World voyager Fatty Goodlander comments on Cornells' Ocean Atlas

Now on their third circumnavigation, world voyagers Carolyn and Fatty Goodlander have arrived with S/V Ganesh in Tonga, from where Fatty sent us these comments on Cornells’ Ocean Atlas.

Photo copyright Fatty Goodlander

Cornells’ Ocean Atlas is another must-have for the circumnavigator’s bookshelf. This compendium of pilot-charts-on-steroids is quick, easy, and intuitive to use—perfect for offshore voyage planning.

Ever since I was a child growing up on the schooner Elizabeth, I have been enthralled with pilot charts, as limited as they were. Now Jimmy and Ivan Cornell have taken an entirely new look at the concept, and come up with an updated edition of their Ocean Atlas—month by month worldwide wind and current charts.

There is nothing like this on the market, and already mine are dog-eared. Of special interest are the quick and easy to use ’windgrams’ for popular passage conditions. Jimmy and Ivan have taken all the work out of voyage planning. Excellent!

There are only a few ‘must have’ books you need to circumnavigate—and Jimmy Cornell has written most of them.

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