Although the main intent of the book is to prepare the North American sailor for his or her first crossing of the Atlantic, the book is so exhaustive in its coverage that it will help the bluewater sailor learn how to cross any ocean in the world. Covering prevailing winds, the author deals with suitable starting points on the East Coast and covers the most popular destination sites in Europe. Several appendices provide additional useful information. Paperback. 314 pgs. 2006.