Book Reviews

The Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation publishes pilotage information through books and a range of media acessible through its own website www.rccpf.org.uk.

Reviews of the most recent RCCPF Publications and other books written by RCC members are listed below.

Channel Islands, Cherbourg Peninsula and North Brittany - revised first edition

Whether you are setting out on that first tentative Channel crossing, or an old hand returning to familiar waters, an up to date Pilot Book is an essential, and this latest publication is to be recomm

Read full review

The Atlantic Crossing Guide 7th Edition

For many a sailor, crossing the Atlantic Ocean is their holy grail, the equivalent of scaling Mount Everest for a climber. Both are immense challenges and preparation is key.

Read full review

The Baltic Sea and Approaches (Fourth Edition)

The RCC Pilotage Foundation has recently brought out a fourth edition, published by Imray, of their extensive guide to The Baltic Sea and its Approaches.

Read full review

Mediterranean Spain

‘Gibraltar and the five Mediterranean costas of Spain form the subject matter of this pilot.’

Read full review

Cape Horn and Antarctic Waters

Paul Heiney's lavishly illustrated book warrants a well-deserved place in the chart table and has plenty of general interest for those seeking inspiration for their next cruise.

Read full review

CHILE Cruising Guide - Revised Third Edition

This is a beautifully produced and extremely well structured guide to this very long and diverse cruising ground. Reviewed by Katharine Ingram

Read full review

Cruising Guide to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands Guide is very much a guide for tourists rather than a pilot book, but as such it has the information for a touring yachtsman to enjoy these islands.

Read full review

Inland Waterways of the Netherlands (2nd Edition)

For such a small country The Netherlands has an amazing 6,000km of navigable waterways and there is something there for everyone.

Read full review

The Arctic and Northern Waters Pilot

The revised edition of the Arctic and Northern Waters Pilot is a compelling volume that takes the reader into waters that few will travel, for those who go there it is essential reading.

Read full review

The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd Edition

This RCC Pilotage Foundation book is a beautifully produced and extremely well structured guide to the vast cruising area that is the Pacific Ocean

Read full review

Solent Cruising Companion

The 3rd Edition of this very useable cruising companion is brought right up to date (2016) by Derek Aslett. Published by Fernhurst Books and available through Imray and many local chandleries.

Read full review

Norway Pilot - 3rd Edition

The newly published third edition of the RCC Pilotage Foundation Norway pilot book by Judy Lomax is reviewed below by Madeleine Strobel

Read full review

Atlantic Islands Pilot

A Sixth Edition of the RCCPF Atlantic Islands Pilot has just been published by Imray. It is reviewed by Alan Spriggs (RCC) below.

Read full review

Heavy Weather Sailing

This is the 7th edition of this well-known and popular book. There is much that is new in this edition, all beautifully explored and explained.

Read full review