Every yacht or motor boat now uses GPS as their primary source of positional information when navigating. The page layout of this Logbook has been designed for clear entry of GPS positions and waypoints. The left-hand spread is for passage planning and the right-hand spread is for plotting positions on passage. There is also space to include narrative and separate pages for pilotage, harbour, anchorage and other notes and a section to use as a visitors' book or to record crew changes. The size of the book makes it ideal for use on small chart tables, without completely covering the chart that also needs to be referred to. This second edition reintroduces the silver blocking on the front cover, giving the Logbook a stylish feel and makes it the ideal place in which to record those precious journeys undertaken in your yacht.
Bill Anderson started sailing off the North Antrim coast in an open fishing boat. He spent 13 years as a seaman officer in the Royal Navy, serving as Navigating Officer of a minesweeper, a frigate and a destroyer. On leaving the Navy he joined the training division of the Royal Yachting Association, where he redesigned the RYA Yachtmaster training and examinations.
Compiling the log. Example log. Passage planning checklist. Navigational records. Pilotage, harbour, anchorage and other notes. The visitors' book.