The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

Managing Ocean Currents

I have written a lot about weather up to this point in the book, but in many cases routing for the combination of the prevailing weather and any current or tide can be the most important contributor to a comfortable and safe passage. In this chapter I look at a real passage across the Gulfstream and discuss what to look for and how to react, information that will help you in any ocean with currents.