Mariners are strongly advised to remain 30 metres to the north of the Cowes Breakwater crest to avoid the surplus gravel, which reduces depths below those charted.
In the May 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
PBO contributor Alan Watson reports on the Innovation in Maritime Navigation conference, hosted by the Royal Institute of Navigation at Trinity House, London
Dick Everitt explains how sailors can apply knowledge of tidal streams to ensure that water flow is a help, not a hindrance
An uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine has been officially identified three years after being discovered off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Port of Milford Haven has successfully prosecuted a mooring contractor for causing a yacht to go adrift whilst attached to the mooring.
Mariners are advised to keep a good lookout for around 200 wooden planks, which have been spotted 25 miles west of Guernsey.
Up-to-date printed paper charts are a good bet for identifying your position – but they do have their limits, says Dick Everitt
Dick Everitt gives us a clear picture of the advantages to be gained from using radar to check our navigation
A piece of metal recovered from the sea off the Isles of Scilly looks to be debris from an American space rocket.
An earthquake has moved the entire Greek island of Lefkada 36cm to the south, the Cruising Association has learned.
The 64-strong ARC+ fleet set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria amid a gentle swell, warm sunshine and an easy force 4, ENE breeze
In the November 2015 issue of Practical Boat Owner...
Four horse sculptures that rise out of the water at low tide are providing a temporary hazard to navigation on the Thames
London-based Inmarsat’s latest Global Xpress satellite launch will enable high-speed broadband from space with almost worldwide coverage.
Dick Everitt helps illuminate our understanding of lighthouse characteristics on charts, their dipping distances and loom...
The ‘ping’ is king: You can navigate by ‘feel’ over the seabed in adverse conditions by using an echo sounder – here’s how to do it...
Lining up a pair of appropriate land features or navigation marks can help keep you safe, as Dick Everitt explains
In the first of his series on back-to-basics navigation Dick Everitt explains how to use a few simple lines to keep you safe
Unusually high water levels on Loch Oich have partially washed Cullochy weir away, causing a major breach of the canal embankment