World Voyage Planner
by Cornell, Jimmy
Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. This book is aimed at those seriously contemplating an extended cruise (and those dreaming about the possibility), and will give an idea of what is involved in developing the right strategy. Topics include: 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, timings, 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); and Cornell’s "top ten" list of common things that ruin a voyage.