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  • GSR. The Great Southern Route
  • Baltic Sea and Approaches
  • Dream Cruising Destinations
  • World Cruising Routes 9th Ed
  • World Cruising Destination 3rd Ed
  • World Voyage Planner - 3rd Ed.
  • 200,000 Miles
  • Cornell's Ocean Atlas
  • Ocean Passages & Landfalls
  • Ocean Passages for the World - NP136 (1)
  • Ocean Passages for the World - NP136 (2)

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    GSR. THE GREAT SOUTHERN ROUTE.
    The World's most exciting Superyacht Route.

    By Ocean Media, Spiral Bound, 1.28 kgs, 320 pages, 250mm x 300mm, full colour photographs. 4th Edition. 2019-2020

    This guide is to tempt you to take your yacht into some of the most wondrous destinations in the world.

    Setting off on the Great Southern Route is a magnificent adventure. Departing the traditional cruising grounds for the path less travelled offers rewards beyond counting as you navigate areas of the South Pacific and beyond, last charted by Captain Cook, cruise past icebergs and polar bears in the Northwest Passage, and encounter orangutans and pygmy elephants in wild Borneo.

    This guide is for those special Superyacht owners and Captains who look beyond the immediate horizon to voyages far beyond the norm.

    This latest edition included cruising advice on some 80+ 'stepping stone' destinations, and opens your eyes to a whole new world of unexplored cruising opportunites.

    NZ$75.00 + delivery.

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    BALTIC SEA AND APPROACHES.
    By RCC Pilotage, Hardback, 1.89 kgs, 439 pages, 215mm x 305mm, full colour photographs and plans 4th Edition. Published 2017

    This 4th edition has been produced by a team from the Royal Cruising Club and contains substantial changes. Apart from the routine updating of the text and plans Ė many newly drawn for this edition Ė and the addition of new photos, there are also some major changes. In particular coverage of Finland has been reorganized, and reflecting the fast pace of change since the last edition, the Baltic States and Poland sections have been improved significantly.

    The nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea offer an immense variety of cruising grounds, people and cultures. There are thousands of harbours and innumerable anchorages, and it would take an entire bookshelf, to cover them all in detail. The information contained in this book is therefore selective. It has been chosen for its value both at the planning stages - preparing the yacht, choosing the most suitable route, timing and communications etc - and again on arrival, when a general overview of each individual country is followed by specific harbour information. Where detailed cruising information is readily available - effectively Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland - only selected harbours are covered, chosen, with a few exceptions, as fulfilling certain key needs. Where cruising information is more limited - Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia - many smaller harbours are also featured in detail. In addition to comprehensive suggestions for further reading (and sources in each country from which they may be ordered) more than 200 websites are listed, again chosen for their relevance both at the planning stages and en route. In order to facilitate the latter, as well as for general communication, details of internet access points are included for most major harbours.

    NZ$180.00 + delivery.

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    DREAM CRUISING DESTINATIONS.
    By Vanessa Bird. Paperback, 0.65kg, 195mm x 253mm, 160 pages, colour charts and photos. Published 2015.
    In this book twenty classic cruises (around the South of France, Greece, Caribbean Islands, Thailand and more) are fully mapped, measured and costed to enable cruisers to plan and achieve their dream cruises. All showing how they are perfectly possible whatever your skill level. From weekend cruises around the British Isles to a voyage to Antarctica, and from Greek island cruises to an escape to the Virgin Islands, this book explores where to go, why, how to get there and what to expect en route.

    The book breaks down each cruise into important considerations, such as what type of boat is needed, what level of skill or qualifications are required, whether it is a suitable journey to undertake with a young family, what possible dangers might influence any decision (from extreme weather to the threat of piracy), and most obviously, cost.

    Each cruise is graded from 1 to 5 in each category for instant comparison, but the book proves none are impossible.

    Covering popular, exotic cruising destinations such as Thailand and the Virgin Islands, as well as unexpected, almost secret routes along the US Intracoastal Waterway and French canals, as well as proper adventures (including both Atlantic and Pacific crossings), this inspirational may be the starting point for the voyage of a lifetime.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery.

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    WORLD CRUISING ROUTES 9th Ed.
    By Jimmy Cornell. Softback, 1.63kg, 195mm x 240mm, 616 pages, colour charts and photos. 9th Edition published 2022.

    The indispensable planning guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It contains information on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, as well as suggestions about optimum times for individual routes.

    This new, fully revised and updated 9th edition assesses how changes around the world (including Brexit and Covid) have affected cruising routes and how climatic change has altered the cruising landscape and necessitated adaptations in timing and route-planning.
    It provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual routes, and is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a cruise anywhere in the world.

    NZ$130.00 + Delivery.

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    WORLD CRUISING DESTINATIONS 3RD Ed.
    By Jimmy Cornell. Softback, 1.35kg, 195mm x 240mm, 448 pages, colour charts and photos. 3rd Edition published 2022.

    This substantial book (3rd Edition) profiles every cruising destination in the world, with information on cruising attractions, history, culture, climate (including average monthly temperatures and rainfall, plus tropical storm seasons), local laws, regulations and formalities, facilities, plus public holidays and events, emergency telephone numbers, and much more.
    Lavishly illustrated throughout, it is not only a must-have onboard reference work for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where they have never sailed before.

    Jimmy Cornells other handbook - World Cruising Routes- has helped many aspirational voyagers turn their dreams into reality and follow in his footsteps. This title - World Cruising Destinations- covers all the land-based essentials for cruisers, including new updates throughout on the long-lasting impact of climate change, Brexit and Covid.

