Anchorlight - Marine Publisher

Yachting Monthly (October 2009) did a brief but favourable review of Cockpit Cards and suggested that the cards would be a boon for anyone preparing for RYA Exams and also suggested that they would be a good basis for a navigational quiz during those long nights at anchor.

PBO magazine has choosen Cockpit Cards as a prize for the monthly competition (September 2009), they had 5 complete sets to give away to lucky winners.

Anchorlight is the publisher of Cockpit Cards, Chart Jigsaw Puzzles, Celestial Navigation Pro-formas and various other items designed for those with an interest in the sea and sailing.

The Cockpit Cards although a young product are already being recommended, and indeed sold, by a number of RYA Sailing Schools and training organisations.  The BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) have recently started selling our cards to its members. They are ideal for people learning or refreshing their knowledge of the Rules of the Road (COLREGS) and invaluable for quick reference while sailing and navigating. 

They now feature in the 2009 RYA autumn catalogue.


The current range include the following:

Navigation Lights and Shapes, Chart Symbols and Abbreviations, Sound Signals, International Code Flags, Buoyage and Distress Signals, DSC Mayday Procedure, Essential Knots and Rules of the Road.

We have just published Chart Symbols and Abbreviations, eight sides (4 cards), and presented in the same high quality format as the others in the range.  Based on Admiralty publication Chart 5011 this set provides quick reference to the most important Chart Symbols and Abbreviations including those hard to remember Rocks & Wrecks.

Cockpit Cards also make the ideal nautical gift being easy to post and very robust.

We would be pleased to hear your suggestions if you can think of a subject that would benefit from the Cockpit Card treatment.

Our Celestial Pro-formas are also used by a number of RYA Sailing Schools when running RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Courses.

The Chart Puzzle Jigsaw range remain a popular product and are always a welcome nautical present.  As you may imagine we sell lots of these at Christmas time.

We also publish the local Plymouth Tide Tables.  We have a standard version and also supply various businesses with versions having a customised cover. This provides cost effective advertising that lasts for the whole year.

We can be contacted at the following address:

56 Stray Park

Telephone 01752 881201

Orders can be placed via this website or you can send a cheque made out to 'Anchorlight'.

Our products can also be found on the shelves and websites of various chandlers, nautical bookshops and sea schools.

If you are retailer and would like to stock our products please contact us via any of the above means.