Passage plan appraisal stage

Lets have a closer look at all 4 stages.
Appraisal is a gathering together of all information
Navigational informationa on charts
Information from publications
Sailing directions, light lists, current atlas, Tidal atlas, tide tables and notices from mariners.
It also includes meteorogical data.
Details of the intended passage should include: currents dirrection and rate of set, tides times and heights and dirrection, draft of the boat.
Radio aids to navigation, loran, availability, coverage and accuracy in each area.
Navigational and meteorological warnings affecting the area.
And last, local rules and regulations.