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World Cruising Handbook

World Cruising Handbook

by Jimmy Cornell
     
 

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World Cruising Handbook is a companion volume to Jimmy Cornell's internationally best-selling World Cruising Routes and contains invaluable practical information on all aspects of cruising worldwide. The third edition of World Cruising Handbook has been thoroughly revised to bring it in line with the enormous changes brought about by the

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World Cruising Handbook is a companion volume to Jimmy Cornell's internationally best-selling World Cruising Routes and contains invaluable practical information on all aspects of cruising worldwide. The third edition of World Cruising Handbook has been thoroughly revised to bring it in line with the enormous changes brought about by the Internet revolution. Entries for all 185 maritime nations of the world have been thoroughly revised in order to gather together in a single volume all the practical information anyone would need when planning to sail anywhere in the world.

Section I cover matters of general interest such as cruising formalities, health precautions, and radio and satellite communications.

Section II describes the history, economy, political situation, culture, climate, language and religion of 185 countries and dependencies, as well as giving an insight into the cruising attractions of each country. Detailed information is provided on:

  • Ports of entry
  • Customs, health and immigration requirements
  • Clearance procedures, cruising permits and bonds
  • Ports, marinas and technical facilities
  • Local time, currency, business hours, public holidays, electricity, etc.

Section III contains information on IALA buoyage, U.S. and British chart agents worldwide and a glossary of useful terms in several languages.

World Cruising Handbook is the indispensable reference guide for long distance sailors.

The information in this book is continuously updated on www.noonsite.com, Jimmy Cornell's website for cruising sailors.

Editorial Reviews

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This is the kind of book librarians should know about, even if they do not purchase it for their libraries. Aimed primarily at the yachting and cruising community, it gives precise information on ports of entry, regulations, fees, visa or passport requirements, docking and repair facilities, and other items of interest to sailors. The coverage is the entire world, including the U.S Preliminary pages cover three topics: formalities, health precautions, and communications, this last dealing with ship-to-shore radio, the use of satellites for long-distance communication, and search-and-rescue operations. The remainder of the book is divided into 12 chapters, parceling out the world in maritime rather than political divisions, such as the North Pacific Islands, or the North Indian Ocean and Red Sea Interesting and sometimes important facts are provided for each of the nearly 200 countries or groups of islands. A paragraph summarizes the locale's present condition--rocky, fertile, forested, sparsely or thickly populated, and so on--as well as its history and present political situation, with occasional warnings, as in the case of Libya, that yachts are unwelcome. There is also a box of "Practical Information," which includes currency, business and banking hours, public holidays, local electric current, and addresses of U.S. and other diplomatic representatives in the principal city While some of this information about countries of the world may be found elsewhere, it is handy to have it all in one volume alongside information specifically for sailors. In communities on the eastern, southern, and western coasts where boating is common, this book ought to be in public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070133440
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
7.63(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.38(d)

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