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Atlantic Ocean East to West: Ascension to Barbados
Useful passage notes part I, II & III from SV Totem (March/April 2016).
Atlantic Tides
A useful explanation of the tides of the Atlantic Ocean, by Martin Northey of the Iberian Sea School.

Atlantic Islands

On Passage from Canary Islands to Cape Verdes: Attempted Boarding off W Sahara - November 2016

Passage Notes: Namibia to St Helena

Unknown Crew on passage? A word of warning...

Garbage Disposal at Sea and in the Eastern Caribbean

Turkey to Barbados in One Season

An Atlantic crossing from Gomera (Canary Islands) to Tobago (Caribbean)

Nova Scotia, Halifax to Azores

Caribbean, Cape Town, Seychelles

Toronto to the Mediterranean

Caribbean to West Africa

Azores to Jacksonville, Florida

Caribbean, St. Martin to Azores in May

Azores to Bermuda to USA, Rhode Island

USA, Florida to Cape Town, South Africa

Winter crossing of the South Atlantic

South Africa, Cape Town to Rio de La Plata, Argentina

Turkey to US East Coast

15 things you should know when planning an Atlantic crossing
Posted September 2016.
By Yachting World Magazine.
How to Sail an Atlantic Circuit
Sam and Alexandra Fortescue share the knowledge and experience they gained on a one-year Atlantic circuit from the UK to the Caribbean, and back home via New York with Yachting Monthly magazine.
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.
Ocean-bound – experienced skippers offer their advice on Atlantic crossing preparation
26 November, 2015
Crossing the Atlantic is a huge endeavour, requiring careful preparation. Yachting World Editor Elaine Bunting gets some advice from skippers who between them have logged more than 45 crossings.
Offshore weather planning: the options for receiving weather data at sea
July 2015
Sailing weather expert Chris Tibbs is off on a round the world cruise. He explains the options for receiving weather data at sea and reveals what he will be using.
Preparing your boat for Ocean Cruising
December 2015.
Meteorologist, navigator and ARC safety inspector Chris Tibbs and his wife, Helen, are going round the world, starting with the ARC. He describes how he prepared his yacht.
Sailing the Atlantic
Posted July 2016.
Set up by cruising sailors with over 100,000 ocean miles in a small sail boat, over 20 Atlantic Passages and more than 40 years experience in boat handling, in all weather conditions. Includes a comprehensive guide to services, suppliers and professionals in Las Palmas Marina, Gran Canaria plus info. on routing, weather, what boat, equipment, provisioning, seamanship, boat handling and more.
Taking the northerly route across the Atlantic; YW meteorologist explains
Posted October 2015.
Meteorologist Chris Tibbs deconstructs the ARC-winning northerly route across the Atlantic and explains why it comes with a caution for cruisers. From www.yachtingworld.com.
USA, Maine to Scotland: How not to cross the Atlantic
The crew of SY Elanor set out for a TransAtlantic voyage, but bad weather, bad luck and a bad feeling taught them exactly how not to cross the pond. A 2 part report by Cruising World Magazine.
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Transatlantic: Sailing out and shipping home with Peters & May in record style

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North Atlantic Storm: Yachts dismasted and sunk in the OSTAR and TWOSTAR shorthanded transaltantic race

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Yacht Transport by Peters & May: Caribbean to Mediterranean, USA East Coast & Northern Europe

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Atlantic Rescue: Coast Guard Rescues Austrian Boater From Life Raft

Atlantic Rescue: Coast Guard Rescues Austrian Boater From Life Raft  (08 Feb 2017)

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Team Brunel sail in to Saint Lucia to set a new ARC Course Record

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Caribbean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links

Caribbean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links  (22 Oct 2015)

Atlantic Ocean - The Sargassum Phenomenon is a Serious Issue for Atlantic sailors

Atlantic Ocean - The Sargassum Phenomenon is a Serious Issue for Atlantic sailors  (20 Sep 2015)

Quiet forecast for Atlantic hurricanes

Quiet forecast for Atlantic hurricanes  (05 Aug 2015)

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Cheeki Rafiki Accident Report Points to Keel Detachment   (30 Apr 2015)

ARC 2014: ARC Start Delayed

ARC 2014: ARC Start Delayed  (22 Nov 2014)

ARC 2014: Exceptional interest for the world's most popular rally

ARC 2014: Exceptional interest for the world's most popular rally   (25 Jun 2014)

El Nino on the way

El Nino on the way  (18 Jun 2014)

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Missing yacht: Search called off for British sailors after US Navy finds Cheeki Rafiki's life raft was not used  (23 May 2014)

Mid-Atlantic: Four British yachtsmen missing - Debris Sighted

Mid-Atlantic: Four British yachtsmen missing - Debris Sighted  (22 May 2014)

Ocean adventures: ARC Europe and ARC USA set sail

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Mid-Atlantic: Crew of Yacht 'Blue Pearl' Rescued from a Life Raft

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TransAtlantic, Tenerife to Barbados: Boat of missing Dutch sailor found, but no sign of skipper

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Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: The first edition of ARC+ comes to a close

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The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The 28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria  (25 Nov 2013)

ARC 2013: Club Racing Across the Atlantic

ARC 2013: Club Racing Across the Atlantic  (15 Nov 2013)

TransAtlantic Rally: The first ARC+ sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

TransAtlantic Rally: The first ARC+ sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria  (12 Nov 2013)

ARC 2013 - Rally Preview

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North Atlantic Radio Net: Herb Hilgenberg has Retired

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NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

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Atlantic: Jimmy Cornell launches new transatlantic rally  (07 May 2013)

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Rescued at sea for the second time in four months  (27 Mar 2013)