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This page contains some recent supplements to my books. It is not intended to be all-encompassing and for a complete list of supplements you should go to the Imray site www.imray.com and click on corrections. The corrections on the Imray site are in pdf format whereas these are straight html.

Note: If you want to print off the corrections for a book from here I suggest you highlight the corrections for the book you want and then copy it into a word processor like WORD. If you simply press PRINT for this page it will print off all the corrections - a lot of pages and a lot of paper and ink.

GREEK WATERS PILOT 10TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #1

GREEK WATERS PILOT 9TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #4

GREEK WATERS PILOT 10TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #2 APRIL 2009 

IONIAN 5TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #3

IONIAN 6TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #2 MAY 2009

WEST AEGEAN 1ST EDITION SUPPLEMENT #2

WEST AEGEAN 1ST EDITION SUPPLEMENT #3 APRIL 2009

EAST AEGEAN 1ST ED. SUPPLEMENT #1 MAY 2009

MEDITERRANEAN FRANCE & CORSICA 3RD EDITION SUPPLEMENT MAY 2007

MEDITERRANEAN FRANCE & CORSICA 4TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT APRIL 2009

TURKISH WATERS AND CYPRUS PILOT 7TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #2

TURKISH WATERS & CYPRUS PILOT 7TH EDITION SUPPLEMENT #1

TURKISH WATERS & CYPRUS PILOT 8TH ED. SUPPLEMENT #1 APRIL 2009

OCEAN PASSAGES AND LANDFALLS SUPPLEMENT #1 (2007)

OCEAN PASSAGES AND LANDFALLS SUPPLEMENT #2 (2008)

OCEAN PASSAGES AND LANDFALLS SUPPLEMENT TO 2ND ED 2010

MEDITERRANEAN ALMANAC 2007-2008 #2

MEDITERRANEAN ALMANAC 2009-2010 #1

Italian Waters Pilot 7th ed supplement #2

Italian Waters Pilot 7th ed supplement #3 April 2009

Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd ed #1


Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd edition

 

 

GREEK WATERS PILOT 10TH EDITION

SUPPLEMENT #1 APRIL 2008

 

Preveza

Cleopatra Marina

100 berth marina now open, with all facilities to follow. Also new 300-ton travel-lift and a hydraulic trailer.

VHF Ch 67

www.cleopatra-marina.gr

 

Levkas

Contract Yacht Services

Tel 26450 24490 Fax 26450 26791

 

Lefkas Marine Service

Tel 2645025036 Fax 2645021323

email lmslefkas@otenet.gr

 

 

Vathi (Ithaca)

Works in progress on the town quay.

 

Lakki Marina (Leros)

Note There are plans in 2009 to expand the number of berths to 110 with additional pontoons shown in the plan.

Email info@lakki-marina.gr  

 

Palon (Nisiros)

The W breakwater has been extended in an arc such that the entrance to the harbour is now from the E.

 

 

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all who sent in information for this supplement, and thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays. 

 

� Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

April 2008

 

Greek Waters Pilot 9th Edition

Supplement #4. May 2007

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Page 5

ENTRY FORMALITIES

 

All yachts entering Greece should fly the Greek courtesy ensign and should proceed to a port of entry.

The authorities should be visited in the following order:

PASSPORT CONTROL (IMMIGRATION) � HEALTH - CUSTOMS - PORT POLICE

All yachts entering from countries outside the EU should fly a Q flag, and will need to complete full immigration and customs clearance.

Yachts entering Greece from within the EU are not required to clear customs, but non-EU registered yachts need to obtain a Transit Log from customs officials. Non-EU passport holders will first need to complete immigration formalities and obtain visas if necessary.

Transit Log

 

The Transit Log is a customs record for non-EU yachts visiting the EU. It is valid for six months, and an extension for up to twelve months may be applied for. A yacht may be left in Greece for as long as the Transit Log remains valid. Your passport will be stamped by customs to indicate that the vessel remains in Greece. The Transit Log must be surrendered when the yacht leaves Greece. There is no charge for the Transit Log, other than overtime charges if clearance procedures are not completed during normal working hours. However, all non-EU registered yachts (except those from the EEA) are subject to a Reciprocal Tax of Euro 15 per metre, every three months, levied at the end of the period.

Traffic Document (DEKPA)

 

All yachts over 10m LOA must purchase a Traffic Document (DEKPA) from the Port Police. The DEKPA is valid for fifty ports of call, and should be presented to Port Police to stamp on entering and leaving each port, when harbour dues will also be collected. It may be re-used even after the yacht has left and re-entered Greece. The cost of the DEKPA is Euro 30.

Cruising Permit

(Private Pleasure Yacht Permission for Stay & Maritime Traffic)

 

These are issued by the Port Authority to all non-EU yachts and cost Euro 6 per metre LOA. A new permit must be purchased each time a yacht enters Greek waters, and are valid for 6 months, with a further 6 months renewable, in line with the Transit log and Temporary Importation rules for VAT.

From 2004 EU registered yachts are no longer required to obtain a permit, but as it stands all non-EU yachts are still required to have one.

 

Other Documents

 

Yacht registration papers will usually be requested. Proof of VAT status, insurance cover, radio licenses and certificates of competence may also be requested.

Marinas and boatyards at a Port of Entry will usually assist with the paperwork.

VAT

 

Greece as part of the European Union (EU) comes under EU legislation regarding the implementation of the Single Market Agreement.

EU Registered Yachts

 

Since 1 January 1993 all yachts registered in EU countries are required to have proof that VAT has been paid or that the yacht is exempt from payment. The only exemption is for yachts built before 1 January 1985 which were in an EU country before 1 January 1993. All yachts built after 1 January 1985, and older craft imported into the EU after 1 January 1993, are liable for VAT payment.

If liable, VAT should be paid in the country where the vessel entered the EU, or in the country of registration, and is subject to a customs valuation of the vessel.

Notes as on page 5/6.

VAT on Non-EU Registered Yachts

 

From 1 July 2002 yachts registered in countries outside the EU and owned by someone who is established outside the EU, are allowed 18 months Temporary Importation (TI) into the EU without incurring VAT liability. At the end of the 18-month period the yacht must leave the EU to discharge its TI liability. Once the TI liability has been discharged by exit from the EU, the vessel may re-enter the EU to begin a new period of TI. There doesn�t seem to be an official minimum time that a vessel needs to be out of the EU before it may re-enter to start a new TI period, but it is important that a yacht has established a recognisable time gap, backed up with documentary proof, before attempting to re-enter the EU. Proof of clearing customs out of the EU, into and out of, a non-EU country, such as Turkey, Tunisia or Croatia, with official documents, and, say, dated berthing receipts from the non-EU country. The lack of an official time limit means that the law is open to a certain amount of interpretation from country to country, and possibly from port to port.

Notes

     

  1. Yachts registered in EU �non-fiscal� areas, such as the Channel Islands, where the owner is also established, will have similar limitations.

     

     

  2. Yachts registered in non-EU countries or those such as in 1, but with an owner who is an EU resident, have a much more limited TI period of just one month.

     

     

  3. Yachts registered in EEA countries, such as Norway, are permitted six months sailing, with six months in storage (or out of the EU), in any one year.

     

     

  4. The Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands are not part of the EU VAT area.

     

     

  5. If a yacht is hauled out and placed under customs bond in an EU country, it is probable that this time will not count against the 18-month limit. Thus a non-EU yacht can remain within the EU for up to 2 years, as long as it is hauled out and under customs bond for a period of 6 months. Yacht owners who are not EU nationals must also leave the EU for this 6-month period. It is essential that these terms be agreed with the relevant customs officials before assuming this interpretation of the ruling.

     

     

  6. Obviously any non-EU nationals� visa obligations must be observed over and above the VAT regulations.

     

Page 7

PORT FORMALITIES

 

Each time a yacht moors in a Greek harbour, the skipper should visit the Port Police to get the DEKPA stamped, and to pay port dues. The dues are made up of two parts, a docking fee and a mooring fee.

Fees (Euros in 2006) Docking Fee Mooring (Stern-to) (Alongside)

 

Charter yacht 0.07/m 0.08/m/day 0.11/m/day

Private yacht >5m with cabin 0.30/m 0.36/m/day 0.45/m/day

Private boat >5m open boat 0.04/m 0.36/m/day

Thus a 12m yacht mooring stern-to should pay a total of E9.42 per day including tax. The reality in some of the busier places is that a representative will come along the quay once a day to collect a flat fee of around E10. Since many of these town quays now have good access to water, and sometimes electricity, this doesn�t seem to be an unfair arrangement.

Notes

  1. Port dues are usually included in marina berthing fees.
  2. It is reported that if a yacht has proof of an annual contract with a marina they do not have to pay the docking fee, as it is understood that this is included in the annual marina fee.

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EU & the Eurozone

 

In May 2004 ten more countries joined: Malta, Slovenia*, Cyprus (S), Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovakia and Hungary. Bulgaria and Romania joined in January 2007. Countries marked with a star are also in the Euro zone, where the official currency is the Euro. Two other non-EU Mediterranean countries who adopted the Euro as official currency are Monaco and Montenegro.

Croatia and Turkey have been accepted as formal applicants to join the EU, but entry dates have not been agreed.

Note The Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands are not part of the EU VAT area.

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Diving & Antiquities Regulations

 

The restrictions on pleasure diving with tanks have been eased recently, and diving is permitted in most places. If any antiquities are discovered during a dive, you must not touch or photograph them, they must not be moved, or brought to the surface, and must be reported immediately to the authorities or to the nearest archaeological department. It is strongly advised to speak to a local dive company before using SCUBA gear, to ensure you are not diving in restricted areas.

Page 9

Health & Medicines

 

The old paper form E111 has been replaced with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Application forms are stamped and processed by the post office and the new credit card sized official looking EHIC (valid for five years) will be sent to you. This entitles you to free or reduced costs for medical treatment throughout the EEA and Switzerland. (The EEA or European Economic Area comprises all the EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

If you have to pay any charges, keep the receipts and apply at the local health authority for a refund. For prescriptions show your EHIC to the pharmacist; some medicines are free; some have a non-refundable fee. The EHIC does not usually afford discounts for private healthcare.

For more information see the Department of Health website www.dh.gov.uk

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Telecommunications

 

Some Greek SIM cards also allow data transmission at reasonable rates (see below).

Note Recent changes to the law have forced European mobile telecom companies to lower their international call prices and bring them into line with domestic pricing. From August 2007 rates should be capped at 30p/minute.

Email

 

In many marinas, cafes, bars, libraries and internet cafes have Wi-Fi networks, some of which are provided free of charge, or unsecured, others require a password. It is likely that Wi-Fi technology will continue to develop, and will probably become the standard method of accessing the internet using phones, PDAs, handheld computers and laptops.

Note Wi-Fi is a generic term used here to describe all wireless networks.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Using a laptop with a broadband connection and a simple headset, many people are using VoIP to make telephone calls. You need to subscribe to a VoIP provider, and set up an account and username to use the service. Call charges are a fraction of those incurred using a GSM phone, and calls between subscribers of the same provider are free. The only downside for travellers is the need to be connected to a broadband network. Skype is probably the best known service, although there are now many companies offering similar services.

 

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Marine Reserves

 

The National Marine Park of Zakinthos (NMPZ) and the National Marine Park of Alonnisos - Northern Sporades (NMPANS) has restrictions on navigation and fishing. The wetlands of Amvirakikos Kolpos, in the northern Ionian, are a recognised area of importance, but there are no restrictions to navigation here. Likewise the Northern Dodecanese Wildlife Refuge. For more details on the Marine Parks see under the entries in the relevant chapters.

Fishing

 

According to the WWF around 1.5 million tons of fish are caught in the Mediterranean each year. They claim that destructive and often illegal fishing methods, including bottom trawlers, dynamite, long lines, and drift nets have depleted fish stocks. Use of driftnets is also responsible for the accidental deaths and incidental catches of whales, dolphins and marine turtles. Depleted fish stocks are also reflected in the undersized catch. 83% of all blue-fin tuna and swordfish caught in the Mediterranean are undersized.

Fish farms

 

Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of the world food economy, and represents 31% of the total value of EU fish production.

It is the development of sea-cage fisheries for fin-fish such as salmon, trout, sea bass and sea bream in the Mediterranean that carries concerns based on environmental, health and sustainability issues. Greece produces 50% (60,000 tonnes) of all EU farmed sea bream and sea bass (Italy has a 14% share). Farmed fish has been seen as a solution to the natural poverty in fish in the Mediterranean, but it is becoming evident that these systems are causing more problems than they solve. They threaten the sustainability of wild fish stocks; it takes over 5 tonnes of wild fish to produce 1 tonne of farmed sea bass or sea bream. Fish farms pollute the coastal waters with toxic chemicals, and some farmed fish have also been found to be carrying unacceptably high levels of toxic chemicals.

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Pollution

 

The Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) was adopted by all 21 Mediterranean states and the EU. Since 1995 it has been geared to protecting the marine and coastal environment and achieving sustainable development of the coastal regions. It is possible that new protocols will affect yachtsmen in the future.

Page 21

The games were hailed as a success, despite dire warnings that the infrastructure would not be completed in time for the opening ceremony. Costas Karamanlis, nephew of the former Greek President, and leader of the New Democracy Party is the current Greek Prime Minister. The elections in March 2004 ended 10 years of PASOK (Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement) governance, in the latest switch between these two parties who have dominated Greek politics since 1980.

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Electronic Position Finding

 

In Europe EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is the new SDGPS system, which became available in 2005. WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) is the US SDGPS system.

Note Your GPS receiver needs to be EGNOS/WAAS enable to take advantage of the improved accuracy.

It has already been agreed that Galileo will be fully compatible with both GPS and GLONASS (the Russian system). In practice this means that receivers can get position data from satellites of all three systems. The first Gallileo satellites were in orbit in early 2006. The project has since faltered as doubts over the financial viability of Galileo have been raised by the consortium. Initial plans that users would pay a licensing fee based on the level of accuracy required now seems unrealistic given that GPS is free. GLONASS is also likely to leapfrog the Galileo project and become operational in the next couple of years.

For more information see the European Space Agency website www.esa.int

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VHF Weather Forecasts

 

Times: 0600, 1000, 1600, 2000 UTC

Forecast for Z+24hrs plus a 12hr outlook.

Additional stations:

Patras Ch 85

Astipalaia Ch 23

Sitia Ch 85

Moustakos Ch 04

Faistos Ch 27

HF Radio Forecasts

 

Times: 0703, 0903, 1533, 2133 UTC

Broadcast Radio

 

Time: 0635

Page 29

Navtex

 

Navtex forms part of the GMDSS Maritime Safety Information (MSI) service. Data is received and displayed on screen or can be printed. Software can be added to allow a computer to receive Navtex messages. Messages in English are transmitted on 518KHz. Messages in the �home� language may also be available on 490KHz, although not all receivers have dual frequency capability. Forecast details and areas covered are usually similar to those given on the VHF forecasts.

RTTY

 

It is possible to receive text forecasts using Radio Teletype (RTTY) using either a dedicated receiver (such as the NASA Weatherman or NASA HF3), or an SSB radio linked to a laptop with suitable software. RTTY forecasts for the Mediterranean are available from Hamburg and include a five day outlook which can be a useful alternative to obtaining web forecasts.

For jargon-free details see Frank Singleton�s website www.franksingleton.clara.net

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Weather on the Internet

National Observatory of Athens, NOA

 

www.noa.gr

Not the easiest site to navigate, but has simple graphic forecasts.

Hellenic National Meteorological Service

 

www.hnms.gr

Text forecasts as broadcast on Olympia Radio, and broadcast schedules for all Maritime Safety Information (MSI) broadcasts.

Hellenic Weather site

 

www.meteo.gr/sailingmapf.asp

All in Greek, but this link takes you directly to a map where you select your sea area for clear graphic wind forecasts.

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Safety & Rescue Services

Aspropirgos Attikis (SXE) JRCC Hellenic Coastguard

 

MMSI 002 391 000

VHF Ch 16, 07 DSC VHF

DSC MF

DSC HF

Tel 210 557 3247 Fax 210 557 1769

Telemedical Maritime Advice Service (MEDICO)

 

Medical Advice Centre of the Hellenic Red Cross

Using Olympia Radio CRS in Greek or English

Tel 210 523 0880 Fax 210 522 8888

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SOLAS

R34 Safe Navigation and Avoidance of Dangerous Situations. Vessels must be able to demonstrate that adequate passage planning has been undertaken. Things like weather, tides, vessel limitations, crew, navigational dangers, and contingency plans should be addressed.

CHAPTER I. THE IONIAN

 

Page 35

Port of Entry: Gouvia Marina

ALBANIA

 

It has taken nearly fifteen years since the collapse of the communist regime and the first multi-party elections in 1990 for Albania to establish a democratically robust system of government. The 2005 elections were declared as Albania�s first peaceful transfer of power, albeit with caveats. With increased political stability the tourist industry is beginning to develop, with a growing caf� culture in Tirana not unlike that of many European cities. In turn yachts are returning to Albanian waters, and while the formalities are still cumbersome, the authorities are in general thorough but fair. The main concern being of vessels carrying drugs or �clandestinis� (stowaways). Security around the harbours is good, and with normal personal security precautions yachtsmen should encounter few problems. It is becoming an alternative to crossing to Italy when heading to or from the Adriatic. For details of harbours see the Adriatic Pilot or Mediterranean Almanac, both by Imray.

 

Major Lights

 

Akra Elia (Meganisi) Fl.WR.8s10/7M

Nisis Formikoula Fl.WR.3s8/5M

Atoko Fl.6s10M

Provati Fl.5s6M

Vrak Navayio Fl(2)10s6M

Page 36

WP#14 38d50�.79N 20d43�.42E WGS84

WP#19 0.5M SE of N.Kithros (Meganisi S end)

38d34�.55N 20d48�.86E WGS84

Page 45

ASTRAKARI

 

WP 39d47�.8N 19d45�.55E

A new small craft harbour 1/2M SE of Ak Astrakari. The harbour is mostly full of local small craft, but a small yacht may find room to go stern-to or alongside on the S pontoon. Care is needed of shallows in the approaches. Reasonable shelter from the prevailing NW winds, but strong winds from almost any direction are likely to cause a surge inside the harbour.

O. GOUVION

 

Anchorage Anchoring is prohibited in Ormos Gouvion. Good shelter from the prevailing NW winds can be found in Ormos Kommeno, under Akra Kommeno in the north side of the entrance to Ormos Gouvion. Anchor in 5-12m on mud and weed, taking a long line ashore if possible.

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LIMIN KERKIRA

 

Major works are in progress around the old customs enclosure in the west entrance, and yachts are not welcome here while work continues. The W part of the old breakwater has been removed, and dredgers are working in the vicinity. A new breakwater is under construction and work continues along the quay. When completed local ferries to Igoumenitsa and Paxos will use the E end of the commercial harbour, and ferries to Italy and cruise ships will use the W end. A new 80 berth yacht harbour is planned for the E side of the old harbour, although no dates for completion are available yet. There are also reports that additional cruise ship berths may be planned in Ormos Potamou. The customs offices have moved to the W side of the commercial quay.

NOTE Yachts wishing to clear into Greece in Corfu are strongly advised to go to Gouvia Marina where the relevant authorities for yachts are now based. Customs and immigration officials in the commercial harbour are kept busy with ferries, cruise ships and commercial ships, and are no longer geared up to dealing with yachts.

Page 49

BENITSES

 

Harbour has been expanded, but poor shelter and few berths for visiting yachts.

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PAGANIA

 

39d39�.90N 20d05�.25E WGS84

Page 59

PLATARIAS

 

The harbour was enlarged a few years ago and its popularity with passing yachts has grown. It is now also a yacht charter base and at weekends the east quay will be full with flotilla change-overs, but there will still be plenty of room for others on the west side.

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MOURTOS

  1. Mourtos Marina Basic construction has been completed in the new harbour, but the �marina� has no management or services, and it is mainly used by small local craft. Go stern or bows-to or alongside where convenient. There are no laid moorings for yachts, but some have been laid for local craft, and care is needed of floating lines, particularly along the north side. Shelter is reasonable from moderate northwesterlies, but strong winds from W-NW set up a surge in the harbour making it very uncomfortable, and possibly untenable. Completion of the central pier may improve the shelter here.

 

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ORMOS ARILAS

 

WP 39d21�.35N 20d17�.0E

An open bay 3.5M south of Mourtos. The south side of the bay curls up in a short promontory, with a harbour tucked into the corner. If you can get behind the breakwater it looks as if it should offer some shelter from the prevailing winds. The rest of the beach-lined bay can only be used in calm weather as the prevailing wind blows straight into it. Close S is an inlet which offers reasonable shelter in light to moderate westerlies. Between Mourtos and Parga there are numerous bays and islets which may be explored in calm weather.

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AK MITIKAS

 

WP 39d00�.0N 20d42�.4E

A small craft harbour has been constructed on the north side of Ak Mitikas. The entrance is open to the northeast, and shelter inside is limited. With even moderate winds there is likely to be a surge inside, always assuming you can squeeze into a berth amongst the local boats. It�s not really suitable for yachts, and you should really continue on to Preveza.

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CLEOPATRA MARINA

 

A100 berth marina is under construction off the yard. Completion is aimed for summer 2008, with all facilities to follow. A 300-ton travel-lift and a hydraulic trailer are on order.

VHF Ch 67

www.cleopatra-marina.gr

PREVEZA MARINE

 

www.prevezamarine.gr contact@prevezamarine.gr

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AMFILOKHIA

 

A large concrete apron with new pontoons and a miniature fishing boat harbour have been built on the W side of the bay, approximately 500m N of the town. A detached wave-breaker pontoon lies close N of the other pontoons. The prevailing wind blowing into the bay makes it bumpy and uncomfortable on the pontoons. Further plans for the development are not known.

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LEVKAS CANAL N ENTRANCE

 

A sand spit extends E from the light at the N end of Yera spit (Fl.G1.5s3M). The end of the spit is marked by a green buoy. Red can buoys mark the underwater rocks and shallows on the S side of the channel in towards the bridge. There are least depths of 3.5m in the fairway.

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LEVKAS

 

The inner harbour is for local craft. The south quay is reserved for charter yachts and Contract Yacht Services keep berths along the mole.

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NIKIANA

 

WP 38d45�.71N 20d43�.31E WGS84

The 2003 earthquake damaged the outer end of the breakwater, and consequently the quay level is very low, and will be submerged during periods of low pressure. Remedial works in progress 2007.

Alternatively anchor off the beach NW of the harbour in 4-8m.

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Vlikho quay The small harbour off the village is usually full with fishing boats, but yachts can go stern or bows-to or alongside the outside of the mole in 2.5-3m. Further S depths are variable but in places there are sufficient depths to go stern or bows-to on the quay.

The 2003 earthquake caused the quay here to sink, so that during periods of low pressure the water level rises over the top of the quay. In winter it is not unusual for the road here to be underwater.

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SIVOTA

 

The new pontoon off the NE side has around 15 places, with laid moorings at some berths. Charge band 1/2.

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VATHI

 

In the middle cove on the SW side of the bay is the Karnayio taverna with a sturdy catwalk with about 20 places. Go stern or bows-to where directed or where there is space. Laid moorings tailed to the shore. Depths 2-3m at most berths. Reasonable shelter from the prevailing winds but is uncomfortable with NE winds.

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Plan

WP1 38d40�.26N 20d46�.64E WGS84

WP2 38d40�.47N 20d48�.58E WGS84

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FRIKES

 

The best place to be is inside the S breakwater. Other berths, particularly those on the pontoons or on the NW quay are badly affected by wash from fast-ferries passing outside the bay. Yachts alongside can be picked up and set onto the quay, and those stern-to should make sure their spreaders and masthead gear won�t clash with the neighbours�.

Page 92

FISKARDHO

 

No water or electricity on the pontoon.

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Ay Eufimia Marina� harbourmaster organises berths on the quay, and when the N quay is full will assign berths on the E quay, after the trip boats have finished for the day. VHF Ch 74 (Ay Eufimia Marina) Not always answered.

The bottom is rock, sand and weed, not everywhere the best holding.

Authorities Harbourmaster. Charge band 2.

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SAMI

 

There may also be room alongside or stern or bows-to under the N breakwater. The town quay is full with fishing boats. The new basin W of the main harbour is for local craft, and is in any case mostly shallow.

Note Works in progress between the two basins developing the quay area.

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POROS

 

WP 38d09�.04N 20d46�.90E WGS84

Note Work is in progress building a new quay on the E side of the harbour. Care is needed of barges and cables in the vicinity.

When ferries enter or leave the harbour there is a lot of wash and undertow from the propellers, and yachts should keep well pulled off the quay and make sure your anchor is holding.

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IFALOS IOSSIF

 

Omitted on many charts is an uncharted rocky shelf in Ormos Palairos in position 38z46'.8N 20z51'.1E WGS84.

The reef lies inside the 20m contour, bearing 274d from Palairos light and 309d from Vounaki light. Depths less than 1m over an area the size of a tennis court.

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MITIKAS

 

The two small basins lie on the E side of Ak Mitikas

Note Since works started in 2002 the breakwaters of the new south basin have subsided until they are only just awash in places. The entrance is marked by poles, but with the afternoon breeze it is not easy to make out. The entrance to the N basin is easier to identify. The new basin breakwaters will probably be capped and completed in the near future, but until then care is needed when approaching Mitika.

Mooring

 

Both basins are quite small and space for manoeuvring is limited. Go stern or bows-to on the new W quay of the N basin, taking care of floating mooring lines. Depths of 2-3m in both basins.

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Nisis Dragonera plan

WP#1 38d29�.83N 21d01�.90E WGS84

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PORTO ROMA

 

The north corner of the bay is buoyed for swimming, and the rest of the bay swarms with water-sports craft of every type. A large hotel complex and apartments line the beach. Taverna on the beach �. � A quiet place it isn�t.

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NATIONAL MARINE PARK � ZAKINTHOS

 

www.nmp-zak.org

O.VROMA

 

The bottom is rocky and poor holding in places. There is much debris and chains on the bottom and a trip line is recommended.

CHAPTER II. THE SOUTHERN IONIAN

 

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KATAKOLON

 

Note

  1. Work is in progress developing the cruise ship quay. Displaced craft are using the town quay, and yachts are not currently permitted to berth here.
  2. Some of the pontoon joints in the yacht basin have broken and pontoons are crooked.

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PALOUKI

 

Wp 37d45�.3N 21d18�.1E

A new small craft harbour at the southern end of the long beach running down from Ak Tripiti, 7M N of Ak katakalon.

The harbour and approaches are shallow and reefs extend off Ak Palouki to the S for some distance off. Small yachts could investigate in calm weather, although you should not rely on finding a berth here.

KILLINI (new plan)

Note Works in progress in the harbour. The new E breakwater and S quay are complete, but further works on the W breakwater are likely.

Mooring

 

There have been plans to build a N arm to the original breakwater for several years. This simple addition would have vastly improved shelter on the quay and in the bay. The latest development of the E breakwater is impressive, but does little to improve things here. The prevailing NW wind pushes swell straight into the harbour, which then rebounds off the new quay and around the harbour. The best shelter is under the pier in the SE corner, but it is shallow and normally full of fishing boats. There is plenty of room to go stern-to or alongside where convenient, and the original quay on the W side is as good a place as any. Depths around the harbour range from 1.5-5m. Rebounding swell can make berths on the quay uncomfortable, and it may be best to anchor off in the middle of the harbour. The bottom is hard sand with some rocks and weed, good holding once the anchor is in, which can take some doing.

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NISIDHES STROFADHES

Note The islands are part of the Zakinthos National Marine Park, and although the waters are protected, there are no published restrictions for yachts. That said, we should be aware of the disastrous effects that fast outboards and bright lights can have on turtles and their young.

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PORT LONGOS

 

The bay to the N of Port Longos, Ormos Sapienza, also looks to provide reasonable shelter from the prevailing wind. Fishing boats often tuck in here, and yachts use it for a swim stop between Methoni and Finakounda.

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NISIS SKHIZA

 

The island is no longer used for firing practice. Fishing boats have long used the E coast and a cove on the SW corner for shelter. Care is needed when approaching the E coast as rocks and shoal water extend for some distance off the coast. Yachts should investigate in calm weather only.

FINAKOUNDA (new plan)

The detached breakwater is in place. Works inside the harbour are complete.

Yachts berth on the E side of the mole with a long line to the quay. Care is needed of underwater ballasting which extends out some distance in places. Mooring bows-to might be better, but getting ashore can be difficult. Depths shelve gently towards the beach. Otherwise anchor off outside the buoyed swimming area to the W in 4-7m on sand and weed. Good holding in the sandy patches.

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AYIOS ANDREAS

 

A new harbour halfway between Koroni and Petalidhi. In the approaches from the S the camping ground under the stand of Eucalyptus trees will be seen.

The harbour is susceptible to silting. Originally dredged to 3m, there are 2.5m depths in the basin, and less around the entrance. Care is needed of swell running into the entrance and once inside a sharp turn to starboard is necessary to avoid shallows in the SE corner.

The breakwaters, quays and slipway are complete, and there are laid moorings tailed to the quay. Although it was clearly designed with yachts in mind (the quays have numbered berths about 3m wide) virtually all the moorings are taken by small local craft, and there is very little room for visitors.

There are no services, although sprinklers douse the adjacent flowerbeds. Fuel close-by in the town. Tavernas, cafes and provisions are available in this small resort town.

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KALAMATA MARINA

 

kalamata@medmarinas.com

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VRAK KARAVI

 

WP 1M S of Vr. Karavi 36d24�.1N 22d24�.6E

This rock always seems to be �in the way�, whichever way you are heading around the cape. It lies directly on the route from Ak Akritas to Ak Tainaro. It is shown on some charts as being just above water, but in fact can be easily identified from some distance off in reasonable weather. Recorded max elevation is 14m.

A W-going current can be expected along the bottom of the gulf between the two capes. This can be reduced or exaggerated depending on the wind, but is commonly around 1 knot, and against the prevailing W-SW wind kicks up an uncomfortable sea.

Page 133

YITHION

 

Anchorage Anchor off between the breakwater and N. Kranai in 3-8m. The bottom is sand and weed, good holding in the sandy patches.

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TRINISIA

 

36d48�.03N 22d37�.14E WGS84

A small fishing harbour in the NW corner of the Gulf, NE of the three rocky islets of the same name. If you cannot get in behind the mole, there is a lee from the prevailing winds tucked in behind the three islets.

The chapel beside the harbour is conspicuous against the low-lying land at the head of the gulf. A taverna opens in the summer.

KOKKINIA

 

36d47�.65N 22d47�.19E WGS84

A short mole for small craft in the NE corner of the gulf. Depths <1m.

 

 

CHAPTER III. THE GULF OF PATRAS & THE GULF OF CORINTH

 

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Major Lights

 

Ak Likoporia Fl(2)16s10M

Ak Melangavi Fl.10s17M

Posidhonia (Corinth Canal W entrance) Iso.R.2s10M

Isthmia (Corinth Canal E entrance) Iso.G.2s10M

 

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MESOLONGION (new plan)

Mooring

Head for the new �marina� on the W side of the large basin. Berth where directed, or where there is room. Most visitors appear to go stern-to or alongside the detached pontoons. Laid moorings at some berths. The bottom is mud and excellent holding.

Before the �marina� was built yachts berthed alongside the north quay, although this may be discouraged now the marina is open. The commercial quay is now fenced off and yachts should moor clear of this area.

Alternatively anchor off clear of the marina in the SW corner. Excellent shelter from all winds although the prevailing wind sends a chop across the large basin into the NE corner.

Facilities

 

Services Water on the quay. Water and electricity connections on the marina pontoons are yet to be completed. There are no facilities at the marina. You may be able to arrange a mini-tanker to deliver fuel to the quay.

Provisions Good shopping for all provisions in the town.

Eating out A taverna near the NE quay. The caf� bars, ouzeries and restaurants around the main square have improved in recent years. You may even be able to find the local speciality � eels harpooned from the marshy lagoons surrounding the town.

Other P.O. OTE. Banks and ATMs. Bus to Athens via Patras and Astakos.

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PATRAS

 

Note

  1. Work is in progress building a new harbour 1500m S of Patras commercial harbour. A detached breakwater is under construction.
  2. There are plans to develop a new commercial harbour to the N of the yacht harbour.
  3. The area to the NW of the yacht harbour is used as a landing area by the seaplane service from Corfu.

Mooring

Note

  1. The visitors pontoon is used by the seaplane to disembark passengers. When the seaplane is due, visiting yachts are directed to the commercial harbour.
  2. Charges are based on minimum two nights stay, midnight to midnight.

Yacht harbour tel 2610 453 540

Shelter All round shelter. Berths on the visitors pontoon are subject to some ferry wash, but it is more annoying than dangerous.

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The Rion-Andirrion suspension bridge was completed in August 2004. This impressive structure is visible for some distance, and by night is illuminated with blue neon. It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, at 2,252m, with three navigable channels each 560m wide, between four pillars giving an air height of 45m.

Yachts must call Rion Traffic on VHF Ch 14 when 5M off to obtain permission to transit the bridge. You will be asked for vessel length and mast height. Yachts will be directed to transit the north or south channels, leaving the central span for commercial traffic. Normally (but not always) E-bound yachts will use the S channel, W-bound the N channel. Try to approach the appropriate channel and avoid crossing the central span close to the bridge. Yachts will be asked to confirm understanding of which span to transit as "three columns to the left, one to the right" (or vice versa as appropriate).

By night Apart from the overall blue illuminations, each of the three navigable spans is individually lit for navigation. The lights are the same on each side of the bridge, and are in line with IALA �A� scheme; leading from seawards, from W to E.

Centre Span: Iso.R.4s54m6M (N side)/Iso.G.4s54m6M (S side)/Iso.4s.58m8M (centre line).

N span: Q.R.35m4M (N side)/Q.G.48m4M (S side)/Q.42m6M (centre line).

S span: Q.R.48m4M (N side)/Q.G.35m4M (S side)/Q.42m6M (centre line).

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TRIZONIA

 

There have been reports of sunken boats at apparently vacant berths. Care needed.

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AY SPIRIDONIS

 

38d22�.03N 22d07�.40E WGS84

A miniature harbour in the head of the bay guarded by the islets Ay Ioannis and Prasoudhi. The entrance is lit Fl.R3s3M. Care needed of a reef just awash off the NW side of Nisis Prasoudhi. Anchor off to the W of the harbour where there is a lee from light westerlies. Stronger winds will send in a swell making it rolly here.

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O. PANORMOS

 

A new small craft harbour has little room for visitors, and in any case is mostly shallow.

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O. VATHI NAOUSSA

 

A new commercial quay and approach roads have been built in the N arm of the bay at Naoussa for loading steel onto coasters. Yachts should continue around into the head of the bay. Anchor off the beach where convenient on sand, good holding.

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MAVROLIMNIAS

 

WP 38d03�.60N 23d06�.37E WGS84

A natural indent in the coast enclosed by a long breakwater on the S side of Kolpos Alkionidhon, 3M SW of Kato Alepochori.

Care is needed of extensive rocks and shoal water in the approaches. The prevailing wind blows straight across the entrance, and with strong westerlies surf breaks in the narrow entrance and entry would be difficult and possibly dangerous.

Once inside, yachts berth stern or bows-to along the breakwater. Care is needed of underwater ballast off the quay in places. Laid moorings at most berths. Alternatively anchor and take a long line ashore in the E end of the harbour. All round shelter.

Water and electricity boxes along the quay. A small craft slip and yard for some repairs. Taverna at the harbour.

ALMIRA PARALIA

 

38d03�.28N 23d02�.57E WGS84

A small beach resort in Ormos Skoinou. There is a good lee from the prevailing wind tucked in under the headland. Anchor off the beach in 5-10m. Beach bar ashore.

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LIMIN VOULIAGMENI

 

WP 38d01�.51N 22d52�.55E WGS84

An enclosed salt water lake 1M E of Ak Melangavi. The entrance to the lake is through a steep-sided narrow channel, barely 4m wide. A shallow stream with a strong current runs out of the lake to meet the prevailing westerly swell causing standing waves off the entrance. It is impassable by all craft except those that may be lifted across the narrow neck. Inside the tree-lined lakeside resort and waterside chapel are charming.

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AIYION

 

Works in progress S of the small fishing harbour.

Note The old pier has fallen into disrepair and is not suitable to moor on.

DHIAKOFTO

 

WP 38d11�.8N 22d12�.2E

A small craft harbour off the village of Dhiakofto, 1M SE of Ak Tripia. The harbour is shallow and there is little space for visiting yachts. Outside the harbour there is little shelter from the prevailing winds.

The village marks the start of the remarkable rack-and-pinnion railway through the Vouraikos Gorge from Dhiakofto to Kalavryta.

AKRATA

 

WP 38d10�.4N 22d19�.1E

A small and shallow small craft harbour close W of the cape of the same name. Depths have reduced since earlier surveys, and are now reported to be just 1-2m in the approaches and less inside.

XILOKASTRO

 

Silting has created a sandbank which partially obstructs the entrance. The channel is just 8-10m wide, with depths of 1-1.5m.

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KIATO

 

Works in progress extending the mole in the fishing harbour.

VRAKHATI

 

With moderate to strong westerlies waves break over the low breakwater, sending sheets of spray over yachts on the quay.

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CORINTH CANAL

 

You are now able to check how much your transit will cost, and to pre-book your transit using the Corinth Canal website.

Closed Tuesdays (0600-1800). Max draught 6.5m. Max AH 52m.

Cost Euro157.44 for private12m yacht.

Tel 27410 30880 Fax 27410 30884 Email corinth_canal@periandros.gr

CHAPTER IV. THE SARONIC & EASTERN PELOPONNESE

 

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WP#1 37d54�.91N 23d00�.68E WGS84

WP#10 37D45�.73n 23d34�.91E WGS84

WP#27 0.5M E of Ak Kamili

36d32�.10N 23d09�.89E WGS84

WP#28 0.25M E of Ak Malea

36d26�.93N 23d12�.46E WGS84

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ZEA MARINA

 

Tel 210 455 9000 Fax 210 455 9031

Fuel on the quay.

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NEO FALIRO MARINA

Approach

 

This new marina was developed as part of the regeneration of the Faliron waterfront for the 2004 Olympics. The entrance lies close N of Mounikas Marina.

Conspicuous The Olympic stadium overlooks the marina and is conspicuous from some distance off.

VHF Ch 09 (0700-2200).

Mooring

 

Data 200 berths. Max LOA 100m (inner basin 28m). Depths 4-6m.

Berths Go stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoons.

Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing winds. Strong southerlies can create a surge, making the outer berths uncomfortable.

Authorities Marina staff. Charge band 3.

Tel 210 485 3200 Fax 210 485 3300

www.faliro-marina.gr

Note Prices are based on a calendar day. ie The first night you will pay for two days, and thereafter one for each night.

Facilites

 

Services Water & electricity (220/380V). Telephone. Pump-out facilities at most berths for grey and black water. Toilets and showers. Wi-fi.

Fuel Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker.

Provisions Good shopping in Faliron

Eating out Cafes, restaurants and tavernas in Faliron.

Other Buses, trams and metro stops are all adjacent to the marina. Spata Airport 15 mins (c.E25).

LIMENISKOS DELTA FALIRON

 

This basin in the NE corner of Ormos Falirou is currently home to the Tzitzifies Kallithea Yacht Club (NOTK).

Data 500 berths. Max LOA c.15m. Depths 2-3m.

Facilities There are few facilities at present.

Note The marina is under the control of Hellenic Olympic Properties and is awaiting further development, which is likely to include new pontoons for yachts in transit, as well as providing a base for local yacht club boats.

Tel 210 413 819 Fax 210 413 1549
E-mail
info@notk.gr www.notk.gr

FLISVOS MARINA

 

300 berths. A port of entry. Port police and customs. Marina staff. Charge band 4.

Tel 210 987 1000-2 Fax 210 988 7354 / 210 987 1060

Email info@flisvosmarina.com www.flisvosmarina.com

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ALIMOS MARINA

 

Tel 210 988 0166 Fax 210 988 0001

Email alimosmarine@ath.forthnet.gr www.alimos-marina.gr

AYIOS KOSMAS

 

Data c.200 berths.

Facilities Basic infrastructure is in place.

Note The marina remains under the control of Hellenic Olympic Properties and is awaiting further development. At present use is limited to exhibitions.

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GLIFADHA 4

 

Tel 210 894 7920

VRAK MERMINGIA

 

WP 1M W of Vrak Mermingia 37d50�.5N 23d42�.5E

On passage up or down the coast from Faliron to Nisi Fleves care is needed of numerous reefs and rock off the coast. Vrak Mermingia is a detached reef extending nearly 1M SW of AK Aixoni. The reef is difficult to identify by day until close to. It is marked with a small light (Fl.3s7m4M) which is not easily seen against the lights of Athens.

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NEA EPIDHAVROS

 

WP 37d40�.74N 23d09�.14E WGS84

Go alongside the end of the stubby mole. Alternatively anchor and take a long line to the breakwater, ensuring your anchor is well in as the prevailing NE winds will be beam on here.

Water from the taverna on the beach. The taverna on the E side opens only in high season. Very limited provisions.

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VATHI (METHANA)

 

WP 37d35�.59N 23d20�.33E WGS84

Strong SW-W winds in the spring and autumn can make berths uncomfortable, and possibly untenable.

Authorities Harbourmaster. Charge band 2.

Tel Costas 22980 92785 or 6977 246 691.

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METHANA FERRY HARBOUR

 

WP 37d34�.75N 23d23�.57E WGS84

When the yacht harbour is full, or in the event of bad weather, yachts are permitted to berth at the ferry harbour. Go stern-to on the quay where shown, keeping clear of the ferry berths. The inside ferry berth is not frequently used, and yachts here may be asked to vacate it when necessary.

Good shelter from the prevailing wind on the S side of the ferry mole. Open S.

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AIGINA

 

Because of its proximity to Athens, Aigina is busy from Thursday right through the weekend and into Monday. Charter yachts stop off when heading to and from their bases near Athens, and Greek boats come out for the weekend from Athens.

Care is needed when mooring to ensure your anchor is holding, and you are well pulled off the quay, as the ferries entering the harbour cause considerable wash.

Anchorage Anchor off to the S of the harbour in 3-6m on mud, sand and weed, good holding in the sandy patches. Good shelter from the prevailing wind.

Facilities

 

Marine engineers, stainless work and marine electrician on the island.

Dimitris Pangalos tel 6973 709 039 or Loukas Zysimatos tel 6944 317 880

Page 194

AYIA MARINA

 

Alternatively there may be room to go stern or bows-to on the new jetty.

Shelter And the afternoon Bouka Doura SE wind blows straight in here.

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AIGINA N COAST BOATYARDS

Planaco Boatyard Large new yard to the W of the other two yards. The large shed on the shore is conspicuous. 60/260-ton hydraulic trailers for keeled yachts/motorboats respectively. Repairs can be arranged.

Tel 22970 27336 or 210 756 3630 email planaco@otenet.gr www.planaco.gr

Aegina Marina Centre A repairs yard across from Kanonis yard. Most repairs can be undertaken. Small chandlers.

Tel 22970 53842 Email info@aeginayachtservices www.aeginayachtservices.com

Page 195

ANGISTRI

Angistri Yacht Harbour

 

Go stern or bows-to on the quay, where directed or where there is room. Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Good depths off the quay, shallowing gently to 2.5m in the centre of the harbour.

Note There are plans to build a sheltering breakwater for the new harbour, but no dates were available at the time of writing.

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POROS

Poros Yachting Centre

 

Email evikos@panafonet.gr

Anchorages

 

5. Navy Bay The prohibited area off the naval base has been reduced in recent years, and yachts are permitted to anchor in the bay. Depths are mostly 12-18m until quite close in. Care is needed of old moorings on the bottom.

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ERMIONI

 

The hammerhead end of the SE mole is complete. Yachts berth on either side of the mole.

Note Water charges here can be expensive. Agree a price before filling up.

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O. SKINDOS

 

It is deep until close to the shore. You could be anchoring in 10-15m.

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ARGOLIKOS KOLPOS

 

The prevailing summer wind here is the SE sea breeze or Bouka Doura. After a calm morning it gets up at around midday, and gains in strength through the afternoon, typically blowing 10-15 knots, before dropping again in the evening. Across the bottom of the gulf the Meltemi has more influence than up in the gulf. Yachts on passage from Athens down this way will have an easy downwind ride, but those heading back up are advised to wait until after lunch before heading from the Peloponnese to the Saronic. The afternoon Bouka Doura will fill in and either lessen the effect of strong Meltemi winds, or overpower moderate N winds, giving a broad reach back across the bottom of the gulf and up towards the Saronic.

NOTE

Ferry services to the Argolic Gulf and the Eastern Peloponnese were cut in 2005. Services up to and including Porto Kheli are unchanged, but beyond this, from Koiladhia to Monemvasia, services are virtually non-existent. Ferry quays remain marked on the plans, in case services are resumed in the future. As it stands these ferry berths are often available for additional berths to visiting yachts.

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SPEZIA NEW HARBOUR

 

This is a popular spot for semi-resident gin-palaces during the summer, and you will be lucky to find a berth. And if you do, as a friend put it, with the constant whirr and fumes of the neighbours� generators it is akin to mooring in a truck park on the M1.

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KOILADHIA

Basimakopouloi Shipyard is a boatyard in the S side of the bay. The yard still builds wooden Caiques as well as modern craft. Access is via a buoyed dredge channel, with depths 2-3m. Call ahead for advice on depths.

Data 100-ton travel-lift. Hydraulic trailer. 200 places ashore. Most repairs can be undertaken. Gardiennage.

Contact Angelos tel 27540 61409/6972 247 814 Fax 27540 61023

Email basimakopouloi@ermionida.info

Page 216

LEONIDHION

 

WP 37d08�.66N 22d53�.66E WGS84

Yachts also raft up alongside or go stern or bows-to on the hydrofoil berth when it is not in use.

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KIPARISSI

 

WP 36d58�.89N 23d00�.55E WGS84

Go alongside or stern-to the end of the pier.

Shelter The bay is open to any groundswell which will work its way around into most parts. This will create a surge at berths on the quay, and can make it rolly for yachts at anchor. The best shelter is on the N quay, but this is also the least picturesque place in this pretty bay.

Note Care is needed of a fishing net laid adjoining the coast in the S approaches.

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MONEMVASIA

 

Yachts go stern or bows-to the pontoons where shown. The pontoons are in very poor condition; one has already been lost, while the others are creaking badly, with many of the joins fractured and mooring chains broken. These pontoons will not last much longer.

There are large boulders off the N mole and a trip line is recommended. With W winds yachts can also berth stern-to on the ferry ramp off the SE corner of the harbour. Depths are considerable off the quay, and you will need to have plenty of chain ready to veer. With any moderate winds there is a surge here and you will probably be better off anchoring in the bay on the S side of the causeway.

Water may be taken with the agreement of the fishermen. A small payment is usually appreciated.

 

CHAPTER V. THE CYCLADES

 

Page 235

ERMOUPOLIS - SIROS

 

Akilas Mariner � General Ship & Yacht Services Tel/Fax 22810 83682 Mobile 6932 622 386

Page 236

O. VARIS

 

A small mole extends E from the W side of the bay, enclosing an area of moorings for local boats.

Page 237

FINIKAS

 

Moorings reported not in place 2006.

Page 238

POSIDHONIA

 

Yachts can go stern or bows-to on the outside end of the mole in the corner of the bay, just outside the prohibited area. Local craft occupy all the berths under the mole.

O.GALISSAS

 

WP 37d27�.3N 24d52�.5E

Page 239

O.GRAMMATA

 

While it might be tempting to add your name to the list, this is an archaeological site and as such should be protected. A small ferry brings people to the beach from Kini.

Page 245

TINOS

 

The E side of the harbour is taken with moorings for local craft.

Water and electricity can be connected.

Page 250

DELOS

 

Note

All navigation, anchoring or stopping is prohibited within 500m of Nisos Delos. Yachts are permitted to approach Ancient Delos during daylight hours when the archaeological site is open. Otherwise permits to enter the prohibited area must be obtained from Mikonos town.

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O.KOUTALA

 

In the NW cove care must be taken of two large mooring chains running out from the beach. The shore end of both chains is mark by a pillar, and the S chain is also marked by a large rusty barrel on the beach. Local small craft are moored off the chains close to the beach.

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O.VATHI

 

The bottom here is rock, weed and soft sandy mud, poor holding.

Water on the quay. The key is at the house next to the taverna on the W side of the church. A small charge is made.

The spring tap by the church is very slow running.

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NAOUSA MARINA

 

This new marina has been built off the W side of the harbour at Naousa. Construction was completed in 2006.

Mooring

 

Data 70 berths. Max LOA c.25m. Depths 3-4.5m.

Berths Go stern or bows-to where directed or where there is room. The marina is a base for charter boats and berths are in short supply at weekends.

Shelter Good shelter from the meltemi, although strong winds from any direction make some berths uncomfortable here.

Authorities Port police and harbourmaster. Charge band 2.

Facilities

 

Services Water on the quay. Electricity due to be installed.

Paros Sailing Centre can arrange repairs and have a chandlers in Naoussa.

Tel/Fax 22840 52646 Mobile 6944 997398

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PISO LIVADHI

 

New quay along the S of the breakwater.

Page 274

MIRSINI

 

Anchor clear of the ferry turning area. The prohibited area W and SW of the ferry quay is marked by signs.

Otherwise go stern or bows-to on the end of the new jetty in NE corner.

Page 277

KATAPOLA

 

New E quay with water and electricity.

Page 281

S CYCLADES USEFUL WAYPOINTS

 

WP#39 Approaches to Ormos Milou

36d46�.01N 24d22�.14E WGS84

WP#40 Mid-channel Steno Milou-Kimolou

36d46�.23N 24d31�.92E WGS84

WP#41 0.6M S of N. Poliagos

36d43�.88N 24d38�.64E WGS84

WP#42 1M N of Ak Viglia (Folegandros)

36d41�.15N 24d51�.98E WGS84

WP#46 Mid-channel Ak Epanomeria-N.Thirasia (Thira)

36d27�.68N 25d21�.34E WGS84

WP#47 0.35M W of Ak Akrotiri (Thira)

36d21�.48N 25d20�.72E WGS84

WP#48 1M S of Ak Exomiti (Thira)

36d18�.88N 25d26�.07E WGS84

WP#49 0.5M S of Skala Anafi light

36d19�.93N 25d46�.19E WGS84

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ADHAMAS

 

WP Entrance to O. Milou 36d44�.42N 24d24�.14E WGS84

Data 50 berths. Max LOA c.50m. Depths 1-5m.

