Bibliography Short biography Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker and author, he has sailed over , miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage. Now in its 8th edition, and with , copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world. As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last three decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies and one round the world race, with over 3, boats and 15, sailors having participated in his sailing events.
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We soon separated and I continued on my own. I had great difficulty getting out of the Bay of Panama and, whichever way I turned, the wind and current always seemed to be against me. Rather than the eight- or nine-day passage, it took me 16 days to get there.
When I finally arrived, everyone told me how concerned they had been for my safety. We did that and got there in under eight days. Your books, especially World Cruising Routes, was instrumental in giving us confidence to venture into places we might not have considered and for that we are eternally grateful.
Routes are in both alphabetical and region order and are numbered for back reference to the full description in the body of the book. Every route can be seen on a map with the accompanying text giving the best time to go; when tropical storms occur, which charts to use and which pilots.
The rest of the description is a useful short mix of weather, current, hideaways and bolt holes, oddities and ways to get round them and pros and cons of when to go.
Jimmy Cornell's story
World Cruising Routes