For over 20 years Mark Fishwick’s West Country Cruising Companion has deservedly maintained its reputation as the definitive sailing guide for the alluring coastline, ports and rivers of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Born and brought up in Devon, the author now lives close to the River Exe, and the latest 7th edition combines a unique blend of pilotage and boating information with a wealth of historical detail and local knowledge gleaned from his lifelong association with the area and passion for cruising. Written in an easy and relaxed style, the enticing colour photography brings it all vividly to life, including many invaluable coastal, aerial and approach shots. For those who plan to head west, under sail or power, this book is essential reading it will also enhance your own enjoyment of this fascinating and historic cruising ground and prove to be a worthy and much used addition to your ship’s library.
PASSAGES tides, weather, hazards, shipping, coastal detail, planning, tactics and waypoints.
PILOTAGE in depth appraisal of approaches, harbours and anchorages from Bridport to Padstow, including the Isles of Scilly. Buoyage, lights, hazards, tides, local regulations, VHF channels, waypoints and handy local knowledge.
CHARTLETS full colour and easy to read.
PORT GUIDES comprehensive details of moorings and berthing facilities, including marinas, charges, fuel, provisions, opening times, cashpoints, showers, launderettes, chandlers, repairs,and places to eat and drink ashore. Just about everything else you might ever need to know from invigorating walks and family beaches to local regattas, events, visitor attractions, and even Wifi hotspots too! 256 pages HB