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In order to help with your Compass Course Calculations we have written a Microsoft Excel Application.


Our Excel App. will calculate your Compass Course (Cº). Or, If you know your Compass Compass Course (Cº), you can easily find your required True Heading (Tº).


Use our Excel App. at Passage Planning stage and/or when you are underway.


Our App. explains the reasoning behind the calculations and also provides for you to store your calculations as you work on your Passage Plan and/or following leaving Port.


Click Here to go to the article.

We have written an article relating to: True Heading, (T°)   Variation (V°)   Magnetic Heading (M°)  Compass Deviation (D°) and Compass Course (C°).


We hope that our article makes the subject easy to understand and also how it can effect your navigation. Click Here to go to the article.

Compass Deviation Card - New

Posted on 17th January, 2024

We have recently added our Compass Deviation Card which enables you to enter data from readings observed in swinging the magnetic compass of your yacht or other vessel.


Please click on this link to see further details of our Compass Deviation Card

New Sailing Log Book

Posted on 8th September, 2022

We are really pleased to publish a Passage Planners Sailing Log Book, which is suitable for both sailing yacht and power yacht passages. We have been using the format included in our log book for much of our own sailing activity and, following suggestions that we offer a sailing log book, we decided to base it upon our own use and experience.


We hope that you will find it useful and of benefit to your sailing.


Please click on this link to see further details of our Sailing Logbook.

New Tide Tables for Year 2022

Posted on 16th December, 2021

We are informed that the free UK tide tables available from for the Year 2022 will be available presently. This is likely to be from December 21st. 2021 and will be able to help with your Passage Planning for Year 2022. is an excellent site and we recommend membership to all sailors for the many items of advice, particularly for Pilotage Planning and Ports of Refuge planning items.


To go to the UK Tide Table available free from click here.

Passage Planners - Notes on Ordering


We do not want you to pay more for Postage and Packing (P&P) than you absolutely need to.


So please be aware that when you place an order with us, the P&P charge is selected by you, depending where the delivery is to made; at the end of your order and prior to payment.

Irrespective of how many items you add to your order, the P&P charge is the same, so if you order one item or many items, the P&P charge is the same i.e a single charge.


We are making this clear to our customers as we sometimes find that you order a particular item and pay for P&P and then order a further item and pay another P&P. This makes our products look too expensive!


Generally we are able to to realise this when we receive your orders and, as we don’t want you to waste your hard earned money on additional P&P prior to dispatch by us, we are almost always able to combine your orders into one delivery and send to you as one package. The Postage and Packaging will reflect the correct type and value for the combined order.


In this situation we will always refund the unused P&P in the form of a Paypal credit to you. We will advise you of this when we confirm dispatch of your order.


We hope that this makes our policy clear and is helpful to you. So if you are ordering several items, please order them at the same time and check out with one delivery charge only.



New - Wire bound planning form books

Posted on 16th June, 2021

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our Wire bound passage planning, pilotage planning and Port of Refuge planning forms bound into three books.

Each wire bound book contains many pages on which you can plan your passages and either keep them for future reference or use, or erase them for reuse on your next passage.

Each form requests the same details as our encapsulated forms and, although the forms are not water proof, they may be used on deck in a waterproof see through chart/map case to keep them safe, and to easily refer to them during your sea passage. They can easily be revised during your passage, if required either below deck, or above deck if dry conditions are experienced.

Our wire bound books will benefit you insofar as they are printed on thick paper (200 gsm) and are ‘Lay flat’ for easy completion and amendment. Furthermore they are easily erased and can be used more than once, if required. They are currently published in English - 3 Colour Background.

Each book is protected by a clear plastic acetate cover to the front and an opaque cover to the back. Additionally there is a thick laminated card cover to front and back.

The forms may be written on with a B grade pencil and erased with a good quality plastic eraser as recommended for our other products.

With care in erasing, each form can be used several times.


Further details can be seen HERE.

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Launch of our new Victualling App.

Posted on 17th March, 2021

As an extension to our article relating to the provisioning of your yacht, we are pleased to publish our new Victualling App availiable.


Full details and instructions on how to download our Excel based app can be found by clicking HERE. (opens in new tab)


Victualling App is a detailed and easy to use application designed to help with your yacht provisioning and enables you to develop a full list of your requirements including calculations of your expected budget for crew and passengers on board.

We are very pleased to announce that almost all of our form have been translated/converted to be available in both French and German language versions.


This has been a big but enjoyable task for us and is in response to the many requests  from our French and German sailing friends.


We are now able to supply the following series of our Passage Planning Forms in German & French translations as follows:


Passage Planning Forms - All forms within series - Colour Background

Pilotage Planning Forms - All forms within series - Colour Background

Ports of Refuge Forms    - All forms within series - Colour Background

Watchkeeping Forms      - All forms within series - Colour Background

Tide Planning Form         -  Colour Background


Mayday and Pan-Pan emergency Radio forms - Colour background


Call Sign and MMSI number Page 1 (CSM1) together with your Vessel Details form and instructions.


Please note that with regards to our Tide Planning forms, the english language form includes English Reference Ports  Dover and Plymouth (Devonport).


The French version does not include these ports but instead includes Le Havre and St Malo Reference ports.


The German version includes Helgoland and Dover Reference ports (not Plymouth (Devonport)).

We are pleased to announce the launch of our New TScalculate program which is available to download and use free of charge.


It will help with your Passage Planning by calculating Tidal stream and other important start and end times to help in your planning.


Try it! See more details and download by clicking HERE.


Please let us know how you get on with it. TScalculate is a beta version and we welcome your feedback.