Originally Posted by gauvins
I would guess that MERCOSUR has something similar.
I wouldn´t try to guess anything about Brasil
. It´s a bit chaotic down there. Some legal
people I met socially said that Mercosor (or mercosul in Brasil) wasn´t really working as far as boats were concerned. No-one, in the north anyway, knew exactly what the rules were and nobody was going to stick their neck out to create a precident.
I went from Cape Verde
to Natal in Feb and it was fine, trades all the way to equator. Route
is here Sailing in conachair
If you are only going to go north afterwards I would head
straight to Jacare, up the river from Cabadelo, about 80Nm south of Natal. There´s a marina there ( Marina Jacaré Yacht Village
). You can leave your boat there long term (well, 2 years anyway). Phillipe and local customs
office know the paperwork needed so not difficult. But the barnicals and mussels grow spectacularly there. You can dry out against some pilings to scrub off.
Natal they charged 35R$ just to anchor
near the yacht club, outrageous price
for Brasil, I much prefered Jacare. If you are interested in anywhere further south you should head
there for landfall, very difficult to get south from Cabadelo during their winter (April - Nov).