Your First Atlantic Crossing: A Planning Guide for Passagemakers
by Weatheritt, Les
4th ed. This experienced cruiser’s insights can help first-time passagemakers answer key questions. Weatheritt shares the social and nautical realities of fitting out, the comfort that detailed planning brings, the frequency of impulsive decisions, the realities of life with a crew, the challenges of unexpected gales and calms, and the life-or-death decision to keep a watch. His crossing begins in the U.K. and he also includes tips on cruising the Caribbean.