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EUROPE & MEDITERRANEAN



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  • Sailing through Russia
  • Islas Baleares
  • Mediterranean France & Corsica Pilot
  • Atlantic Spain and Portugal
  • Ionian Pilot
  • Ionian Cruising Companion
  • West Aegean Cruising Companion
  • West Aegean 3rd Edition
  • Adriatic Pilot
  • East Aegean
  • Eastern Mediterranean Chart
  • Western Mediterranean Chart
  • Italian Waters Pilot
  • Mediterranean Cruising Handbook
  • Mediterranean Almanac 2017-2018
  • Cruising Bulgaria and Romania
  • Corsica and North Sardinia
  • 777 Harbours & Anchorages Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro & Albania
  • Costas del Sol and Blanca
  • Costas del Azahar, Dorada and Brava
  • Turkey Cruising Companion
  • The Magic of Turkey – A Guide to the Turkish Coast
  • Greek Waters Pilot, 12th Edition
  • Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot, 8th edition
  • The Baltic Sea

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    SAILING THROUGH RUSSIA. From the Arctic to the Black Sea
    By John Vallentine & Maxine Maters, Pbk, 1 kgs, 315 pages, 211mm x 280mm, full colour photographs and plans
    In 2013, Australian yacht Tainui became the first foreign-flagged vessel to sail through Russia’s inland waterways from the Arctic to the Black Sea in over 10 years. This is both a personal account of her journey and a detailed cruising guide.
    Australian skipper John Vallentine and his Moscow-based crew Maxine Maters argued, laughed and caroused their way down one of the world’s greatest rivers, from Archangels’k to Crimea. This story is recommended reading for anyone interested in the history and geography of the Volga River. As the only cruising guide to the White Sea – Black Sea route it is unique.

    This publication was inspired by John’s blog which was awarded the Cruising Association’s 2014 Lacey Trophy.
    John also won the Ocean Cruising Club’s 2015 Vasey Vase for voyage of an unusual and exploratory nature..

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    ISLAS BALEARES.
    By Graham Hutt, Hbk, 264 pages, 215mmx305mm, full colour photographs and plans
    This is the only fully comprehensive pilot guide in English to Spain's Balearic Islands. This new edition of Islas Baleares - Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca - has been thoroughly revised for the RCC Pilotage Foundation by Graham Hutt who has visited the islands during 2009 and 2010. Throughout the plans and technical data have been brought up to date.
    This is the only fully comprehensive pilot guide in English.

    NZ$136.00 + delivery.

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    MEDITERRANEAN FRANCE & CORSICA PILOT. FIFTH EDITION.
    By Rod and Lucinda Heikell, Hardback, 1.5kgs, 370 pages, 215mmx305mm, full colour photographs and drawings. Published 2013
    This book is a comprehensive companion to the long coastline which ranges from Spain and the edge of the Pyrenees to the Alpes Maritimes and Italy. It covers the flat country of Languedoc-Roussillon - the coast of the Golfe du Lion, the Rhone delta and the Camargue, the industrial Golfe du Fos, the Cote d'Azur and the French Riviera and Monaco.
    The island of Corsica and the waterways that run behind the coast linking the Canal du Midi and the etangs to the Rhone are covered in seperate chapters.
    In this fifth edition there are new and updated plans, new photographs and new sections on routes. Full details are given of marine parks and new restricted areas. The introduction has been reorganised to provide improved information on getting to the area, formalities, weather and radio services.

    NZ$130.00 + delivery.

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    ATLANTIC SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.
    ByHenry Buchanan. Fully revised 7th edition. Hbk, 215mm x 305mm, 348 pages, colour photographs maps and plans. Published 2015
    'Atlantic Spain and Portugal' is the classic guide to this varied coast which includes the rias of of Galicia, the estuaries of the Douro and Tejo with Lisbon, the Algarve and then the coast of Andalucia down to Gibraltar. It's the essential companion for yachts making passage to the Mediterranean or onwards to the Canaries before an Atlantic crossing and also a comprehensive cruising companion for anyone visiting the delightful cruising grounds of Galicia and beyond.

    The seventh edition of this pilot has been completely updated from visits to the area by Henry Buchanan who has taken over the editorship of the entire volume. He has completely overhauled the initial section on Galicia and this new edition now commences at Cabo Ortegal, taking in Ría Cedeira. The arrangement of text and plans as been reorganized particularly at Ría de Arousa where an improved whole page approaches plan has been included.

