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< FRENCH CANAL ROUTES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

 

If you are thinking about using the French canals to passage between the UK and the Mediterranean then this book contains all the information you need. It has sold over 3,900 copies

BRAND NEW 12th REVISION - UPDATED TO JUNE 2023

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£10

 

 it has become the ''standard'' pilot book for transiting the French canals to the Mediterranean and back

 GENTLE SAILING ROUTE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN

Why not take your boat to the Mediterranean next summer?

 It can all be done in easy stages, to suit a lightly crewed boat, with perhaps only a couple of people on board who are without ‘offshore’ experience.

Over 2000  copes of this book have been sold making it one of the most widely used publications for this route

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£10

Over 2000 copies of this book have now been downloaded

 

THE ATLANTIC CROSSING

GUIDE

 

This book covers all the aspects of making a transatlantic voyage from Europe to the Caribbean.

There are sections on preparation, equipment, down wind sailing, navigation and of course all the possible routes.

 

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£10

 

MEDITERRANEAN MARINAS

If you are looking for a place int the Mediterranean to keep your boat and be able to sunbath on Christmas Day then this book lists them all from Morocco to the Costa del Sol to Turkey, Greece, Tunisia, Malta etc.

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£10

 

GENTLE MEDITERRANEAN ROUTES TO THE ISLANDS

If you are currently or planning to sail in the Mediterranean then this book will show you the best routes to the islands, how to do it in both the fastest and easiest way 

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£5

 

LIVING ABOARD AROUND THE WORLD

If you are thinking about going cruising then this is the book for you!   

 

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£5

 

 

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS CRUISING GUIDE

 

AMERICAN VERSION

This version of the popular ‘Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide’ is for sailors coming from the USA or Canada and heading into the islands  All the routes are geared to Southbound Yachts

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     £5

CARIBBEAN ISLANDS CRUISING GUIDE

 

With routes for folks coming from Europe.

The Caribbean is probably the biggest and best cruising ground in the world. Wonderful climate, beautiful islands, nice people and for the most part very inexpensive with predictable weather.

 

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 £5

 

The Pacific Crossing Guide

 

From the Caribbean and Panama to Australia via New Zealand and the Islands of the South Pacific including Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti, Cook, Fiji & Tonga plus all details of the Panama Canal

 

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£5 

EASY NAVIGATION

for Beginners

This the new 2024 fully updated version of this very popular and successful book as describer on YouTube!

If you want to learn how to navigate with GPS and Chart plotters then this book will give you enough information to get started.  

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£5

Your Boat in the Sun

  Is a 45,000 word book with chapters about all the wonderful places you can keep your boat     

  economically and sensibly. 

 Places with more sun than the UK with details of how to get it there..

1     The Atlantic Coast of France to the Algarve          The Northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea    

  The Southern half of the Mediterranean Sea        The Caribbean Sea from Trinidad to the Virgins

                                   French Canals to the Mediterranean Sun  

 

 The routes and the options of shipping or having it delivered to your new cruising ground under the sun.    MORE HERE                                                            £10 

CRUISING SOUTHERN SPAIN AND THE COSTA DEL SOL

 

From the Straits of Gibraltar and from the end of the French canals all the ports, marinas and places to visit.

If you are new to the Western Mediterranean this book is an indispensable guide and pilot book.

           £5    

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BOATING WITH BREXIT

This is a transcript of the YouTube Video (edition 2) and describes the procedures for British boats visiting French ports and the 80/190 day rule

It then covers the new situation of keeping your boat in the Mediterranean and your options for visiting it - post Brexit - It has 18 pages                  £5

 

DOPE SHEET

This is a little 20 page booklet which speaks to the 'joys' of finding boat insurance in the Caribbean with links to some of the providers.

It also discusses the pros and cons of STARLINK as opposed to more traditional methods with links to the router system I use in Golden Haze.

There's a bit about dealing with mosquitoes and if your thinking of heading out to the Caribbean with your boat, it could be useful  - £2.50

 

When you press Buy Now and go to payment, on completion Paypal will ask if you want to go back to vendor which you should do and you will land on my Thank You page... press the link and the Dope Sheet file will download into you device.  You can also print it out on A4 or have it made into a book - scroll down to doxzoo below.  

michael@michaelbriant if you have problems....

STRAIT SAILING TO GIBRALTAR

 

If you are heading for the Mediterranean this book details the final challenge entering the Straits of Gibraltar, the last hurdle.

The straits need approaching with some idea of tides and strategy.

Including tidal flow charts

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£5 

 

Michael E. Briant directed numerous episodes of classic TV series throughout the 1970s such as Blake’s 7, Secret Army, Warship and most famously Doctor Who. Many of his Who stories (The Sea Devils, The Green Death and Robots of Death) are regarded as all-time greats by fans of the series. In this memoir, Briant reminisces about his life and work, from his beginnings as a child actor...........

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HOW DOWNLOADS WORK

1) You click on the Buy Now  and that will take you to PayPal

where you make the payment via a Credit Card as a 'guest' or via your PayPal account.

 

2) PayPal acknowledges the payment and underneath offers RETURN TO VENDOR... Click on this and you will be taken to a page with a link for the book you have purchased - very simple page that will look something like this:

3) click on the link  PDF or the image of the book  and the  book will download into your 'device'.

 

You can choose a folder for it to go into or, normally, it will default into the DOWNLOADS folder..

It is in PDF form so you can print it easily in hard copy or a printer will make it into paperback form with spiral binding or similar.

If you want a hard copy made from your download it will cost around 5 UK Pounds + P&P then try using https://doxzoo.com.

I do not have personal experience of them but they appear to offer a very good service at a reasonable price.

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If you have any problem with finding the download send me an email to  michael@michaelbriant.com and I will send you another link as soon as I am online....

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GENERAL INFORMATION PAGES 

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Various Routes from UK to the Mediterranean

Canal du Midi Log and information

St Valery to Mediterranean Canal Log

West Coast of France - Ports, marinas and anchorages

Sailing into La Rochelle

Northern Spain from La Rochelle

Gibraltar marina and facilities

General Sailing information

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