The RCC Pilotage Foundation was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2005 and is a registered charity which is fortunate to have Trinity House as its Patron. The overall management of the Foundation is overseen by Trustees appointed by the Royal Cruising Club, with day to day operations undertaken by members of the Executive. Most of the management of the Foundation is done on a voluntary basis - click on Management for details of who we are.
The Foundation collects and researches written, photographic and chart information relating to small boat pilotage, navigation and operation, climate and weather conditions, including information from remote areas of the world where other sources of information are scarce or non-existent. We then publish this information in the form of conventional books and, increasingly, via downloads, e-books, website passage planning guides, and other media.
We aim to produce and maintain high quality pilotage information
Our range of publications is steadily increasing with many books available in French, Spanish or Italian editions. Creation of new RCC Pilotage Foundation publications and updates to existing publications are only made possible through the supply of information from around the world by generous-minded yachtsmen and women, and the dedicated work of authors and editors. We welcome pilotage information in all forms - for further details go to our feedback page.
The Foundation works in close collaboration with three publishers - Imray Laurie Norie and Wilson, Bloomsbury (Adlard Coles Nautical) and On Board Publications. The Foundation also publishes its own guides and pilot books for areas where limited demand does not justify large print runs.
In line with its charitable status, the Foundation distributes no profits; any surpluses are used to finance new books and developments and to subsidise publications covering remoter areas of the world.