West Africa

Whilst living and working in the Gambia, Steve Jones and his family cruised extensively on the West African coast. It soon became apparent there was an unfulfilled need for a yachtsman’s book on the area, so he set about writing one. His cruising guide covers the West African coast, off lying islands and navigable rivers from Dakar in Senegal to Guinea-Bissau.

In addition to the pilotage detail it includes a wealth of information on the practicalities of cruising in this, as yet, little-known sailing area. It is designed to be a valuable guide for yachtsmen who feel encouraged to spend a while in this fascinating area when doing an Atlantic circuit or when en route to or from the South Atlantic.

Detailed feedback, including colour photographs, from three cruising yachtsmen between 2007 and 2009 has now been incorporated into this second edition. We would welcome comments from all who visit these waters in the future.

  • Edition: 2nd 2009
  • ISBN: 0 9527771 2 6
  • 20.00