THE BOAT SHOP
There are 'charts/maps' throughout, the distances, dimensions & main stopping places and is the only publication to list ALL the possible stopping places on the Rhone River!/
1 – Planning the voyage
2 – South coast to Chenal du Four
3 - Chenal du Four to La Rochelle
4 - La Rochelle to Spain planning
5 - La Rochelle to Coruña
6 - Coruña to Gibraltar
Why not take your boat to the Mediterranean next summer?
There are several ways of getting your boat to the Mediterraneanall sailors and french waterways On the back of a lorry, via the French canals, four or five day’s non stop across the Bay of Biscay then down the Portuguese coast or spend the summer or two, gently coasting southwards, enjoying the harbours, cities, towns and villages of France Spain and Portugalall sailors and french waterways
This is not a pilot book, rather a passage plan and guide to the nicer places between the South Coast of the UK to the beautiful Mediterranean Seaall sailors and french waterways It can all be done in easy stages, to suit a lightly crewed boat, with perhaps only a couple of people on board who are without ‘offshore’ experienceall sailors and french waterways Actually, it is a lovely way to explore a lot of delightful foreign placesall sailors and french waterways
Specially drawn charts of:
Cherbourg to L’Aber-Wrac’h
Chenal du Four to La Rochelle
La Rochelle to Spain
La Rochelle to Coruña
Coruna to Gibraltar+illustrations, pictures, paintings
Strait Sailing to Gibraltar
The book contains tidal charts and strategy for making the final passage through the straights into the Mediterranean, Information on fuel and marina prices as well as haul out facilities and places to winter your boat Beside port information for all the above, it provides places of interest and reasons for visitingall sailors and french waterways Dozens of photos and illustrations
(Balearic, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Malta, and Greek Islands)
Chapter one: Mediterranean Overview
Chapter two ‘A’ From Gibraltar to the Balearics
Chapter three B’ Fast route through the Balearic’s (but still nice)
Chapter four :‘C’ French Canals - Port St Louis & Séte to the Balearic Islands
Chapter five:‘ D’ Port St Louis to Corsica & Sardinia
Chapter six ‘E’ Mahon to Sardinia and Scilly
Chapter seven: F’ Mahon to Scilly via Tunisia
Chapter eight ‘G’ Sicily to Greek Islands
is probably the biggest and best cruising ground in the world. Wonderful climate, beautiful islands, nice people and for the most part very inexpensive. With predictable weather and such good sailing winds it makes the Mediterranean look like a very poor relation.
Details of all the Island groups and anchorages.
Pictures and chart details together with descriptions of the islands.
Pictures, charts, distances, links to marina's and faculties, weather and places to visit and what to see.
How to get there - how to get home
There are two versions, the first is for boats coming from Europe and the second is an American Version for boats heading south from the USA through the Bahamas & Turks and Caicos
There is an American and a European version.
from the Caribbean and Panama to Australia and New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific
If If you are bored with the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, read this book, then you will want to dream of visiting the nearest place to paradise on this globeall sailors and french waterways
How to transit the Panama Canal see giant rays on the way to the Galapagos and the best islands in the Marquesas and Touamotu groups before reaching Tahiti the Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji then laying up for the hurricane season in New Zealand or Australia
If you are thinking about going long distance cruising then this is the book for you!
1Which Boat and what equipment?
2 The canal route to the sun
3 The sea route to the sun
4 Cruising the Mediterranean
5 Crossing the Atlantic
6 Cruising the Caribbean
7 Panama and Pan Pan
8 The Canal and into the Pacific
9 South Pacific Islands
10 Tahiti to New Zealand
11 Helicopter Rescue
12 The Great Barrier Reef
13 Pirate Attack
14 Tragedy in the Red Seaall sailors
15 Homeward Bound buy here - gentlesailing.com
Dead reckoning navigation was a wonderful and fulfilling ‘art’ form. Now that GPS is here to stay, there is no point whatsoever in having a sextant and tables on board and even the compass has become an aid rather than an essential. With the advent of chart plotters, free chart plotter navigation systems for laptops, your mobile communication device almost certainly having GPS built in, and probably Google or Bing maps, the necessity for paper charts is greatly diminished but not totally extinguished'
Chapter one The hardware
Chapter two GPS or Chart Plotter programming
Chapter three Creating waypoints and routes
Chapter four Paper chart plotting buy here - gentlesailing.com
Chapter five Passage Planning - Electronic and Paper
Chapter six Tide tables and tidal streams
Chapter seven Radar
Chapter eight AIS
Chapter nine English Channel Tidal Atlas
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