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The new RCCPF guide to Atlantic Spain and Portugal.

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Before I say anything about the book, I must shout out that it comes with a free one-year subscription to the full set of electronic charts for the region covered by the book. The RCCPF has released a new app for iPhone and Android for the display of their charts, and it's pretty interesting. This is a game-changer for an RCCPF pilot book that costs £45.

The guide covers the region from Cabo Ortegal to Gibraltar and is the essential companion for yachts making passages from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean or onwards to the Canaries before an Atlantic crossing. It is also vital for yachts crossing the Atlantic from the Americas and a comprehensive cruising companion for anyone availing of the delightful cruising grounds found here.

'Atlantic Spain and Portugal' is the classic guide to this varied coast which includes the Rias of Galicia, the estuaries of the Douro and Tejo with Lisbon, the Algarve and the coast of Andalucia down to Gibraltar. It's one of those boo…