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.
This book is a very practical guide to long distance ocean sailing, compiled by a very accomplished and experienced practitioner and aimed at the would-be ocean sailor.
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This meticulously updated 8th edition invites the cruising sailor to safely explore numerous exquisite locations, reassured by the author's wealth of experience.
"I commend Christopher and the RCCPF team on producing an excellent book that will be an invaluable resource to anyone making this trip (Trinidad to Tobago) for the first time"
Reviewed by Peter Bruce who says: "This Second Edition is thoroughly comprehensive and gives those with it a huge advantage over those without."
Reviewer Jay Devonshire writes: "An up to date Pilot Book is an essential, and this latest publication is to to be recommended."
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.
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.
‘Gibraltar and the five Mediterranean costas of Spain form the subject matter of this pilot.’
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.
This is a beautifully produced and extremely well structured guide to this very long and diverse cruising ground. Reviewed by Katharine Ingram
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.
For such a small country The Netherlands has an amazing 6,000km of navigable waterways and there is something there for everyone.
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.
Reviewers Katharine & Peter Ingram write: "This RCC Pilotage Foundation book is a beautifully produced and extremely well structured guide to the vast cruising area that is the Pacific Ocean."
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.
The newly published third edition of the RCC Pilotage Foundation Norway pilot book by Judy Lomax is reviewed below by Madeleine Strobel
A Sixth Edition of the RCCPF Atlantic Islands Pilot has just been published by Imray. It is reviewed by Alan Spriggs (RCC) below.
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.
ATLANTIC SPAIN AND PORTUGAL – Cabo Ortegal (Galicia) to Gibraltar - 8th Edition
South Africa to the Caribbean
ATLANTIC FRANCE – Ouessant to the Spanish Border
Channel Islands, Cherbourg Peninsula and North Brittany - revised first edition
The Atlantic Crossing Guide 7th Edition
The Baltic Sea and Approaches (Fourth Edition)
Cape Horn and Antarctic Waters
CHILE Cruising Guide - Revised Third Edition
Cruising Guide to the Canary Islands
Inland Waterways of the Netherlands (2nd Edition)
The Arctic and Northern Waters Pilot
The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd Edition
Solent Cruising Companion
Norway Pilot - 3rd Edition
Atlantic Islands Pilot
Heavy Weather Sailing