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Old 25-07-2020, 08:46   #1
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West Coast of Portugal South to North

I'm planning a passage from Gibraltar to Baiona in Mid August

Obviously planning contingencies for bad weather but hoping for good.. My plan A is stay well offshore to avoid nets, hazards and maintain a margin for diceptive swell - but to use the inshore zones for the TSS's at Cape st Vincent and Capo de Roca

I'd be grateful for any input about how far out to go and whether you think there are advantages to a more inshore route

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I always take an inshore route once I get near Lisbon as the wind is usually light to calm and I can take advantage of tides and counter currents.. too far out and you're against the S bound current.. 3 to 5nm off the coast.
But then for me motor sailing the 250 odd nm Lisbon to Baiona in just 2 days saves.. never snagged a pot marker and I've been going up and down since 1996..
Just depends on how long your happy to take..
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Re: West Coast of Portugal South to North

In season itís a nice trip
I prefer to stand offshore both Spain and Portugal
Many small fishing boats and related gear
During the day itís not an issue
At night , with sleepy eyes , it drains your energy
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