    New photos and most of the plans incorporate changes accumulated over the four years or so since the last edition was published.

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    IONIAN 8th EDITION.
    By Rod Heikell. Paperback, 0.77kg, 190mm x 246mm, 270 pages, colour charts and photos. Published 2014.
    This is the fully revised and updated 8th edition.
    Like its companions West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian contains detailed information on many of the smaller harbours and anchorages which cannot be adequately covered in Rod Heikell's major guides Greek Waters Pilot and Turkish Waters and Cyprus Pilot. These handy cruising companions are ideal for charterers and flotilla sailors who are in the area for a short time but to make the best of it need all the essential background information on places to visit, history, food and travelling in Greece at their finger tips

    Ionian covers the coasts and islands south from Corfu, down to Methoni including all the islands and coast around the 'inland sea' Ionian is the essential onboard reference for anyone sailing or travelling in this area.

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    IONIAN CRUISING COMPANION.
    By Vanessa Bird. Hardback, 215mm x 305mm, 272 pages, full colour photographs and charts.
    The Ionian offers a varied and fascinating cruising ground, with its stunning scenery, predictable weather and a huge choice of harbours and anchorages within a short distance of one another.

    The Ionian Cruising Companion covers the area from Corfu down to Zakynthos, as well as the adjacent mainland coast of Greece from the Albanian border to the South Coast of the Peloponnese. This invaluable guide helps you make the most of your visit, provides detailed pilotage and nautical information. the Ionian Cruising Companion is not just a cruising companion; it is your tour guide. Learn about the history, experience the culture and taste culinary specialities of the region.

    Vanessa Bird's Ionian Cruising Companion incorporates superb phoography and full colour harbour plans and is ideal for browsing during the winter months in preparation for your trip, or for practical, daily on board use at sea.

    It contains;

  • Port guides - Useful information about where to eat, shop and visit in addition to a comprehensive guide to the local facilities, chandlers and boatyards.
  • Pilotage - Clear pilotage directions and invaluable local knowledge.
  • Chartlets - Easy to read, full colour charts to simplify harbour approaches.
  • History and Culture - Useful background information about these important aspects of the cruising region.
  • Glossary- Nautical and general terms in Greek.

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    WEST AEGEAN CRUISING COMPANION.
    By Rob Buttress. Hardback, 215mm x 305mm, 240 pages, Published 2007. full colour photos.
    An authoritative guide intended to help you make the most of your visit to this region. Covering the Gulf of Volos, the Sporades Islands and the Evian Gulf, the book provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore.

    Also incorporating some practical tips for your passage planning along with a valuable insight into the history and culture of the area, the book is enhanced with full colour charts and detailed photography, including many spectacular aerial shots.

    Contents include

  • Introduction
  • Distance tables
  • Chart Symbols and lights
  • Gulf of Vólos
  • Tríkeri & Oreí Channels
  • Skiáthos & Skópelos
  • The Outer Sporádes
  • Skíros & Aegean Évia
  • Pétali Gulf
  • The Évian Gulfs

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    WEST AEGEAN. 3rd edition
    By Rod Heikell. Paperback, 190mm x 246mm, 294 pages, colour photos and maps. Published 2014
    Rod Heikell’s West Aegean is a cruising guide to the Attic coast, Eastern Peloponnese, Western Cyclades and Northern Sporades. It is the ideal companion for charterers and flotilla sailors providing not only clear pilotage but also background information on visiting Greece, notes on history, food and wine and places to visit on the coast and inland.

    It runs from Corinth to Cape Sounion. Covers Aigina and Poros in the Saronic Gulf, and down the eastern side of the Peloponnese, includining Idhra and Spetsai, to Monemvasia and Cape Malea. It includes the Western islands of the Cyclades: Kea, Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos and Milos.

