June Newsletter

Welcome to our June Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter, as the weather improves we have been noticing a greater movement of vessels heading off to make the most of the calm seas and sunshine.
Ensure you are fully prepared for your voyage by ensuring you have the latest editions onboard. There has been an abundance of new editions published this month, all these and many more titles can be ordered by emailing sales@southbankmarine.com.

Recently Published

2100 Kent and Sussex Coasts Chart Park

This fully revised and extended edition includes the latest official UKHO data combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for a small craft.  This edition includes 5 extra chart sheets and incorporates all the latest offical bathymetric surveys.  The latest harbour developments at Dover and Calais are included.  The plan of The Looe has had a scale increase to provide larger scale coverage. Passage planning sheets are now at a uniformed scale of 1:120 000 and coverage extends as far West as the Isle of Wight.

Coverage of The Swale has increased to 1:120 000 and split over 2 sheets.  An additonal chart has been added showing large scale coverage of the River Swale approaches from the East and a new harbour plan of Swale Marina has been added.  Coverage of the River Medway is now at a scale of 1:120 000 giving twice as much chart detail than previously shown, this increased scale continues all the way to Allington Lock.  Larger scale coverage of the River Thames from barking Creek to Tower Bridge is also included.  There has been general updating throughout.

This product is also available wiro bound.

RRP£45.00. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

2200 The Solen Chart Pack

A convenient A2 format chart pack in a sturdy plastic wallet, with Imray Digital charts for the English Channel available to download.

This edition includes the latest official UKHO data at time of publication, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. The chart pack includes all the navigational charts and tidal data for passage, approach and mooring.

RRP£45.00 Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Plans included:

Lymington River (1:17 500)
River Hamble (1:20 000)
Bembridge Harbour (1:20 000)
Continuation of Southampton Water (1:45 000)

This edition includes the latest official UKHO data at time of publication, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. It includes the latest racing buoy information and official bathymetric surveys. There has been general updating throughout.

Available in Paperback RRP£19.95. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Plans included:

Sovereign Harbour (1:20 000)
Rye Harbour (1:35 000)
Folkestone Harbour (1:10 000)
Dover (1:15 000)
River Stour Entrance (1:35 000)
Ramsgate (1:6500)
Calais (1:20 000)
Boulogne-sur-Mer (1:25 000)

On this 2021 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.

Available in Paperback RRP£19.95. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Plans included:

Portsmouth, Langstone & Chichester Harbours (1:55,000)
Littlehampton (1:13,500)
Shoreham Harbour (1:20,000)
Brighton Marina (1:8,500)
Newhaven (1:16,500)
Sovereign Harbour (1:15,000)

On this 2021 edition the chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. Depths have been updated from the latest surveys and the completed works on the Rampion wind farm are shown. There has been general updating throughout.

Available in Paperback RRP£19.95. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

East Aegean 3rd Edition

Rods Heikell’s latest guide, “East Aegean”, covers Patmos, Kalimnos, Kos,Rhodes and islands in between on the Greek side. On the Turkish side, the ports of Gumuskluk, Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye, as well as almost every anchorage on the coast, and islands between as far east as Kas and Kekova are included. 

In the same style as its companions, “Ionian” and “West Aegean”, this guide provides detailed pilotage and background information for yachts cruising the area and also those crossing between Greek and Turkish coasts and islands.

“East Aegean” follows the pattern of Rod Heikell’s other guides and is fully illustraded with up-to-date plans, photographs and interesting panels on local history and customs.  It is packed with useful background information for the traveller and provides all the essential information for getting to the area, formalities and sailing in Greece and Turkey.

Available in Paperback RRP£19.95. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

The second edition of this well-received title from the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation covers the entire Mediterranean mainland coast of Spain from Gibraltar to the French border.

This is the only detailed pilot for the Spanish Mediterranean coast running up from Gibraltar to the border with France. It covers a varied cruising area that includes the mountain-backed Costas del and Sol and Blanca, the expansive lagoon of the Mar Menor, the low-lying Ebro delta and the rugged Costa Brava. In between are several great cities including Malaga, Valencia, Tarragona and Barcelona, the Catalan capital. The volume opens with Gibraltar and La Línea.