Berths Go stern or bows-to n the W side of the E pier or on the town quay. Care is needed of ballast close in to the quay at some berths. Berths on the E side of the yacht pier are reserved for fishing and trip boats. Further yacht berths are available on the W side of the ferry pier. It is not unusual for yachts to accumulate here, as people wait in hope of a break in the meltemi before heading back up to the Saronic. Most berths are subject to ferry wash, but in general it causes few problems provided you are pulled adequately off the quay, and your anchor is holding well. Laid moorings tailed to the quay along the pier have been reported, but were not in evidence in 2006.

General

 

Adhamas has been rejuvenated in recent years as a typical Cycladic port town, running largely to the rhythm of the ferry arrivals. Port police blow whistles to chivvy along the queuing cars; busy cafes play host to visitors before they leave or disperse throughout the island. The evening volta along the waterfront brings all ages out before choosing a place to eat, or perhaps just for a drink or ice-cream; the place is as popular with Greek tourists as any other.

The island�s long association with mining is described in an interesting museum to the NW of the towm.

Page 284

POLLONIA (Apollonia)

 

In calm weather go alongside the E side of the pier. Min depths 2m. The end is used by ferry and trip boats.

Page 287

O. LIVADHI - KARAVOSTASI

 

An electricity sub-station has been built in Ormos Livadhi, and the bay is crossed with underwater cables. Anchoring is prohibited anywhere in this bay.

Page 288

O. SKALA - SIKINOS

 

Alternatively moor stern-to on the stub mole � 3m depths. Care needed as the middle of the harbour shoals to less than 1m.

Page 289

IOS

  1. Ferries enter and leave Ormos Iou at considerable speed and make the channel seem much narrower than it is.

    Mooring

    On the E quay there are laid moorings tailed to the quay. A yellow inflatable buoy marks the mooring chain running N-S for yachts mooring on the N quay.

    Note The fishing harbour has been enclosed by a new breakwater.

    Page 291

    N. NEA KAMMENI

    part of the bay is roped off for snorkelling and swimming.

    There are several mooring buoys to take a line to as an alternative to anchoring.

    Page 293

  2. Ak Aloniki Loading piers and gantries of the old pummice loading quay on the N side of the cape are used by ferries and cruise ships to moor to.

Page 294

VLIKADHA (new plan)

WP#1 36d19�.63N 25d25�.53E WGS84

WP#2 36d20�.06N 25d26�.16E WGS84 (entrance)

Near position given in plan (waypoint 1) is a yellow buoy which is difficult to identify until close to. From the buoy head on a course of 45d towards the conspicuous hotel (currently painted blue) on the shore behind the harbour. The two towers close N of the hotel are also easily seen. The passage between the two reefs is 400m wide, and they can be identified by brown water and occasional surf when closer in. When 250m off turn towards the entrance to the marina. Depths are uneven but adequate throughout the approaches. The marina entrance is silting badly, with sandbanks evident inside the entrance. Dredging maintains minimum depths of 2-3m in the fairway, although depths of 1.6 wee reported in early 2007. If in any doubt call ahead on VHF for advice or reconnoitre in a dinghy. Once under the breakwater care is needed of a rock off the E side, and sandbanks on the NW side. Once into the basin there are depths of 2-3m.

Page 295

SKALA ANAFI

 

WP 36d20�.54N 25d46�.37E WGS84

There are strong gusts off the south coast of Anafi, and fierce gusts off Ak Spathi; it is worth reefing right down or stowing sails before rounding the cape.

Note

  1. Work is in progress building a new ferry quay on the W side of the breakwater.
  2. Work is in progress in the inner harbour, and around the old ferry quay. Care is needed of barges tethered using long underwater steel cables.

 

CHAPTER VI. EVIA & AND THE NORTHERN SPORADES

 

Page 301

OLYMPIC MARINA

 

Charge band 4.

Wi-fi. Internet access.

Page 303

LAVRION

 

New quay along W side. Detached breakwater reported under construction outside the entrance to the harbour.

Port Authority tel 22920 25249.

Lavrion has undergone something of a transformation over the last few years. Not long ago it was a scruffy �has-been� port, with piles of slag and ore littering the coast, and long-delayed plans to develop the harbour. Spurred on by the prospect of being a base for several cruise ships during the 2004 Olympic games, the town and harbour underwent a make-over. Restaurants and caf� bars now line the waterfront and new docks replace the tatty quays and slag heaps of a few years ago. Behind the harbour, Lavrion �.

Page 304

PORTO RAFTI

 

there are numerous disused moorings on the bottom in the NW corner, and a trip-line is recommended.

Page 306

O. OROPOS

 

A new small harbour has been recently completed at the E end of the ferry quay. There may be room to go stern or bows-to or alongside under the outer end of the N quay. It looks to provide reasonable shelter from the prevailing winds, but strong winds from almost any direction will make some berths uncomfortable. Alternatively anchor off outside clear of the ferries and moorings.

Page 310

VOUFALO

 

A light Fl.G is exhibited on the end of the spit. Weed on the W side offers poor holding � better holding on sand on E side.

Dangers A sunken motor cruiser with 2m over has been reported to lie in the centre of the bay.

Page 313

KHALKIS BRIDGE

 

Cost Euro 20 for vessels under 50GRT.

Page 316

ORMOS KAMENA VOURLA

 

WP 38d46�.9N 22d47�.05E

A small harbour off the hotel in the bay. The harbour is usually full with local craft, and there is little room for visiting yachts. Care needed of shallows which extend off the coast for some way in the E approaches.

Page 320

OREI

 

The S breakwater has been completed and dredged to 3m alongside.

Page 331

ORMOS SIFERI

 

WP 39d09�.6N 23d28�.8E

A sandy bay 1M SW of Skiathos town. Anchor outside the buoyed swimming area on the W side of the bay. Reasonable shelter from the meltemi. Taverna ashore. It is only a short walk to Skiathos town.

Page 332

SKIATHOS

 

Work on the outer breakwater has halted.

Vernicos (Marina office) tel 24270 29049

Port Authority tel 24270 23607

Page 337

NATIONAL MARINE PARK OF ALONNISOS, NORTHERN SPORADES NMPANS

 

The National Marine Park of Alonnisos was finally established in 1992, although until recently there has been precious little support from the authorities to exercise any limitations on commercial fishing or intrusive tourism based activities. The Park comprises Alonnisos and six smaller islands (Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Gioura, Skantzoura, Piperi) and 22 uninhabited islands and rocky outcrops. In Steni Vala, on Alonnisos, the monk seal rescue centre. The area is now divided into three zones, with the main exclusion zone around Piperi islet in the NE corner of the reserve. The reserve was created with the main aim of protecting the endangered Mediterranean monk seal, and it also hosts a high number of rare species of wildlife and is rich in both fauna and flora. The park is an important habitat for many species of fish (about 300), birds (up to 80 species), reptiles and mammals. These include Eleonora�s Falcon, Audouin�s gull, the wild goat of Yioura, many species of dolphin and whales, as well as the underwater seagrass beds of Posidonia; a vital breeding habitat for numerous fish species.

For more information see www.mom.gr or www.alonnisostravel.gr

Page 342

ORMOS LEKHOUNI (Ton Bay)

 

39d20�.9N 24d05�.6E

A narrow inlet on the NE corner of the island is suitable in calm weather only. Anchor tucked into the SW corner for the best shelter, although there is invariably some residual swell here even in calm weather.

CHAPTER VII. NORTHERN GREECE

 

Page 355

THESSALONIKI MARINA

 

Marina Manager Mr G. Patsioydis, Thessaloniki Marina, Aretsou, Kalamaria, GR 55101

Tel 2310 444 595/8 Fax 2310 444 585 email mr-thess@the.forthnet.gr www.thessaloniki-marina.gr

Page 360

SANI MARINA (Porto Sani)

 

WP 40d05�.85N 23d18�.35E WGS84

A new marina which has been developed as part of an exclusive Spa Resort on the west side of Khersonisos Kassandra in the Khalkidiki.

Approach

 

The marina lies 6NM south of the Portas canal but if approaching from the north it will not be seen until you round the cape immediately north of the resort. Two miles of white sandy beach stretching northwards from the cape and the hotel buildings on the cape are easily identified. From the south and east you will round Ak Kassandra 9NM to the south of the marina. Closer in the elongated breakwaters of the entrance channel will be seen.

Note

  1. The entrance channel is dredged to 3m. Yachts should call ahead for advice on current depths.
  2. This part of the coast often lies in a relatively calm gap between the meltemi blowing down the gulf and the sea-breeze blowing up it. With even moderate winds though, there will be some swell at the entrance to the channel, and with strong onshore winds entry would be difficult, and possibly dangerous.

VHF Ch 09.

Mooring

 

Data 215 berths. Visitors berths. Depths 3m. Max LOA 24m.

Berths Where directed. If necessary go alongside the reception berth on the starboard side of the channel at the entrance to the basin to be allocated a berth. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoons or finger pontoons at all berths.

Shelter Good all-round shelter inside the marina, but some berths can be uncomfortable with prolonged strong southerlies.

Authorities Port police and customs in the marina. Marina staff. Charge band 3.

Giorgios Pascalis Mooring Manager, Sani Marina tel 23740 99581/2 Fax 23740 99583 Email sanimarina@saniresort.gr www.saniresort.gr

Facilities

 

Services Water and electricity (220 or 380V) at all berths. Shower and toilet block. Laundry.

Fuel Fuel quay in the marina.

Repairs Small boat ramp. Gardiennage can be arranged. Traditional boat building yard at Nea Potidhias.

Provisions Mini-market in the marina.

Eating out Several restaurants and bars in the resort.

Other ATM. Taxis.

 

PORT MARINA

 

Re-orientate � entrance is N facing.

Page 362

PORTO CARRAS

 

New pontoons in place. Fuel quay. Internet network.

Charge band 4.

Tel/Fax 23750 72126

 

CHAPTER VIII. THE EASTERN SPORADES

 

Page 394

AY EVSTRATIOS

 

Harbour works complete. Water and electricity points on the quay. Good shelter from the meltemi although a considerable surge develops with prolonged strong winds from almost any direction.

Page 402

O. SIGRI

 

A wrecked stell yacht markes the E side of Vrak Sedhousa

Page 419

IKARIA MARINA

 

37d35�.9N 26d16�.3E

A new marina is reported under construction at Lefkada, approximately 1.5NM SW of Ay Kirikos.

No further details were available at the time of writing.

Page 423

STENON SAMOU

 

In fact yachts heading south through the strait may find a weak west-going current at times in the channel on the south side of the islet.

Page 424

SAMOS MARINA

 

The entrance in between the end of the breakwater and the cliffs is quite narrow, but free of dangers in the fairway.

The new control tower inside the marina is conspicuous.

Berth Where directed.

Marina staff. Charge band 3.

Samos Marina Tel 22730 61600 fax 22730 61833

Email moor@samosmarina.gr or info@samosmarina.gr www.samosmarina.gr

Services Water and electricity boxes have been installed ready for connection. Shower and toilet blocks. Laundry facilities.

Fuel A fuel quay is planned for the marina. A mini-tanker can deliver.

Repairs It is planned to install a travel-lift. 20-ton (25m max LOA) mobile crane. Hard-standing. Some mechanical and sail repairs. Chandlers in the marina.

Samos Marina Services are an independent group who can arrange many repairs and services as well as yacht charters. www.samos-marina.com

Provisions A mini-market is planned in the marina. Better shopping in Pithagorian.

Eating out Caf� bar planned in the marina. Tavernas in the town.

General

 

The marina appears to be developing principally as a charter yacht base, with associated services gradually opening on site. It remains to be seen whether visiting yachts will still be permitted to moor in the town harbour, or whether they will all be directed to the marina.

 

CHAPTER IX. THE DODECANESE

 

Page 433

PATMOS

Patmos Marine operate a boatyard in the village of Stavros, 3M S of Skala. They can haul yachts up to 25m on hydaulic trailers, and can arrange many repairs. They have an office on the quay in Skala.

Tel 22470 31903/29309 Fax 22470 32535 email tarsanas@12net.gr www.patmosmarine.gr

Nisos Ay Yeoryios Just N of the small church on the islet on the N side of the bay. Care needed of an uncharted rock in the approaches which is difficult to see except in calm weather and with someone up front to con you in. Approach between N. Koudros and N.Ay Yeoryios, keeping well to the E to avoid the rock (just awash) in the fairway. Anchor where convenient in 5-7m on sand, good holding. Good shelter from the meltemi but open SE.

Page 434

North DoDecanese Wildlife Refuge

 

There are few nature reserves in Greece and the establishment of the Wildlife Refuge at Arki and the archipelago around it is to be welcomed. In 2004 the Greek government decided to establish the Northern Dodecanese Wildlife Refuge and it will likely be implemented in the near future. This refuge will encompass the islands and islets extending from Agathonisi, Arki and Lipsi, to Kalolimnos and Imia. Within the refuge it will be forbidden to:

  • Hunt or capture game animals and other fauna.
  • Remove sand or stone from the coastline.
  • Pollute the surrounding waters.
  • Destroy any of the natural flora.
  • Build structures without taking into account the impact of buildings on the refuge.

How this will impact on yachtsman using the area is not really detailed although reference is made to the undersea littoral, especially to sea-grass beds (Posidonia oceanica) which are an important breeding area for some fish, and to the protection of marine mammals, dolphins and the monk seal, which live in the surrounding waters. It may be that moorings will be laid in some areas to stop yacht�s anchors ploughing furrows through the sea grass and disturbing the marine life there.

The islands are home to variety of sea birds including the rare Audouins gull and Bonelli�s eagle which are protected species. The area will be monitored by the Institute of Marine and Environmental Research of the Aegean Sea (IMERAS) which works with the local prefecture and has established a research base on Arki. The North Dodecanese Wildlife Refuge is being viewed as a model for future refuges and it is likely that more will be established around Greek waters in the coming years.

www.archipelago.gr

PORT AUGUSTA

 

New quay on E side is reserved for ferries.

Page 437

AY YEORYIOU - AGATHONISI

 

In the centre of the quay there is room for several yachts. The N end of the quay is reserved for the coastguard patrol boat. The S end of the quay is used by the ferry which calls twice daily, four times a week. Yachts may be permitted to berth here but will be asked to move for fifteen minutes or so while the ferry is in. Yachts should go stern or bows-to on the middle section of the quay. Stern-to is best as the wind can funnel down the valley from the N, blowing beam on to yachts. Allow plenty of scope and ensure your anchor is holding. Some yachts moor alongside here, but should be prepared to allow others to raft up alongside.

Page 437

FARMAKONISI

Note The authorities were reported to prohibit yachts in 2004. Yachts should not rely on being able to stay here.

Page 438

LAKKI MARINA

 

Note

  1. There are plans to expand the number of berths with additional pontoons, but no details were available at the time of writing.

Email info@lakki-marina.gr

LEROS MARINA (Evros Boatyard)

 

Work continues developing the Marina. The new breakwater is complete, and additional berths will be available soon.

Page 443

KALIMNOS

 

N breakwater completed. Pontoons not in place in �marina�.

Page 447

ORMOS VATHI

 

36d56�.1N 27d09�.6E

This large open bay on the W side of N.Pserimos offers good shelter from the meltemi. Anchor at the head of the bay in 5-6m on sand, good holding. The two fish farms on either side of the bay do not restrict the anchorage and are well lit by night.

Page 449

KOS

 

Note Works in progress on the NW side of the entrance to the old harbour. Yacht berths here administered by Kos Marina. Charge band 2.

Page 456

NISIS SESKLI � SIMI PASSAGE

 

WP 36d32�.06N 27d51�.33E WGS84

The channel between the islet and Simi is deep and free of dangers in the fairway. There is frequently 0.5 knots, often more, of W-going current running through the passage.

Page 462

RHODES

Bluebonnet Maritime are an agency with their office in Mandraki. They offer a range of services including berth reservations, customs and port procedures, bunkering, repairs, chandlery supplies and travel arrangements. They are also brokers and charter agents.

Bluebonnet Maritime, POBox 2434, Karpathou St. Rhodes GR 85 100
Tel 22410 78780 Fax 22410 39750 Mobile 6944434311

email maritime@rho.forthnet.gr www.yachting-greece.net

VHF Channel 77 (call sign Maritime)

Page 472

SKALA ASTIPALAIA

 

Works in progress on the quay.

MALTEZANA

 

Fuel barges no longer in the bay.

Page 474

NOTE

 

On the route between Astipalaia or Kos and Crete lie three small islets: Chamili, Sofrana and Dhivounia.

Dhivounia (36d20�.43N 26d40�.37E) in the NE is larger than the others and has a fjord-like creek on the W side with a small jetty off a house. (The house belongs to a lady from Astipalaia who spends part of the summer here).

Chamili (36d33�.32N 26d23�.42E) is a crescent shaped rock, with the bay looking to offer some shelter from W-N winds.

Megalo Sofrano (36d33�.23N 26d40�.37E) lies between the other two islands, and roughly halfway between Astipalaia and Crete. It is the most northerly in the group Nisidhes Sofrana, and a light is exhibited on the S side, Fl.10s10M. A bay on the SE side offers surprisingly good shelter from SE wind and seas, which are deflected by a small islet off the entrance. The only place with suitable depths for anchoring is in the narrow inner cove. Anchor fore and aft or anchor and take a long line ashore. Reasonable shelter from all but NE-E winds.

 

CHAPTER X. CRETE

 

Page 478

KOLIMVARI

 

WP 35d32�.9N 23d46�.9E

The small fishing harbour off the village has been extended and there are plans to create a new marina here. The breakwaters are complete but there are no pontoons or infrastructure yet. No further details were available at the time of writing.

Kolimvari is a small coastal resort on the SE corner of the Rodopou peninsula, which forms the W side of the Gulf of Khania. Some provisions. Several tavernas in the village. Buses to Khania (23km).

 

Page 479

AKROTIRI PENINSULA

 

Check the firing range activity off the peninsula with the Port Police before making a passage E from Khania. The range is active 2 or 3 days a week Mon-Fri, 0700-1500. When active yachts can be diverted up to 20M N. The range safety boats use VHF channel 12.

 

Page 481

RETHIMNO

 

Pontoons are in place. Yachts use N pontoon, but care needed as mooring lines are very thick, and tied tightly to the pontoon.

 

Page 485

IRAKLION

 

Works in progress in the commercial harbour.

 

Page 485

NISIS DHIA

 

On the S coast there are four large bays which offer reasonable shelter from northerly winds. Ormos Mesarios offers some shelter. Alternatively anchor in the westernmost bay keeping at least 200m off the S shore near the chapel to avoid a rocky reef. Anchor on a sandy patch in 5-8m, good holding. Tavernas in summer on the N shore cater mostly for day trippers.

 

GOUVES MARINA

 

WP 35d20�.2N 25d18�.1E

Approach

 

Care is needed of extensive shallows off the coast in this region. There are several small harbours to the W of the marina, and another small and shallow harbour close E of the entrance to Gouves marina.

The marina is now complete and fully open.

Mooring

 

Data c. 60 berths. Max draft 3m. Max LOA c.18m.

Berth Stern or bows-to. Laid moorings tailed to the quay.

Shelter Good shelter from meltemi but surge with strong N winds.

Authorities Port police. Marina staff. Charge band 2.

Gouves Marina Tel 28970 41112 Fax 28970 41362 email info@portogouves.gr www.portogouves.gr
Facilities

 

Services Water and electricity (220V). Telephone & TV connections. Showers and toilets.

Fuel On the quay.

Other Mini-market, restaurant and bar in the marina. Internet access, post and fax facilities in the hotel. More provisions and restaurants along the beach and in the village. Car hire. Bus to Iraklion.

 

Page 486

MALIA MARINA

 

A new marina has been planned for here for several years, but work has stalled for lack of funding, and no dates for completion are available. The outer breakwater is complete, but inside there is limited quay space. The entrance faces E, and means you must turn beam on to the often considerable swell which is pushed down onto this coast. Care needed.

Page 488

AY NIKOLAOS MARINA

 

65-ton travel hoist.

www.medmarinas.com

Oh-Kay Professional Boat Services Most repairs can be undertaken including GRP and sail repairs.

Tel 2810 822 598 Mobile 6944 591 293 email oh-kay@otenet.gr www.oh-kay.gr

 

Page 489

SITIA

 

The quay along the shoreline to the N of the harbour is now used by yachts going stern or bows-to. A mooring chain lies 40m off the quay, with some laid mooring lines. If using your own anchor a trip line is recommended.

 

Page 490

PALAIOKHORA

 

Harbour works are now complete, with new quays and jetties, but it is difficult to see where a visiting yacht might berth. Try in the W basin, but you may have to move to make room for a fishing boat. Alternatively you may be able to go alongside the new jetty on the N quay.

Page 493

TIMBAKI

 

Less than 1M S of Pirgos is the town and airport of Timbaki. There are plans to build a huge container port here, although the project is still under consultation.

Page 493

TSOUTSOUROS

 

Two small fishing harbours have been built off the villages of Tsoutsouros and Keratokambos. They are mostly shallow and even shoal draft yachts should investigate with care.

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to the CA, especially Peggy & Michael Manton, also Denis Baudouin & s/y Big Bill, Kristian Martinsen, Sophia at Cleopatra Marina, Greg Tsaparikos of Samos Marina Services,Kos Marina. Julian Blatchley & s/y Dark Star, Anton Stanwix & s/y Anatina, and Richard Kouvaras. Clive Probert & s/y Sanyassa, Paul Donnerup & s/y New Dawn, Robert Johnson & s/y Penguin II, Conrad Jenkin, Bern Gruneberg and Hugo Tiberg. Jim Parish & s/y Red of Hull, Fred Minchin & s/y Monabhar, Jim Whitston, Ian Bradbury, Maarten Simoons, D&J Cadario, Douglas Goode, Patrick Monnet, Michael Lahrkamp and Jim Clarke. Jeremy Shaw & s/y Zingano, C&R Tracey & s/y Mianda, Wilco Snel, Thomas Gries, Henk van de Weg, Ramon Cueto, Michael Powell and Patrick Lorrain.

Also thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

� Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

May 2007.

 

TOP

Greek Waters Pilot 10th ed April 2009

 

GREEK WATERS PILOT 10th EDITION

SUPPLEMENT #2 APRIL 2009

 

Page 2

Charter flights

Generally available from April to October.

 

Page 49

Gouvia Marina

VHF Ch 69 only. Depth at fuel dock is 6m.

Customs officials are not based in the marina, but by arrangement clearance can be done here. Contact the marina in advance for advice.

Marina charge band 4/5.

 

Page 53

NAOK YC

VHF Ch 72

Tel 6972 117 001

 

Page 58

Gaios

S entrance min depths 2.6m reported. Rats reported here.

 

Page 66

Parga

Sunken motor boat reported approx 2/3 of the way along the breakwater.

O.Ay Kiriakis

Bouyed swimming area off the beach and watersports base.

 

Page 69

Preveza

Water on the town quay. Can be smelly in summer.

Cleopatra Marina is now complete. Laid moorings tailed to pontoons. Water and electricity. Fuel dock. Charge band 3.

 

Page 70

Nisis Kefalos

Lunch anchorage on the W side. Anchor off the beach in 3-8m.

Vonitsa

The new quay has been completed and has laid moorings.

Amfilokhia

Laid moorings now installed with water and electricity on the pontoons. Comfortable at night when the wind drops. 10 min walk to town.

 

Page 75

Levkas

Contract Yacht Services

Tel office 26450 24490

Fax 26450 26791

Email office cys@otenet.gr

Tel store 26450 24443

Email store cysstore@otenet.gr

 

Levkas Marine Services

Email lmslefkas@otenet.gr

 

Page 81

Sivota

Aegean Princess uses part of the quay. Yachts in her berth or at anchor may be asked to move.

Note No ATM in the village.

 

Page 82

Skorpios

Care need in N bay of old ground tackle for Christina's original mooring.

 

Page 83

Vathi (Meganisi)

Works in progress on new yacht harbour off the town.

 

Page 87

Frikes

No water or electricity on the quay. Fuel and water can be delivered.

 

Page 88

Port Ay Nikolaos

Care needed of dangerous rocks in the approaches in position 38d28'.94N 20d40'.60E WGS84. Keep closer to the coast on entering from the N. Anchor in 6-12m on sand and weed. Good holding in the sandy patches.

Limenia

Anchorage is quite deep (15-20m). Best to anchor and take a line ashore. The watersports centre has closed.

 

Page 89

O.Skhoinos

Bouyed swimming area off the beach.

Vathi (Ithaca)

Care needed of an underwater ledge on the town quay near the customs office.

 

Page 91

Ay Andreas(Ithaca)

Lots of wasps reported here.

 

Page 92

Fiskardho

Summer thunderstorms with southerly winds can create problems in this busy harbour. A swell is pushed into the bay and makes it uncomfortable and possibly untenable for yachts anchored with a long line ashore on the N side. Wherever you are make sure your anchor is holding well.

Water and electricity on the pontoon. Charge band 2.

 

Page 95

Poros (Cephalonia)

The new ferry berth has been completed. Yachts can now use the old ferry berth. The harbour has silted and caution is advised for yachts drawing over 2m.

 

Page 98

Lixouri

Water and electricity boxes on the quay. New sewage system means smell is no longer a problem.

 

Page 108

Ay Nikolaos (Zakinthos)

Ferry (twice daily) now uses S end of W quay. Yachts berth on SW quay.

Port Zakinthos

Harbourmaster directs yachts, collects paperwork and port charges. Charge band 2 (inc. water and elec.)

O. Keri

Anchoring permitted more than 100m from shore. Good supermarket and Keri Hotel recommended.

 

Page 117

Killini

Fishing harbour has been extended. Yacht berths available here. Water and electricity.

 

Page 118

Katakolon

VHF Ch 12 (not always answered). Finger pontoons have been removed. Go stern-to where directed. Water and electricity. Train to Olympia (0830) return (1205) E3.

 

Page 126

N. Sapientza

Landing is prohibited as the island is a protected area for endangered animals including sheep, goats and grouse.

 

Page 136

Porto Kayio

Care needed of sunken wheel-house off the ruined house on the beach.

 

Page 138

Yithion

Ferries now berth on outside of breakwater. Yacht berths on old ferry quay. Good holding on mud.

 

Page 163

Galaxidhi

The harbour has been rebuilt and is now open to yachts. The new quay is higher than it was and smaller yachts may be better to go bows-to to make getting on and off easier. Charge band 2.

 

Page 164

Itea

No services. Charge band 2. Bus to Delphi.

 

Page 171

Kiato

Extension to fishing harbour now complete. Yacht berths on W end of new breakwater. Good all-round shelter.

 

Page 175

Corinth Canal

Dues up from July 2008. Check your dues on the website www.corinthcanal.gr

 

Page 183

Zea Marina

Probably the best bet for a visitors' berth around Athens.

 

Page 223

Sambateki

A new harbour has been built under the natural hook of the cape with the same name, just under 3NM north of Leonidhion.

Pilotage

Approach

From the N the harbour will not be seen until you come around Ak Sambateki. From the S  the cape and the harbour are easy to identify.

Mooring

Berth stern or bows-to near the end of the new quay where there are depths of 2-4m. Further along the quay depths close in to the quay are less than 1m and you will need to go bows-to, although some berths are taken by local craft. Good shelter from the prevailing winds, and better shelter from southerlies than you’ll find at Leonidhion.

Facilities

Services No services on the quay, but water is available at the taverna.

Provisions A mini-market is due to open.

Eating out A couple of tavernas on the beach.

 

Page 227

Monemvasia marina

The gradual decline of this ‘marina’ was arrested last year, and is now a much easier and safer proposition for visiting yachts. The breakwater has been extended, the decrepit pontoons have been removed, and a new concrete jetty has been completed to enclose the N side, with new quays all round. Yachts berth stern or bows-to inside the harbour on the N or S quays. Good shelter in here, although there is still a bit of surge with strong N-NE winds. Work is continuing, possibly to develop the phase two project as shown in the plan.

 

Page 235

O.Kavos (Kea)

Manos restaurant now called St George Restaurant.

 

Page 237

Merikha (Kithnos)

Water and electricity on the quay.

 

Page 240

O.Ay Stefanos

There is an uncharted wreck reported lying in the NE corner of Ormos Ay Stefanos in 5-6m, with just 1.5-2m over.

O.Ay Ioannis, Kithnos

E cove depths more than shown on plan. 14M in entrance and 11m further in.

 

Page 244

Finikas (Siros)

No laid moorings at outer berths. Water and electricity.

 

Page 246

Nisos Andros

New marinas under construction at:

Batsi, Korthion & Andros (Kastro). More details in the next supplement.

 

Page 256

O.Ay.Annas (Mikonos)

Several tavernas on the beach. Swell from meltemi curves round into the bay.

 

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Plati Yialos

Permanent moorings near the entrance to the harbour.

O.Faros

Rock awash off  W point of Ak Stavros.

N. Dhespotico

E Bay on S side. Two-headed – anchor between two beaches with a line ashore in 7m. Rocks off W side awash.

 

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Paroikia (Paros)

Water and electricity for berths on outside of breakwater.

 

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Naxos Marina

No laid moorings, but good holding in the basin. Water and electricity. Charge band 2.

 

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Ay Yeoryios (Iraklia)

Ferries use the NE side of the mole.

 

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Mirsini

In the bay SE of Mirsini is an underwater cable running through the E side. A sign indicates anchoring is prohibited.

 

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O. Ay. Annas (Amorgos)

Crowded harbour. Can get noisy with the local disco in summer.

 

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O. Skala (Sikinos)

Ay Yeoryios

WP 36d41'.6N 25d10'.0E

A small bay E of Skala. Anchor in 3-5m on sand, good holding.

 

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Vlikadha (Thira)

A W  cardinal (to be left to starboard) now marks the channel into the harbour. Care needed of continuing changes to depths in the approaches, especially following onshore winds. With such winds waves break on the sandbanks and make entering or leaving dangerous.

Free Wi-fi.

 

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Anafi

The E ferry quay has been extended and widened. Poppy taverna still good.

 

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O. Yerolimonias, Makronisi

W beach – dirty camp and dogs. N beach pick up buoy. Care needed of the remains of two old jetties underwater near the beach.

 

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Karistos

The inner basin is reserved for fishing boats and yacht s are not permitted. Go stern-to on the quay to the W of the ferry quay. Depths 5m. Port police.

 

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Voufalo

New moorings on W side restrict anchoring room.

Aliveron (Karavos)

Two new pontoons run along the breakwater. Yacht berths towards the end.

 

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Amalioupolis

Care needed of underwater ballast off the one remaining pier. Better to anchor off in the bay in the SE corner.

 

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Platania

Ferry no longer stops here. Water from a tap near the quay.

 

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Koukounaries

Yachts can also moor stern-to, with a long line ashore to the outside of the mole. Care needed of underwater ballast. Water, showers and toilets on the beach.

N. Tsoungria

Two bays suitable for lunch stops. Taverna ashore in each one. Good walks ashore.

 

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Skiathos

Prohibited area extended for all craft with AH over 4m.

 

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Ormos Panormos

Care needed of rocks off the entrance to O. Panormos.

The bottom is hard sand with some rock, poor holding in places in S bay.

 

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Steni Vala

Deepest part midway along quay.

 

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Alonnisos O. Firaki

WP 39d16'.7N 23d57'.5E

Jetty at the head of the bay is sheltered by a new jetty on the S shore (lit Fl.R).

Go stern or bows-to the new jetty with depths of 2-4m, or anchor behind in 3-4m, or outside the jetty in 4-7m. With N winds you still need to leave.

Ormos Milos

WP 39d09'.5N 23d50'.9E

2NM SW of O.Megali Ammos. Lunch stop. Good shelter from S winds. Not tenable with meltemi. Anchor in 5m on sand, good holding. Restored mill on the shore. 20 min walk up hill to Alonnisos Chora.

Ormos Vasiliko

The bay has been cleaned up and the old ferry has been removed, although there is a wreck of a cargo vessel in the bay to the west of Vasiliko. The foul area, in depths of less than 5m, is crossed by  several cables running N – S, and a large anchor.

 

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Stenon Valaxa

Use a bearing of 068 degrees on the church at Linaria to guide you through the centre of the passage in depths of 4m.

 

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Linaria

There is room on the SE quay for 4-5 yachts stern-to, with depths close in of 3-4m. Otherwise go alongside a fishing boat with their agreement. Fuel in the town. Water on the quay is not available – try in a taverna.

 

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Khalkidiki plan

Porto Carras should be marked on the plan just 1NM S of Nea Marmaras.

 

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Ak Posidhion

39d57'.2N 23d21'.2E

A useful anchorage offering good shelter from winds SE-NE on the N side of the cape. Anchor where convenient in 3-8m off the beach on sand, good holding.

Nea Skioni

The light on the S breakwater has been removed. The N mole has been extended by 50m and improves the shelter here. Fuel on the quay. Hardware shop in the village.

Nea Marmaras

The two pontoons are usually full of local craft. Go alongside or stern or bows-to on the S wave-breaker pontoon. With strong S winds this pontoon will undulate with some violence, and it is better  not to be alongside.

 

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Porto Carras

The buoys on the starboard side of the entrance channel have been removed. Min depths 6m in the channel.

 

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Porto Koufo

Be aware some of the laid moorings are in poor repair or may not be suitable for yachts.

 

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Ormos Sarti

Anchor off the beach to the S of the village where there is better holding on sand with fewer rocks. Open E. The village has grown into a busy holiday destination, with lots of hotels, restaurants and cafes.

Akladhi

Approach from the E. A reef extends SE from the W side of the entrance.

Porto Zografu

WP 40d10'.4N 23d51'.2E

Ormos Armenistis

WP 40d09'.3N 23d55'.3E

Anchor off the beach. Good shelter from S and NE. Camping ashore.

 

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Nisis Dhiaporos

S passage

Approach on a bearing of 240d to a waypoint 40d12'.00N 23d48'.02E WGS84, staying closer to the S side of the passage. There are depths of 8-10m through the passage. The islet to starboard is marked with a beacon (YB) no topmark, and the two islets to port are marked with a short concrete post and a white pole.

The village of Vurvuru on the shores of Ormos Mesopanayia is mainly made up of hotels and second homes, with a couple of mini-markets, and no fuel. Anchor off the village in 5m on sand. The bottom comes up quickly from 5m to less than 2m, and care is needed to allow enough swinging room.

 

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Pirgadhikia

40d20'.13N 23d43'.21E WGS84

The small port now has a new quay and t-pontoon off the village, with protection from the SE by a new mole.

There is room for around twenty yachts to go stern-to on the pontoon, although you will be dropping your anchor in 20m. It may be better to go alongside and raft up. Water and electricity to be installed. Fuel in the village.

 

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The Akti Peninsular

A 500m exclusion zone around the coast is maintained for all vessels. Anchoring is not permitted in Ormos Vatopedi.

 

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Kavala

YC reported very friendly and helpful to visiting yachts.

 

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Fanarion

Channel dredged to 2.5-3m. Water and electricity on SW quay.

 

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Therma (Samothraki)

Breakwater completed. Silting to S at the end of breakwater – give it a wide berth. Yachts berth alongside on N side.

 

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Mirsini

New breakwater under construction on N side of bay.

 

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Ormos Plakas

The breakwater has been extended and now shelters a fishing harbour where there may be room to moor stern or bows-to. Otherwise in calm weather anchor off W of the harbour in 3m. With the meltemi blowing anchor off in the bay to the S, in 3-8m.

 

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Mithimna

Holding reported suspect in outer harbour.

 

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Entrance to Kolpos Kalloni

Islets nearest the buoyed channel are only just above water.

 

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Plomarion

Visitors berth stern-to on N and W quay.

 

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Khios/Oinoussa

Care needed of an unmarked underwater rock in the approaches to Oinoussa. It is marked on most charts, but is sometimes difficult to identify.

 

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Manganitis (Ikaria)

37d33'.37N 26d07'.06E WGS84

A new harbour has been built, off this village roughly halfway between Ak Pappas and Ay. Kirikos. Go alongside the new quayed breakwater where convenient. If going stern-to care is needed of a mooring chain lying across the harbour. Taverna ashore.

 

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Ay Kirikos

Go alongside on N side of centre pier in inner harbour. Care needed of shallows off the stub pier to N.

 

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Karlovasi

New marina on the shore immediately E of the main harbour.

Data c.40 berths. 5 visitors berths. Min depths 2.5m.

Berth Go stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the quay.

Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing winds.

Facilities Water and electricity.

Note New larger marina reported planned.

Marina manager Tolis tel 22733 00461

 

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Pithagorian

Tunnel opens 0845-1445 except Mondays & holidays.

 

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Samos Marina

Fuel quay on N side of entrance. Chandler, bar, taverna and mini-market now in the marina.

 

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Skala Patmos

Water from tanker reported brackish. Check before filling tanks.

 

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N.Marathos

Three tavernas with mooring buoys for visitors.

 

Page 446

Lipso

Water and electricity on the quay.

Lera Lipso

Four mooring buoys off the (noisy) taverna in the central bay.

 

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Ay Yeoryios (Agathonisi)

Coastguard berths on N end of W quay. Ferry berths on S end of W quay. Yachts berth in centre of W quay, and on the N quay. There is also room to anchor with a long line ashore in the N of the bay.

If anchoring in the N bay on the W side of the inlet, care needed of a sunken fishing boat hull.

 

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Lakki Marina

VHF Ch 11, 72. 40 berths. Max LOA 35m. Charge band 2. Wi-fi. Fuel by tanker. Laundry. Cafe.

New pontoon due to be operational 2009 will increase berths to 110.

New 400-ton travel-lift at the boatyard in Partheni.

 

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Leros Marina (Evros boatyard)

Breakwater now complete. Laid moorings at all berths. Pontoons to be installed soon. Water and electricity. (Water brackish). Fuel dock planned.

 

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Pandeli

If the harbour is full anchor and take a long line to a ring in the rocks just outside the harbour. No restriction reported here during August. Otherwise go alongside the breakwater and/or raft up to other yachts (October).

 

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Xerokambos

Breakwater has been extended. Good holding in 5m clear of moorings, or pick up a buoy from the taverna.

 

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Kalimnos

Quay between Kalimna Yachting and Port Police for visitors. Water and electricity.

 

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Emborios (Leros)

Care needed as moorings are of different lengths/spaces. You may be very close to your neighbour if the wind changes.

 

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O. Pserimos

An old mooring chain crosses the harbour. Use a trip line. The bottom is sand and rock, indifferent holding in places.

Ak Roussa

Lunch stop anchorage on W side of headland. Anchor off the beach in 5m on sand, good holding. 0.5 knot current (anti-clockwise) reported in the bay.

 

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O. Vathi

The large bay on the E side of N.Pserimos.

 

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Kos Marina

Port police not always on site. Charge band 4.

New AB supermarket close to marina (take 1st left off road into town).

 

Page 462

Kardamena

Max depths just 2.2m.

 

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Palon

Harbour dredged to 3. New quays on S and E side.

 

Page 465

Livadhi (Tilos)

Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Water and electricity on the quay. Wi-fi at Cafe Remezzo.

 

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Simi

Harbourmaster office now on SE side between ferry berths and fuel dock. Yachts reported to be using the SE quay.

 

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Skala Astipalaia

New mole completed. Depths 3m close to. Water and electricity boxes.

 

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Vlikadha (Astipalaia)

Anchor in 3-7m, good holding.

Vathi (Astipalaia)

Improvements to the quay. Yachts berth stern or bows-to with depths of 2m.

 

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Khania

Outer breakwater mostly submerged and lit not working (rep 2008).

Laid moorings damaged (2008) but remain still on bottom. Trip line recommended.

Showers closed and WC some distance away. Noisy nightclubs on S quay.

 

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Rethimno Marina

Charge band 2. Harbourmaster Anthony Stialinsi tel 28310 22408

 

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Spinalonga Lagoon

Correct waypoint 35d17'.85N 25d44'.3E

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information.

 

We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially the CA and RCC, including PJ Bartlett, Jan Ledochowski, Graham Webster, Nick Thomas, John Iles, Richard Cresswell, Peter Rhode, Chris & Anne Kropacsy, Tony Cross, Birgitta Wakely, Brian Atherton, Vyv Cox, Mike Nixon, David Toynbee, Clive Garner, Richard Clackson, Frank Singleton, Alan Douglas, Bill Basham and Dave Darn.

Also thanks to Chris & Kathleen Eagleton s/y Kabardar, Kaat & Eric Pas-Baeke s/y Nehalinnia, Rose Burley, John Stretch, Steve Miller s/y Ithaca, John & Sue Hooper s/y Samphire II, Paul Donnerup s/y New Dawn, Konstantin Panitsas, Kevan Lambourne, Clive Loughlin, Alkis Goulandris m/y Blue Chip, Gerard Mennetrier, John Golding, Tassos Papagiannis, Uli Politt, Giles Youngs s/y Amari, Dr Bernhard Sobotta, Theo Spoor, Jean-Marc Aumaitre, and Priscilla Packer.

 

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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Ionian 5th Edition

Supplement #3 May 2007

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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In 2002 the Euro was adopted as official currency by Greece and 10 other EU members, and in 2003 the presidency of the European Commission moved to Greece for the first time.

In 2004 the Olympic Games returned to its spiritual home for the first time since the first modern Olympics were held here in 1896, bringing with it huge improvements to the transport and sporting infrastructure in Athens. The games were hailed as a success, despite dire warnings that the infrastructure would not be completed in time for the opening ceremony.

Costas Karamanlis, nephew of the former Greek President, and leader of the New Democracy Party is the current Greek Prime Minister. The elections in March 2004 ended 10 years of PASOK (Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement) governance, in the latest switch between these two parties who have dominated Greek politics since 1980.

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You will need to get a connecting bus or metro from the airport to the main bus station. The airport website has details of connections at www.aia.gr

There is also a sea-plane service running between Corfu (Gouvia) and Patras (yacht harbour), with services to Paxos (Gaios), Levkas (marina), Ithaca (Vathi), Cephalonia and Zakinthos. www.airsealines.com

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Telecommunications

 

Some Greek SIM cards also allow data transmission at reasonable rates (see below).

Note Recent changes to the law have forced European mobile telecom companies to lower their international call prices and bring them into line with domestic pricing. From August 2007 rates should be capped at 30p/minute.

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Email

 

In many marinas, cafes, bars, libraries and internet cafes have Wi-Fi networks, some of which are provided free of charge, or unsecured, others require a password. It is likely that Wi-Fi technology will continue to develop, and will probably become the standard method of accessing the internet using phones, PDAs, handheld computers and laptops.

Note Wi-Fi is a generic term used here to describe all wireless networks.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Using a laptop with a broadband connection and a simple headset, many people are using VoIP to make telephone calls. You need to subscribe to a VoIP provider, and set up an account and username to use the service. Call charges are a fraction of those incurred using a GSM phone, and calls between subscribers of the same provider are free. The only downside for travellers is the need to be connected to a broadband network. Skype is probably the best known service, although there are now many companies offering similar services.

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Health & Medicines

 

The old paper form E111 has been replaced with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Application forms are stamped and processed by the post office and the new credit card sized official looking EHIC (valid for five years) will be sent to you. This entitles you to free or reduced costs for medical treatment throughout the EEA and Switzerland. (The EEA or European Economic Area comprises all the EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

If you have to pay any charges, keep the receipts and apply at the local health authority for a refund. For prescriptions show your EHIC to the pharmacist; some medicines are free; some have a non-refundable fee. The EHIC does not usually afford discounts for private healthcare.

For more information see the Department of Health website www.dh.gov.uk

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Rats

 

One consequence of sloppy rubbish habits has been the explosion in the rat population, particularly in the remoter bays and coves on the coast where yachties tend to stay for several days at a time before returning to civilisation. Some crews object to keeping their rubbish on board with them, and leave it on shore until they leave, when they will return ashore to pick it up to take it away. In the meantime the local rats have feasted on the abandoned rubbish. The problem is that not only has the rat population exploded, but that they are now accustomed to beach-combing and expect to find food. Being bright creatures it is a small step from there to executing a neat tightrope walk along a shore line to the source of this bounty. There have been numerous recent cases where rats have boarded the yacht at night when the yacht is lying at anchor with (or in rare cases without) a long line ashore.

As one who has had a rat on board once before, let me assure you it is not pleasant, and apart from the mess from an incontinent rodent, they will play havoc with your wiring and electronics.

In places where you suspect there is a problem, a cut off plastic bottle fitted snugly over the warps should stop most uninvited guests. And please, do not leave rubbish ashore, unless it is in a proper bin, even if you intend to remove it later.

There have been reports of rats at Lakki (Paxos), Nidri (Levkas), Abelike & Kapsali (Meganisi), Poros (Cephalonia) and Kiparissia (Peloponnese)

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Marine Reserves

 

The wetlands of Amvirakikos Kolpos, in the northern Ionian, are a recognised area of importance, but there are no restrictions to navigation here.

Fish Farms

Note Fish farms in shallower bays must be moved at regular intervals because of the build-up of detritus and toxins around the pens. Consequently the location of the fish farms on the plans may vary from those shown and should be interpreted as a general guide to the vicinity of a fish farm, not a precise position.

 

NEW

ENTRY FORMALITIES

 

All yachts entering Greece should fly the Greek courtesy ensign and should proceed to a port of entry.

The authorities should be visited in the following order:

PASSPORT CONTROL (IMMIGRATION) – HEALTH - CUSTOMS - PORT POLICE

All yachts entering from countries outside the EU should fly a Q flag, and will need to complete full immigration and customs clearance.

Yachts entering Greece from within the EU are not required to clear customs, but non-EU registered yachts need to obtain a Transit Log from customs officials. Non-EU passport holders will first need to complete immigration formalities and obtain visas if necessary.

Transit Log

 

The Transit Log is a customs record for non-EU yachts visiting the EU. It is valid for six months, and an extension for up to twelve months may be applied for. The Transit Log must be surrendered when the yacht leaves Greece, and all non-EU registered yachts (except those from the EEA) are subject to a Reciprocal Tax of Euro 15 per metre, every three months, levied at the end of the period.

Traffic Document (DEKPA)

 

All yachts over 10m LOA must purchase a Traffic Document (DEKPA) from the Port Police. The DEKPA is valid for fifty ports of call, and should be presented to Port Police to stamp on entering and leaving each port, when harbour dues will also be collected. It may be re-used even after the yacht has left and re-entered Greece. The cost of the DEKPA is Euro 30.

Other Documents

 

Yacht registration papers will usually be requested. Proof of VAT status, insurance cover, radio licenses and certificates of competence may also be requested.

Marinas and boatyards at a Port of Entry will usually assist with the paperwork.

PORT FORMALITIES

 

Each time a yacht moors in a Greek harbour, the skipper should visit the Port Police to get the DEKPA stamped, and to pay port dues. The dues are made up of two parts, a docking fee and a mooring fee.

Fees (Euros in 2006) Docking Fee Mooring (Stern-to) (Alongside)

 

Charter yacht 0.07/m 0.08/m/day 0.11/m/day

Private yacht >5m with cabin 0.30/m 0.36/m/day 0.45/m/day

Private boat >5m open boat 0.04/m 0.36/m/day

Thus a 12m yacht mooring stern-to should pay a total of E9.42 per day including tax. The reality in some of the busier places is that a representative will come along the quay once a day to collect a flat fee of around E10. Since many of these town quays now have good access to water, and sometimes electricity, this doesn’t seem to be an unfair arrangement.

Notes

  1. Port dues are usually included in marina berthing fees.
  2. It is reported that if a yacht has proof of an annual contract with a marina they do not have to pay the docking fee, as it is understood that this is included in the annual marina fee.

Diving & Antiquities Regulations

 

The restrictions on pleasure diving with tanks have been eased recently, and diving is permitted in most places. If any antiquities are discovered during a dive, you must not touch or photograph them, they must not be moved, or brought to the surface, and must be reported immediately to the authorities or to the nearest archaeological department. It is strongly advised to speak to a local dive company before using SCUBA gear, to ensure you are not diving in restricted areas.

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VHF Weather Forecasts

 

Patras VHF Ch 85

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Safety & Rescue Services

Aspropirgos Attikis (SXE) JRCC Hellenic Coastguard

 

MMSI 002 391 000

VHF Ch 16, 07 DSC VHF

DSC MF

DSC HF

Tel 210 557 3247 Fax 210 557 1769

Telemedical Maritime Advice Service (MEDICO)

 

Medical Advice Centre of the Hellenic Red Cross

Using Olympia Radio CRS in Greek or English

Tel 210 523 0880 Fax 210 522 8888

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Weather on the Internet

Poseidon Weather for Greece

 

www.poseidon.ncmr.gr

National Observatory of Athens, NOA

 

www.noa.gr

Not the easiest site to navigate, but has simple graphic forecasts.

Hellenic National Meteorological Service

 

www.hnms.gr

Text forecasts as broadcast on Olympia Radio, and broadcast schedules for all Maritime Safety Information (MSI) broadcasts.

Hellenic Weather site

 

www.meteo.gr/sailingmapf.asp

All in Greek, but this link takes you directly to a map where you select your sea area for clear graphic wind forecasts.

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SOLAS

R34 Safe Navigation and Avoidance of Dangerous Situations. Vessels must be able to demonstrate that adequate passage planning has been undertaken. Things like weather, tides, vessel limitations, crew, navigational dangers, and contingency plans should be addressed.

Chapter 1. Corfu & nearby islands

 

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LIMIN KERKIRA

 

Major works are in progress around the old customs enclosure in the west entrance, and yachts are not welcome here while work continues. The W part of the old breakwater has been removed, and dredgers are working in the vicinity. A new breakwater is under construction and work continues along the quay. When completed local ferries to Igoumenitsa and Paxos will use the E end of the commercial harbour, and ferries to Italy and cruise ships will use the W end. A new 80 berth yacht harbour is planned for the E side of the old harbour, although no dates for completion are available yet. There are also reports that additional cruise ship berths may be planned in Ormos Potamou. The customs offices have moved to the W side of the commercial quay.

NOTE Yachts wishing to clear into Greece in Corfu are strongly advised to go to Gouvia Marina where the relevant authorities for yachts are now based. Customs and immigration officials in the commercial harbour are kept busy with ferries, cruise ships and commercial ships, and are no longer geared up to dealing with yachts.

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O. GARITSAS

 

Alternatively anchor and take a long line ashore to the rocks at the base of the Fort under the S side of Ak Sidhero. The bottom is weed over sand, good holding once through the weed. Good shelter from the prevailing wind but open NE-SW. Wash from ships can make it uncomfortable, but it is a short walk into town from the NAOK yacht club.

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ASTRAKARI

 

WP 39d47’.8N 19d45’.55E

A new small craft harbour 1/2M SE of Ak Astrakari. The harbour is mostly full of local small craft, but a small yacht may find room to go stern-to or alongside on the S pontoon. Care is needed of shallows in the approaches. Reasonable shelter from the prevailing NW winds, but strong winds from almost any direction are likely to cause a surge inside the harbour.

