Sailing Directions

2016 Edition

The 2016 Edition is now available from Jerry Colman, please contact him at the details below for further information or if you want to order a copy.

2014 Edition

The 2014 Edition is now available.  It provides updated information about the Island harbours and the Marine Conservation Area in Ramsey Bay along with some new photos.

2013 Edition

The 2013 Edition is now available.  It integrates all corrections to date and provides updated information about the Island harbours.  The aerial photographs are all printed to a high resolution and have been updated to show the Marina at Peel and additional anchorages.

2011 Edition

The 2011 Edition is now available. It Integrates all corrections to the 2009 Edition, and provides updated information about the Islands harbours. The aerial photographs are printed at much higher resolution.

2009 Edition

The 2009 edition of the IOM Sailing Directions is now available direct from the MS&CC as well as many chandlers and bookshops around the Irish sea. The new edition includes:

  • Full inclusion of all corrections up 1st January 2009
  • Improved aerial photographs of the Island’s Harbours and Anchorages
  • New and additional information on changes to IOM Harbours since 2006

Background

The new “Sailing Directions, Tidal Streams & Anchorages of the Isle of Man”, has been transformed by the Manx Sailing and Cruising club, through the courtesy of Pelagos Yachts of Ramsey and Xerox IOM (2009 edition), from a simple black and white hand-drawn edition to a full colour book with spectacular aerial photographs of every harbour in the island.

The Directions celebrate what island sailors, both recreational and working, have always known – the Isle of Man is great place for coastal sailing with some wonderful harbours and anchorages. The revision, re-publication and update of the Directions serves to promote sailing and boating on the island, alongside continuing improvements, such as those at Douglas and Peel, bringing welcome visitors and increased tourism.

Correction Sheets
Periodically the MS&CC issues corrections to the published documents

  • For “Updated March 2009” Sailing Directions (corrections issued 14th April 2009) - Click Here
  • For “Original Edition” of the Sailing Directions (corrections issued 1st January 2009) - Click Here

Availability

The directions are a heavy-duty, spiral bound, plastic covered book specially designed for use on-board.

Copies are available now from the Publications Secretary, Jerry Colman – email: jerry.colman@bctq.com. Price of the 2016 edition is £33.50 (including post & packaging).

Manx Marine Ltd. (Douglas Harbour Marina) have copies in stock – email: manxmarine@icloud.com. Their contact details are: MANX MARINE LTD, The Tongue Building, The Tongue, Douglas Harbour, Douglas, Isle Of Man. IM1 5AQ. Telephone/Fax (+44) 01624 674842.