January Newsletter

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Mediterranean Almanac 2023-24

This Almanac is published biennially with updates available in a downloadable supplement at the end of the first year.

The essential marine data resource for yachts sailing the Mediterranean.

RRP £29.50. Available to order.

The Cruising Almanac 2023

The Cruising Almanac has long been the perfect onboard companion for cruising sailors. It was first published in 1909 as Sailing Directions within the Cruising Association Handbook. Almost a century later, in 2002, it became the Cruising Almanac, published by Imray that we all recognise today.

Compiled annually by a team of Cruising Association editors and Imray, the Almanac covers Northwest Europe from the Shetlands in the north to Gibraltar in the south and from the Baltic in the east to the west coast of Ireland. Based on first-hand experience and official data, all the content, including text, plans and tidal data, is checked and updated for each new edition. Over 750 port entries sit alongside readily identifiable blue boxed passage notes, enabling easy access to the information you need, both for passage planning and whilst at sea.

2023 tide tables for 47 standard ports are included in a separate booklet. The main Almanac contains tidal stream diagrams: full tidal details for secondary ports are included with the text for the relevant port.

Updating of the Almanac continues throughout the year, with corrections published monthly on the Cruising Association website Almanac corrections page.

RRP £39.50. Available to order.

Canals of Britain

Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of Britain’s canal network ever published.

It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife.

Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals – their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. Each canal is intricately mapped.

For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, the book goes to points beyond which others usually turn back, with information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country’s unique, surprising and beautiful canal network.

Attractive, inspiring and also a practical guide, Canals of Britain has proved very popular with walkers, cyclists, narrowboaters, canoeists, kayakers and others wanting to get the most out of Britain’s canals. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain’s canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring them to life.


RRP £30.00. Available to order.

Mariner’s Diary 2023

The 2023 diary is an asset to the organised mariner.  The spacious layout allows crew to keep note of key day to day events on board and write reflective journal entries.  Important contacts can also be added to this handy point of reference.

This diary is practial and motivational.  It includes both entry space and maritime literary quote for every day of the year.  Mariiners can use the diary to record phone calls and meetings, in addition to accessing important country information.

RRP £20.00. Available to order.

Cruising West France

This brand new sailing companion will take you along the rocky coastlines and golden beaches of West France, and up its many estuaries and rivers, enriching your journey from port to port with history, sights and gastronomic delights of the region.

Numerous photographs illustrate the places described and emphasise the picturesque nature of this most popular cruising ground.

RRP £30.00. Available to order.

Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide

This new edition of the Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide, revised by Jane Cumberlidge, continues Peter Cumberlidge’s popular classic.

Covering nearly every creek, pill, river and harbour from Milford Haven in Wales to St Ives in Cornwall via Lydney and Bristol, including the fixed-mast canal route from Sharpness to Gloucester, the book reflects Peter’s lifelong familiarity with these fascinating waters. 

Jane has updated the sailing directions and included a lovely selection of inspiring and informative new photographs. Plans have been updated throughout. First time and return visitors alike will find this guide an essential companion when exploring this warmly welcoming and rewarding cruising ground.

RRP £34.50. Available to order.

C4 Christchurch to Portland Bill

This chart has been reschemed to provide coverage at a larger scale (1:60 000). The latest official UKHO data is included, combined with additional information sourced from Imray”s network to make it ideal for small craft. The chart has been fully revised throughout.

Plans included:
Portland Harbour (1:20 000)
Weymouth Harbour (1:7500)
Lulworth Cove (1:4500)
Worbarrow Bay (1:15 000)
Chapman’s Pool (1:14 500)
Swanage (1:12 500)
Studland Bay (1:17 000)
Christchurch (1:20 000)
Continuation of River Stour (1:7500)

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C5 Portland Bill to Salcombe Harbour

Plans included:
Bridport Harbour (1:5000)
Lyme Regis (1:10 000)
Exmouth (1:32 500)
Teignmouth Harbour (1:12 500)
Torquay Harbour (1:7700)
Brixham Harbour (1:7500)
Tor Bay (1:50 000)
River Dart Entrance (1:20 000)

This edition includes the latest official data combined with additional information sourced from Imray”s network to make it ideal for small craft. The chart has been fully revised throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C6 Salcome to Lizard Point

Plans included:
Salcombe (1:15 000)
Plymouth Sound (1:50 000)
Looe (1:5000)
Polperro Harbour (1:3500)
Fowey Harbour and Approaches (1:10 000)
Charlestown Harbour (1:5000)
Mevagissey Harbour (1:3500)
Falmouth Harbour (1:20 000)

