Jimmy Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. In the new edition of this book, he and his son Ivan help the would-be voyager plan their trip step by step.
Aimed at those seriously contemplating an extended cruise (and those dreaming about the possibility), this book will give an idea of what is involved in developing the right strategy. Amongst many important aspects, Jimmy and Ivan consider:
- World weather systems
- Strategies for sailing long or short circuits in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans
- The pros and cons of different routes at different times of year (taking into account weather, currents, wind directions and strengths, likelihood of fog, icebergs, gales, etc)
- The pros and cons, attractions and dangers of different routes (such as the problem of piracy)
- Practicalities (repair facilities, common gear breakage on extended voyages, places to leave the boat to fly home if necessary, health considerations, provisioning for a long trip, personal safety measures, and much more)
- Jimmy's top ten list of common things that ruin a voyage
Written from a completely international point of view, World Voyage Planner can help sailors from any country going to any other country to achieve a safe and enjoyable cruise.
About the Author
Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker and author, he has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.
Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell's books, among them the international bestseller World Cruising Routes. Now in its 8th edition, and with over 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best-selling nautical publications in the world.
As the founder of thehighly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last three decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events.
For my generation of cruising sailors Jimmy Cornell has been the leading star for sailors planning ocean voyages anywhere on the globe -- Henrich Nissen-Lie * Seilas, Norway *
This book is not only a valuable tool for sailors planing a voyage but it should appeal also to those who are sill at the dreaming stage, in spirit already roaming the oceans. -- Uwe Janssen * Die Yacht, Germany *
World Voyage Planner is a book to pick up for five minutes and put down, reluctantly, two hours later. -- Flying Fish, Ocean Cruising Club Magazine * Flying Fish, Ocean Cruising Club Magazine *
The undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. * Yachting Life *
There are plenty of books for people dreaming of casting off the lines and sailing away forever. But this one is not just for the dreamers: it makes it all seem so do-able. * Practical Boat Owner *
Priceless... filled with the best ocean sailing and circumnavigating information available... every route in every ocean and at every season is available in this book. If you are going to sail any of the world's oceans or circumnavigate the world, the first book you should own is "World Voyage Planner" -- Judy Rouse * Amazon Customer Review *
An absolute "must-have" for serious ocean sailing and yachting enthusiasts. * The Midwest Book Review *
Jimmy Cornell's books are not only found on board every offshore yacht, but on the bookshelf of every yachtsman planning an ocean passage. And now Jimmy has added the definitive book on voyage planning to his other successful titles -- BOOK OF THE YEAR * www.sailers.co.uk *