    This new edition has been thoroughly updated and throughout there are many new and revised plans and photos

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    ADRIATIC PILOT.
    By Trevor & Dinah Thompson. Hardback, 1.96kgs, 215mm x 300mm, 516 pages, full colour photographs, charts and drawings. 7th edition Published in 2016.
    This book is the definitive guide to Croatia and the neighbouring countries Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania, now celebrates 30 years of publication. It also provides coverage of the eastern coast of Italy, and is the only guide to the Venice Lagoon and harbours adjacent to Istria, and at present is the only book that covers the entire Adriatic region in a single volume.
    Trevor and Dinah Thompson's thoroughly researched work provides all the essential navigational information for yachtsmen visiting the area. This seventh edition has been fully revised to include up-to-date- information and details new marinas and their facilities that have occurred since 2008 are included and where necessary new plans have been drawn. Most of the. the user friendly charts included in the introduction to each section are now cross-referenced to the larger scale plans in the text and page referencing is more comprehensive. Each coastal section is now colour-coded and identifiable by colour tabs that improve navigation around the book.
    Adriatic Pilot is complemented by Imray's series of charts for the Dalmatian Coast

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    EAST AEGEAN.
    By Rod Heikell. Paperback, 0.87kgs, 190mm x 246mm, 342 pages, full colour photographs and maps. Fully revised 2nd edition published 2012.
    East Aegean, covers Patmos, Kalimnos, Kos, Rhodes and islands in between on the Greek side. On the Turkish side, the ports of Gumusluk, Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye, as well as almost every anchorage on the coast, and islands between as far east as Kas and Kekova are included. In the same style as its companions, 'Ionian' and 'West Aegean', this fully revised and expanded second edition provides detailed pilotage and background information for yachts cruising the area and also those crossing between the Greek and Turkish coasts and islands.
    East Aegean follows the pattern of Rod Heikell's other guides and is fully illustrated with up-to-date plans, photographs and interesting panels on local history and customs. It is packed with useful background information for the traveller and provides all the essential information for getting to the area, formalities and sailing in Greece and Turkey.

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    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CHART.
    By Sardegna to Port Said and the Black Sea. Imray M20. 0.12 kg. Published 2011
    Scale: 1:2,750,000 . Chart Size 640 mm x 900 mm. Printed on partially synthetic and Water resistant paper. Folded into A4 size formed and supplied in robust PVC wallet.

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    WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CHART.
    By Gibralter to the Ionian Sea. Imray M10. 0.12 kg. Published 2011
    Scale: 1:2,750,000 . Chart Size 640 mm x 900 mm. Printed on partially synthetic and Water resistant paper. Folded into A4 size formed and supplied in robust PVC wallet.

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    ITALIAN WATERS PILOT NINTH EDITION
    By Rod Heikell. Hardback, 1.86kg, 213mm x 303mm, 495 pages, Full Colour photographs maps and charts. Published in 2015.
    'Italian Waters Pilot' is the only guide for yachtsmen in English that covers the coasts of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian 'heel' and Malta in one volume.

    This new ninth edition contains numerous revisions throughout, but in particular the text, plans and photographs have been completely overhauled. There are a large number of new and amended plans and Rod Heikell has taken a lot of care to research the details of marine developments. Where it has been available information is given on proposed changes and extensions to yacht harbours. Marine reserves are now an important feature of the coasts and off-lying islands, particularly in Sardinia and Sicily, and this edition provides updated details of the latest regulations.

    NZ$170.00 + Delivery.

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    MEDITERRANEAN CRUISING HANDBOOK.
    By Rod Heikell. Paperback, 0.9 kg, 189mm x 246mm, 280 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
    This fully updated 6th edition has had a complete facelift and is now published in full colour in a new format.
    Throughout, the work has been updated, and in places, expanded. It now includes a list of useful waypoints and routes for the entire Mediterranean which are shown on overprinted charts folded into the back of the book.
    The Mediterranean Cruising Handbook is a constant companion to the Imray Mediterranean Almanac and provides information on climate, equipment, radio, navigation, routes to the Mediterranean, history, marine life, food and basic information on each Mediterranean country.

    NZ$110.00 + delivery.

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    MEDITERRANEAN ALMANAC. 2017-2018.

    ByLucinda & Rod Heikell. Paperback, 1.36kg. 210mm x 280mm, 448 pages, Full Colour Maps, charts and line drawings, published 2017.
    The essential marine data resource for the Mediterranean.
    Rod Heikell and Lucinda are the acknowledged experts on sailing the Mediterranean, and this almanac, for the 2017-2018 season is the essential cockpit and general companion. Included in this book are:

  • Waypoints, data and contacts for all major harbours and marinas
  • Weather sources for radio, internet and apps
  • Maritime regulations, marine reserves and traffic schemes
  • Coast radio stations and frequencies
  • GMDSS safety and distress communications
  • Passage planning and tides

    All the harbour plans appear in the familiar Imray Livery which adds clarity to their use.

    NZ$120.00 + delivery.

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    CRUISING BULGARIA AND ROMANIA.
    By Nicky Allardice, papercover, 210mm x 297mm, 107 pages, monochrome photos.
    This book aims to encourage many more yachtsmen to discover the pleasures of cruising the Lower Danube and the western Black Sea, to visit the ports and harbours and the miles of unspoilt beaches in these fascinating areas.
    For the visiting yachtsmen, the cruising areas of Bulgaria and Romania - the River Danube, parts of the Black Sea coast, and the Danube Delta, a special area in its own right - offer a fascinating diversity. Despite being close geographical neighbours, Bulgaria and Romania are culturally very different. Bulgaria shares the Orthodox religion and Slavic cultural roots of Russia and Serbia, whereas Romania is a country with Latin cultural traditions similar to other western Mediterranean countries. Srebarna lake, the North Romanian Black Sea coast, Kamchia and Strandja and the Danube Delta are internationally important as nature reserves and as homes to some rare and endangered species.
    The River Danube is one of Europe's most ancient thoroughfares but between Vienna and Bratislava the number of vessels on the river drops dramatically and the area is still relatively unknown to foreign boats. With Bulgaria and Romania's entry into the EU it is hoped that visiting the waterways of the Danube will be easier than ever before.

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    CORSICA & NORTH SARDINIA. Third edition
    By John Marchment, paperback, 210mm x 297mm, 216 pages, colour photos and charts.
    Corsica and North Sardinia may be well known to French and Italian yachtsmen but many sailors entering the Meditteranean through the Straits of Gibraltar tend to bypass this area as they head east. They miss a wonderful cruising ground which extends well beyond the Bonifacio Straits. Whilst one must keep a watch on the weather, careful cruise planning can lead to many quiet and remote anchorages and also some stunning coastal scenery, particularly on the northwest coast of Corsica. Those who want a break from the sea can enjoy towns full of history, or gain a closer view of the dramatic mountains by taking the Ajaccio train into the rugged interior.
    This eition ahs been totally revised as a result of a visit to the islands in May 2013.

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    777 HARBOURS & ANCHORAGES OF SLOVENIA, CROATIA, MONTENEGRO & ALBANIA.
    By Sonia Florian, Dario Silvestro & Piero Magnabosco. Paperback, 0.77kgs, 210mm x 297mm, 288 pages, colour photographs and maps. 6th English edition Published in 2014.
    This is the cruising guide to the Adriatic coasts of Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania and is the sixth English edition updated in 2014. For this occasion, further steps were taken to make the consultation of this pilot book easier.
    A second part was added to the book about Albania as its wild coasts are attracting an increasing number of passionate sailors.
    This new edition includes over 804 colour maps and 111 charts plus notes on the weather and marine environment. The easy to read texts make this book a useful addition to any bluewater library.

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    COASTAS DEL SOL AND BLANCA.
    By RCC Pilotage Foundtation. 0.89kg. Hardcover, 215mm x 305mm, 177 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
    The origins of this book go back to the late Robin Brandon's East Spain Pilot, first produced in 1975. Despite being crowded in the high season, this coast remains popular with yachtsmen whether they are passing through or cruising in slow time. It is a good place to keep a yacht in the sun or to overwinter with easy access by land and air.
    Since 1975 regular updates and revisions have been made to keep up with the constant development along this Spanish coast. The harbours along this coast were all revisited in 2007 to prepare for this addition and many inputs from the internet are included.

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    COSTAS DEL AZAHAR, DORADA AND BRAVA, 2008 Edition.
    By RCC Pilotage Foundation. Hardback, 1.31kg, 215mm x 303mm, 242 pages, colour photographs and drawings.
    The origin of this book go back to the late Robin Brandon's East Spain Pilot. This coast has become increasingly polular with yachtsmen whether they be passing through or cruising in slow time; or as a good place to keep a yacht in the sun or to overwinter with easy access by land and air. It has become particularly busy in high season, but is still worth visiting.
    Since 1975 regular updates and revisions have been made to kepp up with the constant development along this Spanish Mediterranean coast. in addition to factual updating, this edition is restructured to enable more rapid use of information. All positions are reworked to datum WGS84 and included Coastal and Harbour Approach Waypoints. Navigators please note comments on the use of waypoints under Caution, the Introduction and Appendix; also note that a book of this nature cannot keep pace with the rapid spread of fish farming activity.

