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Sailing Directions
Humber to Rattray Head

Official Launch


RNYC 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. Sample pages (at low resolution) may be viewed here.

The book is bound ready for sale in batches, which permits the inclusion of minor amendments. 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.

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 listed here in a pdf file.


  • 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

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

The Hon Editor, c/o RNYC, HY Tyne, South Harbour, Blyth, NE24 3PB would like to hear of changes affecting the area covered, for inclusion in future amendments. The cumulative amendments to 2000 for the 1990 edition may be inspected here.