The coverage has been revised with the text updated, new plans added and other plan updates based on the latest information. This edition has been enhanced by the addition of over 100 aerial photographs showing coastline and harbour approaches.

Available in Paperback RRP£45.00. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

The Complete Day Skipper 6th Edition

The Complete Day Skipper is a totally practical hands-on manual that covers the RYA Day Skipper syllabus in a way that reflects a skipper’s growing experience at sea, beginning with yacht handling under pwer, moving on to boat husbandry and sailing skills, and from there to the realistic use of modern electronic navigation systems.

Eminently readable and very down-to-earth, this fully revised sixth edition has become a ‘must have’ for all skippers in their early years, as well as more experienced sailors who choose not to venture far afield.

Available in Paperback RRP£25.00. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

The Complete Sailing Manual 5th Edition

Whether you are a seasoned seafarer or just starting out, this fully revised and updated sailing manual is perfect for all levels of experience.  Learn how to handle any sailing situation – with thorough covesage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership.

Inside the pages of this new edition of the go-to guide about sailing and boat maintenance, you will discover:

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of sailing practice written by an expery sailor
  • The latest information and advice and technological developments
  • A complete tuition course on seamanship, chapter by chapter
  • Authoritative text, clear, annotated diagrams and action photographs
  • A reliable, instant and user friendly handbook for any sailing situation
  • Foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist, Sir Ben Ainslie

This updated 2021 edition features all of the latest developments in sailing including foiling, long-distance cruising and high-speed apparent-wind sailing and navigation.  Explore new developments in sailing equipment such as modern performance systems, electronic navigation and ways to use alternative energy on board.  Explore the latest rules, regulations andbest practices from collision regulations to safety equipment.  This essential sailing book is necessary for every keen sailor, from the novice to the seasoned sea person.

Available in Paperback RRP£20.00. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

New Crew’s Pocketbook

Going aboard a sailing yacht for the first time is an exciting experience, but it can be a bit daunting.  It introduces you to many unknowns.  This publication written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs to demystify the art of sailing.  Devised to be read by new crew before they arrive at the boat, it is also great to keep on board as a quick and easy reference guide.

Ideal for skippers to give to anyone joining them on board for the first time.  As soon as a person steps aboard they are crewing: drawn into casting off, hoisting sails, winching and even steering.  Its impossible to cover everything in your briefing, so any knowledge they can gain beforehand is a blessing and will make your yacht a happier, safer place for everyone.

Available in Paperback RRP£9.99 and eBook RRP£9.99. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com.

Sailing: A Beginner’s Guide

Using this book you can get afloat, learn to sail and start having fun using the step-by-step advice, photo sequences and diagrams.  This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss.  One and two person dinghies are covered, along with rigging,knots, safety, handling and much more.

It can be used on its own or as compliment to traditional sailing courses.

Available in Paperback RRP£16.99. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

Stress-Free Sailing – Single and Short-handed Techniques 2nd Edition

This brand new edition of Stress-Free Sailing is the answer to single or short-handed crews’ prayers – a step-by-step handbook addressing the most common sailing situations that anyone cruising will have to manage.

Here you will find clever, highly effective and successfully tried and tested shorthanded solutions for dealing with everything from getting off and then back onto the dock in a variety of wind and tide configurations, sail setting and reefing, mooring and anchoring, to sailing in heavy weather and new techniques for man overboard, all clearly illustrated with straightforward diagrams and sequence photos. 24 QR codes dotted throughout the book link to online video demonstrations to bring the techniques to life.

As single or short-handers you have to plan carefully, prepare properly and be able to anticipate. This new edition is a godsend with its original techniques for coping in every situation. It is fully revised throughout with new practical tips and advice on mooring, navigation, anchoring and safety at sea.

Available in Paperback RRP£16.19 and PDF eBook RRP£14.57. Available to order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com

COMING SOON

Leisure Folio SC5615 East Coast: Whitby to Edinburgh

This folio contains 23 nautical charts/ sheets detailing areas of the East Coast of England and Scotland, from Whitby, a seaside town and port in North Yorkshire, all the way through to Edinburgh. 

These charts are approved by the MCA for meeting paper chart carriage requirements in UK waters for Fishing and MCA Code Vessels under 24m in length.

RRP£44.30. Available July 2021.  Available to pre-order via emailing sales@southbankmarine.com.