This book really needs no introduction – it has been a successful book going into five editions since I first published it in 1983. It was the first book ever to be written from scratch by the RCC Pilotage Foundation. Books that last this long have got to have something good going for them. It is a highly practical book crammed with seriously useful information on timing, suitability of boats, routes, communications, provisioning, weather, hurricanes, currents, port facilities and clearance, but it is also a wonderful book for dreamers who think that one day they might cross the Atlantic in their own boat. This new edition has been revised by John Lawson, who has written or revised a number of other RCC Pilotage Foundation titles. 150 colour illustrations/photos. Hb. 240pp.