Originally Posted by vtomanov
Is not Rosas tooo expensive ? last time I've checked all spain based marinas
were crazy expensive... and the only two viable options were , Port Vendres , but a long waiting list and buy a berth in St Cyp - and went with the berth in St Cyp option... if I was staying at the boat full summer I may consider staying on anchor
at Cadaques bay also for free
Spanish marinas for yearly rental are about 50% more expensive than the French ones. However, as you probably know, finding a yearly rental space in a French marina is not easy (most waiting lists are a joke, you need to find a way of getting around the list).
Lease purchases seem poor value in France (i.e. cost more than the yearly rental x number of years on the lease) when you take into account the yearly maintenance
charges. In some places the yearly maintenance
charge (which is included in a rental), is more than half the rental charge!
In Spain, they seem to be pretty close the number of year of rental charge (minus maintenance charge) x years of lease.
I am moving to Rosas as the family
like the area and also it is much nicer for a weekend sail - there a several bays a couple of hours sail away to while a way a weekend at anchor.
This is not so practical from Canet - less choice and then you need to battle your way around Cap Bear against a F8 head wind
and against 1.5 knots of current
on Sunday evening with some nasty short sharp waves thrown in. The majority of my family
don't like that. (And in my experience it is always like than on Sunday afternoons/evenings).
In Cadaques, there are very few places left to anchor once they have laid the buoy field for summer. The buoys are not free, and the areas where you might be able to swing to anchor have pretty rocky bottoms. OK for a lunch stop, but not for sitting out a gale or for leaving the boat while you go ashore.
If you know a spot of sand in the bay away from the buoys, please do let me know!!