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Reeds Nautical Almanac 2024
Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters.
Known as the Yachtsman’s Bible, Reeds provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira.
Having celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, the 2024 Almanac continues the tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.
The 2024 edition is updated throughout and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide.
Reeds Channel Almanac 2024
The Reeds Channel Almanac covers the south coast of England from the Scilly Isles to Dover, the Channel Islands and northern France from Calais to L’Aberildut, offering cruising and racing yachtsmen ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format.
Completely updated for 2024, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures – in fact everything the cruising yachtsman needs to know. The large type size and clear layout, including full colour harbour plans and diagrams throughout, makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the length of the English Channel.
Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds Western Almanac 2024
The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Wales, Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England.
Completely updated for 2024, it offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The large type size and clear layout, including full colour harbour plans and diagrams throughout, makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Welsh mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast.
Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds Eastern Almanac 2024
The Reeds Eastern Almanac is the complete guide for North Sea mariners, offering ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format, covering the UK east coast from Ramsgate to Cape Wrath including the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and from Niewport to Delfzjil and Helgoland.
Completely updated for 2024, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information around UK and European waters, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The large type and clear layout, including full colour harbour plans and diagrams throughout, makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the North Sea.
Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds Astro Navigation Tables 2024
Reeds Astro Navigation Tables is the established book of annual astro-navigation tables compiled specifically for the needs of boaters.
This superbly compact almanac and sight reduction tables contains all the information the ocean-going sailor needs in order to navigate by the sun, moon, stars and planets, using tables devised by practical ocean navigators. This book, together with a sextant, will enable sailors to navigate confidently and safely when out of the sight of land.
The book continues to feature the well-received additions of the past few years, including forms to help determine True Altitude (for the sun, stars and planets), Calculated Altitude (using the versine formula) and Azimuth (using the ABC Tables), as well as a pro forma for calculating Intercept. These tables, along with clear and easy to use star ID charts, mean you can resolve any calculation you’re ever going to need. There is also an introductory section on practising ashore, with helpful worked examples as an aide memoire. With 8 extra pages and an improved layout, there is plenty of space for making notes and calculations.
Being so easy to use, Reeds tables encourage active navigation and a better understanding by sailors of where they have been and where to go next – rewarding in itself and essential in the event of GPS failure.
Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2024
In a practical handy format the Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac, published in association with Practical Boat Owner, covers all of the UK and Ireland, as well as the North Atlantic coastline from Denmark to the Gironde.
The Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac may be more compact and concise than the Reeds Nautical Almanac but it contains a wealth of indispensable navigational data specially tailored for small craft sailors, presented in an easy-to-find, quick-reference manner for on-board use. Streamlined to focus on tidal data (tide tables, tidal streams and tidal curves) and lights, buoys and waypoints, the Small Craft Almanac covers the whole of the UK and Ireland and the west coast of Europe from Denmark to the Gironde.
Published in association with Practical Boat Owner magazine, this practical handy Almanac boasts many unique features for small craft sailors and represents excellent value for money for those who don’t need the more comprehensive marina data, passage information and chartlets of the full Reeds Almanac.
Meticulously researched, it includes a huge amount of information of value to small craft navigators: tide tables, tidal streams and tidal gates; secondary port differences; 2,500+ waypoints; radio data; light recognition; weather information; principal lights; IALA buoyage; international codes and flags; sun/moon rise/set times; emergency information.
The eighth edition of the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation’s South Biscay pilot covers the Spanish coast of the Bay of Biscay coast from Hendaye on the French border to A Coruña in Galicia.
This edition has been completely revised and updated by author Steve Pickard, with comprehensive information on marinas, ports, anchorages and sailing passages accompanied by new photographs and updated Imray chartlets. Introductory sections give a taste of the region both in terms of history, culture and tourism but also provide detailed information on regulations, weather patterns and other topics relevant to yachts.
South Biscay is the complete reference for yachts exploring this long Biscay coast of Spain.
The twelfth edition of this renamed popular title covers Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca.
The only fully comprehensive pilot guide to the Spanish islands in English, Balearic Islands offers guidance and information to yacht charterers or cruising sailors looking to explore this popular cruising ground.
It’s been revised and updated for the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation by David and Susie Baggaley, whose Beneteau 42, Kookaburra was based in Addaya, Menorca for several years. The authors share their knowledge enthusiastically and authoritatively, offering a taste of the culture of the Balearics with information about the islands as a destination alongside in-depth data on the marinas, ports, and delightful ‘cala’ anchorages for which the islands are so popular,
The introductory sections contain detail on regulations, marine reserves and environmental concerns, climate, weather and practical considerations for yachts, both mono- and multi-hull. Imray chartlets have been updated throughout. There are also many attractive new photographs which are informative to the navigator.
Reeds Vol. 15: Electronics, Navigational Aids and Radio Theory for Electrotechnical Officers, 2nd Edition
Covering the complete Association of Marine Electric and Radio Colleges (AMERC) syllabus for Electrotechnology Officers (ETOs), the book is divided into three sections: Basic Electronics; Navigational Aids (theory and fault finding); and Radio Communications (including GMDSS).
The first textbook aimed primarily at Electro-technical Officers (covering the changes to the STCW 2010), volume 15 of the Reeds Marine Engineering Series includes technical diagrams, worked examples and self-study questions to help in student understanding.
This second edition has been updated throughout, and expanded with new questions and answers. It is an essential book for all students undertaking an ETO course. cartography and a good selection of informative photographs, including several aerials shots.
Due To Be Published
Reeds Marine Deck 2: Crammer for Deck Officer Oral Exams
A no-nonsense study guide helping seafarers to pass their MCA or Flag State oral exams for Deck Officer qualifications.
This handy revision guide is the one book that Deck Officer Cadets, Master and Deck Officers will want by their side when studying for the much-feared oral exams. Expert marine training director Simon Jinks strips back the masses of information to the core essential points that are easy to absorb and quick to remember when it comes to the oral assessment.
The MCA Deck Officer (Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master) syllabi cover a vast amount of information that candidates are required to understand and use in their oral exam, which for many presents a major stumbling block to qualification. While it inevitably takes a long time for candidates to build up this wealth of knowledge, this study aid is the perfect refresher, listing the key points and including helpful sample questions and worked examples on tidal working, radar plotting and more.
Written in simple terms, this trusted crammer covers all the principal areas of the MCA’s exam syllabus, including sections on business and law conventions, pollution prevention, responses to emergencies and distress signals. Clearly presented, it is packed with straightforward diagrams and flow charts, making it ideal for revising.
This is an invaluable reference for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates, and covers both MCA and Flag State oral exams. It is also suitable for Near Coastal and Boatmaster apprentices, Workboat crew apprentices, Yachtmaster Offshores, Yachtmaster instructors, and fishermen going for their fishing licences on larger vessels, and for shore workers such as vessel superintendents, maritime managers and trainers. There is specific information for all vessels, with sections on smaller, code and domestic vessels.