The Yachting Monthly Channel Cruising Companion
The Yachting Monthly Channel Cruising Companion The title of course refers to the English Channel, and this book is intended to be a direct competitor to the Shell Pilot to the English Channel published by Imray. Both books are undoubtedly first rate. The coverage of both books is almost exactly the same - the whole English Channel on both sides, including the Channel Islands - Scillies to Ramsgate, and Dunkerque to L'Aber Benoit in this case - whereas the Shell takes you through the Chenal du Four, Ushant, as far as Brest. Like the whole Cruising Companion series, this book is very attractively designed, well organised, easy to use, concise, well illustrated, and has plenty of useful shore-going information that one does not normally find in pilotage books, as well as excellent serious pilotage and full-colour harbour plans. Either book would be a superb investment anyway.