GIBRALTARMarina Bay is currently being prepared to accommodate a huge 7 deck cruise liner which will be a luxury hotel taking up the entire S side of the marina between Marina Bay and Ocean Village. The ship will be a permanent fixture, being sunk once in position alongside the casino. Pile driving and other works are taking place leaving the water very polluted. Although the marina staff say no disruption is expected, (!) yachts should consider using the adjacent Marina Alcaidesa in La Linea, 1 mile to the North, or try Queensway Quay. (calling channel 71). Disruption is likely to continue for some months.
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At present only Logs from the latest edition of Roving Commissions are available but earlier ones will be added to form an archive of accounts of cruises to add to the more formal pilotage information provided by the RCCPF
After nearly 30 years Mrs E.N.Wilson has retired as a director. We’re pleased to announce that Pip Wilson has been appointed to take her place on the board and although she will have additional duties in the office, her role involving sales and publicity will be unchanged.
Pip’s email address is
Work led by Kitty van Hagen is starting on a completely new edition of this guide. She has an interesting blog at http://blog.mailasail.com/duet
David Barker and Lisa Borre, authors of the Black Sea have a list of suggested books for anyone contemplating a cruise in the area. It can be found at http://astore.amazon.com/sygysalo-20.
They have also been the subject of an article in Annapolis Lifestyle http://www.annapolislifestyle.com/2012/06/30/cruising-the-globe/
Lisa is a regular contributor to Spinsheet , a magazine for sailors in their home area of Chesapeake Bay. There is an article about their voyage round the Black Sea in the July 2012 issue which can be read online at http://issuu.com/cdeere/docs/july_ss_2012#download
15 pages of detailed updates with numerous new illustrations.
58 E Plateau des Jaunes 48° 38,02N 02° 33.68'W
97 Camaret 1 48° 17.44N 04° 36.08'W
98 Camaret 48° 16.92N 04° 35.19'W
99 W Plateau des Jaunes 48° 37,16N 02° 36.10'W
An anthology of RCC members' cruises in 2011 EDITOR: JUDY LOMAX
As a more efficient way of keeping up to date with changes to the Pilotage Foundation website we have set up a Twitter account
Supplement No 4 includes new information about Roscoff and L'Aber Wrach
There is a new Marina opening this year at Roscoff and we would be particularly grateful for any feedback about the new facilities.
This guide was written by David Mitchell following his explorations there in 2010 and is available as a pdf file linked to PPG P3
The Guide is also available as a Kindle file for use on the Amazon Kindle devices or the free Kindle reader software on PC, Mac, iPad and Android
We would be interested to hear users opinion of this format for our publications
As you may have noticed we have added a picture to the website header and made some other changes which we hope are improvements. We would welcome any comments or suggestions for other changes via the feedback page.
Published with changes to Queensway Quay in Gibraltar, Larache, Rabat, Essaouira, Agadir and Saidia in Morcco.
"Although there is a lot of political activity across NorthAfrica, nothing has been reported to indicate it is not a safeplace to travel, except in Libya. I have been visiting Tunisiaand Morocco throughout the year and found the onlydifference to be a total lack of foreigners visiting."
Jimmy and Ivan Cornell have recently published a new atlas based on based on the most recent weather data gathered by meteorological satellites over the last 20 years. There is also a link to their site on the Links, Blogs and Logs page
This edition contains all the updates that have accumulated since 2004 as well as new material from visits between 2009 and 2011. Facilities for yachts have improved significantly during recent years and the increased extent of this edition has allowed the author to include full details of new yacht harbours and proposed developments. All the plans have been updated and there are many new photographs throughout the work.
Changes to information for Cala Fornells, Puerto de Soller, Puerto de Cala Figuera & Cabrera Island on Mallorca and Marina Mahon on Menorca
Changed regulations now make it possible to leave yachts in Norway for longer periods
Forum activated on the website. We hope that this will be useful for discussion and comments on the website and all aspects of the Pilotage Foundation activities and publications. It should supplement the existing system for providing feedback. Initially this has only one section but if there is sufficient interest it is possible to add subsections covering particular topics such as cruising areas. In order to post messages to the forum you need to register but this is a simple process and will not open your email to spam.
We have now put a series of discussion threads on the forum taken from recent requests for information to the RCCPF and Nick Coleman's responses. These should give an idea of the potential of the forum and I hope they will encourage its use.
Basic instructions for using the forum are now in a thread on the forum itself and as a separate article on the Forum menu