Skipper's Guide 2012
Posted on : 22/03/2012
The 2012 Skipper’s Guides for East Anglia, Southeast England and the Solent are now published and being distributed via the usual outlets. We cover a very wide area and the guides are likely to be fully in circulation by the beginning of April 2012. So keep a look out and pick up your copy.
This year, the circulation has now increased to 13,500 copies so there are a lot of miles to complete for our deliveries. Our time on the road will be further extended by the new pages added for the Solent.
The guides have been updated to reflect changes to ports and harbours and we have also added some new articles which we hope will be of interest to our readers. Both guides contain updated tide tables and events diaries highlighting many things that are taking place this year.
The year 2012 is set to be a memorable year with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics taking centre stage. We have leading articles on these fantastic events with information and news that will be of interest to boat and yacht owners.
The Skipper’s Guides are distributed on a free basis but we do ask that our readers make a donation of at least £1 to charity. Maritime based charities such as the RNLI are worthy but this year we have also highlighted the work of the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and also the National Coast Watch Institution who have worthy connections with the sea and recreational craft owners.
‘The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust aims to rebuild confidence in young people following their treatment for cancer, by taking them sailing. In 2011 we worked with 304 young people aged 8-24 from 25 hospitals across the UK. As sailors, you can obviously appreciate the huge sense of adventure and freedom that setting off on a yacht for the first time can bring, the challenge of working together to sail the boat and the unique camaraderie of being part of a crew. The Trust simply uses all these elements and more to help rebuild the confidence and self-esteem of the young people who sail with us.’ – Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust.
‘The National Coastwatch Institution is a registered charity using old coastguard lookouts, previously unmanned, dotted around our coast. The principal role of these stations, manned by unpaid volunteers, is to provide a visual watch to sea, beaches and cliffs, to monitor channel 16 and provide local weather and sea conditions to telephone callers. Assistance is given to the Coastguard if requested.’ National Coast Watch Institution .
In the East Anglia Skipper’s Guide we have received new updated editorial from the Broads Authority, giving information on news, events and announcements that impact upon boat owners on the Broads. Illustrated with photos a worthy read.
At the Skipper’s Guide we are constantly collecting and gathering together information on events throughout the year. Whilst we retain the individual notices we have collected this all together in an events calendar. It is early days and we confess that it only touches on what is going on this year but we would like to build this up and would welcome any contributions for next year’s guides.
We are also adding pictures to the website from all the places visited. Some of the pictures have also got into the guides. View via our Gallery page or log onto our flickr page …. Click here
We hope that the guides are a good read and that you will retain them for the season as a good source of advice and news. If you should call upon any of the advertisers mentioned then please be sure to mention that you saw them in the Skipper’s Guides.
Here is to a good season…..
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