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Admiralty Leisure Charts are designed and compiled using the same exacting standards and highly reliable data as that used to produce standard Admiralty nautical charts and publications.

Leisure Products

Admiralty Leisure produces the best charts and publications essential for safe navigation

Admiralty Leisure offers yachtsmen a fully comprehensive range of folios and publications to ensure that planning and undertaking voyages can be carried out safely and easily. Products can be bought from your nearest Admiralty distributor, all of whom are listed on the site. Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios which are A2 size sheets all contained in a water resistant case, covering the key leisure locations in the UK. Designed by yachtsmen for yachtsmen,

Leisure Chart Folios contain A2 sized charts – just the right size for the chart table and are printed on heavyweight chart paper, packaged in a plastic wallet. Each folio chart is compiled using the same exacting standards and highly reliable data as that used to produce standard Admiralty nautical charts and publications. All Folios are kept up to date via the online Leisure Notices to Mariners (NMs) service.  Designed to make updating an effortless task, all relevant Notices are made available weekly, ensuring you have the best information available to help you navigate safely and effectively. 

 

Leisure Folios - Print Production

Users of the Leisure Folio may have noticed that the appearance of Leisure Folios has changed recently as we have moved production to digital printers. The paper used is 100% the same as previous apart from the cover sheet which used to be glossy but is now appears slightly duller. This is due to being printed on chart paper the same as the individual charts.

Moving from a lithographic print process to a digital process enables ADMIRALTY to continue to offer Folios at a very reasonable price, therefore avoiding having to put up the price of the folios for several years and making them great value for money. This paper has evolved over the years to keep the best possible qualities required for navigational use, and is not available outside of ADMIRALTY chart products.

The ‘flying A’ is a security feature embedded into the paper of all ADMIRALTY charts which can easily be seen when a chart is held up to the light. Some customers may believe the paper of the charts has changed, it may feel slightly different (perhaps smoother) as it has undergone a different process, but it is in fact the same quality as all of our chart products. To date we are not aware of any incidents of Leisure Folios being copied or forged, however if a leisure folio is found without the ‘flying A’ please contact Customer Services for advice.

 

NP109 is the North West Europe catalogue which contains a full list of Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios, Standard Nautical Charts of this area and details of other Leisure products. This catalogue is correct to the 5th December 2013.

For those wanting quick, free of charge, on-line tidal predictions then Admiralty EasyTide is the solution. It covers over 7000 ports worldwide and is available by visiting www.UKHO.gov.uk/easytide

For those wishing to view the Admiralty Collection, please download the PDF catalogue here.

ADMIRALTY Leisure Chart Folios

The Perfect Choice for the Navigator…
Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios have grown rapidly in terms of coverage and popularity. Designed by yachtsmen for yachtsmen, Leisure Chart Folios contain A2 sized charts – just the right size for the chart table and are printed on heavyweight chart paper, packaged in a plastic wallet. Each folio chart is compiled using the same exacting standards and highly reliable data as that used to produce standard Admiralty nautical charts and publications.

All the charts you need in one convenient package…
The UKHO's team of compilers use first hand experience and localised knowledge to select the most appropriate chart coverage and scale for a particular area and recompile it into a handy series of individual charts.

Superb value for money…
Leisure Chart Folios contain on average 17 charts. With so many charts included in each set, the Folios represent the most cost effective solution for leisure navigation.

Comprehensive information…
Coastal areas, slipways and racing marks are all clearly marked, in addition to harbours, marinas and pubs – perfect for the leisure cruiser. Each folio contains information on Tides, Radio Services and Symbols and Abbreviations on the reverse of specific charts. In addition, each folio includes a copy of the IMO table of Life Saving Signals.

Easy to update…
All Folios are kept up to date via the online Leisure Notices to Mariners service. Designed to make updating an effortless task, all relevant Notices are made available weekly, ensuring you have the best information available to help you navigate safely and effectively.

Choose the best…
Leisure Chart Folio users range from leisure yachtsmen, dinghy and motor boat cruisers to professional mariners and ocean racing skippers. As well as knowing that they are using the premier product of its kind, users can take assurance in the fact that Admiralty Leisure Chart Folios are produced by the same people that have been providing first class nautical charts and publications to the Royal Navy and commercial mariners worldwide for over 200 years.

Coverage
Leisure Chart folios are available for many yachting hotspots with new titles introduced on a continual basis. For a coverage diagram, click on the thumbnail image below or view the table for a list including edition information.

