Originally Posted by Mark Thurlow
Been in the Med for 2 years. Immature/ heinkell guides are great but the best value by far was using the Cuising Association App that comes with membership. Just brilliant. Happy to give a discount code to individuals that post an email
on here that brings annual membership to about UsD120 per annum
I agree with Mark. By all means by the various pilots, but by the nature of print, they become out of date before they are sold
As Mark says, the Cruising Association (CA) in the UK has a large membership now around 6000, with many cruising in the Mediterranean
. Almost 20% of the membership is from around the world - in fact any one who speaks English
, including a lot of our (EX) colonial friends across the pond.
The CA's APP, Captains Mate, is a cruising app with all the latest data on harbours and anchorages - which are updated in real time. Each time you open your APP it will synchronize and add new reports onto your phone
, and along with its classic
maps with pins, you can view in satellite
view, which effectively even shows the nature of the bottom in isolated bays in clear waters of the Med. It is available without an internet
signal - so is frankly one of the best pilots around. A new Feature is the "Find My Friend" facility, which if you have switched it on in the app, will allow your boat
to be seen by others within an area - in general the CA is a very sociable bunch - as much as you want....
The CA also has a very active Med section forum on which you will get answers in record
time on almost any related subject.
In addition, the CA is at the forefront of dealing with some of the awkward countries regulations
- and keeps yo very much up to date, and fights the yachtsmans corner to get sensible regulations
Its easy to join the CA, at https://www.theca.org.uk/
- Press the join button. It is well worth it.