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C29 Harwich to Whitby

Plans included:

Whitby (1:15 000)
Scarborough (1:7500)
Filey (1:20 000)
Bridlington (1:20 000)
River Humber (1:110 000)
River Humber – Continuation to Goole (1:110 000)
Hull Marina (1:10 000)
Grimsby (1:20 000)

This edition includes the latest official UKHO data, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. The chart has been fully revised throughout including the latest bathymetric survey data and updated wind farm detail.

RRP £21.95. Available to order

Norfolk, The Wash and Humber

Successor to Henry Irving’s long-established guide to the nooks and crannies of this fascinating corner of the east coast of England, this new title has extended coverage under the authorship of retired harbourmaster and local cruising sailor Peter Harvey.

Some choose to bypass this beautiful section of coast and its extraordinary natural habitats, but this cruising guide gives inspiration to anyone who wishes to explore the many shallow creeks and deeper historic harbours of Norfolk, Lincolnshire and the Humber.

With thoroughly updated text and plans and new photographs throughout, The Wash and Humber remains an essential companion to this interesting and rewarding section of our coastline.

RRP £22.50. Available to order.

Germany and Denmark

This new Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation title is the successor to Brian Navin’s cruising guide to the area, covering the exposed North Sea coasts and the more protected Baltic Sea coasts of both Germany and Denmark.

Coverage has been updated and expanded from specific routes to a comprehensive sequence of ports and anchorages along each area of coast, with introductory information about places of interest to visit ashore.

Author Nicholas Hill cruised the region extensively for many years and has enriched the text with new photographs throughout. Plans include up to date hydrographic data for both German and Danish waters.

This cruising guide is an ideal companion for those who plan to explore the more challenging, shifting coastline of the North Sea and the comparatively gentle and intricate indentations and archipelagos in the entrance to the Baltic. It is also a useful resource for anyone on a more direct passage through to the Baltic Sea proper.

RRP £37.50. Available to order.

Nories Nautical Table

Norie’s Nautical Tables is the essential requirement for anyone learning and practicing astronavigation.
Since J W Norie published the first edition of his Complete Set of Nautical Tables and Epitome of Practical Navigation in 1803, many changes to the tables have been necessary in both content and presentation. New tables have been included, obsolete ones deleted to conform with changing techniques of navigation, with the aim of improving the accuracy of the calculated position and reducing the tedium of the calculation.

Since the commissioning of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), its proven accuracy and reliability in all weather conditions have resulted in confidence and almost unquestioning dependence on its ability to provide a vessel’s position, course and speed. Its use is widespread but the marine environment is a hostile one and failure of electronic equipment or of the system itself is a possibility. No prudent seafarer would proceed on an ocean passage without a reliable navigational back-up.
The Explanation is in the form of a detailed step-by-step description, by means of worked examples, of the different methods of performing navigational calculations using a scientific calculator and/or the tables.

A number of esteemed editors have worked on Nories’ Nautical Tables over the years and this edition includes new contributions from François Hugo. This edition now presents formulae in an appropriate format for direct entry to a scientific calculator. Because the possibility of navigation without even an appropriate calculator exists, the logarithms have been retained.

• All the tables required for coastal and deep sea navigation are included
• A simple uniform method of interpolation for all the trigonometrical tables is used
• Certain tables and data are also included which are not readily available on board ship or are only used in the examination room.

RRP £35.00. Available to order.

IAMSAR Volume III Action Cards

Contained in a handy waterproof wallet, the IAMSAR Volume III Action Cards can be removed individually for ease of reference in case of an emergency at sea. They cover:

  • Basic communications plan structure
  • On-scene coordination
  • Recovery of people in the water
  • Man overboard (MOB)
  • MEDEVAC by helicopter
  • MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation

These cards assist personnel who plan and coordinate SAR operations and exercises and can also serve as useful aids for training purposes.

RRP £25.00. Available to order.

IAMSAR Manual Volume III

Mobile Facilities (volume III) is intended to be carried on board rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.

It also includes Action Cards on: Basic communications plan structure; On-scene coordination; Recovery of people in the water; Man overboard; MEDEVAC by helicopter; and MEDICO-MEDEVAC Medical assistance or evacuation.

RRP £80.00. Available to order.

First Aid at Sea

This essential guide to first aid afloat is an essential part of any on-board medical kit. Its waterproof ring-bound pages, colour-coded tabs and clear layout make it easy to use in an emergency.

This revised new edition has been updated with latest medical practice, including information relating to Covid-19, expanded information on treating burns, a new section on diving accidents, and updates to advice on certain illnesses and first aid kit contents. Clear, easy-to-follow illustrations make it ideal for crew members with limited training in first aid.

Key features include:

· Concise descriptions of each medical condition
· Prioritised lists of treatments
· Ringbinding to make the pages easy to turn and enable the book to lie flat
· Waterproofed pages to withstand use at sea
· A colour-coded thumb index to emergencies for quick reference
· Covers all the medical emergencies likely to be encountered at sea
· Fully updated in line with current guidelines and best practice.

RRP £11.69. Available to order.

The Dinghy Cruising Companion

Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger boats cannot reach and sleeping under canvas onboard or ashore, this is boating taken right back to the basics, and all the better for that. This guide, updated and expanded for its second edition, is invaluable for all aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers, showing how to get started and how to expand your horizons.

