World Voyage Planner - 2nd Ed.


Stock of this title delayed until late March 2023

By Jimmy Cornell. Paperback with flaps, 342 pages, 194mm x 243mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published 2018.

World Voyage Planner is part of a beneficial set of 3 titles produced by Jimmy Cornell and while not having the technical administration latitude/longitude references incorporates actual experiences in carrying out voyages to the worldwide locations. Routing charts (wind direction for various months of the year) are incorporated to show the reader the reasoning for passages being made over the particular seasonal timing. This volume particularly makes a good read and a valuable resource for journeying out of your known country.

Jimmy Cornell, highly experienced sailor and bestselling author, has teamed up with his son Ivan to produce this fully revised second edition of World Voyage Planner to help other sailors plan a voyage to anywhere in the world. Based on their shared experience of several circumnavigations, Jimmy and Ivan deal in this book with all essential elements that contribute to the successful completion of a long-distance voyage. Designed to be used in conjunction with World Cruising RoutesWorld Voyage Planner provides practical guidance on all topics related to developing the right cruising strategy, including:

  Planning voyages under the most favourable conditions, whether ion the tropics or high latitudes.

  Latest pilot charts with winds and currents for passages in every ocean.

  World weather systems.

  Global cruising hubs.

  Practical advice on voyages to the most attractive cruising destinations.

  Suggested circular voyages in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

  Complete outlines of round-the-world voyages starting from anywhere in the world.

  An overview of the global movement of cruising yachts.

This book also provides invaluable advice on voyage practicalities, including:

  Services available in all major cruising hubs.

  Places to leave the boat between seasons or if the crew need to fly home.

  Suggestions on alternative routes if forced to change plans.

  Emergency stops for medical reasons, major repair or crew changes.

Based on comprehensive surveys with a wide range of long-distance sailors, World Voyage Planner is an essential resource for anyone contemplating an extended voyage, as well as for those just planning to do it at some point in the future.