Danger d'Algajola

Danger d'Algajola

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North Cardinal


Danger d'Algajola
Le danger d'Algajola est marqué d'une cardinale Nord. Au sud de la balise il y des hauts fonds de 80cm. Néanmoins on peut passer entre la cardinale et la côte.

Ouest Corse - West Corsica

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At 1.3 miles in 24 ° of the tip of Sant Ambroggio, a little rock, totally insulated, covered with one meter of water, is marked by a buoy north light.
It can be hard to spot against the light. But generally in the day the presence of small fishing boats reported this shoal that extends 200m south of the buoy and is only covered 0.8 to 3m of water.
By rough seas, we locate the most dangerous waves that break there. It is not uncommon that the buoy is moved or carried away after a storm.

By night the trap buoy Algajola is marked by a white light shining with a short range of 6 miles.
It is possible also guard this pitfall by browsing the white sector (079] to 234]) fire (3 12 sec bursts) of Ile Rousse visible up to 15 miles.
Danger d'Algajola
2006:07:18 17:21:11
A 1,3 mille dans le 24° de la pointe de Sant Ambroggio, une petite roche, totalement isolée, couverte de moins d'un mètre d'eau, est balisée par une bouée Nord lumineuse.
Elle peut être difficile à repérer en contre-jour. Mais généralement dans la journée la présence de petits bâteaux de pêche signale ce haut fond qui s'étend sur 200m au Sud de la bouée et n'est couvert que de 0,8 à 3m d'eau.
Par mer agitée, on localise mieux le danger aux vagues qui y brisent. Il n'est pas rare que la bouée soit déplacée ou emportée à la suite d'une tempête.

De nuit la bouée de l'écueil d'Algajola se signale par un feu blanc scintillant d'une faible portée de 6 milles.
On pare également cet écueil en naviguant dans le secteur blanc (079] à 234]) du feu (3 éclats 12 sec) de l'île Rousse visible jusqu'à 15 milles.


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Sant' Ambroggio

Small private marina sheltered, especially Libeccio and Tramontana. It is located between Calvi and Ile Rousse.

200 berths equipped with chains (not wet)Draught 1m to 2.5 mHarbourmaster: Tel. 95 60 70 88 Very difficult access in bad weather in NE 7-8 (entrance near the beach).
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Port de San Damiano

The small port, San Damianu, housed a Roman port dropped from 500 to 600 BC to the twelfth century, after date will be built a defensive tower.
It is possible to anchor in the cove formed by the pier which can accommodate only small boats.
The surf is unpleasant by westerly wind.
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Algajola was a position Genoese advanced in front of Calvi. The 1st houses correspond to the sites prehistoric and protohistoric of Tepina-Cocani and to the site of Mount St. Joseph.

The site is very picturesque but you must anchor at a distance and without any protection.
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Baie de Fornello (Balagne)

The small bay of Fornello, in Balagne ((Not to be confused with the cove of Fornello in the SW coast of Corsica), is located just S of the Marine Davia, before "Punta di Varcale".

You can anchor by 3/4 m, in good weather, in front of the beautiful sandy beach.
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