1 The Mediterranean Sea The land and its history The ten most common questions I'm asked 2 What Sort of Boat? Displacement Size Sailer or motor-sailer? Design features 3 Mediterranean Cruising Options All year round or part of the year? Buying a boat in the Med Delivery to the Med Boat-sharing Timeshare Leaseback Try it out 4 Equipping the Boat Biminis and awnings Tenders Swimming ladders and passerelles Ventilation Insect screens Refrigeration Holding tanks Power on board Spares and repairs 5 Equipping Yourself Money Funding Insurance Documentation Keeping in touch Guns and the non-combatant 6 Navigating Around the Inland Sea GPS Plotters and laptops Real world navigation SOLAS Regs 7 Weather Summer Coastal effects Other winds Winter Weather forecasts 8 Berthing and Anchoring Stern-to Bows-to Marinas Harbour practice and hazards Anchors Anchoring 9 Mediterranean Passage Planning Guide Gibraltar Spain France Monaco Italy Malta Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania Greece Turkey Cyprus Syria Lebanon Israel Egypt Libya Tunisia Algeria Morocco Appendix 1: Checklists Appendix 2: Useful Reading and Websites Appendix 3: Distance Tables Index
The perfect guide for anyone cruising the area. Extensively updated, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters.
Rod Heikell has spent over 40 years cruising the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean. Having sailed his own as well as charter and delivery yachts across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and to South East Asia, 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'.
"Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand." - Nautical Magazine