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This lively cruising guide to the Canary Islands, offers a useful combination of the most accurate and updated cruising information, sightseeing recommendations and tips from local sailors about the beautiful islands of this Spanish archipelago. 

It is the only and most up to date cruising guide exclusively from the Canary Islands. Well researched texts give full detail of marinas and anchorages in a friendly and accessible style, with spectacular aerial photographs of the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. The authors’ invaluable network of contacts has added an extra dimension, with tips and recommendations from locals. Imray’s clear and informative plans include the usual pilotage information plus details of wind acceleration zones, useful facilities and attractions in the areas surrounding each harbour.

A handy guide for those who want to explore the Canary Islands in depth or simply pass through on their way across the Atlantic.

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Buy a printed copy for  £29.50 (aprox.35€)
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Lanzarote and La Graciosa, Fuerteventura,Gran Canaria, Tenerife and the western ones, El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma


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About authors

Boating journalist Mike Westin has been sailing for 40 years, progressing from a sea scout to a sailing instructor. At 16 he became an apprentice on tall ships and then first mate. He went on to spend one and a half years in the navy when young. 

Oliver Solanas Heinrichs was born in Barcelona and has been in touch with the ocean since childhood. He was Vice-president of the Spanish cruising association (ANAVRE) and represents several international associations on the island of Fuerteventura. He has been involved with sailors and the Spanish government for several years and periodically assists at conferences and boat shows. He has worked as a safety officer and Spanish press contact for the  ARC.  He is founder of 8islas, , a sailors platform that, based on connections on the islands offers their help to the sailors.

He has been on the Canary Islands since 1996 and lives on his boat Islander, an Amel Kirk. He actually the delagate for the Canary Islands for the spanish cruising association and managing director of the Viking Explorers Rally, that leaves every January from the Canafry Islands to Grenada, in the Caribbean.


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8islas is a sailors platform which assists sailors in the Canary Islands through the different associations it represents, such as the OCC, ANAVRE, TransOcean and the Seven Seas. The company also actively helps with environmental issues.It is in constant contact with the marinas, government, and the sailing comunity.

Barbalander is a small publishing house and media producer. Our specialty is boating, but also navigation, travel, e-learning/internet and nearby areas. We can be hired on a freelance basis, we plan, write, take photos, edit and design.

We have worked with clients such as; Imray (UK), Adlard Coles (UK), IPC (UK), Swedish Cruising Association (SE), Aller Media (DK), Norstedts (SE), Norwegian Maritime Publisher (NO) and many more...

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