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    WORLD VOYAGE PLANNER. 3rd edition.
    By Jimmy Cornell. Paperback with flaps, 1.2kg, 384 pages, 194mm x 243mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published 2023.
    Jimmy Cornell, highly experienced sailor and bestselling author, has teamed up with his son Ivan to produce this fully revised third 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 Routes, 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 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.

    NZ$95.00 + Delivery.

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    200,000 MILES. A LIFE OF ADVENTURE
    By Jimmy Cornell. Paperback, 1.34kg, 195mm x 242mm, 410 pages, Colour Photos. Published 2017.

    Jimmy has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations as well as two voyages to Antarctica and a successful transit of the Northwest Passage.

    200,000 Miles deals with all essential aspects of offshore voyaging and long distance cruising. Every subject is dealt with in an informative and entertaining manner, backed up by telling incidents or anecdotes from the authorís wide-ranging experience.

    While primarily aimed at sailors who are planning or making preparations for a longer voyage, this book will also appeal to tested ocean navigators as well as weekend sailors.
    Two thirds of the book deals with practical matters and covers all subjects of interest to anyone planning to leave on an offshore voyage. The other third of the book describes highlights from the authorís circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica, a transpacific passage from Antarctica to Alaska, or the challenges of the Northwest Passage.

    (Note: 200,000 Miles is based on Jimmy Cornellís book A Passion for the Sea published in 2007 and now out of print.)

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    CORNELL'S OCEAN ATLAS
    By Jimmy & Ivan Cornell. Spiral Bound A3, 1.45 kgs, 445mm x 300mm, 136 pages, colour charts. New Edition (2nd) Published 2018
    Fully updated and revised second edition of Cornellsí Ocean Atlas aimed at navigators planning an offshore voyage.

    Eighty monthly pilot charts of all oceans for the world show wind speed and direction, current speed and direction, approximate extent of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the most common tracks of tropical storms, and the mean location of high pressure cells for each hemisphere.

    Sixty detailed charts of the most commonly sailed ocean routes make it easier to plan a route that takes best advantage of the prevailing weather conditions at that time of year. Sidebars with tactical suggestions have been added to the months when most passages are undertaken. The comments and tips on tactics, as well as weather overviews for each ocean, were contributed by meteorologists and routers specialising in those ocean areas.

    The new edition has been reformatted to incorporate a new feature: monthly windgrams for the most sailed ocean routes. Windgrams are a summary of wind strength and direction derived from the individual windroses along a specific ocean route. They will greatly simplify the work of planning specific ocean passages by showing at a glance a visual summary of wind conditions along the entire length of a chosen route.

    The first edition, (published in 2012), was based on satellite observations undertaken in the previous 20 years (1991-2011). The second edition is fully revised and updated by incorporating data gathered during the last five years (2011-2016). The data now spans 25 years and reflects any changes that have occurred during this latest period

    NZ$220.00 + Delivery

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    OCEAN PASSAGES & LANDFALLS
    By Rod Heikell and Andy O'Grady. Hardback, 1.64 kgs, 215mm x 305mm, 411 pages, Colour photos and Line Drawings/ Charts. 3rd Edition. Published 2022

    This cruising guide for ocean voyagers provides invaluable passage-planning information for tried and tested routes around the world. Climates and weather patterns, currents, seasons and timings are key to selecting routes, but just as important is knowing something about the countries that you will arrive in. Details of the expected formalities and regulations are followed by essential information on key landfalls, accompanied by the first-hand observations.

    Text and plans have been updated for this third edition which is illustrated with a number of new photographs to inspire both dreamers and passage makers.

    NZ$195.00 + Delivery

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    OCEAN PASSAGES FOR THE WORLD. ATLANTIC OCEAN VOLUME 1 - NP136(1)
    By British Admiralty. Hardback, 0.80 kgs, 215mm x 305mm, 180 pages, colour charts. Second Edition 2021

    Ocean Passages for the World - NP136 (1) supports the planning of deep-sea voyages on most major routes, with details of weather, currents, ice hazards and distances between major ports.

    Volume 1 (Atlantic Ocean, includes Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea)
    Provides Routeing details for powered and sailing vessels;advice on winds, weather, climate, seasonal factors, currents, swell, ice hazards; and the shortest routes between ports and important positions. Includes;

  • Details of weather, climate, winds, currents, swell, seasonal factors and ice hazards
  • Coverage of the world's busiest and emerging trade routes to help bridge crew and shore side staff with route planning and the calculation of arrival times.
  • Numerous route diagrams and tabulated route data to help users find information quickly, as well as chartlets clearly demonstrating the effects of climate, wave heights and load line zones.

    NZ$320.00 + Delivery

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    OCEAN PASSAGES FOR THE WORLD. INDIAN AND PACIFIC OCEANs VOLUME 2 - NP136(2)
    By British Admiralty. Hardback, 1.05 kgs, 215mm x 305mm, 255 pages, colour charts. Second Edition 2021

    Ocean Passages for the World - NP136 (2) supports the planning of deep-sea voyages on most major routes, with details of weather, currents, ice hazards and distances between major ports.

    Volume 2 (Indian & Pacific Oceans, including Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and South East Asia)
    Provides Routeing details for powered and sailing vessels;advice on winds, weather, climate, seasonal factors, currents, swell, ice hazards; and the shortest routes between ports and important positions. Includes;

  • Details of weather, climate, winds, currents, swell, seasonal factors and ice hazards
  • Coverage of the world's busiest and emerging trade routes to help bridge crew and shore side staff with route planning and the calculation of arrival times.
  • Numerous route diagrams and tabulated route data to help users find information quickly, as well as chartlets clearly demonstrating the effects of climate, wave heights and load line zones.

    NZ$320.00 + Delivery

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