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Sailing Directions

CoverRNYC has published Sailing Directions to the North East Coast since 1902. A new full colour edition was published at the end of April 2002, re-printed in 2005 and re-issued with amendments in 2008 and again in 2012.

The new edition (ISBN 0-9515997-1-2) has 139 pages, and a half-Canadian nylon coated ring binding, so that it opens flat and the cover can be turned back on itself.

Amendments for Scarborough, Whitby and Newbiggin by the Sea were incorporated in December 2008. Minor amendments covering Seaham, Newcastle City Marina, Blyth, Approaches to Amble, and Anstruther among others were issued in April 2012.

Amendments for Grimsby, Whitby, Seaham Harbour, Blyth, Eyemouth, the Forth and Clyde Canal and Elie among others were issued in April 2017

The latest colour harbour plans are available in print only so you need to buy the book. For convenience, the minor amendments incorporated into the book since 2005 are available to download below:

Amendments up to May 2012
Amendments from May 2012 to April 2017


  • Non-members £25.00 (+ £5.00 p&p)
  • Members £22.00 (+ £5.00 p&p)


  • Write to Sailing Directions, RNYC, South Harbour, Blyth NE24 3PB enclosing a cheque for the appropriate amount inc p&p.
  • Tel 01670 353636 (answer phone if unattended).
  • E-mail admin@rnyc.org.uk

UK orders are despatched by 1st class post. Carriage to other countries on application.

Here are some sample (low resolution) pages taken from the current edition.