News - Summer 2018

Welcome to our Sailing Books News page for Summer 2018.  Visit our 'New Titles' page for recently released books, or 'Like' us on Facebook to receive instant up to date news about any new releases.

​Reproduction Historic Charts 

We have a range of reproduction historic Admiralty Charts, ideal for framing or a gift.  Many of these are currently on spacial offer at just £15.99 each and include such popular areas as - Jersy and Guernsey, South Coast of Ireland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Chester, River Humber, Naples, Caribbean - Gulf of Mexico, Minorca, Europe, Italy and South Carolina.  Many other areas are also available at the regular price. Direct link is http://www.sailingbooks.co.uk/charts-and-tide-charts/antique-reproduction-charts

Netherlands Chart Folios from NV and Imray
Both NV and Imray offer a range of Netherlands chart folios are in Atlas format and also include a code for download of the charts in a digital version - paper charts and digital charts in one purchase!.  The 2018 editions are now available for both ranges.
This NV series compliments the range of NV chart folios, now covering the Baltic, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Atlantic France, Mediterranean including Croatia, Atlantic Islands, Caribbean and the USA East Coast.  Most are in stock.  Imray folios  2000 Chart Folio series is being converted to atlas format and now covers the Netherlands, northern France and the UK. The Imray 2000 series folios are converting to the new Atlas format as new editions are released.

Croatia Cruising 
Croatia is established as one of the most popular cruising areas in the Mediterranenan and is well served with cruising guides, pilots and charts.  A new edition of 777 Harbours and Anchorages - Eastern Adriatic has been published - the 7th edition released in June 2017 will be much sought after for details of all the small harbours and anchorages in Croatia, Slovenia, Albania and Montenegro.  The Adriatic Pilot from Imray is a major pilot for this whole area covering Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania and East Coast of Italy and a new editon was released in summer 2016.  The 7th edition of the popular 777 Harbours and Anchorages compliments the Adriatic Pilot perfectly.  In 2016 the new Harbour Guide to Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro was launched  - commissioned by Imray it is an English language extension of the Havenguiden series.
For Charts in the area, there is a choice between individual charts such as Imray M charts (M24, M25, M26 and M27), or the new chart folios from NV which cover Croatia and Montenegro.  We also supply the chart folios Malekarte Part 1 and Part 11 produced by the Croatia Hydrographic Office.  We usually hold all of these items in stock

New Chart Folios for France and the Mediterranean; Croatia, Italy, Spain and Montenegro

There are now two series of chart folios covering the north and west coast of France:
Imray  now have three folios that cover the whole coast from Dunkerque to Brest – 2110, 2500 and 2510.  
NV Also have a series of folios covering the whole Channel and Atlantic coast of France from Dunkerque to the Spanish border.  Like most NV Folios, they also include a code for download of  the charts on a digital format for PC, together with basic plotting software - paper charts with the convenience of a digital version.  During 2017 NV have extended their range of folios covering the Mediterranean, to include the French Mediterranean coast, Corsica and Sardinia, Italy and Croatia, together with a new edition of the Balearic folio and the northern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.  All these folios are listed and available to order on our Charts - Mediterranean Folio section.

Balearic Cruising ?
The Balearic Islands are a popular cruising destination and we offer excellent options for cruising this area.  The Imray Pilot Islas Baleares offers excellent coverage for all the islands and the most recent edition was released in 2015.  The NV Chart Folio Esp 2 offers a folio of nautical charts giving comprehensive coverage for the islands and there was a new edition in 2017 in atlas format.  This chart folio includes a digital version of the charts for use on a PC, together with basic navigation software.

Cruising Greek Waters
The classic sailing area of Greece and also Turkey is well served by pilots and charts:
The most popular pilots are the Imray selection with the Greek Waters Pilot by Rod Heikell.  For more specific areas, Imray also offer the Ionian, West Aegean and East Aegean and they have similar detail to the Greek Waters Pilot, but cover only a specific area.

The Eagle Ray Greece Sea Guides offer tremendous detail and combine pilotage information and charts.  There are four volumes of the Eagle Ray Greece Sea Guide with each covering a specific area.  A new edition of the Volume 1 is due in spring 2017.  In many ways, they compliment the Imray pilots.

For charts covering the area, the Imray G Charts are a perfect choice.

Caribbean Cruising
For charts covering the Caribbean, the NV Chart Folios offer a great value and cover all the popular areas.  Each chart folio has a range of paper charts and also a CD with the charts in a digital format for use with a PC.  There is also a small habour and anchorage booklet with most of the folios.  Alternatively, for individual charts, Imray cover the whole Caribbean with the Imray A, B and D series.

There is also a good selection of pilots, from various publishers covering the whole Caribbean from Panama to Florida and the Bahamas to Trinidad – all listed in our Pilots section

Sailing Calendars 2018

From September 2018, our range of high quality sailing and yachting calendars will be available.  As always, it is best to order early to ensure that you have the best selection and we often sell out during mid December.  Beken calendars will feature the Beken Sailing Action Calendar, Beken Yachting Calendar, Beken Beauty of Sail, Beken Classic and Beken Appointment.  Rick Tomlinson will feature the Rick Tomlinson Portfolio Calendar and the Rick Tomlinson Desk Calendar.  

Dedicated Nautical Websiteswww.nauticalgifts.biz and www.nauticalcharts.biz
Sailing Books Ltd. Launched a dedicated nautical gifts website in 2012 – www.nauticalgifts.biz dedicated to offering a great range of nautical gifts from galley cloths to barometers, clocks to brass signs, fun yachting caps to watches.  It is easy to find the gifts either by budget, or in logically set out categories.
The dedicated website for nautical charts was launched in 2011 and offers the full range of Admiralty Nautical charts, individually listed by geographic region.  It also offers the full range of charts and folios from other major chart producers – Imray, NV, Malekarte, Netherlands Hydrographic Office, DK, Eagle Ray – or most of the popular areas are also available on sailingbooks.co.uk.

Sailing Books Celebrates 17 years online
www.sailingbooks.co.uk started trading in September 2000 and the first 17 years have flown by already!  Since those early days, our offering has expanded dramatically and we now regularly ship orders worldwide.  Our family of dedicated nautical websites has also grown to make selection easier.
www.nauticalcharts.biz offers a wide range of nautical charts covering the whole world and with charts from most major chart producers.  It is also easy to select chart plotting instruments, courtesy flags.  There is also a great range of reproduction historic charts.
www.nauticalgifts.biz was launched in 2012 and offers a great choice of nautical gift to cater for every budget and taste.
Our full range of diving books, windsurfing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing now have their own dedicated category within www.sailingbooks.co.uk