 

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ALBANIA

 

It has taken nearly fifteen years since the collapse of the communist regime and the first multi-party elections in 1990 for Albania to establish a democratically robust system of government. The 2005 elections were declared as Albania’s first peaceful transfer of power, albeit with caveats. With increased political stability the tourist industry is beginning to develop, with a growing café culture in Tirana not unlike that of many European cities. In turn yachts are returning to Albanian waters, and while the formalities are still cumbersome, the authorities are in general thorough but fair. The main concern being of vessels carrying drugs or ‘clandestinis’ (stowaways). Security around the harbours is good, and with normal personal security precautions yachtsmen should encounter few problems. It is becoming an alternative to crossing to Italy when heading to or from the Adriatic. For details of harbours see the Adriatic Pilot or Mediterranean Almanac, both by Imray.

 

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BENITSES

 

Harbour has been expanded, but poor shelter and few berths for visiting yachts.

Chapter 2. The Mainland Coast

 

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PAGANIA

 

39d39’.90N 20d05’.25E WGS84

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PLATARIAS

 

The harbour was enlarged a few years ago and its popularity with passing yachts has grown. It is now also a yacht charter base and at weekends the east quay will be full with flotilla change-overs, but there will still be plenty of room for others on the west side.

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MOURTOS

  1. Mourtos Marina Basic construction has been completed in the new harbour, but the ‘marina’ has no management or services, and it is mainly used by small local craft. Go stern or bows-to or alongside where convenient. There are no laid moorings for yachts, but some have been laid for local craft, and care is needed of floating lines, particularly along the north side. Shelter is reasonable from moderate northwesterlies, but strong winds from W-NW set up a surge in the harbour making it very uncomfortable, and possibly untenable. Completion of the central pier may improve the shelter here.

 

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ORMOS ARILAS

 

WP 39d21’.35N 20d17’.0E

An open bay 3.5M south of Mourtos. The south side of the bay curls up in a short promontory, with a harbour tucked into the corner. If you can get behind the breakwater it looks as if it should offer some shelter from the prevailing winds. The rest of the beach-lined bay can only be used in calm weather as the prevailing wind blows straight into it. Close S is an inlet which offers reasonable shelter in light to moderate westerlies. Between Mourtos and Parga there are numerous bays and islets which may be explored in calm weather.

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AK MITIKAS

 

WP 39d00’.0N 20d42’.4E

A small craft harbour has been constructed on the north side of Ak Mitikas. The entrance is open to the northeast, and shelter inside is limited. With even moderate winds there is likely to be a surge inside, always assuming you can squeeze into a berth amongst the local boats. It’s not really suitable for yachts, and you should really continue on to Preveza.

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AKTION

 

This long sandy peninsular forms the east side of the channel into the Gulf of Amvirakikos. The northern tip lies close opposite Preveza, three large boatyards lie along the shore above Aktion fort, and beyond this is Aktion airport.

Cleopatra Marina

 

A new marina is under construction off the most southerly of the three boatyards, Cleopatra. The marina is due to open in 2007.

Pilotage

 

Approach Cleopatra Marina is easily seen once past the fort at Aktion. Care is needed of currents and eddies around the edge of the channel, which can make manoeuvring at slow speeds tricky.

Mooring Call ahead on VHF Ch 09. Go stern or bows-to where directed. There will be laid moorings tailed to the quay. A charge will be made.

Shelter in the marina should be generally good, although some outer berths may be affected by strong W-SW winds.

Facilities

 

Services Water and electricity at all berths. Shower and toilet block 100-ton travel-hoist. Repairs facilities. Chandlers.

Provisions Scant provisions available on site.

Eating out Restaurant in the boatyard, and a taverna nearby.

Other Minibus service to Preveza town.

Note

The other two boatyards, Preveza Marine and Aktio Marine, have several laid moorings to pick up, but these are usually reserved for yachts awaiting haul-out.

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AMFILOKHIA

 

A large concrete apron with new pontoons and a miniature fishing boat harbour have been built on the W side of the bay, approximately 500m N of the town. A detached wave-breaker pontoon lies close N of the other pontoons. The prevailing wind blowing into the bay makes it bumpy and uncomfortable on the pontoons. Further plans for the development are not known.

Chapter 3. The Inland Sea

 

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LEVKAS CANAL N ENTRANCE

 

A sand spit extends E from the light at the N end of Yera spit (Fl.G1.5s3M). The end of the spit is marked by a green buoy. Red can buoys mark the underwater rocks and shallows on the S side of the channel in towards the bridge. There are least depths of 3.5m in the fairway.

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LEVKAS

 

The inner harbour is for local craft. The south quay is reserved for charter yachts and Contract Yacht Services keep berths along the mole.

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NIKIANA

 

WP 38d45’.71N 20d43’.31E WGS84

The 2003 earthquake damaged the outer end of the breakwater, and consequently the quay level is very low, and will be submerged during periods of low pressure. Remedial works in progress 2007.

Alternatively anchor off the beach NW of the harbour in 4-8m.

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VLIKHO QUAY

The small harbour off the village is usually full with fishing boats, but yachts can go stern or bows-to or alongside the outside of the mole in 2.5-3m. Further S depths are variable but in places there are sufficient depths to go stern or bows-to on the quay.

The 2003 earthquake caused the quay here to sink, so that during periods of low pressure the water level rises over the top of the quay. In winter it is not unusual for the road here to be underwater.

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SIVOTA

 

The new pontoon off the NE side has around 15 places, with laid moorings at some berths. Charge band 1/2.

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VATHI

 

In the middle cove on the SW side of the bay is the Karnayio taverna with a sturdy catwalk with about 20 places. Go stern or bows-to where directed or where there is space. Laid moorings tailed to the shore. Depths 2-3m at most berths. Reasonable shelter from the prevailing winds but is uncomfortable with NE winds.

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FRIKES

 

The best place to be is inside the S breakwater. Other berths, particularly those on the pontoons or on the NW quay are badly affected by wash from fast-ferries passing outside the bay. Yachts alongside can be picked up and set onto the quay, and those stern-to should make sure their spreaders and masthead gear won’t clash with the neighbours’.

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O.PIS’AITOU

 

WP 38d21’.73N 20d39’.79E WGS84

PIS’AITOS

 

WP 38d20’.93N 20d41’.03E WGS84

O. POLIS

 

WP 38d26’.11N 20d38’.14E WGS84

FISKARDHO

 

Pontoon not run by Tassia’s. No water or electricity on the pontoon.

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AY EUFIMIA

 

The harbourmaster organises berths on the quay, and when the N quay is full will assign berths on the E quay, after the trip boats have finished for the day. VHF Ch 74 (Ay Eufimia Marina) Not always answered.

The bottom is rock, sand and weed, not everywhere the best holding.

Authorities Harbourmaster. Charge band 2.

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SAMI

 

There may also be room alongside or stern or bows-to under the N breakwater. The town quay is full with fishing boats. The new basin W of the main harbour is for local craft, and is in any case mostly shallow.

Note Works in progress between the two basins developing the quay area.

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POROS

 

WP 38d09’.04N 20d46’.90E WGS84

Note Work is in progress building a new quay on the E side of the harbour. Care is needed of barges and cables in the vicinity.

When ferries enter or leave the harbour there is a lot of wash and undertow from the propellers, and yachts should keep well pulled off the quay and make sure your anchor is holding.

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PORTO ROMA

 

The north corner of the bay is buoyed for swimming, and the rest of the bay swarms with water-sports craft of every type. A large hotel complex and apartments line the beach. Taverna on the beach …. … A quiet place it isn’t.

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NATIONAL MARINE PARK – ZAKINTHOS

 

www.nmp-zak.org

 

Chapter 4. The Mainland Coast

 

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IFALOS IOSSIF

 

Omitted on many charts is an uncharted rocky shelf in Ormos Palairos in position 38z46'.8N 20z51'.1E WGS84.

The reef lies inside the 20m contour, bearing 274d from Palairos light and 309d from Vounaki light. Depths less than 1m over an area the size of a tennis court.

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MITIKAS

 

The two small basins lie on the E side of Ak Mitikas

Note Since works started in 2002 the breakwaters of the new south basin have subsided until they are only just awash in places. The entrance is marked by poles, but with the afternoon breeze it is not easy to make out. The entrance to the N basin is easier to identify. The new basin breakwaters will probably be capped and completed in the near future, but until then care is needed when approaching Mitika.

Mooring

 

Both basins are quite small and space for manoeuvring is limited. Go stern or bows-to on the new W quay of the N basin, taking care of floating mooring lines. Depths of 2-3m in both basins.

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NISIS ECHINADES

 

Wreck rock is now marked by an isolated danger mark.

Chapter 5. The Southern Ionian

 

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PALOUKI

 

Wp 37d45’.3N 21d18’.1E

A new small craft harbour at the southern end of the long beach running down from Ak Tripiti, 7M N of Ak katakalon.

The harbour and approaches are shallow and reefs extend off Ak Palouki to the S for some distance off. Small yachts could investigate in calm weather, although you should not rely on finding a berth here.

KATAKOLON

 

Note

  1. Work is in progress developing the cruise ship quay. Displaced craft are using the town quay, and yachts are not currently permitted to berth here.
  2. Some of the pontoon joints in the yacht basin have broken and pontoons are crooked.

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KILLINI

 

Note Works in progress in the harbour. The new E breakwater and S quay are complete, but further works on the W breakwater are likely.

Mooring

 

There have been plans to build a N arm to the original breakwater for several years. This simple addition would have vastly improved shelter on the quay and in the bay. The latest development of the E breakwater is impressive, but does little to improve things here. The prevailing NW wind pushes swell straight into the harbour, which then rebounds off the new quay and around the harbour. The best shelter is under the pier in the SE corner, but it is shallow and normally full of fishing boats. There is plenty of room to go stern-to or alongside where convenient, and the original quay on the W side is as good a place as any. Depths around the harbour range from 1.5-5m. Rebounding swell can make berths on the quay uncomfortable, and it may be best to anchor off in the middle of the harbour. The bottom is hard sand with some rocks and weed, good holding once the anchor is in, which can take some doing.

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NISIDHES STROFADHES

Note The islands are part of the Zakinthos National Marine Park, and although the waters are protected, there are no published restrictions for yachts. That said, we should be aware of the disastrous effects that fast outboards and bright lights can have on turtles and their young.

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PORT LONGOS

 

The bay to the N of Port Longos, Ormos Sapienza, also looks to provide reasonable shelter from the prevailing wind. Fishing boats often tuck in here, and yachts use it for a swim stop between Methoni and Finakounda.

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NISIS SKHIZA

 

The island is no longer used for firing practice. Fishing boats have long used the E coast and a cove on the SW corner for shelter. Care is needed when approaching the E coast as rocks and shoal water extend for some distance off the coast. Yachts should investigate in calm weather only.

 

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to the CA, especially Peggy & Michael Manton, also Denis Baudouin & s/y Big Bill, Kristian Martinsen, Sophia at Cleopatra Marina, Jim Parish & s/y Red of Hull, Fred Minchin & s/y Monabhar.

Also thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

May 2007.

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Ionian 6th edition Supplement #2 May 2009

 Ionian 6th edition

Supplement #2 May 2009

 

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Charter flights

Generally available from April to October.

 

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Gouvia Marina

VHF Ch 69 only. Depth at fuel dock is 6m.

Customs officials are not based in the marina, but by arrangement clearance can be done here. Contact the marina in advance for advice.

Marina charge band 4/5.

 

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NAOK YC

VHF Ch 72

Tel 6972 117 001

 

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Petriti

Good holding in the bay.

 

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Port Timoni (O.Ay Yeoryiou)

Untenable in S-SW winds.

 

Page 72

Gaios

S entrance min depths 2.6m reported. Rats reported here.

 

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Parga

Sunken motor boat reported approx 2/3 of the way along the breakwater.

 

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O.Ay Kiriakis

Bouyed swimming area off the beach and watersports base.

 

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Preveza

Water on the town quay. Can be smelly in summer.

Cleopatra Marina is now complete. Laid moorings tailed to pontoons. Water and electricity. Fuel dock. Charge band 3.

 

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Nisis Kefalos

Lunch anchorage on the W side. Anchor off the beach in 3-8m.

Vonitsa

The new quay has been completed and has laid moorings.

 

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Amfilokhia

Laid moorings now installed with water and electricity on the pontoons. Comfortable at night when the wind drops. 10 min walk to town.

 

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Sivota

Aegean Princess uses part of the quay. Yachts in her berth or at anchor may be asked to move.Note No ATM in the village.

 

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Skorpios

Care need in N bay of old ground tackle for Christina's original mooring.

 

Page 135

Vathi (Meganisi)

Works in progress on new yacht harbour off the town.

 

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Frikes

No water or electricity on the quay. Fuel and water can be delivered.

 

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Port Ay Nikolaos

Care needed of dangerous rocks in the approaches in position 38d28'.94N 20d40'.60E WGS84. Keep closer to the coast on entering from the N. Anchor in 6-12m on sand and weed. Good holding in the sandy patches.

O.Limenia

Anchorage is quite deep (15-20m). Best to anchor and take a line ashore. The watersports centre has closed.

 

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O.Skhoinos

Bouyed swimming area off the beach.

Vathi (Ithaca)

Care needed of an underwater ledge on the town quay near the customs office.

 

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Ay Andreas(Ithaca)

Lots of wasps reported here.

 

Page 155

Fiskardho

Summer thunderstorms with southerly winds can create problems in this busy harbour. A swell is pushed into the bay and makes it uncomfortable and possibly untenable for yachts anchored with a long line ashore on the N side. Wherever you are make sure your anchor is holding well.

Water and electricity on the pontoon. Charge band 2.

 

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Poros (Cephalonia)

The new ferry berth has been completed. Yachts can now use the old ferry berth. The harbour has silted and caution is advised for yachts drawing over 2m.

 

Page 168

Lixouri

Water and electricity boxes on the quay. New sewage system means smell is no longer a problem.

 

Port 175

Port Zakinthos

Harbourmaster directs yachts, collects paperwork and port charges. Charge band 2 (inc. water and elec.)

 

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Ay Nikolaos (Zakinthos)

Ferry (twice daily) now uses S end of W quay. Yachts berth on SW quay.

 

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O. Keri

Anchoring permitted more than 100m from shore. Good supermarket and Keri Hotel recommended.

 

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Katakolon

VHF Ch 12 (not always answered). Finger pontoons have been removed. Go stern-to where directed. Water and electricity. Train to Olympia (0830) return (1205) E3.

 

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N. Sapientza

Landing is prohibited as the island is a protected area for endangered animals including sheep, goats and grouse.

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information. We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially the CA and RCC, including Jan Ledochowski, Richard Cresswell, Tony Cross, Brian Atherton, Vyv Cox, Mike Nixon, David Toynbee, Clive Garner, Richard Clackson, Frank Singleton, Alan Douglas, Bill Basham, Julian Dussek and Dave Darn.

Also thanks to Chris & Kathleen Eagleton s/y Kabardar, Kaat & Eric Pas-Baeke s/y Nehalinnia, Rose Burley, John Stretch, Steve Miller s/y Ithaca, and Barbara Molel.

 

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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WEST AEGEAN

SUPPLEMENT #2 MAY 2007

INTRODUCTION

 

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In 2002 the Euro was adopted as official currency by Greece and 10 other EU members, and in 2003 the presidency of the European Commission moved to Greece for the first time.

In 2004 the Olympic Games returned to its spiritual home for the first time since the first modern Olympics were held here in 1896, bringing with it huge improvements to the transport and sporting infrastructure in Athens. The games were hailed as a success, despite dire warnings that the infrastructure would not be completed in time for the opening ceremony.

Costas Karamanlis, nephew of the former Greek President, and leader of the New Democracy Party is the current Greek Prime Minister. The elections in March 2004 ended 10 years of PASOK (Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement) governance, in the latest switch between these two parties who have dominated Greek politics since 1980.

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Note

 

There are regulations in some Mediterranean countries which restrict motoring and anchoring close to the coast. It is assumed that this is a safety and pollution issue, keeping boats out of the vicinity of swimmers. During the Olympic Games this regulation was enforced in some bays around Athens, but it was more likely to be a security issue than anything else. We are not aware of any specific restrictions, but you may find that anchoring within 300m of the coast, particularly in secluded anchorages, now brings the yacht to the attention of patrolling coastguard and Port Police officials. Provided you do not obstruct obvious swimming areas by anchoring too close to a beach, and do not pump out grey or black water, there should be few problems.

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Telecommunications

 

Some Greek SIM cards also allow data transmission at reasonable rates (see below).

Note Recent changes to the law have forced European mobile telecom companies to lower their international call prices and bring them into line with domestic pricing. From August 2007 rates should be capped at 30p/minute.

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Email

 

In many marinas, cafes, bars, libraries and internet cafes have Wi-Fi networks, some of which are provided free of charge, or unsecured, others require a password. It is likely that Wi-Fi technology will continue to develop, and will probably become the standard method of accessing the internet using phones, PDAs, handheld computers and laptops.

Note Wi-Fi is a generic term used here to describe all wireless networks.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Using a laptop with a broadband connection and a simple headset, many people are using VoIP to make telephone calls. You need to subscribe to a VoIP provider, and set up an account and username to use the service. Call charges are a fraction of those incurred using a GSM phone, and calls between subscribers of the same provider are free. The only downside for travellers is the need to be connected to a broadband network. Skype is probably the best known service, although there are now many companies offering similar services.

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Health & Medicines

 

The old paper form E111 has been replaced with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Application forms are stamped and processed by the post office and the new credit card sized official looking EHIC (valid for five years) will be sent to you. This entitles you to free or reduced costs for medical treatment throughout the EEA and Switzerland. (The EEA or European Economic Area comprises all the EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

If you have to pay any charges, keep the receipts and apply at the local health authority for a refund. For prescriptions show your EHIC to the pharmacist; some medicines are free; some have a non-refundable fee. The EHIC does not usually afford discounts for private healthcare.

For more information see the Department of Health website www.dh.gov.uk

Fish Farms

Note Fish farms in shallower bays must be moved at regular intervals because of the build-up of detritus and toxins around the pens. Consequently the location of the fish farms on the plans may vary from those shown and should be interpreted as a general guide to the vicinity of a fish farm, not a precise position.

 

ENTRY FORMALITIES

 

All yachts entering Greece should fly the Greek courtesy ensign and should proceed to a port of entry.

The authorities should be visited in the following order:

PASSPORT CONTROL (IMMIGRATION) – HEALTH - CUSTOMS - PORT POLICE

All yachts entering from countries outside the EU should fly a Q flag, and will need to complete full immigration and customs clearance.

Yachts entering Greece from within the EU are not required to clear customs, but non-EU registered yachts need to obtain a Transit Log from customs officials. Non-EU passport holders will first need to complete immigration formalities and obtain visas if necessary.

Transit Log

 

The Transit Log is a customs record for non-EU yachts visiting the EU. It is valid for six months, and an extension for up to twelve months may be applied for. The Transit Log must be surrendered when the yacht leaves Greece, and all non-EU registered yachts (except those from the EEA) are subject to a Reciprocal Tax of Euro 15 per metre, every three months, levied at the end of the period.

Traffic Document (DEKPA)

 

All yachts over 10m LOA must purchase a Traffic Document (DEKPA) from the Port Police. The DEKPA is valid for fifty ports of call, and should be presented to Port Police to stamp on entering and leaving each port, when harbour dues will also be collected. It may be re-used even after the yacht has left and re-entered Greece. The cost of the DEKPA is Euro 30.

OTHER DOCUMENTS

 

Yacht registration papers will usually be requested. Proof of VAT status, insurance cover, radio licenses and certificates of competence may also be requested.

Marinas and boatyards at a Port of Entry will usually assist with the paperwork.

PORT FORMALITIES

 

Each time a yacht moors in a Greek harbour, the skipper should visit the Port Police to get the DEKPA stamped, and to pay port dues. The dues are made up of two parts, a docking fee and a mooring fee.

Fees (Euros in 2006) Docking Fee Mooring (Stern-to) (Alongside)

 

Charter yacht 0.07/m 0.08/m/day 0.11/m/day

Private yacht >5m with cabin 0.30/m 0.36/m/day 0.45/m/day

Private boat >5m open boat 0.04/m 0.36/m/day

Thus a 12m yacht mooring stern-to should pay a total of E9.42 per day including tax. The reality in some of the busier places is that a representative will come along the quay once a day to collect a flat fee of around E10. Since many of these town quays now have good access to water, and sometimes electricity, this doesn’t seem to be an unfair arrangement.

Notes

  1. Port dues are usually included in marina berthing fees.
  2. It is reported that if a yacht has proof of an annual contract with a marina they do not have to pay the docking fee, as it is understood that this is included in the annual marina fee.

Diving & Antiquities Regulations

 

The restrictions on pleasure diving with tanks have been eased recently, and diving is permitted in most places. If any antiquities are discovered during a dive, you must not touch or photograph them, they must not be moved, or brought to the surface, and must be reported immediately to the authorities or to the nearest archaeological department. It is strongly advised to speak to a local dive company before using SCUBA gear, to ensure you are not diving in restricted areas.

 

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Weather on the Internet

National Observatory of Athens, NOA

 

www.noa.gr

Not the easiest site to navigate, but has simple graphic forecasts.

Hellenic National Meteorological Service

 

www.hnms.gr

Text forecasts as broadcast on Olympia Radio, and broadcast schedules for all Maritime Safety Information (MSI) broadcasts.

Hellenic Weather site

 

www.meteo.gr/sailingmapf.asp

All in Greek, but this link takes you directly to a map where you select your sea area for clear graphic wind forecasts.

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Safety & Rescue Services

Aspropirgos Attikis (SXE) JRCC Hellenic Coastguard

 

MMSI 002 391 000

VHF Ch 16, 07 DSC VHF

DSC MF

DSC HF

Tel 210 557 3247 Fax 210 557 1769

Telemedical Maritime Advice Service (MEDICO)

 

Medical Advice Centre of the Hellenic Red Cross

Using Olympia Radio CRS in Greek or English

Tel 210 523 0880 Fax 210 522 8888

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SOLAS

R34 Safe Navigation and Avoidance of Dangerous Situations. Vessels must be able to demonstrate that adequate passage planning has been undertaken. Things like weather, tides, vessel limitations, crew, navigational dangers, and contingency plans should be addressed.

 

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ZEA MARINA

 

Tel 210 455 9000 Fax 210 455 9031

www.medmarinas.com

Fuel on the quay.

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NEO FALIRO MARINA

Approach

 

This new marina was developed as part of the regeneration of the Faliron waterfront for the 2004 Olympics. The entrance lies close N of Mounikas Marina.

Conspicuous The Olympic stadium overlooks the marina and is conspicuous from some distance off.

VHF Ch 09 (0700-2200).

Mooring

 

Data 200 berths. Max LOA 100m (inner basin 28m). Depths 4-6m.

Berths Go stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoons.

Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing winds. Strong southerlies can create a surge, making the outer berths uncomfortable.

Authorities Marina staff. Charge band 3.

Tel 210 485 3200 Fax 210 485 3300

www.faliro-marina.gr

Note Prices are based on a calendar day. ie The first night you will pay for two days, and thereafter one for each night.

Facilites

 

Services Water & electricity (220/380V). Telephone. Pump-out facilities at most berths for grey and black water. Toilets and showers. Wi-fi.

Fuel Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker.

Provisions Good shopping in Faliron

Eating out Cafes, restaurants and tavernas in Faliron.

Other Buses, trams and metro stops are all adjacent to the marina. Spata Airport 15 mins (c.E25).

LIMENISKOS DELTA FALIRON

 

This basin in the NE corner of Ormos Falirou is currently home to the Tzitzifies Kallithea Yacht Club (NOTK).

Data 500 berths. Max LOA c.15m. Depths 2-3m.

Facilities There are few facilities at present.

Note The marina is under the control of Hellenic Olympic Properties and is awaiting further development, which is likely to include new pontoons for yachts in transit, as well as providing a base for local yacht club boats.

Tel 210 413 819 Fax 210 413 1549
E-mail
info@notk.gr www.notk.gr

FLISVOS MARINA

 

300 berths. A port of entry. Port police and customs. Marina staff. Charge band 4.

Tel 210 987 1000-2 Fax 210 988 7354 / 210 987 1060

Email info@flisvosmarina.com www.flisvosmarina.com

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ALIMOS MARINA

 

Tel 210 988 0166 Fax 210 988 0001

Email alimosmarine@ath.forthnet.gr www.alimos-marina.gr

AYIOS KOSMAS

 

Data c.200 berths.

Facilities Basic infrastructure is in place.

Note The marina remains under the control of Hellenic Olympic Properties and is awaiting further development. At present use is limited to exhibitions.

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GLIFADHA 4

 

Tel 210 894 7920

VRAK MERMINGIA

 

WP 1M W of Vrak Mermingia 37d50’.5N 23d42’.5E

On passage up or down the coast from Faliron to Nisi Fleves care is needed of numerous reefs and rock off the coast. Vrak Mermingia is a detached reef extending nearly 1M SW of AK Aixoni. The reef is difficult to identify by day until close to. It is marked with a small light (Fl.3s7m4M) which is not easily seen against the lights of Athens.

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OLYMPIC MARINA

 

Charge band 4.

Wi-fi. Internet access.

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LAVRION

 

New quay along W side. Detached breakwater reported under construction outside the entrance to the harbour.

Port Authority tel 22920 25249.

Lavrion has undergone something of a transformation over the last few years. Not long ago it was a scruffy ‘has-been’ port, with piles of slag and ore littering the coast, and long-delayed plans to develop the harbour. Spurred on by the prospect of being a base for several cruise ships during the 2004 Olympic games, the town and harbour underwent a make-over. Restaurants and café bars now line the waterfront and new docks replace the tatty quays and slag heaps of a few years ago. Behind the harbour, Lavrion ….

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PORTO RAFTI

 

there are numerous disused moorings on the bottom in the NW corner, and a trip-line is recommended.

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NEA EPIDHAVROS

 

WP 37d40’.74N 23d09’.14E WGS84

Go alongside the end of the stubby mole. Alternatively anchor and take a long line to the breakwater, ensuring your anchor is well in as the prevailing NE winds will be beam on here.

Water from the taverna on the beach. The taverna on the E side opens only in high season. Very limited provisions.

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VATHI (METHANA)

 

WP 37d35’.59N 23d20’.33E WGS84

Strong SW-W winds in the spring and autumn can make berths uncomfortable, and possibly untenable.

Authorities Harbourmaster. Charge band 2.

Tel Costas 22980 92785 or 6977 246 691.

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METHANA FERRY HARBOUR

 

WP 37d34’.75N 23d23’.57E WGS84

When the yacht harbour is full, or in the event of bad weather, yachts are permitted to berth at the ferry harbour. Go stern-to on the quay where shown, keeping clear of the ferry berths. The inside ferry berth is not frequently used, and yachts here may be asked to vacate it when necessary.

Good shelter from the prevailing wind on the S side of the ferry mole. Open S.

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AIGINA

 

Because of its proximity to Athens, Aigina is busy from Thursday right through the weekend and into Monday. Charter yachts stop off when heading to and from their bases near Athens, and Greek boats come out for the weekend from Athens.

Care is needed when mooring to ensure your anchor is holding, and you are well pulled off the quay, as the ferries entering the harbour cause considerable wash.

Anchorage Anchor off to the S of the harbour in 3-6m on mud, sand and weed, good holding in the sandy patches. Good shelter from the prevailing wind.

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AYIA MARINA

 

Alternatively there may be room to go stern or bows-to on the new jetty.

Shelter And the afternoon Bouka Doura SE wind blows straight in here.

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ANGISTRI

Angistri Yacht Harbour

 

Go stern or bows-to on the quay, where directed or where there is room. Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Good depths off the quay, shallowing gently to 2.5m in the centre of the harbour.

Note There are plans to build a sheltering breakwater for the new harbour, but no dates were available at the time of writing.

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POROS

Poros Yachting Centre

 

Email evikos@panafonet.gr

Anchorages

 

5. Navy Bay The prohibited area off the naval base has been reduced in recent years, and yachts are permitted to anchor in the bay. Depths are mostly 12-18m until quite close in. Care is needed of old moorings on the bottom.

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ERMIONI

 

The hammerhead end of the SE mole is complete. Yachts berth on either side of the mole.

Note Water charges here can be expensive. Agree a price before filling up.

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O. SKINDOS

 

It is deep until close to the shore. You could be anchoring in 10-15m.

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ARGOLIKOS KOLPOS

 

The prevailing summer wind here is the SE sea breeze or Bouka Doura. After a calm morning it gets up at around midday, and gains in strength through the afternoon, typically blowing 10-15 knots, before dropping again in the evening. Across the bottom of the gulf the Meltemi has more influence than up in the gulf. Yachts on passage from Athens down this way will have an easy downwind ride, but those heading back up are advised to wait until after lunch before heading from the Peloponnese to the Saronic. The afternoon Bouka Doura will fill in and either lessen the effect of strong Meltemi winds, or overpower moderate N winds, giving a broad reach back across the bottom of the gulf and up towards the Saronic.

NOTE

Ferry services to the Argolic Gulf and the Eastern Peloponnese were cut in 2005. Services up to and including Porto Kheli are unchanged, but beyond this, from Koiladhia to Monemvasia, services are virtually non-existent. Ferry quays remain marked on the plans, in case services are resumed in the future. As it stands these ferry berths are often available for additional berths to visiting yachts.

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SPEZIA NEW HARBOUR

 

This is a popular spot for semi-resident gin-palaces during the summer, and you will be lucky to find a berth. And if you do, as a friend put it, with the constant whirr and fumes of the neighbours’ generators it is akin to mooring in a truck park on the M1.

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LEONIDHION

 

WP 37d08’.66N 22d53’.66E WGS84

Yachts also raft up alongside or go stern or bows-to on the hydrofoil berth when it is not in use.

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KIPARISSI

 

WP 36d58’.89N 23d00’.55E WGS84

Go alongside or stern-to the end of the pier.

Shelter The bay is open to any groundswell which will work its way around into most parts. This will create a surge at berths on the quay, and can make it rolly for yachts at anchor. The best shelter is on the N quay, but this is also the least picturesque place in this pretty bay.

Note Care is needed of a fishing net laid adjoining the coast in the S approaches.

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MONEMVASIA

 

Yachts go stern or bows-to the pontoons where shown. The pontoons are in very poor condition; one has already been lost, while the others are creaking badly, with many of the joins fractured and mooring chains broken. These pontoons will not last much longer.

There are large boulders off the N mole and a trip line is recommended. With W winds yachts can also berth stern-to on the ferry ramp off the SE corner of the harbour. Depths are considerable off the quay, and you will need to have plenty of chain ready to veer. With any moderate winds there is a surge here and you will probably be better off anchoring in the bay on the S side of the causeway.

Water may be taken with the agreement of the fishermen. A small payment is usually appreciated.

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O.KOUTALA - SERIFOS

 

In the NW cove care must be taken of two large mooring chains running out from the beach. The shore end of both chains is mark by a pillar, and the S chain is also marked by a large rusty barrel on the beach. Local small craft are moored off the chains close to the beach.

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O.VATHI - SIFNOS

 

The bottom here is rock, weed and soft sandy mud, poor holding.

Water on the quay. The key is at the house next to the taverna on the W side of the church. A small charge is made.

The spring tap by the church is very slow running.

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USEFUL WAYPOINTS

 

Approaches to Ormos Milou

36d46’.01N 24d22’.14E WGS84

Mid-channel Steno Milou-Kimolou

36d46’.23N 24d31’.92E WGS84

0.6M S of N. Poliagos

36d43’.88N 24d38’.64E WGS84

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ADHAMAS - MILOS

 

WP Entrance to O. Milou 36d44’.42N 24d24’.14E WGS84

Data 50 berths. Max LOA c.50m. Depths 1-5m.

Berths Go stern or bows-to n the W side of the E pier or on the town quay. Care is needed of ballast close in to the quay at some berths. Berths on the E side of the yacht pier are reserved for fishing and trip boats. Further yacht berths are available on the W side of the ferry pier. It is not unusual for yachts to accumulate here, as people wait in hope of a break in the meltemi before heading back up to the Saronic. Most berths are subject to ferry wash, but in general it causes few problems provided you are pulled adequately off the quay, and your anchor is holding well. Laid moorings tailed to the quay along the pier have been reported, but were not in evidence in 2006.

General

 

Adhamas has been rejuvenated in recent years as a typical Cycladic port town, running largely to the rhythm of the ferry arrivals. Port police blow whistles to chivvy along the queuing cars; busy cafes play host to visitors before they leave or disperse throughout the island. The evening volta along the waterfront brings all ages out before choosing a place to eat, or perhaps just for a drink or ice-cream; the place is as popular with Greek tourists as any other.

The island’s long association with mining is described in an interesting museum to the NW of the towm.

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POLLONIA (Apollonia) - MILOS

 

In calm weather go alongside the E side of the pier. Min depths 2m. The end is used by ferry and trip boats.

 

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to the CA, especially Peggy & Michael Manton, also Denis Baudouin & s/y Big Bill, Kristian Martinsen, Julian Blatchley & s/y Dark Star, Anton Stanwix & s/y Anatina, and Richard Kouvaras. Clive Probert & s/y Sanyassa, Paul Donnerup & s/y New Dawn, Jim Whitston, Ian Bradbury, Maarten Simoons, Henk van de Weg, and Patrick Lorrain.

Also thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

May 2007.

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West Aegean April 2009

WEST AEGEAN 1st EDITION

SUPPLEMENT #3 APRIL 2009

 

Page 11

Charter Flights

Connections from Athens airport to the city and to the ferry ports has improved enormously with bus, metro and train services available from the airport. The AIA website has good information including tarifs for taxis, metro, trains and buses.

www.aia.gr

You can get to and from Spata in a number of ways:

Metro The new metro line 3 linking Spata with central Athens was completed in time for the Olympics in 2004. It is probably the quickest way to get into Athens from the airport. As ongoing line extension work continues it is closed periodically. Check on www.aia.gr for details.

Rail The suburban railway also links the airport with Athens, where it stops at the main rail station, giving access to Corinth and Piraeus.

 

Athens Metro

The metro has been comprehensively updated and extended, and runs all the way from the airport through central Athens to Piraeus. The new tram system runs from Syntagma square down to Faliro and on as far as Varkiza. All these improvements mean the centre of Athens is marginally less choked than in the past, but the Greeks embraced the motor car just as enthusiastically as any other western Europeans, and it takes some convincing to coax us from them. Taxis are everywhere and as long as the meter is running they are a good way for luggage-laden tourists to travel.

Metro/Tram Lines

Metro Line 1 – Piraeus – Faliro – Monastiraki – Kifissia

Metro Line 2 – Ay Antonios – Larissa – Syntagma – Akropolis - Ay Dimitrios

Metro Line 3 – Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (Spata) – Syntagma – Monastiraki

 

Tram Line A – Glyfadha – Edem – Syntagma

Tram Line B – Glyfadha – Edem – Faliro

 

Prices (for travel on bus/rail/metro/tram)

E1.00 for a 1½ hour pass

E3.00 for a 24 hour pass

E10.00 for a week pass

 

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Corinth Canal

Dues up from July 2008. Check your dues on the website www.corinthcanal.gr

 

Page 36

Zea Marina

Probably the best bet for a visitors' berth around Athens.

 

Page 88

Navy Bay 

The prohibited area off the naval base has been reduced in recent years, and yachts are permitted to anchor in the bay. Depths are mostly 12-18m until quite close in. Care is needed of old moorings on the bottom and a trip line might be a good idea.

 

Page 97

Idhras

The combination of sudden strong northerlies, the surge, uncertain holding in places, and yachts rafted two or three deep has damaged yachts, sometimes seriously.

 

Page 100

Vlikhos 

WP37d20’.3N 23d26’.4E

Anchor off the hamlet, keeping clear of Vrak Vlikhos. Taverna ashore.

Ormos Palamidhas 

WP 37d20’.0N 23d25’.7E

A small bay opposite Vrak Palamidhas.

Bisti

WP 37d17’.8N 23d22’.0E

Under Ak Bisti there is a bay that can be used though it is quite deep for anchoring.

 

Page 102

O.Skindos

Around most of the bay it is deep until close to the shore. You could be anchoring in 10-15m. The best place to be is tucked into the NE corner, where depths are more suited to anchoring free.

 

Page 121

O.Karathonas

The islet and breakwater in the southern entrance are conspicuous, and there are least depths of 5m in the fairway between them. Anchor off the beach, outside the buoyed swimming area and clear of the watersports buoyed access channel in 5-8m. All around the bay the bottom slopes up gently towards the beach. The bottom is sand and mud with patches of weed, good holding. For the best shelter from the prevailing wind tuck into the south of the bay, and if you can get behind and take a longline to the breakwater the shelter is excellent.

 

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Sambateki

A new harbour has been built under the natural hook of the cape with the same name, just under 3NM north of Leonidhion.

Pilotage

Approach

From the N the harbour will not be seen until you come around Ak Sambateki. From the S  the cape and the harbour are easy to identify.

Mooring

Berth stern or bows-to near the end of the new quay where there are depths of 2-4m. Further along the quay depths close in to the quay are less than 1m and you will need to go bows-to, although some berths are taken by local craft. Good shelter from the prevailing winds, and better shelter from southerlies than you’ll find at Leonidhion.

Facilities

Services No services on the quay, but water is available at the taverna.

Provisions A mini-market is due to open.

Eating out A couple of tavernas on the beach.

 

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Monemvasia marina

The gradual decline of this ‘marina’ was arrested last year, and is now a much easier and safer proposition for visiting yachts. The breakwater has been extended, the decrepit pontoons have been removed, and a new concrete jetty has been completed to enclose the N side, with new quays all round. Yachts berth stern or bows-to inside the harbour on the N or S quays. Good shelter in here, although there is still a bit of surge with strong N-NE winds. Work is continuing, possibly to develop the phase two project as shown in the plan.

 

Page 151

O.Kavos (Kea)

Manos restaurant is now called St George Restaurant.

 

Page 156

Merikha (Kithnos)

Water and electricity on the quay.

 

Page 160

O.Ay Stefanos

There is an uncharted wreck reported lying in the NE corner of Ormos Ay Stefanos in 5-6m, with just 1.5-2m over.

O.Ay Ioannis, Kithnos

E cove depths more than shown on plan. 14M in entrance and 11m further in.

 

Page 165

O.Koutala

In the NW cove care must be taken of two large mooring chains running out from the beach. The shore end of both chains is mark by a pillar, and the S chain is also marked by a large rusty barrel on the beach. Local small craft are moored off the chains close to the beach.

 

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Plati Yialos, Sifnos

You may be able to find a space to go stern or bows-to on the new quayed breakwater in the NE corner. Permanent moorings near the entrance to the harbour.

O.Faros

Rock awash off  W point of Ak Stavros.

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information. We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially the RCC and CA.  Thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

Also Richard Kouvaras, Julian Blatchley, Anton Stanwix, John & Sue Hooper s/y Samphire II, Paul Donnerup s/y New Dawn, Konstantin Panitsas, Peter Rhode, Kevan Lambourne, Clive Loughlin, Alkis Goulandris m/y Blue Chip, Gerard Mennetrier, and John Golding.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

EAST AEGEAN 1ST ED. SUPPLEMENT #1 APRIL 2009

 

EAST AEGEAN 1st EDITION

Supplement #1 April 2009

 

Page 23

Mobile phones update

Turkish Authorities are clamping down on illegal/stolen mobile phones. You must register your mobile phone’s IMEI number with customs officials when you enter Turkey. You are advised to carry proof of ownership. Failure to register it will mean your phone may cease to work after a few days. This new directive seems to be rather cumbersome, as all holiday makers who wish to use their mobiles whilst on holiday must do this – it is likely to cause huge hold-ups at airports, and it is possible this directive might not last long in this form.

 

Page 25

Turkish Transit Logs

From April 2009 all Transit Logs will be issued digitally, and vessels will receive a printout.

It is not clear how this will affect check-in procedures or costs.

 

Page 34

Windfinder

www.windfinder.com

Graphic wind forecasts for the Aegean and Med coasts of Turkey.

 

Page 40

Skala Patmos

Water from tanker reported brackish. Check before filling tanks.

 

Page 45

Port Augusta (Arki)

The new quay on the E side is reserved for ferries.

 

Page 46

N.Marathos

Three tavernas with mooring buoys for visitors.

 

Page 47

Ay Yeoryios (Agathonisi)

Coastguard berths on N end of W quay. Ferry berths on S end of W quay. Yachts berth in centre of W quay, and on the N quay. There is also room to anchor with a long line ashore in the N of the bay.

If anchoring in the N bay on the W side of the inlet, care needed of a sunken fishing boat hull.

 

Page 51

Lipso

Water and electricity on the quay.

 

Page 52

Lera Lipso

Four mooring buoys off the (noisy) taverna in the central bay.

 

Page 55

Lakki Marina

VHF Ch 11, 72. 40 berths. Max LOA 35m. Charge band 2. Wi-fi. Fuel by tanker. Laundry. Cafe.

New pontoon due to be operational 2009 will increase berths to 110.

New 400-ton travel-lift at the boatyard in Partheni.

 

Page 55

Leros Marina (Evros boatyard)

Breakwater now complete. Laid moorings at all berths. Pontoons to be installed soon. Water and electricity. (Water brackish). Fuel dock planned.

 

Page 61

Pandeli

If the harbour is full anchor and take a long line to a ring in the rocks just outside the harbour. No restriction reported here during August. Otherwise go alongside the breakwater and/or raft up to other yachts (October).

 

Page 62

Xerokambos

Breakwater has been extended. Good holding in 5m clear of moorings, or pick up a buoy from the taverna.

 

Page 67

Kalimnos

Quay between Kalimna Yachting and Port Police for visitors. Water and electricity.

 

Page 72

Emborios (Kalimnos)

Care needed as moorings are of different lengths/spaces. You may be very close to your neighbour if the wind changes.

 

Page 75

O. Pserimos

An old mooring chain crosses the harbour. Use a trip line. The bottom is sand and rock, indifferent holding in places.

Ak Roussa

Lunch stop anchorage on W side of headland. Anchor off the beach in 5m on sand, good holding. 0.5 knot current (anti-clockwise) reported in the bay.

 

Page 76

O. Vathi

The large bay on the E side of N.Pserimos.

 

Page 84

Kos Marina

Port police not always on site. Charge band 4.

New AB supermarket close to marina (take 1st left off road into town).

 

Page 85

Kardamena

Max depths just 2.2m.

 

Page 94

Palon (Nisiros)

The W breakwater has been extended in an arc such that the entrance to the harbour is now from the E. Harbour dredged to 3. New quays on S and E side.

 

Page 97

Livadhi (Tilos)

Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Water and electricity on the quay. Wi-fi at Cafe Remezzo.

 

Page 101

Simi

Harbourmaster office now on SE side between ferry berths and fuel dock. Yachts reported to be using the SE quay.

 

Page 131

Fuel deliveries in Turkey

Delivery of diesel fuel by tanker or mini-tanker is now prohibited along parts of the Turkish coast. It appears to be in order to prevent pollution from spills in environmentally sensitive areas, or in areas where clean-up facilities are not available. Therefore it is advisable to top up with diesel at dedicated fuel stations such as those in marinas, and not rely on obtaining fuel from remoter places where it is delivered by tanker or mini-tanker.

 

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Didim Marina

A new marina on the northern shores of the Gulf of Gulluk.

Pilotage

VHF Ch 72, 16. From the S, the buildings of Altinkum around the shores of the bay are unmissable. From the N the town will not be seen, but the new marina is easy to identify on the headland 4M E of Tekebag Burnu, and 1M SW of the gulet quay at Altinkum.

Mooring

Berths Contact the marina on VHF and a marina RIB will meet you and help you to moor. This new marina looks to provide good all-round shelter. Charge band 4.

D-Marin Didim

tel 0256 813 7526

Email dmarindidim@dogusgrubu.com.tr

www.dogusmarina.com.tr/didim

Facilities

Services Water and electricity. Wi-fi. Waste water pump-outs. Showers and toilets.

Fuel On the quay at the head of the N breakwater.

Eating out Bars, cafes, restaurants in the marina.

Provisions Supermarket in the marina.

Other ATM. Taxis. Car hire.

General

As part of the Dogus Group, Didim Marina is likely to provide a similar level of service as found at Turgutreis Marina. The marina is due to open in April 2009, with 15% discount in prices for the rest of 2009.

 

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Kazikli Iskelesi

Mussel farms reported to have been removed. Restaurant jetty looking rickety.

 

Page 144

Asin Limani

The sunken breakwater is marked with seven red buoys along it. Reasonable shopping for provisions including fresh fish.

 

Page 160

Gumusluk

Close north of the jetty there are also mooring buoys available for visitors. Space between the buoys is limited and it is best to tie back to the shore to avoid swinging into your neighbour.

 

Page 166

Aspat Koyu

Jetty and watersports base in N cove restricts anchoring room. 

 

Page 170

Bodrum Marina

A new T-pontoon on the E side of the harbour is used exclusively by gulets.

Marina charge band 4.

 

Page 182

Gokova Specially Protected Area

A local yachtsman, Sadun Boro, has successfully campaigned to have the area from Oren to Knidos established as a nature reserve. Sadun, a celebrity in Turkey since he became the first Turkish national to sail around the world, hopes to restrict hotel development in order to keep this remote area in its present natural state – a sentiment I cannot help but share, having spent many pleasant days pottering in and out of the bays and coves along this coast. Unfortunately, the government decided to site a low-grade coal-burning power station near Ören, and this caused much anger in Bodrum over the ecological damage it will do. The anger of the locals even caused the government to delay the start-up date for the power station. As mentioned above, part of the gulf is now designated Specially Environment Protection Areas (SEPA) under the Turkish Government’s EPASA (Environmental Protection Agency for Special Areas) programme to promote Integrated Coastal and Marina Management (ICMM). Hopefully this project will do more than develop   complex acronyms and make a real difference to protecting the coastal environment. For more

information see www.smap.eu or www.sadafag.org

 

Badem the Mediterranean Monk Seal

In December 2006 a badly dehydrated and abandoned monk seal pup was rescued from a beach near Didim, and taken to the Monk Seal Rehabilitation Centre near Foca. After several months’ care “Badem” – meaning almond in Turkish - was deemed ready for re-release back into the wild in the spring of 2007. A suitable site in the gulf of Gokova was selected, and Badem was transported down from Foca, her care and expenses paid for by a local businessman. As sometimes happens with seals following rehabilitation, Badem has found it difficult to disassociate with humans, and was seen in several places around the gulf playing on the beaches and around small boats, even climbing into the cockpits of charter boats, much to the amusement of tourists. It was clear that Badem needed a few more lessons in how to be a wild Monk Seal, and so a further period of rehabilitiation ensued. During this time the rescue centre also mounted a campaign of awareness for the local community and tourists, to inform them of the best way to discourage Badem’s interaction with humans, that she might make a complete return to her natural state. Look out for Badem next time you are sailing around the gulf, and out towards Datca, and enjoy the fact that you are watching one of the world’s most endangered species frolicking around you, but please follow the advice of the experts, and do not encourage direct interaction with her – it may just make the difference between her, and others like Badem, survival or extinction. And besides, she bites! For more information on Badem see www.sadafag.org or www.monachus-guardian.org

 

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Sehir Adalari

Reported prohibited to visit Cleopatra's beach.

Restaurant closed (2008).

It is prohibited to go ashore after the warden leaves. If yachtsmen persist it is quite possible that overnight anchoring here will be prohibited.

 

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Amazon Creek

Call ‘Amazon’ on VHF Ch77 and you will be picked up by jeep and taken to the Amazon Club restaurant.

 

Page 202

Knidos

Most yachts berth alongside the extended T-pier, rafting up when necessary. Depths less than 2m past the last electricity box. Water and electricity (after 2000). No laid moorings.

 

Page 219

Selimiye

New pontoon on the end of the headland off W side of the village. Yachts can go stern or bows-to with laid moorings tailed to the quay. Yachts can also berth on the new boardwalk inside the new pontoon which has been built out over the ballast off the quay. Depths are sufficient to go stern-to although if using the innermost berths care is needed of some remaining ballast and going bows-to would be better. Some laid moorings. Water and electricity at most berths.

The Aurora restaurant has a jetty where yachts berth stern-to with depths of 2-3m off the end. Water and electricity. Fresh bread in the mornings.

Internet café in the village.

 

Page 226

Sogut Limani (Bozburun)

Octopus Restaurant jetty has water, electricity, showers, Wi-fi, laundry. Berthing can be tricky with afternoon breeze blowing beam on.

 

Page 228

Marmaris Netsel Marina

www.seturmarinas.com

www.netselmarina.com

email netsel@netselmarina.com

Marmaris Yacht Marine

The layout has changed – pontoon B is now joined to the end of A, with a new basin and pontoons between A and C.

 

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Kapi Creek

Pontoon in place to increase berths (2008).

 

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Gocek

Note The new tunnel from Dalaman was completed in 2006. It is now just 15 minutes to Dalaman International airport from Gocek, with much improved roads (Toll 2.50YTL for cars).

VILLAGE MARINA

Pilotage

This new marina lies at the head of the bay between Skopea Marina and Port Gocek technical services yard. The T-pontoon is easily seen once into the bay.

Mooring

Berths Where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoon.

Shelter as at Skopea Marina. Charge band 3.

Village Marina tel 0252 645 2229

Facilities

Services Water and electricity (220V) at all berths. Toilets and showers planned.

General

This new marina is already open, but work continues ashore developing the usual marina and boatyard facilites.

NOTE A new superyacht marina close to Club Marina in the approaches to Gocek is also under construction. No further details were available at the time of writing, although the plan has been mooted for some time and completion dates in 2008-09 have been given for some of the work.

 

Page 275

Karacaoren

The rocks are now marked with three cardinal beacons, with the S cardinal lit Q(6)+LFl.15s.

 

Page 279

Ince Burun to Ada Burnu

On passage from or past Kalkan towards Kas there are a number of islets and shoals which on the chart can look tricky to navigate, but with a little care on a daytime passage it is easy to sort out what is where. Below are some which are not so easy to pick out.

1.      Jura Shoal. Least depth over it of 4.6m. Lies ¼ of a mile SSW of Ince Burun (north side of shoal in position 36d13’.10N 29d24’.49E WGS84). It is easily seen in calm weather.

2.      Siren Rock An uncharted underwater rock pillar with least depth over it of 4.8m. Lying in position 36d12’.30N 29d27’.31E WGS84 (approx 200m E of Saribelen Adasi and marked on some charts as 48m depth). Care is needed if passing N of Heybeli Adasi. There are least depths of 35m in the fairway between Saribelen Adasi and Heybeli Adasi.

