Sant’ Agata

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Sant' Agata di Militello, Sicily, Italy

Sant’ Agata
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Pontoons at Sant’ Agata

The harbour of Sant’ Agata lies on the N coast of Sicily, 32 miles E of Cefalu and 10 miles SW of Capo d'Orlando. Primarily constructed as a base for the hydrofoils serving the Aeolian Islands, it consists of a long curving breakwater protecting the harbour from winds from NW round to S. Since 2013 the breakwater has been significantly extended, providing better protection. However, the harbour is still exposed in winds from NE round to SE. Two pontoons have been installed inside the breakwater which can accommodate yachts on passage along the N coast of Sicily.

Charts

British Admiralty
1976 - Capo di Bonifati to Capo San Vito
Italian
916

Weather

The prevailing winds around the Aolian Islands during the summer tend to be from NW or NE, although in calm weather seabreezes can be encountered from any direction blowing onto and between the islands. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and careful forward planning is necessary as there are only two harbours which offer adequate shelter (and even then, not in strong southerlies). In winter, the gregale is a strong NE wind that can affect the whole of the island group and blow for several days.

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 Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily).

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The long breakwater is visible from some distance off. Extreme care is needed when entering, especially from W, as hydrofoils leave at speed. The two yacht pontoons extend E and NNE from the breakwater.

Berthing

Berth on either pontoon, wherever space is available. The northernmost pontoon is more suited to larger yachts. The southernmost pontoon is in shallower water and is operated by Sicilmarine srl and the northernmost by Yachting Management. There are a total of 110 berths on the two pontoons. Depths at the berths range from 2.0 to 6.0 metres. Maximum length 30 metres.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

In settled weather, anchor south of the mole / east or south of laid moorings. Sand and good holding. --s/v Seatern 03:34, 14 October 2013 (BST) & June 2014

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

  • There is a well stocked chandlery and hardware store on the South East corner of the port
    Cantiere Nautico S.N.C. di Cicirello & C. - C. Da Piana - 98076 S. Agata di Militello - Tel. +39 0941.702360

Repairs/Yards

Cantiere Nautico S.N.C. di Cicirello & C. - C. Da Piana - 98076 S. Agata di Militello - Tel. +39 0941.702360

Slipway. Mobile crane (30 T). Outdoor storage. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood and fiberglass repairs. Sail repairs. Wi-Fi.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the mole (0800 - 2000). Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Provisions in the village of Sant’ Agata di Militello about 1.5 kilometers to the E.

Eateries

Restaurants in the village about 1.5 kilometers to the E.

Internet/WiFi

Yes (WiFi).

Laundry

Motorbike & Car Rentals

  • Car Rental
    ORITI Autonoleggio - S.S. 113 - C.da S. Guiseppe - 98076 S. Agata di Militello (ME)
    Tel./Fax +39 0941.721213, Cell. +39 347 8205166
    Email - Website

Garbage Disposal

Bins on the mole.

Transportation

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.

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