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  Bowman 57 cutter-rigged Ketch for sale - The ideal ocean cruising yacht Bowman 57 Aleria
  BVI Exclusion Zone
No Entry into the BVIs and its surrounding waters is permitted by vessels until at least 08 December 2020.
If you sail through BVI waters, you will be fined.
  A LETTER TO A LUCKY MAN
The latest thriller with a nautical twist from Thomas Jobling, author of the acclaimed Chasing Shadows and Arthur’s Dead
  The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) leaves Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Over 300 crew set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - ARC 2020.
  Iris Innovations Launches New CMAC Range of On-Board Camera and Alarm Management Systems
Camera Specialist Announces Powerful Control System and Accompanying App for Garmin OneHelm Platform.
  PredictWind to partner with SPIRE & UKMO
A single forecast model will never be the most accurate in all situations, so by having access to the world’s top forecast models you can be assured to get the best possible forecast, to give you greater confidence in your decision-making.
  Countdown to the ARC start
With just one week to go until the start of the 35th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, almost all of the boats have arrived in Las Palmas and preparations continue in the final week before the start on Sunday 22 November.


  The Polar Yacht Guide and why it is needed
There has been a big increase in the number of yachts cruising in Greenland, Svalbard, Alaska, the Northwest Passage, South America, the southern oceans and the Antarctic.
  ARC+ 2020 Departs Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
After months of preparation, hard work and determination to take part in ARC+ 2020 in challenging circumstances, last night’s firework display lit up the skies above the fleet of 24 boats, acting as a final farewell from organisers, World Cruising Club and our hosts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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by (us!) Capt. Alex Blackwell & Capt. Daria Blackwell

Unless you are far offshore, at some point or another you are going to need to park your boat. Just like knowing how to stop your car before you start is perhaps the most important part of driving, we feel that anchoring is perhaps the most important skill you can and should acquire in boating. 226 pages, 182 Illustrations

Happy Hooking is a very readable book loaded with valuable information on anchoring tackle, anchoring technique, tying up and rafting, anchoring etiquette, as well as the occasional anecdote - simply stated a must have!

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Nautical and other classic books

  • White Seahorse Publishing Announces the Launch of its nautical and Irish interest Classics imprint.

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  • New: Ocean Sailing by Paul Heiney - Hardcover and Kindle - Book Review
    Ocean Sailing paints a picture of what crossing oceans is really about, told through the experiences those who have already ventured across the world's oceans themselves.
  • The Summer Isles A Voyage of the Imagination, By Philip Marsden - Hardcover and Kindle
    Eloquently spoken, full of lore balanced with fact, honest about both trepidation and joy, inquisitive about the history of places and people, it was a beautiful journey alongside the author visiting some of the most magical places on earth: in the West of Ireland and Scotland.
  • Atlantic Spain and Portugal, eighth edition, Cabo Ortegal to Gibraltar, Henry Buchanan
  • Europe's Sea Mammals - Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde - A field guide to the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals
  • Pocket Irish Wit & Wisdom, Written and produced by Teapot Press Ltd
  • A Pocket History of Ireland, Joseph McCullough
  • The Ketogenic Kitchen, Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly
  • Calming Celtic Colouring, Tony Potter
  • Recipes and Stories from Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Jody Eddy, Photography by Sandeep Patwal
  • Irelandopedia - A compendium of maps, facts and knowledge, by Fatti and John Burke
  • Better Birding - Tips, Tools & Concepts for the Field, By George L. Armistead & Brian L Sullivan
  • The Bees In Your Backyard, A Guide to North America’s Bees, By Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril

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