3.      Underwater rock with least depths over it of 3m, in position 36d11’.62N 29d28’.79E WGS84 (to the north of N. AY Yeoryios). It is now marked by a S cardinal buoy YB (lit Q(6)+L.Fl15s). A bearing of 085d or less on Gurmenli Adasi leads clear to seaward of it.

 

 

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Kas Bucak Marina

Work has re-started on this unfinished marina. The work is linked to the construction of a new coast  road, which will allow more room for shore-side infrastructure. The completion of the marina is planned for 2010, although we are told that some laid moorings have already been installed, and progress installing pontoons will continue through 2009.

Kas Harbour

Work in progress (Spring 2009) extending the quay along the breakwater to increase the number of berths available.

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information.

 

We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially all at the CA and RCC, including Dick & Janice Taverne, C. Garner, Chris Kropacsy, C. Haire, PJ Bartlett, Nick Thomas, M. Solano, R. Young, Jan Ledochowski, John Iles, Richard Cresswell, Peter Rhode, Chris & Anne Kropacsy, Tony Cross, Birgitta Wakely, Brian Atherton, and Mike Nixon.

Also thanks to John Marsh, Theo Spoor, Konstantin Panitsas, Jean-Marc Aumaitre, and Giles Youngs s/y Amari.

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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MEDITERRANEAN FRANCE & CORSICA

3rd EDITION SUPPLEMENT MAY 2007

 

Introduction

 

Page 1

Franchise berths

 

In some marinas a franchise scheme operates, where a yacht can berth on the quai d’accueil for a limited period during the middle of the day in order to go ashore to provision, make enquiries or maybe for a bite to eat. It may be possible to fill up with water at the same time. Franchise periods vary from place to place, but is typically two hours, and is usually free of charge. At a handful of marinas a small payment may be requested. If you overstay the period you will be charged the full cost of a berth.

Page 7

Most modern GPS sets are able to use both EGNOS and WAAS and will default to either when they are available.

Page 19

MARINE RESERVES

 

A number of marine reserves have been established around the Mediterranean coat of France, and Corsica. These reserves are intended to protect the natural biodiversity in areas of special interst, and to encourage the widening of knowledge of these sensitive ecosystems. They protect geological and biological environments, fish, birds and mammals as well as vegetation both on land and underwater.

Marine reserves have been established in the following areas. As a general rule most reserves are marked with cardinal buoys, and navigation and fishing is restricted. More information is available on the website www.airesmarines.org

Reserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbere-Banyuls (Buoyed restricted areas)

Cap d’Agde (Buoyed restricted areas)

Parc Naturel Region de Camargue (No restrictions)

Parc de La Cote Bleu (Buoyed restricted areas)

Calanques de Marselle (Limited restrictions)

Parc National de Port Cros (Prohibited areas marked on plan)

Reserve Naturelle de Scandola (No overnight anchoring)

Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio (Prohibited areas marked on plan)

Cetacean Sanctuary between Liguria, Corsica & Sardinia (No restrictions)

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VHF Weather

 

Pic de Neolos VHF Ch79 0703, 1233, 1903

Agde VHF Ch79 0715, 1245, 1915

Le Planier VHF Ch80 0733, 1303, 1933

Mt Coudon VHF ch80 0745, 1315, 1945

Pic de l’Ours VHF Ch80 0746, 1316, 1946

Monaco

 

Forecast for NW Mediterranean in French and English.

E Cabrera, Baleares, Minorque, Lion, Provence, Sardaigne, Ligure, Corse, Elbe, Maddalena.

VHF Ch 20/22 0930 1403 1930

Gale warnings H+03

Note All broadcasts are preceeded by a call on Ch16.

Also VHF Ch24 – Corsica, Ch25 St Raphael- Port Camargue

MF/HF Weather

CROSS La Garde

 

Forecast for NW Med (as above) in French and English.

1696kHz, 2677kHz 0650 1433 1850

Gale warnings on receipt then every 4 hours at H+03 (1h, 5h, 9h, 13h, 17h, 21h)

Note All MF broadcasts are preceeded by a call on 2182kHz

Monaco Radio

 

Forecast for W Med (all areas) in French and English.

4363kHz, 8728kHz 0930 1430 1930

Forecast for E Med (all areas) in French and English

4363kHz, 8728kHz, 13146kHz 1030UT

Broadcast Radio

Sud Radio 819kHz, 102.5MHz, VHF Ch09

Canet,,Leucate, Golfe du Lion, Provence, Sud Gascoigne.

Radio Andorra 702kHz (May – Sept) 0845 1250 1905

Aude – Roussillon.

Weather by phone

 

Dial 0892 68 32 50 or 3250

The short code is only available in France. Costs E0.34/min (additional costs may be incurred if calling from a mobile phone or from outside France.

On connection, press 9 for a 5-day forecast, or code 332 for coastal forecasts (up to 20M offshore), or 333 for offshore forecasts (up to 200M offshore).

Alternatively dial 0892 68 08 77 for direct access to the offshore forecast, or dial 0892 68 08 XX where XX is the number of the department require, for a coastal forecast.

For further details of French marine weather forecasts including schedules and frequencies see www.meteo.fr/marine/

RTTY

 

It is possible to receive text forecasts using Radio Teletype (RTTY) using either a dedicated receiver (such as the NASA Weatherman or NASA HF3), or an SSB radio linked to a laptop with suitable software. RTTY forecasts for the Mediterranean are available from Hamburg and include a five day outlook which can be a useful alternative to obtaining web forecasts.

For jargon-free details see Frank Singleton’s website www.franksingleton.clara.net

Weather on the Internet

Jcomm GMDSS by Meteo France

 

//weather.gmdss.com

Official text of Maritime Safety Information. Select METAREA III

Page 29

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 

1616 Coastguard (CROSS) (also 0561 49 33 33)

112 Pan-European Emergency Number

15 Medical (SAMU)

17 Police (Gendarmerie)

18 Fire (Sapeurs Pompiers)

 

Chapter I. The Inland Waterways

 

Page 32

VNF Charges 2007

Annee (1) 116.20 233.50 377.20 467.10

Saison (2) 104.60 210.10 301.70 373.60

Loisir 30 j (3) 61.20 90.80 120.40 151.70

Vacances (4) 36.20 53.80 71.30 90.00

Journee (5) 17.50 26.40 35.10 43.90

  1. One year unlimited use
  2. 4 months from a given date
  3. 30 days from a given date
  4. 16 days from a given date (ie if taken on Saturday it allows three consecutive weekends)
  5. One day only (0000-2359 hrs)

See the VNF website for details of rates, contacts, chomages and general information www.vnf.fr

VNF Centres

 

Narbonne 9 bis, Quai d’Alsace, Ecluse de Gua 11100

Tel (04) 68 42 23 27

Frontignan Pointe Caramus 34100

Tel (04) 67 46 65 80

Page 33

Lock Opening times

Canal du Midi

 

0900-1230/1330-1900 from 2nd May to 30th September

Rhone

 

0500-2100

Canal Rhone a Sete

 

0700-1900 Closed 14th July

Page 41

Note All vessels must pass through Agde round lock. There is no access through R. Herault under the railway bridge as it is obstructed by the Moulin weir. The W lock in the round lock and the bridge at the S end of the link canal to R.Herault are omitted in the plan.

Page 47

A new branch canal has been completed linking Frontignan km92 to Sete harbour.

Page 48

Frontignan bridge opens at 0730, 1330, 1600 (Mon-Fri)

Moorings on the left bank are for commercial vessels only. The quay along the right bank is shallow close in. It is very noisy here with mainline trains running through the night.

Km90 Sete branch canal branches off to the SW. There is a byte at the junction where there may be enough room to anchor, but yachts must not impede the fairway in any direction as commercial barges use both branches.

Page 51

Km53 Western branch canal There is an alternating one-way system in operation.

NW passage 0900-1200/1600-1900

SE passage 0500-0800/1300-1500

Depths reported just 1.6m.

Page 55

Note It is compulsory to wear lifejackets at all Rhone locks.

Page 57 Arles

It is reported to have limited space on rickety pontoons.

Page 60

Rhone side lock opens & closes before the lifting bridge operates.

From Rhone side call VHF Ch 12.

Tel (04) 42 86 92 74

Opening times A B C

 

Rhone ecluse opens 0530 0845 1145 1400 1615 1800 1915

closes 0545 0900 1200 1415 1630 1815 1930

Lifting bridge opens 0600 0915 1220 1430 1645 1830 1945

Closes 0610 0925 1230 1440 1655 1840 1955

Notes A Not Sat,Sun or hols.

B 1st Oct – 14th June

` C 15th June – 30th Sept

 

CHAPTER II. LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON

 

Page 64

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in the next charge band. ie Banyuls-sur-Mer is charge band 4.

Page 65

Cerbere

 

Anchor clear of the swimming area. Smaller yachts (max 10m) may find a berth on one of the pontoons.

Harbourmaster tel (04) 86 88 47 71 (09-12/16-19 summer only).

Banyuls

 

WP 42d28’.89N 03d08’.07E WGS84

Port de Plaisance www.banyulssurmer.com email port.banyuls@banyuls-sur-mer.com

Page 67

Port Vendres

 

WP 42d31’.39N 03d07’.03E WGS84

Signal lights

Day & night: 3.F.R.(vert) = Entry prohibited

3.Oc.6s.(vert) = Vessel manoeuvring (VHF Ch12)

Lights off = Entry unrestricted

Email port-vendres.plaisance@perpigngn.cci.fr

Page 69

Collioure

 

WP 42d31’.66N 03d04’.32E WGS84

Page 70

Argeles-sur-Mer

 

WP 42d32’.57N 03d03’.26E WGS84

Email saga@saga.scet.fr

Page 71

St-Cyprien-Plage

 

WP 42d37’.23N 03d02’.47E WGS84

Email contact@port-st-cyprien.com

Canet-en-Roussillon

 

Major new development of a new basin on Le Gouffre.

Port de plaisance tel 04 68 86 72 73 Fax 04 68 86 72 72

Email capitainerie@ot-canet.fr www.scerem.fr

Page 79

Leucate

 

Email capitainerie@port-leucate.fr

Page 80

Port La Nouvelle

 

Tel 04 68 48 01 56 fax 04 68 48 15 50

Page 83

Gruissan Neuf

 

WP 43d06’.49N 03d06’.18E WGS84

Email port.gruissan@wanadoo.fr

Page 86

Valras Plage

 

Email portvalrasplage@wanadoo.fr

Page 88

Grau d’Agde

 

WP 43d16’.78N 03d26’.64E WGS84

Page 91

Cap d’Agde

 

WP 43d16’.08N 03d30’.37E WGS84 (marina entrance)

Email contact@port-capdagde.com www.port-capdagde.com

Page 92

Marseillan Plage

 

Harbour extension works in progress.

The harbour is dredged to 2.5m, but depths may be reduced due to silting.

Tel 0612 20 35 45 fax 04 67 31 70 18

Port des Quilles

 

WP 43d23’.5N 03d39’.9E

A small and shallow harbour lying at the NE end of the long beach running NE from Marseillan Plage, ending under the shadow of Mont St Clair. The harbour is full of small local craft and yachts should continue on to Sete.

Page 93

Sete

 

Email portstclair@clu-internet.fr

Note The new branch canal joins the Mediterranean at a small fishing port between Sete and Frontignan. A new breakwater has been completed which joins the E breakwater at Sete to the fishing harbour. There is now a passage between the E breakwater and the quay at the (old) root.

Page 96

Frontignan

 

WP 43d25’.81N 03d46’.65E WGS84

Email capitainerie@ville-frontignan.fr

Page 98

Palavas-les-Flots

 

WP 41d31’.45N 03d56’.16E WGS84

Page 99

Carnon Plage

 

Email port.carnon@wanadoo.fr

Page 101

La Grande Motte

 

Email capitainerie@lagrandemotte.fr www.ot-lagrandemotte.fr/port

Page 103

Grau du Roi

 

HM (bridges) tel 04 66 51 91 86

Page 104

Port Camargue

 

WP 43d31’.25N 04d07’.36E WGS84

Tel 0825 888 868 email capitainerie@portcamargue.com www.portcamargue.com

 

Chapter III. Provence

 

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in the next charge band.

Page 109

Port Gardian A S cardinal buoy off the E side of the mouth of the Petit Rhone, 1M W of the harbour entrance.

La Gacholle lighthouse A white tower with black top with a white building net to it in the corner of the Golfe de Stes-Maries.

Page 110

Port Gardian

 

WP 43d26’.76N 04d25’.41E WGS84

The recommended approach is to give the Port Gardian buoy and Pointe de Beadouc a good offing and to approach the harbour on a course due N towards the prominent church in the town.

Anchorage In calm weather a yacht can anchor off in the Golfe de Stes-Maries. There are depths suitable for anchoring right up to 3/4M out. Good holding on mud and sand.

Page 115

Port Napoleon

 

WP 43d23’.15N 04d52’.40E WGS84 (entrance to buoyed channel)

2000 dry berths. 50 visitors berths.

This is a huge, well-run dry storage facility, with enough pontoon space to accommodate those coming and going from the yard. Yachts are stored on purpose-built cradles, which can be moved on hydraulic trailers so the yacht does not need re-chocking each time. Owners may stay on board, or in mini apartments, with smart shower, toilet and laundry facilities and a bustling restaurant on site. Staff are helpful and speak various languages including English, Spanish, German and Italian. On site independent contractors can undertake all repairs, while owners are free to do their own work. There are special areas for washing off, sanding and anti-fouling, and painting and varnishing, with anti-pollution measures to protect the environment. It has become a popular place to arrange mast stepping and mast transport to northern Europe, or to re-step the mast after leaving the French canals, and is also busy with new yachts which are brought here to be commissioned before launch. Development ashore is ongoing, with the new office, restaurant and shower block being completed, a children’s play area under construction, and further dry storage areas for yachts already ear-marked should it be needed. Increasingly yacht owners are using Port Napoleon as a base to keep the boat on an annual basis, putting it in the water for two or three cruises each year. Even with the costs of launching and hauling, this is still an economical way to keep a yacht in Mediterranean France.

The flat-lands of the Rhone delta on this side of the Golfe de Fos can seem a bit bleak to some, and it’s true that the Mistral can fairly whistle down through here, but with good connections to Marignane airport, and the town of Port St-Louis du Rhone a 2.5km (level) bicycle ride away, Port Napoleon makes a secure and convenient base.

Navy Service – Port a Sec

 

A large dry storage yard on the S side of the Canal St Louis, 2.5km from the town of Port St Louis.

Data 23 visitors berths. Max LOA 26m. Depths 6-8m. 1200 dry berths. Indoor storage.

NAVY-Service, Avenue de la 1ère D.F.L. 13230 Port -Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Tel (04) 42 11 00 55 Fax (04) 42 48 45 06 (Mon - Sat 0800-1200/1330-1730)

Email navyservice@voila.fr www.navyservice.com

Facilities WC and showers. Laundry. 50-ton travel-lift (max 25x6m). Multihull hydraulic trailer. Mobile crane. Most repairs. Phone & fax services. Snack bar.

General

 

Another large dry storage facility on the Golfe de Fos. As well as winter storage, they provide a mast-stepping service (max 40m), and on-site contractors can undertake most repairs.

Page 115

Ecluse de Port St-Louis-du-Rhone

Note

  1. Rhone side lock opens & closes before the lifting bridge operates.
  2. Lifejackets must be worn at all Rhone locks.

From Rhone side call VHF Ch 12.

Tel 0442 86 02 04

Opening times A B C

 

Rhone ecluse opens 0530 0845 1145 1400 1615 1800 1915

closes 0545 0900 1200 1415 1630 1815 1930

Lifting bridge opens 0600 0915 1220 1430 1645 1830 1945

Closes 0610 0925 1230 1440 1655 1840 1955

Notes A Not Sat,Sun or hols.

B 1st Oct – 14th June

` C 15th June – 30th Sept

Page 116

St-Gervais

 

Email port-st-gervais@mairie-fos-sur-mer.fr

Page 117

Canal de Caronte

VHF Ch 12 (To request access call "Fos Port Control")

Page 118

Martigues

 

SEMOVIM, Le bateau blanc, Bat D, 13500 Martigues

Tel 0442 41 39 39 Fax 0442 41 39 30

Port Maritima

Email port.maritima@semovim-martigues.com

Page 123

Port de Carro

 

There used to be a large yard here with facilities for yachts, but it appears that the harbour is now run by the same company as the Port Maritima in the Canal de Caronte, Martigues, where the yard facilities are now based.

Cap Couronne Marine Reserve BOX, GREEN TEXT

 

A small marine reserve lies off Cap Couronne, extending E to the W edge of Port de ST Croix. The reserve is marked with yellow buoys. Anchoring, trawling and diving is prohibited.

Sausset-les-Pins

 

WP 43d19’.74N 05d06’.53E WGS84

Works in progress extending and repairing the W breakwater. The end of the work is marked by a red buoy.

It is recommended to book berths a fortnight in advance during high season.

Page 124

Cap de Nantes Marine Reserve BOX, GREEN TEXT

 

A small marine reserve extending SE from the entrance to Carry-Le-Rouet to the W side of Port du Rouet. The reserve is marked by yellow buoys. Anchoring, trawling and diving is prohibited.

Page 125

Port du Rouet

WP 43d19’.9N 05d10’.5E

Page 126

Ilot de Planier

 

Close E of the islet is another dangerous rock ‘Le Souquet’ which is unmarked. An above water wreck lies on the N side of the islet.

Page 127

Port de la Lave (Port Ouest Marseille)

 

150 berths. Max LOA 30m.

HM tel 04 91 46 53 40

Page 128

Ports de l’Estaque

 

Yachts must use Passe de l’Estaque.

Email snemvoile@wanadoo.fr www.snemvoile.com

Page 129

Marseille Vieux Port

 

Works in the avant-port Joliette as part of regeneration plan. No yacht berths planned.

The capitainerie also has a small number of visitors berths.

CNL now Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacidon (CNTL)

Tel 04 91 59 82 00 fax 04 91 59 82 09

Email cntl@wanadoo.fr

Page 132

Iles du Frioul

 

The islands are a ‘Parc Maritime’ which limits land activities (camping, fires, dogs etc), prohibits jet-skis within 300m, and the usual 5 knot speed limit within 300m of the coast.

Port du Frioul

New visitors pontoon on S side of the harbour.

Page 142

Port Miou

 

Craft over 500GRT are prohibited.

Mooring buoys have been laid in the outer part of the calanque, and anchoring is prohibited except in marked areas.

Charge band 4 (pontoon), 2 (moorings).

Club Nautique Port Miou tel 04 42 03 94 67

Page 145

Cassis

 

Charge band 4/5.

HM tel 04 42 01 96 24

Email port@cassis.fr

Page 146

La Ciotat

Port-Vieux

 

WP 43d10’.35N 05d36’.68E WGS84

Data 700 berths. 40 visitors berths. Max LOA 15/80m. Depths 5-7m.

Berth Go on the reception quay and report to the capitainerie for a berth. There are laid moorings tailed to the quay at most berths. Large yachts should call ahead to arrange a berth.

Shelter Good all-round shelter.

Authorities Customs. Harbourmaster. Charge band 3. (Franchise 2hours)

SEMIDEP-CIOTAT 04 42 83 80 20 Fax 04 42 83 80 24

Email capitainerie@semidep.com www.semidep.com

The old shipyard is being re-developed as a specialist yacht repair facility, including super-yacht dry docks and boat-lifts. All repairs and specialist services are available. Monaco Marine has a base on the outer quay with 2000-ton lifting dock, 600-ton gantry crane, 360m dry dock, 16/250-ton cranes, and 80m paint shed.

Monaco Marine tel (04) 42 36 12 12 Fax (04) 42 83 51 74 Email mmlaciotat@monacomarine.com www.monacomarine.com

 

Chapter IV. The Cote d’Azur

 

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in the next charge band.

Page 156

Bandol

 

WP 43d08’.04N 05d45’.47E WGS84

Email port-bandol@wanadoo.fr

Page 157

Sanary-sur-Mer

 

WP 43d06’.88N 05d48’.04E WGS84

Email port.sanary83@wanadoo.fr

Page 158

Port de La Coudouliere

 

HM tel 04 94 34 80 34

Page 161

St-Pierre des Embiez

 

Email capitainerie@les-embiez.com

Page 164

St-Mandrier

 

WP 43d04’.83N 05d55’.49E WGS84

Port Pin-Rolland

 

WP 43d04’.83N 05d54’.58E WGS84

International Marine Services (IMS)

Tel 04 94 30 54 94 fax 04 94 30 52 08

Email info@i-m-s.fr

Page165

Marepolis

 

WP 43d06’.35N 05d53’.77E WGS84

A yacht storage area and harbour in the approaches to La Seyne.

The Marepolis development is intended to provide berths for cruise ships and superyachts on the S side of the Petite Rade. On shore are several boatyards dedicated to hauling and repairs for all yachts.

In the future it is possible that more yacht berths will be developed here.

Port de La Seyne

The lifting bridge is now permanently up.

The quay to the E of the basin has been developed, and it is possible that more yacht berths may be provided here in the future.

Page 167

Toulon Darse Vieille

 

43d07’.05N 05d55’.76E WGS84

The concrete pontoons are being replaced, and the layout may change.

Page 169

Port de Carqueiranne

 

WP 43d05’.17N 06d04’.75E WGS84

Tel 04 94 58 56 25

Page 172

Port de Porquerolles

 

The concrete pontoons are being replace and the layout may change.

The island is part of Port Cros National Park.

Port Cros Parc National

 

The park includes the islands of Porquerolles, Port Cros and Levant, although there are few restrictions other than around Port-Cros.

For more details see www.portcrosparcnational.fr

Page 177

Hyeres-Plage

 

Email port.hyeres@wanadoo.fr

L’Ayguade Ceinturon

 

Harbourmaster tel (04)94 66 33 98

Le Gapeau

 

WP WJW please take off the new plan

The rivermouth has been developed with dry storage yards on both banks. From seaward the apartment block on the beach is easily seen. Closer in the large crane of the yard on the S bank, and the yachts on shore with be identified. The entrance is liable to silting, and a bar extends off the S side of the entrance. Approach from the E, keeping closer to the N shore, where depths of 1.8-2.5m have been reported.

Close E of Le Gapeau is a concrete jetty which is under military control and yachts are prohibited.

There are a number of berths along either bank, alongside or on finger pontoons. Max LOA c.14m. Max depths 2m. Most berths are private, or reserved for yachts hauling at one of the yards. Beyond the bridge is a large dry storage facility for small motor boats. (Max LOA 8.5m. Max AH 1.9m).

Page 179

Bormes-les-Mimosas

 

WP 43d07’.53N 06d22’.02E WGS84

Charge band 5.

Email port.de.bormes@wanadoo.fr

Page 181

Le Lavandou

 

WP 43d08’.14N 06d22’.36E WGS84

Email secretariat@capitainerie-lelavandou.fr

Page 183

Cavalaire-sur-Mer

 

WP 43d10’.39N 06d32’.25E WGS84

Email info@port-cavalaire.com

Page 189

Baie des Canoubiers

 

5 Knot speed limit inside buoys.

St-Tropez

 

WP 43d16’.34N 06d38’.00E WGS84

Charge band 5/6.

Email capitainerie@port-de-saint-tropez.com

Page 192

Marines de Cogolin

 

WP 43d16’.11N 06d35’.41E WGS84

Email marines.de.cogolin@wanadoo.fr

Monaco Marine tel 04 94 55 22 22 fax 04 94 56 42 26

Email mssttropez@monacomarine.com

Page 194

Port Grimaud

 

Email capitainerie@port-grimaud.fr

Grimaud 2

 

Tel 04 94 56 11 15

Grimaud 3

 

Tel 0608 63 69 32

Anchorage Anchor off to the N of Grimaud, clear of the buoyed swimming area in 6-10m on sand, good holding.

Page 195

Ste-Maxime

 

WP 43d18’.33N 06d38’.25E WGS84

Email semaport@wanadoo.fr

Page 199

Port de Frejus

 

Charge band 4/5.

Email portfrejus@wanadoo.fr

Page 201

St-Raphael Vieux Port

 

WP 43d25’.39N 06d45’.82E WGS84

St-Raphael Port de Santa Lucia

 

WP#1 43d24’.51N 06d46’.90E WGS84

WP#2 43d24’.96N 06d46’.46E WGS84

Buoys off Lion de Terre are not always in place.

Email serpp-port-santa-lucia@wanadoo.fr

Page 206

Rade d’Agay

 

Moorings laid in bay. Anchoring prohibited within the bay.

Charge band 2.

HM tel 04 94 17 15 57 / 0660 57 79 94

 

www.ville-saint-raphael.fr

Page 207

La Galere

 

An above water wreck has been reported close to the entrance.

Page 210

Theole-sur-Mer

 

WP 43d30’.57N 06d56’.37E WGS84

Port de La Rague

 

WP 43d30’.85N 06d56’.36E WGS84

Charge band 5.

Email larague@club-internet.fr

Page 212

Mandelieu-La-Napoule

 

WP 43d31’.30N 06d56’.64E WGS84

Email portlanapoule@portlanapoule.com

www.portlanapoule.com

Page 215

Port de Cannes

 

WP 43d32’.70N 07d00’.97E WGS84

700 berths. 150 visitors berths. Max LOA 140m.

Tel 0820 42 55 55

Email at www.riviera-ports.com

Page 218

Port Pierre Canto

 

WP 43d32’.47N 07d01’.80E WGS84

Limited visitors berths.

Fax 04 93 94 66 18

Email portpierrecanto@ville-cannes.fr

Port du Moure Rouge

 

WP 43d32’.51N 07d02’.57E WGS84

Max LOA 9m.

Page 223

Ports de Golfe Juan

 

WP 43d33’.87N 07d04’.64E WGS84

Email at www.riviera-ports.com

Port Camille-Rayon

 

Email www.portcamillerayon.net

Page 225

Gallice-Juan-les-Pins

 

WP 43d33’.75N 07d06’.77E WGS84

Beacons and buoys indicate entrance channel.

525 berths. 50 visitors berths.

Charge band 6.

Page 229

Vauban Antibes

 

WP 43d35’.44N 07d07’.91E WGS84

Email port@portvauban.net

Page 231

Marina Baie des Anges

 

WP 43d37’.91N 07d08’.31E WGS84

Email info@portmarinabaiedesanges.com

St-Laurent du Var

 

WP 43d39’.29N 07d10’.78E WGS84

Works in progress replacing pontoons. Plans for marina expansion in the future.

Email mail@port-saint-laurent.com

 

Chapter V. The Riviera

 

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in the next charge band.

Page 236

Nice

 

You are advised to book at least 48 hours in advance.

Yacht harbour tel 04 92 00 42 14 fax 04 92 00 42 90

 

www.riviera-ports.com

Page 237

Rade de Villefranche

 

A 5knot speed limit is enforced in the bay, and within 300m of the coast. Pilots are compulsory for craft over 50m LOA.

Email pilote-nice@wanadoo.fr

Villefranche

 

www.riviera-ports.com

Page 242

St-Jean Cap Ferrat

 

Tel 04 93 76 45 45 fax 04 93 76 45 46

Page 245

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

 

Fax 04 93 01 14 12 Email info@portdebeaulieu.com

Page 247

Port de Cap d’Ail

 

Max LOA 60m.

Page 250

Fontvieille

 

275 berths. 16 visitors berths.

Tel 377 97 77 30 00/15

 

www.ports-monaco.com

Port de Monaco

 

WP 43d44’.18N 07d25’.92E WGS84

Works in progress rebuilding the S inner pier. Pontoon layout will change when finished.

Work on the new N quay due to start 2008.

Charge band 5.

Capitainerie tel 377 97 77 30 00/20 fax 377 93 50 24 83

 

www.ports-monaco.com

Page 256

Menton Vieux Port

 

Fax 04 92 41 80 55

Menton Garavan

Email accueil@portdementongaravan.com

Chapter VI. Corsica

 

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in charge band 5/6, although charges fall dramatically out of high season.

Page 266

Calvi

 

Email port-calvi@wanadoo.fr

Moorings Max LOA 50m (40GRT).

Email infos@aae-corse.com

Page 270

La Scandola Nature Reserve

 

Overnight anchoring is not permitted. Park officials ask yachts to leave the reserve at sundown.

Page 271

Ile de Gargalu

 

For the most part there are least depths of 3m in the channel, but on the W side there is a rock with least depths around 2m. Yachts drawing more than 1.5m should have someone up on the bow to con your way through.

Page 276

Cargese

 

Email capitainerie.cargese@wanadoo.fr

Page 279

Iles Sanguinaires

 

WP 41d53’.45N 08d36’.52E WGS84 (inner passage)

Page 280

Pte de La Parata

 

Swimming area buoyed off and prevents yachts anchoring close in.

Page 281

Ajaccio Vieux Port

 

Charge band 5/6.

Tel 04 95 51 55 43 / 51 21 80

HM tel 04 95 51 22 72

Anchorage The N of the bay near the broken pier is now buoyed-off for ships discharging LNG. It is possible to anchor off to the E of this area, although you may be asked to move if a ship is due. Some yachts anchor to the S of Port Charles Ornano, although it is deep here and you could be in 10-15m.

Page 288

Propriano

 

Yacht Club du Valinco

Charge band 6.

Tel (04) 95 76 10 40 fax (04) 95 70 26 72

email yachtclub.valinco@wanadoo.fr www.portvalinco.fr

Page 293

Les Moines

 

Part of the Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio

Page 289

Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio

 

The reserve covers 80,000 hectares around the southern end of Corsica, from Golfe de Roccapina to Pointe de la Chiappa, and includes Les Moines, Iles Lavezzi, Ile Perduto and Iles Cerbicale.

All pollution and introduction of new species is strictly prohibited throughout the reserve.

Zones de Protection Renforcee (Reinforced Protection Zones)

 

Restrictions apply to zones on land and water.

Hunting and underwater fishing is prohibited.

Landing is only permitted on Iles Lavezzi (including the ‘Pyramid islet’ & Ile Piano).

Landing on Iles Cerbicale is prohibited from 1st April – 31st August.

Walkers must keep to paths.

Navigation, mooring and anchoring may be regulated.

Scuba diving must be authorized.

Sport fishing is permitted.

Commercial fishing must be authorized.

Zones de non Prelevement ( Zones of non-removal)

 

All fishing is prohibited.

Scuba diving is prohibited.

Swimming and snorkelling is permitted.

Page 297

Bonifacio

 

Dangerous wash from trip boats while berthed on the fuel quay. Try to be off before they start running c.0900.

Email port-bonifacio@wanadoo.fr

Page 313

Solenzara

 

The entrance is dredged periodically to 3m.

Email capitainerie@mairie-sari-solenzara.fr

Port Taverna

 

www.porttaverna.com

Page 317

Bastia Vieux Port

 

350 berths. 40 visitors berths.

Charge band 5/6.

Email vieuxport-bastia@wanadoo.fr

Page 326

Saint-Florent

 

Email capitainerie.saintflo@wanadoo.fr

Page 331

Ile Rousse

 

Fuel on the quay.

Charge band 5.

 

Also thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

April 2007.

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Mediterranean France & Corsica Pilot 4th ed. Supplement #2 April 2009

 

MEDITERRANEAN FRANCE & CORSICA 4th EDITION

Supplement #2 April 2009

 

 

Page 2

Berth reservation services available from

www.resaports.com

You register, and pay an additional fee for each booking made. Covers many ports of the French coast E of the Bouches du Rhone, and along the Italian Riviera. Bookings can be made over the internet or by phone.

 

Page 97

Cap d'Agde

An adaptor for the electricity plug is available at the capitainerie.

 

Page 123

Bayles Boatyard

Closed.

 

Page 125

Port de Bouc

Fuel on the quay outside the basin.

 

Page 128

Martigues

Visitors pontoon near the Hotel de Ville.

Tel 04 42 07 00 00

 

Page 132

Port de Carro

Anse de Caroussel and Anse du Verdon buoyed off. No anchoring.

 

Page 139

Marseille

SNM Charge band 2/3.

 

Page 150

Calanque de Sormiou/En Vau/Port Pin

Yellow buoys restrict anchoring space in the calanques.

Port Miou

VHF Ch09 (handheld only)

No discharge policy.

 

Page 154

Calaque de Figuerolles

No mooring ring in Ile du Lion N end.

 

Page 156

La Ciotat

Berths in the Vieux Port and in Basin Berouard can be uncomfortable with a strong mistral.

 

Page 167

Sanary-sur-Mer

Toilets and showers.

 

Page 174

St Mandrier

Accueil outside entrance near Spar supermarket. Poor shelter.

Ferry wash at berths inside.

 

Page 194

Le Lavandou

Visitors on S quay.

 

Page 196

Cavalaire-sur-Mer

Major works in progress winter 2008/09.

 

Page 232

Cannes to Antibes plan

To the N of the W cardinal off Pte Bateguier is a white beacon, and N of this is a N cardinal beacon. Keep close to this as it shallows quickly beyond it. E of Fort Royal is a mussel farm marked with a N cardinal. Pleasant anchorage to SW of mussels.

The passage between Ile Ste-Marguerite and Ile St-Honorat is marked with lateral buoys, but may not be in place out of season. Monastery on Ile St-Honorat well worth a visit.

 

Page 247

Nice

Call ahead on VHF Ch09 before entering the port. Very limited visitors berths.

 

Page 251

Villefranche

Care needed in SE corner as wall slopes down below sea level.

 

Page 288

Sagone

Moorings extend right along the beach to the hotel, and out beyond the mole. Access channel in front of hotel. Busy all day with watersports.

 

Page 291

Ajaccio

Port Charles Ornano

In summer visitors berth along a pontoon which runs along the outside of the breakwater. Laid moorings tailed to buoys. Helpful staff. Open to wash from all passing boats, but generally quiet at night. Water and electricity at all berths.

Vieux Port

Work continues on the new jetty which runs out eastwards from the ferry quay. This should improve shelter to berths in the Vieux Port.

 

Page 304

Anse de Fornello

Head of the bay now buoyed off.

 

Page 307

Bonifacio

Pontoons and mooring lines make maneouvring tricky in the afternoon breeze. Moorings available in Calanque de la Catena, or anchor with a line ashore on the E side.

 

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information.

 

We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially all at the CA and RCC, including Tim Herbert-Smith s/y Alise, N. Thomas, F. Singleton, J. Dussek, and Bryan Scott.

Also thanks to Yves Rousselin, Dave Kitson and John Heaney.

 

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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TURKISH WATERS & CYPRUS PILOT 7TH EDITION

SUPPLEMENT #2 APRIL 2008

 

Page 59

Avsar Adasi Marina

40d32’.3N 27d30’.4E

A new marina is being developed on Avsar (Turkeli) Adasi, opposite Port Marmara on Marmara Adasi.

No further details were available at the time of writing.

 

Page 85

Guzelce Marina (Minmarsan West harbour)

40d59’.8N 28d30’.6E

New marina under development, but berths are already in use. Water. 220V. Further facilities under development. Charge band 2/3.

Tel 0212 661 0777

 

Page 128

Dalkanköy

coordinates 26°18'.9E, not 16°
 
Page 135

Majesty Hotel

38°14'.6N, not 36°...

Page 155

Altinkum Didim Marina

Construction continues on this new marina. It is due for completion in 2009, and is part of the Dogus Group, who own Turgutreis Marina.

Data 450 berths. 650 places ashore.

 

Page 281

Kemer Turkiz Marina

(No longer Park Marina Kemer)

Now owned by the adjacent hotel group

Email marina@kemermarina.com

 

Page 283

Antalya Celebi Marina

(no longer run by Setur Marinas)

VHF Ch 72

Data 235 berths. 150 places ashore.

Facilities 200/75/60-ton travel-hoists.  Wi-fi. Buses into town.

Celebi Marina Antalya, Buyuk Liman Mevkii, PK387 07070, Antalya

Tel 0242 259 1290 Fax 0242 259 1182

Email celebimarina@celebi.com.tr   www.celebimarina.com

 

KASTELLORIZON
Page 314

Ormos Navlakas

29°35'.25E, not 35°...
 

CYPRUS

Page 319

Girne

Delta Marina

Laid moorings tailed to the quay now available for all yachts.

Tel 0392 815 5491 Fax 0392 815 8212

Email deltamarinacyp@gmail.com   www.delta-marina.com

 

Page 320

Cyprium Bay Marina

Marina development has been delayed. Contact the marina for the latest information.

Karpaz Bay Marina

35d33’.6N 34d13’.6E

New marina planned as part of a resort. No dates for the development are available yet.

 

 

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all who sent in information for this supplement, and thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays. 

 

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

April 2008

 

 

Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot

7th Edition 2006

Supplement #1 March 2007

 

INTRODUCTION

 

P8

Port Taxes

 

In certain private ports, a Port Tax may be levied on ‘passengers’ clearing into Turkey on ferries, yachts or ships. In Marmaris, (the only port where this is known to happen) the tax is $10US. ‘Crew’ are exempt from this tax, provided they can show proof of proficiency.

P10

Pollution Fines Update

 

‘Fines according to the Environment Law Nr 2872’ differentiates according to type of pollution and the GRT of the vessel. The fine may also be reduced if the offender cleans up the pollutant.

For oil, fuel, bilge liquid etc the fine is 20YTL per ton GRT up to 1000GRT. Solid or household waste is 10YTL per ton GRT.

If the pollution is cleaned up by the offender the fine may be reduced by 1/3. Fines must be paid immediately otherwise the vessel will be impounded.

P12

Mobile phones update

 

Turkish Authorities are clamping down on illegal/stolen mobile phones. You must register your mobile phone’s IMEI number with customs officials when you enter Turkey. You are advised to carry proof of ownership. Failure to register it will mean your phone may cease to work after a few days. This new directive seems to be rather cumbersome, as all holiday makers who wish to use their mobiles whilst on holiday must do this – it is likely to cause huge hold-ups at airports, and it is possible this directive might not last long in this form.

 

P34

Greece Weather Forecasts

 

MF forecast times – correct 0933 to 0903

CHAPTER I. THE DARDANELLES TO ISTANBUL

 

P51

Lapseki

 

40d21’.3N 26d41’.5E

Delete 5th & 6th sentences and replace with

A new harbour has been completed to the N of the ferry landing harbour providing alternative mooring to Gelibolu. Care needed of shallows in the approaches from the W-NW with least depths 3m. Once in the harbour a channel to the quay on the E side of the harbour has least depths of 3m. The rest of the harbour is shallow. Go alongside the quay or anchor inside the harbour in convenient depths.

 

P52

Gelibolu

 

Yachts are no longer permitted to moor anywhere in the harbour.

P54

Plan: Erdek Korkezi and Marmara Adasi

 

Correct spelling Karsikaya not Karsiyaka

P57

Narlikoy

 

A new breakwater to the N of the pier improves shelter against the Poyraz.

 

P73

Sivriada

 

Replace .. Good protection.. with

Limited shelter. Uncomfortable with even moderate NE winds, and can be untenable in moderate to strong E winds.

 

The end of the breakwater has recently been damaged.

 

P75

Kumkapi

 

Waypoint correction 41d00’.1N 28d58’.0E

P76

Atakoy Marina

 

The marina lies 5.5M WSW of the entrance to the Bosphorus.

P79

Useful Waypoint

#11 40d59’.5N 28d59’.2E

 

P85

Minmarsan West harbour

 

Rename as

GUZELCE MARINA

 

40d59’.8N 28d30’.6E

Delete last sentence & add

Construction on shore continues, but berths are already in use. Water and electricity on the quay. Further facilities under development. Charge band 2/3.

Tel 0212 661 0777

www.concept-marine.com

CHAPTER II. THE AEOLIAN COAST

 

P93

Bozcaada plan

Breakwater has been extended 60m. A black conical buoy Fl.G lies 40m off the end of the breakwater extension. Add legend Works in progress.

In notes, under Dangers, add

Note Breakwater extension works in progress.

P129

Uc Burunlar plan

Add N cardinal beacon immediately N of depth 3 top of plan. Add light blue around ‘3’, with white around +. Insert wreck above water symbol between depth 3 and 4 top of plan.

Add in notes at end of para 1 p129

The northermost part of the reefs is marked with a N cardinal beacon, and close E the remains of a wreck may be seen.

 

CHAPTER III.THE IONIAN COAST

 

P143

Cam Limani

 

Correct scale 1cm:300m.

 

P162

Kuyucak plan

37d08’.83N 27d32’.74E WGS84

P163

Salih Adasi plan

37d09’.58N 27d32’.30E WGS84

Insert fish farm symbol on N side of entrance to Kuyucak where 20m contour hooks up and around.

P165

Ilica Buku

 

37d07’.75N 27d25’.33E WGS84

Port Atami Marina

 

Insert

37d07’.42N 27d25’.14EWGS84

Turk Buku Plan

37d08’.14N 27d23’.78E WGS84

P166

Turk Buku Fishing Harbour plan

37d07’.74N 27d22’.72E WGS84

CHAPTER IV. THE CARIAN COAST

 

P176

Catalada

 

Insert

37d00’.33N 27d13’.17E WGS84

 

 

P176

Turgutreis Marina

 

VHF Ch72

 

P178

Turgutreis

 

Correction Para 1

… tripper. NOT RIPPER !

 

P182

Bodrum

 

The new cruise ship jetty is now complete. It runs SW from the S end of Mantar Koyu, and is around 200m long. The end of the jetty is in position 37d01’.43N 27d26’.14E WGS84.

 

Use plan from E Aegean on website.

 

P187

Alakisla Buku

 

Reef is now marked by an E cardinal buoy BYB with !! topmark

P188

Cokertme plan

6m patch should have a blue line and blue around depth 6 on SW side of the entrance.

P189

Oren

 

37d01’.55N 27d58’.52E WGS84

Akbuk Liman plan

37d01’.61N 28d06’.87E WGS84

 

P190

Sehir Adalari

 

Duck rock is now marked with a stubby stone beacon with a W cardinal topmark.

 

P191

Gokova Korfezi plan

Amend cardinal buoy on Gollubuk Br to a N cardinal.

 

P192

Sehir Adalari plan

New waypoint in W entrance to channel between Snake I. and Castle I.

36d59’.81N 28d12’.21E WGS84

 

P193

3. Gokova YC

 

VHF Ch 72.

P194

 

Kesr

 

The entrance is totally obstructed by a floating barrier.

 

Okluk Buku

 

Several wooden jetties. Laid moorings at some berths. Water and electricity. Shower and toilets. Restaurant and mini market.

P197

Yedi Adalari East Creek plan

Amend depth on shallow bank to 1.8m. to N add legend ‘Silting’.

P198

Gollobuk Burun

 

Amend to N cardinal and amend symbol to !!

 

P199

Amazon Creek

 

New waypoint 36d49’.60N 28d02’.74E WGS84

Buyuk Cati

 

New waypoint 36d47’.60N 28d00’.92E WGS84

Two tree Islet is now ‘One tree Islet’

 

P200

Kormen plan

36d46’.31N 27d37’.01E WGS84

 

Ferry now berths in the centre of the W quay. Yacht berths to the N of here. Charge band 2.

Depths inside the E basin between 2-3m, but shallower towards the breakwaters and shore.

 

P201

Mersincik plan

36d45’.48N 27d28’.90E WGS84

 

P202

Useful waypoint #8

0.5M N of Ince Burun

36d49’.19N 27d38’.45E WGS84

 

P205

 

Palamut

 

Add to end of last para

The harbour is dredged periodically to 3-4m. Minimum depths at the entrance are usually 2-2.5m. Last dredged 2006.

P206

 

Palamut

 

1st para amend to

… or on the SW quay. Ballast under water close to the quay poses no problem in most places.

P206

Kalaboshi

 

Amend title to

MESUDIYE (Kalaboshi, Ova Buku)

 

36d40’.86N 27d34’.58E WGS84

 

P207

Datca

 

Useful waypoint

0.25M S of Uzunca Adasi light

36d43’.28N 27d42’.83E WGS84

Mooring

 

Yachts tend to use the quay marked ‘boardwalk’ on the plan. Ballast extends underwater in places here and care is needed. Gulets use the angled catwalk quay to the SW. They lay their anchors a long way out and yachts need to be careful when mooring on the S end of the yacht quay.

P210

Ciftlik Limani and Kuruca Buku plan

Insert an underwater reef/rock symbol (+) approx 400m off the small cape on the E side of Ciftlik Limani (near the waypoint symbol).

P211

Hisaronu Korfezi plan

Insert legend ‘Kocabahce’ in the marked anchorage approx 1M NE of Dirsek. (Reef on NE corner of entrance).

P214

Keci Buku plan

Move legend ‘Catalca Br.’ to N of cape. Move legend ‘Turgut’ to bay where above legend is incorrectly placed.

 

P217

 

Koca Ada Delete last sentence.

P218

Delete 1st para and Insert text

Kocabahce

 

36d42’.29N 28d00’.64E WGS84

A fjord-like bay running into the mainland coast opposite the SW corner of Koca Adasi. The Sailors Paradise restaurant has a T-jetty with laid moorings where yachts can berth stern or bows-to. Otherwise pick up one of their mooring buoys in the bay. Some swell enters with the prevailing wind, but in settled weather shelter is adequate.

Kargi Ada amend

36d42’.58N 28d00’.94E WGS84

Dirsek amend

1. …. stone jetty …

 

P220

Bozburun

 

1st para insert

Keeping clear of the reef off the N end of Kizil Adasi, the deepest part of the passage lies closer to this side than to Kiseli Adasi.

P221

1. Kizil Adasi

 

….. Do not attempt to pass between the N end …..

P222

Bozuk Buku

2. ….. There is a jetty off the restaurants here where yachts can berth, or mooring buoys to pick up.

3. Anchor in one of the two coves near the head of the bay in 10-15m, and take a long line ashore. There is a jetty with laid moorings for yachts off the restaurant in the NE cove. Depths 2-4m reported.

Insert at end of penultimate para on 1st column

Elsewhere as the wind dies in the evening a swell rolls up into the bay and can make it rolly unless you take a line ashore to hold you into the swell.

CHAPTER V. THE LYCIAN COAST

 

P228

 

Marmaris plan

New waypoint 36d50’.91N 28d16’.58E WGS84

 

A floating boom runs S from the E breakwater head for approx 400m to protect the cruise ship berth. The boom is lit by small lights along the length and on the end Fl.R.

 

Marmaris Marina

Charge band 2/3.

 

The future of the marina has been made far more certain by the take over by a consortium which includes Setur. The new manager is working hard to improve things here. The new supermarket inside the marina opened in 2006.

Pupa Yat Hotel

 

New waypoint 36d49’.61N 28d18’.55E WGS84

 

P230

Marmaris Yacht Marine

Charge band 2.

 

P235/236

Useful waypoint #1

0.5M S of Yilancik Adasi light

36d45’.75N 28d26’.31E WGS84

Useful waypoint #2

0.25M S of Kizil Burun

36d46’.96N 28d32’.42E WGS84

 

P236

Ekincik plan

36d49’.12N 28d33’.27E WGS84

P237

Anchorage delete 1st sentence

Anchor off the beach at the head of the bay. The best shelter is tucked into the NW corner, keeping clear of local moorings. On the W side ….

Insert at end of same para

In the SE corner of the bay the My Marina restaurant has built a yacht quay. Go stern or bows-to where directed. Some laid moorings and mooring buoys in the bay for larger craft.

Facilities amend

Other ….. VHF Ch06. Prices for the trip are around E30 per person, or from E100 for a boat.

P240

Fethiye Korfezi plan

Move wp#5 to entrance to Gocek bay – just inside magenta box. (see plan on p242)

P241

Anchorages around Skopea Limani

 

Insert new para after 1st para

In many anchorages it is customary to anchor with a long line ashore. Unfortunately trees are being badly damaged by the weight of yachts and gulets swinging on them. The local authorities have cemented in new mooring bollards around some of the most popular bays, and it is to these, or to rocks, that lines ashore should be taken, not trees.

P244

Kapi Creek plan

36d38’.87N 28d53’.67E WGS84

Manastir Koyu plan

36d38’.79N 28d51’.44E WGS84

Seagull Bay

 

36d38’.19N 28d52’.76E WGS84

Amend text

… Yachts berth stern or bows-to on a small T-jetty catwalk off the restaurant at the head of the bay, …

P245

Wall Bay

 

use plan from East Aegean on website

 

Delete 2nd sentence.

Replace tree with bollard in 2nd para.

3rd para: There is a single restaurant on the N shore with a catwalk where yachts can go alongside. The setting, ….

 

 

 

P246

Sarsala Koyu

 

Insert at end of 2nd para

There is a new restaurant and jetty in the middle cove here.

P246

Deep Bay

 

Last sentence amend

New restaurants come and go in the summer.

Tomb Bay

 

36d41’.47N 28d52’.39E WGS84

2nd para

There is currently just one restaurant and jetty at the head of the bay, and as with all these jetties, if you use it, it is only politic to have a drink and a bite to eat at the restaurant.

  1. Just inside the entrance is a cove on the S side. Go stern or bows-to the rough quay where there are mostly 2-3m depths. Alternatively …. The restaurant ashore has been closed.

3. In the NE cove. T-pier in the cove. Restaurant has been closed.

P248

Tersane Creek

 

36d40’.71N 28d54’.70E WGS84

Mooring 1st sentence add at end

… to a bollard.

P249

Round Bay

 

36d41’.90N 28d52’.78E WGS84

 

It is quite deep until close in, where it shallows quickly to the beach. Anchor in 10-15m on sand and weed, not everywhere good holding.

 

Tetranot Rock and Reef

 

0.25M W of isolated danger beacon

36d42’.73N 28d54’.78E WGS84

Boynuz Buku

 

36d42’.58N 28d54’.59E WGS84

1st para line 8-9.

Once into the bay anchor in 10-20m. Further out you’ll be in 25m+. The cove on the N side offers a decent lee; anchor with a long line to the N shore. Good shelter from the prevailing wind. Yachts will anchor all around the bay with lines ashore, where shelter is adequate in settled weather.

The fjord-like bay….

Gocek Adasi

 

0.18M E of Gocek Adasi light

36d43’.54N 28d57’.28E WGS84

 

P250

Gocek

 

The new tunnel from Dalaman was completed in 2006. It is now just 15minutes to the airport from Gocek, with much improved roads (Toll 2.50YTL for cars).

P257

Gemiler Adasi and nearby anchorages

 

The new white steel light structure on the cape is not particularly conspicuous.

  1. Karacaoren

 

Anchor in 10-15m clear of the buoyed swimming area.

 

2. Gemiler Buku

 

Delete last two sentences and add

At times the bay is full with gulets, trip boats and jet-skis, and yachts are discouraged from mooring. Café-bar and restaurant ashore.

