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 out at the yacht club.
If this is your final port of call in Brazil, you will need to go to
the Policia Federal in Natal, half an hour away by car, and the Receita
Federal Office and Capitania Dos Portos in the nearby port.
There is a good anchorage in front of the yacht club or you can pick
up a mooring, taking care of the movements of the other boats swinging
around in the strong (ebb) current; the flood is not so strong. Use an
anchor light. Depths around 9 to 11 metres.
There is also a good anchorge at Rio Potengi.
Provisioning is easy at several supermarkets in the city.
C'est un port de commerce situé à l'embouchure du fleuve Pontengi. Cette rivière se jette dans la mer grâce à une ouverture dans la barrière de corail qui forme un brise-lame naturel pour le port.
Les vents dominants, la plupart de l'année, sont en provenance du ENE à SE.
Pour la plaisance, il faut aller mouiller devant le club nautique un peu avant, au nord.
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. ...
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.