PREVAILING WINDS AND CURRENTS
The Atlantic Ocean could not have been home to Atlantis 11,500 years ago, but it could have been a sea-way, a virtual conveyor belt to the lost continent. It is far easier to sail across the Atlantic from Iberia to the Americas under steady winds and a favouring current than it is to sail even half that distance in the Mediterranean where currents are tricky and winds can blow hard from any direction and then dissipate into a sailors nightmare a complete calm.
Atlantis in America Navigators of the Ancient World
by Ivar Zapp and George Ericson