 

4. Bestas Limani

 

36d33’.47N 29d05’.06E WGS84

Anchor with a kedge anchor off the beach or anchor with a long line ashore in the miniature cove on the W side. A spring bubbles up here and the water is very cold! There is only room for 5-6 yachts here.

All the anchorages around here are very busy with trip boats on swim stops and boat boys selling (over-priced) ice-creams, vegetables, bread, pancakes and pastries.

P259

Olu Deniz to Kekova Roads plan

Useful waypoints

#8 36d23’.33N 29d04’.70E WGS84

#9 36d13’.49N 29d20’.98E WGS84

#11 0.16M S of Ulu Burun

36d07’.77N 29d40’.97E WGS84

Uncharted rock pillar (min depth 4.8m)

In position 36d12’.30N 29d27’.31E WGS84

(approx 200m E of Saribelen Adasi and marked on some charts as 48m depth)

Reef N of N. AY Yeoryios is now marked by a S cardinal buoy.

Waypoint 0.2M S of buoy 36d11’.42N 29d28’.79E WGS84

Olu Deniz plan

36d32’.55N 29d06’.64E WGS84

 

P261

 

Patara

 

End of 2nd para

At the S end of the sand dunes new hotels have been built.

 

Yesilkoy Limani

 

2nd sentence: The vast new holiday village in the bay E of Yesilkoy spreads along the slopes to the N and is conspicuous.

 

Kalkan

 

Dangers

 

3. (new) In position 36d12’.30N 29d27’.31E WGS84 a 48m shoal is shown on many charts. In fact this is a rock pillar with least depths over of 4.8m which may be a hazard to navigation when a swell is running. Care is needed if passing N of Heybeli Adasi.

4. (3) A rock with least depth 3m over it lies midway between Oksuz Adasi and the coast to the NE lies in position 36d11’.62N 29d28’.79E WGS84. The rock is marked with a S cardinal buoy.

P263

Saribelen Adasi

 

Delete 1st sentence

In position 36d12’.30N 29d27’.31E WGS84 a 48m shoal is shown on many charts. In fact this is a rock with least depths over of 4.6m which may be a hazard to navigation when a swell is running. Care is needed if passing N of Heybeli Adasi.

P264

Approaches to Kas & Kastellorizon plan

Print error - Kas Marina

 

P267

Akar Bogazi

 

Waypoint at narrowest point (N end) of the fairway

36d08’.47N 29d45’.40E WGS84

Currents in the N part of the channel are visible in eddies, but are usually not strong enough to bother a yacht. Keep to the W side when heading S through the channel to avoid a 5m patch in the centre of the channel.

P268

Kekova Roads plan

Useful waypoints

#12 36d10’.04N 29d49’.81E WGS84

#13 36d12’.26N 29d54’.89E WGS84

 

P270

Kale Koy

 

36d11’.18N 29d51’.63E WGS84

Mooring (2nd column)

The three pontoons at the W end are open to yachts. Go alongside where directed or where there is room. It shallows quickly towards the shore, but there is room for 2 or 3 yachts either side on each pontoon in good depths.

P274

Gokkaya Limani

 

1st para

Note A power cable (est AH 20-30m) spans the channel between Ashil Adasi and the mainland.

Facilities

 

The once noisy restaurant/disco on the N side of Ashil Adasi is now derelict, and the restaurant on the W shore was also closed in 2006.

P275

Finike to Antalya

 

Insert

Weather Note

 

As the sun goes down, it is not unusual for cool damp clouds to roll down off the Taurus mountains, bringing a sea mist which will sometimes linger into the following morning. It is most common from Cineviz to Antalya.

 

Finike to Antalya plan

Useful waypoints

#15 36d12’.45N 30d24’.15E WGS84

#16 0.33M E of Pirasali Adasi

36d20’.08N 30d32’.41E WGS84

 

P278

Cavus Limani plan

36d18’.32N 30d29’.49E WGS84

 

Note A swell rolls in around the S cape and into the bay after the wind drops in the evening, and makes it a bit rolly unless you set a kedge to keep the boat facing into it. Tuck into the cove on the N side where you will be out of the worst of it.

P278

Cineviz Limani

 

36d22’.26N 30d29’.99E WGS84

Anchor in 8-15m at the head of the cove.

 

P279

Tekirova

 

….. Koca Burun (not Av Burun)

 

P280

Tekirova and Phaselis plan

36d31’.15N 30d33’.39E WGS84

 

P281

Park Marina Kemer

 

New waypoints

0.4M E of Koca Burnu

36d35’.68N 30d36’.08E WGS84

0.25M E of wreck beacon (N of marina)

36d36’.73N 30d34’.73E WGS84

 

Charge band 2/3.

P282

Park Marina Kemer plan

Delete ballast on inside of N b/w and insert fuel symbol here. (see photo for detail)

 

P283

Setur Antalya Marina

 

The Oil tanker mooring buoys lie SE of the outer breakwater.

Facilities Water and electricity (220V or 380V) at every berth.

Note

 

The proposed harbour to the S of the commercial harbour is likely to be a military harbour. There is also a new proposal for a new yacht marina to the N of the commercial harbour.

 

P284

Antalya Commercial harbour plan

36d50’.13N 30d37’.10E WGS84

 

P307

Mersin Yacht Harbour

 

Water and electricity.

Mgr Isa Goktas tel 0324 238 5814

 

CHAPTER VII. KASTELLORIZON (GREECE)

 

P313

Kastellorizon plan

36d09’.17N 29d35’.59E WGS84

CHAPTER IX. THE BLACK SEA

 

P334

Sile plan

41d10’.7N 29d35’.9E

p335

Kefken Adasi plan

Extend reef on Pazarbasi Br N to just under 5m line near depth 10.

P336

TARLAAGZI KOYU

 

41d43’.5N 32d20’.4E

A new harbour between Bartin Cayi and Amasra. No facilities but good shelter inside in 4-8m depths.

P338

GEMICILER

 

41d58’.6N 33d53’.8E

A small harbour between Inebolu and Abana. Go stern or bows-to the stubby quay. Good shelter and good holding in mud. A quiet alternative to busy Inebolu.

P340

Gerze

 

After 2nd sentence delete and add

A new breakwater has been built around the S of the bay, improving shelter. Go alongside the central mole or anchor off in 2-5m.

P340

Yakakent

 

Insert after 1st para

The W breakwater has been extended (not shown in plan). Two short piers have been built out from the extended breakwater. The N breakwater has also been extended.

P340

Samsun

 

Before Charge band 2, insert:

Fuel by mini-tanker. Most repairs can be arranged at the yacht club.

P341

Unye

 

41d07’.1N 37d21’.05E

Go alongside or stern-to on the new SE stub quay (not shown in plan).

P341

Bolaman

 

Add to last sentence

.. and there are no plans to dredge at this time.

Yalikoy (Fatsa)

 

Replace 1st para

A small harbour just NE of Bolaman. Go stern or bows-to the short mole in the SE corner. Good shelter.

P342

Insert before Erenkoy

EFIRLI

 

41d01’.2N 37d51’.45E

A new harbour 0.5M W of the light on Bozuk Kale Burnu. No facilities but good shelter from the prevailing winds.

P342

Giresun

 

40d55’.3N 38d22’.5E

Replace 4th –5th sentences

Yachts should head for the fishing harbour immediately W of the commercial harbour. Good all-round shelter.

P340

After Giresun insert

TIREBOLU

 

41d00’.7N 38d49’.6E

A new commercial harbour off the town of the same name. The fortress on the headland is conspicuous. Enter the harbour on a course due S between a buoy marking shallows off the coast, and the end of the breakwater, turning W as you enter the harbour. Care is needed of above and below-water rocks up to 0.5M off the coast W of Tirebolu. Yachts should head for the fishing harbour in the SW corner, or the W quay. Depths 3-7m. No facilities but good shopping for most provisions.

P343

Besikduzu plan

41d04’.0N 39d14’.0E

 

 

P343

Yalimhalle

 

Amend to

BARINAK (Yalimhalle)

 

And amend text

A new fishing harbour close to Trabzon city centre. Yachts can usually find room to go stern or bows-to on the E quay, in 4-7m. Water and electricity on the quay. Restaurants nearby.

Insert after Trabzon

TRABZON YACHT CLUB

 

41d00’.05N 39d47’.3E

A small basin E of Trabzon commercial harbour.

Visiting yachts may find a berth amongst the local craft. Charge band 1/3. Minibus to Trabzon centre. Airport close-by.

P344

insert after Rize

RIZE FISHING HARBOUR

 

41d01’.8N 40d31’.2E

Rize fishing harbour (not shown) has been completed and lies immediately E of the commercial harbour. Yachts are welcome here, and it is a short walk to the city centre.

P345

Pazaar plan

Delete ballast on inside of b/w, to the W of the short stub mole, right around harbour.

 

Also thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

March 2007.

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Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot 8th ed. Supplement #1 May 2009

TURKISH WATERS & CYPRUS PILOT 8TH ED. SUPPLEMENT #1 APRIL 2009

TURKISH WATERS AND CYPRUS PILOT 8th EDITION

Supplement #1 April 2009

 

Page 8

Transit Logs

From April 2009 all Transit Logs will be issued digitally, and vessels will receive a printout.

It is not clear how this will affect check-in procedures or costs.

 

Mobile phones update

Turkish Authorities are clamping down on illegal/stolen mobile phones. You must register your mobile phone’s IMEI number with customs officials when you enter Turkey. You are advised to carry proof of ownership. Failure to register it will mean your phone may cease to work after a few days. This new directive seems to be rather cumbersome, as all holiday makers who wish to use their mobiles whilst on holiday must do this – it is likely to cause huge hold-ups at airports, and it is possible this directive might not last long in this form.

 

Page 55

Aksaz

Harbour silted. Depths just 1-1.8m.

 

Page 85

Poyraz

Good holding once through the weed, which can take some doing.

 

Page 104

Dikili

Harbourmaster usually has one or two berths for visitors.

 

Page 107

Bademli Limani

Note an underwater cable runs across from the mainland to Kalem Adasi approximately halfway down the island in position 39d00'.33N 26d47'.89E WGS84

 

Page 114

Eskifoca

Anchoring reported prohibited in Buyukdeniz Limani.

Few berths available in high season.

 

Page 117

Levent Marina

Management changing frequently, and facilities getting run-down.

 

Page 131

Cesme Marina

Camper and Nicholsons development of the marina slowed, and long-term berths or hauling won't be available until 2010. Short term visitors welcome.

Manager Can Polat.

 

Page 138

Alacati Marina

Showers, toilets, office buildings all completed.

Manager Aral Corumlu

Email marina@alacatimarina.com

www.alacatimarina.com

 

Page 155

Didim Marina

A new marina on the northern shores of the Gulf of Gulluk.

Approach

From the S, the buildings of Altinkum around the shores of the bay are unmissable. From the N the town will not be seen, but the new marina is easy to identify on the headland 4M E of Tekebag Burnu, and 1M SW of the gulet quay at Altinkum.

VHF Ch 72, 16.

Lights Fl.R5s3M/Fl.G5s3M

Mooring

Data 580 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 50m. Depths 3-10m.

Berths Contact the marina on VHF and a marina RIB will meet you and help you to moor.

Shelter Looks to provide good all-round shelter.

Authorities Marina staff. Charge band 4.

D-Marin Didim

tel 0256 813 7526 Fax 0256 813 7524

Email dmarindidim@dogusgrubu.com.tr

www.dogusmarina.com.tr/didim

Facilities

Services Water and electricity. Wi-fi. Waste water pump-outs. Showers and toilets.

Fuel On the quay at the head of the N breakwater.

Repairs 400/75-ton travel-lift. 40-ton hydraulic trailer. 600 places ashore including indoor storage. Chandlers. All repairs can be arranged.

Eating out Bars, cafes, restaurants in the marina.

Provisions Supermarket in the marina.

Other ATM. Taxis. Car hire.

General

As part of the Dogus Group, Didim Marina is likely to provide a similar level of service as found at Turgutreis Marina. The marina is due to open in April 2009, with 15% discount in prices for the rest of 2009.

 

Page 159

Kazikli Iskelesi

Mussel farms reported to have been removed. Restaurant jetty looking rickety.

 

Page 160

Asin Limani

The sunken breakwater is marked with seven red buoys along it. Reasonable shopping for provisions including fresh fish.

 

Page 181

Aspat Koyu

Jetty and watersports base in N cove restricts anchoring room. 

 

Page 184

Bodrum Marina

Charge band 4.

 

Page 193

Sehir Adalari

Reported prohibited to visit Cleopatra's beach.

Restaurant closed (2008).

It is prohibited to go ashore after the warden leaves. If yachtsmen persist it is quite possible that overnight anchoring here will be prohibited.

 

Page 203

Knidos

Most yachts berth alongside the extended T-pier, rafting up when necessary. Depths less than 2m past the last electricity box. Water and electricity (after 2000). No laid moorings.

 

Page 222

Sogut Limani (Bozburun)

Octopus Restaurant jetty has water, electricity, showers, Wi-fi, laundry. Berthing can be tricky with afternoon breeze blowing beam on.

 

Page 228

Marmaris

Nokta Yachting Sailors Club provides a link between local marine trades and yacht owners. Work is organised and monitored by them in return for a fee.

www.nokta-yachting.com

 

Page 246

Kapi Creek

Pontoon in place to increase berths (2008).

 

Page 266

Kas Bucak Marina

Work has re-started on this unfinished marina. The work is linked to the construction of a new coast  road, which will allow more room for shore-side infrastructure. The completion of the marina is planned for 2010, although we are told that some laid moorings have already been installed, and progress installing pontoons will continue through 2009.

Kas Harbour

Work in progress (Spring 2009) extending the quay along the breakwater to increase the number of berths available.

 

Page 293

Alanya Marina

Opening in May 2009 with most services available.

Tel 0242 512 1234 Fax 0242 512 1236

Email info@alanyamarina.com.tr

www.alanyamarina.co.tr

The website gives details of completion dates for all projects.

 

Page 296

Gazipasa

Yacht quay open 2009. Marina under development.

tel 0242 511 8888 /0300

Email info@gazipasamarina.com

www.gazipasamarina.com

 

Page 312

Iskenderun

A yacht quay is planned in the fishing harbour. Further details in the next supplement.

 

Page 328

Photo St Raphael Marina supplied courtesy of St Raphael Marina.

 

Page 331

Larnaca Marina

Construction on new marina planned  to start at the end of 2009. Further details in the next supplement.

 

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information.

 

We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially all at the CA and RCC, including PJ Bartlett, Dick and Janice Taverne, C. Kropacsy, Brian and Sandy Duker, C. Garner, Peter Rhode, Chris & Anne Kropacsy, Birgitta Wakely, Roger Booth, C. Haire, M. Solano, Jan Ledochowski, R. Young and Mike Nixon.

Also thanks to John Marsh, Theo Spoor, Konstantin Panitsas, Jean-Marc Aumaitre, and Giles Youngs s/y Amari.

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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Ocean Passages and Landfalls SUPPLEMENT 2007

 Rod Heikell & Andy O'Grady

 

Page 12 Waypoints

Insert new sentence after first: If given waypoints are used for navigation the navigator must ensure that s/he has plotted them and the boats position on a chart and has safe water on the proposed route.

2nd column, line 4 should read: In the case of waypoints WE have taken . . .

 

Page 23 Chartlets for May and June

The black line (fog) off S Greenland should be blue

(pack ice).

 

Page 30   SSB: Herb Hilgenberg’s Southbound II. www3.sympatico.ca/hehilgen/vax498.htm 

 

Page 37   Lisbon approaches. Revised waypoint for Fairway buoy 38º37.31N   09º23’.44W   WGS84.

 

Page 37   Cascais Marina: Go alongside the first pontoon inside the entrance to complete paperwork and be assigned a berth.

 

Page 38   Cascais Marina. Revised waypoint: 38º41’.67N   09º24’.79W   WGS84.

 

Page 38   Lisbon Remarks: Lisbon can be reached quickly and cheaply from Cascais by regular fast trains in 30 minutes.

 

Page 41   Las Palmas. The ARC leaves on the 3rd Sunday in November and for two weeks and more before this the marina is booked solid so other yachts need to anchor out. When the ARC boats leave the marina is half empty.

 

Page 43   Porto Grande. Water reported potable from reverse osmosis plant.

 

Page 49-50   Port Antonio. Errol Flynn Marina: A new marina has been built on the east side of the west bay. Stern-to mooring. All marina facilities including 110/240/480V hook-up, showers and toilets, a fuel quay and boatyard with a 100 ton travel hoist, restaurant and bar and internet access. www.themarinaatportantonio.com

 

Page 52   Colon. Shelter Bay Marina: A new marina on the W side of Limon Bay at approx. 09º22’N   79º57’W. 50 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 35m. Max depth 6m. All yacht facilities including showers and toilets, restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi, and good security. It is around a 15 minute boat trip to Colon. www.shelterbaymarina.com

 

Page 52   USA east coast. Note: It is reported you cannot obtain a US visa anywhere in the Caribbean.

 

Page 55 Sketch chart, Newport

NYC's Harbourmaster should read only:

Harbourmaster.

 

 

Page 58   Horta. Revised waypoint at entrance: 38º32’.10N   28º37’.14W   WGS84.

 

Page 58 Horta. Mid-Atlantic Yacht services  www.midatlanticyachtservices.com .

 

Page 58   Ponta Delgado. Revised waypoint at entrance: 37º44’.20N   25º39’.09W   WGS84

 

Page 94 Wallis and Fortuna

The French Tricolour is the appropriate flag

 

Page 101 Vanuatu

Formalities At Luganville visitors use moorings at Aore resort, from where there is a boat shuttle to town.

Sketch chart, Port Vila: There is a yellow quarantine buoy to the W of anchorage shown; the channel to E of Iriki Island is buoyed; there is a YC dock on the main island shore, just N of the overhead cables; there is a boatyard with crane on the headland S of Ihira Island.

 

Page 104 Sketch chart, Honiara

There are small buoys marking the entrance and to NE of reef off Na Hana'Ara Point. The pier shown is for military use only. Dinghies can land on the beach below leading marks.

Sketch chart, Gizo. The channel S of Nusatupe Island is marked with buoys. There is a good anchorage in 10m in the channel between Logha and Gizo Islands: There is a small jetty on Logha. Fuel is available just below the anchor symbol shown at Gizo town; Bank, market and hospital are on the headland SE of Gizo town.

 

Page 108   Australia Formalities

Yachts must now report arrival in Australian waters at least 96 hours before arrival. For the latest details go to www.customs.gov.au and go to travellers where you will find the section on yacht regulations.

 

Page 117 Sketch chart

Arrow on NP2, Majuro to Japan, should only point NW.

 

Page 151 Heading, IW 17 Durban

This should be preceded by a green star (not blue).

 

Page 157-158   Royal Langkawi YC. This marina now has an outer breakwater that stops much of the wash from passing craft making it uncomfortable in here.

 

Page 159-160   Ao Chalong: There is a one-stop clearing in office in Ao Chalong with customs, immigration and harbourmaster all housed in the same block near the pier.

 

Page 165   Eritrea. A visa is required in advance before entering Eritrea.

 

Page 166 Egypt.

Port Ghalib: A new marina near Safaga. The fairway buoy is at 25°32’.00N 34°38’.71E WGS84. All yacht facilities. VHF Ch 16, 10. The authorities will get an Egyptian Cruising Permit for yachts berthed here with no additional agents fees. Port Ghalib   Tel +20 65 3700 240   Fax +20 65 3700 241   www.portghalibmarina.com

 

Page 167   Darwin Rallies

Darwin to Kupang Rally   Leaves Darwin in late July and goes direct to Kupang on the W end of Timor (Kupang 10°09’.5S   123°34’.3E). www.sailindonesia.net

Darwin-Bali-Langkawi Rally   The Darwin to Kupang Rally is now stage one of a larger rally finishing in Langkawi in Malaysia. This rally carries on from Kupang up through Indonesia to Singapore and then onto Malaysia. At Singapore other participants join for the second stage Sail Asia Rally which leaves in early November. This stops at Port Dickson, Port Klang, and Pangkor, before finishing at Langkawi. www.sailindonesia.net and www.sailasia.net .

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race   This is the forerunner of the current rallies leaving Darwin and was first held in 1976. Until the event was suspended it attracted up to 100 entries for the 600 mile leg to Ambon. The race is scheduled to begin again in 2007 and leaves in late July. www.darwinambonrace.com.au .

Oz Med Rally   Run by Blue Water Rallies. Yachts can join in the Round the World Blue Water Rally in Australia and complete the second half of the rally to the Mediterranean. www.yachtrallies.co.uk

 

Page 171   Chagos:

NOTE   In 2007 new regulations were introduced for yachts intending to stop in the Chagos archipelago. At the time of writing the following regulations are to be implemented, though things may change in the future.

All yachts must obtain a permit IN ADVANCE from the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration (BIOTA) in London.

Mooring fees for the Chagos Archipelago have been raised from $100 per month to £GBP100 per month.

A permit can be obtained from BIOTA on the internet and either printed off or filled in online. Payment can be made either over the internet (Paypal) or bank transfer. The permit application is reproduced below for information purposes only. Permit applications in English, German, French or Spanish are available as .pdf files. Go to

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KArticle&aid=1174558806718

If this link changes you will have to go to www.fco.gov.uk and then to Countries and Regions and then to Country Profiles under Overseas Territories where you will find British Indian Ocean Territories with a link at the bottom of the page on Guidance for visitors.

Once the form has been completed and payment made then the BIOTA Permit, the regulations governing the reserve and the co-ordinates showing where yachts can moor will be sent. It is expected that moorings will be laid at some time in the future.

Yachts attempting to enter the Chagos area without a permit may be liable for a term of imprisonment up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to £GBP3000.

Regular patrols of the Chagos area will be made and visitors must abide by the regulations concerning the marine reserve (no fishing, fires, damaging coral, harming native species, etc.), must keep pets on board, and must conform to customs regulations regarding illegal drugs, firearms, etc.

 

Page 196 Falkland Islands

The UK red ensign is the appropriate flag here.

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Ocean Passages & Landfalls

Supplement #2  Spring 2008

These corrections are not cumulative and you will need to look at the Corrections for 2007 as well.

 

Chapter 1   North Atlantic Ocean

Page 31

Norway

General: Penultimate sentence: replace with:  The cost of living is high, which is most obvious if eating out or buying drinks.  Basic foodstuffs are reasonable and marina charges are low by European standards.

 

Page 38

Lagos: Portugal

Lagos is not now recommended. Portimao is now recommended along this coast.

 

Page 42

Porto Grande: Cape Verdes

Waypoint 1 midway in channel between I. dos Passaros and the coast: 16°54’.67N   25°00’.27W   WGS84

Waypoint 2 50 metres off the end of the main breakwater: 16°53’.24N   25°00’.14W   WGS84

Marina Mindelo is now open. VHF Ch 09. Yachts can go stern or bows-to or alongside as directed. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoon or to a buoy. Charge band 3. Dinghies can be safely left at the marina for 1 Euro a day for boats anchored out.

Electricity. Water is metered separately on request. It is produced by a reverse osmosis plant and is not available every day. It is potable.

Wifi café ashore. Basic provisions. Market in the main street with a reasonable selection of fruit and veg.

Marina Mindelo www.marinamindelo.com  E: kai@boatcv.com

 

Page 45

Rodney Bay: St Lucia

Work is in progress dredging the lagoon and upgrading the marina docks and facilities.

 

Page 48

Chaguaramas

There have been reports of increased muggings and robbery in Trinidad, generally outside the Chaguaramas area.

 

Page 52 USA

New reporting regulations have introduced for the USA though there appears to be some interpretation needed. Yachts must now report to the CPB (Customs and Border protection/part of Homeland Security) every time they move from one port to another. On arrival enquire as to what the CPB requirements are. http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/pleasure_boats/boats/pleasure_boat_overview.xml

 

Chapter 2   South Atlantic Ocean

 

Page 69

Brazil

General: Formerly Brazil has had a reputation for being inexpensive.  With changing currency values this is no longer true.  Food, drink and eating out is a little cheaper than Europe but boating gear and marina berths are very expensive indeed.

Formalities: amendment: Corrupt officials do not appear to be a problem.

 

Rio Paraiba (Cabedelo)

Map: amendment.  Channel SW of Ilha Restinga (note corrected spelling) is shallow but passable at HW.

Navigation: Buoys may be unlit.

Anchorage: Omit first sentence.

Remarks delete all and replace with:  A popular stop for cruising yachts, especially because of the presence of Brian Stevens yard.  Authorities are now all available in Cabedelo.

 

Page 70

 

Salvador

New Plan: Salvador approaches (delete old plan)

Navigation: when approaching from N and E the Banco de Santo Antonio (S of Ponta de Santo Antonio and marked by N and S cardinal buoys) is best passed to the south unless entering in daylight and settled conditions.

 

Berths:  Marina berths at Centro Nautico in the old harbour or Bahia marina just to the south.  Also at Centro Nautico in Itaparica or the YC in Baía Aratú.

 

Anchorage: Anchor between the fort and Centro Nautico in the old harbour (very little room) or between Bahia marina and the old harbour (land only at one of the marinas due to danger of robbery on the beaches).  Also off the town at Itaparica (exposed to SW in winter), off YC's at Baía do Aratú or S of Salvador.

 

Remarks:

Replace all with: Centro Nautico gives the best access to the old town, which is noisy and crowded.  There are almost no provisions obtainable near to the harbour and a bus trip is required.  Ask in the marina to see a map showing the locations of Port Captain, Customs, Port health and Immigration, all have to be visited on arrival and necessitates a considerable amount of walking.  Apart from the facilities, Salvador is not a pleasant place to visit.  I would recommend using Itaparica or Baía do Aratú and taking the ferry or bus to Salvador only to complete formalities.  Lovely cruising in the bay, especially inside of Ilha de Itaparica and in the Rio Paraguacu.

 

Niteroi (Rio de Janeiro)

New plan: Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. (delete inaccurate old plan – Niteroi) Photo

Berths: Club Naval Charitas currently welcomes visitors and is a safer alternative to the expensive marina Gloria in Rio (where crime is a problem just outside the gates).  However policies change with club officers and there have been times when the club has not welcomed overseas boats.  If this should happen, there are other clubs in the area that could be tried.  Marina Gloria is commercial and very expensive but can be relied upon to accept visitors and there are likely to be many spare berths.

Anchorage: Possible to anchor off Club Nautico Charitas and for a small fee use their facilities.  Also possible to anchor in Enseada de Botofogo but risk of theft is great and only sensible landing place is the Rio YC which is currently not welcoming and charges a very high fee for dinghies.

Remarks: Delete the last sentence: even if berthing in Niteroi it will be necessary to visit the authorities in Rio, located conveniently close to the ferry terminal.

 

Page 71

Santos

Berths: All options are now expensive.  Pier 26 are very efficient.

 

Chapter 3   South Pacific Ocean

Page 87

Ga[apagos: Formalities   Most yachts will employ an agent here to process the paperwork. Total costs are in the vicinity of US$200 plus US100 park fee, though the latter is not always charged. The actual paperwork costs appear to be around US$100 (excluding the park fee) if you do it yourself. There are differing reports on the fees so these figures do vary.

Water and fuel available at Puerto Ayora. Some provisions.

 

P95 Fiji

Formalities

Yachts must now notify Fiji Customs at least 48 hours before arrival. Notification can be by Form C2C on the Fijian Customs website www.frca.org.fj . The form can be emailed to yachtsreport@frca.org.fj .

A fine up to F$20,000 and even a term of imprisonment can be demanded for non-compliance.

 

Chapter 4 North Pacific Ocean

 

Page 126

San Diego

Formalities: Foreign flagged yachts must clear in with the authorities in the main harbour. You can anchor off Shelter Island.

 

Chapter 5 Indian Ocean

 

 

Page 155

Singapore

Formalities

Entry formalities can be carried out for a fee (currently around S$40-50/E20-25 per yacht) at Raffles Marina, Republic of Singapore YC or Changi YC. This is the easiest way to clear in. The alternative is to anchor in the designated small craft anchorage on the SE side of Singapore Island (01° 17’.8 N   103°  55’.8E). There is a time limit on how long yachts can anchor here (between 2 to 4 days usually) and it is enforced. You may be able to get a mooring at Changi (book ahead) or there may be space to squeeze in and anchor to the W of the moorings. Another alternative is Johor Bahru (01°27’.5N 103°46’.5E) on the Malaysian side where you can get a bus across to Singapore. If you anchor in the quarantine area you will need to call on VHF Ch 16 and then go ashore to immigration and then to the port office. This is no longer easy and it is recommended you go to either Raffles or the RSYC.

 

Page 156

Singapore

Small Craft Anchorage

The small craft anchorage at 01° 17’.8 N   103°  55’.8E is now the only designated area for yachts to anchor off around Singapore island. The anchorage is off the East Coast Park and there are no facilities nearby. To even get to downtown Singapore for clearance procedures is a long and arduous trip. The anchorage itself is exposed to the swell and also wash from shipping and smaller craft. It cannot be recommended and the best policy is to head to either Raffles Marina, RSYC marina or Changi. Yachts anchored anywhere else around Singapore will be directed to this designated anchorage or to one of the marinas.

 

Page 156

Raffles Marina

ahoy@rafflesmarina.com.sg   www.rafflesmarina.com.sg

 

P163

Salalah (Oman)

A new breakwater has been built running roughly parallel outside the outer eastern breakwater.

Yachts must now anchor inside the eastern basin where the patrol boat is berthed.

 

P167

Yacht Rallies

Note   Rallies came and go according to the political situation in Indonesia. So the old Darwin to Dili Rally no longer runs and the Darwin to Ambon Rally, the granddaddy of them all that started in 1976, is now scheduled to run again in 2007.

Darwin to Kupang Rally   This is now the most popular of the rallies and leaves Darwin in late July and goes direct to Kupang on the W end of Timor (Kupang 10°09’.5S   123°34’.3E). The distance is approximately 450 NM and most yachts complete it within 5-6 days depending on the winds. On arrival at Kupang rally participants are cleared in and the social events begin. This is now a substantial rally with 90 yachts taking part in 2006. See www.sailindonesia.net

Darwin-Bali-Langkawi Rally   The Darwin to Kupang Rally is now stage one of a larger rally finishing in Langkawi in Malaysia. This rally carries on from Kupang up through Indonesia to Singapore and then onto Malaysia. In Indonesia the rally visits a series of cultural festivals on the islands of Alor, Lembata, Flores, Borneo, Bali and Java. At each location social events ashore have been planned and of course the passage through officialdom has also been smoothed. At Singapore other participants join for the second stage Sail Asia Rally which leaves in early November. This stops at Port Dickson, Port Klang, and Pangkor, before finishing at Langkawi. In future years the stopover ports may change. See www.sailindonesia.net and www.sailasia.net .

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race   This is the forerunner of the current rallies leaving Darwin and was first held in 1976. Until the event was suspended it attracted up to 100 entries for the 600 mile leg to Ambon. The race is scheduled to begin again in 2007 and leaves in late July. See www.darwinambonrace.com.au .

Darwin to Saumlaki Rally   This smaller rally has sailed in the past from Darwin to Saumlaki on the island of Jamdena. Officials from Ambon fly in to carry out clearance into Indonesia.

Oz Med Rally   Run by Blue Water Rallies. Yachts can join in the Round the World Blue Water Rally in Australia and complete the second half of the rally to the Mediterranean. www.yachtrallies.co.uk

 

Kings Cup early December in Phuket

The race week is in early December with around 7 races over 6 days (one lay day). The courses are a mix of triangle, windward/leeward and passage races. There are ten divisions: Racing, Premier Cruising, IRC 1, IRC 2, IRC 3, Ocean Rover, Ocean Multihull, Classic, Beach Catamarans and Sports Boats. It is run under the IRC Handicap System and measurement can take place before the race in Phuket. www.kingscup.com

 

Andaman Sea Rally early January

Gentle racing to Port Blair in the Andamans from Phuket and back again. Has the big advantage that clearance formalities are included in the rally fee. www.andamansearally.com

 

For Asian Regattas see www.sailing-asia.com

 

Appendix

P202

Indian ocean Radio Nets

The following are long standing nets in the Indian Ocean and approaches.

 

  • Brunei Bay Radio Daily broadcasts of weather and Maritime Safety Information warnings for all of SE Asia and eastern Indian Ocean. Brunei Bay Radio is also the regional Sailmail hub. www.bruneibay.net
  • Mobile Maritime Net   Richard Donaldson-Alves. Covers Japan to Seychelles - Hong Kong to Northern & Western Australia. (Specifically: Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Northern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, The Andamans & Nicobars, Chagos). 14.323Mhz @ 0025hrs zulu. At 0055hrs, Weather forecasts are relayed. Wx @ 0055 Z daily
  • Roy's Net.  Perth, W.Australia. Wx warnings & then covers boats in N & W Indian Ocean.  14320 kHz  @ 1115hrs zulu.
  • South Africa Maritime Mobile Net. S Africa. Covers Indian Ocean & S Atlantic. 14316 kHz & moves to 7045 kHz @ 0630hrs and also @ 1130hrs (both frequencies)
  • Radio "Peri-Peri".  East Africa. Covers Indian Ocean & S Atlantic. 8101 kHz @ 0500hrs zulu (weather) & then 12353 kHz after the weather. Again (both freqs) @ 1500hrs zulu.
  • Tony's Net.  Kenya. Covers Indian Ocean & Red Sea. 14316 kHz
  • German Maritime Mobile Net. Covers the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Med, (worldwide). Ham, Echolink & Winlink. 14313 kHz @ 1630hrs zulu

 

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Ocean Passages & Landfalls supplement 2010


 

Author's Note
Please remember that Ocean Passages & Landfalls is copyrighted material. It is an offence to copy and/or distribute the content without the express permission of the Author or Publisher.
As the Author, I put an enormous amount to time, expense and care into the text, plans and photos that make up this book. I'm aware there are pirate copies available on the internet, via a memory stick or photocopies, but supplying or receiving content like this is a) illegal and b) will contribute to the demise of this sort of material.
Be fair and don't pirate copies off the internet or from others. After all you wouldn't like it if someone stole something from you or from your boat. So please do not steal from me.

 

For more 'informal' information on areas go to www.tell-tales.info

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

P3

Email downloads

Sat phone. There is really only one contender that gives close to world-wide coverage and that is Iridium.

Iridium: Worldwide coverage and the most popular option for cruising boats. The connection speed for data is 2400 baud. That is around 20kb a minute. There are some myths surrounding data reception, but the connection speed to the Iridium satellites is fixed at 2400 baud. This all assumes full signal strength. What this means is that you are basically restricted to text and cannot send graphics.

A handset will cost around £1250 ($1850) new and around half that second hand depending on spec. You should also get an external aerial for better reception of data. You also need to pay for line rental and airtime. Sample figures are $39 for 30 days rental and $75 for 50 minutes airtime. 500 minutes airtime plus 12 months line rental is $775.

It is useful to use an email compression system so that your airtime is not gobbled up receiving uncompressed data. Compressed email from providers like SailMail ($250 per annum) and Mailasail (£140/$210 per annum) will generally pay for themselves. In addition you get weather services from Saildocs or Mailasail gratis.

Mailasail has a good website explaining the finer details www.mailasail.com

 

P17

Cruising in Coral

See also French Polynesia P170 and the Tuamotus P178.

 

 

1   NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

 

P48

Right column, line 2 from top                Word 'time' written twice    Delete one.

 

P50

Waypoint coordinates under the plan     Longitude shown is West      Change  to 'East'.

 

P67

BOX: MADEIRA.

 

Europe's answer to a South Pacific Isle

 

Madeira consists of two inhabited islands, Madeira and smaller Porto Santo.  The other islands in the group are uninhabited and difficult to visit both navigationally and because they are natural reserves and a permit must be obtained.  The islands were first settled by the Portuguese around 1420 and remain a part of Portugal.  Despite the absence of good ports Madeira has long been an important port of call for sailing vessels leaving Europe.  It was almost a routine stop for vessels of the Royal Navy to take on fresh provisions and clean water as they sailed south to other parts and the Dutch also had a very close relationship with the Islands.

 

For many years yachts have visited Madeira but the only anchorage available was exposed and precarious.  For this reason it never gained the popularity of the Canary islands.  Recently things have changed and there are now several yacht harbours available.  Sailing from Europe the island makes an excellent stop for some memorable sightseeing, excellent provisions and to taste the delicious wines.

 

Seasons and winds

 

Located to the north of the tropics but with the moderating influence of the ocean the islands have a very pleasant climate with winter temperatures between 13 and 19 degreesC and summer temperatures between 19 and 26 degreesC with mean water temperatures varying between 17 and 26 degrees C.  Summers are mostly dry and in winter there is regular rainfall.  The Azores high usually lies to the north west giving predominantly fresh north east winds and making the south coast dryer, sunnier and more sheltered.  However weakening of the high with the passage of winter fronts (or even remnants of tropical storms) to the north can result in south west winds and swell and, very occasionally, storms.  Local wind effects are pronounced with an acceleration zone between Madeira and Porto Santo, calms on the south coast west of Funchal and further acceleration on the north west side of Madeira being the normal pattern. 

 

Sailors usually experience light following winds as they approach Porto Santo Island from the north east.  These can become very fresh as the eastern tip of Madeira is approached.  The wind often turns to the east along the south coast and can be blowing quite strongly just off Funchal.  Once past Funchal the south coast is often subject to light breezes or calms.  Unless a south west wind has been blowing recently the swells on the south coast are usually minimal.

 

Ashore

 

Madeira is so green and fertile and has such dramatic mountains that the only comparison I can make is to the islands of French Polynesia.  Everything grows in abundance and breathtaking roads wind up the mountainsides making the interior accessible for walking and sightseeing.  The downside is that its very beauty has attracted tourists and expatriates that crowd the lower slopes with houses and hotels.  However it is still a fascinating place and the capital Funchal is well worth exploring.  Most visitors rent a car and make for the hills.  There is an excellent road system near sea level with some awe inspiring bridges and tunnels.  Up in the mountains the roads are of good quality but full of twists and turns.  There are thousands of walking tracks, most of which are associated with an ancient but still functioning system of water distribution.  Even the tiniest trickle of water is collected and directed towards channels (levadas) hewed out of the rock or spanning chasms that will eventually nourish bananas, vines and all the other fruits of the island. 

 

The contrast between the main island and Porto Santo is startling.  Porto Santo is low and dry with very sparse vegetation and is home to a major airport constructed by the United States as a stepping stone on the trans Atlantic route in the second world war.  To serve the airport an excellent port was also built.  However the island offers little to the visitor in comparison with the main island.

 

Facilities

 

Quite a variety of marine spares are available in the marine stores near the port in Funchal.  There are agents for many electronics, engine and marine parts.  Because it is part of the European Union it is easy to obtain items that are not available locally.  Provisions of every kind are plentiful and the fresh food and fish is of excellent quality.  There are many excellent supermarkets but a visit to the municipal market in Funchal is an essential part of any stay on the islands.  The new airport, built partly on bridges over the sea, has flights from all over Europe making this an ideal place to change or meet crew, it lies on the south east coast and is about 1 hours drive from Funchal, but only 10 minutes from the marina at Quinta do Lorde.

 

Berths and moorings

 

From north east to south west the mooring facilities are as follows:

 

Porto Santo has an excellent harbour with a little room to anchor, moorings for rent, marina berths and a 25 ton travel lift with plentiful hard standing.  Facilities here are also good and there are air and ferry links to the main island.  There are charges for using your own anchor which permit the use of marina facilities on shore.  Anchoring in the sheltered bay off the town attracts a very high fee from the local authorities.

 

Quinta De Lorde Marina provides the most secure berths on the main island, has good facilities and is conveniently close to the airport.  This is probably the best place to leave a boat.

 

Porto Santo Marina and Quinta De Lorde are under the same management, for up to date information refer to their website www.quintadolorde.pt

 

In Funchal it is possible to berth in the crowded yacht harbour, usually by rafting to the wall with many other vessels.  A fair amount of swell can enter and make this an unpleasant place.  It is also possible to anchor on a narrow strip of sand to the east of the harbour.  This is often rolly, can be exposed to changes in wind direction and theoretically attracts a high charge which is not usually levied.

 

Porto de Recreio da Calheta lies near the western end of the south coast and is a very well run and convenient port.  There is an excellent supermarket within walking distance and car hire or buses to Funchal are readily available.  Unfortunately the harbour suffers from a dangerous surge with  south west winds and staff have to constantly tend frayed lines, broken cleats and mooring points in these conditions.  Therefore I would not recommend leaving a vessel unattended here.  See: www.portoderecreiodacalheta.com

 

Reading

 

Atlantic Islands, Anne Hammick, RCCPF/Imray

 

 

P68

Left  column, line 8 from top                   Quinto do Lorde                   Change to Quinta do Lorde

 

P69

Left column, line 11 from bottom            'needs to made'                   Change to 'needs to be made'

 

P69

Left column, line 6 from bottom             Torre di Control                     Change to Torre de Control

 

P76

Porte Grande (Mindelo) (Sao Vicente)

Navigation

VHF Port Control Ch.15

Delete all of first entry on Anchorage.

 

P102

Panama

Routes and harbours

The Panama Canal is 48 miles long ...

 

P104

Amend expected ETA to ETA.

 

P105

Delete Los Olas and insert Las Olas.

 

P117

Amend Saeglek to Saglek. 

 

 

2. SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

 

P134

Rio Paraiba

Navigation

Should read: Entrance is straightforward through the marked channel.

 

P138

Entry should be Clube Naval Charitas.

 

P143

Heading should read: Cruising Rio de la Plata (The River plate)

 

 

3   SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

 

P155

Passages Within French Polynesia

Amend to: See plan page 157.

 

P200

Amend Whangerai to Whangarei.

 

P215

Australia

Formalities

A lot has been written vilifying Australian customs and quarantine officials. Well they have been to charm school and my experience of customs and quarantine in Cairns and lots of other peoples' experiences in other Australian ports of entry is that they are affable and helpful with the whole process of clearing in.

They are still thorough. You need to have given 96 hours advance warning, preferably by email to 

yachtreport@customs.gov.au . For more information go to www.customs.gov.au .

From the website the information required is:

There are several agencies interested in your arrival - principally Customs, Quarantine and Immigration.

96 hours notice may be given by either;

* Sending an email to yachtreport@customs.gov.au

* Sending a fax to +61 2 6275 5078

* Phoning the Australian Customs National Communications Centre on +61 3 9244 8973

You will need to provide the following information

* The name of your craft

* Craft's Country and Port of Registration

* Your intended first port of arrival

* Your estimated arrival time

* Your last four ports

* The details of people on board including name, date of birth, nationality and passport number

* Details of any illness or disease recently encountered

* If you have any animals on board

* If you have any firearms on board

On Skylax customs knew we were coming and had all the forms already printed off. Quarantine searched the boat from stem to stern, but in the nicest possible way. The cost of clearing in (2009) was $AU330 which you can pay by credit card.

 

P217/218

NEW BOX

The Coral Coast

Alan Lucas in his Cruising the Coral Coast (a book everyone should have on board) says of the coast that it 'rivals some of the world's great tropical beauty spots such as the Marquesas of the Central Pacific and the Grenadines of the West Indies'. He is right. This coast is stunningly beautiful with mainland Australia on one side, a great long tract of coast virtually uninhabited once you are past Cooktown, and the reefs and sandy cays along the Barrier Reef on the seaward side providing protection from the trade wind swell and wonderful anchorages as well.

It is a huge cruising area away from it all with just one drawback. The saltwater crocodile inhabits these waters, can grow up to seven metres and weigh up to a ton, and is a stealthy and cunning hunter by all accounts. Alan Lucas reports that three people are known to have been killed by saltwater crocodiles between 1975 and 2000. Personally it put me off swimming and even on a sand cay like Morris Island there was a resident croc swimming around the anchorage.

Once you set off from Cairns you are pretty much on your own with the exception of Cooktown some 75 miles north of Cairns. You need to be self sufficient in food, water and fuel until you get to either Thursday Island in the Torres Strait or more usefully Gove or Darwin in the Northern Territory. Apart from any fish you catch along the way there are no shops or even a bar or restaurant except for Lizard Island, so you need to make your own fun. There are enough Aussie boats cruising the coast to make it convivial and they are a great lot. We were given fresh oysters and a sweetlips fish and managed to catch a nice blue tuna off the top of Australia.

Sailing strategies

The SE trades are the prevailing winds blowing at 10-20 knots and occasionally a bit more. Tucked behind the Barrier Reef there is virtually no sea and this is champagne sailing. The flood tide goes north up the coast and the ebb south, but with the trades blowing most of the effect of the ebb is cancelled out and so you either have a favourable tide or a negligible amount against you. Not until up around Cape York where the tidal streams are stronger do you need to think about tide tables.

Anchorages around the coral coast mostly fall into two categories. You are either anchoring off behind sandy cays with a fringing reef or tucking behind a cape with sticky mud on the bottom to keep you there. The comfort of most of these anchorages depends on the strength of the trades and with 15-20 knots we found most of them just fine with only a minimal amount of rolling. In stronger trades I suspect some of them could be a bit more uncomfortable though still perfectly tenable.

Going south down the coast would be a bit of a chore. Most boats will wait until just before the cyclone season in early summer/late winter when the chances of northerly winds increases. Old hands on the coast reckon that northerlies were few and far between even in spring and that you needed to make whatever southing you could when the weather went light.

Customs

All up and down the coast customs aircraft or the Australian Air Force patrol the coast and you will be called up on VHF on most days for your boat name, POB's and sometimes the number of your cruising permit. There is also a customs patrol boat and a police patrol boat who may well call you up as well. It's all very friendly and after a while you get quite used to it.

Shipping Channel

Inside the Barrier Reef there is a shipping channel marked by beacons and buoys and for some of the time you will be using the channel or traversing it. It is used by big ships although on average we only saw 2 or 3 a day. Foreign flagged ships take on a pilot for the channel and you can either call them up or they will call you up to enquire about which side to pass or to ask you to change course a little.

It's not as scary as it sounds and there is often plenty of water outside the channel so you can keep out of their way. AIS is useful to get a ships name and give you a bit of warning as visibility can be poor at times when a haze or rain obscures things.

Crocs

There are crocs. Most Australians don't swim here and even off some of the little sand cays there have been sightings of crocs. We nearly dropped our anchor on a 10 footer off Morris Island.

Cape York to Darwin

Most yachts will sail direct from Cape York (or one of the anchorages nearby like Simpson Bay) through the Endeavour Passage to Darwin if they are not going up to the Torres Islands. You need to get the tides right for this as they can run at 3-4 knots and whooshing out of the Endeavour Channel as opposed to plugging away against the tide has much to recommend it. Once out of the Endeavour Passage tides are less although you can still have up to a knot with or against you.

The winds across the Gulf of Carpenteria and on down to the Dundas Passage are lighter than those up the coast and at times you may need to do a bit of motoring. Its time to think about light weather sails as up through Indonesia winds are light again.

Some care is needed entering Van Diemen Gulf because of strong tidal currents, and negotiating Clarence Strait through the Vernon Islands. The strait is well marked but also subject to strong tides. Once through the Clarence Strait the approach is straightforward. A night approach through Clarence Strait is possible with care.

At springs the tidal streams run at up to 3.5kn through the Dundas Passage and the Clarence Strait, so it is worth timing your passage through here. Approaching Cape Don at around 4.5 hours before HW Darwin will give you 4 hours of S-going current down into the gulf. Faster yachts can make it through the light adverse stream to Cape Hotham (at the E end of Clarence Strait) in time to pick up the start of the W-going stream through the strait. This W-going stream begins at Cape Hotham at 4 hours after HW Darwin, and this flood tide will carry all the way around and into Darwin harbour for the next 8 hours.

Reading

Cruising the Coral Coast Alan Lucas Available locally or from www.alanlucascruisingguides.com

 

 

4   NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN

 

 

P228

NP6 From Australia and E Asia to Japan

This is a difficult passage heading N from Malaysia and the Philippines. In practice yachts encounter N-NE winds for much of the time even in the recommended month of May when the NE monsoon should be dying. That means head-winds for the 2500 miles from Singapore. If you wait longer (say 2-3 weeks until nearer the end of May) then you will arrive in Japan in the wet season. By all accounts the wet season is very wet. You will also need to find a secure berth in Japan for the summer Typhoon season which starts in July. (For Typhoons 'July stand-by; August it Must---right through to November Remember').

The only saving grace on this passage is the Japan Current. You should pick it up soon after leaving the Northern Philippines and it can run N-NE at up to 2 knots.

 

P247

Japan

Formalities

The authorities now require 24 hours notice prior to arrival. In practice this doesn't seem to be too much of a problem but should be adhered to if possible. See Japan Coast Guard  www.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/e/index_e.htm .

You will need to obtain permission to cruise Japan. The coastguard require an itinerary and you need permission to enter ports. The Japanese have 'Open' and 'Closed' ports. The Closed ports are basically owned by the local fishermen and you must (in theory) gain their permission to enter their harbour. You will need to visit the Ministry of Transport and Lands to get permission for the various ports.

 

Telecom   Foreigners cannot have a Mobile Phone. Permanent address and/or bank a/c  plus Japanese ID required. Also applies to mobile data cards. Internet cafes scarce and difficult to find.

 

Currency   ATM's do not work with many foreign cards. ATM's at P.O.'s work with current account cards.

 

Sailing Season   Okinawa group reported to have a high incidence of typhoons. Local advice is to ensure you have big, strong fenders and plenty of strong rope (at least 300m to secure your vessel when a Typhoon arrives).

 

 

P247

Ishigaki (Okinawa)

24d20.55'N   124d08.75'E

This is the most useful port of entry into Japan coming from the S (Malaysia or Philippines).

Approach

Call up Okinawa Coast Radio on VHF Ch 16 to get permission to enter.

Berths

Anchor inside the breakwater or go alongside a pontoon if possible. Note that no-one should go ashore until you are cleared in by the authorities who will come down to the boat.

Facilities

Water by jerry cans. Fuel by mini-tanker. Supermarket nearby.

Remarks

Mike Quinn, an American local, is helpful to visiting yachties. Email  lhanalee@crux.ocn.ne.jp .

 

Thanks to Fenton Hamlin on s/y Pateke for this info.

 

 

P251

Puerto Galera plan should read: Mindoro.

 

 

5   INDIAN OCEAN

 

P254

2004 Tsunami

Sentence 2 should read: The epicentre  off the northern tip of Sumatra, a massive subduction along the Burma and Indian plates, caused a tsunami that affected ...

