Although the huge inland sea of the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing and this book, fully updated and revised for the 3rd edition, is perfect for anyone cruising the area. Highly practical and packed with colour photographs, it gives sound advice on:
- Berthing bow or stern-to
- What weather to expect
- Facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there
- Popular routes
- Formalities and what to expect ashore
Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoestring cruising for those on a tight budget.
Conveying the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters, this is an invaluable guide for Mediterranean novices and old-hands alike.
Rod Heikell has spent 35 years cruising the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean. He has sailed his own yachts across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and to South East Asia, and recently completed a circumnavigation, but it is to the Mediterranean that he always returns. He is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing and his pilots are referred to by the cruising sailors who rely on them as 'the bible'.
1 The Mediterranean Sea
The land and its history
The ten most common questions I'm asked
2 What Sort of Boat?
Sailer or motor-sailer?
3 Mediterranean Cruising Options
All year round or part of the year?
Buying a boat in the Med
Delivery to the Med
Try it out
4 Equipping the Boat
Biminis and awnings
Swimming ladders and passerelles
Power on board
Spares and repairs
5 Equipping Yourself
Keeping in touch
Guns and the non-combatant
6 Navigating Around the Inland Sea
Plotters and laptops
Real world navigation
8 Berthing and Anchoring
Stern-to Bows-to Marinas
Harbour practise and hazards
9 Mediterranean Passage
Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania
Appendix 1: Checklists
Appendix 2: Useful Reading and Websites
Appendix 3: Distance Tables