Since its publication in 1985, Rod Heikell's Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot has been the only comprehensive pilot for the coasts of Turkey available in English. This sixth edition is a major revision. During 2000 Rod Heikell spent some three months sailing and exploring the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts in seven tenths collecting the latest information, drawing new harbour plans and taking new photographs. The technical information at the beginning of the book has been recompiled and redesigned and new waypoint lists have been added to meet the needs of modern navigation. This data has now been assembled and incorporated in this new full colour edition. Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot covers the coasts and islands from Istanbul, through the Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles, the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts to the Syrian border. Despite tourist development during recent years, Turkey remains largely undiscovered. Its background, combining fine coastal scenery, a classical history and a culture that blends East and West, makes it a most attractive and peaceful cruising ground.
This pilot also covers the island of Cyprus, the small Greek outpost of Kastellorizon and the Black Sea coast of Turkey for which the notes provided by the author will be of interest to those yachtsmen going northwards.