Lavagna

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Lavagna
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Lavagna Marina

The town and marina of Lavagna are situated six miles SE of Rapallo on the E bank of the Entella River in Italy. Although the town is not particularly distinguished, Lavagna Marina offers good shelter in most winds. However, entry should never be attempted in strong onshore winds in view of the dangerous swell that prevails in these conditions (see marina entry). Lavagna is a good base for getting major repairs carried out in view of the numerous boatyards here.

Charts

British Admiralty
1998 - Nice to Livorno
Italian
909
107
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Weather

The prevailing winds along the western part of the Ligurian coast during the summer are a SW or SE seabreeze, which rarely gets up much above force 4-5. Along the eastern part of the coast, the winds tend to come more from W or NW and are again usually little more than moderate. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and are typically caused by depressions further west in the Golfe du Lion which bring strong N winds as they move further E. In winter, the tramontana, a strong N wind off the Alps, is more frequent, although the libecchio is a strong SW wind that can affect the whole of the Ligurian coast and blow for several days, causing heavy seas.

Sources for weather forecasts:

  • 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 La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The harbour of Lavagna lies in the middle of a plain surrounded on both sides by mountains. The long outer breakwater, oriented NW/SE, is visible on the approach. Entry to the Lavagna Marina is from SE. Depths in the entrance are 5.5 - 6.0 metres. A heavy swell develops with strong onshore winds and entry and exit are dangerous in these conditions.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

In settled weather only, a yacht can anchor off the beach E of the marina entrance. Depths here are 5.0 - 8.0 metres and the bottom is sand/mud. Shelter is just adequate from NW round to E but any strong winds or onshore winds make it untenable.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.

Repairs/Yards

In Lavagna Marina.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

In Lavagna Marina.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Lavagna has little to offer in the way of tourism, although the 13th century Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Ponte and its nearby bridge are worth a visit. The Torre del Borgo is a squat mediaeval tower which now houses the local art gallery.

The 13th century Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Ponte

Grocery & Supply Stores

Good shopping for provisions in the town.

Eateries

Restaurants and bars in Lavagna Marina. More in the town.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town.

Garbage Disposal

In Lavagna Marina.

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

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Verified by

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

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 15:03, 30 November 2010 (UTC)



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Names: Lighthouse, Athene of Lymington


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