The information and advice is interwoven with wonderfully evocative stories of the author’s adventures afloat, from idyllic weeks pottering around secluded rivers and coastlines to hair-raising voyages to remote islands. The text covers: finding a good boat; fitting out for daysailing; boatcraft under engine and oar; mooring and anchoring; preparing for open water; out at sea; coastal navigation; dinghy homemaking; keeping comfortable and safe. And for this new edition, an account of the author’s first capsize, new material on electronics and clothing, and more information on boat designs.

Illustrated throughout with inspirational colour photos and helpful illustrations, this book shows just why small boats are the perfect passport to remote and beautiful places.

RRP £17.99. Available to order.

Crossing the Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary is a complex and challening area with narrow channels, shoal waters, determinded tides and shifiting sands, plus busy shipping traffic, three major ports and six wind farms in and arround it. But its waters are also fascinating, interesting and have a wide selection of destinations to enjoy. This book describes 60 safe, viable and feasible routes between the Kent, Essex and Suffolk rivers for safe passage and wholly new time-planning tables which are now simplified with significantly additional and readily available information.
The third edition retains all poplular features describing and illustrating each sector of each route, with waypoints and “rolling road” diagrams, providing information and advice about potential or permanent hazards, the implications for the tide and guidance about shipping routes and anchorages.
It includes new and unique passage planning tables which are simple, accurate and quick to use. Readers can select the most appropriate start time will instantly see predicted arrival time so as to have sufficient time to continue up river to an ultimate destination.

Options are offered for every 30 minutes of the day, whatever the day. The tables not only provide the best predicted start time – for the quickest passage duration – for each route at 4, 5, 6 or 7 knots boat speed, but display alternative passage durations, whatever the tide.
Tables provide easier access and a much broader basis of information than in earlier editions, presented alongside more detailed chartlets and a new portrait format book.
Sailors benefit from swatchways in the Estuary which shorten time and distance for many passages. However, as they’re liable to move or change as sands shift, the author endeavours to survey several critical swatchways, monitors and provides illustrated Notices to Mariners weekly and receives reports from readers. Any significant changes or downloads are reported by updates on the website or by email to readers on the “Readers’ Update” list.

RRP £29.50. Available to order.

Ardnamurchan to Cape Wrath

Covers the north section of the West Coast of Scotland from Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, including the whole of Skye and the Small Isles.

This thoroughly revised second edition contains updates to the text and plans.

‘A typical high quality Imray product: clear print on good paper with profuse illustration by chartlet and photography – edited with all the authority of those who have ‘been there’. There is much fine aerial imagery and a robust spiral binding allows open-flat handling, convenient for chart table and cockpit use. An impressive successor to the well-respected originals’.

RRP £32.50. Available to order.

The River Thames

The River Thames Book, now in its 8th edition, is the best-selling guide to the non-tidal Thames from Teddington to its source in Gloucestershire.

This complete guide covers the Barrier to Cricklade with the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and the Kennet & Avon Canal to Great Bedwyn. Chris Cove-Smith’s updated text describes the navigation with support of clear and detailed mapping. The River Thames Book also lists in exhaustive detail the facilities to be found along each section of the navigation.

RRP £14.95. Available to order.

Greek Waters Pilot

Greek Waters Pilot is the definitive cruising guide to the coasts and islands of Greece, covering the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours and anchorages in a single volume.

Greek Waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from Rod and Lucinda Heikell’s own survey work and exploration over four decades, as well as first-hand information from their network of contributors.

The organisation of so much detail within the confines of a single volume is impressive. This, the fourteenth edition, marks the fortieth anniversary of the first edition of this celebrated cruising guide. It has once again been thoroughly updated to reflect developments and changes across the whole region.

Enriched with fascinating historical, mythological and gastronomic information, Greek Waters Pilot is an incomparable resource and companion for anyone planning to spend time in these endlessly enticing waters.

RRP £49.50. Available to order.

To Be Published

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2023

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 2023 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 2023 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, 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.

RRP £44.99. Available to pre-order

Reeds Nautical Almanac (looseleaf inc binder) 2023

The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, including the Azores and Madeira.

This is a versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a convenient looseleaf form. The unique looseleaf format, bound inside a durable binder which stays open on the chart table, lets the user tailor the Almanac to their needs by complementing the contents supplied with whatever information they may want to add or take out. The looseleaf format makes information access quick and easy whilst allowing the navigator to refresh it with the annual update pack.

Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Mayday and distress procedures, and Documentation and Customs. The 2023 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.

RRP £49.50

Reeds Channel Almanac 2023

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 2023, 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 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.

RRP £44.99. Available to pre-order

Reeds Eastern Almanac 2023

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 2023, 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 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.

RRP £44.99. Available to pre-order

Reeds Western Almanac 2023

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 2023, 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 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.

RRP £44.99. Available to pre-order

Reeds Astro Navigation Tables 2023

Reeds Astro Navigation Tables is the established book of annual astro-navigation tables compiled specifically for the needs of boaters.

It contains all the information the ocean-going sailor needs (without the bulk) 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. With 8 extra pages and an improved layout, there is plenty of space for making notes and calculations.

RRP £27.00. Available to pre-order.