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  • The Atlantic Crossing Guide, 7th Edition
  • Charlie's Charts - Southern California
  • Charlie's Charts - North to Alaska
  • Charlie's Charts - U.S. Pacific Coast
  • South America Pilot Volume 1
  • South America Pilot Volume 2
  • South America Pilot Volume 3
  • Brazil Cruising Guide
  • Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego Pilot
  • Chile
  • Caribbean Passagemaking
  • Lonely Planet - Caribbean Islands
  • Lonely Planet - Antarctica.
  • Cape Horn and Antarctica Waters
  • Antarctica Cruising Guide 4th Edition

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    By Jane Russel. Hardback, 1.38kg, 215mm x 302mm, 292 pages, full colour charts and photographs.
    The Atlantic Crossing Guide has become established as the standard reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage, whether via the trade wind route to the Caribbean or to Europe from the United States. The better prepared you are the greater your chances of success.
    Packed full of the collective wisdom of cruising sailors over four decades, this new edition has been updtaed to include advice on:

  • Suitable boats, including considerations of hull integrity
  • Equipment and maintenance
  • Advances in navigation and communications systems
  • Access to weather and routeing information
  • The balance of power input and usage
  • Planning for hurricane season
  • Risk management.
  • Crew harmony and health
  • Provisioning

    Passages planning

  • Atlantic weather systems, including tropical waves and hurricanes
  • common routes and timings across the Atlantic
  • Seasonal cruising along bordering coasts and within Atlantic island groups
  • Fog and ice in the higher latitudes
  • key landfalls No other book contains so much information for planning and setting out on an Atlantic crossing. Whether you are comtemplating your first ocean adventure or have multiple crossing under your belt, The Atlantic Crossing Guide will be an invaluable tool and an indispensible reference once underway.

    NZ$105.00 + Delivery.
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    By Captain Holly Scott. Softback. 210mm x 270mm, 0.37 kg. 121 Pages. Published 2014
    A Cruising Guide for Mariners.

    Southern California: Point Conception to Rio Santo Tomas Mexico | Including the Channel Islands.

    Compiled with Southern California cruising in mind, this cruising guide focuses on Southern California and extends into Mexico. Combining the Pacific Coast Guide with the Mexico Guide into one up-to-date, detailed cruising guide.

    Each chart has GPS waypoints plus details about the cove, bay or harbor you are visiting, local knowledge and things to do. This guide is 121 pages jammed full of information for the novice as well as the experienced cruiser.

    NZ$85.00 + Delivery.

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    CHARLIE'S CHARTS - NORTH TO ALASKA (Victoria, B.C. to Glacier Bay, Alaska).
    By Charles and Margo Wood. Softcover. 0.79 kgs, 215mm x 280mm, 272 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs and monochrome port plans and charts. 6th edition published 2020.

    This edition was prepared using the original maps and photos with many new photos added. Some valuable information has also been updated to accomodate the mariner undertaking this voyage. While this edition has been revised for an updated look, every effort has been made to maintain the integrity of the original book.

    This cruising guide provides navigation information for a boater departing from Victoria and traveling along the British Columbia and Southeast Alaskan coasts following the protected waters of the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Alaska.
    It is divided into eight sections with full-color photographs and a sketched chart indicating marinas or anchorages where a cruising boat can find moorage as it travels along the coast. Each location has a detailed sketch and description of a safe approach, recommended anchorages and shore facilities. Crucial portions such as the transit of passes and the passage of Cape Caution are given particular attention with guidelines for timing and recommended routes.
    A customized weather map provides excellent information.

    For cruisers unable to make the entire trip to Alaska shorter trips to spectacular areas on the coast are described such as to Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago, Fiordland Recreation Area, Kitimat and the Kitlope.

    NZ$140.00 + delivery.

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    CHARLIE'S CHARTS - U.S. Pacific Coast. (Seattle, Washington to San Diego)
    By Charles and Margo Wood. Softcover. 0.69 kgs, 215mm x 280mm, 235 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs and monochrome port plans and charts. 6th edition published 2015.

    This cruising guide is a proven reference for safe navigation of the challenges for travel along the US Pacific Coast. It clearly describes the choices of routes for travel along the coast: harbor-hopping, inshore and offshore routes and discusses weather, crossing bars and safety issues.
    A safe approach to all major facilities is described and sketched in detail as well as the anchorages in the Channel Islands.