Click for a larger version of the Admiralty Leisure Folios coverage diagram

UK and Ireland Folios

5600 The Solent and Approaches : 15th Edition
5601 East Devon and Dorset Coast, Exmouth to Christchurch : 10th Edition
5602 The West Country, Falmouth to Teignmouth : 10th Edition
5603 Falmouth to Hartland Point, including the Isles of Scilly : 9th Edition
5604 The Channel Islands : 7th Edition
5605 Chichester to Ramsgate and Calais to Oostende : 11th Edition
5606 Thames Estuary, Ramsgate to Tower Bridge : 11th Edition
5607

Thames Estuary, Essex and Suffolk Coast : 10th Edition

5608 Bristol Channel : 4th Edition
5609 North West Wales including Menai Strait : 3rd Edition
5610 The Firth of Clyde : 4th Edition
5611 West Coast of Scotland, Mull of Kintyre to Point of Ardnamurchan: 5th Edition
5612 Northern Ireland, Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle: 2nd Edition
5613 Irish Sea - Eastern Part including Isle of Man: 2nd Edition
5614 England - East Coast - Orford Ness to Whitby: 6th Edition
5615 England - East Coast - Whitby to Edinburgh: 3rd Edition
5616 Scotland - Point of Ardnamurchan to Shiant Islands: 2nd Edition
5617 Scotland - East Coast Fife Ness to Inverness and the Caledonian Canal: 2nd Edition
5620 South West Wales: 3rd Edition
5621 Ireland - East Coast, Carlingford Lough to Waterford: 2nd Edition
5622 Ireland - South Coast, Waterford to Kinsale: 2nd Edition
5623 Ireland - South West Coast, Bantry Bay to Kinsale: 2nd Edition

How to Buy

Admiralty Leisure Folios for the UK and Ireland retail at £44.30 (UK RRP). They are available from most Admiralty Distributors.

ARCS Skipper withdrawn from service

In October 2012 the UK Hydrographic Office announced that ARCS Skipper, a digital navigation service for the leisure marine market, would be withdrawn from service. The service remained fully supported up to 10:00 on Friday 29th November 2013; when it was finally withdrawn.

Customers are no longer able to purchase further charts or update existing charts in their current folio. The UKHO will not introduce a direct replacement service, however ARCS charts continue to be made available through the ARCS Navigator service. For more information, customers should speak to their chart distributor.

Admiralty Leisure Chart - Notices to Mariners

The service has been specifically designed to make updating your Admiralty Leisure charts an effortless task. Here you will find all relevant Notices to Mariners (NMs) released since the publication date of the chart's New Edition. It's important to keep all your charts up to date - rocks might not move but there's a host of other things under and on the sea that do! This service is updated weekly and aims to provide you with the best information available to help you navigate safely and effectively. You can be assured that with Admiralty charts you are using the best; they are recognised official standard and trusted worldwide. We pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our data - no one else promulgates infomation as well or as quickly as we do.

For further information, guidance notes including the printing of blocks, please click here.

Admiralty Leisure Folios

SC5600 The Solent and Approaches
SC5601 East Devon and Dorset Coast
SC5602 The West Country, Falmouth to Teignmouth
SC5603 Falmouth to Hartland Pt incl Isles of Scilly
SC5604 The Channel Islands
SC5605 Chichester to Ramsgate and Calais to Oostende
SC5606 Thames Estuary, Ramsgate to Tower Bridge
SC5607 Thames Estuary Essex and Suffolk Coast
SC5608 Bristol Channel
SC5609 North West Wales including Menai Strait
SC5610 The Firth of Clyde
SC5611 West Coast of Scotland
SC5612 Northern Ireland
SC5613 Irish Sea - Eastern Part
SC5614 East Coast - Orford Ness to Whitby
SC5615 East Coast - Whitby to Edinburgh
SC5616 Ardnamurchan to Shiant Islands
SC5617 Fife Ness to Inverness and the Caledonian Canal
SC5620 South West Wales
SC5621 Carlingford Lough to Waterford
SC5622 Ireland - South Coast
SC5623 Ireland - South West Coast

 

EasyTide 

Free Tidal Predictions On-line

The UKHO has a separate website EasyTide.UKHO.gov.uk which allows users to freely acquire tidal information for over 7000 ports world wide for the current day plus up to 6 days into the future.

There is a further service which incurs a small charge allowing the user to gain tidal information from any date between 100AD and up to 50 years in the future and access tide predictions for 7 or 14 days at a time. Enhanced predictions also include other useful information such as times of sunrise/sunset, lunar phases and Springs and Neaps data.

For more information please visit www.UKHO.gov.uk/easytide