David Rainsbury Irish Sea Pilot

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Irish Sea Pilot

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The Irish Sea is a huge, almost landlocked sea. Around its shores and islands there are no fewer than six countries, provinces or protectorates. Several languages are represented; English, Welsh, Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, along with countless accents and dialects. Its waters teem with life; dolphins and porpoises are a common sight; leatherback turtles come here from the Caribbean to feed on the jellyfish and whales are regular visitors. In the air there are gulls, puffins, guillemots and more. The range of challenges and coastlines is astonishing. Tides above five knots are commonplace and yet there are calm, sheltered waters for relaxed wandering. This completely new pilot covers both sides of the Irish Sea from Milford Haven to Portpatrick, and Rathlin Island to Carnsore Point. From his base in North Wales David Rainsbury spent two long and rainy summers exploring the coasts he describes. His sailing directions and descriptions cover all the places that provide shelter and they are supported by his own photography and aerial shots from Patrick Roach. At the start of each chapter there are useful coasting notes which deal with some of the more difficult passages and tidal gateways. The harbour text is then clearly organised so that essential information regarding accessibility, tides and shelter always proceed the pilotage notes which are supported by clear full colour plans.

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David Rainsbury is a photographer and writer with a passion for sailing and the sea. An Ocean Yachtmaster with over 25 years sailing experience, David is also an RYA Shorebased Instructor. Aboard his previous yacht Piper, a Contessa 26, he sailed the entire coastlines of Britain, Ireland and Western Europe from Bergen to the Loire. Now with Kate, a Vancouver 274 designed for short handed ocean sailing, he has already sailed as far south as Portugal, making two single-handed Biscay crossings, a total distance in the last ten years of over 30,000 miles, mostly single-handed. Trained to meet the demanding standards of the photographic studio he has taken his skills outside to capture images of yachts and boats, seascapes and sailors. He writes about his adventures in the yachting press and his photographs illustrate pilot books and magazine articles and are used to sell the products he tests and relies on at sea.

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Covers the English and Irish sides of the Irish Sea.

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