More than one cruiser has asked for help on how the best way to use the routes and waypoints on our guides. One of the big problems is that each electronic plotter or plotting program has it's own file format. Some of them, like Raymarine, actually make it impossible to import routes - so the user has to painfully enter each gps waypoint manually, often with unbelievably crude user interfaces.
Fortunately more and more plotters and plotting programs are able to import the "universal formal" called gpx.
So all of the routes on our guides are now in the gpx format. All you need to do to use them is open your plotter, find the route import feature, browse to the ROUTES folder in the cruising guide folder in program files, and select the route you want to import.
I've posted a detailed tutorial on how to do this with OpenCPN on http://www.cruising-newcaledonia.com/import-gpx-route-files-into-OpenCPN.html