With the northern European nights reaching their longest, many of us are now dreaming of sun-sparkled tropical waters. Perhaps you are already booked to go to the Caribbean for a sailing holiday, or maybe you are planning ahead for next year.
You'll find Grenada to the Virgin Islands by Jacques Patuelli a really useful overview of the eastern island chain, together with Chart 1 Eastern Caribbean passage chart.
Or, you can choose an island or group from the A, B or D series of Imray-Iolaire charts - absolutley perfect if you are chartering for a week or two; tailored to us small craft sailors, they're an ideal combination of passage information with larger scale detail of popular ports and anchorages.
On the digital front, check out Imray Digital raster chart set ID100 Eastern Caribbean available on our Imray Navigator app, or for Raymarine chartplotters.
Finally, don't forget to take one of the Doyle series of cruising and sailors' guides to the Northern and Southern Leeward Islands and beyond - they're excellent Caribbean cruising companions and will enrich your time there.