Macmillan Nautical Almanac: 1998 by Volume editor Basil D'Oliveira
This almanac is an annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen in the waters around the UK, Ireland and the coast of Europe from the Franco-Spanish Atlantic border to the North Sea border of Germany and Denmark. It provides source information for the Royal Yachting Association's training publications and is used on RYA instructional courses. It includes: rules of the road; weather; coastal navigation; safety; harbour facilities; waypoints; documentation and customs; radio navigation aids; international codes and flags; tide tables and tidal streams; distance tables; telephone numbers; chartlet of harbours in UK, France, Belgium, Germany and Ireland; and regular supplements. Dividing the coastline into 21 areas, it gives detailed harbour, marina, coastal and tidal information on each one, all heavily illustrated with chartlets. Using a network of over 200 agents and information from many different courses, the almanac is rigorously updated each year to ensure it is safe and fully informative. This almanac also contains general navigational information on everything from sailing by the stars to using the latest radio and computer navigational aids, as well as giving useful data on the weather, communications at sea, safety procedures, tides and over 3,600 waypoints.