This site is an online pilotage guide, here to provide timely and detailed information about the various ports and harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around the coasts of the UK and Ireland. For those arriving by boat.
"Covid alert: If using our pilotage work, be aware that many harbours/marinas have their own take on the "rules", so always check directly with them first if planning to visit" RYA Covid19 rules timetable
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300 Harbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and 2021 tide tables. Interactivity Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.
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