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  • Sailing through Russia
  • Dream Cruising Destinations
  • World Cruising Routes
  • World Cruising Destinations
  • World Voyage Planner - 2nd edition
  • Cornell's Ocean Atlas
  • Ocean Passages and Landfalls
  • Ocean Passages for the World

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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 – many newly drawn for this edition – 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.

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    SAILING THROUGH RUSSIA. From the Arctic to the Black Sea
    By John Vallentine & Maxine Maters, Pbk, 1 kgs, 315 pages, 211mm x 280mm, full colour photographs and plans
    In 2013, Australian yacht Tainui became the first foreign-flagged vessel to sail through Russia’s inland waterways from the Arctic to the Black Sea in over 10 years. This is both a personal account of her journey and a detailed cruising guide.
    Australian skipper John Vallentine and his Moscow-based crew Maxine Maters argued, laughed and caroused their way down one of the world’s greatest rivers, from Archangels’k to Crimea. This story is recommended reading for anyone interested in the history and geography of the Volga River. As the only cruising guide to the White Sea – Black Sea route it is unique.

    This publication was inspired by John’s blog which was awarded the Cruising Association’s 2014 Lacey Trophy.
    John also won the Ocean Cruising Club’s 2015 Vasey Vase for voyage of an unusual and exploratory nature..

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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.

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    WORLD CRUISING ROUTES.
    By Jimmy Cornell. Paperback, 1.65kg, 195mm x 242mm, 616 pages, colour charts. Published 2018.
    Described as the bible for cruising sailors, World Cruising Routes is the definitive reference book for long-distance navigator. This totally revised and updated edition has drawn on the latest weather information available to provide the most comprehensive aid to planning a safe voyage to any part of the world.

    With over 1000 sailing routes in all the oceans of the world, from the tropics to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, it contains essential information on winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather as well as optimum times for individual passages.

    Geared specifically to the needs of offshore navigators, this eighth edition assesses the consequences of climate change on sailing routes and provides over 6,000 waypoints to facilitate the planning of individual passages. Much of the information contained in the book was gathered during the author’s three circumnavigations. It s the prefect one-stop reference for planning a voyage anywhere in the world.

    This is a companion volume to both World Voyage Planner, which offers invaluable planning strategies and advice on long-distance voyaging and world Cruising Destinations, which gives practical information on all the maritime nations of the world with details of their main cruising attractions, climate. Formalities marinas, repair facilities, charter operators, cruising guides and websites.

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    WORLD CRUISING DESTINATIONS.
    By Jimmy and Doina Cornell. Paperback, 1.37kg, 195mm x 242mm, 442 pages, colour charts and photographs. Published 2017.
    This substantial handbook profiles every cruising destination in the world. Covering 184 countries, Jimmy and Doina Cornell provide all the information you need in order to decide where to visit, what preparations to make before you arrive, and what to expect when you get there. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs, and inspiring as well as practical, this is a cruising reference like no other.
    Every destination is detailed comprehensively, with information on:
  • History, culture and cruising attractions
  • Climate – average temperatures, rainfall and tropical storm seasons
  • Ports of entry
  • Formalities – documents, visas and permits
  • Facilities – marinas, boatyards, fuel and chandleries
  • Charter operators
  • Useful cruising guides and websites
  • Emergency contact information
    World Cruising Destinations is not only an indispensable onboard reference for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where to they have never sailed before. Ideal for planners and dreamers as well as those on extended cruises, this is the essential one-stop reference guide.

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    WORLD VOYAGE PLANNER. 2nd edition.
    By Jimmy Cornell. Paperback with flaps, 1.07kg, 342 pages, 194mm x 243mm, full colour photos and illustrations. Published 2018.
    Jimmy Cornell, highly experienced sailor and bestselling author, has teamed up with his son Ivan to produce this fully revised second 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 ion 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.

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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 Cornells’ 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

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    OCEAN PASSAGES AND LANDFALLS, 2nd edition.
    By Rod Heikell and Andy O'Grady. Hardback, 213mm x 303mm, 374 pages, full colour charts.
    This is a handbook for world cruisers. It provides invaluable passage-planning information for crossing the oceans, with discussions on climates, seasons, oceanography and the merits of different world cruising routes.
    The heart of the book is an ocean-by-ocean round up, and at the beginning of each of these sections is a description of routes, followed by information on the countries relevant to these routes. Details of formalities and regulations are then followed by essential information on key harbours and landfalls.
    This second edition has been thoroughly revised and enlarged and now features new sections on chosen areas and topics - the Atlantic circuit or Cruising in Ice, for instance. Here the opportunity has been taken to provide more informal commentary and observations based on first-hand experience. These sections are illustrated by the authors' colour photos, many of which have been taken during the production of this new edition and sent in from far-flung parts of the oceans: Rod Heikell in the South Pacific and the Torres Strait, and Andy O'Grady in Brazil and the high latitudes of Chile. As an up-to-date reference for world cruising this new edition of Ocean Passages and Landfalls sets the benchmark as both a practical reference and also as a book for dreamers.

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    OCEAN PASSAGES FOR THE WORLD. NP136, 2014. 6th Edition.
    By British Admiralty. Hardback, 1.54kg, 215mm x 303mm, 417 pages, colour charts/ diagrams.

    Written for those planning deep-sea voyages, this book contains a wealth of information on ocean voyage planning. Individual chapters on each of the world's oceans. Notes on weather, currents, swell and ice hazards and other factors affecting passage. Directions and distances for a number of commonly used routes for both power and sailboats

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