World Voyage Planner
World Cruising Series

Planning a voyage from anywhere in the world
to anywhere in the world
Jimmy and Ivan Cornell

  • English
  • 2023
  • 3rd edition
  • 384 pages
  • Édition française Deutsche Ausgabe

About the book

The undisputed authority on long-distance voyaging, Jimmy Cornell shares the wisdom and experience of 200,000 miles sailed on all oceans of the world to help others plan their own adventurous cruise.
Seven Seas Cruising Association

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World Voyage Planner” is a comprehensive guide for planning a voyage from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.

Your ultimate guide to planning a long-distance voyage. Jimmy Cornell is the undisputed authority on long distance voyaging. In the fully revised 3rd edition of this book, he and his son Ivan draw on their shared experience of several circumnavigations to help the would-be voyager plan their trip step by step. Aimed at those seriously contemplating (or dreaming about) an extended cruise, this book details what is involved in developing the right strategy.

Designed to be used in conjunction with World Cruising Routes, World Cruising Destinations and Cornells’ Ocean Atlas the new edition of World Voyage Planner provides practical guidance on all topics related to developing the right cruising strategy, including:

  • Planning voyages under the most favourable conditions, whether in the tropics of high latitudes
  • World weather systems
  • Latest pilot charts with winds and currents for passages in every ocean
  • Strategies for sailing long or short circuits in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans
  • Complete outlines of round the world voyages
  • An overview of the global movement of cruising yachts
  • 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, piracy etc)

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 repairs or crew changes.

Written from a completely international point of view, World Voyage Planner will help sailors from any country going to any other country to achieve a safe and enjoyable cruise.

Essential aspects of preparations for an offshore voyage are based on comprehensive surveys with a wide range of experienced long-distance sailors, many of them circumnavigators.

While the main focus is on the most popular cruising routes, there are also suggested voyages to some less frequented destinations.

World Voyage Planner is an essential resource for anyone contemplating an extended cruise, or for those just dreaming of doing it at some point in the future.

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Book details

World Voyage Planner” 3rd edition

  • 384 pages
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24 × 19 × 2cm / 9.5 × 7.5 “
  • Publisher in UK: Adlard Coles
  • 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-3994-0143-2; e-book 978-1-3994-0144-9
  • Publisher in USA: Cornell Sailing Ltd
  • 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-9160910-7-8

deutsch Segelreisen Weltweit

  • Cornell Sailing Ltd
  • 2019
  • ISBN: 978-1916091009
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français “Voyages de grande croisière”

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Jimmy Cornell’s remarkable depth of knowledge shines through.
David Glenn, Editor, Yachting World

This book provides more than just knowhow: it entertains, it makes your dream, it paints a picture of a beautiful world, it is pure enjoyment.
Uwe Janssen , Die Yacht, Germany

With World Voyage Planner Jimmy Cornell has quite literally pulled out all the stops
Herb McCormick, Cruising World, USA

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