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Solent Cruising Companion

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By Derek Aslet

The Solent is one of Britain's most popular sailing spots, which offers a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this latest edition, Derek Aslett provides an authoritative companion that helps you make the most of your visit. Covering the area from Keyhaven and Yarmouth in the west to Chichester and Bembridge in the east, the Solent Cruising Companion 2nd Edition provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore.

Also this Cruising Companion incorporates a valuable insight into the history of the Solent, the book is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including many spectacular aerial shots. The Solent Cruising Companion certainly helps make a more interesting and exciting stay in this most famous of cruising areas and will prove to be an essential addition to your ship's library. PORT GUIDES Useful information about berthing facilities, marina charges, fuel, showers, launderettes, chandlers, maintenance and repairs in addition to a complete guide to restaurants, shops and local attractions.

PILOTAGE Clear pilotage directions and invaluable local knowledge of Solent harbours. Buoyage, tides, waypoints, VHF channels, harbour regulations and hazards. CHARTLETS Easy to read, full colour charts along with informative town plans.

WEATHER Sources for detailed local weather forecasts.

“This very successful book has been re-issued in its third edition and is bang up to date. It goes methodically through all the harbours in the Solent which one could possibly enter and its factual information on the facilities in each harbour is second to none.” Classic Sailor


“The Solent is probably the 'most sailed' water in the British Isles and this book covers the ports, harbours and anchorages from Keyhaven to Chichester. Aslett provides clear navigation and pilotage advice for each location and a separate panel of useful information (fuel, gas, showers, places to eat etc). A good companion and the photos and chartlets are excellent.” Yachting Monthly


“The book is simply set out with text illustrated by many photographs that give not just the detail but also the flavour of the area. There is something for everyone, either the crew who think they know everything about the area, or the visitor sailing in for the first time. There is approach information well illustrated with chartlets and a good range of contact details from coastguard to dental helplines. There is a good selection of information on transport, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. All round, a useful addition to the bookshelf of any Solent bound cruising craft.” Royal Cruising Club