This guide aims to assist boaters cruising on inland waterways in France and Belgium (and Luxembourg). Updated each year by Cruising Association (CA) members actively cruising the waterways, it has the advantage that it is very much more detailed and up to date than other published guides. It also indicates what moorings are like, not just their location. In an extensive introduction and detailed information section, it explains the character of the various waterways; the challenges to be overcome; the equipment needed; licences and regulations; sources of further information; 'rules of the road' and many other items of interest to the inland waterways cruiser. It also includes a 25 per cent discount offer on first year's CA membership to purchasers joining online during the year. Members then have access to the online edition of the guide, which contains hyperlinks to the CA's proprietary CAptain's Mate app, enabling users to access the most up-to-date information on routes and mooring locations.
This guide, now in its 27th edition, is firmly established as one of the most thorough and up to date guides to inland waterways cruising in France and Belgium (and Luxembourg). Annually updated each year by Cruising Association (CA) members actively cruising the waterways, it has the advantage that it is very much more detailed and up to date than other published guides. It also indicates what moorings are like, not just their location. In an extensive introduction and detailed information section, it explains the character of the various waterways; the challenges to be overcome; the equipment needed; licences and regulations; sources of further information; 'rules of the road' and many other items of interest to the inland waterways cruiser. It also includes a 25 per cent discount offer on first year's CA membership to purchasers joining online during the year. Members then have free access to the online editions of this guide, which contain hyperlinks to the CA's proprietary CAptain's Mate app enabling users to access the most up-to-date information on routes and mooring locations.
There has not been a guide in English to the Inland Waterways of Belgium since E E Benest's handbook went out of print in the early 1960's. Jacqueline Jones' new guide provides detailed coverage for anyone interested in this under-rated waterway network. It is a fascinating cruising area in it's own right, with contrasting canals and navigable rivers that thread their way across both the lowlands of Flanders and the massif of the Ardennes. The Belgian waterways link Northern France with the Netherlands and Germany and this work will be essential for boats crossing borders. Jacqueline Jones's new waterway-by-waterway guide provides all the essential information for navigation, as well as details about things to do and places to see in Belgium's historic cities. Fully illustrated with clear maps and the author's photography, this book is a must for anyone cruising Belgium or en-route to the French or Dutch canals. This book comes with a folded map of the Belgian Waterways System.
When Brenda met her second husband John, she had never sailed before. John introduced her to the sailing life. She says she was like Mole in "Wind in the Willows" and soon came to agree that there was nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In this, Brenda's second book about the sailing life, they take possession of a new boat in Holland and sail through Holland and Belgium to France. The book describes their journey as they begin to get used to a new boat in a new country, and gives a fascinating insight into the the places they pass through, describing their feelings as they develop, from the early nervous excitement through trepidation to confidence and even aplomb.
Most yachtsmen dream about cruising to an exotic destination; this is the book that will turn dreamers into planners. 24 classic cruises are fully mapped, measured and costed, showing how they are perfectly possible whatever your skill level. From weekend cruises around the British Isles to a voyage to Antarctica, and from Greek island cruises to an escape to the Virgin Islands, this book explores where to go, why, how to get there and what to expect en route. The book breaks down each cruise into important considerations, such as what type of boat is needed, what level of skill or qualifications are required, whether it is a suitable journey to undertake with a young family, what possible dangers might influence any decision (from extreme weather to the threat of piracy), and most obviously, cost. Covering popular, exotic cruising destinations such as Thailand and the Virgin Islands, as well as unexpected, almost secret routes along the US Intracoastal Waterway and French canals, as well as proper adventures (including both Atlantic and Pacific crossings), this inspirational may be the starting point for the voyage of a lifetime.
The Cruising Almanac remains the perfect onboard companion for cruising sailors. This 2023 edition is introduced by Mike Golding, OBE, who reminds us that “The Cruising Almanac provides that ‘hard copy’ information which today’s electronic navigators so frequently lack.” Compiled annually by a team of Cruising Association editors and Imray, the Almanac encompasses Northwest Europe from the Shetlands to Gibraltar and from the Baltic to the west coast of Ireland. This 2023 edition includes some changes to the presentation of essential information to make it more readily accessible. The Netherlands section has been revised so that the format conforms to the other regions. A new chapter for Northwest Spain has been created to allow more extensive overall coverage of the Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic coasts. Updating of the Almanac continues throughout the year, with corrections published monthly on the Cruising Association website Almanac corrections page. https://www.theca.org.uk/almanac/corrections
Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route. - Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages - Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances - Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times - Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals - Cost of living, shopping and stores - Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance - Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and Strasbourg Packed with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.
Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller for more than 25 years, World Cruising Routes is the indispensable planning guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It contains information on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, as well as suggestions about optimum times for individual routes. This new, fully revised and updated 9th edition assesses how changes around the world (including Brexit and Covid) have affected cruising routes and how climatic change has altered the cruising landscape and necessitated adaptations in timing and route-planning. It provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual routes, and is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a cruise anywhere in the world. 'The most important book for long-distance voyagers to come along in decades.' Cruising World
One of a series of illustrated photo guides to the inland waterways of France. Aimed at leisure cruisers, the guides provide details of all the marinas, haltes and other mooring points (even picnic stops) along the waterways, together with summary information on facilities, shopping and nearby attractions. Each mooring point is illustrated with a colour photo. Download as PDF and read on any tablet, PC, laptop or e-reader (including Kindle). This guide covers the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Est), which runs for around 149 kms from the city of Strasbourg to the small town of Frouard six kms N of Nancy, where it connects with the River Moselle. The guides are produced not only to encourage other cruisers to sample these delights - even if just for a week’s boat rental - but also to support wildlife conservation in the country. All proceeds from the sale of the guides go to support ASPAS (Association pour la protection des animaux sauvages), a charity funded entirely by public donations which seeks to protect French wildlife from the numerous environmental and other threats it faces.
'What Jimmy Cornell doesn't know about cruising isn't worth knowing' - Yachting World One of the most influential cruising yachtsmen writing today, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles on all the oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations and voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. His successful guide to sailing around the world, World Cruising Routes, has helped many aspirational voyagers turn their dreams into reality and follow in his footsteps. Here in its extensively revised third edition is its partner, covering all the land-based essentials for cruisers, including new updates throughout on the long-lasting impact of climate change, Brexit and Covid. This substantial handbook profiles every cruising destination in the world, with information on cruising attractions, history, culture, climate (including average monthly temperatures and rainfall, plus tropical storm seasons), local laws, regulations and formalities, facilities, plus public holidays and events, emergency telephone numbers, and much more. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it is not only a must-have onboard reference work for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where they have never sailed before.