Practical Boat Owner's Sailing Around the UK and Ireland: Solo at 60
I was taken by his meticulous detailed preparation. I enjoyed and collected most of his articles on this published by PBO, but this has the extra part he sailed through the Irish Sea from Wales to Portaferry and Glenarm in Ireland on his first circumnavigation.
To have circumnavigated the UK twice solo in a small boat inc west of Ireland is no mean achievement. The passage planning example given in detail from Newlyn to Padstow with all the log book details and passage chartlets, and how to use the tricky tides to round the Longships, makes it all look so easy.
This is a must for preparing a boat for any season or extended cruising, with skippers check list charts pilots stores even some useful receipts. With ever bigger boats and several crew this is a fine example how to do with a small boat solo and on a budget.
The examples given for navigation are great in particular how to cross the difficult passage the Pentland Forth and it's strong tides he makes it seem so simple.
This book is an ideal aid to any passage not just around the UK but the detail on passage planning is good for anywhere you are to sail, preparing your boat for the season, meticulous log keeping, not just relying on the GPS, and all the practical stuff such as anchoring and heavy weather mooring.