Cap Corse

Cap Corse

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Cap Corse (Corsica Capicorsu) is a peninsula located north-east of Corsica. Its inhabitants, the Capcorsins, call it "the island within an island" ("l'Isula inde l'Isula").

Cap Corse is a mountain in the sea which was called by the Romans "the sacral promontory." Its strategic position at the center of shipping routes, in a land made ​​popular as evidenced by the many Genoese towers erected along both coasts very contrasting. It is also one of the wildest areas of the island.

Ships coming from the W or NW at first realize the great mountain range which dominates the NW coast of the island. This is the Monte Cino (tip at 2710 m). The Monte Cino extends to the NE to Monte Asto (1535 m).

All anchorages of Cap Corse are bad shelter when the wind is strong.

2012/05/9
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Cap Corse
Cap Corse
2020-10-07
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Le Cap Corse (en Corse Capicorsu) est une presqu'île située au nord-est de la Corse. Ses habitants, les Capcorsins, l'appellent « l'île dans l'île » (l'Isula inde l'Isula).
Le Cap Corse est une montagne dans la mer qui fut appelée par les Romains " le promontoire sacré " . Sa position stratégique, au centre des routes maritimes, en fit une terre très prisée comme en témoigne les nombreuses tours Génoises érigées le long des deux côtes très contrastées. C'est aussi une des régions les plus sauvages de toute l'île.

Les navires venant de l'W ou de NW aperçoivent tout d'abord le grand massif montagneux qui domine la côte NW de l'île. C'est le Monte Cinto (point culminant à 2710 m). Le monte Cino s'étend vers le NE jusqu'à Monte Asto (1535 m). Tous les mouillages du Cap Corse sont de mauvais abris en cas de vent fort.
2019/07/6
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Nord Corse - North Corse

8.5nm
349°
N side of Corsica is a narrow peninsula of about twenty miles long that points to the N. This is the kingdom of Aeolus that, for no apparent reason can become hysterical.

The island Giraglia scans the horizon of his powerful light, allowing an easy landing for those who have ...
3 May 12
Jojo

St Florent - Centuri - West of Cap Corse

5.2nm
219°
Saint Florent is on the W coast of Cap Corse.
W coast of Cap Corse is rocky and provides only shelter that the small port of Centuri, near the end of the peninsula.
The Gulf of Saint Florent opens to the N between the root of Cap Corse E and the rocky desert Agriates to W, which ...
6 May 12
Jojo

Macinaggio - Cap Sagro

3.5nm
111°
Macinaggio (en corse Macinaghju) is the Rogliano marina, located on the eastern tip of Cap Corse.
It is on the edge of a Natura 2000 protected and classified, including the islands of Finocchiarola and the field of Casinca.

The old fishing port and trade was one of the ports ...
3 May 12
Jojo

Cap Sagro - Bastia

9.8nm
159°
Capo Sagro is located at 11 NM. S Finocchiarola islands. He has a signal station and a semaphore rises N of it.
Mount Merizatodio, 778 m high, is 1.5 MN to W Cape and dominates the immediate area. The village of Erbalunga, situated 1.5 miles SSW of Capo Sagro, stands on the S ...
6 May 12
Jojo

Isola Capraia

20nm
65°
Capraia is one of the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, on the road between Cape Corsica and Elba. It is an island of 335 inhabitants (the Capraiesi) of the Province of Livorno. It lies 64 km from Livorno, 37 km from Gorgona and 31 km from Corsica. Its area is 19 km2. It has ...
26 Feb 14
marchew

Golfe de St Florent

13nm
202°
The Gulf of Saint Florent form a large body of water open to the North to NW winds, but sheltered by the mountains Libeccio of Balagne.
Strong wind blows from east sometimes jump off the mountain which is extended by the Cap Corse and a rise in the Gulf chop rather unpleasant.
The ...
6 May 12
Jojo