David Rainsbury's 'Fearsome Passages' is an anthology of his articles that have appeared over the last 2 years in Sailing Today magazine. 'Fearsome Passages' are notorious tidal areas, mostly on the north and west side of the British Isles and in Brittany. David describes how to tackle these tidal gateways and relates his own experiences. A fascinating book full of sound practical advice, Fearsome Passages is an important companion for anyone visiting these treacherous corners of the British Isles and Brittany, illustrated with colour photographs and charts. The author is an Ocean Yachtmaster with over 30 years experience. Since 1998 he has sailed single-handed around Britain and Ireland and Western Europe from Bergen to the Loire. His yacht Piper is a Contessa 26 and is based in the Menai Strait in North Wales. He prefers coastal sailing to the open reaches of the Oceans, enjoying the challenges of intricate pilotage and difficult tides.