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stevenit 21-03-2018 09:56

ABC Islands to Cartagena - Routing suggestion
 
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Hi Sailors!

End of April we will cross from Aruba to Cartagena. we're monitoring the wind situation, and, on the nautical chart found always strong wind out the 50/70 NM from the coast. We know it is a really rough sea area.

It seems more easy to go and made the first stop to Cabo de la Vela and then, quite close, make another one at Taganga bay before reach Cartagena.

The questions are:

It is possible to drop the anchor with yellow flag two nights before get the clearance? (we plan to make it at Cartagena).

We heard there are many dangerous debris out the mouth of Rio Magdalena and suggestion to stay away from it.

Many thanks in advance for your help.
Stefano

Paul L 21-03-2018 14:30

Re: ABC Islands to Cartagena - Routing suggestion
 
If it's any help here's the course we took to Cartegena. It was in late Nov, so a little easier at that time of year. It was a good fairly easy passage.
The course in blue was the direct route, but the stars are the two noon positions. You can see we sailed a fair way offshore.

https://lh6.ggpht.com/-sbqmoqDKMfs/VG...gif?imgmax=800

stevenit 21-03-2018 17:56

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Thanks! What about the possibility to drop the anchor with yellow flag for one or two nights?

Paul L 21-03-2018 18:15

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You'll find the coast is pretty well covered by the Colombian Navy. In most cases they allow a night's stay after boarding. If it was me, Id go straight through and only stop if the weather was cantankerous. Each port you clear in you need an.agent.

stevenit 22-03-2018 05:51

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Thank you

Emerald Sea 22-03-2018 16:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenit (Post 2600890)
We heard there are many dangerous debris out the mouth of Rio Magdalena and suggestion to stay away from it.




As we did, plan your passage from Aruba so that you meet the outflow of Rio Magdalena in daylight hours. You can cross this area within the 12 hrs of daylight. The further you stay out, the less likely of any bumps.

robert sailor 22-03-2018 16:25

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We sailed through it, sure can't miss it that's for sure but really...no big deal whatsoever. Way more logs sailing around the Pacific NW ..

Eleuthera 2014 28-03-2018 14:17

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Loads of garbage, flotsam etc. We even saw a huge tree stump. Would have caused a commotion onboard had we hit it

s/v Moondancer 28-03-2018 16:41

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Get off-shore out of the counter current that causes the big waves and further away from the pirates.


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