Catanzaro

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Catanzaro, Italy

Catanzaro
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Catanzaro beach and ‘marina’

The small harbour of Catanzaro lies SE of the town of the same name on the Ionian coast of Italy, around 38 miles N from Rocella Ionica and 35 miles SW of Crotone. The "marina" consists of an area at the NE end of the town beach enclosed by two curved breakwaters with permanent moorings laid. Latest reports suggest that the breakwaters have been damaged by storms and the area is currently off limits to navigation while reconstruction is under way.

Charts

British Admiralty
1941
Italian
919
25

Weather

During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE seabreezes. In spring and autumn northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the lee of high mountain ranges. Winds in summer are generally light from the Straits of Messina until reaching the Golfo di Squillace between Rocella Ionica and Le Castella. With anything W in the wind, it tends to funnel down here over the mountains of southern Calabria, bringing strong gusts and raising an uncomfortable sea. The conditions to avoid, however, when cruising this part of the Ionian coast are strong southerlies. The harbours here are few and far between and none of them are really safe to enter in such conditions.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerised voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily)

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

See note above. Prior to the storm damage, entry to the harbour was from W in depths of 5.0 - 6.0 metres.

Berthing

The harbour has depths of 3.0 - 6.0 metres. Much of the area is occupied with permanent moorings, but there is room for a few yachts to anchor carefully, clear of the moorings. The bottom is poor holding and it may be better to pick up a mooring if one is free (if and when the harbour re-opens, of course).

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

See above.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

None.

Repairs/Yards

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

None.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Catanzaro is noted for its long sand and shingle beach, but little else.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Some provisions in the town

Eateries

  • Restaurants along the beach

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

Friends

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

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

Verified by

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

  • Data compiled from internet research (please update if you visit)--Athene of Lymington 12:02, 20 December 2010 (UTC)



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Names: Athene of Lymington


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