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    TURKEY CRUISING COMPANION.
    By Emma Watson, Hardback, 1.17kgs, 224 pages, 215mm x 305mm, full colour photographs and drawings. Published 2013
    Covering the Ionian, Carian, West and East Lycian Coasts, the Turkey Cruising Companion is the essential pilot guide for anyone cruising the area. Drawing on all her local knowledge and expertise, Emma Watson provides clear pilotage directions to a variety of harbours and anchorages, as well as offering useful information on the facilities and shops available.

    Helpful suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore along with valuable insights into the history and culture of Turkey are also included.

    incorporating superb photography and full colour harbour plans, is easy to use for planning as well as on board.

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    THE MAGIC OF TURKEY - A Guide to the Turkish Coast.
    By Alfredo Giacon. Softback, 190 pages, 140mm x 220mm, black and white photos.
    Join Alfredo Giacon and his First Mate Nicoletta aboard their 55-foot ketch Jancris for an unforgettable journey along the coast of Caria and Lycia. For two years, they moored in secluded bays, swam in crystal clear water over the submerged ruins of ancient houses, climbed pine-covered hillsides to reach legendary archaeological sites, and dined on fresh local fare in fishermen’s taverns.
    The Magic of Turkey also features a comprehensive guide to the various coasts of Turkey. It offers practical information on topics ranging from anchorages and marinas, to weather forecasts, to regional cuisine of some of the most intriguing coasts of the world.

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    GREEK WATERS PILOT
    By Rod Heikell, Hardback, 568 pages, 215mm x305mm, 2.12kg, full colour photographs and drawings. Published 2014
    Greek Waters Pilot is the definitive cruising guide to the coasts and islands of Greece. It covers the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume. Greek waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from the author's own survey work and the latest first hand information.

    The organisation of so much detail within the confines of a single volume is an impressive achievement and has been the basis of Greek Waters Pilots' status as the indispensable guide for anyone sailing around Greece.
    The 12th edition has been thoroughly updated from on board "Skylax" whilst sailing around most of the islands and mainland shores of Greece. All the plans have been revised where necessary and a number of new plans added to reflect the changes since the last edition. New photos have been added, many of them from the air.

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    TURKISH WATERS & CYPRUS PILOT
    By Rod and Lucinda Heikell, Hardback, 1.75 kgs 388 pages, 215mm x300mm, full colour photographs, drawings and maps. Published 2013
    Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot covers the coast of Turkey from the Bosphorus to the Syrian border and Cyprus. There is also a chapter on the Black Sea Coast.

    Since the last edition in 2009, the Turkish Coast has changed more than any other in the Mediterranean and in some places beyond recognition. There has been a steady growth in the number of cruising yachts, many of which are now Turkish-owned and to match this facilities have been improved, harbours extended and new marinas built.

    This ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and provides the latest information on these developments. The text has been revised and contains new plans and new photographs, many of which are aerial shots.

    Turkish Waters and Cyprus Pilot is regarded as essential reading for anyone sailing in the country.

    NZ$140.00 + delivery.

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    THE BALTIC SEA, THIRD EDITION 2010.
    By Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation, Hardback, 1.5kg, 376 pages, 215mm x300mm, full colour photographs and drawings
    This third edition draws heavily on the earlier work by Barry Sheffield and Oz Robinson and then by Anne Hammick and her supporting team.
    The Baltic Sea is vast and diverse in every sense. This book sets out to provide the cruising yachtsmen with the background details necessary to plan extended cruising throughout the region whether it is to the popular well developed areas or the more remote parts where the only company is the wildlife. The earlier book has now been much enhanced, updated and extended to include the west coast of Sweden and the whole of the Gulf of Bothnia. All areas of the Baltic Sea are now covered. Although the pilotage information for each country is much greater than hitherto, it would be impractical to mention the thousands of harbours and anchorages in all these differing countries. However, all key facts for each country are provided along with details of the local guides and how to source them.

    NZ$138.00 + delivery.

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