The origins of this book go back to the work of Malcolm Robson who generously gave copyright of his pilot books to the RCC Pilotage Foundation with the request that they be revised as necessary. Nick Heath rose to the challenge and produced his book in 1997. Peter Carnegie lives on Jersey and knows these islands well. Writing any pilot book is a demanding task but this complex area provided an enormous challenge. The Pilotage Foundation has been fortunate that Peter has been prepared to devote so much time and meticulous care to develop this new book. He has repeatedly sailed and flown the islands and has recorded not just the main passages but, in conjunction with local experts, has worked the tides to travel and identify the more remote routes. His text is enhanced by his own carefully positioned photographs from the sea and the air and the plans have been updated to WGS84; they now include some waypoints for ease of reference.
I congratulate Peter Carnegie for presenting pilotage information of this complicated area in such a logical fashion, Ros Hogbin for her editorial assistance, and Willie Wilson and his team at Imray who have devoted so much time and expertise to bring this edition of the Channel Islands to publication.
Pilotage around the Channel Islands
Planning and navigation
Search and rescue
Getting to and from the islands and passages between them
Getting to the islands
Returning from the islands
Some inter-island passages
Les Ecrehous and Plateau des Minquiers