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Atlantic Crossing

Atlantic Ocean East

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Caribbean Sea

China Sea


Indian Ocean

Java Sea

Malay Archipelago


Pacific Crossing

Pacific Ocean East

Pacific Ocean South

Pacific Ocean West

Red Sea

Tasman Sea

Timor Sea


For questions and answers on routing matters not covered by World Cruising Routes and other books.

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Atlantic Tides
A useful explanation of the tides of the Atlantic Ocean, by Martin Northey of the Iberian Sea School.
Ocean current data for passages
Ocean currents are a significant factor when planning an Ocean passage, and if researched properly can be used to your benefit. In this report by circumnavigators SY Totem, they outline the considerations for a passage from Madagascar to South Africa and the resources they used.

Netherlands to Spain - Marina Prices 2014

Crossing Canada and Voyaging Down the St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia

Sailing back to Australia from SE Asia

Cruising Notes from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Trinidad, West Indies

Advice needed on Route from Adriatic to Pacific and Type of Yacht

My First Atlantic Crossing

From the Chesapeake to Lake Ontario, via the Hudson River

Mexico to Hawaii

El Niño (and La Niña) Advisory
Updated once a month (2nd Thursday of each month) this gives excellent information about the current conditions, past history and future predictions. A site to watch.
How to sail across the Atlantic
This section of Yachting World's website has lots of information on planning and making an Atlantic crossing, from choosing a boat to provisioning.
Indonesia to Australia
Cruising in Company
Page on the Sail Indonesia website where boats returning from Indonesia to Australia can post their details if the wish to meet up with other yachts doing the same thing.
Share Maxsea Track Files
Share tracks with other cruisers. Helpful in determining approaches and anchorages as well as avoiding uncharted low-water areas. Interesting to see how others have approached long passages.
Share Worldwide Tracks
Library of tracks by cruising sailors for well-known routes but also San Blas; Galapagos; Tuamotus; French Polynesia; Suwarrow; Philippines; Maldives; Chagos; Seychelles and Red Sea. Started November 2011.
Wind Prediction
It has some holes in the pacific regions but overall provides good routing information.
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