UK and Ireland Circumnavigator's Guide

UK and Ireland Circumnavigator's Guide

by Sam Steele


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UK and Ireland Circumnavigator's Guide by Sam Steele

This book is a practical guide to circumnavigating the UK and Ireland by yacht or motorboat, providing helpful advice on:

Planning the trip

Preparing the boat

Different routes - clockwise or anti?

Charts, equipment and stores needed

Weather patterns and forecasting

Likely costs and timescales

Canal routes

Communicating with friends and family

Possible pitfalls and safety considerations

Living aboard

Running maintenance

Packed with helpful tables, routes, distances, costs, alternatives and enticing photographs, this is the perfect planning guide for anyone contemplating a cruise round part or all of the UK and Ireland's beautiful coastlines. With this book to hand you'll feel confident enough to go for it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408131411
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sam Steele has been sailing offshore for 28 years and has logged over 15,000 miles at sea. Starting in her home built mirror dinghy on the Broads, she then sailed with the Ocean Youth Club and by the age of 20 had gained her RYA Yachtmaster. Sam has sailed to the Azores and back, cruised around the Canary Islands and the Baltic several times, and in the summer of 2006 sailed around Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction iv

Acknowledgements vi

1 Is this the Voyage for me? 1

2 Planning the Route 7

3 Finances 48

4 Preparations 56

5 Stores, Equipment and Kit 63

6 Provisioning 73

7 Mooring and Anchoring 79

8 Weather 89

9 Staying in Touch 103

10 Navigation 113

11 Life on Board 121

12 Safety 130

13 Hazards in Coastal Waters 143

14 Engine Maintenance 149

Appendix 1 Charts 155

Appendix 2 Pilot books and sailing directions 158

Appendix 3 Marinas in north-west Ireland and Scotland 160

Appendix 4 Kayak circumnavigations 163

Appendix 5 Fuel costs and availability 163

Appendix 6 Books, articles and websites 164

Index 167

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