    Many cruisers have found the detailed information invaluable when approaching both planned stop-overs or when making an unexpected approach to the coast as a result of engine or equipment failure or a health emergency.
    Detailed drawings of marina facilities takes the worry out of approaching an unfamiliar marina. GPS waypoints on each page are intended to assist a cruiser to locate offshore approach buoys and avoid reefs, points and capes by a safe margin. (Waypoints are not given following the channel into marinas since channel markers are regularly moved to indicate the best water as a result of constant shoaling and scouring)

    This 6th edition is filled with QR codes, providing added information such as riverbar cameras, tide tables, weather cams, informational links to harbor websites and the like.
    The use of these QR codes is not required to use the guide, but provide additional information to the cruiser when within cell phone coverage. The codes can be scanned by a smart phone or iPad.

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    By British Admiralty. Hardback. 215mm x 300mm, 19th Edition. Published 2017

    Covers the North-eastern and Eastern coasts of South American from Cabo Orange to Cabo Tres Puntas.

    NZ$260.00 + Delivery.

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    By British Admiralty. Hardback. 215mm x 300mm, 500 pages. 19th Edition. Published 2019

    Southern Coasts of South America from Cabo Tres Puntas to Cabo Raper, and the Falkland Islands

    NZ$260.00 + Delivery.

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    By British Admiralty. Hardback. 215mm x 300mm, 390 pages. 13th Edition. Published 2018

    Covers the Western Coastal waters of South America from Cabo Ráper to Punta Mariato, the sea area to 100°W, Archipiélago de Colón and other outlying islands.

    NZ$260.00 + Delivery.

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    By Michel Balette. Hardback. 1.19kg, 273 pages, 210mm x 300mm, full colour.
    First published in France, Michel Balette’s pilot for the coasts of Brazil is the first really comprehensive set of sailing directions for this area. Over 250 harbours and anchorages are described and illustrated by full colour photographs and plans, many of which are based on Brazilian Navy charts.

    This immensely varied country has a 3500 mile coastline which embraces the Amazon Basin in the north and in the south the estuary of the River Plate, and offers a great range of destinations for cruising. Michel Balette describes the scenery and offers a concise guide to Brazil and its people and their customs.

    NZ$145.00 + Delivery.

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    By Mariolina Rolfo and Giorgio Ardrizzi. Hardback, 1.51kgs, 180mm x 243mm, 719 pages. 3rd Edition Published 2015.
    Superbly produced book on one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
    This pilot guide, now at its third edition, aims to report the local conditions and knowledge with the greatest accuracy, in order that these 2,400 miles of water can be navigated safely. The work is divided into two sections.
    The first section contains subjects of general interest such as flora, fauna, geology, history and heritage.
    The second part is strictly nautical and is the result of sixteen years xperience in sailing these waters. The authors have selected and personally tested over 400 anchorages - all noted with accurate descriptions and drawings so as to provide the necessary information for a safe navigation. Moreover, this section is improved by the inclusion of notes regarding meteorology, radio frequencies, yacht preparation, rules of navigating and information about Chile and Argentenia.
    The pilot guides includes:
  • 433 items with anchorages, coves and harbours
  • 451 general and detailed charts
  • 107 drawings and historical pictures
  • 93 colour prints and 39 B&W prints

    NZ$310.00 + Delivery.

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    CHILE Arica Desert to Tierra del Fuego.
    By Andrew O'Grady, 1.09 kgs, Softback, 278 pages, 210mm x295mm, full colour charts. Fully Revised Fourth Edition. Published 2019

    This new edition of the guide to Chile covers the coasts from Arica in the north to Cape Horn in the south, and includes Isla de Pascua and Islas Juan Fernandez to the west.

    Chile’s vast coastline offers the complete range of scenery and is one of the last easily accessible places on the planet where yachts can explore little known waters and find previously unreported anchorages.

    This fourth edition is a compilation of information gleaned by many visiting yachtsmen, edited into a coherent and thorough guide. It offers detailed, fully updated sailing directions for almost all the important harbours and anchorages, many of which are documented here for the first time. The detailed text is supported by revised colour sketch plans throughout.
    Contains full colour photographs, many of them annotated with additional pilotage information.

