 0713648392
Pages: 232 pages
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical; 4th edition (September 30, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Transportation
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e-Book The Atlantic Crossing Guide epub download

by RCC Pilotage Foundation,Philip Allen,Anne Hammick,Gavin McLaren

The RCC Pilotage Foundation 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. Series: Rcc Pilotage Foundation.

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Anne Hammick, Gavin McLaren, John Lawson. The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat.

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Title: The Atlantic Crossing Guide, Author: Bloomsbury Publishing, Name: The Atlantic Crossing Guide, Length: 42 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2017-12-01. RCC Pilotage Foundation The RCC Pilotage Foundation was formed as an independent charity in 1976, supported by a gift and permanent endowment made to the Royal Cruising Club by Dr Fred Ellis. The Foundation’s charitable objective is ‘to advance the education of the public in the science and practice of navigation’.

ISBN 13: 9780713660753. Anne Hammick; Gavin McLaren.

From deciding which route to take, to what time of year would be best to cross, The Atlantic Crossing Guide answers you need to know about: - Choosing and equipping a boat - Route planning, provisioning - Navigation and safety - Landfalls and port details - Details of winds and currents and a great deal more.

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A reference book for all those planning an Atlantic passage. It provides information from choosing and equipping a suitable boat, route planning, provisioning, navigation, safety, landfalls, port details and suggested pilot books. It also includes regional weather information, details of ocean winds and currents, and advice on formalities to be completed on arrival in each country. Prospective transatlantic voyagers find advice on the recommended routes to take; the best times of the year to cross; what extra equipment should be fitted; what stores should be taken; and what the facilities are at the destinations. It includes updated information on new harbours, electronic navigation and communications.
Just one quarter of one page (out of 230 pages) is devoted to theAtlantic crossing from the USA or Canada to Europe (a whole page tocoming back). If this book was named "Pilot to Harbours of theAtlantic" or "General preparations for long term cruising" each of which takes a third of the book I would not feel cheated. As a yachtsman I am told what I already know and left with my original questions about Atlantic crossings.
The stilted English prose in which it is written will not demean itself by stooping to detail. What temperature ranges am I going to experience on the Northern route in May/Sept? 10 F, 70F? How cold is it at night? Do I need thermal gear? There are currents; I knew that, but how strong are they in knots on the different routes? Then I know whether to waste time finding them. What sort of wave heights? In a one month crossing period how many gales are typical? How often are windstrengths typically higher than that? How frequently are breaking seas encountered? How do people cope being covered with salt if they can't spare the fresh water to wash it off? How many boats make this trip annually? How many don't make it?
The book is stuffed with generalisations: "If starting from a Northern area waterproof clothing will probably be in daily use at sea. Once the tropics are reached this clothing may be put away for several months, but will be needed again on approaching home waters". Never! Really? . . . Don't the authors credit us with enough intelligence to work that out all on our own?
"A telephone credit card ... will be universally accepted." This info would be useful if there were more call boxes in the Mid Atlantic. How about less information on life ashore and some information about the crossing?
Two autopilots are good; I knew that, but why oh why is it so demeaning to mention a few reliable brand names and contact information? A towing generator will provide enough power for an autopilot. Wonderful news. Where can I get one? Who makes them? I know I have absolutely no chance of you condescending to tell me how much they cost at the time of publication, as you studiously avoid all such sordid details.
Communications - will my transistor radio pick up broadcasts the whole way across? Will I get Radio 4 or does it have to be the BBC World Service? On what frequencies? Whats the difference between AM and MW and which do I need? Or should I throw the tranny overboard for this trip? I know VHF can do about 25 miles; that's a diameter of 50 miles. Are there enough ships out there that most days I am going to be in contact with someone (and will they obligingly send a message home) or must I forget the VHF too? You mention SSB/HF radio. Is there a difference? Must I have one? Could you, just once, stoop to a recommendation as to which to buy? Are they the same price? How much? Are they both equally trivial to install? Please tell me, step by step, what is the very best way to get the info to avoid really bad weather on my Atlantic crossing, or isn't there one?
Why spend so much time stating the obvious? So many paragraphs begin that way: "Yachts may have VHF; HF/MF or satellite transmitters as well as EPIPRBs" Yes, we know that, but what should we have for an Atlantic crossing, in priority order? (Does anyone make an EPIRB that can broadcast a cancel signal?)
Standard product manual phrases are trotted out everywhere: "A conventional liferaft will need servicing by an approved centre before departure and at intervals throughout a longer cruise". We can read the manual ourselves. Where? Typical turnaround time and cost? would be a little more useful.
You mention the 23 footer Zeewind of Poole sailed transatlantic single handed: what are the mental and physical effects of the confinement and solitude? Do all crew members cope on larger yachts or can't some take it?
Yes there is good "coastal" information in the book. It's a great relief to be told that when I get to Europe, the VAT police won't seize my boat until they extort 17.5% of its value, because its pre - 1985.
The book is written essay style, instead of the step by step, priorities and checklist info you need.
Its all very well for Eric Hiscock to write a glowing Introduction. With his experience he's going to get there if this book was a tale of Wuthering Heights. He knows all the stuff the rest of us are still left trying to find out.
Perhaps this book is a literary masterpiece. It's scrupulous attention to the detail of the cold and detached third person singular and plural may be excellent.
Perhaps it is a legal masterpiece, as, where possible, it carefully avoids giving advice, opinions or recommendations.
An Atlantic Crossing Guide it is not.
very usefull if you planed to cross the Atlantic sea
a must have if you are sailing around the world
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With Noonsite and other excellent websites guide books are going to be a lost art. However the Atlantic Crossing Guide is the best book for all of us who are planning and then doing a transat as we did three times on our Ovni 35.
Essential guide to approach Atlantic Islands. Comprehensive information about landfalls