Before the development of the Imray-Iolaire chart series, navigation information for the Eastern Caribbean had been generally poor with chart coverage haphazard and no single authority providing complete coverage of harbors and anchorages suitable for cruisers. Most official charts are based on nineteenth century surveys and have too little updated information. The Imray-Iolaire series meets the growing demand for a standardized series of charts for the Caribbean Sea.
For this Caribbean series, Imray has enlisted the aid of the well known Donald Street Jr. who has spent over thirty years chartering, cruising and exploring in Iolaire, his 93 year old engineless wooden Yawl. He has taken his unique knowledge of the passages, harbors, and anchorages, from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins in the north to the Venezuelan coast in the south, and applied it to these charts. His cruising guides are the definitive text for cruisers in the area.
Imray-Iolaire charts are printed in color and published in two standard sizes, 640 x 900 cm (25" x 35.5") and 640 x 450 cm (25" x 17.75"). Extra information for the cruiser has been incorporated using official surveys, Street's own experience, and, in particular, notes and surveys regarding passages and anchorages, including details of facilities for voyagers. Each chart has large scale inserts of the various important harbors and anchorages.
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