    NZ$140.00 + delivery.

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    By Les Weatheritt. Paperback. 0.59kg, Published 2015. 3rd Edition. 395 pages, 140mm x 215mm, Black & White images.
    The chain of islands from the Virgins to the southern Lesser Antilles is one of the most desirable tropical cruising grounds as well as the most accessible for North American and European sailors. The Caribbean Sea is usually benign, but the conditions are very different from your home waters you must learn to sail with the grain of wind, weather, current, and climate, or these forgiving waters will turn into a punishingly rough old sea. Learn to sail in harmony with the winds and currents that surround the Virgins, the Leewards, and the Windwards, and your Caribbean sailing experience will be the good one you deserve.

    This updated third edition of Caribbean Passagemaking is an entertaining mine of information for the sun-soaked passage planner as well as the dreamer back home. Here is the full, vital background to help skipper and crew enjoy sailing the Caribbean islands.

    Topics include:

  • How to achieve easier passagemaking and sail in comfort
  • Which are the safe and easy harbors
  • How to spot the weather windows
  • Prevailing winds and currents
  • Ideal equipment for Caribbean waters
  • Plus a wealth of practical, down-to-earth hints and tips

    NZ$70.00 + Delivery.
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    By Lonely Planet. Paperback, 130mm x 195mm, 892 pages. 7th Edition. Published 2017.

    The most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Travel back to the 18th century as you wander along cobbled lanes and past meticulously restored buildings at English Harbour, Antigua; hoist a jib and set sail from sailing fantasyland, Tortola, and enjoy the journey to one of the 50 or so isles making up the British Virgin Islands;

    Inside Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests - Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - weddings, honeymoons, sustainable travel, cuisine, music, wildlife, culture, history Covers Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Lucia, Trinidad, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands, and more

    WAS NZ$40.00 + delivery.
    NOW NZ$15.00 + delivery.

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    LONELY PLANET - Antarctica.
    By Lonely Planet. Paperback, 130mm x 195mm, 223 pages. 57 maps. 6th Edition. Published 2017.
    No place on earth compares to this vast white wilderness distilled to an elemental haiku: snow, ice, water, rock. Antarctica is simply stunning.
    The enormity of its ice shelves and mountain ranges invariably heightens feelings of humanity insignificance and natures grandeur. Antarctica's peculiar beauty may haunt you for the rest of your days. Even the trip over, crossing the Southern Ocean is an experience  with no landmass, low-pressure systems circle clockwise unimpeded, eventually reaching incredible speeds... The Falkland Islands are also included in Lonely Planet's Antarctica.

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    By Imray - Paul Heiney. Hardback, 1.10kg, 215mm x 303mm, 214 pages, colour Photographs, charts/ diagrams. Published 2017. 1st ed.

    Covers the spectacular cruising grounds around Cape Horn, including Chile, the Beagle Channel, the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Including some of the most dangerous waters in the world, from the treacherous Cape Horn to the icebound anchorages of Antarctica, it offers not only inspiration and encouragement but enough detail to plan the voyage of a lifetime.

    Broadcaster and author Paul Heiney has incorporated a strategic range of navigational information from his voyage to the area alongside that gathered by other experienced sailors. Key passages, harbours and anchorages are described in an informative and enlightening way alongside useful sketch plans. Full-colour photographs and lively texts give a strong sense of the drama and magnificence of an area that is increasingly of interest to cruising yachts.

    NZ$180.00 + delivery.

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    By Peter Carey & Craig Franklin. Paperback, 130mm x 183mm, 299 pages.4th edition 2018
    Now packed with even more breathtaking color photographs, wildlife descriptions, and detailed area maps, this updated 4th edition to the bestselling Antarctica travel guide includes fascinating, full accounts of interesting places, spectacular landscapes, and local plants and wildlife—from penguins and other birds to whales, seals, and myriad mammals.

    A definitive field guide to Antarctica, it caters to South Pole visitors travelling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat. Written by experienced Antarctic guides who are recognised experts in the continent’s wildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous color photographs of the great white south.

    This new edition is completely up-to-date. It contains not only all the information you’ll need to get the absolute most from your Antarctic adventure, but also the latest scientific information on threats to the continent through global warming, invasive pests, plastic pollution, illegal fishing and whaling and more..

    NZ$48.00 + Delivery.

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