Approche Cap Corse

Approche Cap Corse

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Approche Cap Corse




Approche Cap Corse
Approche Cap Corse. Vue du large, le Cap Corse au petit matin. Sur babord l'Ile de la Giraglia 2005-07-17 Bearing:110°

Corse - Corsica

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Weather coverage to go to Corsica is essential. Local weather is not important, important is the weather off shore.
Crossing from continent to Corsica is not possible if:

     threat of east wind,
     beginning of period Mistral.

The crossing is possible if:

     end of Mistral
     weather permitting, by solar wind regime.

Returning from Corsica to continent, the course is impossible by Mistral. When E wind, we must ensure that there will not reverse of N wind.
The small island of Giraglia is above the Cap Corse, it is exposed to winds from the north, the Mistral from northeast and northwest Libecciu.
With its tower it still seems to keep watch, what was once its function, because this narrow peninsula, oblong-shaped finger-pointing has been exposed to invasions.
From 1530, under the leadership of the republic of Genoa, ninety towers were built on the Corsican coast, including thirty-two at Cap Corse to fight against the attacks of Barbary and all hazards from the Wed
La couverture météo pour aller en Corse est indispensable. Ce n'est pas le temps local qui est important, mais celui du large.
La traversée continent-Corse est impossible si:
  • menace de vent d'Est,
  • commencement de période de Mistral.

La traversée est possible si:
  • fin de Mistral
  • par beau temps, par régime de vent solaire.
Au retour, le parcours est impossible par Mistral. Par vent d'Est, il faut s'assurer qu'il n'y aura pas renverse de Noroît.
La petite île de la Giraglia précède le cap corse, elle est exposée aux vents soufflant du Septentrion, le Mistral du nord-est et le Libecciu du nord-ouest.
Avec sa tour elle semble encore faire le guet, ce qui était sa fonction autrefois, car cette péninsule étroite et oblongue, en forme d'index pointé, a toujours été exposée aux invasions.
A partir de 1530, sous l'impulsion de la république de Gênes, quatre vingt-dix tours furent édifiées sur le littoral corse, dont trente-deux au Cap Corse afin de lutter contre les attaques des barbaresques et de tous les dangers venant de la mer.
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Golfe de St Florent

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Cap Bianco

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Cap Grosso anse de l'Arinella

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Ile de la Giraglia

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