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Cruising guides - West England: navigation and marinas

A guide for your cruising holiday in the west of England? These cruising guides and directions inform you about navigation, marinas and tourist sights.

The West Country - Lyne Bay to the Isles of Scilly

An Imray cruising guide covering Lyme Bay to Land's End and the Isles of Scilly. It provides essential sailing directions and detailed listings of facilities together with a wealth of information for those wishing to learn about the West Country and enjoy trips ashore.

Part of the coastline has World Heritage Status and its geological history is described. Human settlement is traced and the reader is given guidance to find the oldest European fossil of modern man and numerous bronze age remains. Seahorses, dolphins, birds and flowers are discussed as is the history of the cream tea, which comes with a recipe for scones!

People of significance, who were born or moved here, such as Sir Francis Drake, William Cookworthy and Agatha Christie, are also included, together with information on the atmospheric railway, the mining and fishing industry and, of course, the Cornish pasty.

All the information relevant to a passage, harbour or anchorage is arranged for easy access. Aerial photographs have been taken by Patrick Roach. Ordnance Survey road maps and larger scale town plans help pinpoint facilities ashore.

Author:Rojas Carlos, Susan Kemp-Wheeler
Specs:256 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 1 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2010)
Book: The West Country - Lyne Bay to the Isles of Scilly

The West Country - Lyne Bay to the Isles of Scilly

Language: English

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Solent Cruising Companion

The Solent is the spiritual home of sailing and one of Britain's most popular sailing spots, offering a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this fully updated third edition, Derek Aslett provides an authoritative companion that helps you make the most of your visit.

Centred on Cowes and covering the area from Keyhaven and Yarmouth in the west to Chichester and Bembridge in the east, the Solent Cruising Companion provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore.
The book is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including spectacular aerial shots of ports, harbours and anchorages.

Author:Derek Aslett
Specs:160 pages, 30.5 x 22 x 1.7 cm / 12 x 8.7 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:200+ colour photographs
Publisher:Fernhurst Books (GB, 2015)
Book: Solent Cruising Companion

Solent Cruising Companion

Language: English

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Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives, including the Navigable Severn to Worcester

Contains all the latest information on Bristol Channel and Severn marinas, harbours and anchorages. From Milford Haven up to Lydney on the north shore and from Sharpness down to St Ives on the south shore.
The pilotage is clearly charted in Imray's user-friendly style and lavish photography conveys the full atmosphere of this magnificent unspoilt cruising area.

Peter Cumberlidge has included a fascinating sequence of features on the maritime history of these waters and suggests many places of interest to visit ashore. This edition also covers the glorious inland Severn beyond Sharpness up to Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Worcester and Stourport.

Author:Peter Cumberlidge
Specs:150 pages, 29 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 11.4 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2006)
Book: Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives, including the Navigable Severn to Worcester

Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives, including the Navigable Severn to Worcester

Language: English

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Bristol Channel and River Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives

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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.

Author:Peter Cumberlidge, Jane Cumberlidge
Specs:213 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.59 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2023)
Book: Bristol Channel and River Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives

Bristol Channel and River Severn Cruising Guide - Milford Haven to St Ives

Language: English

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Irish Sea Pilot (Second Edition)

The Irish Sea is a huge, almost landlocked sea. Around its shores and islands there are no fewer than six countries, provinces or protectorates.
Several languages are represented- English, Welsh, Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, along with countless accents and dialects. Its waters teem with life - dolphins and porpoises are a common sight - leatherback turtles come here from the Caribbean to feed on the jellyfish and whales are regular visitors.
In the air there are gulls, puffins, guillemots and more.

The range of challenges and coastlines is astonishing. Tides above five knots are commonplace and yet there are calm, sheltered waters for relaxed wandering. This well established pilot covers both sides of the Irish Sea from Milford Haven to Portpatrick, and Rathlin Island to Carnsore Point.

