The Atlantic Pilot Atlas provides a complete guide to the weather of the North and South Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Now revised for the fifth edition, it includes weather forecasting, global warming and hurricane avoidance information as well as wind and current charts, wave heights, tropical cyclone tracks and shipping routes. Any skipper contemplating an ocean crossing needs to know what conditions he is likely to meet en route, in order to plan a safe and comfortable passage, and this book provides exactly what is needed. 40 specially drawn color charts show detailed information on the winds, currents, gale frequencies, rough sea conditions, hurricane tracks and recommended sailing routes for each month of the year for all these oceans.
James Clarke is an Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor. During his circumnavigation, he recognized the need for an easily accessible routeing guide that contained everything sailors would need to know to sail the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean at any time of the year. The Atlantic Pilot Atlas is the result of his painstaking work to compile such a reference.