The Rias and Harbours of North West Spain from Ribadeo to A Guarda
by Carlos Rojas and Robert Bailey
Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd.
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd.
Series: Imray Pilots
Author: Carlos Rojas and Robert Bailey
Format: Hardback, 303pp, 297 x 210 mm, 1620 grams
This title covers the extensive cruising area of Galicia in the north west of Spain from Ribadeo to Bayona, where the beautiful rÃas provide shelter from the Atlantic in picturesque harbours and remote anchorages. The authors have spent several seasons cruising in the area and using their local connections have produced a modern guide that provides in-depth information necessary for yachts spending time visiting the rÃas and ports of Galicia. Annotated town plans covering over 90 destinations show shore-side facilities and recommended restaurants and side panels provide advice on interesting places to visit, local customs and features of interest. CARLOS ROJAS has sailed yachts since 2000, a short but intensive career during which he has crossed the Atlantic, cruised in the Pacific, made several passages across Biscay, sailed to Ireland and to France. His professional involvement in technology companies as an engineer, manager and director has given him an insight into design and usability that he tries to apply to pilot books. Carlos has lived most of his life in Britain but he is originally from Spain, a country that he knows well. Galicia is one of his favourite areas. ROBERT BAILEY was brought up in a sailing family. Over a period of 35 years, and with the aid of a Nicholson 32 and Rustler 36, much of the coastline of the north western approaches to Europe, from the Faroe Islands in the north to the Morbihan in the south, were avidly explored. In 2001 he adopted a more flexible approach to his career as an aerospace engineer and this allowed him to take up cruising instruction. He is now a Yachtmaster Instructor. Contents Introduction; What you need to know as a yachtsman; What you need to know as a tourist; Rias Altas; Golfo Artabro and Costa da Morte; Rias Baixas; Ria de Muros; Ria de Arousa; Ria de Pontevedra; Ria de Vigo; Background to Galicia; Santiago de Compostela; Appendix