Pilot Guides


East Coast, Netherlands & Baltic

"East Coast Pilot: Lowestoft to Ramsgate" by Colin Jarman, Garth Cooper and Dick Holness (Imray, 2005)

AC1535 Approaches to Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft (Apr 2015)
AC1543 Winterton Ness to Orford Ness (Apr 2015)
AC106 Cromer to Smiths Knoll (Sept 2010)
AC2449 Dover Strait to Westerschelde (Oct 2012)

AC1610 Approaches to the Thames Estuary
AC3371 West Hinder & Outer Gabbard to Vlissingen & Scheveningen
AC2322 Goeree to Texel

SC5607 Thames Estuary, Essex & Suffolk (January 2001)
SC5606 Thames Estuary, Ramsgate to Tower Bridge (April 2001)

Dutch Hydrographic Service (Hydrografische Kaarten voor Kust en Binnenwateren)
1801 Noordzeekust - Oostende tot den Helder
1803 Westerschelde
1805 Oosterschelde, Veerse Meeren, Grevelingenmeer
1807 Zoommeer, Volkerak, Haringvliet, Hollands Diep
1809 Nieuwe Waterweg, Nieuwe en Oude Maas, Dordtsche Kil (Dordrecht)
1810 IJsselmeer met Randmeren
1811 Waddenzee West en Noordzeekust
1812 Waddenzee Oost en Noordzeekust

Nauticring Vaarkaart Nederland - Overzichtskaart

The East Coast

"The East Coast" by Derek Bowskill (Imray, 1998)

North Sea Passage Pilot

"North Sea Passage Pilot" by Brian Navin (Imray, 4th ed 2003)

Cruising Guide to the Netherlands

"Cruising Guide to the Netherlands" by Brian Navin (Imray, 2004)

ANWB Wateralmanak Part 1 (ANWB/VVV 1993/94) & Part 2 (ANWB/VVV 2007)

"Dutch Inland Sailing Pilot" by Henri Levison (Stamford, 1988)

"Havengids Nederland" (W H den Ouden, 1992)


"An Introduction to Cruising in The Netherlands" by Stuart Bradley (CA, 2007)


"Through the Dutch and Belgian Canals" by Philip Bristow (Nautical Books, 1988)


"Cruising Guide to Germany & Denmark" by Brian Navin (Imray, 2001)


"IJsselmeer Harbours" by Hilary Keatinge (Barnacle Marine)


HP33 Waterstanden Stromen (Dutch Hydrographic Service, 2006)

English Channel, Channel Islands & France

The Shell Channel Pilot

"Shell Channel Pilot" by Tom Cunliffe (Imray, 2000)

SC5600 The Solent & Approaches (January 2002)
SC5604 The Channel Islands (September 2001)
SC5605 Chichester to Ramsgate, including Dover Strait (July 2001)

AC1349 Ports in Normandy (October 2002)
AC2135 Pointe de Barfleur to Pointe de la Percee (November 2001)
AC2136 Pointe de la Percee to Ouistreham (December 2002)
AC2146 Approaches to Le Havre & Antifer (June 2002)
AC2613 Cherbourg to Fecamp (June 2002)
AC2656 English Channel Central Part (July 2002)
AC2669 Channel Islands & Adjacent Coasts of France (February 2003)
AC 2451 Newhaven to Dover & Cap d'Antifer to Cap Gris Nez (March 2004)

North Brittany & Channel Islands Cruising Companion

"North Brittany & Channel Islands" by Peter Cumberlidge (Nautical Data)

North France & Belgium Cruising Companion

"North France & Belgium - Cruising Companion" by Neville Featherstone (Nautical Data Ltd, 2001)

RCC Pilotage Foundation "The Channel Islands"

"RCC Pilotage Foundation - The Channel Islands" by Nick Heath (Imray, 2000)

French & Belgian Inland Waterways


"Through the French Canals" by David Jefferson (Adlard Coles Nautical, 2006 11th Ed)

Navicartes 1, 3, 14, 24

"Inland Waterways of France" by David Edwards-May (Imray, 2002 7th Ed)

"The Channel to the Med" by Derek Bowskill (Opus Books, 1995)

"Cruising French Waterways" by Hugh McKnight (Adlard Coles Nautical, 1991 2nd Ed)


"Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium" by Roger Edgar & Iain Stitt (Cruising Association, 2007 12th Ed)

"Inland Waterways of Belgium" by Jacqueline Jones (Imray, 2005)




The Cruising Almanac

"The Cruising Almanac" (CA 2007/2008)

Macmillan Reeds Nautical Almanac


"Reeds Nautical Almanac" (Adlard Coles Nautical , 2006)


Dutch Waterways

Inland Waterways of the Netherlands

Visit dutchwaterways.net for latest updates and to order a copy of the book

Broom Owners Club

Visit broomowners.com for regional events, members pages and details on how to join. 

Journals of David A Broad

Visit davidabroad.com for my daily journal from 1984 to the present day