Publisher: 5 th ed.,2002 £ 45
In this fifth edition of his standard text, Jimmy Cornell has once again expanded the horizons of sailors by increasing the number of routes to just short of a thousand. Now incorporating high latitude routes at both poles, it is difficult to see how this book, or any that follow it, could be improved. Not convinced? Let me give some examples of the routes offered. What about Tierra del Fuego to Antarctica or New York to Cape Town or try Easter Island to Pitcairn?
A standard set of information is given for each route covering the best time, existence of tropical storms, the BA or US charts and pilots to use and any applicable pilots as well as several inches of narrative giving useful comments covering the type of weather that is likely to be met and the type of moorings available at the destination. This individual routing information is complemented with more general sections on the weather systems and ocean currents for each of the major geographical areas.
As ever, the chartlets provided are of high quality and the references are easily related to the text. I can't recommend this volume highly enough to anyone is considering a long distance voyage or anyone who just enjoys sitting by the fire letting their imagination take the voyage for them. - CRE
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