Template:Island Group

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This template is to be used for "Island Groups" i.e. a group of islands which may belong to a single country or to several countries. For example Caribbean, Balearics, etc. It is NOT applicable for be bodies of water with one or more countries like the Aegean Sea (Greece & Turkey), Sea of Marmara (within Turkey), North Atlantic, for these use the Region Template.

Note: There is a newer template Island Group2 that is simpler and less error prone than this one. You may consider using it instead.

The items in this template are for your guidance and assure a certain homogeneity and consistency across the CruisersWiki but are not cast in concrete. Use your judgment.

Items in magenta are to be substituted including the {{MagentaText|xx}} template or the <span style="color:Magenta">xx</span>.

Please remove instructions in green, including these lines, after reading them. Also, keep in mind that this template is Protected which means that you cannot alter it, however, if you think that any changes to the template are desirable, contact the wiki administrators by making an entry describing the proposed changes and your reason in the discussion (second right button at the top of this page).

COPY all of the dashed box below and paste it on the newly created island group page:

Island Group? Cruising Guide

Please remove the below item if you have provided some content material for this page

HELP! This section is lagging behind in development.
Your assistance is required to develop these pages into a useful resource. Bring out the hidden "cruising guide writer" in you and share your information here (in the true cruising spirit) for all who follow in your wake.

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Island Group?.

You can should provide a map of the island group, preferably well annotated and with a scale in nM. Place the map in the center by using:

Map of - Map of Island Group? - Click for larger view

Add here any background, cruising, and historical comments.

Cruising the region

Add any cruising recommendations. If not applicable delete this section.

Navigation Charts

Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name
Chart Number - Chart Name

Weather and Winds

Give weather conditions in the region or refer to another page (a country?) that covers these conditions.

Sources for weather information:

Currents & Tides

Approaches and Navigation

Any navigation notes here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Regional Radio Nets

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Islands in the Group

This section is usually better served by a table. However, if there are only a few islands in the group you can reduce the table to a simple list.

[[Island1]] Poe.jpg Marina icon.png
[[Island3]] Anchor Icon.png
[[Island4]] Question icon.png
[[Island5]] Marina icon.png
[[Island6]] Question icon.png

Poe.jpg = Port of entry, Marina icon.png = Marina, Harbour icon.png = Harbor, Anchor Icon.png = Anchorage, Question icon.png = Needs data.

Things to do Ashore

See individual islands.

Routes/Passages To/From

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Cruiser's Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forum Discussions

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

External Links

List links external to the wiki such as in Wikepedia.

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot Imray||Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number
  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

You may want to remove the above entries and use instead a link to the Country or Region that lists the relevant references. If so enter, after removing {{MagentaText|xx}}, the following:

See [[Country or Region#References_&_Publications|Coutry or Region]].

If you do not use the above link, please remove it.

Personal Notes

Personal experiences?

Last Visited & Details Checked (and updated here)

Date of member's visit to this Island Group & this page's details validated:

If you provide a lot of info and this page is almost complete, change to {{Guide2}}.

This page has an outline in place but needs completing. Please contribute if you can to help it grow further. Click on Comments to suggest further content or alternatively, if you feel confident to edit this page, click on the edit tab at the top and enter your changes directly.

add 3 tildes (~~~) on the name line.

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