Notable New Books: Ocean Passages and Landfalls

Ocean Passages and Landfalls – Cruising Routes of the World

By Rod Heikell and Andy O’Grady

Experienced voyagers Rod Heikell and Andy O’Grady teamed up to produce this comprehensive guide to the world’s weather patterns as they affect the major cruising routes.

Chapters include descriptions and diagrams of a geographic area’s prevailing winds, gale and tropical storm conditions, currents, and ice, along with seasonal variations. Part weather guide, part pilot chart, part cruising guide, the book, despite its relative slimness, is all-inclusive and would seem an essential publication for those considering long voyages.

Ocean Passages and Landfalls includes entry information on numerous countries’ major ports – with color charts for each. This book has no equal.

Published by the British house Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson,, the book also is available from certain U.S. distributors; 208 pages;

By Ocean Navigator