World Cruising Handbook

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070133440
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 494
  • Product dimensions: 7.63 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x
Introduction xiv
Foreword to Third Edition xvi
Section I
1. Formalities 3
Documents 3
Visas 4
Cruising Permits 4
European Union 5
The Schengen Agreement 6
EU vessels 6
Non-EU vessels 6
Customs procedures in the European Union 7
European Monetary Union 7
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 7
Environment Protection 7
Anchoring 7
Garbage 7
Holding Tanks 7
Flag Etiquette 8
The Right Attitude 8
2. Health Precautions Worldwide 11
AIDS 11
Hepatitis B 11
Hepatitis A 12
Tetanus 12
Tuberculosis 12
Smallpox 12
Measles 12
Typhoid 12
Poliomyelitis 12
Meningococcal Meningitis 12
Cholera 13
Yellow Fever 13
Malaria 13
Rabies 13
Bilharzia 14
Diphtheria 14
Japanese B Encephalitis 14
Ciguatera 14
Reefwalking and Diving Hazards 14
The Sun 14
Heat exhaustion 15
Heat stroke 15
Skin cancer 15
Health Protection Checklist 15
Health on the Internet 17
3. Communications 18
Radio Communications 18
Very High Frequency marine radio 18
Medium and High Frequency marine radio 18
Propagation 18
Optimum frequencies 20
Amateur Short Wave radio 21
Autolink 21
Cellular telephones 21
AMVER 22
Maritime Safety Information 22
Satellite Communications 22
Inmarsat A 23
Inmarsat B 23
Inmarsat M 23
Inmarsat Mini-M 23
Inmarsat M4 23
Inmarsat C 23
Inmarsat D 25
Inmarsat D+ 25
Inmarsat E 25
Distress alerting 25
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System 26
Cospas-Sarsat 26
Epirb 27
Weather Routing 27
Weather on the Internet 27
Electronic Mail 28
The Internet 28
Mail 29
Section II
1. Mediterranean and Black Sea 33
Albania 34
Algeria 36
Bulgaria 38
Croatia 40
Cyprus 43
Northern Cyprus 46
Egypt 47
Georgia 53
Gibraltar 54
Greece 58
Israel 62
Italy 66
Lebanon 69
Libya 70
Malta 71
Monaco 74
Morocco 75
Romania 78
Slovenia 80
Spain 82
Syria 86
Tunisia 87
Turkey 90
Ukraine 96
Yugoslavia (Montenegro and Serbia) 99
2. Northern Europe 101
Belgium 101
Denmark 104
Estonia 108
Finland 110
Germany 114
Latvia 118
Lithuania 119
Netherlands 121
Norway 124
Poland 128
Russia 131
Sweden 135
3. Western Europe and North Atlantic Islands 140
The Azores 141
Bermuda 145
Canary Islands 147
Cape Verde Islands 151
Channel Islands 154
Faeroes 156
France 158
Greenland 163
Iceland 165
Ireland 166
Madeira 169
Portugal 171
United Kingdom 175
4. West Africa and South Atlantic Islands 182
Antarctica 182
Ascension Island 186
Falkland Islands 189
The Gambia 191
Ivory Coast 193
Mauritania 195
Namibia 196
St Helena 198
Senegal 200
South Africa 202
Tristan da Cunha 206
5. Caribbean 208
Anguilla 209
Antigua and Barbuda 212
Aruba 216
Bahamas 217
Barbados 222
Bonaire 224
British Virgin Islands 226
Cayman Islands 229
Cuba 231
Curacao 235
Dominica 237
Dominican Republic 239
Grenada 242
Guadeloupe 245
Haiti 247
Jamaica 250
Martinique 252
Montserrat 254
Netherlands Antilles 256
Puerto Rico 256
Saba 259
St Barts 261
St Eustatius (Statia) 262
St Kitts and Nevis 263
St Lucia 266
St Martin 269
St Vincent and the Grenadines 270
Sint Maarten 273
Trinidad and Tobago 275
Turks and Caicos 278
US Virgin Islands 280
6. Central and North America 283
Belize 283
Canada 287
Costa Rica 292
El Salvador 295
Guatemala 297
Honduras 299
Mexico 302
Nicaragua 308
Panama 310
St Pierre and Miquelon 316
United States of America 317
7. South America 324
Argentina 324
Brazil 328
Chile 333
Colombia 337
Ecuador 340
French Guiana 343
Guyana 345
Peru 347
Suriname 350
Uruguay 352
Venezuela 354
8. North Pacific Islands 358
Federated States of Micronesia 359
Guam 362
Hawaii 364
Kiribati 369
Marshall Islands 372
Northern Marianas 374
Palau 376
9. Australia and South Pacific Islands 380
American Samoa 380
Australia 384
Cook Islands 389
Easter Island 392
Fiji Islands 394
Galapagos Islands 398
Juan Fernandez Islands 402
Naura 403
New Caledonia 404
New Zealand 406
Niue 412
Norfolk Island 414
Papua New Guinea 415
Pitcairn Island 419
Samoa 421
Solomon Islands 423
Tahiti Nui (French Polynesia) 425
Tokelau 432
Tonga 433
Tuvalu 437
Vanuatu 438
Wallis and Futuna 443
10. South East Asia and Far East 445
Brunei 445
China 448
East Timor 451
Hong Kong 452
Indonesia 455
Japan 460
Macao 463
Malaysia 464
Myanmar 468
Philippines 470
Singapore 473
South Korea 476
Taiwan 479
Thailand 481
Vietnam 484
11. North Indian Ocean and Red Sea 487
Bahrain 488
Djibouti 488
Eritrea 491
India 493
Jordan 496
Kuwait 498
Maldives 500
Oman 502
Qatar 504
Saudi Arabia 505
Somalia 507
Sri Lanka 509
Sudan 513
United Arab Emirates 516
Yemen 517
12. South Indian Ocean 520
Chagos 520
Christmas Island 522
Cocos Keeling 524
Comoros 525
Kenya 527
Madagascar 530
Mauritius 532
Mayotte 535
Mozambique 536
Reunion Island 538
Seychelles 540
Tanzania 543
Section III
1 IALA Maritime Buoyage System 549
2 International Direct Dialling Codes 550
3 Chart Agents and National Hydrographic offices 552
4 Glossary of useful terms in French, Spanish and Portuguese 558
5 Bibliography 560
6 Index of countries 563
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