The Solent is one of Britain's most popular sailing spots, which offers a varied and interesting cruising ground. In this latest edition, Derek Aslett provides an authoritative companion that helps you make the most of your visit. Covering the area from Keyhaven and Yarmouth in the west to Chichester and Bembridge in the east, the Solent Cruising Companion 2ndEdition provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information, as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore. Also this Cruising Companion incorporates a valuable insight into the history of the Solent, the book is enhanced with colour charts and detailed photography, including many spectacular aerial shots. The Solent Cruising Companion certainly helps make a more interesting and exciting stay in this most famous of cruising areas and will prove to be an essential addition to your ship's library. PORT GUIDES Useful information about berthing facilities, marina charges, fuel, showers, launderettes, chandlers, maintenance and repairs in addition to a complete guide to restaurants, shops and local attractions. PILOTAGE Clear pilotage directions and invaluable local knowledge of Solent harbours. Buoyage, tides, waypoints, VHF channels, harbour regulations and hazards. CHARTLETS Easy to read, full colour charts along with informative town plans. WEATHER Sources for detailed local weather forecasts.