The Seventh edition of the Shell Channel Pilot is no longer available from me. I’m expecting the 8th edition to arrive soon – publication date is 25 August – so stand by to order the new one.
The Shell Pilot covers the South Coast of England, the North Coast of France and the Channel Islands. This time, the text has been organised into sections. Each is prefaced by passage notes which are more comprehensive than previously, lifting the work far above any simple harbour guide. Every harbour has a handy information box where you can find tidal information, streams, depths, contact details and difficulty of entry. Best of all remain the pilotage notes, the plans, the aerial and approach shots for harbours great and obscure, plus frank remarks about shoreside facilities. The net result is unique – rigorous navigation advice to pilot you safely through the rocks, spiced with a light touch guaranteed to raise a salty chuckle on winter evenings while you plan next summer’s voyaging.
- Over 120 ports
- Customs and formalities
- Tidal stream diagrams
- Firing ranges
- Shipping lanes
- Public holidays in UK and France
- Port directions and facilities
- Chart information
- Ferry information
Hardback. Full colour photographs and harbour plans.