UK and Ireland Circumnavigator’s Guide - The new second edition is out!

It has been updated and has 69 new pages in a chapter called Ten of the Best. It gives you Ten of the Best unmissable spots along the way in different categories - Castle Anchorages, Wildlife Encounters, Culinary Expereince, Challnging Tidal Races, Whisky Tasting, Historic Interest, Taking the Ground, Beautiful Rivers and Estaries, Glorious Gardens, Picturesque Marinas and Remote Anchorages. It will be invaluable in your route planning ensuring that you make the most of your trip of a lifetime.

“Brimming with practical advice interspersed with absolutely stunning photographs” Cruising Association

“This excellent primer offers a superb and practical insight into every aspect of the challenge...Indispensable for route planning” Paul Gelder Yachting Monthly

This book is a practical guide and it 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.

“Must be one of the best available practical guides for cruising” Lymington Times Dec 2008
“Highly Recommended” Sailing Today Mar 2009 .

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  • Planning the trip
  • Preparing the boat
  • Different routes-clockwise anti?
  • Charts, equipment andstoresneeded
  • Weather patterns and forecasting
  • Likely costs and timescales
  • Canal Routes
  • Communicating with friends and family
  • Possible pitfalls and safety considerations
  • Living aboard
  • Running maintenance

Where to buy the book:

Adlard Coles
Kelvin Hughes

High Street Shops
WH Smith
Force 4
Pipler’s of Poole

About the author
Sam has been sailing offshore for 28 years and has logged over 15,000 miles at sea. She gained her RYA Yachtmaster at the age of 20 and has sailed to the Azores and back, cruised around the Canary Islands and to the Baltic several times. In the summer of 2006, she sailed with her partner Mags around Britain.