West France Cruising Companion: A yachtsman's pilot and cruising guide from L'Aberwrac'h to the Spanish Border (Wiley Nautical)

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CRUISING COMPANIONS
Local knowledge ashore and afloat

The west coast of France is a cruising paradise with sheltered harbours, idyllic islands and a wealth of Gallic charm. Accurate pilotage information is vital to make the most of a cruise along these waters and this new edition of West France Cruising Companion is an onboard essential. Packed with navigational advice, it steers skippers through tidal races and past rocks and shoals to discover the area’s many delights. There is plenty of guidance on what to do ashore, from finding the best restaurants and shops to tracking down chandlers and engineers.

Neville Featherstone is a hugely experienced almanac editor and pilot book author. He has cruised these waters extensively and understands the needs of the visiting yachtsmen.

FULLY UPDATED
The latest port information, charts and aerial photographs to help you navigate with safety and confidence

PORT GUIDES
All you need to know about ports between L'Aberwrac'h and the Spanish border

NEW HARBOURS
Explore new destinations with information on 22 additional harbours

TIDAL RACES
Expert advice and charts help you tackle the Chenal du Four and Raz de Sein

WAYPOINTS
Carefully selected approach and entrance waypoints

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About the Author:

Neville Featherstone retired from the Royal Navy as a Commander having spent some of that career flying Sea Vixens and Phantoms and sailing the Queen's yachts.

In his second career he co-edited the Macmillan Reeds Nautical Almanac from 1992 to 1999. In 2000 he re-wrote the Macmillan Yachtsman's Handbook and then wrote the original West France Cruising Companion The North France and Belgium Cruising Companion followed in 2001 and two years later the Channel Cruising Companion. From 2003 until 2009 he again co-edited Reeds Nautical Almanac. In 2009 he began the challenging task of editing the new. Wiley Nautical Almanac.

He has cruised single handed in his Westerly Fulmar JUNO around the UK, most of Ireland and from Den Helder to the Spanish rias and Portugal Other sailing included the Danish Islands, the first ARC (1987), a Fastnet, and escapades in the Med, Far East and a Texan gravel pit.

For three years he kept his boat in Port-la-Foret, a useful base for cruising further south. In 2007 and 2008 he researched France's Atlantic coast for this second, expanded edition of the West France Cruising Companion.

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