From his base in Liverpool David Rainsbury spent much of 2014 revisiting the coasts he describes. The sailing directions and descriptions, updated for this second edition, cover all the places that provide shelter.
At the start of each chapter there are useful coasting notes which deal with some of the more difficult passages and tidal gateways. The harbour text is then clearly organised so that essential information regarding accessibility, tides and shelter always proceed the pilotage notes which are supported by clear full colour plans.
For this second edition the harbour plans have been updated and throughout new photos have been added. The text records all changes as well as including a new section on wind farms.

Author:David Rainsbury
Specs:230 pages, 30 x 21 x 2 cm / 11.8 x 8.25 x 0.79 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2015)
Book: Irish Sea Pilot (Second Edition)

Irish Sea Pilot (Second Edition)

Language: English

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Cruising Anglesey and Adjoining Waters - From Liverpool to Aberdovey

Ralph Morris' guide to the island of Anglesey and the North Wales coast was first published over 30 years ago. At that time, it covered little more than the island itself. Over the years, the pilot has been extended and it now provides information about tides, dangers, harbours and anchorages from Liverpool (marina) to Aberdovey (the same waters covered by Imray's 2700 chart pack), plus the author's own chart graphics.

This fully updated, tenth edition is spiral-bound for easy cockpit use, full colour, chart graphics, aerial views (courtesy of Google Earth) and nearly 100 original photos. It also makes reference to the most noteworthy event in recent years- the wholesale destruction of Holyhead Marina by Storm Emma in March 2018.

Ralph Morris learned his way around Anglesey the hard way - in a day boat with a single chart and a compass which one day chose to fail in fog. That's not the only thing which prompted the decision to write this pilot, though - the prime mover was the increasing scarcity of Henry Glazebrook's 'Anglesey & North Wales Coast Pilot', which got him out of many tight corners.
The detail and precision of Glazebrook's "Anglesey & North Wales Coast Pilot" is legendary and, through this guide, the author hopes to maintain its accessibility to all yachties sailing these waters.

Author:Ralph Morris
Specs:230 pages, 29.5 x 22 x 2 cm / 11.6 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, spiral binding
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2021)
Book: Cruising Anglesey and Adjoining Waters - From Liverpool to Aberdovey

Cruising Anglesey and Adjoining Waters - From Liverpool to Aberdovey

Language: English

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Isles of Scilly

This new edition of this comprehensive guide to the Isles of Scilly has been completely revised and updated. The background information on the islands, their history and flora and fauna has been expanded and this new edition also sees the introduction of useful waypoints.

The Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation's guide is a must for anyone planning an extended visit to this beautiful archipelago on the edge of the Atlantic.

Author:RCC Pilotage Foundation, Graham Adam
Specs:47.5 x 29.5 x 0.7 cm / 18.7 x 11.6 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd (GB, 2020)
Book: Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Language: English

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Îles Scilly - Les perles de Cornouailles (Guide Imray Vagnon)

Pour chaque port, île ou baie, le lecteur trouvera une description complète et détaillée, la cartographie, les approches de jour et de nuit, les amarrages et les mouillages, les équipements et services, ou encore les visites à faire à terre.

Les guides Imray sont l'adaptation française des ouvrages de la prestigieuse maison d'édition anglaise Imray, référence mondiale dans le domaine de la cartographie marine. Ils décrivent avec une précision inégalée les ports, les marinas, les mouillages...
Leur présentation claire, avec beaucoup de photos complétant de nombreuses cartes et plans détaillés en font des ouvrages indispensables pour des croisières réussies.

Author:Graham Adam
Specs:76 pages, 29 x 22 x 1 cm / 11.4 x 8.7 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous colour photographs and maps
Publisher:Editions Vagnon (F, 2013)
Series:Guide Imray Vagnon
Book: Îles Scilly - Les perles de Cornouailles (Guide Imray Vagnon)

Îles Scilly - Les perles de Cornouailles

Language: French

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Last update:05-04-2024