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Browns Tidal Stream Atlas, 19th Edition 2023
This new expanded edition has been completely revised using the most up to date information available.
The updated charts show how the tides are running at any hour round the British Isles and the North Sea. It is essential for safe navigation that great care be taken at all times to be aware of and allow for the effects of tidal streams on the performance of a vessel.
This book has been compiled to assist in this matter and its value will he properly accounted for if its content is applied in relation to the navigation and safety of a vessel. There are over 70 larger scale diagrams of tidal streams in the North Channel, Sound of Jura, Pentland Firth, The Humber Approaches and the Bristol Channel.
Discover the beauty and delights of London’s waterways, on foot or by boat, with Derek Pratt and Richard Mayon-White’s fascinating and thorough guide.
To really explore London’s canals is to see the city in a way you’ve never seen it before. A different world, away from the hustle-bustle of overladen streets and towering skyscrapers, the waterways offer a unique paradise, full of wildlife, brightly coloured narrowboats, lush greenery and an environment steeped in history. DiscoveringLondon’s Canals will open your eyes to this world and show you all it has to offer, walking with you along the vast stretches of each canal, pointing out the many sights to see and enjoy, pubs to quench your thirst in and history to marvel at. Enjoy whole days out with family and friends, or just an hour or two, choosing a stretch of canal and discovering so many sights and attractions either on or within a short walk from the water’s edge.
With information boxes, travel directions, clear maps and beautiful photography, along with insightful travel writing from the kings of the waterways, Derek Pratt and Richard Mayon-White, DiscoveringLondon’s Canals is the perfect guide for anyone who loves walking, wildlife and the waterways of the great city of London. The book covers more than 60 miles of waterways in London, easy to get to and walkable for just an hour, an afternoon or a whole day, and each route is great for walking, running or cycling, with many traversable at any time of year. Go out there and see for yourself – there is a wonderful network of waterways just waiting to be explored in parts of London you hardly knew existed.
The Baltic was northern Europe’s best kept secret – but word has got out to sailors from across the continent and beyond.
The lively seaside towns, beautiful wild coastlines that stretch for miles, serene and secluded bays, remote islands, and friendly people are driving a boom in cruising and chartering.
This is the perfect cruising guide for anyone who wants to explore the Baltic Sea, whether pottering around Denmark and Germany, crossing to Sweden or cruising further afield, into Eastern Europe. It includes suggested routes for trips of all lengths, from short trips in the Sly Firth or Flensburg Fjord suitable for those with less time or experience, to longer cruises to beautiful locations like Svendborg or Marstrand, visits to busy cities like Aarhus, Copenhagen and Stockholm, and more adventurous tours to islands like Anholt, Bornholm or Gotland.
Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous photography, and as inspirational as it is practical, this guide covers all the best destinations to explore, and features navigation advice, including landmarks, lights, bearings, depths and approaches, as well as detailing local facilities and attractions.
East Coast of Scotland – Sailing Directions
River Tweed to Duncansby Head
Forth Yacht Clubs Association/Andy Carnduff
This relatively remote cruising area at the edge of the North Sea has much to offer small and shoal-draught boats that will take the ground, but skippers of larger, deeper keeled yachts will also find a good selection of harbours and anchorages to choose from, particularly during settled conditions or in periods of offshore winds.
Ashore, there is a long and rich history of Scottish culture and innovation to discover, as well as superlative landscapes to explore. Popular as a landfall destination for yachts sailing across the North Sea from the approaches to the Baltic, the east coast of Scotland is well worth exploring as part of any circumnavigation of Great Britain.
This new Imray title benefits from the extensive local knowledge of Andy Carnduff and the members of the Forth Yacht Clubs Association, and incorporates Martin Lawrence’s earlier work. Sailing directions and pilotage details are accompanied by listings of harbours and anchorages, including facilities. The book is illustrated throughout with Imray cartography and a good selection of informative photographs, including several aerials shots.
This lavishly illustrated book has been designed as a companion to the Clyde Cruising Club”s Sailing Directions and covers the Scottish west coast from the Clyde to Cape Wrath and all the outlying islands.
It was first written by the late Journal Editor, Mike Balmforth, in conjunction with the Editor of the Sailing Directions, Edward Mason, who has now prepared this second edition in collaboration with Imray.
Cruising Scotland provides additional information, points of interest and many photographs and is a fascinating and invaluable addition to the Club”s publications. No yacht cruising the Scottish west coast should be without a copy.
If the CCC Sailing Directions are the main course of Scottish cruising under sail, this Companion is both the tantalising G&T and the reflective single malt digestif…. A book for both the boat and the armchair. Little Ship Club magazine.
The definitive guide to seeing all the wonders of Scotland under paddle power.
Scotland is one of the most appealing destinations for kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders from all over the world. That’s because if there is one country best seen from the water, it is Scotland. Loch Ness contains more water than all of the rivers and lakes in England and Wales combined – and there are 27,000 other lochs to explore as well. What’s more, with 125,000km of rivers and 800 islands, there’s always somewhere new to paddle. And the spectacular Scottish scenery only adds to the appeal.
This book is the complete guide to paddling the wonderfully varied waterways, lochs, rivers and coasts of Scotland, compiled by Ally Findlay, a paddleboard instructor and tour guide based in Glasgow. He covers all regions of Scotland:
– South Scotland, including the coast at Kirkcudbright and Fleet Bay, and inland to Loch Ken, and the Galloway Canoe Trail
– Central Scotland, including Loch Lomond and the beautiful Trossachs National Park
– East Coast Scotland, including the Forth Bridges
– West Coast Scotland, from the coast at Arasaig to lochs and rivers including the amazing Rannoch Moor
– Scottish Highlands, which become a magical playground in the northwest following the Inverpoly routes
From short paddles to day trips into the stunning wilderness, this book covers excursions for all occasions and all levels of ability, explaining where to begin and what to look out for. Most are well suited to canoe and kayak, but going further, some are even better explored standing up on a paddleboard, including cross-Scotland routes such as the Shin System.
With beautiful and evocative photography, and clear maps, this is the essential guide to seeing Scotland under paddle power, exploring where to go, how to get there and what to see en route.
Pass Your Day Skipper
Since the first edition was published, Pass Your Day Skipper has helped thousands of students through their shore-based Day Skipper course. Concise and comprehensive, this crammer covers all the essentials of the RYA syllabus, arranged in bite-size chunks to make revision easier and brought fully up to date in this seventh edition.
Throughout, the theory is set in a practical seagoing perspective, and helpful hints on exam tactics are provided too. And to relieve the tension of all that studying, each section is enlivened with Mike Peyton’s best-loved cartoons. The new edition has been updated throughout to reflect changes to the syllabus and the latest developments around electronic navigation, including updated sections on chart plotters, satellite positions, weather information and safety equipment. The revision guide covers:
-Electronic navigation and chartwork
-Tides and tidal streams
-Weather – the weather system, local weather and coping with bad weather
-Anchoring, mooring and ropework
-Safety – SOLAS, radio distress, man overboard and first aid.
To Be Published
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.