Originally Posted by robert sailor
He was just on his way back from the Antarctic and I asked him why he bothered to sail that far south.
Don't forget that the part of Antarctica that Cornell sailed to is only as far south as Southern Alaska
or Southern Greenland
- It isn't "that far" south.
The fact is that nothing in Cornell's books
is new or even up to date, it's all available for free online these days. His books are an expensive re-hash and honestly had their day about 20 years ago.
The only good thing is that you can take them with you and most of us can't take the internet
. Having said that once your planning is done for a particular voyage you don't need Cornell or the internet
or Ocean passages of the World. I have Cornell's "World cruising routes" because it was on the reading list for a course that I once did. I wouldn't buy it again or particularly recommend it; Ocean passages of the world is very good; buy the 1973 edition as it cheaper and comes with a useful set of charts for pulling out and planning/drooling/dreaming over.