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World Cruising Routes
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World Cruising Routes

  • Author: Jimmy Cornell
  • Over 1,000 Sailing Routes Across the World's Oceans
  • Format: Flex Cover, Pages: 616, Published: April 2014, Edition: 7th
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    • Described as the bible of cruising sailors, World Cruising Routes is the definitive reference book for long-distance navigators
    • This totally revised and updated edition has drawn on the latest weather information available to provide the most comprehensive aid to planning a safe voyage to any part of the world
    • Over 1000 sailing routes in all the oceans of the world, from the tropics to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, it contains essential information on winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather as well as optimum times for individual passages
    • Geared specifically to the needs of offshore navigators, this comprehensive guide contains all the necessary information for planning a passage in any of the world's oceans
    • This seventh edition assesses the consequences of climate change on sailing routes and provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual passages
    • Much of the information contained in the book was gathered during the author's three circumnavigations
    • It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a voyage anywhere in the world
    • This is a companion volume to both World Voyage Planner , which offers invaluable planning strategies and advice on long-distance voyaging, as well as World Cruising Destinations , which gives practical information on all the maritime nations of the world with details of their main cruising attractions, climate, formalities, marinas, repair facilities, charter operators, cruising guides and web sites
    • To ease the task of worldwide voyage planning, C-Planner, a route planning application conceived by Ivan and Jimmy Cornell, has been designed as a companion to this edition of World Cruising Routes
    • Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1987, offshore navigation has undergone a number of major changes, and this new edition has been thoroughly revised to meet the requirements and expectations of the current generation of offshore sailors
    • Some of the most important changes have been dictated by the effects of climate change on global weather and the availability of the data gathered over the last two decades by meteorological satellites
    • This data resulted in the publication of Cornell's Ocean Atlas, which was produced jointly with Ivan Cornell, and contains monthly pilot charts for all oceans of the world. Examination of this data highlighted some essential changes that have occurred in the global weather systems over the years
    • The revisions in the seventh edition were dictated primarily by the information contained in the latest pilot charts, which required a rethinking of some old established route planning tactics, many of which are no longer valid
    • Another important change made in this edition is the addition of detailed waypoints on some well-traveled routes, as well as the inclusion of alternative routes leading to popular cruising destinations
    • Compared to previous editions, where the waypoints were listed mainly for planning purposes, in this new edition every waypoint along each route is listed, enabling the navigator to plot a course for any passage from start to finish
    • In direct response to current navigational methods, most routes, and especially those leading to popular cruising destinations, have been redesigned to provide essential passage planning details
    • Also, new routes have been added to areas rarely explored until recently by cruising yachts, from Greenland and Micronesia to China and the Northwest Passage
    • One new feature added to this edition is that of windgrams depicting a summary of wind conditions for the month when passages are undertaken along some of the most commonly sailed routes
    • The windgrams are a synthesis of individual windroses as shown in the pilot chart published in Cornell's Ocean Atlas
    • World Cruising Routes , and its companion volumes World Cruising Destinations , World Voyage Planner and Cornell's Ocean Atlas , are to be found on board every long distance cruising yacht, and provide ocean navigators all the information they need, from the planning stages of a voyage to its successful completion

    Publishing Information

    • Flex Cover
    • Pages: 616
    • Author: Jimmy Cornell
    • Publish Date: April 2014
    • Edition: 7th
    • Publisher: Cornell Sailing
    • ISBN-10: 0957262647
    • ISBN-13: 978-0957262645
    • Dimensions: 10" x 7.9" x 1.6"


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