Rod Heikell is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, and this is the perfect guide for anyone cruising the area. Thoroughly updated and in colour throughout, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell gives sound advice on anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect, facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there, plus advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. 'Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand.' Nautical Magazine
Rod Heikell has spent 25 years cruising the coasts and islands of the Mediterranean. Having sailed his own as well as charter and delivery yachts across the Atlantic, around the Caribbean and to South East Asia, it is to the Mediterranean that he always returns. He is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing and his pilots are referred to by the cruising sailors who rely on them as 'the bible'.