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Virgin Anchorages Spiral-bound – Jun 2000


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  • Spiral-bound
  • Publisher: Cruising Guide Publications; Spi Rev edition (Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0944428509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944428504
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.9 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,302,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A series of 41 aerial colour photo's of the most popular anchorages with detailed pilotage information on the facing page. A valuable guide and souvenir.
PB. 2012

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan. 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful photo guide to the most popular anchorages of the US and British Virgin Islands. If you are planning a sail of the islands, this is a _must_ have.
I spent ten years growing up in the Virgin Islands, and went back to sail after several years away. The charter company included this book, with which I fell in love. It offers a bird's-eye view of the anchorages available throughout the VI. The clear waters and high vantage allow you to see the reefs on the page, providing the most intuitive navigation possible. It definitely makes cruising easier and more enjoyable.
Weak points are that it does not cover some major beaches (more focus on harbors) and it has little supporting text. You should also get Scott's "Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands" or another guide book for more information about restaurants, night-life and other attractions available near the anchorages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alvaus on 15 Jun. 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
I've bought this book since I'm planning to sail in BVI this summer. From a first look photos are great, description of navigation paths are clear and it shall be very useful to select the best route when approaching harbors and anchorages.
As someone noticed, it has a little supporting text however and some major beaches are not covered. I've also got Scott's "Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands" as a natural completion to this photo guide (it includes much more information about restaurants, night-life and other attractions available near the anchorages).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Ke Sutcliffe on 3 Mar. 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
I'm going to the BVI in may and find this book extremely useful. I will update you again once I have visited
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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
Simon Scott's top-notch photo guide to anchorages of the VI. 26 Jan. 1999
By Ted Lilley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a beautiful photo guide to the most popular anchorages of the US and British Virgin Islands. If you are planning a sail of the islands, this is a _must_ have.
I spent ten years growing up in the Virgin Islands, and went back to sail after several years away. The charter company included this book, with which I fell in love. It offers a bird's-eye view of the anchorages available throughout the VI. The clear waters and high vantage allow you to see the reefs on the page, providing the most intuitive navigation possible. It definitely makes cruising easier and more enjoyable.
Weak points are that it does not cover some major beaches (more focus on harbors) and it has little supporting text. You should also get Scott's "Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands" or another guide book for more information about restaurants, night-life and other attractions available near the anchorages.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Buy the author's "The Crusing Guide to the Virgin Islands" instead of this. 8 Feb. 2013
By Chris M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
After reading the EXCELLENT other publication by Nancy & Simon Scott, "The Crusing Guide to the Virgin Islands"- Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands, many people suggested that we also purchase "Virgin Anchorages" by the same authors. As I looked through the Virgin Anchorages book, there was no additional information in it, and it was the same as the cruising guide. Even the aerial photos are identical and the text is a stripped down, near word-for-word copy of the cruising guide's descriptions. I expected additional detailed information about anchorages, including charts of bottom depth approximations and bottom types, how many boats can fit in an area of the anchorages and information on mooring fields. As with any travel book, information can get outdated before it goes to publication, but the reworking of their excellent book "The Crusing Guide to the Virgin Islands" to publish this one seems unnecessary to me. Had I known that the information in this book was practically the same as in the authors' Cruising Guide, I would not have purchased the Virgin Anchorages book.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Save Your Money 4 Jun. 2001
By S. Bradford - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Spiral-bound
I agree with the previous reviewer that the photographs are of excellent quality. However, I do not think that they are a very good aid to navigation. Nautical charts provide all the necessary information (water depths, buoy locations, length scales, navigation hazards, etc.) in a more useful manner. In addition, there is very little supporting text to augment the photos. So unless you want a collection of pretty pictures, I recommend that you save your money and buy a cruising guide and a set of up-to-date charts.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Extremely useful when sailing in the Virgin Islands 29 Aug. 2004
By Jerry Dwyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
We first saw this book in the nav station on a Moorings boat that we chartered in the British Virgin Islands. We looked it over and thought "These pictures are gorgeous. Why do they include it? Maybe they want to sell it to us." The Moorings doesn't sell it and, as of Summer 2004, they are not including new copies on boats because too many people took them home. It is a gorgeous picture book of anchorages in the Virgin Islands. It is not just a pretty picture book though.

Overleaf from every photograph is a copy of the picture with lines to show reefs and the passage into the harbor. In our two trips to the British Virgin Islands, these pictures have been extremely helpful more than once to get a picture of what we were doing. While text descriptions are helpful, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words when you are looking for a bouy, and you sure don't have time to read a thousand words.

This is a great supplement to the Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands and I wouldn't go to the BVI without it.

Postscript added August 2014.
I had to buy the new edition because we were going to sail in the BVI and our older version is in storage. As expected, I was glad to have overview pictures of even familiar anchorages. The new version includes some extra harbors but I wouldn't have bought the new edition if the old one had been available and I would have been right.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Well worth the price 8 Jun. 2001
By Paul B. Mount II - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Spiral-bound
We just finished a bareboat charter trip to BVI and found that we were frequently referring to this book. It was extremely usefull in locating moorings and anchorages. I would recommend it highly. The only negative is that there were some areas missing.
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