On this edition the chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. Depths have been updated from new surveys where available. Firing practice areas have been updated. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C7 Falmouth to Isle of Scilly and Trevose Head

Chart scale 1:120 000
Plans included:
Newquay Bay (1:10 000)
Saint Ives (1:15 000)
St Mary’s Road (1:25 000)
Hugh Town (1:10 000)
Mousehole (1:5000)
Newlyn Harbour (1:12 000)
Penzance (1:12 000)
Saint Michael’s Mount (1:12 500)
Porthleven (1:5000)
Mullion Cove (1:7500)

On this 2023 edition the latest available depth surveys have been applied. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C10 Western English Channel Passage Chart

On this edition the chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C12 Eastern English Channel Passage Chart

Plan included:
Dover Strait (1:300 000)

On this edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

C25 Harwich to River Humber and Holland

Plans included:
Oudeschild (1:15 000)
Den Helder (1:21 000)
IJmuiden (1:35 000)
Scheveningen (1:10 000)

On this edition the latest depth surveys have been included. The developments at Ijmuiden are included. The latest wind farm information is shown across the chart. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £23.95. Available to order.

To Be Published

Adlard Coles Shore Guide: South Brittany Ebook(PDF)

Make the most of your time ashore with Adlard Coles Shore Guide to South Brittany.

With the sailing behind you, you’ll be looking to explore your destination, asking questions such as: How far to the nearest shops and where are the places to eat? You’ll also need help to solve practical problems, such as finding fuel, repairs and laundry facilities. Once you’re fed and watered, what is there to see and do, and how can you keep the family entertained? You need a different kind of pilot book and this guide is the answer.

Packed with beautiful photographs and practical information on local facilities, places to visit and the best beaches within reach of the marina, Adlard Coles Shore Guide to South Brittany will steer you towards the essentials and the pleasures of this beautiful and popular region. Written especially for sailors and designed for planning enjoyable cruises, stretching from the rock-bound shores of western Brittany to the softer and warmer parts towards La Rochelle, this handy-sized travel guide is the perfect resource for anyone cruising this coastline. Paul Heiney, a hugely experienced sailor, journalist and author, describes the marinas, big and small, worth visiting as well as the welcoming harbours and string of peaceful islands to explore.

RRP £17.09. Available to pre-order.

The Adlard Coles Book of the Mediterranean Cruising

The perfect companion for anyone who wants to cruise the Mediterranean, whether on their own yacht or chartering.

The Mediterranean is the dream destination for many chartering a yacht as well as long-distance cruisers. Its myriad delights – the beautiful coastlines, the remote islands, the sleepy villages and exciting cities – draw boaters from all over the world.

Rod Heikell is the undisputed expert on Mediterranean sailing and the Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising is the complete guide for anyone cruising in the area. Thoroughly updated for this fifth edition, the book conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical, first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters.

Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. This invaluable handbook provides sound advice on everything you need to know: anchoring and berthing; what weather to expect; facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there; as well as advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there is even a handy section on how to cruise the area on a tight budget.

RRP £25.00. Available to pre-order.

101 Wonders of the Waterways

A charming and characterful guidebook to the best of Britain’s diverse and fascinating canal network for all waterway enthusiasts.

Beautifully illustrated, this compendium uncovers the many extraordinary, notable and surprising places to be found on Britain’s waterways. Our canals and rivers link into a diverse 3,000-mile-long network, and 101 Wonders of the Waterways shows you that wherever you find yourself in the country, there will be something nearby to give you a taste of this beautiful and nostalgia-infused world.

Canal cruising experts Steve Haywood and Moira Haynes bring our waterways to life with their witty and lyrical prose, including many lesser-known and often ignored places – the best-kept secrets of Britain’s canals and rivers. Some examples of wonders include:

· Historic Hungerford in Berkshire, where William of Orange was staying when he was offered the crown after the Glorious Revolution
· The world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, soaring spectacularly on slender tapered columns 126 feet over the River Dee below
· Hest Bank, with its stunning views and the only place where a canal runs so close to the seashore that you can smell the seaweed from the back of your boat

As well as lively personal anecdotes, and insightful commentary on Britain’s heritage and history, this guide includes handy recommendations to help you make the most of your visit to each wonder. This is the book you will want to have in the back of your car, or stuffed into your backpack, so you can find an idyllic place for a picnic, or the perfect day trip for a long weekend.

RRP £18.99. Available to pre-order.