Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller since its first publication in 1987, World Cruising Routes is a comprehensive guide to over 1,000 routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high-latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic.
The most important changes in the fully revised eighth edition (2018) focus on the effects of climate change, especially on routes that are vulnerable to changing weather conditions. All routes influenced by tropical cyclones have been updated to take into account the risk of less predictable tropical storm seasons. The information on certain routes has also been updated in view of the current global weather data used in the latest edition of Cornells’ Ocean Atlas.
Geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors, the eighth edition provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist navigators in planning individual passages. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a voyage anywhere in the world.
REVIEWS FOR CORNELL'S OCEAN ATLAS 2ND EDITION
Anyone planning an extended voyage will find a useful tool in the just-updated and re-released second edition of Cornell's Ocean Atlas, a book chock-full of pilot charts and tips for sailing the world's oceans.
The book is the handiwork ofauthor and circumnavigator, Jimmy Cornell and his son, Ivan, also a sailor and a computer scientist who developed a program to collect and process weather data from a number of sources, including NOAA satellite observations.
The Cornells published their first collection of pilot charts in 2012, bases on 20 years' worth of satellite data. Previously, pilot charts relied mostly on shipboard weather observations.
The new atlas includes 80 monthly pilot charts, showing wind speed and direction, currents, the extent of the intertropical Convergence Zone, common tracks of tropical storms and the mean location of high-pressure cells in each hemisphere. There are also 60 detailed charts of the most commonly sailed ocean routes. And the book has been reformatted to introduce monthly windgrams for those routes that summarize the information in each wind rose along the way.
While Lady Luck often determines if you'll be in the right place at the right time, Cornell's Ocean Atlas can help you avoid being in the wrong place in the wrong season - the goal of every sailor.
- Mark Pillsbury from Cruising World Magazine