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For Immediate Release

Posted: March 2, 2007

 “A Summer in the Broughtons” with Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones, Authors of the Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Series

Expert sailors Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones gave a lively presentation on their personal cruising experiences at the Coquitlam Public Library in Coquitlam, BC on March 14 at 7:00pm. The presentation, titled “A Summer in the Broughtons,” focused on where to cruise in the exquisite Broughton Archipelago. Gorgeous colour photography and stories about the Yeadon-Jones’s own adventures entertained all present.

In recent years BC coast boaters have been discovering an exciting new world of cruising north of Desolation Sound, but unfamiliarity with the complex maze of islands and inlets often referred to as the Broughton Archipelago has deterred many yachters. Now, Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones, whose four classic guides on southern waters have made them the coast’s favourite cruising writers, weigh in with their long-awaited fifth volume, The Broughtons and Vancouver Island—Kelsey Bay to Port Hardy, on this fascinating cruising territory.

Taking up where Volume 2, Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands, left off, Volume 5 includes all of the familiar features that make the Dreamspeaker series the incredibly popular cruising guides that they are. Numerous charts and aerial photos clearly delineate the safest routes north into Queen Charlotte Strait and the myriad islands surrounding it. Laurence’s whimsical hand-drawn maps expose the dangers and attractions of key anchorages among the maze-like passages with matchless clarity. Anne’s buoyant commentary draws on her own exhaustive research to evoke the mythic past of this “Kwakiutl Country” and provides a knowing guide to hidden treasures and not-to-be missed attractions. Laurence’s fine scenic photography adds the crowning touch to one of the most handsome marine guides on the coast.

Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones are experienced inshore and offshore sailors who have logged thousands of hours cruising, charting and photographing British Columbia’s coastal waters. They live in Vancouver, BC, where they jointly operate a design consultancy business. They keep their 36-foot yacht, Dreamspeaker, close by and ready to go at a moment’s notice. In addition to the Dreamspeaker series, they are the authors of Voyage of the Dreamspeaker: Vancouver—Desolation Sound Cruising Highlights.