Now including links to a free app..
This is the complete original Atlas of Pilot Charts + Also now included is 10 year wind & weather information collected by NASA satellites. This is modern latest data. Highly useful for planning boating passages.
Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights, ice limits, visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year.
The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions.
Few sources of information are more important to offshore sailors than a pilot chart -- and they are fascinating to study even if you never go five miles from port. In essence, they contain frequency and strength of wind from every direction, month by month, for every 5º square of every ocean. Their data are the result of hundreds of years of observation by mariners. Each atlas contains a pilot chart for every month of the year.
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About the Author
Twice Around-the-World + 4 times across the Med.
Alan Phillips did his first circumnavigation in a boat called "Scorpio "starting in 1980. His next circumnavigation commenced in 1992 onboard "Wallaby Creek ". This voyage lasted 15 years.
He has also done a two year passage to China via Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Philippines etc.
His is Australian and has circumnavigated Australia and done numerous passages out into the Pacific Ocean from Australia, including seven times into Papua New Guinea and six times across the China Sea.
After 25 years and 100,000 nautical miles of ocean cruising he is one of the most experience cruising sailors on earth.