 

 

 

P258

Left hand table (Bay of Bengal)

Total of Tropical Storms and Cyclones over a 50-year period : Bay of Bengal

Right hand table (Arabian Sea)

Total of Tropical Storms and Cyclones over a 74 year period : Arabian Sea

 

P274

Singapore

Entry Formalities

Entry formalities

Clearing in
Yachts can clear in at Raffles Marina or at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. Currently the charge for this is around $S140. If you get the marina to clear you out then you pay this fee again. The marinas must bring the immigration man to the marina so some of the charge is for this service. Clearance is only during working hours which is 0800-1600 for Raffles Marina and 0900-1700 for RSYC. Keppel Marina also offers clearance though this does not always seem straightforward.

NOTE: ALL THE MARINAS REQUIRE AT LEAST 6 HOURS PRIOR NOTICE and preferably more.

The alternative is to call Singapore MPA for east or west control and clear customs off the coast. This only operates in the eastern approach (off Changi VHF Ch 16/12) or western approach (off Tuas reclamation VHF Ch 16/68) and you will be cleared at sea. I haven't done this, but talking to a yacht that has, it apparently is quite painless. The customs boat comes nearby and a long-handled net is held out for documents. This is then processed on board the customs boat and the completed docs put back in the net and passed back across.
Yachts should heed the letter of the law regarding procedures as, although the officials are all very friendly, a close eye is kept on yachts and all systems are
computerised (including those on board the customs boats).
If you have any crew leaving the boat then they should be entered as passengers and not boat crew. Passengers can cross to Malaysia and then on re-entry to Singapore get two weeks. All crew on board only get two weeks on arrival, but this can be extended for (usually) 30 days on first application and longer if you are having work done on the boat. You can do it yourself by going to the
Seaman's Section at Marina South Pier in the Departure Hall (Tel 6324 5015). You will need to take a taxi there from downtown Singapore.

You will need the following documents to clear a yacht into Singapore

  • Passports
  • Vessel Registration Certificate
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Last Port Clearance
  • Crew/Passenger List (to be stamped by the Immigration officer)

 

Moving around Singapore
Yachts that want to move from one port in Singapore to another need to have a Class B AIS transponder. These can be hired for around $S35 a day (2009). If you are entering and leaving from the same port the transponder is not needed.

 

P275

BOX

Crossing the Singapore Strait

 

Sitting in Nongsa Point Marina and looking out to the Singapore Strait it's rare that you don't see two or three ships passing by. I have never seen tankers as big as these with some of them the size of several football pitches. They make Panamax ships look tiny. Singapore is the busiest port in the world  with some 140,000 shipping calls every year. I work that out to be an average of 380 shipping calls a day. On any one day there are reckoned to be 400 ships in the designated anchoring areas around Singapore. Ships transiting the strait are strictly regulated and are on average 15 seconds apart. In practice this is not how it works and you get ships overtaking in the strait, ships slowing down and turning to go into the Port of Singapore, and ships just going slowly while they take on supplies.

There are two crossing zones clearly shown on all charts and any small craft needs to cross the shipping channel as near to right angles as possible in either of these two zones (shown with a 'T' on the plan). You can be fined for not crossing at these zones as near to a right angle as possible and it's important to remember that small craft do not have right of way over shipping in the channels whether they are sailing or not. In fact I'd recommend you just have a main up with a reef or two in it to give a bit of stability to motor-sailing and also increase your visibility.

 

Map of Strait goes here

Cruisers who have been around this area for years recommend the following route from Nongsa Point Marina - which is where most yachts that have come up through Indonesia will clear out of. This route for crossing the strait is shown on the map.

 

Basically you go west just outside the shipping channel until you get to Batu Berhanti at the western crossing zone. There are fewer ship movements on this side of the channel, though 'fewer' here is a relative term, so it is easier to stick to the Indonesian side rather than crossing at the eastern crossing zone. Then head across to Kusu Island and 'the sisters' until you get to the north side of the shipping channel.

You will most likely have to slow up or do a turn to avoid shipping going E or W, but it is not that difficult. The isolated danger mark on this crossing is a useful reference point and you shouldn't  worry too much as it marks a 14 metre patch, adequate for most of us. You will likely see small open fishing boats pottering around fishing between the E and W-going channels, seemingly oblivious to the nautical juggernauts coming through. There are also a fair number of fast ferries going back and forth between Indonesia and Singapore which are used to keeping clear of small slow craft like yachts.

Yachts going to Republic of Singapore YC, Senetosa or Keppel Marina will head up the East Keppel Fairway. Yachts going to Raffles Marina should proceed west along the  northern side of the shipping channel to Raffles light and then head across the anchorage areas to where they can turn to head towards the Johor Strait and into Raffles just before Tuas No.2 crossing bridge. Anywhere around Singapore port you need to keep an eye out for ships leaving and entering the port facilities and the anchorage areas.

One thing that will strike you is the vast extent of the oil storage tanks and refineries along this bit of Singapore. This little island has
the third largest refinery area in the world. A bit further on you will come across oil rigs in various states of construction. Singapore builds more oil rigs than anyone else in the world. To police all this fast patrol boats roar up and down all the time and call up ships that are not conforming or have not checked in with Singapore traffic control. It's a hurley-burley of organised chaos with more than enough going on to keep you occupied, but in practice it is not as bad as you might think as long as you keep your wits about you.

P275

One degree 15 Marina

01d14.50'N   103d50.40'E

Navigation

The marina lies on the SE side of Senetosa Island.

Berths

VHF Ch 77. 270 berths. 14 mega-yacht berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 50m. Depths 2-5.6m. Charge band 3.

Facilities

All normal facilities. 24 hour security. Fuel quay. Wifi. Chandlers. Small yard for hauling.

General

Visitors may be asked not to use some facilities when members need them (usually weekends). Bus nearby into town or connects with the MRT.

Harbourmaster tel +65 6305 6999. www.one15marina.com

 

Republic of Singapore YC

West Retan Beacon 01d17.6'N   103d45.0'E

Navigation

Care needed of shipping when approaching the marina. It can be a bit difficult to find in the vast dock area.

Berths

VHF Ch 77. 180 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 20m. Charge band 2/3.

Facilities

All normal facilities. It is a bit out of town and you may need to use taxis to get about.

www.rsyc.org.sg Email marina@rsyc.org.sg

 

P275

Malaysia

Formalities   You can also clear in at Puteri Marina and Telaga Marina.

 

P276

Puteri Marina

Tidal range 2.4m

Navigation

Proceed under Tuas Bridge 25 metres air height. Once under the bridge the channel is well marked all the way up to Danga Bay. Call up Puteri Marina on VHF Ch 18 and they will send a boat out to guide you in. In November 2009 there was 4m least depth (my adjustment for LAT) at the entrance, but dredging is ongoing. It is planned to have a least depth of 4.5m LAT.
Note: The entrance is silting already and is likely to continue doing so in the future so contact Puteri Marina to see what depths there are in the immediate approaches to the outer basin.
Berths
76 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 60m. Depths 4-6m. Charge band 2.
Authorities   The staff will run you into the large container port at the entrance to the Johor Strait to clear in with the authorities. You need to give them a days notice for clearing in and clearing out.
Facilities
All normal facilities. Wifi. Fuel and gas can be arranged. Small chandlers cum grocery shop. Transport arranged on specific days to a night market and to a supermarket.

P276

Danga Bay

01 28'.38N 103 43'.42E WGS84
If you proceed up the Johor Strait from Puteri you come to the huge new development at Danga Bay. This is intended to be a huge commercial and residential development hitch-hiking on the economic powerhouse of Singapore just across the water.

 

P276

Pulau Penang

Second Penang bridge

In the southern approaches to Penang a new bridge is under construction between Batu Maung on Penang Island and Batu Kawan on the mainland. In late 2009 the channel for navigation was on the west side with the southern approach at 05d 17.00'N   100d 18.30'E and the northern approach at 05d 17.35'N   100d 18.48'E. Completion is planned for 2012 and the air height will be 30 metres.


P282

Thailand

Formalities

Yachts clearing into Thailand need to visit immigration, customs and the harbourmaster. In somewhere like Ao Chalong in Phuket there is a one-stop office for clearing in. When you get to a port of entry then you need to go to the following authorities.

1. Immigration. Fill in the forms and get stamped into the country. Anyone leaving the country by any other means other than the yacht should be stamped in as a passenger.
2. Go to customs and fill in the necessary paperwork.
3. Go to the harbourmaster and fill in the necessary paperwork.

When you leave visit the authorities in the same order. The harbourmaster will issue the clearance papers for your next destination and make a charge for light dues (200 Baht).

If you intend leaving your boat in Thailand and then leaving the country by other means then you need to put up a bond (around $US800) with customs. This can be tedious and it can be useful to use an agent, though I have done it without using an agent.

There have been rumours floating around various internet sites of corrupt officials demanding fees for clearing in and out. In my experience at Ao Chalong this was not the case and the officials were friendly and helpful in that smiley Thai way.

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Ao Chalong

New waypoint mid-channel at the entrance of the E channel. 07d47.55'N   98d23.90'E   WGS84

Ashore there are now numerous shops including a supermarket nearby and sadly some pretty seedy girly bars for seedy expats.

 

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Yacht Haven

A marina on the N side of Phuket just E of Sarasin Bridge.

Tidal range 2.3m

Navigation

The approach is peppered with islets, reefs and sandbanks, but with a little judicious study of the chart it is all straightforward. Once around the N side of Phuket a course of around 320 degrees magnetic on the tall electricity pylon on the mainland shows the course in, though eyeball it as well. Deep draught boats should call the marina for a deeper route on the N side of the large sandbank in the approaches.

Berths

VHF Ch 68. 200 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 80m. Max draught in the marina 5m. Charge band 2/3.

Call up the marina when you are close by and they will send out a RIB to guide you in. Tidal currents run quite strongly through the marina and the RIB will help you get into the berth. Finger pontoons.

Facilities

All normal facilities. Wifi. Fuel can be delivered. Workshops nearby. Mini-market and restaurants.


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Phang Nga Bay
Around Phang Nga there are any number of spectacular limestone islands, many of them with hongs, caves that the rain has carved out of the limestone as it filters through it, and it so shallow everywhere that you can anchor almost anywhere. In the NE monsoon there are lots of anchorages on the west side of the islands and for the most part you can make it up by just looking at a chart and mapping out a route around the islands. The bottom is mostly mud and good holding, although there are some places where the mud is quite soft so the anchor pulls through it until you get to some firmer stuff.

You could spend weeks around here with brief trips back to Phuket or Krabi to re-provision or catch up on boat jobs and the like. At times you can re-provision... sort of. Off Ko Pranak a longtail pulled up and lo and behold sold us dinner, a dozen fresh prawns. Around the islands you are well away from the excesses, the girly bars, the fast-food joints, the touts and the tricksters that inhabit Phuket and in a world closer to the old values of Thailand. In the daytime some of the islands are busy with tripper boats running tourists out from Phuket, but by evening it goes quiet and you will likely have an anchorage to yourself.

 

Going south

As with coming up from Malaysia, there are any number of islands you can visit on the way south to Malaysia. Lots of yachts shuttle back and forth between Thailand and Malaysia using the two countries as one big cruising area.

 

Basically you can go south down through the middle islands of Phi Phi, Rok Nok and the Butang Islands or down through the eastern islands off the coast like Ko Lanta Yai, around Ko Muk, Ko Bulan group and Ko Tarutao. Of course you can mix and match all these. Yachts heading north just reverse the order here.

 

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BOX: Malaysia & Thailand to Sri Lanka

Malaysia & Thailand to Sri Lanka

Leaving Malaysia (usually Langkawi) and Thailand (usually Phuket) the winds will usually be fresh NE-E for a bit before dying off in the wind shadow of the Asian peninsula. Up to the Nicobars the wind has the usual diurnal variation going from NE-E in the morning to light SE in the afternoon and variable easterlies through the night.

Yachts leaving from Langkawi will usually head for the Great Channel between Great Nicobar Island and the northern end of Sumatra as it is closer to the rhumb line than more northerly channels. Yachts leaving from Phuket will often use the Sombrero Channel.

Overfalls & whirlpools

In the sea area east and west of the Nicobars you get upwelling from the sea bottom even though you can be in very deep water. You will see areas of disturbed water a bit like tidal overfalls and the sort of whirlpools you get in places like the Messina Strait in the Mediterranean. At first these can be a bit intimidating and there is a bit of water being thrown around in the steep waves and the boat will be swirled around a few degrees either side, but they only cover a small area and you will soon be through them until you get to the next lot.

Nicobars

It must be remembered that the Nicobars belong to India and are off-limits to yachts. The Indian navy and air force patrol the area which have sensitive military installations and are not lenient with boats that pull into an anchorage in the Nicobars.

Nicobars to Sri Lanka

There is usually a good west-going current in the Bay of Bengal although it seems to be best if you stay higher, around 7 degrees North. Staying north also seems to pay dividends wind-wise and you will usually have more consistent winds around 7 degrees as opposed to 5 degrees. Once clear of the Nicobars the NE monsoon usually blows quite consistently around 10-20 knots although there are days when it can drop below 10 knots for a time before kicking in again.

Another advantage of staying around 7 degrees is that you are clear of the rhumb line course for shipping coming up the Malacca Strait and heading west to Sri Lanka before crossing to the Red Sea and Suez. You will come across a few fishing boats, usually beaten up old Bangladeshi, Indian or Sri Lankan boats, and a few stray ships heading to Bangladesh, the Andamans and Burma.

Once you get near Sri Lanka the wind is channelled down the west coast of Sri Lanka and around the bottom, often getting up to 30 knots or so. The current here is SW going west around the bottom of Sri Lanka and often runs at 2 knots or more. Staying north means you can just turn SW to go with the current and the wind and follow it around. As you approach Donda Head the wind will often die to nothing.

Around the south side of Sri Lanka there will be fishing boats around, but not too many, and its useful to stay around 8-10 miles off the coast which keeps you out of the separation channel for ships and away from some of the smaller fishing boats.

There are few who do not find this passage a pleasant and easy one with comparatively benign seas and good winds. Squalls do occur and can blow at 35 knots or so for an hour or two, but compared to the Atlantic and Pacific they are less frequent and not as violent.

 

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Formalities

Yachts arriving at Galle will usually be directed to anchor off to the E/SE of the harbour. The navy will then come out to check you over and you can then go into the harbour. A boom now obstructs most of the entrance and you need to wiggle around the S end of it. Once anchored or berthed then the agent will come out and the other various officials will follow. It is a good idea to email your chosen agent at least 24 hours in advance so they have all the paperwork ready to clear you in.

Agents

All yachts must have an agent which will be either GAC Shipping or the Windsors. It's best to email the agent with details of your boat and crew before arrival so they can do the relevant paperwork and have it all ready on your arrival.

Once berthed in the harbour the agent will come out with customs (who will angle for a bribe, usually alcohol or cigarettes) and quarantine who may also want a little 'gift'. Yes I do usually give them a little something, usually cheap vodka or rum I have bought in Langkawi for next to nothing, but lots of yachts do not.

Your agent will then take you ashore to get a shore pass from security and to immigration.

In 2010 GAC shipping cost $US225 and the Windsors cost $US200.

GAC shipping: Srilanka@GACWorld.com

Windsors: Windsorreef@wow.lk    Don't always expect to get an answer from the Windsors, but they will usually have got your email and will have the paperwork ready on arrival.

 

You need to give details of

Crew on board including nationality and passport numbers. If anyone is flying out of Sri Lanka list them as passengers and not crew.

Boat details including LOA, beam, draught. Flag, port of registry and registration number.

 

 

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BOX: Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka

If you are prone to internet and cruiser rumour then the likelihood is that Sri Lanka does not figure on your list of destinations to visit in this part of the world. Internet forums and nautical chat-rooms are full of stories about how awful the place is, how bad Galle harbour is, and how you get ripped off for anything and everything. Well that's the rumour mill at work and any cruisers loss for not visiting this wonderful island.

The truth is that there is minor corruption, Galle harbour is pretty much like it was when I last visited it 13 years ago despite plans to make it more yacht friendly, and clearing in and out carries minor penalties in the way of 'gifts' if you are a soft touch like me. That apart Sri Lanka remains one of the most spectacular tropical islands in the world and the Sri Lankans themselves, the everyday folk you meet in the street, some of the nicest people on this planet. All this despite a devastating civil war, the 2004 tsunami and internecine political rivalry that often spills over into violence.

 

The Highlands

From the coastal flats you head up into the highlands, to old colonial retreats in the cool of the mountains like Nuralia at some 6500 ft (take some warm clothes), past Buddhist temples, through tropical rain forest and waterfalls dropping hundreds of feet, and of course through vast tea plantations.

This is another Sri Lanka away from the booming surf on golden beaches and proas setting out through the surf to set nets in the inshore waters.

 

Most yachties will organise an excursion in a mini-bus with a driver from Galle and this is not a bad way to go. It depends on your driver and sometimes on the accompanying guide. Some of the drivers are just not amenable to your requests whereas others will listen to what you want. Alternatively take local transport and even if you take a mini-bus, its worth doing a morning trip on the slow train than winds up through the mountains - the drivers will usually put you on the train at Ella and collect you from one of the stops along the way.

 

Around Galle

Around Galle you should take time to wander around Fort Galle which is now being slowly renovated. It is a wonderful mix of old Portuguese, Dutch and English colonial architecture with little gem shops, a museum which also has gem and jewellery shops, art galleries and everyday shops in the old buildings. And if you tire of the touts you can always pop into the restored elegance of the Fort Galle Hotel for a cold drink or a cappuccino on the veranda and spoil yourself with a little old world charm - though it comes at a slighter higher price.

 

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India & Cochin

India is the Asian Tiger, an economy projected to grow at close to double digit figures and an economy set to rival China in the future. The evidence is everywhere. No longer do you see the old Morris Ambassadors, a British car from the early 1950's built here, or the old Royal Enfield Bullet, a single pot 350cc motorbike built here until recently. Instead there are modern Suzuki cars built under licence, the whole Tata range of cars which offer everything from super-minis to 4x4's. The motorbikes are mostly Honda Hero's built under licence. India is swiftly moving into the 21st century and the Indians themselves know this and are proud of it.

 

The new affluence in India has accentuated the differences between the haves and have-nots. The new entrepreneurs and savvy nerds from India's Silicon Valleys drive around in new 4x4's and luxury saloons and acquire the material accoutrements of success while the farmers and traders still cart goods around on handcarts and auto rickshaws. On the margins the untouchables and gypsies are still there even if, in Cochin at least, they are banned from begging and soliciting.

 

On the river some of these people come out at various states of the tide to fish with small surface nets, gather firewood from Bolghatty Island, and retrieve bits of discarded rubbish that might be useful to them. They live in an encampment under one of the modern apartment blocks being built in Ernakulum and their brightly coloured washing adorns the shore line. On the river they come out in round woven coracles almost identical to those that were used in Ireland in the past. They are wickerwork with some sort of waterproofing between the weave and how they paddle these big baskets with a single paddle is beyond me when the boat has neither stem nor stern. Still paddle them they do, although when the tide is running strongly it takes a lot of effort to avoid being swept onto the yachts at anchor.

 

They keep pretty much to themselves although now and then they will ask for water or a cigarette. On the shore where you leave the dinghies there will often be one of the young girls with a baby on her hip gently asking for money, I say gently because begging is banned in Cochin and you don't get mobbed the way you do in Mumbai.

 

The large 'canoe' style boats with a rough lateen sail that used to ply the river are pretty much gone to be replaced by motorised barges. There is still the odd smaller canoe ferrying goods upriver though these are also motorised. This time around I've seen just one canoe with a sail.

 

Outside of Cochin much of what goes on is small scale agrarian with small-holdings growing everything from market vegetables to spices like pepper and cinnamon, a bit of rice and small mixed orchards with fruit, cashews, and coconuts.  You can take organised trips into the waterways south of Cochin and it is a 'must do'. To get up the canals you are poled along as the waterways are pretty shallow in places. Out on the larger stretches the canoes have outboards to get around and sails are rare these days. The Asian Tiger is running on oil and the old sailing craft are dying out - except there are three local windsurfers in Cochin now.

 

 

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Cochin

Revised waypoints

Buoyed channel entrance   09d57.88'N   76d10.29'E   WGS84

Mid-channel Fort Cochin & Vypin   09d58.21'N   76d14.33'E   WGS84

Arrival anchorage off Taj Malabar   09d58.18'N   76d15.39'E   WGS84

Entrance to Bolghatty Hotel anchorage   09d58.20'N   76d16.57'E   WGS84

 

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Agents   You may now be intercepted at the arrivals anchorage off the Bolghatty Hotel by an 'agent' cum 'fixer'. The two main 'fixers', who are both reliable, are both confusingly called Nasir. Either Nasir Boat 72 or Nasir & Ibrahim are OK. They will help you clear in and take you to an ATM to get rupees. Once in the anchorage they will arrange fuel, laundry, and just about anything else. They can also arrange a SIM card for your phone which otherwise can be an irritating and frustrating process. Often they will loan you a SIM card and you top it up and give it back before you leave.

 

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Bolghatty anchorage

The channel into the anchorage is now buoyed. Depths are still around 2.2-2.5 so deeper draught boats need to go in on a rising tide. A yacht drawing 2.8m got in when I was there. The bottom is all soft mud so you can usually trawl your way through it.

A small marina is nearly complete on the W side of the anchorage. A small apartment block has been built and the piles are in place and the pontoons ready to be attached. This will have around 30-40 berths. Ashore there is a three story apartment block and behind it the extension to the old Bolghatty Hotel.

 

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Oman

Mina Raysut

Navigation

Port control operates on Channel 13 and are on the ball. It's a big port so you may have to wait for ships coming or going or keep just outside the marked channel where there are good depths. A night approach is possible.

Berths

The anchorage in the basin is often packed in March-April. You will have to anchor close to others here though fortunately depths are 3-5m and the holding in mud is good. Boats can anchor in the SE corner with a long line ashore to the rocks.

Facilities

Water by jerry can from a tap on the quay. Fuel in jerry cans by arrangement with Mohammed ($US1 per litre). Small provisions shop (with duty free) in the port area. Local restaurant in the port area and the Oasis Club just outside the port (around 2 Km) has an alcohol license and good international food. In Salalah there are several restaurants (mostly Indian) which also have alcohol licenses. Big LuLu supermarket in Salalah. Mohammed can arrange hire cars.

Remarks

Mohammed is the agent here and it is easiest to do the paperwork for entry and exit through him. He also organises fuel and hire cars.

 

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Piracy

As I've written before, the statistical risks for yachts in the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden are a lot less than other parts of the world, Venezuela and Brazil for starters, but that doesn't do much for the gut feeling in your stomach before setting off. Even when you've done this trip a couple.

of times before, still I get a few butterflies and a bit of queasiness thinking about it.

Most yachts are going through in convoys, some of them quite big (20 + boats), some much smaller with just 4-6 boats in them. My recommendation is for a smaller convoy as there are fewer logistical problems and less chance of the more authoritarian souls on some boats making the convoy a trip from hell. A few of these convoys claim to have special contacts with the Yemen Coastguard, MSCHOA, and in some cases the navy of a particular country. In fact any of us can and have contacted these agencies and their advice is always DO NOT GO. They cannot offer special protection, this comes only from private security firms and costs tens of thousands of dollars. In fact one we contacted out of curiosity laughed when we said our cruising speed was 6 knots. Some yachts are going it alone and some yachts are even cruising the Yemen coast.

  1. Yachts will adopt a diamond shape or some variation on it, although in practice it's difficult to keep this formation for yachts with different cruising speeds and because it can be incredibly tiring to keep an exact position. Larger convoys have groups of four or five in some overall diamond pattern. The logistical problems are evident.
  2. Position reports on the various radio nets operating are given using a code. Mostly this involves disguising the lat and long position by set amounts or giving the lat and long in reference to a set waypoint. Obviously the code is distributed by email.
  3. VHF communication is on low power only.
  4. Most boats will run only a small white light above the cockpit at night. The object is to look a bit like a fishing boat.
  5. Radar reflectors are also being removed.
  6. Most yachts do not carry firearms.
  7. Some of are carrying a bottle of champagne to toast the gods on a safe arrival in the Red Sea.

 

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Yemen

Formalities

You now need to get a visa in Aden if you wish to visit Sana'a or any other parts of Yemen. The only practical way to do this is to go to a travel agency who will process the application for you. Expect it to take 3-5 days minimum. You do not need a visa to visit Aden and its environs.

Small 'gifts' are rarely asked for now.

 

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Aden

Anchorage

The oil pollution which used to cause problems in the harbour has not been evident for a few years now.

Facilities

Omar the taxi driver and Mr 'Fix-it' sadly died a few years ago. You will find numerous taxi drivers around the Prince of Wales Quay and they will ferry you around. Alternatively you can go outside the port area and find taxi drivers who will do the job as well. There are a few taxi drivers around who will want to take you on a tour of the sights around Aden.

Water   Available on the Prince of Wales Quay. Go alongside where it costs around $US10 for a ton.

Fuel   Still available at the Aden Bunkering Company. Go alongside the bunkering barge and then go to the office to do the relevant paperwork. You need to visit a few offices and then pay in US dollars in a separate office. You will then get your fuel. Fuel was around $US0.75 a litre in 2010.

Gas   Achmet the laundry man on the Prince of Wales Quay can arrange to have gas bottles filled.

Repairs   There is now a chandlers close to the Prince of Wales Quay with very helpful owners.

Provisions   There is now a big LuLu's Supermarket in Krater. Take a mini-bus to the shopping mall and get a taxi back with your shopping.

Other   ATM's that give US dollars or riyal in the Krater mall. Several internet cafes near the Prince of Wales Quay.

 

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Massawa

Revised waypoint for the entrance 15d36.94'N   39d28.92'E   WGS84

Mooring

Yachts are no longer permitted to anchor in Talaud Bay. If there is room you can stay on the quay or anchor off at the W end of the commercial harbour in 4-6m. You need to be a bit circumspect looking for a place here as it shallows up towards the bridge and you also need to leave the channel into Talaud Bay clear. There is also some debris on the bottom.

Facilities

Water   Can be obtained by tanker although it seems difficult to arrange.

Fuel   By jerry can but again difficult to arrange and not always available. You need to obtain 'coupons' from the authorities. 'Johnny' who hangs around the waterfront has arranged small amounts for other boats.

Eating out   Mike the 'laundryman' now has a cafe, the Jasmin, on the waterfront. Apart from laundry he will do his best to source things in what is a difficult climate in Eretria. He also serves very good coffee and does simple food.

Internet   There is an internet cafe on Talaud Island and another in Dagga the Segelen Hotel across the causeway from Talaud Island. Both are desperately slow and you struggle to get text email.

 

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Port Ghalib

Approach

The fairway buoy (R & W) is easily located and in good light the entrance between the reef on either side is straightforward. It is narrow, around 50 metres wide, and has small red and green buoys showing the channel. You should call up (call sign Ghalib Port Control) when 10 miles out on VHF Ch 16 and you will then be asked to call up again when you off the fairway buoy. Once into the marina go alongside on the arrivals quay immediately inside.

Formalities

One of the marina staff will come down with the necessary forms for you to fill in and wait while you complete them. You will also need one crew list. The papers and passports and boat registration will be taken away and it usually takes a couple of hours for the papers and passports to come back.

Costs (2010) are

$US15 per person for a one month visa

$US30 for customs

$US40 for processing the paperwork

Given that some other places will charge $US100 plus to act as an agent, the charges in Ghalib are very reasonable.

Berths

Data   100 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 50m. Depths 3-5m. Charge band 2.

Smaller yachts up to 14 metres will usually be directed to the southern basin off the hotel.

Larger yachts go stern-to tied to a buoy off the main complex just past the fuel basin.

Facilities

Water and electricity. Fuel quay. In the dormitory town for the workers (around 3 km away) there is a mini-market and a fruit and veggie shop. In the resort itself there is a restaurant and snack bar in the hotel in the southern basin and in the main resort there is a TGI Fridays, Costa Coffee and the Grand Cafe. Grand Cafe and TGI Fridays have wifi.

 

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Port Tewfik

Amend waypoints

Beginning of buoyed channel   29d50.99'N   32d33.34'E   WGS84

Entrance to Suez YC basin   29d56.58'N   32d34'.43E   WGS84

 

Felix Yacht Agency now handles many of the yachts here. VHF Ch 74, 68, 16. felix@felix.eg.com

In 2010 the Suez YC charged $US21 per day to go on fore and aft moorings.

 

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Darwin

Marinas

Cullen Bay Marina   Cullen Bay Marina recently introduced a one off fee for the lock. For visiting yachts who are going to just lock in and out, the fee is a bit steep.

For yachts up to 12 metres: Aus$250

For yachts over 12 metres: Aus$430

That�s apart from your actual marina fees.

Tipperary Marina and Bayview Marina do not charge a lock fee.

 

Anchorages

Cullen Bay   You can anchor off Cullen Bay Marina behind a drying sandbank where the shelter is OK except when the afternoon sea breeze gets boisterous. You lie to the stream here, around 4 knots plus at springs, and wait for the drying sandbank to emerge and give a bit more shelter. The anchorage inside the sandbar is not the most comfortable with the afternoon sea breeze, but is certainly tenable.

Marinas

Cullen Bay Marina   Cullen Bay Marina recently introduced a one off fee for the lock. For visiting yachts who are going to just lock in and out, the fee is a bit steep.

For yachts up to 12 metres: Aus$250

For yachts over 12 metres: Aus$430

That�s apart from your actual marina fees.

Tipperary Marina and Bayview Marina do not charge a lock fee.

General

In downtown Darwin there is everything you need. A big Woolworths and a Coles supermarket. Restaurants and cafes. Boutiques and dollar shops. The Indonesian Consulate (near the Law Courts) is in downtown as is customs (21 Lindsay St) for clearing out. Customs is quite happy for you to do the paperwork in advance (drop in to see them) and make an appointment for clearing out. After doing the final paperwork and getting stamped out you have 24 hours to leave.

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BOX: Southeast Asia Regattas.

Southeast Asia regattas

Sail Indonesia

Most of the regattas leaving Australia for Indonesia have been amalgamated into the Sail Indonesia Rally. In 2009 the rally went to Ambon and then a number of other nearby islands before returning to the Lesser Sunda islands and then heading on towards Borneo and then to Nongsa Point Marina before crossing to Singapore or Malaysia.

In 2010 yachts have the option of the route to Ambon or short-circuiting this route and heading to Kupang and then the Lesser Sunda Islands and on up towards Singapore.

For exact details on the route, which changes from year to year, go to the Sail Indonesia site. www.sailindonesia.net

Sail Malaysia

Passage to Langkawi   This is a much looser rally than Sail Indonesia and involves sailing from somewhere like Danga Bay near Singapore up the west coast of Malaysia to Langkawi.

Passage to the East (May-Aug). This rally goes down the Malacca Strait from Langkawi and then across the top of Borneo to Sabah. In Borneo there is a regatta in Miri, Brunei, Labuan and Kota Kinabalu (www.borneorace.com). 

www.sailmalaysia.net

BIMP EAGA   A new rally taking in Borneo, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and back west through the Indonesian archipelago. There are a lot of variations on the routes you can take and sections of the rally you want to go on. It runs from June to November. www.bruneibay.net

Raja Muda

One of the most sociable regattas I have been to. As a cruiser you rub shoulders with all the top racing boats and the entertainment and food ashore is outstanding. Skylax won the cruising class in 2009.

Kings Cup

Still the premier racing event in SE Asia but with classes for cruising boats and classics. Stunning hospitality ashore with as much wonderful food as you can eat and more than you can possibly drink. Skylax won the cruising class in 2009.

A plea   Cruising boats here seem to shun these two events for reasons unknown to me. All cruising boats are overloaded and that is no hindrance (or not too much) for some good racing. If you join in you will be converted so give it a go. See www.tell-tales.info for an account of the racing in the Raja Muda and Kings Cup.

Andaman Sea Rally

This no longer runs but may be revived in future years.

 

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Main Routes through Indonesia

 

Indonesia is such a huge archipelago of islands that the choice of routes through it is many and varied. It is a 'pick and mix' sort of place where you could spend months cruising and still see just a small part of it. Most yachts will leave from Darwin for either Ambon, Kupang or Bali and then work their way up through the archipelago according to time and inclination. Those yachts on the Sail Indonesia Rally will have the itinerary mapped out for them, though within this itinerary there is some variation on routes. It should be remembered that when a large number of yachts turn up in one place the authorities and the locals can be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of arrivals and it may take you some time to clear in and get hold of scarce commodities.

Below I have listed a series of routes, but it must be emphasised that these routes have many variations and its up to the individual to do some intensive research on just where to go and what to see. There is a lot to see in this fascinating and friendly country.

 

Darwin to Kupang

Kupang

From Darwin to Kupang is around 460 miles. This used to be the popular route until there were 'problems' with the local officials for clearing in here. See the section on Getting a CAIT for the situation on 'payments' to customs.

Clear in with Napa Rachman Email kupangyacht_service@yahoo.com . See the entry on Kupang for details.

Lesser Sunda Islands

Most boats will head up to Flores and then cruise along the N side of the islands. The following are a few of the anchorages along the N side of the group. See also the Nusa Tenggara and Komodo Country info boxes.

Solor Island   Overnight from Kupang. Anchorages on the N side of Solor Island.

Flores Island   Anchorages at Larantuka, Telong Gedong (exposed), Sea World Resort, Maumere (a port of entry), Koro, Nangarujong, Riung Island, Terang, ending up in Labuan Bajo.

Rinca Island   Anchor in Crocodile Creek on the N side.

Sumbaya Island   Anchorages at Teluk Bima, Dangar Besar, Sumbaya, and Utan.

Lombok Island   Gilirengit and Pamenang.

Bali Island   See entry for Benoa.

 

Boats not going on to Jakarta (the majority of boats) will cruise up through the islands to Nongsa Point Marina. From Lombok the following stops may be of use.

Kangean Island   Ketapang on the W side is well protected.

Bawean Island   Bight on the N side that can be used in calm weather.

Kalimantan   Kumai on the W side of Borneo. Many yachts will head for the river at Kumai to see the orang-utan reserve. Anchorage in the river can be a little dicey but is safe enough.

Lepar Island   Several anchorages around the island.

Singkep and Lingga Islands   Anchorages around these and smaller islands in the group.

Riau Islands   Numerous anchorages around the group before ending up at Nongsa Point Marina to clear out.

 

Darwin to Ambon

From Darwin to Ambon is around 575 miles. This can be a light wind trip and most boats factor in a fair amount of motor-sailing. This route has been used by the Sail Indonesia Rally.

Ambon Island   See the entry on Ambon for details.

Banda Islands   Yachts will sometimes stop at the Banda Islands. Samulaki is not a port of entry but you can always say you are going onto Ambon to clear in.

Wakatobi  Islands   A group of four islands off the SE corner of Sulawesi. Sail Indonesia use Wangi Wangi Island.

Sulawesi Island   Yachts will head W from either Ambon or the Banda Islands to Butong and then onto Makassar.

 

From either the Banda Islands or Wakatobi/Sulawesi boats will often want to head SW for the Lesser Sunda Islands. See routes above.  Alternatively some boats cruise W to Kalimantan and Kumai and then up to the Riau Islands.

 

Darwin to Bali

From Darwin to Benoa in Bali is around 950 miles. Yachts will often stop at Ashmore Reef for a break en route. See the entry for Ashmore Reef. The first half of this trip is often in calms or very light easterlies. The second half is often in westerlies that get stronger as you approach Bali. It is not a bad idea to stay S so you are not too tight on the wind for Bali.

Bali Island   See entry for Benoa.

Yachts cruising the Lesser Sunda Islands from Bali will usually head along the N side as far as Flores before heading back W and N. Reverse the route for the Lesser Sunda Islands above and then follow the route N to the Riau Islands.

 

 

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Royal Bali Yacht Club

Yachts can proceed into the anchorage on the N side of the reclaimed land at Benoa and pick up a mooring here. The depths given in the plan are reported depths and you should take local advice before entering.

The RBYC can organise paperwork, is a good source of information on spares and repairs, and has a convivial bar and restaurant. However the latest news is that the RBYC is moving.

www.royalbaliyachtclub.com

 

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Nongsa Point Marina

Navigation
The marina cannot be seen from the eastern approaches until close to, although you will see the pier off the Turi Resort. In the direct approaches to the marina there is a reef, Terumbu Babi, so yachts need to shape a course into the marina on either side of it. A small flag sometimes marks the reef (red 2009). When you are in the immediate approaches to the marina call up on VHF Ch 72 and they will send a boat out to guide you in. There are three sets of beacons showing the channel into the marina, although there are also beacons marking the channel down the Nongsa River to the ferry terminal.
VHF   Ch. 72
Berths
Data
   90 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 18m. Depths 3-5m. Charge band 2.
Berth where directed on finger pontoons. Good shelter now the breakwater has been modified. There is a little wash from passing craft but nothing really discernible.
Authorities   Paperwork for clearing in or out can be processed here for a small fee. Notify the marina a day in advance of your departure date.
Facilities
Water and electricity at every berth. Showers and toilets. Wifi. Laundry. Swimming pool. Fuel quay. Mini-market. Restaurant and bar. For stocking up you need to take a taxi into Panas (around 45 minutes). Fast ferries to Singapore from Panas.
Remarks
The marina is the most useful jumping off point for Singapore or Malaysia.

 

P302

BOX

Local sailing boats in Indonesia

Pinisi (phinisi, pinisq)
These are schooners or ketch rigged boats of around 40 to 60 feet that are generally gaff rigged with two or three foresails. Unlike European gaff rigged boats, the gaff is permanently fixed in place and is not hauled up as on European gaff rigged boats. At first I thought they were like the sprit rig of a Thames barge, but the sail is in fact brailed to the mast and then hauled out between boom and gaff. A topsail can be rigged as well.
I�ve seen lots of pictures of the traditional pinisi in Indonesia and had a friend who had one built in Sulawesi as a yacht. During our time in Indonesia I saw only one of them sailing. There were a lot of others around, mostly used as charter boats for diving and as tripper boats, but it was pretty obvious from the arrangement of awnings and lack of sails that the masts were only for ornament. In fact most of them had deckhouses so high that there was little room left to set a sail and with so much top hamper they could only be described as motor sailors, and even that is being charitable.

Lambo
I�m not really sure about the name, but these are Bermudan sloops or cutter rigs on a development of the traditional hull. We only saw one sailing in the distance.

Prahu
This is the Indonesian name for a proa with a crab-claw sail and you see quite a lot of these. Some of them are canoes carved out of a single log with the outrigger and some are planked or a combination of the two. They are fast, can go to windward, and are most used for fishing, either trolling a line or fishing off the reefs.
Years ago I remember reading something about the crab-claw sail being the most efficient to windward, more so than the Bermudan rig normally considered the most efficient to windward. (C A Marchaj's Aero-Hydrodynamics of Sailing)


Lots of the traditional boats are now powered by diesels, but some of these still use a sail for added propulsion and motor-sail most places.

P304

Seychelles

Security   There have been a number of piracy incidents as close as 100 miles west of the Seychelles. The last involved the kidnapping of the Chandlers from their yacht Lynn Rival and at this time they have still not been released by the Somali pirates. Anyone heading from the Seychelles to the coast of West Africa or down to the Comoros and Madagascar should take every caution.

There have been no piracy incidents within the home islands of the Seychelles to date.

 

P305

Gross tons top entry should read <20

Gross tons bottom entry should read 100-300

 

P306

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6   MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 

P319

Gibraltar

Queensway Marina   Still subject to swell and wash. There are plans to extend the breakwater to provide more shelter.

 

 

7  SOUTHERN OCEAN

 

 

APPENDIX

 

P364

South Pacific Ocean

3rd entry down for Departure date should 18th Aug 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean Almanac 2007-2008 #2

 

MEDITERRANEAN ALMANAC 2007-08

SUPPLEMENT No.2

DECEMBER 2007

 

Please also refer to Supplement No.1 February 2007 for additional data.

Page 8

2.2 SOLAS V

R34 Safe Navigation and Avoidance of Dangerous Situations. Vessels must be able to demonstrate that adequate passage planning has been undertaken. Things like weather, tides, vessel limitations, crew, navigational dangers, and contingency plans should be addressed.

Page 9

 

2.4 Emergency Radio & Telephone Services

SPAIN

 

Primary stations for DSC VHF/MF

MRCC Malaga

 

MMSI 002 241 023

MRCC Valencia

 

MMSI 002 241 024

Amendments

 

MRCC Madrid

 

DSC HF 8414.5, 12577kHz

MRSC Cadiz

 

MMSI 002 241 011

Tel 0956 211 621

Fax 0956 226 091

MRCC Tarifa

 

Tel 0956 684 740

Algeciras

 

Tel 0956 580 930

Palamos

 

Operates June-Sept.

MONACO

 

(3AC) (3AF)

Tel 93 307 300

Fax 93 301 300

MALTA

MRCC Malta

 

Tel 21 809 279

Email rccmalta@gov.mt

SLOVENIA

MRCC Koper

 

Tel 0566 32108

Fax 0566 32110

CROATIA

MRSC Zadar

 

MMSI 002 387 400/401

MRSC Sibenik

 

MMSI 002 387 500/501

MRSC Dubrovnik

 

MMSI 002 387 800/801

MONTENEGRO

 

HM Bar and Kotor co-ordinate SAR operations

MRCC Bar

 

MMSI 002 790 001

VHF/MF

DSC VHF/MF

Tel 08531 3088

Fax 08531 3600

GREECE

JRCC Piraeus

 

MMSI 002 392 000

DSC VHF/MF

MMSI 237 673 000

DSC MF/HF

Patras CG

 

Tel 2610 341 002

Rhodos CG

 

Fax 22410 27365

TURKEY

Istanbul

 

DSC HF

LEBANON

Lebanon Navy

 

VHF Ch16 MF 2182kHz

RCC Beyrouth

 

Tel 1 629 026 Fax 1 629 023

EGYPT

RCC Cairo

 

MMSI 006 221 111

DSC VHF/MF/HF

Tel 03 480 2226/9500

MOROCCO

MRCC Casablanca

 

Tel 02 227 5974

Fax 02 204 068

AZORES

Horta

 

DSC HF 4207.5, 6312, 8414.5kHz

MADEIRA

Porto Santo (planned)

 

MMSI 002 550 200

DSC MF

CANARIES

MRCC Las Palmas

 

MMSI 002 241 005

DSC VHF

MMSI 002 241 026

DSC MF

MRCC Tenerife

 

MMSI 002 241 007

DSC VHF

MMSI 002 241 025

DSC MF

Page 25

 

3.7 Traffic Separation Schemes

 

Gibraltar Straits

Spain

 

Cabo de Palos

Approaches to Castellon

Approaches to Barcelona

Corsica

 

Porto Vecchio

Italy

 

Approaches to Genova

Livorno

Piombino

Civitavecchia

Naples

Olbia

Cagliari

Bari

Brindisi

Ancona

Monfalcone

Trieste

Croatia

 

Approaches to Koper

Greece

 

Approaches to Piraeus

Turkey

 

Dardanelles to Black Sea (Bosphorus)

Including Marmara Deniz

Tunisia

 

Cap Bon

Iles Cani

Page 27

 

3.14 Email

 

Most networks now operate on GPRS speeds, and some networks operate on 3G (or 3.5G) speeds.

(New) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

Using a laptop with a broadband connection and a simple headset, many people are using VoIP to make telephone calls. You need to subscribe to a VoIP provider, and set up an account and username to use the service. Call charges are a fraction of those incurred using a GSM phone, and calls between subscribers of the same provider are free. The only downside for travellers is the need to be connected to a broadband network. Skype is probably the best known service, although there are now many companies offering similar services.

Page 35

 

4.1 Radio Weather

 

NOTE Monaco Radio will cease marine weather transmissions from January 2008.

Page 46

 

4.2 NAVTEX TRANSMITTERS (planned)

 

La Maddalena R 518

Tunis T 518

Algiers B 518 Operational

Casablanca M 518

(New) RTTY Forecasts

 

It is possible to receive text forecasts using Radio Teletype (RTTY) using either a dedicated receiver (such as the NASA Weatherman or NASA HF3), or an SSB radio linked to a laptop with suitable software. RTTY forecasts for the Mediterranean are available from DWD (German Weather Service) Hamburg and include a five day outlook which can be a useful alternative to obtaining web forecasts.

Frequencies 4583, 7646, 10100.8kHz

Times 0410, 0930, 1015, 1115, 1550, 1610, 2215, 2315

Page 47

 

4.5 GRIB weather files

 

A very useful internet based GRIB service is provided by UGRIB. The software can be downloaded free from the internet, and requests can be easily made by highlighting the area requested on a map, and selecting the resolution, duration and spacing of the files. See www.grib.us for details.

GRIB files obtained solely by email must be requested using specially formatted auto-response email requests, which differ according to the provider. Saildocs is a popular email based GRIB service which uses the Airmail GRIB viewer. See www.saildocs.com or www.siriuscyber.net for more details.

Page 53

 

5.4 REGULATIONS

Montenegro

 

Most yachts will be approached and contacted by naval patrol craft on entering Montenegran waters. A listening watch on VHF Ch16, 24 is recommended. On arrival at a port of entry call Bar Radio on VHF Ch16, 24. Cruising permit cost approx E120.

Page 55

 

Turkey

 

Vessels registered in Cyprus are not permitted to enter Turkish waters.

Page 56

 

Libya

 

Contact a shipping agent in Libya at least 2 months in advance and advise on your itinerary.

Contact a tour operator to organise any trips.

Two weeks before arrival fax the shipping agent the yacht passengers manifest, with passport copies for each.

Universal Shipping Agent (with offices in every port) Tel 21 444 4924 Fax 21 444 8083 info@unishipco.com or operation@unishipco.com

Tunisia

  1. Yachts entering/leaving Tunisia, or when going to/from another Tunisian port are required to visit customs to arrange a visit by a customs officer. Note this also applies if you wish to go for a day sail.
  2. Yachts with a marina/yard contract must remit the contract to customs officers before leaving the port.
  3. All repairs, hauling, storage, addition/removal of boat parts must only be done after giving a written report to the customs service.
  4. Chartering, rental, sale or donation of the yacht or any parts or any other goods under customs must only be done with the agreement of the customs service.

Page 58

 

5.5 Marine Reserves

FRANCE

 

Marine reserves have been established in the following areas. As a general rule most reserves are marked with cardinal buoys, and navigation and fishing is restricted. More information is available on the website www.airesmarines.org

Reserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbere-Banyuls (Buoyed restricted areas)

Cap d’Agde (Buoyed restricted areas)

Parc Naturel Region de Camargue (No restrictions)

Parc de La Cote Bleu (Buoyed restricted areas)

Calanques de Marselle (Limited restrictions)

Parc National de Port Cros (Prohibited areas marked on plan)

Reserve Naturelle de Scandola (Buoyed restricted areas)

Reserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio (Prohibited areas marked on plan)

Cetacean Sanctuary between Liguria, Corsica & Sardinia (No restrictions)

Page 65

 

6.4 LIST OF MAJOR LIGHTS

 

Page 116

 

7.2 British Admiralty Charts

 

Page 144

 

9.3 GIBRALTAR TIDES 2008

 

Page 149

 

10. HARBOUR INFORMATION

 

Charge band 6 Over E70

GIBRALTAR

 

Page 153

 

Marina Bay

 

Max LOA 100m.

Fax 78373

Note Anchoring is reported to be prohibited E of the E head breakwater, without permission from the Port Captain.

Tel 77254

 

SPAIN

 

Page 156

 

Barbate

 

Fax 956 432 453

Sotogrande

 

1077 berths. Max LOA 70m. Charge band 3.

E puertosotogrande@telefonica.net www.puertosotogrande.com

Page 157

 

Duquesa

 

70-ton travel-hoist.

Estepona

 

Fax 952 822 497

Jose Banus

 

915 berths. Max LOA 50m. Charge band 4/5.

Fax 952 906 416

Marbella

 

Tel/Fax 952 775 700

Page 158

 

Cabopino

 

E marinacabopino3@hotmail.com

Fuengirola

 

E puertofuengirola@gmail.com

Benalmadena

 

E puerto@benalmadena.com www.benalmadena.com/puerto

Malaga

 

Further extension works and a new marina planned.

Candado

 

280 berths. Max LOA 15m. Depths 1-3m.

E administracion@clubelcandado.com

Page 159

 

Motril

 

Extension works complete.

Almerimar

 

VHF Ch 74

Torre del Puerto, Urb. Almerimar 04711 Almeria.

Tel 950 607 755

E infomarina@almerimarpuerto.com

Roquetas del Mar

 

180 berths.

E roquetas@eppa.es

Aguadulce

 

70-ton travel-hoist.

Puerto de San Jose

 

240 berths.

E c.n.sanjose@terra.es

Villaricos

 

Max LOA 10m.

Care needed of reef in the entrance. Stay close to breakwater on entry.

Page 161

 

Mazarron

 

YC tel 968 594 520

Page 162

 

Tomas Maestre

 

Works in progress in outer harbour.

Tel 968 140 816 Fax 968 337 089

E puertomaestre@puertomaestre.com

Page 163

 

Isla Tabarca

 

Natural Marine Reserve

Page 164

 

Alicante

 

Works completed in commercial harbour.

VHF Ch 09 for Marina Alicante.

E capitania@marinaalicante.com

Campello

 

Tel 965 633 400

 

www.cncampello.com

Page 165

 

Marina Greenwich

 

E info@marinagreenwich.com

Puerto Blanco

 

38d30’.0N 0d02’.3E

F.3M

Small craft harbour.

Puerto de Calpe

 

www.rcnc.es

Las Basetas

 

Tel 965 831 213 Fax 965 835 322

 

www.cnlasbasetes.com

Javea

 

Fax 965 796 008

E cnjavea@telelines.es

Page 166

 

Cabo San Antonio-Javea Marine Reserve

 

Restrictions on diving and mooring.

Page 169

 

Palma

Marina Alboran

Navigation Concrete jetties to the NW of RCN. Care needed of an underwater obstruction in the N entrance marked with small yellow buoys.

Data c.70 berths. Max LOA c20m. Depths 2-4m. Charge band 6.

Facilities Water. 220V. Showers & toilets. Fuel on SE jetty of RCN.

Marina Alboran tel 971 454 455 Fax 971 281 305

Pier 46 now called Pantalan Mediterraneo.

Page 173

 

Puerto de Soller

 

Works in progress in the harbour.

Page 174

 

Colonia de San Pedro

 

39d44’.3N 03d16’.3E

Fl.R.3s3M/Fl(3)G.8s3M

New marina under development.

Club Nautico tel 971 589 147

Page 178

 

Ciudadela

 

Work in progress developing a new marina in Cala d’en Busquats

Fornells

 

Mooring buoys laid in the bay. Anchoring no longer permitted.

