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Cabo de Sao Roque (Rio Grande do Norte)

Cabo de Sao Roque (Rio Grande do Norte)

Characteristics

Description

sandy point, about 55m high, with vegetation on its summit. It is closest to the continent of Africa. It also marks the separation of French Guiana (where the coast is low and swampy) and the State of Rio Grande do Norte that offers to S, a massive coast with many coves and bays.

Finally, the South Equatorial Current arrive here from the Gulf of Guinea and is divided into two branches: the Brazil Current, to S, and the North Equatorial Current, from the west, to the Caribbean (where it takes name of Gulf Stream).

A light is shown, S of cape, built in 1898.

Between Cabo de Sao Roque and Punta de Santa Rita, 13 miles SSE, the coast has no remarkable features. It is backed by hills from 35 to 60m high, which are sparsely wooded, and has several villages and coconut groves along it.

6/04/2015
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Joëlle
Cap sablonneux d'environ 55m de haut, avec de la végétation à son sommet. C'est le plus proche du continent africain. Il marque en outre la séparation entre la Guyane française (où la côte est basse et marécageuse) et l'Etat du Rio Grande do Norte qui offre, vers le S, une côte plus massive avec beaucoup de criques et baies.

Enfin, le courant sud-équatorial arrive ici du golfe de Guinée et se divise en deux branches: le courant du Brésil, vers le S, et le courant nord-équatorial, vers l'W, jusqu'aux Caraïbes (où il prend le nom de Gulf Stream).

Le cap porte un phare au S, construit en 1898.

Entre Cabo de Sao Roque et Punta de Santa Rita, à 13 miles au SSE, la côte n'a pas rien de notable. Elle est couverte de collines de 35 à 60m de haut, qui sont peu boisées, et de plusieurs villages et plantations de cocotiers.

6/04/2015
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Joëlle
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Sites around Cabo de Sao Roque (Rio Grande do Norte)
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Iate Clube do Natal (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

17nm
168°
The Iate Clube do Natal marina is in the town of Monsenhor Gil (Brazil).

Visiting yachtsmen welcomed. Good general repair facilities. Water, showers (cold water), bar and restaurant. (Pool & recreational facilities not open to visitors). Wifi and laundry services available. ...
13 Jan 16

Porto do Natal (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

17nm
168°
The port of Natal is situated at the mouth of the Rio Pontengi. The river flows into the sea through an opening in the barrier reef. The barrier reef forms a natural breakwater for the port.
The prevailing winds most of the year are from the ENE to SE.Formalities can be carried ...
13 Jan 16

Ponta da Tabatinga (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

35nm
164°
Ponta da Tabatinga is about 18 miles SSE of Natal. It is of a reddish color and marked by a light.
7 Apr 15

Bahia Formosa (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

55nm
164°
It is possible to anchor in baia Formosa, in depths of 7 to 9 m.
Sheltered from S and SE winds.
7 Apr 15

Cabo Bacopari (Rio Grande do Norte)

55nm
163°
Cabo Bacopari closes baia Formosa and shows a light.
7 Apr 15

Ponta da Trincheira (Rio Grande do Norte)

74nm
164°
Ponta da Trincheira lies 19 miles SSE to Cabo Bacopari. A light is on a reef that lies close E of the point.
7 Apr 15

Port do Cabedelo (Paraiba Brazil)

92nm
164°
Cabedelo is situated approximately 100MN south of Natal where the Rio Paraiba enters the sea. It's location makes it a useful arrival/departure point for Brazil. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Northern Paraíba River Estuary, just 18 km from João Pessoa City, Capital ...
13 Jan 16

Ribeira Adventure Club (Sao Paulo Brazil)

95nm
165°
Bow-to and Stern-to moorings for about 10 boats plus anchor space. Water, electricity and internet use available. Drinks and tapas at Luciano’s small bar. Speaks Spanish and English. Regular water taxis.

Although the channel leading up to this mini-marina is not sufficiently ...
13 Jan 16

Jacaré yacht village (Paraiba Brazil)

96nm
165°
It is best to proceed up the river to Jacare, but beware of the many shoals and strong currents. It is advisable not to use a "danforth" type anchor as it can more easily be tripped when the tide turns. Beware of the unlit fishing nets strung across the river. At Jacare, yachts ...
13 Jan 16

Porto De Suape (Pernambuco Brazil)

175nm
173°
Port protected by a breakwater.
10 May 11

Bahia de Santo Antonio (F de Noronha N Brazil)

197nm
59°
It is a natural anchorage place, just off the breakwater, which provides protection for the dinghy when landing. However, this anchorage is reported to be rolly. In the winter months (July) the seas here are generally calm.
A stone pier was built for tieing up small ships. Bigger ...
12 Jan 16

Porto De Maceio

253nm
186°
Port protected by a breakwater.
10 May 11
Local Area

NE Brazil

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SW Atlantic Ocean

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23 Mar 15

Fernando de Noronha archipelago (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km offshore from the brazilian coast. The archipelago got its name from the Portuguese merchant Fernão de Loronha, to whom it was given by the Portuguese crown for services rendered regarding ...
12 Jan 16

Todos os Santos Bay (Bahia Brazil)

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14 Jan 16
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