Mark Fishwick's definitive sailing guide for the ever-attractive coastline of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly combines a skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, with historical insight and suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore.
For those who plan to head west, this book is more than essential reading – it will enhance your enjoyment and prove to be a worthy and much used addition to the ship's library. Those already in the west will find themselves regularly thumbing its pages.
Share Mark Fishwick’s passion for this region which combines with his in-depth knowledge from a lifetime cruising these waters to create a text which will inspire and inform you. It is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including spectacular aerial shots of ports, harbours and anchorages, many taken in 2020.
This 9th edition is fully updated for publication and further updates are provided every Spring on the Fernhurst Books’ website. More than one satisfied reader has aptly described the book as "the perfect on-board companion".
“This is an ideal onboard companion… combines essential cruising information, fascinating history and practical advice for your time ashore. Highly detailed, it’s packed with handy charts and stunning photography, including up-to-date aerial shots of ports, harbours and anchorages. Now on its ninth edition, this comprehensive guide is a real labour of love. Fishwick’s passion for his favourite cruising ground is clear, and his warm tone makes this guide a real pleasure to read.” RNLI Lifeboat
“A skilful blend of pilotage and cruising information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore. Share Mark Fishwick’s passion for this region which combines his in-depth knowledge from a lifetime cruising these waters to create a text which will inspire and inform you.” Sailing Today
“It is obvious why so many cruising yachtsmen would want this in the wheelhouse for any west country cruise. It’s a considerable work, the level of detail is forensic, and there is a clear chartlet of every port.” Classic Boat
“It is written in an engaging and readable style, and manages to combine comprehensive pilotage information with extensive details of local facilities and points of interest, as well as some fascinating history. It has greatly enhanced my knowledge of my home waters! This is a true Cruising Companion, and is strongly recommended to anyone who is planning a cruise ‘down west’.” Royal Cruising Club