The Pacific Crossing Guide, 3rd Edition

By Kitty Van Hagen

The Definitive Guide to Crossing the Planet's Largest Ocean

The Pacific Crossing Guide has guided thousands of mariners across the wide Pacific. Now in its third edition, this trusted classic provides the latest on major routes, piloting information for hundreds of ports and approaches, as well as the latest on rallies, atoll navigation, and Pacific festivals you don't want to miss. The challenges of modern weather patterns (el Nino and la Nina), the unique aspects of Pacific weather, updated communications, and the latest country clearing in steps are explored in depth, as well as vessel stability, current and wind patterns unique to the Pacific, the largest body of water on the planet. Written under the watchful of the RCC Pilotage Foundation, the Pacific Crossing Guide is the definitive word on the best routes and seasons to tackle this ultimate sailing challenge.

Extensively illustrated with Navionics harbor charts, and all important mileage charts and routes maps, this is both a hardcore planning guide and a gorgeous dreamer's bible. The whole Pacific is at your fingertips in this updated edition. Dream of your landfall in Fiji and or a cruise around New Zealand. You'll also discover access to hundreds of cruising websites and online cruising guides to further help plan your life on the Pacific. Web links to the best sources for Pacific weather are also included. This edition also features the voices of others who have lived out their dreams and share their experiences, like the Hylas 46 owner who addresses the cyclone season on Vanuatu.

Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation oversees the publication and release of cruising materials, helping sailors and cruisers passage safely all over the globe. Kitty van Hagen has sailed over 60,000 miles in the 15 years she has been cruising the Pacific.