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Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones at the Vancouver Boat Show

Posted: January 17, 2011

Anne & Laurence Yeadon-Jones will be launching the revised third edition of Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Volume 2: Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands, at the Vancouver Boat Show this February.

From February 9th to 11th visit the Vancouver Boat Show and meet cruising experts Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones and have your Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides personally autographed at the BC Marine Authors Booth (# 18). Visit for seminar presentation dates and times.

A short cruise north from British Columbia’s Gulf Islands lies an area of spectacular natural beauty which is delighting more and more boaters each year. Along with the first volume in the Dreamspeaker series, this book has become a standard reference for BC boaters.

These popular cruising companions offer charts, tips and data that will enhance the enjoyment and safety of any voyage. The guides feature informative and charming hand-drawn shoreline plans of selected marinas and small boat anchorages, ranging from safe all-weather havens to secluded picnic spots and marine parks. Intended to complement official hydrographic charts, the Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides accurately pinpoint both popular and little-known highlights in BC and Pacific Northwest coastal waters that every sailor, power-boater or kayaker should know.

Written in the personal style of a boater’s logbook, the accompanying text provides vital information about featured locations, plus notes on recreational activities for adults and children. Here you will find the best spots to anchor your boat, share a romantic sunset, enjoy a fine meal, pick blackberries in season—even locate a welcome hot shower or cappuccino!

Aerial photographs illustrate safe approaches to the destinations, while full-colour scenic photographs showcase the splendour of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Anne Yeadon-Jones is an apparel designer and stylist, who has managed to juggle fashion, boating and writing. Born in Hampshire, England, Laurence Yeadon-Jones is an architect and designer with special talents for unique, accurately detailed maps and imaginative photography.

Both Anne and Laurence are experienced offshore and inshore sailors, who in 1985 voyaged from Southampton, England on their first sailing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. They have logged thousands of cruising hours charting, recording and photographing their adventures along the beautifully rugged southern coastline of the Pacific Northwest. To date they have produced six colourful, information-packed Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides and see themselves as passionate ambassadors of the area's unspoiled cruising waters, it's coastal communities and local enterprises. Anne and Laurence are also regular contributors to local and international boating magazines, including Northwest Yachting, 48 North Magazine, Canadian Yachting, and Pacific Yachting. They live in Vancouver’s West End and are able to keep their 36-foot sailboat Dreamspeaker and faithful dingy Tink very close by and ready to go at a moment's notice.