Page 179

 

Real Club Nautico Valencia

 

www.rcnvalencia.com

Yacht Port Valencia

 

New marina under development close SE of RCN Valencia.

E info@valenciayp.info

 

www.valenciayp.info

Page 181

 

Sagunto

 

New S breakwater and extension to E breakwater completed.

Burriana

 

Tel 964 587 055 Fax 964 585 347

 

www.cnburriana.com

Isolotes Columbretes Nature Park

 

Park info centre at the Planetarium Castellon

Tel 964 282 968

Page183

 

Sant Carles Marina

VHF Ch 09.

Navigation The new marina is under construction in the basin to the E of the existing harbour. Part of MDL Marinas, it is due to open in Spring 2008. The entrance to the marina lies close to the SE corner of the old harbour.

Berths Report to the marina office for a berth. Most berths on pontoons.

Shelter Good shelter.

Data 1000 berths when complete. 1st phase due for completion 2008 c.575 berths. Max LOA 30m. Depths 3-5m.

Facilities Water. 200/380V. Wi-fi. Fuel. Waste pump-out. Showers and toilets. Haul-out and yard services. Chandlery. Provisions and restaurants.

Email enquiries@santcarlesmarina.com

 

www.santcarlesmarina.com

Ampolla

 

Short extension to breakwater head.

 

www.nauticampolla.com

Sant Jordi d’Alfama

 

No progress on marina.

Page 184

 

Cambrils

 

New pontoons on E quay. Fishing boat pier on W side.

E info@clubnauticcambrils.com

Salou

 

E info@clubnauticsalou.com

Page 185

 

Segur de Calafell (see new plan)

 

41d11’.0N 01d36’.4E

Redevelopment completed including new entrance and expansion to 525 berths.

Depths 3-6m. Max LOA 22m. 50-ton travel-hoist.

Tel 977 159 119 Fax 977 162 666

E capitania@portsegurcalafell.com www.portsegurcalafell.com

Page 186

 

Ginesta

 

Extension works complete.

Page 188

 

Barcelona

 

RCMB Tel 932 217 394

Page 189

 

Port Olimpic

 

Charge band 4.

Port Forum

 

Tel 93 356 2725

Badalona Marina

 

Max LOA 30m.

Wi-fi. Showers and toilets. Laundry. Waste pump-out. Fuel. 75-ton crane. 330 places ashore.

Page 190

 

El Balis

 

info@portbalis.com www.portbalis.com

Page 191

 

Sant Feliu de Guixols

 

Charge band 5.

E info@clubnauticsantfeliu.com

FRANCE

 

Page 195

 

Charge bands In general most marinas have increased charges such that they are now in the next charge band.

Port Vendres

 

WP 42d31’.39N 03d07’.03E WGS84

Signal lights

Day & night: 3.F.R.(vert) = Entry prohibited

3.Oc.6s.(vert) = Vessel manoeuvring (VHF Ch12)

Lights off = Entry unrestricted

Email port-vendres.plaisance@perpigngn.cci.fr

Page 197

 

St-Cyprien-Plage

 

WP 42d37’.23N 03d02’.47E WGS84

Email contact@port-st-cyprien.com

Canet-en-Roussillon (see new plan)

 

Major new development of a new basin on Le Gouffre is nearing completion.

Port de plaisance tel 04 68 86 72 73 Fax 04 68 86 72 72

Email capitainerie@ot-canet.fr www.scerem.fr

Page 198

 

Leucate

 

Email capitainerie@port-leucate.fr

Page 199

Valras Plage

 

Email portvalrasplage@wanadoo.fr

Page 200

 

Cap d’Agde

 

WP 43d16’.08N 03d30’.37E WGS84 (marina entrance)

Email contact@port-capdagde.com www.port-capdagde.com

Marseillan Plage

 

Harbour extension works in progress.

The harbour is dredged to 2.5m, but depths may be reduced due to silting.

Tel 0612 20 35 45 fax 04 67 31 70 18

Sete

 

Email portstclair@clu-internet.fr

Note The new branch canal joins the Mediterranean at a small fishing port between Sete and Frontignan. A new breakwater has been completed which joins the E breakwater at Sete to the fishing harbour. There is now a passage between the E breakwater and the quay at the (old) root.

Frontignan

 

WP 43d25’.81N 03d46’.65E WGS84

Email capitainerie@ville-frontignan.fr

Page 201

 

La Grande Motte

 

Email capitainerie@lagrandemotte.fr www.ot-lagrandemotte.fr/port

Grau du Roi

 

HM (bridges) tel 04 66 51 91 86

Page 203

 

Port Napoleon

 

WP 43d23’.15N 04d52’.40E WGS84 (entrance to buoyed channel)

2200 dry berths. 50 visitors berths.

Ecluse de Port St-Louis-du-Rhone

 

Note

  1. Rhone side lock opens & closes before the lifting bridge operates.
  2. Lifejackets must be worn at all Rhone locks.

From Rhone side call VHF Ch 12.

Tel 0442 86 02 04

Opening times A B C

 

Rhone ecluse opens 0530 0845 1145 1400 1615 1800 1915

closes 0545 0900 1200 1415 1630 1815 1930

Lifting bridge opens 0600 0915 1220 1430 1645 1830 1945

Closes 0610 0925 1230 1440 1655 1840 1955

Notes A Not Sat,Sun or hols.

B 1st Oct – 14th June

C 15th June – 30th Sept

St-Gervais

 

Email port-st-gervais@mairie-fos-sur-mer.fr

Sausset-les-Pins

 

WP 43d19’.74N 05d06’.53E WGS84

Works in progress extending and repairing the W breakwater. The end of the work is marked by a red buoy.

Page 204

 

Ports de l’Estaque

 

Yachts must use Passe de l’Estaque.

Email snemvoile@wanadoo.fr www.snemvoile.com

Marseille Vieux Port

 

Works in the avant-port Joliette as part of regeneration plan. No yacht berths planned.

The capitainerie also has a small number of visitors berths.

CNL now Cercle Nautique et Touristique du Lacidon (CNTL)

Tel 04 91 59 82 00 fax 04 91 59 82 09

Email cntl@wanadoo.fr

Page 205

 

Port Miou

 

Craft over 500GRT are prohibited.

Mooring buoys have been laid in the outer part of the calanque, and anchoring is prohibited except in marked areas.

Charge band 4 (pontoon), 2 (moorings).

Club Nautique Port Miou tel 04 42 03 94 67

Cassis

 

Charge band 4/5.

HM tel 04 42 01 96 24

Email port@cassis.fr

La Ciotat Port-Vieux

 

WP 43d10’.35N 05d36’.68E WGS84

Berth Go on the reception quay and report to the capitainerie for a berth. There are laid moorings tailed to the quay at most berths. Large yachts should call ahead to arrange a berth.

Data 700 berths. 40 visitors berths. Max LOA 15/80m. Depths 5-7m. Charge band 3. (Franchise 2hours)

SEMIDEP-CIOTAT 04 42 83 80 20 Fax 04 42 83 80 24

Email capitainerie@semidep.com www.semidep.com

Monaco Marine 2000-ton lifting dock, 600-ton gantry crane, 360m dry dock, 16/250-ton cranes, and 80m paint shed.

Monaco Marine tel (04) 42 36 12 12 Fax (04) 42 83 51 74 Email mmlaciotat@monacomarine.com www.monacomarine.com

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Bandol

 

WP 43d08’.04N 05d45’.47E WGS84

Email port-bandol@wanadoo.fr

Sanary-sur-Mer

 

WP 43d06’.88N 05d48’.04E WGS84

Email port.sanary83@wanadoo.fr

Page 207

 

St-Pierre des Embiez

 

Email capitainerie@les-embiez.com

Port Pin-Rolland

 

WP 43d04’.83N 05d54’.58E WGS84

International Marine Services (IMS)

Tel 04 94 30 54 94 fax 04 94 30 52 08

Email info@i-m-s.fr

Toulon Darse Vieille

 

43d07’.05N 05d55’.76E WGS84

The concrete pontoons are being replaced, and the layout may change.

Page 208

 

Hyeres-Plage

 

Email port.hyeres@wanadoo.fr

L’Ayguade Ceinturon

 

Harbourmaster tel (04)94 66 33 98

Le Lavandou

 

WP 43d08’.14N 06d22’.36E WGS84

Email secretariat@capitainerie-lelavandou.fr

Page 209

 

St-Tropez

 

WP 43d16’.34N 06d38’.00E WGS84

Charge band 5/6.

Email capitainerie@port-de-saint-tropez.com

Page 210

 

Port Grimaud

 

Email capitainerie@port-grimaud.fr

Grimaud 2

 

Tel 04 94 56 11 15

Grimaud 3

 

Tel 0608 63 69 32

Ste-Maxime

 

WP 43d18’.33N 06d38’.25E WGS84

Email semaport@wanadoo.fr

Page 211

 

Rade d’Agay

 

Moorings laid in bay. Anchoring prohibited within the bay.

Charge band 2.

HM tel 04 94 17 15 57 / 0660 57 79 94

 

www.ville-saint-raphael.fr

Page 212

 

Port de La Rague

 

WP 43d30’.85N 06d56’.36E WGS84

Charge band 5.

Email larague@club-internet.fr

Page 213

 

Port Camille-Rayon

 

Email www.portcamillerayon.net

Page 214

 

Vauban Antibes

 

WP 43d35’.44N 07d07’.91E WGS84

Email port@portvauban.net

St-Laurent du Var

 

WP 43d39’.29N 07d10’.78E WGS84

Works in progress replacing pontoons. Plans for marina expansion in the future.

Email mail@port-saint-laurent.com

Page 215

 

Rade de Villefranche

 

A 5knot speed limit is enforced in the bay, and within 300m of the coast. Pilots are compulsory for craft over 50m LOA.

Email pilote-nice@wanadoo.fr

Beaulieu-sur-Mer

 

Fax 04 93 01 14 12 Email info@portdebeaulieu.com

Page 216

 

Fontvieille

 

275 berths. 16 visitors berths.

Tel 377 97 77 30 00/15

 

www.ports-monaco.com

Port de Monaco

 

WP 43d44’.18N 07d25’.92E WGS84

Works in progress rebuilding the S inner pier. Pontoon layout will change when finished.

Work on the new N quay due to start 2008.

Charge band 5.

Capitainerie tel 377 97 77 30 00/20 fax 377 93 50 24 83

 

www.ports-monaco.com

Page 217

 

Menton Garavan

 

Email accueil@portdementongaravan.com

Page 218

 

Calvi

 

Email port-calvi@wanadoo.fr

Moorings Max LOA 50m (40GRT).

Email infos@aae-corse.com

Cargese

 

Email capitainerie.cargese@wanadoo.fr

Ajaccio Vieux Port

 

Charge band 5/6.

Tel 04 95 51 55 43 / 51 21 80

HM tel 04 95 51 22 72

Page 220

 

Solenzara

 

The entrance is dredged periodically to 3m.

Email capitainerie@mairie-sari-solenzara.fr

Port Taverna

 

www.porttaverna.com

Bastia Vieux Port

 

350 berths. 40 visitors berths.

Charge band 5/6.

Email vieuxport-bastia@wanadoo.fr

Page 221

 

Saint-Florent

 

Email capitainerie.saintflo@wanadoo.fr

 

ITALY

 

Page 229

 

Marina Di Varazze

 

Tel 0199 35321 Fax 0199 353 250

Page 230

 

Portofino

 

Privatised marina. Charge band 6.

Tel 0185 269 580 www.marinadiportofino.com

Page 232

 

La Spezia

 

Porto Turistico de Benedetti tel 0187 770 229

New marina planned ‘Porto Turistico Marina della Spezia’, to the W of Porto Turistico Benedetti.

Page 234

 

Marina di Campo

 

Laid moorings outside the harbour. Charge band 2/3.

Page 235

 

Bocca d’Arno

 

Depths of 4m reported close to N side of the entrance. Much less towards the centre. More yacht berths E of Lega Navale. Overhead cables appear to have been raised – quite large yachts now berth at the yard beyond the cables. Contact Arnovecchia Tel 050 34182.

Currently no visitors berths at Lega Navale.

Page 236

 

Marina Cala De Medici

 

www.calademedici.net

San Vincenzo

 

New large marina under construction. Due for completion 2008.

Depths inside small harbour 0.5m.

 

www.marinadisanvincenzo.it

Page 240

 

Porto Turistico di Roma

 

CN Rizzardi

Email gbiamonte@rizzardi.com

Anzio

 

Entrance continues to silt. Entrance now reported to be close N of the green buoys. Call ahead for latest info or watch ferries on their approach.

Nettuno

 

Works in progress (2007) on the proposed outer breakwater extensions.

Page 245

 

Porto d’Ischia

 

Fuel quay depths 2m.

Page 247

 

Pisciotta Marina

 

Silted to less than 1m.

Page 248

Policastro

 

40d04’.23N 15d31’.64E WGS84

Sapri

 

40d03’.94N 15d37’.44E WGS84

Maratea

 

39d59’.21N 15d42’.40E WGS84

Diamante

 

39d40’.54N 15d49’.03E WGS84

Reported open 2007.

Tropea

VHF Ch 09

Data 620 berths. 70 visitors berths.

Fax 0963 609 112

Page 250

 

SARDINIAN YACHT TAX

 

The tax is in place and applies to all craft over 14 metres who moor in any Sardinian port, or pick up moorings during the period June 1st to September 30th. There is an ascending scale depending on length.  For 14-15.99m motor yachts pay 1000 Euros and sailing yachts 500 Euros. This tax applies for one day or a year.

At present the fee is to be paid by depositing the sum due in any post office in c/c (account no.) 72729809 payable to "R.A.S. - Imposta Regionale sugli aeromobilie sulle unita da diporto"
In the section "causale" (reason for payment) the following should be indicated:
For pleasure craft: the year of registration, LOA and the number and identification code of place of registration.

For 2006 it appeared many yachts were not paying with the 'help' of marina owners who oppose the tax. Yachts with annual contracts in a Sardinian Marina are exempt, as are regatta entrants.

There is a court case pending on the legality of the tax, and there are plenty of people in Italy who are very unhappy with it, but at present it seems there are no real options and you will likely have to pay unless you manage to wend your way through Sardinia without being caught! It might seem that from the wording you may be exempt from the tax if you do not use harbours, marinas or moorings, but again this is not definitive.

Isola Asinara

 

Buoys in Reale Roadstead

Cormorano Marina tel 079 512 290

Page 258

 

Buggerru

 

Work in progress reinforcing the breakwaters. Depths in entrance 3-6m. Depths inside just 1m. Dredging likely as part of the works.

Page 260

 

Alghero

 

Note Green beacon on W side now removed.

Ser-Mar also has berths on S side near Aquatica.

Page 262

 

Palermo

 

Yacht Club del Mediterraneo

Tel091 581 837

Salpancore

Tel 091 331 055 Fax 091 332 128

Nixe Yachting

Tel 091 625 7990/338 450 4358

Societa Gianottieri Palermo

Tel 091 328 467

Fax 091 582 650

Page 264

 

Porto di Levante

 

Yacht pontoons with laid moorings. Water. 220V. Charge band 3/4.

Page 265

 

Giardini

 

Pontoon Walter Tel 347 621 0852

Page 267

 

Siracusa

Note There have been several dinghy thefts here.

Porto Palo

 

600 berth marina planned.

Pozzallo

 

36d42’.70N 14d50’.11E WGS84

Berths Yacht pontoons in main harbour.

Data c.25 berths. Max LOA c.15m. Depths 4-5m.

Facilities Water. 220V.Fuel quay. Cantieri Navale Scala 150-ton travel-lift. Most repairs.

Note 400 berth marina planned for outer harbour.

Ocean Plastic Nautica Pozzallo tel 0932 957 344/958 606 /338 548 1683

Marina di Ragusa

 

36d46’.54N 14d32’.94E WGS84

Marina under development but badly silted.

Scoglitti

 

Harbour silted to 1m or less. Major development work has started.

Licata - Marina di Cala del Sole

Navigation The marina is being developed in the NE basin in the harbour.

Berths Stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the quay.

Data 1500 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 70m. Depths 4-6m (dredged).

Facilities All usual marina and hauling facilities planned.

Remarks Part of a vast new development including houses and apartments, shops, boutiques, extensive leisure facilities, and a desalination plant. First phase completion expected Sept 2008.

Tel 0922 774 300

 

www.marinadicaladelsole.it

info@marinadicaladelsole.it

Page 268

 

San Leone

 

Development work on E side of basin.

Charge band 4.

Page 269

 

Trapani

 

38d00’.12N 12d29’.81E WGS84

Navigation Western breakwater extension complete. SE breakwater partially completed, not yet joined to E side shore. Works in NW corner not started (late 2007).

Care needed of shallow area c.1.5m between red buoy and mole off the Guardia Costieri building.

Berths Moorings (free) in NW corner off Lega Navale and SE corner. Two pontoons between YC and Guardia Costieri with berths (sometimes) available. Private pontoons off the quay in the NE corner. Limited berths at Trapani Boat Service.

Shelter Good all-round shelter.

Facilities Water & 220V at most berths. Fuel on the quay past the short ferry piers. No water. Fuel and water from Trapani Boat Service by arrangement. Most repairs.

 

info@boatservicetrapani.it

 

MONTENEGRO

 

Page 318

 

Boka Kotorska

 

Restrictions no longer apply.

Herceg Novi

 

Limited yacht berths. YC restaurant.

Luka Rose

 

Some mooring buoys off the village. Open NW. Restaurants. Limited provisions.

Kotor

 

Anchor off S end of main quay.

Note A marina is planned.

Bigova

 

Restaurant ashore.

Bar Marina

 

700 places ashore. 200-ton travel-lift.

 

ALBANIA

 

Page 319

 

Marina Orikum

 

41d18’.2N 19d27’.4E

VHF Ch 15

Tel 0682 735 040

 

GREECE

 

Page 323

 

Limin Kerkira

 

Major works in progress around the old customs enclosure in the west entrance, and yachts are not welcome here while work continues. The W part of the old breakwater has been removed, and dredgers are working in the vicinity. A new breakwater is under construction and work continues along the quay. A new 80 berth yacht harbour is planned for the E side of the old harbour, although no dates for completion are available yet. The customs offices have moved to the W side of the commercial quay. Fuel not available on the quay.

NOTE Yachts wishing to clear into Greece in Corfu are strongly advised to go to Gouvia Marina where the relevant authorities for yachts are now based.

Page 325

 

Cleopatra Marina

 

A100 berth marina under construction off the yard. Completion is aimed for summer 2008, with all facilities to follow. A 300-ton travel-lift and a hydraulic trailer are on order.

VHF Ch 67

 

www.cleopatra-marina.gr

Page 327

 

Vathi

 

In the middle cove on the SW side of the bay is the Karnayio taverna with a sturdy catwalk with about 20 places. Go stern or bows-to where directed or where there is space. Laid moorings tailed to the shore. Depths 2-3m at most berths. Reasonable shelter from the prevailing winds but is uncomfortable with NE winds.

Page 334

 

Trizonia

 

Lizzies YC closed.

Galaxidhi

 

Harbour closed 2007 for major redevelopment.

Page 336

 

Zea Marina

 

Tel 210 455 9000 Fax 210 455 9031

Flisvos Marina

 

A port of entry. Port police and customs. Marina staff. Charge band 4.

Tel 210 987 1000-2 Fax 210 988 7354 / 210 987 1060

Email info@flisvosmarina.com www.flisvosmarina.com

Page 337

 

Alimos Marina

 

Tel 210 988 0166 Fax 210 988 0001

Email alimosmarine@ath.forthnet.gr www.alimos-marina.gr

Ayios Kosmas

 

Data c.200 berths.

Facilities Basic infrastructure is in place.

Note The marina remains under the control of Hellenic Olympic Properties and is awaiting further development. At present use is limited to exhibitions.

Page 339

 

Poros

Poros Yachting Centre

 

Email evikos@panafonet.gr

Page 340

 

Koiladhia

Basimakopouloi Shipyard (not Shipyard Greece) is a boatyard in the S side of the bay. Access is via a buoyed dredge channel, with depths 2-3m. Call ahead for advice on depths.

Data 100-ton travel-lift. Hydraulic trailer. 200 places ashore. Most repairs can be undertaken. Gardiennage.

Contact Angelos tel 27540 61409/6972 247 814 Fax 27540 61023

Email basimakopouloi@ermionida.info

Page 345

 

NAOUSA MARINA (see new plan)

Navigation This new marina has been built off the W side of the harbour at Naoussa. Construction was completed in 2006, although the infrastructure ashore is limited.

Berths Go stern or bows-to where directed or where there is room. The marina is a base for charter boats and berths are in short supply at weekends.

Shelter Good shelter from the meltemi, although strong winds from any direction make some berths uncomfortable here.

Data 70 berths. Max LOA c.25m. Depths 3-4.5m. Charge band 2.

Facilities Water. Electricity to be installed.

Paros Sailing Centre can arrange repairs and have a chandlers in Naoussa.

Tel/Fax 22840 52646 Mobile 6944 997398

Page 345

 

Adhamas

 

Data 50 berths. Max LOA c.50m. Depths 1-5m.

O. Livadhi - Karavostasi

 

An electricity sub-station has been built in Ormos Livadhi, and the bay is crossed with underwater cables. Anchoring is prohibited anywhere in this bay.

Page 346

 

Vlikhada

 

Depths of 1.6m reported in the entrance to the harbour in spring 2007.

Olympic Marina

 

Charge band 4.

Wi-fi. Internet access.

Page 347

 

Lavrion

 

New quay along W side. Detached breakwater reported under construction outside the entrance to the harbour.

Port Authority tel 22920 25249.

Page 348

 

Orei

 

The S breakwater has been completed and dredged to 3m alongside.

Page 350

 

Porto Carras

 

New pontoons in place. Fuel quay. Internet network.

Charge band 4.

Tel/Fax 23750 72126

Page 353

 

Ay Evstratios

 

Harbour works complete. Water and electricity points on the quay. Good shelter from the meltemi although a considerable surge develops with prolonged strong winds from almost any direction.

Page 356

 

Lakki Marina

 

Note There are plans to expand the number of berths with additional pontoons, but no details were available at the time of writing.

Email info@lakki-marina.gr

Leros Marina (Evros Boatyard)

 

Work continues developing the Marina. The new breakwater is complete, and additional berths will be available soon.

Page 357

 

Kalimnos

 

N breakwater completed. Pontoons not in place in ‘marina’.

Page 362

 

Rethimno

 

Pontoons are in place. Yachts use N pontoon, but care needed as mooring lines are very thick, and tied tightly to the pontoon.

Iraklion

 

Works in progress in the commercial harbour.

TURKEY

 

Page 365

 

Lapseki

 

40d21’.3N 26d41’.5E

A new harbour has been completed to the N of the ferry landing harbour providing alternative mooring to Gelibolu. Care needed of shallows in the approaches from the W-NW with least depths 3m. Once in the harbour a channel to the quay on the E side of the harbour has least depths of 3m. The rest of the harbour is shallow. Go alongside the quay or anchor inside the harbour in convenient depths.

Page 366

 

Gelibolu

 

Yachts are no longer permitted to moor anywhere in the harbour.

Page 368

 

Guzelce Marina (Minmarsan West harbour)

 

40d59’.8N 28d30’.6E

Construction on shore continues, but berths are already in use. Water. 220V. Further facilities under development. Charge band 2/3.

Tel 0212 661 0777

 

www.concept-marine.com

Page 378

 

Kemer Marina

 

Now owned by the adjacent hotel group

Antalya Celebi Marina

 

(no longer run by Setur Marinas)

CYPRUS

 

Page 381

 

Cyprium Bay Marina

 

Opening due 2008.

Page 382

 

Karpaz Bay Marina

 

New marina planned as part of a resort. No dates for the development are available yet.

 

EGYPT

 

Page 391

 

Porto Marina

 

30d50’.4N 29d01’.7E

This marina is in EGYPT.

Navigation Entrance channel into marina on 210dM. Depths 5-7m. Care needed of shoals on either side of the channel.

Data 500 berths. Max LOA 100m. Depths 2.5-7m.

Facilities Water. 220V. Waste pump-out. Hauling and repair facilities.

Tel 046 445 2711 Fax 046 445 2712

E reservation@porto-marina.com www.porto-marina.com

 

LIBYA

 

Page 391

 

Libya is expanding its tourism infrastructure, and this includes plans for several new marinas, free-trade zones and associated development. Places earmarked for such development include Benghazi (Al Madinah al Hurra), Tripoli and the Green City.

 

TUNISIA

 

Page 395

Page 395

 

Monastir Fishing Harbour

 

35d45’.28N 10d50’.41E WGS84

300-ton travel-lift. Large area hardstanding. Limited security. Most engineering work. No chandler. Hardward store in town.

Engineer Gamel Kouraichi tel 73 425 368

Monastir Marina

 

35d46’.61N 10d50’.30E WGS84

Excellent provisions close to marina. Camping Gas refilled.

Contact Jalel Ben Salem, Responsable du Port, email capitaineriemonastir@topnet.tn

Sousse

 

35d49’.40N 10d39’.53E WGS84

El Kantoui Marina

 

35d53’.45N 10d36’.36E WGS84

Page 397

 

Marina Yasmine Hammamet

 

36d22’.01N 10d32’.70E WGS84

Navigation Works in progress extending both breakwaters by 200m.

Facilities Internet at marina office. Good provisions in Hammamet town (5km).

Repairs by Rodrigues Group SNP Yacht Services

Page 398

 

La Goulette

 

No longer a port of entry.

Page 399

 

Bizerte

 

Port Plaisance email bizerte.sailing@gnet.tn

Port de La Liberte tel 72 436 610

 

ATLANTIC ISLANDS

 

Page 409

 

Porto das Lajes

 

Marina plans deferred. Yacht pontoons planned.

Page 410

 

Horta Marina

 

E hortamarina@aptosa.pt

Page 411

 

Vila das Velas

 

Ferry and commercial harbour.

New marina due open 2008.

Data c.80 berths. c.10 visitors berths. Depths 3m.

Facilities Water. 220V. Fuel. Travel-hoist.

Calheta

 

Fl.2s3M

Yachts berth alongside new quayed breakwater (depths 4m), or the old quay (1.7-3m).

May be asked to move when ferry is due.

Vila da Praia

 

New fishing harbour/marina complete.

Data c.40 berths (when pontoon in place).

Otherwise go alongside quay on breakwater head.

Angra do Heroismo Marina

VHF Ch 10.

Berths Arrivals pontoon near new marina office opposite the entrance.

Shelter Strong southerlies make it uncomfortable, and untenable on the E pontoons.

Anchorage Restricted due to underwater archaeological park. Anchor close under the W breakwater.

Praia da Vitoria Marina

Navigation Entrance silts. Depths in entrance reported 1.9m (2006).

Anchorage Reported only restricted when fuel tankers discharging.

E marina@cmpv.pt www.cmpv.pt

Page 412

 

Ponta Delgada - Marina de Recreio

 

Works in progress on new marina/cruise ship terminal.

Data 440 berths when complete. Due open 2008.

Vila do Porto

 

Works in progress on marina.

Data (when complete) 120 berths. Water. 220V. Showers and toilets. Laundry. Travel-hoist.

Marina de Porto Santo

VHF Ch 09.

Data 35 berths. Depths 2-3m. Larger yachts berth alongside concrete pier.

Note Charges to anchor inside the harbour approx E10-12 (12m). Higher charges to anchor outside still apply.

Page 413

 

Funchal

 

12 visitors berths. Wi-fi.

E marinafunchal@sapo.pt

Quinta do Lorde Marina

 

Charge band 3 /4. Port of entry.

Tel 291 969 600

E marina@quintadolorde.pt

Canical

 

32d44’.0N 16d44’.0W

Commercial and fishing port.

Few yacht berths.

Facilities Fishing Coop 300-ton travel-hoist. Madeira Engineering Syncro-lift up to 100m LOA.

APRAM (Coop contact) tel 291 208 600 Fax 291 208 196

Madeira Eng tel 291 220 191 Fax 291 227 186

Marina do Lugar de Baixo

 

Problems with shelter. Breakwaters damaged (again).

Marina unlikely to open in near future.

Porto Recreio da Calheta

VHF Ch 16, 10.

Facilities Water. 220V. Wi-fi. Showers and toilets. Laundry. Fuel.

Charge band 3. Port of entry.

Tel 291 824 003

E portoderecreiodacalheta@netmadeira.com

Page 414

 

Canaries Traffic Separation Schemes

 

New TSS between Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, and Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

Areas to be Avoided

 

Zones of Particularly Sensitive Areas have been established as Marine Reserves are developed:

Lanzarote N coast, Gran Canaria SW coast, Tenerife SW coast – Gomera, La Palma and Hierro coasts.

Restrictions to yachts may apply in the future.

Fish Farms

 

Many new fish farms have been established around the coasts of the Canaries. Care needed as they can be close in on the approaches to harbours and marinas. Most are lit, but caution is advised when making a night approach.

La Sociedad

 

Yacht pontoons damaged.

Puerto Calero

 

New superyacht berths completed on NW side of the marina. Wi-fi.

Page 415

 

Puerto Deportivo de Las Palmas

 

28d07’.1N 15d23’.85W Port entrance.

Note

  1. Works in progress on the outer breakwater is ongoing. The extension to the S is complete. Widening work continues.
  2. The entrance to the marina lies between two red lights (see plan).

Berths Reception pontoon near the fuel berth. Marina office is now close to here.

Data c.1200 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 45m. Depths 2-12m.

Tel 928 234 960

Arinaga

 

27d50’.6N 15d24’.0W

New commercial harbour under development.

Page 417

 

Puerto Radazul

 

Tel 922 680 550

La Galera

 

28d21’.5N 16d21’.9W

Small craft harbour.

Data c.70 berths. Max LOA c.10m.

Candelaria

 

28d21’.3N 16d22’.1W

Small fishing harbour with craft kept on moorings behind the breakwater.

Puerto de Guimar

 

28d17’.1N 16d22’.7W

Small marina usually full of local craft.

Data Max LOA c.12m. Depths 1-2m.

Marina San Miguel

 

Opened August 2006.

Navigation Care needed as depths are uneven. Dredging in progress (spring 2007).

Data (when complete) 340 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 20m. Charge band 2/3.

Shelter Reasonable shelter, but with S winds the entrance is difficult and berths uncomfortable.

Facilities Water. 220V. Showers and toilets. Fuel. Travel-hoist. Provisions and restaurants.

Tel 922 730 319 Fax 922 785 557

E info@marinasanmiguel.com

Los Christianos

 

Reports of theft in the harbour. Precautions advised.

Page 418

 

Santa Cruz de La Palma

 

Entrance to marina lies on W side of the harbour. The E side is closed.

VHF Ch 09 (Real Club Nautico de Santa Cruz).

Data c.20 berths. Max LOA c.15m. Charge band 2.

Facilities (YC) Showers and toilets. Wi-fi. Provisions and restaurants.

Tel/fax 922 411 346 E vela@rcnlapalma.com

Tazacorte

 

Marina pontoons (with finger pontoons) in place.

Data c.150 berths. Limited visitors berths. Max LOA c.15m. Charge band 2.

Facilities Water. 220V. Travel-hoist.

Puerto de La Estaca

 

Breakwater extension and inner moles completed. High quay walls make mooring difficult. No services or facilities.

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

 

Thanks to all who sent in information for this supplement.

Also thanks to Clare, Elinor and all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

November 2007.

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Mediterranean Almanac Supplement 2009

MEDITERRANEAN ALMANAC 2009-10

SUPPLEMENT DECEMBER 2009

NEW PLANS (these will be on the Imray web site)

Marina di Stabia
Camerota
Missalonghi
Milta Bodrum Marina



SPAIN
Page 142
Black Water
New restrictions on black water effectively prohibit discharge of untreated sewage less than 12M offshore. Some ports require yachts to have holding tanks. Fines for discharging black water may be levied.

Page 142
Alcaidesa Marina
New marina under construction at La Linea. Due to open March 2010.
Navigation Light characteristics in the vicinity are being changed and buoys employed as work continues.
Data 625 berths. Max LOA 50m. 200 berths ashore.
Facilities (when complete) Water. 220V. Wi-Fi. Travel-hoist. All usual facilities can be expected.
Tel 956 791 040 Fax 956 791 041
www.puertodeportivoalcaidesa.es

Page 146
La Garrucha
Works in progress in the harbour.

Page 147
Juan Montiel Marina
A new marina close to Aguilas
37d23'.7N 01d35'.9W
Data 354 berths.
Facilities Water. 220V Fuel. Wi-fi. Travel-hoist. All facilities can be expected when complete.
Tel 968 414 968
Email recepcion@puertodeportivojuanmontiel.com

Page 148
Yacht Port Cartegena
VHF Ch09
Data 310 berths. 10m – 120m.
Email capitania@yachtportcartagena.com
www.cartagenamarina.es

Page 148
Tomas Maestre
Outer S breakwater has been demolished. Little shelter in outer harbour. Swing bridge opens regularly in season.

Page 149
Marina Salinas
New marina in Torrevieja.
Data 700 berths. Max LOA 35m. Charge band 3 /4.
Facilities Water. 220V Wi-fi. Fuel. Travel-lift. Cafe. Restaurant. Laundrette.

Page 153
Balearic Islands
Buoys to protect Posidonia sea grass are in place from 1/6 – 30/9. Reservations must be made for all mooring buoys 3 days in advance. Register on the website, then reserve by phone or on the website. Attendants in RIBs monitor buoy use and are reported to be helpful.
Recommended vessel size for buoys:
Orange/red buoys <8m
White buoys 8-15m
Yellow buoys 15-25m
Green buoys 25-35m
Note this is a different scheme to that in Isla de Cabrera where separate permits must be obtained.
Tel 902 422 435
www.balearslifeposidonia.eu

Page 158
Puerto de Soller
New pontoon on the town quay for visitors.

Page 160
Cala Bona
Facilities Water.220V. Fuel to be installed. ATM ashore.

Page 162
La Rapita
Charge band 5.
Email velarapita@webhouse.es

Page 164
Fornells
VHF Ch09

Page 164
Cala de Addaya
Moorings now restrict anchoring area.

FRANCE

Page 181
Berth reservation services
www.resaports.com
You register, and pay an additional fee for each booking made. Covers many ports of the French coast E of the Bouches du Rhone, and along the Italian Riviera. Bookings can be made over the internet or by phone.

Posidonia Seagrass Protection
In places along the coast white buoys have been laid and yachts are encouraged to use these instead of anchoring to protect the seagrass beds. Charge band 2.

Black Water
New restrictions on black water – some ports require yachts to have holding tanks. Fines for discharging black water may be levied.

CROSS rescue services
Available by phone on 1616.

Page 185
Nautiland Yard
Hauling and storage facility near the SW basin in Gruissan Neuf. English and German also spoken.
Tel 04 68 43 15 81 Email contact@nautiland.fr
www.nautiland.fr

Page 192
Martigues
Visitors pontoon near the Hotel de Ville. Capitainerie and facilities at Port a Sec.
Tel 04 42 07 00 00

Page 192
Frioul
Visitors berths on W side near Capitainerie.

Page 193
Calanque de Sormiou/En Vau/Port Pin
Yellow buoys restrict anchoring space in the calanques.
Port Miou
VHF Ch09 (handheld only)
Anchoring prohibited. No discharge policy.

Page 193
La Ciotat
Berths in the Vieux Port and in Basin Berouard can be uncomfortable with a strong mistral.
Basin Berouard untenable in E-SE gales. Shelter best in Vieux Port.

Page 195
St-Mandrier
Works in progress modernising the harbour.

Page 196
Port Cros
Yachts wishing to stop here must have a holding tank.

Page 197
Cavalaire-sur-Mer
Major works in progress winter 2008/09.

Page 202
Nice
Call ahead on VHF Ch09 before entering the port. Very limited visitors berths.

Page 204
Fontvieille / Monaco
Must phone ahead for a berth. Same number for both harbours. Check which you have been allocated to!

Page 205
Menton Garavan
Poor shelter on visitors pontoon in E winds.

Page 206
Girolata
No anchoring permitted.

Page 206
Cargese
Visitors berths along outer quay.

Page 206
Ajaccio
Port Charles Ornano
In summer visitors berth along a pontoon which runs along the outside of the breakwater. Laid moorings tailed to buoys. Helpful staff. Open to wash from all passing boats, but generally quiet at night. Water and electricity at all berths.
Vieux Port
Work continues on the new jetty which runs out eastwards from the ferry quay. This should improve shelter to berths in the Vieux Port.

ITALY

Page 215
Marina Baia Verde
WP 43d47'.9N 07d42'.8E
A new marina under construction between Bordighera and Capo Pino. Due to open 2012.
Data 390 berths. Max LOA 30m
Tel 0184 292 308 Fax 0184 252 999
Further details in the next edition.

Page 215
Imperia Porto Maurizio
Major works in progress. NE breakwater being extended. New berths on pontoons off this extension when complete (Sept 2009).
Data 1300 berths. Max LOA 90m.
No berths available during works.
Port Turistico tel 0183 60977 or 0183 667 453
email ormeggiatori@portodimperia.it  www.portodimperia.it

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Alassio
Call ahead for a berth.
Tel 018 645 012
mail info@marinadialassio.net

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Loano
Works in progress on proposed new layout.

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Marina di Varazze
VHF Ch 09.
Tel 019 935 321 Fax 019 935 3250
Mooring tel 338 364 1506
Fuel tel 335 609 7540
Charge band 6 (high season Jun-Sep).

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Marina Genova Aeroporto
VHF Ch71
Data 500 berths. Max LOA 90m. Depths 8-15m.
Tel 010 614 3420
Email info@marinamenova.it
Fiera di Genova
Expansion works completed with new outer breakwater and pontoons. Also new plan around Amico yard.

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Santa Marguerita Ligure
Works in progress (2009) extending the sea wall.
50 berths. Max LOA 18m.
Tel 0185 288 408

Page 219
Cinque Terre Marine Reserve
Max LOA in zone C is 24m.

Page 221
Porto Mirabello Marina (La Spezia)
A new marina under development in La Spezia, on the N side of the breakwater to the N of Darsena Duca Degli Abruzzi.
Data 380 berths.MAx LOA 65m.Depths 3.5-12m.
Facilities All facilities can be expected when complete.
Tel 0187 778 108
email info@portomirabello.it
www.portomirabello.it

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Lerici
Fore and aft moorings with water -taxi to shore or berth if available on YC pontoon.

Page 222
Portoferraio
Stays limited to one night in high season.
Charge band 6.

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Porto Azzuro
Balfin Marina
Berths on quay and pontoon with laid moorings. Charge band 5/6 (hs Aug).
Tel 0586 899 583
Pontile Giovanni Messina
tel 339 441 9634
Porto Luna Pontoon
tel 0565 921 158 / 335 787 8832
Email portoluna@tiscali.it

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Marciana Marina
Laid moorings at the YC pontoon. Berths may also be available in the NW corner.

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Giglio Porto
Works in progress extending breakwater.

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Bocca d'Arno
Marinova
1M up river on right bank. Pontoon with laid moorings. WC and showers.
Mauro Favati tel 050 355 88 / 050 310 037 Fax 050 357 37 Email marinova@alice.it
Also advise no visitors berths at Lega Navale.

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Marina di San Vincenzo
Depths 3.5m in the entrance. Finger pontoons.
Tel 0565 702 025 Fax 0565 705 467
email porto@marinadisanvincenzo.it

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Salivoli
Ormeggiatori Tel 0565 48091

Page 225
Etrusca Marina
Now known as Marina di Scarlino
email info@lmds.it  www.lamarinadiscarlino.it

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Santo Stefano
Mooring buoys cover the area between the completed breakwater extension and the entrance to Porto Vecchio.

Page 226
Marina Cala di Galera
Charge band 6 (hs Jul-Aug).

Page 227
Santa Marinella
(Porto Odescalchi)
VHF Ch09 for Porto Romano
Tel 0766 518 063
Email clienti@portoodescalchi.com

Page 227
Fiumicino
Fulvio's boatyard
tel 335 717 8584

Page 229
Anzio
Note a fish farm has been established close off Capo Anzio, marked with yellow buoys. Care needed if approaching at night.

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Nettuno
Min depths reported 3m. Works in progress on the proposed outer breakwater extensions and super-yacht facility due for completion end 2010.
New fuel berth on S side of Bacino Nuovo. Limited visitors berths. Charge band 4.
For a berth also try Sailing Yachts (English spoken) tel 0698 05372
Email info@sailingyachts.it

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Coppola Pinetamare
Now known as Pineta Mare – Darsena San Bartolomeo

Page 231
Ponza
Anchoring area is now buoyed.

Page 231
Ventotene
Porto Vecchio:Laid moorings on the W quay. Go bows-to to avoid underwater obstructions close to the quay.
Giro (Enrico) tel 0771 85122
Cala Rossano: Pontoon off NW side not in place 2009. Anchor with a long line ashore to get fuel.

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Marina di Stabia
A new marina now completed lying 1.5NM S of Torre Anunziata (6.5NM S of Torre del Greco), and 1NM N of Castellamare di Stabia (6.5NM NE of Sorento).
VHF Ch 69
Data 900 berths. Max LOA 80m. Depths 3.5-6m.
Berths Stern or bows-to with finger pontoons. Laid moorings for larger yachts.
Facilities Water and electricity. Showers and toilets. Hauling and repair facilities.
HM Piero Sarcinella
Tel 081 871 6871 or 081 390 1747
Email info@marinadistabia.it  www.marinadistabia.it

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Casamicciola Marina
Tel 333 492 1859
www.marinadicasamicciola.it

Page 235
Amalfi
Pontile Coppola
tel (also) 347 349 5280 or 339 422 448 40771

Page 235
Salerno
A new wave-breaker pontoon has been installed to the S of the pontoons on the S side of Molo di Levante. Also works in progress extending Molo di Levante to the N to protect yacht berths on the N side. There is a new quay with additional berths on the N side of the root of Molo di Levante.
Anchorage between the two marinas. Dinghy reported stolen overnight.

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Agropoli
Poor holding on quay berths. Outer pontoon run by Pietro of Yachting Club Agropoli.
Tel 335 426 082

Page 235
Acciaroli
Major development works well underway. Laid moorings, water and electricity at all berths. Showers and toilets under construction.

Page 235
Pisciotta Marina
Silted to less than 1m.

Page 235
Camerota
Major works completed on N breakwater, now rebuilt at an angle almost parallel to the S breakwater. Min depths 4m.
Marina di Il Leone di Caprera
Pontoon with laid moorings. VHF Ch09. Charge band 4.
Tel 0974 939 813

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Scario
Laid moorings at most berths. Water on the quay.

Page 236
Maratea
VHF Ch06. Charge band 4.

Page 236
Diamante
Breaking up 2008.

Page 236
Cetraro
Laid moorings being installed. Possible Porto Turistico in 2010 with associated charges.

Page 236
Tropea
Data 750 berths. 70 visitors berths.
Cantiere Navale tel 0963 61885 Email info@cantieretropea.it
www.cantieretropea.it

Page 237
Scilla
Mooring buoys for visiting yachts. Call Giovanni Arena 338 9713 413 Email giovarena@libero.it

Page 237
Reggio Calabria
VHF Ch09
Charter base – berths available when charter boats out.
Tel 0965 47914

Page 239
Castelsardo
Excellent shelter. Fuel on the quay. Supermarket & chandlers in marina. Charge band 3. Good services including North Sails agent Technomarine tel 388 618 5412.

Page 250
Cannigione
Works in progress extending the breakwater to the S and SE.

Page 241
La Maddalena Archipelago National Park & Marine Reserve
Official website with a link to a plan and regulations (in Italian) www.lamaddalenapark.it/download/documenti/zonizzazione/zonizzazione_2007.pdf
And in English, from the old website:
www.lamaddalenapark.it/old-site/file pdf/zonazione inglese 2007.pdf
Tel 0789 79021
Note Regulations now state that anchoring overnight is not permitted in Zone MB, but those with a permit, and using a buoy, are permitted to stay. Yachts should download and keep a copy of the regulations or, better, get the latest edition when you buy your permit.

Page 241
Cala Gavetta
Charge band 5.
Port Authority tel 0789 730 121

Page 241
Marina di Cala Mangiavolpe
VHF Ch 16, 11, 09 (0700-1900)
Data 120 berths. Max LOA 24m. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoons. Water and electricity.
Tel 333 563 0553
Email calamangiavolpe@yahoo.it

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Marina del Ponte
Data 120 berths. Max LOA 18m.
Tel 368 553 858
email marinadelponte@tiscalinet.it

Page 241
Marina Nido d'Aquila
41d12'.90N 09d22'.92E
A new marina in Cala Nido d'Aquila on the SW corner of Isola Maddalena.
VHF Ch 09, 16.
Data 230 berths. Max LOA 22m. Depths 1-8m. Laid moorings tailed to pontoons. Charge band 5.
Facilities Water and electricity. Showers and toilets planned.
Tel 334 710 9642 / 0789 720 053
email info@marinanidodaquila.it  www.marinanidodaquila.it

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Porto Massimo
VHF Ch09, 16.
Max LOA 35/50m. Charge band 6.
Tel 348 885 7973 www.portomassimo.it

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Marina dei Giardinelli
WP 41d13'.65N 09d26'.3E
A small marina under development between Isola Giardinelli and Isola Maddalena. Pontoons in place. At present looks limited to smaller shoal draft craft. Further development underway.
Tel 349 860 8984 / 347 814 8525
email info@marinadeigiardinelli.com

Page 242
Porto Cervo
Anchorage now laid with moorings at Porto Cervo prices. Anchoring room only for catamarans or shoal draft.

Page 243
Marina di Olbia
40d54'.67N 09d31'.48E
A new marina in the S approaches to Olbia.
VHF Ch09
Data 270 berths. Max LOA 60m. Min depths 3-5m.
Facilities Water. 220V. Wi-Fi. Fuel quay.
IBS Yachting Point Tel 0789 645 030 Fax 0789 645 063
Email marinadiolbia@ibsgroup.it

Page 244
La Caletta
Email info@circolonauticolacaletta.it

Page 244
Porto Corallo
Now known as Marina di Villaputzu
VHF Ch74
Data c.400 berths. Max LOA 30m. Charge band 2/3.
Facilities Fuel on the quay to port on entry. 50-ton travel-lift. Repairs.
Tel 392 38334 / 38909
email marinadivillaputzu@tiscali.it
www.marinadivillaputzu.it

Page 244
Villasimius
VHF Ch09. Charge band 6.
New pump-out. Chandlery. Camping gas. ATM.

Page 245
Cagliari
Molo Dogana
Data 18 berths. Max LOA 40m. VHF Ch74.
IBS Yachting Point Tel 070 662 355 Fax 070 640 1838

Page 246
Carloforte
Marinatour VHF Ch09
Marine Sifredi tel (also) 0781 857 008

Page 247
Bosa Marina
Water and electricity to be connected.
Anchoring reported prohibited N of a line from the end of the N pier to the end of the rough mole in the NE corner.

Page 249
San Vito Lo Capo
Entrance silting on S side. Depths less than charted.
Beached buoyed for swimming.

Page 251
Termini Imerese
New pontoons in place.

Page 251
Sant'Agata
Two pontoons installed and used by charter companies. Visitors permitted when charter boats out. Care needed of shallows on the N side of each pontoon.

Page 251
Portorosa
Max draft 2m. Depths 2.5m.

Page 252
Stromboli
Laid moorings off San Vincenzo.

Page 252
Pignataro
Porto Pignatori
Pontoon and quay on E side. (The rest are run as concessions).
Tel 333 301 1700. VHF Ch74.

Page 252
Rada di Lipari
Fuel pontoons need careful fendering and are unsuitable for dinghies due to protruding metalwork at water level. Attendants tend to pull a little too enthusiastically on thrown warps.

Page 252
Porto di Levante
An unmarked shallow reef extends 80 southwards from the shore, to the anchoring area.

Page 253
Giardini Naxos
Yacht pontoons not in place 2009. Care needed of rusty protrusions 1m down from top of quay.

Page 253
Marina di Riposto
Charge band 5 (hs Jul-Aug).

Page 253
Acitrezza
Almost impossible to get a berth.
In settled weather anchor off to the S of the harbour, keeping close to the breakwater to avoid entering Zone A of the reserve. Otherwise pick up the buoy laid by Ormeggiatori.
There is a buoyed passage to the SW of Zone A, best attempted in daylight only.

Page 253
Caito
Depths less than charted with 2.5m in the entrance, shelving rapidly inside the harbour. Berth adjacent to travel hoist has just over 2m. Entrance dangerous with strong onshore winds. Charge band 4/5.

Page 254
Augusta
No berths in Cala di Molo. Try Darsena Servizi.

Page 255
Siracusa
Grand Harbour Quay
Works in progress with huge wall barring access from quayside to the town.
Marina pontoons in disrepair. Visitors berth on outside of wave-breaker.
Fuel by tanker by arrangement.

Page 255
Ragusa
Breakwaters completed and some pontoons in place.

Page 255
Marzamemi
Marina Sporting charge band 5.
Harbourside being improved and pedestrianised.

Page 255
Porto Palo
Difficult to get behind the mole. Care needed of sunken wreck in anchorage not always easy to see. Substantial tripping line recommended.

Page 257
Pantelleria
Outer breakwater completed. Central pontoon area now designated a military area for the Guardia Costiera and yachts are prohibited. Berth stern-to on N end of quay in Porto Vecchio. The old Punic breakwater is marked with yellow buoys. Fuel nearby.

Page 257
Scala Vecchia (Marettimo)
Berths from Big Game Marettimo on a pontoon with water and electricity. Charge band 5.
VHF Ch06
Tel 338 260 2066 or 329 454 4412 or 340 716 4724
Email direzione@marettimoservice.it

Page 258
Rocella Ionica
VHF Ch 16, 14 for Guardia Costiera. Still no management, no payment for short stays. Pontoons showing wear and tear. Wreck on beach broken up. Advice on entry on VHF as dredger works in the entrance. Max draft permitted 2.2m but depths generally more than 2.5m. Fuel tanker unreliable.

Page 258
Le Castella
Lega Navale tel 0962 795 528

Page 259
Capo Colonne
Mooring buoys on the S side of the cape available to yachts.

Page 259
Crotone
For berths try (also)
Blue Ship tel 393 909 9514
Yachting Club tel 333 482 5141
De Santis tel 338 686 0494
Paolagest tel 0962 900736

Page 259
Ciro Marina
Report of problem negotiating a berth here. Both Lega Navale and Guardia Costiera very helpful.
Lega Navale tel 0962 31766 or 379 007
Ciro harbour Authority tel 0962 611 610

Page 259
Cariati
Further development underway. Pontoons being installed and facilities being improved.

