Keeping your boat in a port de plaisance somewhere along that part of the French coast that lies across the English Channel can provide both financial and pleasure advantages that are not yet fully appreciated by British yachtsmen. If you are seeking an alternative to the congestion and expense of many English sailing areas, then this book may give you some answers. David Jefferson has taken the most likely locations in which it is possible to base a boat in France and describes the cruising grounds that lie within easy sailing distance. Travel between England and France and French internal raod and sail links are itemized, so that it becomes possible to choose an area that is easiest to reach from home. The ports described are between Dunkerque and Port Manech in Southern Brittany and there are chapters on French regulations, facilities and their way of life that will help to evaluate a permanent move across La Manche.