Algeciras

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Algeciras
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Algeciras marina from the north

Algeciras is a large, industrial city on the west side of Gibraltar Bay, some 3.5 miles from the Rock. The city was developed under the Franco dictatorship following his closure of the border between Spain and Gibraltar in order to counterbalance the growing strength of the Gibraltar economy. The city has a large commercial port, with fast ferries plying the route to Tangier in Morocco and a huge oil refinery. South of the commercial port a marina has been installed in the basin of Darsena del Saladillo, which is operated by the Real Club Nautico de Algeciras. The marina offers good shelter in all but strong SE winds, when a scend enters which is uncomfortable rather than dangerous.

Charts

British Admiralty (BA)
92
142
773
1448
3578
Spanish
44C
105
445
445A
453
Imray
C19

Weather

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Sources for Weather forecasts:

Passages

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Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

From West - On entering through the Straights of Gibraltar, a vessel should stay at least one mile off the coast. Once past the headland of Punta Carnero the installations of the port are conspicuous three miles to the north.

From East - The entrance to the Darsena del Saladillo is around 4.5 miles from Europa Point, the southernmost tip of the Rock, on a course of 300 ° approximately, just south of the large fuel tanks onshore.

Entrance - Beware of the ferries which enter and leave the port at high speed. There are three buoys marking the marina entrance, which is entered on a dogleg course round three breakwaters before the marina opens up to port.

Berthing

Yachts do not go in the commercial port but in the marina situated at the SE corner of the basin.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Marina De Algeciras - is operated by Real Club Nautico de Algeciras and has a total of 70 berths for yachts up to 16.0 metres. Depths in the basin range from 4.0 - 12.0 metres. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Laundrette. Fuel station.
Try calling on VHF channel 09 or telephone:
Real Club Nautico
Phone: +35 956 600 666
Fax: ??
Email: info@realclubnauticoalgeciras.es
Web: http://www.realclubnauticoalgeciras.es
Address: post office address?

Anchorages

Anchorage is possible in the bays to the south or north of Algeciras, but winds in the Bay of Gibraltar are unpredictable and there is a virtually constant swell from passing vessels. Most yachts tend to anchor across the Bay at La Linea.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

There is a small boatyard at the western end of the basin which can haul out quite large vessels on a slipway. (Details needed of services here).

Repairs/Yards

Reportedly there is a 25 ton boat hoist

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in the marina. Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Algeciras is a modern and rather unattractive port city and offers little of interest to the cruising visitor.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Eateries

Internet/WiFi

Available?

Laundry

In the marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

?

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

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Links

References & Publications

See Spain.

Comments

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Date of member's last visit to Algeciras and this page's details validated:

  • Details based on internet research and reports by visiting cruisers (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 12:35, 15 April 2010 (UTC)



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