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Imray books are written by leading sailing authors and a wide range of sailing clubs and organisations with expert local knowledge

Rod And Lu

Pilot books for the Mediterranean and beyond

Rod and Lucinda Heikell

Rod and Lucinda have worked on many books together for over twenty years and live on the Isle of Wight when not out on the water in Skylax, their 46' New Zealand Warwick designed boat.
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Cruising guides and pilots

Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation

The Foundation is a charity which collects and researches written, photographic and chart information relating to small boat pilotage, navigation and operation, climate and weather conditions.
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Crossing the Thames Estuary

Roger Gaspar

Roger has now has produced three editions of this popular book.
Jo Winter

South China Sea

Jo Winter

Author of the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation comprehensive South China Sea cruising guide, the successor to Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan’s Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Volume I (Imray).
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Norway Cruising Guide

Judy Lomax

Judy's Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation book on Norway is now in its fourth edition. 

Adriatic Pilot

Dinah and Trevor Thompson

Dinah and Trevor Thompson are the authors of Adriatic Pilot, first published by Imray in 1986 and now in its eighth edition.
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South East Asia and The Red Sea

Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan

Stephen was in the Royal Navy and then the Royal Marines before working at the University of Hong Kong as a lecturer. Elaine Morgan joined him there as a librarian before they both started their writing about boating careers. They're currently working on a new edition of Red Sea Pilot, due for publication in spring 2024.
Will Thomson

Imray Explorer Guides

William Thomson

William is author of Imray’s Explorer Guides to Tides, Tidal Streams and The Moon, demonstrating his talent for condensing detailed information into visually engaging material you can easily learn from.

Dick Holness

East Coast Pilot

Dick Holness

Dick has a 36’ shoal-draught Moody tucked away in a mud berth at Conyer in Kent. He started writing late in life, too, and was recruited by John Goode at Sailing Today magazine before being headhunted on to the East Coast Pilot project.

The Shell Channel Pilot

Tom Cunliffe

Tom is a worldwide authority on cruising sailing and an expert on traditional sailing craft, he learnt his skills during numerous ocean passages, often in low-fi boats without engines or electronics, voyaging from Brazil to Greenland and from the Caribbean to Russia.
Garth Cooper

North Sea Passage Pilot

Garth Cooper

Garth sails a Contest 33. With Dick Holness, he is co-author of East Coast Pilot and is the new author of North Sea Passage Pilot.
Nick Chavasse

Atlantic France

Nick Chavasse MBE

Nick has been cruising for over 30 years in western Europe and always finds himself back in Brittany.
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Sailing Direction Guides to the West Coast of Scotland

Clyde Cruising Club

One of Scotland's leading sailing organisations, and it has published Sailing Directions for Scottish waters since its inception in 1909, first as the well known Blue Book which was published in ten editions until 1974 and latterly in five separate volumes.
Chris Howes


Chris Howes

Chris has spent much of his life living on or near the River Great Ouse and is a knowledgeable enthusiast for the area.