Page 261
Santa Maria di Leuca
N side of entrance silting – depths less than charted. Works in progress (2009) on S breakwater.
VHF Ch 16, 14 for Porto Turistico (Marina di Leuca)
Email info@portodileuca.

Page 264
Trani
Charge band 4/5.

Page 264
Vieste
N pontoon concession. Water. 220v. Charge band 4/5.
Tel 0844 707 983 or 330 940 581.
Works in progress developing a marina on the W side of the harbour.

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Marina di Rodi Garganico
41d55'.9N 15d53'.3E
Data 316 berths. 32 visitors berths. Max LOA 40m. Depths 3-5m.
Facilities All facilities when completed including 100-ton travel-lift.
Email info@ibsgargano.it

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Venice
Work has started on the flood protection barriers at the three entrances to Venice lagoon. At Lido a new island and marina is also under construction as part of the development.

Page 272
Marina di Lio Grando
Charge band 5.

MALTA

Page 278
Grand Harbour Marina
The approaches to the marina are buoyed with port and starboard hand buoys. Small yellow buoys mark small channels to the inner moorings and slips on the Senglea side of the creek. Care needed at night of small craft moorings close to the channel.
Finger pontoons at most berths. Larger yachts use moorings tailed to the pontoons.
Marina staff can arrange customs and immigration clearance for EU passport holders. Very helpful and attentive staff. Charge band 4.
No haulout facilities.
Kalkara Boatyard on the NE side of Kalkara Creek have 42-ton travel-lift, 50-ton boat-mover, max LOA 22m and can carry out most repairs.
Msida Marina
The marina is likely to be privatised in the near future. It is possible that the Royal Malta YC will take over the Yachting Centre as they are displaced from Manoel Island by development works.
Note The customs and immigration office at Msida closed in October 2008. EU vessels with EU crew, with no pets and nothing to declare may berth in Msida before clearing in. Others should check for instructions.

Page 437
Mgarr
VHF Ch13. Marina may be privatised in near future.
With E-SE winds a substantial swell enters the harbour and makes most berths uncomfortable, and even dangerous.
Ferries to Marsamxett every 45 minutes. New ferry terminal planned.
Last winter customs and immigration stayed open, and may continue to do so, although this is subject to change at short notice. Call ahead to ensure you can clear in here.

CROATIA

Page 283
Novigrad
Marina open. Berth on customs quay when checking in.

Page 290
Marina Veli Rat
Laid moorings. Water & 220V at most berths. Open N. Ferry to Zadar.

Page 291
Kornati Islands National Park
www.kornati.hf/eng/introduction.htm
Price of permit:
250kn if purchased in advance – in Marina Dalmacija.
400kn if purchased in the park.
Note the permit also includes access to Luka Telascica National Park.

Page 298
Split
In 2009 it was not possible to clear into Croatia here.

MONTENEGRO

Page 304
On entering Montenegro waters call on VHF Ch16 to announce your arrival.

Page 304
Herzeg Novi
Port of entry.

Page 305
Tivat
Port of entry.
Marina under construction.
www.portomontenegro.com

Page 305
Budva
Fuel on the quay.
Charge band 4.

Page 305
Bar
VHF Ch 73 for Marina St Nikola
www.montenegro-bar.co.yu

Page 305
Ulcinj
Port of entry.

ALBANIA

Page 307
Marina Orikum
Tel +355 52 37244

Page 307
Gjiri I Spiles
Port of entry.

Page 307
Kepi I Palermos
Permission to visit here can be obtained from the agent at Sarandes.

Page 307
Sarandes
Red buoy in the bay in the approaches. Leave to port.
Berth on either side of ferry jetty. S side is best. Good security.
Agent Agim Zholi
VHF Ch10.
Tel +355 6925 66576
Email agimzholi@yahoo.com

GREECE

Page 308
Port dues 2009
Port entry fee: є0.30 x LOA     є3.60
Per night fee:    є0.36 x LOA     є4.32
Plus VAT x 19%        є1.50
So for 1st night for 12m =    є9.42

New Tax
Law 3790 introduced for all motor yachts over 10m and yachts over 15m which remain in Greek waters for over 40 days. As yet the tax is not being implemented in many places and it is likely the new Greek government will review it.
Rates for motorboats:
10-13m         є300 per metre
Next 4m (14-17m)    є550 per metre
Next 4m (18-21m)    є800 per metre
Next 4m (22-25m)    є1,050 per metre
Over 26m        є1,300 per metre
ie the cost for a 15m motorboat would be є5,000.
Rates for yachts:
15-20m         є200 per metre
Next 5m (21-25m)    є400 per metre
Over 26m        є600 per metre
ie the cost for a 15m yacht is є3,000.
Sounds very similar to the now defunct and universally unpopular Sardinian Cruising Tax.
More details will be in later Supplements.

Page 311
Kassiopi
Visitors berths on W side. Care needed of ballast extending off the quay.

Page 311
Gouvia Marina
VHF Ch 69 only. Depth at fuel dock is 6m.
New pontoons installed in SW corner increasing berths to 1,235.
Customs officials are not based in the marina, but by arrangement clearance can be done here. Contact the marina in advance for advice.
Marina charge band 4/5.

Page 313
Gaios
S entrance min depths 2.6m reported. Surge with strong NW winds. Rats reported here.

Page 313
Parga
Sunken motor boat reported approx 2/3 of the way along the breakwater.

Page 313
Preveza
Town quay untenable in moderate E-SE winds.
Cleopatra Marina is now complete. Laid moorings tailed to pontoons. Water. 220V. Wi-fi. Laundry.  Fuel dock. Charge band 3.
Note Strong currents run through the pontoons and can make berthing difficult.

Page 315
Levkas
Contract Yacht Services
Email office cys@otenet.gr
Tel store 26450 24443
Email store cysstore@otenet.gr

Page 315
Sivota
Aegean Princess uses part of the quay. Yachts in her berth or at anchor may be asked to move.
Note No ATM in the village.

Page 316
Vathi (Meganisi)
New yacht harbour off the town. Most major construction complete although in places ballast remains off the quays. Care needed of dangerous rock 15-20m E of the westernmost part of the harbour.

Page 316
Frikes
No water or electricity on the quay. Fuel and water can be delivered.

Page 316
Vathi (Ithaca)
Care needed of an underwater ledge on the town quay near the customs office.

Page 317
Lixouri
Water and electricity boxes on the quay. New sewage system means smell is no longer a problem.

Page 317
Fiskardho
Summer thunderstorms with southerly winds can create problems in this busy harbour. A swell is pushed into the bay and makes it uncomfortable and possibly untenable for yachts anchored with a long line ashore on the N side. Wherever you are make sure your anchor is holding well.
Water and electricity on the pontoon. Charge band 2.

Page 317
Poros (Cephalonia)
The new ferry berth has been completed. Yachts can now use the old ferry berth. The harbour has silted and caution is advised for yachts drawing over 2m.

Page 317
Mitika
New pontoons in N harbour.
Reports of theft from yachts in the harbour.

Page 318
Ay Nikolaos (Zakinthos)
Ferry (twice daily) now uses S end of W quay. Yachts berth on SW quay.

Page 318
Port Zakinthos
Harbourmaster directs yachts, collects paperwork and port charges. Charge band 2 (inc. water and elec.)

Page 318
O. Keri
Anchoring permitted more than 100m from shore. Good supermarket and Keri Hotel recommended.

Page 319
Killini
Fishing harbour has been extended. Yacht berths available here. Water and electricity.

Page 319
Katakolon
VHF Ch 12 (not always answered). Go stern-to where directed. Water and electricity. Train to Olympia (0830) return (1205) E3.

Page 320
Porto Kayio
Care needed of sunken wheel-house off the ruined house on the beach.

Page 320
Yithion
Ferries now berth on outside of breakwater. Yacht berths on old ferry quay. Good holding on mud.

Page 321
Missalonghi
Development of Messolonghi Marina continues. New pontoon layout. Water and electricity at all berths. Showers and toilets.
www.messolonghimarina.com
Email info@messolonghimarina.com

Page 322
Galaxidhi
The harbour has been rebuilt and is now open to yachts. The new quay is higher than it was and smaller yachts may be better to go bows-to to make getting on and off easier.
Facilities Water. 220V. Charge band 2.

Page 323
Kiato
Extension to fishing harbour now complete. Yacht berths on W end of new breakwater. Good all-round shelter.

Page 324
Zea Marina
Probably the best bet for a visitors' berth around Athens.
Theft from a yacht reported.

Page 326
Planaco Boatyard
Now owned by K&G Med Marinas.

Page 328
Sabateki (Sambateki)
Berths Go stern or bows-to near the end of the new quay where there are depths of 2-4m. Good shelter from the prevailing winds, and better shelter from southerlies than you’ll find at Leonidhion.
Facilities Water nearby.

Page 328
Merikha (Kithnos)
Water and electricity on the quay.

Page 329
O.Ay Stefanos
There is an uncharted wreck reported lying in the NE corner of Ormos Ay Stefanos in 5-6m, with just 1.5-2m over.

Page 330
Finikas (Siros)
No laid moorings at outer berths. Water and electricity.

Page 330
Nisos Andros
New harbours under construction at:
Batsi (construction almost complete), Korthion & Andros (Kastro). More details in the next edition.

Page 330
Mikonos Marina
The S basin has been completed much as shown in the plan. Yachts berth stern or bows-to or alongside on the jetties on the SE shore. Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Some facilities ashore near the bridge between the basins.

Page 331
Kamares
Yacht berths are marked on the quay. Trip line recommended as remains of old moorings litter bottom.

Page 331
Plati Yialos (Sifnos)
New harbour. Go stern-to near end of quay in 3.5-5m. Bottom is weed and poor holding but soon to be dredged.
Permanent moorings near the entrance to the harbour. Depths 2.5-3m.

Page 331
O.Faros
Rock awash off  W point of Ak Stavros.

Page 332
Paroikia (Paros)
Water and electricity for berths on outside of breakwater.

Page 332
Naxos Marina
No laid moorings, but good holding in the basin. Water and electricity. Charge band 2.

Page 333
Vlikadha (Thira)
A W  cardinal (to be left to starboard) now marks the channel into the harbour. Care needed of continuing changes to depths in the approaches, especially following onshore winds. With such winds waves break on the sandbanks and make entering or leaving dangerous. Depths 3m (2009).
Increased berths with min depths 2.5m. Water. 220V. Wi-fi. Bus to Thira every 2 hours.

Page 334
Karistos
The inner basin is reserved for fishing boats and yachts are not permitted. Go stern-to on the quay to the W of the ferry quay. Depths 5m. Port police.

Page 334
Voufalo
New moorings on W side restrict anchoring room.

Page 334
Aliveron (Karavos)
Two new pontoons run along the breakwater. Yacht berths towards the end.

Page 334
Khalkis
Port Authority office is now on the E side of the bridge.

Page 336
Skiathos
Prohibited area extended for all craft with AH over 4m.

Page 337
Steni Vala
Deepest part midway along quay.

Page 337
Linaria
There is room on the SE quay for 4-5 yachts stern-to, with depths close in of 3-4m. Otherwise go alongside a fishing boat with their agreement. Fuel in the town. Water on the quay is not available – try in a taverna.

Page 337
Nea Marmara
The two pontoons are usually full of local craft. Go alongside or stern or bows-to on the S wave-breaker pontoon. With strong S winds this pontoon will undulate with some violence, and it is better  not to be alongside.

Page 338
Porto Carras
The buoys on the starboard side of the entrance channel have been removed. Min depths 6m in the channel.

Page 338
The Akti Peninsular
A 500m exclusion zone around the coast is maintained for all vessels. Anchoring is not permitted in Ormos Vatopedi.

Page 338
Kavala
YC reported very friendly and helpful to visiting yachts.

Page 339
Therma (Samothraki)
Breakwater completed. Silting to S at the end of breakwater – give it a wide berth. Yachts berth alongside on N side.

Page 340
Mirina
New breakwater under construction on N side of bay.

Page 341
Mithimna
Holding reported suspect in outer harbour.

Page 341
Plomarion
Visitors berth stern-to on N and W quay.

Page 341
Khios/Oinoussa
Care needed of an unmarked underwater rock in the approaches to Oinoussa. It is marked on most charts, but is sometimes difficult to identify.

Page 342
Manganitis (Ikaria)
37d33'.37N 26d07'.06E WGS84
A new harbour has been built, off this village roughly halfway between Ak Pappas and Ay. Kirikos. Go alongside the new quayed breakwater where convenient. If going stern-to care is needed of a mooring chain lying across the harbour. Taverna ashore.

Page 342
Ay Kirikos
Go alongside on N side of centre pier in inner harbour. Care needed of shallows off the stub pier to N.

Page 342
Karlovasi
New marina on the shore immediately E of the main harbour.
Data c.40 berths. 5 visitors berths. Min depths 2.5m.
Berth Go stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the quay.
Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing winds.
Facilities Water and electricity.
Note New larger marina reported planned.
Marina manager Tolis tel 22733 00461

Page 343
Samos Marina
Fuel quay on N side of entrance. Chandler, bar, taverna and mini-market now in the marina.

Page 343
Skala Patmos
Water from tanker reported brackish. Check before filling tanks.

Page 343
Lipso
Water and electricity on the quay.

Page 344
Ay Yeoryios (Agathonisi)
Coastguard berths on N end of W quay. Ferry berths on S end of W quay. Yachts berth in centre of W quay, and on the N quay.

Page 344
Lakki Marina
New pontoon due to be operational 2009 will increase berths to 110.
New 400-ton travel-lift at the boatyard in Partheni.

Page 344
Leros Marina (Evros boatyard)
Breakwater now complete. Laid moorings at all berths. Pontoons to be installed soon. Water and electricity. (Water brackish). Fuel dock planned.

Page 345
Pandeli
No restriction reported here during August. Go alongside the breakwater and/or raft up to other yachts (October).

Page 345
Kalimnos
Quay between Kalimna Yachting and Port Police for visitors. Water and electricity.

Page 345
O. Pserimos
An old mooring chain crosses the harbour. Use a trip line. The bottom is sand and rock, indifferent holding in places.

Page 346
Kos Marina
Port police not always on site. Charge band 4.
New AB supermarket close to marina (take 1st left off road into town).

Page 346
Palon
Harbour dredged to 3m. New quays on S and E side. Improved shelter with breakwater extensions.

Page 346
Livadhi (Tilos)
Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Wi-fi at Cafe Remezzo.

Page 346
Simi
Harbourmaster office now on SE side between ferry berths and fuel dock. Yachts reported to be using the SE quay.

Page 350
Skala Astipalaia
New mole completed. Depths 3m close to. Water and electricity boxes.

Page 491
Khania
Outer breakwater mostly submerged and light not working.
Laid moorings damaged but remain still on bottom. Trip line recommended.
Showers closed and WC some distance away.

Page 352
Ierepetra
Max depths in entrance 2m.


TURKEY

Page 353
Clearance Procedures
The Transit Log form has not yet changed although there are plans to digitise the form such that yachts would carry a printout.
New harbour dues must be paid on entry to Turkey for vessels over 11NRT (this equates to yachts around 10-12m LOA). The dues are around 7YTL for vessels up to 45NRT.
The payment process can only be done by an agent who may also complete all clearance procedures at the same time. Agent charges vary from є35-150 so ask around before committing to one agent, and make sure you know what is included. Some marinas are now able to complete the new payment and clearance procedures.
It may be helpful to carry proof of NRT if your vessel is under 11NRT, as otherwise the harbourmaster will assess your NRT.
Light dues must also be paid by larger vessels over 30NRT. Again tonnage certificates would be helpful.

 Mobile phones update
Turkish Authorities are clamping down on illegal/stolen mobile phones. You must register your mobile phone’s IMEI number with customs officials when you enter Turkey. You are advised to carry proof of ownership. Failure to register it will mean your phone may cease to work after a few days. In practice this can be done at most Turkcell shops in major (tourist) towns where the procedure is well understood.

Page 353
Canakkale
Clearance procedures as follows:
Recommend getting town map from a hotel before starting
Harbourmaster – get him to mark where the next offices are.
Chamber of Maritime (Flama) – an agent where you purchase a Transit Log.
Sanitary office.
Police/Immigration – not in Canakkale but 7km S in Kepez Limani commercial port. Charge 15 Euros per passport and cannot give change.
Harbourmaster again.
Customs.
Using an agent to complete clearance is recommended!

Page 357
Dikili
Harbourmaster usually has one or two berths for visitors. A yacht was stolen from Dikili in 2009.

Page 357
Bademli Limani
Note an underwater cable runs across from the mainland to Kalem Adasi approximately halfway down the island in position 39d00'.33N 26d47'.89E WGS84

Page 358
Eskifoca
Anchoring reported prohibited in Buyukdeniz Limani.
Few berths available in high season.

Page 358
Levent Marina
Management changing frequently, and facilities getting run-down.

Page 358
Cesme Marina
Camper and Nicholsons development of the marina slowed, and long-term berths or hauling won't be available until 2010. Short term visitors welcome.
Manager Can Polat.

Page 359
Alacati Marina
Showers, toilets, office buildings all completed.
Manager Aral Corumlu
Email marina@alacatimarina.com
www.alacatimarina.com
 
Page 360
Didim Marina
The new marina is easy to identify on the headland 4M E of Tekebag Burnu, and 1M SW of the gulet quay at Altinkum.
VHF Ch 72, 16.
Lights Fl.R5s3M/Fl.G5s3M
Data 580 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 50m. Depths 3-10m.
Berths Contact the marina on VHF and a marina RIB will meet you and help you to moor.
Shelter Looks to provide good all-round shelter.
Authorities Marina staff. Charge band 4.
D-Marin Didim
tel 0256 813 7526 Fax 0256 813 7524
Email dmarindidim@dogusgrubu.com.tr
www.dogusmarina.com.tr/didim
Facilities Water. 220/380V Wi-fi. Waste water pump-outs. Showers and toilets. Fuel quay.
Repairs 400/75-ton travel-lift. 40-ton hydraulic trailer. 600 places ashore including indoor storage. Chandlers. All repairs can be arranged.
Other Bars, cafes, restaurants in the marina. Supermarket in the marina. ATM. Taxis. Car hire.
Note
As part of the Dogus Group, Didim Marina is likely to provide a similar level of service as found at Turgutreis Marina.

Page 360
Asin Limani
The sunken breakwater is marked with seven red buoys along it. Reasonable shopping for provisions including fresh fish.

Page 361
Sehir Adalari
Reported prohibited to visit Cleopatra's beach.
Restaurant closed (2008).
It is prohibited to go ashore after the warden leaves. If yachtsmen persist it is quite possible that overnight anchoring here will be prohibited.

Page 362
Knidos
Most yachts berth alongside the extended T-pier, rafting up when necessary. Depths less than 2m past the last electricity box. Water and electricity (after 2000). No laid moorings.

Page 363
Marmaris
Nokta Yachting Sailors Club provides a link between local marine trades and yacht owners. Work is organised and monitored by them in return for a fee.
www.nokta-yachting.com

Page 364
Fethiye Korfezi
There are plans to introduce some form of black and grey water ban in Skopea Liman. Primarily this appears to be aimed at the large floating homes which are now based in several bays for the whole summer, but it is possible this will also affect yachts. If you are staying for just a night or two in a bay there should be no problems, but it may be worth checking with an agent in Gocek for the lastest info. Holding tanks for black water should always be used anyway, and grey water may likewise soon have to be controlled.

Page 365
Kalkan
Charge band 5.

Page 366
Kas
Work in progress (Spring 2009) extending the quay along the breakwater to increase the number of berths available. Charge band 4.

Page 366
Kas Bucak Marina
Work has re-started on this unfinished marina. The work is linked to the construction of a new coast  road, which will allow more room for shore-side infrastructure. The completion of the marina is planned for 2010.

Page 367
Alanya Marina
Opened in May 2009 with most services available.
Tel 0242 512 1234 Fax 0242 512 1236
Email info@alanyamarina.com.tr
www.alanyamarina.co.tr
The website gives details of completion dates for all projects.

Page 367
Gazipasa
Yacht quay open 2009. Marina under development.
tel 0242 511 8888 /0300
Email info@gazipasamarina.com
www.gazipasamarina.com

Page 368
Iskenderun
A yacht quay is planned in the fishing harbour. Further details in the next supplement.

Page 331
Larnaca Marina
Construction on new marina planned  to start at the end of 2009. Further details in the next edition.


LEBANON

Page 372
On entering Lebanese waters call 'Oscar Charlie' (Lebanese Navy) on VHF Ch16. Announce yourself and your intended POE. Marine Jounie is recommended.


TUNISIA

Page 387
Sidi Bou Said
All clearance procedures can be completed here.

MOROCCO

Page 396
Rabat Marina (Bougreg Marina)
VHF Ch10
A pilot will come out to guide you down the river.
Depths reported sufficient for 2.35m draft.
Facilities Water. 220V. Wi-fi. Fuel. Chandlers. Restaurants. Ferry to Medina.

Mohammedia
Small marina welcomes visitors.

Jorf Lasfar
Yachts welcome in Capitainerie basin (4th on starboard hand before the large commercial dock).
Tie alongside or raft to a tug with agreement. 18Km to town.

Agadir Marina
Data 250 berths. Fuel. Travel-hoist. Shopping close by. Charge band 3.

Many people sent in information included in this supplement and most are listed below. Also thanks to the CA and the RCC and their members for information, and to Clare Georgy, Elinor Cole and Willie Wilson at Imray for putting it all together.
For the W Med: Tim Herbert-Smith s/y Alise, N. Thomas, F. Singleton, J. Dussek, Bryan Scott, Yves Rousselin, Dave Kitson and John Heaney. Also Kaat & Eris Pas-Baeke s/y Nehalinnia and David Youngman s/y Galloper, Tim Herbet-Smith s/y Alise, J. Dussek, Vyv Cox, Frank Yantin, Frank Singleton, B. Scott, R. Young, Graham Adam, Jan Ledochowski, PJ Bartlett, Dick and Janice Taverne and Mike Nixon; also Cameron & Natalie Hunter, John and Sue Hooper, and Peter Stogis.
For Greece: Joe Charlton at CYS Levkas, Steve Miller s/y Ithaca, Alkis Goulandris m/y Blue Chip, Konstantin Panitsas at Pansails, Kevan Lambourne, Gerard Mennetrier, PJ Bartlett, Jan Ledochowski, Graham Webster, Nick Thomas, John Iles, Richard Cresswell, Peter Rhode, Chris & Anne Kropacsy, Tony Cross, Birgitta Wakely, Brian Atherton, Vyv Cox, Mike Nixon, David Toynbee, Clive Garner, Richard Clackson, Frank Singleton, Alan Douglas, Bill Basham and Dave Darn; also Chris & Kathleen Eagleton s/y Kabardar, Kaat & Eric Pas-Baeke s/y Nehalinnia, Rose Burley, John Stretch,  John & Sue Hooper s/y Samphire II, Paul Donnerup s/y New Dawn, Clive Loughlin, John Golding, Tassos Papagiannis, Uli Politt, Giles Youngs s/y Amari, Dr Bernhard Sobotta, Theo Spoor, Jean-Marc Aumaitre, and Priscilla Packer.
For Turkey and the Levant: Yusuf Civelokoglu at Yachtworks, PJ Bartlett, Dick and Janice Taverne, C. Kropacsy, Brian and Sandy Duker, C. Garner, Peter Rhode, Chris & Anne Kropacsy, Birgitta Wakely, Roger Booth, C. Haire, M. Solano, Jan Ledochowski, R. Young and Mike Nixon; also John Marsh, Theo Spoor, Konstantin Panitsas, Jean-Marc Aumaitre, and Giles Youngs s/y Amari.

Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell
November 2009


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ITALIAN WATERS PILOT 7TH EDITION

SUPPLEMENT #2 APRIL 2008

 

Plan on page 371

Scale should be 40NM not 10NM.

 

Marina di San Lorenzo al Mare

43d51’.3N 07d58’.2E

 

Marina Genova Aeroporto

Data 500 berths. Max LOA 90m. Depths 2-15m.

Berths Some berths in the S part are available. Work continues on the N side and shoreside.

Facilities Water. 220/380V. Wi-fi. Pump-out. Fuel dock. Boatyards nearby.

 

Portofino Marina

Tel 0185 269 580 www.marinadiportofino.com

Ormeggiatori Renzo tel 0185 269 388

 

Santa Margherita Ligure

Ormeggiatori Giorgio & Giuliano tel 0185 205 453

 

Porto Turistico Benedetti.

Porto Turistico de Benedetti tel 0187 770 229

 

Marina di San Vincenzo

New large marina under construction on the site of the old shallow small craft harbour.

VHF Ch09

Data 350 berths. Max LOA 27m. Depths 3-4.5m. (when complete).

Facilities Water. 220V. Showers and toilets. Fuel quay. 70-ton travel-lift. Repairs. (when complete).

www.marinadisanvincenzo.it

 

Porto Turistico di Roma

Email gbiamonte@rizzardi.com

 

Anzio

Approach Entrance continues to silt. Entrance now reported to be close N of the green buoys. Call ahead for latest info or watch ferries on their approach.

Note Works in progress (2007) on the proposed outer breakwater extensions.

 

Marina di Nettuno

Sailing Yachts tel 06 980 5372

Email info@sailingyachts.it

 

Ponza

Anchoring possible inside the marked area.

 

Torre Annunziata

Berths 6 pontoons with water and electricity.

Tel Circolo Nautico 081 536 4318

 

Porto d’Ischia

Portosalvo Marina VHF Ch74

 

Amalfi

Pontile Coppola www.portodiamalfi.com

 

Marina di Camerota

Entrance silting with min depths 2m in the channel.

Tel 0974 939 184

 

Alghero

Yacht Club del Mediterraneo

Tel091 581 837

Salpancore

Tel 091 331 055 Fax 091 332 128

Nixe Yachting

Tel 091 625 7990/338 450 4358

Societa Gianottieri Palermo

Tel 091 328 467

Fax 091 582 650

 

Porto di Levante

Yacht pontoons with laid moorings. Water. 220V. Charge band 3/4.

 

Giardini Naxos

Pontoon Walter Tel 347 621 0852

 

Siracusa

Note There have been several dinghy thefts here.

 

Porto Palo

Remarks 600 berth marina planned.

 

Pozzallo

Berths Yacht pontoons in main harbour.

Data c.25 berths. Max LOA c.15m. Depths 4-5m.

Facilities Water. 220V.Fuel quay. Cantieri Navale Scala 150-ton travel-lift. Most repairs.

Note 400 berth marina planned for outer harbour.

Ocean Plastic Nautica Pozzallo tel 0932 957 344/958 606 /338 548 1683

 

Marina di Ragusa

Marina development continues but is badly silted.

 

Licata Marina di Cala del Sole

Navigation The marina is being developed in the NE basin in the harbour.

Berths Stern or bows-to where directed. Laid moorings tailed to the quay.

Data 1500 berths. Visitors berths. Max LOA 70m. Depths 4-6m (dredged).

Facilities All usual marina and hauling facilities planned.

Remarks Part of a vast new development including houses and apartments, shops, boutiques, extensive leisure facilities, and a desalination plant. First phase completion expected Sept 2008.

Tel 0922 774 300

www.marinadicaladelsole.it

info@marinadicaladelsole.it

 

San Leone

Remarks Development work on E side of basin.

 

Trapani

Navigation Western breakwater extension complete. SE breakwater partially completed, not yet joined to E side shore. Works in NW corner not started (late 2007).

Care needed of shallow area c.1.5m between red buoy and mole off the Guardia Costieri building.

Berths Moorings (free) in NW corner off Lega Navale and SE corner. Two pontoons between YC and Guardia Costieri with berths (sometimes) available. Private pontoons off the quay in the NE corner. Limited berths at Trapani Boat Service.

Shelter Good all-round shelter.

Facilities Water & 220V at most berths. Fuel on the quay past the short ferry piers. No water. Fuel and water from Trapani Boat Service by arrangement. 40/200-ton travel-hoists. 80-ton crane. 500-ton slipway. Most repairs. Provisions and restaurants.

 

Le Castella

Tel 333 989 9986

 

Please keep checking this site to ensure you have the latest information.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all who sent in information for this supplement, and thanks as always to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays. 

 

© Rod Heikell and Lu Michell

April 2008

 

Italian Waters Pilot 7th ed. Supplement #3 April 2009

 

ITALIAN WATERS PILOT

SUPPLEMENT #3 APRIL 2009

 

 

Page 45

Marina Baia Verde

WP 43d47'.9N 07d42'.8E

A new marina under construction between Bordighera and Capo Pino. Due to open 2012.

Data 390 berths. Max LOA 30m

Tel 0184 292 308 Fax 0184 252 999

Further details in the next supplement.

 

Page 46

San Remo

Free transit berths just beyond fuel pontoon still available in 2008.

 

Page 50

Imperia Porto Maurizio

Major works in progress. NE breakwater being extended. New berths on pontoons off this extension when complete (Sept 2009).

Data 1300 berths. Max LOA 90m.

No berths available during works.

Port Turistico tel 0183 60977 or 0183 667 453

email ormeggiatori@portodimperia.it  www.portodimperia.it

 

Page 47

Arma di Taggia

Cantiere Diurno tel 01844 87010

 

Page 55

Alassio Marina

Call ahead before entering. Disco in marina can be noisy!

Email info@marinadialassio.net

 

Page 57

Loano

Works in progress on proposed new layout.

 

Page 62

Marina di Varazze

VHF Ch 09.

Tel 019 935 321 Fax 019 935 3250

Mooring tel 338 364 1506

Fuel tel 335 609 7540

Charge band 6 (high season Jun-Sep).

 

Page 65

Marina Genova Aeroporto

VHF Ch71

Data 500 berths. Max LOA 90m. Depths 8-15m.

Tel 010 614 3420

Email info@marinamenova.it

Fiera di Genova

Expansion works completed with new outer breakwater and pontoons. Also new plan around Amico yard.

 

Page 73

Portofino

Charge band 6.

 

Page 78

Rapallo

Email info@portocarloriva.it  www.portocarloriva.it

Charge band 6 (high season May-Sep).

 

Page 87

Le Grazie

Berths, hauling and repairs available at Cantiere Valdettaro. Specialist in re-fitting classic yachts.

Tel 0187 791 687

 

Page 89

Marina del Fezzano

New extra pontoons on NW side. Charge band 5 (hs May-Sep)

 

Page 90

Porto Mirabello Marina (La Spezia)

A new marina under development in La Spezia, on the N side of the breakwater to the N of Darsena Duca Degli Abruzzi. The marina is due to open in May 2009.

Data 380 berths.MAx LOA 65m.Depths 3.5-12m.

Tel 0187 778 108

email info@portomirabello.it

www.portomirabello.it

 

Page 101

Portoferraio

Secca di Capo Bianco is now marked with a N cardinal beacon, lit Q.3M.

 

Page 106

Porto Azzuro

Balfin Marina

Berths on quay and pontoon with laid moorings. Charge band 5/6 (hs Aug).

Tel 0586 899 583

Pontile Giovanni Messina

tel 339 441 9634

Porto Luna Pontoon

tel 0565 921 158 / 335 787 8832

Email portoluna@tiscali.it

 

Page 108

Cala di Mola

Anchor clear of the ferry turning area.

 

Page 109

Marina di Campo

Laid moorings outside the harbour. Charge band 2/3.

 

Page 111

Marciana Marina

Laid moorings at the YC pontoon. Berths may also be available in the NW corner.

 

Page 115

Giglio Porto

Works in progress extending breakwater.

 

Page 121

Bocca d'Arno

Marinova

1M up river on right bank. Pontoon with laid moorings. WC and showers.

Mauro Favati tel 050 355 88 / 050 310 037 Fax 050 357 37 Email marinova@alice.it

Also advise no visitors berths at Lega Navale.

 

Page 127

Marina Cala de Medici

Tel (also) 0586 795 211

www.calademedici.net

Charge band 6 (hs Jul-Aug)

 

Page 128

Cecina Mare

Max draft 1.5m. Dredging works in progress.

Tel 0586 622 763

 

Page 129

Marina di San Vincenzo

Due to open Spring 2009.

Tel 0565 702 025 Fax 0565 705 467

email porto@marinadisanvincenzo.it

 

Page 131

Salivoli

Ormeggiatori Tel 0565 48091

 

Page 133

Etrusca Marina

Now known as Marina di Scarlino

email info@lmds.it  www.lamarinadiscarlino.it

 

Page 141

Santo Stefano

Mooring buoys cover the area between the completed breakwater extension and the entrance to Porto Vecchio.

 

Page 145

Marina Cala di Galera

Charge band 6 (hs Jul-Aug).

 

Page 158

Fiumicino

Fulvio's boatyard

tel 335 717 8584

 

Page 161

Porto Turistico di Roma

Office tel 0656 188 236

Email direzione.porto@portodiroma.it

www.portoturisticodiroma.net

CN Rizzardi

Email gbiamonte@rizzardi.com

 

Page 163

Anzio

Pontoon not always in place. Just 4 visitors berths. No extension works (2008).

Note a fish farm has been established close off Capo Anzio, marked with yellow buoys. Care needed if approaching at night.

 

Page 164

Nettuno

Min depths reported 3m. Works in progress (2008) on the proposed outer breakwater extensions. Due for completion early 2009. Charge band 4.

For a berth also try Sailing Yachts (English spoken) tel 0698 05372

Email info@sailingyachts.it

 

Page 174

Coppola Pinetamare

Now known as Pineta Mare – Darsena San Bartolomeo

 

Page 177

Cala Inferno (Ponza)

Yachts may be moved when the water boat needs to come in here.

 

Page 179

Ventotene Porto Vecchio

Giro (Enrico) tel 0771 85122

 

Page 192

Marina di Stabia

A new marina now completed lying 1.5NM S of Torre Anunziata (6.5NM S of Torre del Greco), and 1NM N of Castellamare di Stabia (6.5NM NE of Sorento).

VHF Ch 69

Data 900 berths. Max LOA 75m. Depths 3.5-6m.

Berths Stern or bows-to with finger pontoons. Laid moorings for larger yachts.

Facilities Water and electricity. Showers and toilets. Hauling and repair facilities.

Tel 081 871 6871 or 081 390 1747

Email info@marinadistabia.it  www.marinadistabia.it

 

Page 199

Porto d’Ischia

Fuel quay depths 2m.

 

Page 200

Casamicciola

VHF Ch8 or 9.

Note pontoon layout has changed.

 

Page 202

Sant'Angelo

Modernised harbour run by Ormeggiatori. Approx 20 visitors berths. Laid moorings tailed to the quay. Charge band 6.

Tel 081 999 102

Castello d'Ischia

Anchoring prohibited in the S part of the bay for underwater cables.

Note underwater cable runs into N part of bay near position 40d43'.75N 13d57'.86E WGS84 – care needed.

 

Page 207

Amalfi

Pontile Coppola

tel (also) 347 349 5280 or 339 422 448 40771

 

Page 209

Salerno

A new wave-breaker pontoon has been installed to the S of the pontoons on the S side of Molo di Levante. Also works in progress extending Molo di Levante to the N to protect yacht berths on the N side. There is a new quay with additional berths on the N side of the root of Molo di Levante.

Anchorage between the two marinas. Dinghy reported stolen overnight.

 

Page 210

Agropoli

Outer pontoon run by Pietro of Yachting Club Agropoli.

Tel 335 426 082

No development works (2008).

 

Page 212

Acciaroli

Major development works well underway. Laid moorings, water and electricity at all berths. Showers and toilets under construction.

 

Page 215

Pisciotta Marina

Silted to less than 1m.

 

Page 217

Camerota

Major works completed on N breakwater, now rebuilt at an angle almost parallel to the S breakwater.

Marina di Il Leone di Caprera

Pontoon with laid moorings. VHF Ch09.

Tel 0974 939 813

 

Page 218

Scario

Laid moorings at most berths.

 

Page 219

Policastro

40d04’.23N 15d31’.64E WGS84

Sapri

40d03’.94N 15d37’.44E WGS84

 

Page 220

Maratea

39d59’.21N 15d42’.40E WGS84

VHF Ch06

 

Page 221

Diamante

39d40’.54N 15d49’.03E WGS84

Reported open 2007.

Breaking up 2008.

 

Page 221

Cetraro

Laid moorings being installed. Possible Porto Turistico in 2009 with associated charges.

 

Page 224

Tropea

VHF Ch 09

Data 620 berths. 70 visitors berths.

Fax 0963 609 112

Cantiere Navale tel 0963 61885 Email info@cantieretropea.it

www.cantieretropea.it

 

Page 227

Scilla

Mooring buoys for visiting yachts. Call Giovanni Arena 338 9713 413 Email giovarena@libero.it

 

Page 218

Punta Iscoletti

Inside the cove are a ring of mooring buoys for visitors. Restaurant/bar ashore.

 

Page 228

Reggio do Calabria

VHF Ch09

Charter base – berths available when charter boats out.

Tel 0965 47914

 

Page 240

Porto Torres

Tel 079 503 873

Castelsardo

Excellent shelter. Fuel on the quay. Charge band 3. Good services including North Sails agent Technomarine tel 388 618 5412.

 

Page 242

Marina Isola Rossa

Charge band 4 (hs Jul-Aug)

 

Page 250

Cannigione

Works in progress extending the breakwater to the S and SE.

 

Page 253

Cala Lunga

Eight mooring buoys in place 2008.

La Maddalena Archipelago National Park & Marine Reserve

Official website with a link to a plan and regulations (in Italian) www.lamaddalenapark.it/download/documenti/zonizzazione/zonizzazione_2007.pdf

And in English, from the old website:

www.lamaddalenapark.it/old-site/file pdf/zonazione inglese 2007.pdf

Tel 0789 79021

Note Regulations now state that anchoring overnight is not permitted in Zone MB, but those with a permit, and using a buoy, are permitted to stay. Yachts should download and keep a copy of the regulations or, better, get the latest edition when you buy your permit.

 

Page 258

Cala Gavetta

Charge band 5.

Port Authority tel 0789 730 121

Marina di Cala Mangiavolpe

VHF Ch 16, 11, 09 (0700-1900)

Data 120 berths. Max LOA 24m. Laid moorings tailed to the pontoons. Water and electricity.

Tel 333 563 0553

Email calamangiavolpe@yahoo.it

 

Page 260

Marina del Ponte

Data 120 berths. Max LOA 18m.

Tel 368 553 858

email marinadelponte@tiscalinet.it

Marina Nido d'Aquila

41d12'.90N 09d22'.92E

A new marina in Cala Nido d'Aquila on the SW corner of Isola Maddalena.

VHF Ch 09, 16.

Data 230 berths. Max LOA 22m. Depths 1-8m. Laid moorings tailed to pontoons. Charge band 5.

Facilities Water and electricity. Showers and toilets planned.

Tel 334 710 9642 / 0789 720 053

email info@marinanidodaquila.it  www.marinanidodaquila.it

 

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Porto Massimo

VHF Ch09, 16.

Max LOA 35/50m. Charge band 6.

Tel 348 885 7973 www.portomassimo.it

 

Marina dei Giardinelli

WP 41d13'.65N 09d26'.3E

A small marina under development between Isola Giardinelli and Isola Maddalena. Pontoons in place. At present looks limited to smaller shoal draft craft. Further development underway.

Tel 349 860 8984 / 347 814 8525

email info@marinadeigiardinelli.com

 

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Cala Portese

Just one buoy in place 2008. Uncomfortable with W wind which brought a NE swell.

 

Page 283

La Caletta

Email info@circolonauticolacaletta.it

 

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Porto Corallo

Now known as Marina di Villaputzu

VHF Ch74

Data c.400 berths. Max LOA 30m. Charge band 2/3.

Facilities Fuel on the quay to port on entry. 50-ton travel-lift. Repairs.

Tel 392 38334 / 38909

email marinadivillaputzu@tiscali.it

www.marinadivillaputzu.it

 

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Cagliari

Marina del Sole

VHF C13.

Data 220 berths.Max LOA 20m. Depths 5-8m.

Repairs 40-ton crane. GRP, wood, mechanical and electrical repairs.

 

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Carloforte

Marinatour VHF Ch09

Marine Sifredi tel (also) 0781 857 008

 

Page 309

Golfo di Oristano

Care needed of tunny net laid across the NW corner of the gulf.

 

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Bosa Marina

Anchoring reported prohibited N of a line from the end of the N pier to the end of the rough mole in the NE corner.

 

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San Vito Lo Capo

Entrance silting on S side. Depths less than charted.

Beached buoyed for swimming.

 

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Castellamare del Golfo

Works in progress reinforcing the N breakwater.

 

Page 332

Palermo

Yacht Club del Mediterraneo

Tel 091 581 837

Salpancore

Tel 091 331 055 Fax 091 332 128

Nixe Yachting

Tel 091 625 7990/338 450 4358

Societa Gianottieri Palermo

Tel 091 328 467

Fax 091 582 650

 

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Termini Imerese

New pontoons in place.

 

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Sant'Agata

Two pontoons installed and used by charter companies. Visitors permitted when charter boats out. Care needed of shallows on the N side of each pontoon.

Portorosa

Correction – max draft 2m. Depths 2.5m.

 

Page 348

Rada di Lipari

Fuel pontoons need careful fendering and are unsuitable for dinghies due to protruding metalwork at water level. Attendants tend to pull a little too enthusiastically on thrown warps.

 

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Marina di Riposto

Charge band 5 (hs Jul-Aug).

 

Page 360

Acitrezza

Almost impossible to get a berth.

In settled weather anchor off to the S of the harbour, keeping close to the breakwater to avoid entering Zone A of the reserve. Otherwise pick up the buoy laid by Ormeggiatori.

There is a buoyed passage to the SW of Zone A, best attempted in daylight only.

 

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Caito

Depths less than charted with 2.5m in the entrance, shelving rapidly inside the harbour. Berth adjacent to travel hoist has just over 2m. Entrance dangerous with strong onshore winds. Charge band 4/5.

 

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Siracusa

Fuel by tanker by arrangement.

Charge band 5.

 

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Marzamemi

Marina Sporting charge band 5.

Harbourside being improved and pedestrianised.

 

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Porto Palo

Difficult to get behind the mole. Care needed of sunken wreck not always difficult to see. Substantial tripping line recommended.

 

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Marina di Ragusa

36d46’.54N 14d32’.94E WGS84

Marina under development but badly silted.

Scoglitti

Harbour silted to 1m or less. Major development work has started.

 

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Pantelleria

Outer breakwater completed. Central pontoon area now designated a military area for the Guardia Costiera and yachts are prohibited.

 

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Scala Vecchia (Marettimo)

Berths from Big Game Marettimo on a pontoon with water and electricity. Charge band 5.

VHF Ch06

Tel 338 260 2066 or 329 454 4412 or 340 716 4724

Email direzione@marettimoservice.it

 

 

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Rocella Ionica

VHF Ch 16, 14 for Guardia Costiera. Still no management, no payment for short stays. Pontoons showing wear and tear.

 

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Le Castella

Coop Ormeggiatori no longer here.

Lega Navale tel 0962 795 528

 

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Capo Colonne

Mooring buoys on the S side of the cape available to yachts.

 

Page 402

Crotone

For berths try (also)

Blue Ship tel 393 909 9514

Yachting Club tel 333 482 5141

De Santis tel 338 686 0494

Paolagest tel 0962 900736

 

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Ciro Marina

Report of problem negotiating a berth here. Both Lega Navale and Guardia Costiera very helpful.

Lega Navale tel 0962 31766 or 379 007

Ciro harbour Authority tel 0962 611 610

 

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Santa Maria di Leuca

N side of entrance silting – depths less than charted.

VHF Ch 16, 14 for Porto Turistico (Marina di Leuca)

Email info@portodileuca.

 

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Malta

Grand Harbour Marina

The approaches to the marina are buoyed with port and starboard hand buoys. Small yellow buoys mark small channels to the inner moorings and slips on the Senglea side of the creek. Care needed at night of small craft moorings close to the channel.

Finger pontoons at most berths. Larger yachts use moorings tailed to the pontoons.

Marina staff can arrange customs and immigration clearance for EU passport holders. Very helpful and attentive staff. Charge band 4.

No haulout facilities.

Kalkara Boatyard on the NE side of Kalkara Creek have 42-ton travel-lift, 50-ton boat-mover, max LOA 22m and can carry out most repairs.

Msida Marina

The marina is likely to be privatised in the near future. It is possible that the Royal Malta YC will take over the Yachting Centre as they are displaced from Manoel Islad by development works.

Note The customs and immigration office at Msida closed in October 2008. EU vessels with EU crew, with no pets and nothing to declare may berth in Msida before clearing in. Others should check for instructions.

 

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Mgarr

Pontoon I is for private berths only. Marina may be privatised in near future.

With E-SE winds a substantial swell enters the harbour and makes most berths uncomfortable, and even dangerous.

Ferries to Marsamxett every 45 minutes. New ferry terminal planned.

Last winter customs and immigration stayed open, and may continue to do so, although this is subject to chnge at short notice. Call ahead to ensure you can clear in here.

 

Please keep checking this website to ensure you have the latest information.

 

We would like to thank everyone who sent in information for inclusion in this supplement, especially all at the CA and RCC, including Tim Herbet-Smith s/y Alise, J. Dussek, Vyv Cox, Frank Yantin, F. Singleton, B. Scott, R. Young, Graham Adam, Jan Ledochowski, PJ Bartlett, Dick and Janice Taverne and Mike Nixon.

Also thanks to Cameron & Natalie Hunter, John and Sue Hooper, Peter Stogis, Special thanks to Kaat & Eris Pas-Baeke s/y Nehalinnia and David Youngman s/y Galloper who sent us comprehensive notes from their travels.

Thanks to all at Imrays for their care and attention.

As always we are happy to receive any new data via Imrays.

 

© Rod Heikell & Lucinda Michell April 2009

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Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd edition

Supplement no. 1

April 2008

 

 

Page 167 Uligan

Uligan is now an official port of entry and the relevant officials who speak good English will come out to your boat. Anchor in 07°04.85’N, 072°55.15’E in around 20 metres on a stony bottom although holding is reported as good. You can leave your dinghy on the beach on the south side of the wooden jetty. A post marks the gap in the reef and it should be left to port.

Some provisions can be obtained ashore. Most yachts enjoy their stay here and it has been described as ‘as close to paradise on earth as we have seen’. You cannot cruise any of the other atolls from Uligan unless you get permission from Male (see Male entry).

Page 171 Mina Raysut/ Salalah

A new breakwater has been built from the base of the E breakwater running out and then parallel to it. The end of the new breakwater is marked by a N cardinal buoy in position 16°56.8’N 054°01.7’E. Yachts should call Port Control of VHF Ch 12 or 16 for permission to enter the harbour.

Yachts anchor where shown in approximate position 16°56.22’N, 054°00.34’E leaving room on the E for the patrol boat to leave. The holding is not good on stony clay and there is insufficient room to lay a good scope of chain out.

Muhammed is the local agent and will assist with formalities, fuel, and car hire. In town there are several supermarkets and a fruit and veggie market and bazaar. Cruisers generally enjoy their stay here and it is also a staging point to organise convoys for the Gulf of Aden.

Page 183 Aden

The tank leaking oil into the harbour is reported to have been repaired and recent visitors have reported no fouling of their topsides. New supermarket (Lu Lu’s) in Aden with good range of provisions.

Page 201 Port Ghalib

Dick Moore reports: In 2007 it was far from complete but there was a place to check in, a quay alongside which to moor, electricity and water (with some difficulty) and fuel from the pump at a price. Ashore there was one hotel with bar and restaurant, a swimming pool and staff who could fix car rental and trips to e.g. Luxor. It was luxury for all of us battling up the Red Sea.

Page 202 Hurgadha

Hurgadha Marina. The marina is situated just S of the ferry pier and is now operational. VHF Ch 71. Marina staff will come out to help you into your berth. All facilities and repair facilities nearby. Some provisions and a restaurant and cafes at the marina. You are a short walk away from the other extensive facilities in Hurgadha itself.

www.hurghadamarina.com

 

My thanks to Dick Moore of s/y Aliesha for this information.

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Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd edition supplement June 2010


Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd edition

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

P 10

Email

7.   Sat phone. There are three contenders. Of the two that cover the Indian Ocean, Thuraya and Iridium, only the latter really works for cruisers going offshore. Thuraya does not have good offshore coverage for the Indian Ocean.

Iridium: Worldwide coverage and the most popular option for cruising boats. The connection speed for data is 2400 baud. That is around 20kb a minute. There are some myths surrounding data reception, but the connection speed to the Iridium satellites is fixed at 2400 baud. This all assumes full signal strength. What this means is that you are basically restricted to text and cannot send graphics.

A handset will cost around £1250 ($1850) new and around half that second hand depending on spec. You should also get an external aerial for better reception of data. You also need to pay for line rental and airtime. Sample figures are $39 for 30 days rental and $75 for 50 minutes airtime. 500 minutes airtime plus 12 months line rental is $775.

It is useful to use an email compression system so that your airtime is not gobbled up receiving uncompressed data. Compressed email from providers like SailMail ($250 per annum) and Mailasail (£140/$210 per annum) will generally pay for themselves. In addition you get weather services from Saildocs or Mailasail gratis.

Mailasail has a good website explaining the finer details www.mailasail.com

 

P 11

Gas

One of the problems that doesn’t usually get a lot of thought when arriving in a new country is how easy, or not, it is to get gas bottles filled. In a significant number of countries you effectively need to get a new gas bottle that conforms to the regulations in that country so you can have gas on board. The reason for that is that to get an old bottle certified can be next to impossible and even if you manage it, the cost of certification will often be more than the cost of a new bottle.

Most cookers will run happily on propane or butane. Butane is stored at a lower pressure than propane so you should never fill a butane bottle (such as Camping Gaz bottles) with propane. In some places the gas is actually a mix of propane and butane.

Once you have a new bottle then there is the matter of connecting it. The fittings for bottles in different countries vary and the chances are that you will not have a fitting for the local bottle. Hayward (whayward@onetel.com ) make a kit for cruising boats which has a permanently mounted marinised regulator that can cope with propane and butane and a fittings kit with all the connectors you are likely to come across around the world. All the components of the kit are sold separately. Alternatively you can buy the ‘world’ kit and the marinised regulator.

 

P 15

Piracy

Indonesia

There have been no recent reports of piracy in Indonesia although there has been the odd incident of theft or attempted theft in past years.

Singapore

There have been a number of attacks on commercial ships on the Indonesian side of the Singapore Strait in 2009-2010, but no reports of attacks on yachts.

Malacca Strait

There have been several attacks on commercial ships in the Malacca Strait in 2009-2010, but no attacks on yachts.

Sri Lanka

Fishing boats approaching yachts have been reported and we experienced a number approaching us in 2010, but these are NOT pirates despite some rumours on internet sites.