Italian Waters Pilot

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A yachtsman's guide to the west and south coasts of Italy
with the islands of Sardinia, Sicily and Malta

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Product Details

Part Number: PIL0500

Edition: 2024

Printed and corrected to: No

ISBN: 9781786794857

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie And Wilson Ltd

Author(s): Lucinda Heikell, Rod Heikell

Author: No

Format: Hardback

Italian Waters Pilot is the only guide for yachtsmen in English that covers the coasts of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas, Sardinia, Sicily, the Ionian 'heel' and Malta in one volume.

This new eleventh edition has numerous updates throughout, with contact details, plans and text undergoing a thorough revision. Care has been taken to research the details of marina developments. Where available, information is given on proposed changes and extensions to yacht harbours. Marine reserves are an important feature of the coasts and off-lying islands, particularly in Sardinia and Sicily, and this edition provides updated details of the latest regulations. Climate change and extreme weather events are becoming a major issue and this edition includes a section on the how climate change might affect sailing in the Mediterranean.

Italian Waters Pilot is the last word on the area for yachts cruising there and on their way between the eastern and western Mediterranean.

Rod and Lucinda Heikell have also authored companion guides on France, Greece and Turkey, acclaimed as the best pilot books available.

Recommended by the Royal Cruising Club and The Cruising Association.

Amazon customer reviews:
We sail the Med summers and keep the Heikells' pilot books by our side. We update them as they are published. Last summer we sailed to Italy and consider their books a necessary part of both our planning and charting. Can't do without them! PH

The Heikells have produced a very informative volume again. Great details of coast and up to date marina details. A must if you are sailing in the area. IB

Ideal for our purposes. Detailed with useful comments about weather, safety, services, officials, eating and drinking ashore. C

It not only provides the necessary information for the sailor but also gives the most interesting local and historical information. A most interesting book. CC

Rod Heikell

Rod Heikell was born in New Zealand and sailed hesitantly around bits of its coast in a variety of yachts. He tried racing in the Hauraki Gulf but was really not much good at it. In England he abandoned academic life and for no good reason other than curiosity bought Roulette, a 1950s plywood JOG yacht nearly 20ft long, and sailed it down to the Mediterranean. He worked on charter her and delivered yachts until, in ignorance of the scale of the task, he set off to write a yachtsman's guide to Greece. This was followed by guides for other countries in the Mediterranean. He has sailed back and forth between England and the Mediterranean, including a trip down the Danube and on to Turkey in Rosinante, an 18ft Mirror Offshore. In 1996 he took his forth yacht, Tetra, to SE Asia and back for the research for Indian Ocean Cruising Guide. Apart from sailing the 'wrong' way and back again the 'right' way across the Indian Ocean, he has done four transatlantics on his own yachts and also cruised extensively in other parts of the world on other yachts. He is currently back at the end of a circumnavigationand sailing again in his beloved Mediterranean.