From the Back Cover
World Cruising Routes is a comprehensive guide to nearly 1000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic. The book is geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors and contains essential information on winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather as well as valuable suggestions concerning optimum times for individual routes. Most of the materials was gathered during the author's two circumnavigations and supplemented by sailors taking part in Jimmy Cornell's offshore rallies.
All the necessary information for planning a voyage in any of the world's oceans has been brought together here in a single volume. This thoroughly revised new edition features new data collected by the author on his recent voyage from Antarctica to Alaska via Tahiti and Hawaii.
To simplify the planning of individual routes, some 6000 essential waypoints are listed, and specific routing suggestions given to maximize the chances of encountering favorable conditions en route. Because cruising boats now venture further afield, main ports of entry as well as essential landfall information are given with each route to assist the planning of passages from beginning to end.
The continuing success of World Cruising Routes is due not only to its unparalleled value as an excellent aid to route planning, but equally to its lasting appeal to those who are not yet ready to leave on an offshore voyage and who find, in its pages, a ready source of pleasant dreams of voyages to come.
A companion volume to World Cruising Routes is World Cruising Handbook, a comprehensive cruising guide to over 180 countries around the world.
The information in this book is continuously updated on www.noonsite.com, Jimmy Cornell's website for cruising sailors.
"A must for every circumnavigator, and fascinating armchair reading for the rest of us."--Yachting Monthly
"Ferdinand Magellan would have loved this book."--Boat/USA
"World Cruising Routes . . . might just be the most important book for long-distance voyagers to come along in decades."--Cruising World
"Guaranteed to induce itchy feet in anyone who has salt in their veins."--Cruising
"No one should think of setting off around the world without first consulting Jimmy Cornell's works."--Practical Boat Owner
" . . . remarkably detailed in its research . . . there is no doubting its value."--Yachting World
"The serious cruiser's bible . . . don't leave port without it."--Cruising
"The finest route planning guide currently available . . . an indispensable cruise planner's source book."--48 Degrees North Essential information on all sailing routes of the world 6000 individual waypoints Advice on route planning Regional weather Winds and currents
About the Author
Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. His books can be found on board many cruising boats, and have been translated into several languages. Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dreams of offshore cruising not only with the help of Jimmy Cornell's books, but also as participants in one of his transatlantic or round-the-world rallies. Jimmy Cornell is the acknowledged founder of the cruising rally concept, and over 3000 boats and 15,000 sailors have sailed in these rallies. In spite of his various activities, sailing continues to be Jimmy's overriding passion, and in the last 25 years he has sailed more than 150,000 miles in all oceans of the world.