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Sailing Directions

The Clyde Cruising Club has published Sailing Directions for Scottish waters since its inception in 1909, first as the well known Blue Book which was published in ten editions until 1974 and latterly in six separate volumes under the titles listed below. These books have recently been merged with Martin Lawrence's Yachtsman's Pilot series with editorial control remaining with the CCC and publishing being undertaken by the nautical specialists, Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson. All the books can be obtained direct from Imrays and many other online sources. Alternatively, they are stocked by the majority of good chandlers or can be ordered from the CCC office in Glasgow; tel: 0141 221 2774.

Cruising Scotland

To mark the centenary of the CCC the Club published a companion to the Sailing Directions, Cruising Scotland. This gives a well-illustrated overview of the entire west coast of Scotland from the Solway Firth to Cape Wrath, serving as a guide to cruise planning and a general introduction to Scottish waters for visiting yachtsmen. By 2015 the original print-run had sold out and an updated second edition has been prepared and published by Imrays. For further details see the bottom of this page.

FIRTH OF CLYDE - Including Solway Firth and North Channel

This is the second Imray edition of the CCC Sailing Directions for this popular sailing area. Its coverage also includes the approaches to the Firth of Clyde, extending to the North Channel, the coast of Northern Ireland (Rathlin Island to Belfast Lough) and, on the Scottish side, southwards from Stranraer to Portpatrick and beyond to the Solway Firth and Cumbria. The text and plans have been thoroughly updated to October 2015 and new photographs and plans have been added.

Published by Imray (2016) - 148pp – Spiral Bound – ISBN 978-1846236983 - £29.00 plus p&p

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Kintyre to Ardnamurchan is the last of the CCC's four west coast volumes to be merged with Martin Lawrence's Yachtsman's Pilots which, in this instance, were the Isle of Mull and the latter half of Clyde to Colonsay. Several new anchorages are included, all the plans have been re-drawn and there are many new colour photographs.

'Anyone familiar with Imray pilots will find their usual superb standard maintained here. This book is essential for cruising these waters and holders of the older edition might well consider an upgrade'. Mike Ferro, Cruising Magazine.

Published by Imray (2015) - 211pp - Spiral Bound - ISBN 978-1846235801 - £29.00 plus p&p

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Covers the north section of the West Coast of Scotland from Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, including the whole of Skye and the Small Isles. This totally new Imray edition contains several new anchorages and includes many of Martin Lawrence's excellent aerial photographs. All the plans have been re-drawn and many include new and valuable information derived from recent surveys by Antares charts.

Published by Imray (2014) - 160pp - Spiral bound - ISBN 978-1846235542 - £27.50 plus p&p

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Covers all the Outer Hebrides together with St. Kilda and the Flannan Islands and also gives directions for passage making across the Minch. The extensive revisions to buoyage in the Sound of Harris are included as well as information gained from the new chart of the sound, No. 2802. This was the second CCC book to be merged with those of Martin Lawrence and benefits from many of his aerial photographs.

Published by Imray (2013) - 168 pp - Spiral bound - ISBN 978-1846234453 - £27.50 plus p&p

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ORKNEY and SHETLAND ISLANDS - Including North and Northeast Scotland

This is a completely new book in which the previously separate volumes covering the Orkney and Shetland Islands have been combined into one. This also includes the principal harbours and anchorages on the north and northeast coast of Scotland from Cape Wrath to Inverness. Passage notes for the Scottish coast and out to the Northern Isles, including Fair Isle, are also included and the Pentland Firth section has been substantially re-written and expanded.

Published by Imray (2016) - 150pp – Spiral Bound – ISBN 978-1846235795 - £35.00 plus p&p

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Cruising Scotland 2015 coverCRUISING SCOTLAND - The Clyde to Cape Wrath

With each chapter devoted to one of the CCC's books of Sailing Directions for the west coast, this Cruising Companion, now in a second edition, provides additional information, points of interest, hundreds of superb photographs and is a fascinating and invaluable addition to the Club's publications. No yacht cruising the Scottish west coast should be without a copy.

Published by Imray (2015) - 222p - Hardback - ISBN 978-1846236976 - £27.50 plus p&p

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