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Las Brisas anchorage (Panama)

Las Brisas anchorage (Panama)

Characteristics

Description

Las Brisas anchorage is located NW of isla Perica, on the causeway.

This anchorage tends to be used during the rainy season (April­December) due to prevailing S/SE winds. It can be quite rough during the dry season due to N/NE gap winds. During the rainy seaon expect frequent, sudden and violent storm squalls.

That said, holding in the main is excellent as long as you follow a few simple rules:
1) Back-up strongly on the anchorto test the hold;
2) Put out at least 150' of chain (not just rode) at thebottom; and
3) Give the boats around you ample swinging room.

There are a couple of places where the bottom is gravel/construction debris with bad holding, however the restof the anchorage is mostly mud and shell.

Access to the shore is via a non-maintained dinghy dock, currently free to yachtsmen. This landing is closer to the anchorage than the one at Flamenco Marina, however getting ashore can be a problem as the dock's access ladder to shore has sunk. Currently you have to dinghy to the steps, or rocks (low tide) to drop off your crew, return to the floating dock to secure the dinghy, then get ashore via a small rubber plastic dingy attached to the shore.

Use of the docks at Flamenco Marina for dinghy landing is limited; check in advance for costs and availability
21/12/2015
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Las Brisas anchorage (Panama)
21/12/2015
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302°
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2.9nm
307°
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7.5nm
191°
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7.7nm
256°
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320°
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318°
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215nm
265°
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215nm
265°
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180nm
137°
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