Most Solent sailors have their favourite off water haunts and this book does a good job of recommending such establishments in popular and out of the way places. I enjoyed reading it and found several of my favourite haunts. The layout is clear and content good generally.
It does suffer from the problem all printed Almanacs and Pilot books have, in that they are out of date as soon as they have been written let alone published. I found one or two places where the establishment has changed hands and names since publication.
February's Fast Cruise will be on the 27th February and will finish at Town Quay, Southampton with dinner at La Regata Tapas Bar which proved very popular last year. Once again they have asked us to select our food from the tapas menu only, and would like to know by the 20th February. Could I ask everyone to provide their food requirements when they register and before the 20th February please? The tapas menu is here. Please note that there will be a 10% service charge applied to your bill.