SailNet Community - View Single Post - Portugese coast and passage planning
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 06-17-2009
Valiente
Senior Member
 
Valiente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
Although I have a total of only two days sailing the Portuguese coast between Cascais and Vilamoura, I would say you have good reason to be concerned. We would regularly see fishing net buoys and floats and were instructed to avoid them (given our 10 foot draft, I am not surprised). These waters are intensively fished in what appears to be a random manner, although the actual fishermen might have a method.

I would say that it would be ill-advised to sail by night unless you kept a lookout on the bow with a strong light and a means to rapidly signal the helmsperson.

The fellow with the knowledge is indeed on anything-sailing.com and is currently sailing these waters. He will have better and more in-depth advice.

Can't sleep? Read my countdown to voyaging blog @
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Valiente is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome