"The new circumnavigation bible" - Geoff Holt (the first disabled sailor to sail around Britain singlehandedly)
A circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland is the perfect 'doorstep' challenge for sailors and motorboaters looking for an extended cruise which doesn't take them too far from family and responsibilities and allows them to keep in touch. It doesn't require extended time off work, or linguistic ability if things go wrong - and the coastline is beautiful!
This book is a practical guide and Sam gives advice on planning and preparation: when to leave, whether to go clockwise or anti, what charts are needed, how much it is likely to cost, possible routes (via canals or 'the long way'), what stores and equipment are needed, likely pitfalls en route, and what types of running maintenance might be required. For the second edition she has added a '10 of the best' section detailing 'unmissable' places in a range of categories from remote bays and beautiful rivers to historic locations and anchorages.
UK and Ireland Circumnavigator's Guide is perfect for all those sailors and motorboaters planning as well as dreaming of one day circumnavigating Britain's beautiful islands.
'A comprehensive guide to sailing (or motor boating) round Britain' Sailing Today- Highly Recommended Title
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 692 g
Dimensions: 246 x 171 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
"Brimming with practical advice interspersed with absolutely stunning photographs which are, I'm told, the author's own, the book has ignited my belief that the circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland is not only truly achievable, but also essential for the cruising sailor." * Cruising Association *
"This excellent primer offers a superb and practical insight into every aspect of the challenge...Indispensable for route planning" * Yachting Monthly *
'It is highly recommended, don't circumnavigate without it! Having read it, all I'm left thinking is when can I go?' * Cruising Association (March, 2011) *
' A great starter book that covers all of the decisions any prospective round Britain sailor needs to consider.' * Sailing Today (August 2011) *