We all like something for free so here is a selection of free downloads relating to sailing and boating.
The Boat Safety Scheme
Make sure you read these guidelines before doing the test so everything goes smoothly.
WXTide32 tidal data software
WXTide32 is a free software download that will generate tidal data for many locations worldwide for any date from 1970 to 2037. Accuracy is not guaranteed for critical use, but is generally good enough for advance passage planning. The current version generates UK data from
SeaClear chart plotter software
SeaClear is a PC based chart plotter for Windows 2000/XP/NT/95/98/ME. With a GPS connected it displays the current position, speed, heading and other data on the screen.
The chart is repositioned and new charts are loaded automatically as needed. Tracks may be saved to file for later reviewing and log book entries can be manually and automatically entered.
Unlimited number of routes and waypoints can be created and used to assist the navigation. The screen area for charts is maximized with most functions accessed with the right mouse button. Zooming is provided with support for IntelliMouse wheel.
SeaClear is created for nautical navigation but can probably be used for other navigation needs.
AINA Map of Inland Waterways
This is a very good map of the inland waterways that you can download and study.