Reeds editorial team, Rob Buttress and Perrin Towlin, this year gives us improved layout for easier reference with over 45,000 changes and 700 chartlets, tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, plus a free Reeds Marina Guide using universal symbols instead of abbreviations. Especially useful to LSC Members, it gives more information about Cowes to reflect the proposed construction of the wave break and the new marina.
This book is vital for yachtsmen making North Sea Passages from British ports between Dover and Great Yarmouth. It gives details of traffic separation Zones, wind farms, and numerous ever shifting banks as well as information on all the English starting points to similar information of all points of entry between Calais in France, Belgium and as far north as Den Helder in the Netherlands.
Alison Noice and published by Adlard Coles Nautical
9781408178119 and 9781408178102
These are third editions by the same author. Alison Noice had a senior position in the RYA training department for some years and therefore was responsible for the examination papers encountered by shore-based students at the end of their course. The hardback text is an excellent book which thoroughly covers the current syllabus. The topics are introduced in a very straightforward way and include basic skills such as anchoring and mooring. In fact, the book would provide a useful reference for any student beginning the Day Skipper Level.
The Club has a group MMSI number which can be used to facilitate communications between Club boats on rallies, cruises and other gatherings. The group number allows someone to send an alert to all those with DSC radios who have input the number in their sets. There is a simple registration process
The Little Ship Club has created a new navigation trophy, the 'Norman Hummerstone Trophy', to be awarded each year to a skipper who has completed a passage of at least 2,500 miles using predominantly traditional navigational techniques, in the opinion of the awarding panel.