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Doca de Recreio de Faro 

Main Features of the Doca de Recreio de Faro
Main Features of the Marina
Location: Latitude: 07º 55´ N - Longitude: 37º 00´ W
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Town: Faro
Operator's name: Ginásio Clube Naval de Faro
Address: Doca de Faro
Postal Code: 8001-901 FARO
Phone: +351 289 823 434
Fax: +351 289 807 604
E-Mail: ginasiocnaval@mail.telepac.pt
Radio Contact: VHF 16
Reception Desk Hours: 08h00-20h00 Summer and 09h00-18h00 Winter
Distances: Lisboa: 144M Lagos: 38,5M Sines. 114M
Entrance draught: 8,0m in the channel
Max. Draught: 2,0m
Draft alongside quay/pontoon: 2,0m
Type of Structures: Floating Pontoons
Berths: 501
Winds: Quadrante S SE - SW
Streams: 3kn ebb 2kn WH Vivas: 5/8kn
Visibility: Good
General Information: The whole area is formed by several islands and considered natural park where certain restrictions apply. The 200m wide entrance between the islands Cabo de Santa Maria and Culatra, is defined by two lit breakwaters heading SSW. A current of up to 3Kn may set along the sandy coast. The 10m line runs about 1M offshore. The major reference is Cabo de Santa Maria light. This dock it is completed with local craft and also for the Club´s members.
Entrance: The approach to the bar should start 0,7M south of the entrance, bearing the west breakwater light on 350º. Once near the entrance turn to starboard and keep on the leading line (Cabo de Santa Maria Barra Nova lights) bearing 021º. The set of 3 red buoys should be left on the port hand and lead to the division of the channel. Watch for the set and favour the east side of this track. The west channel leads to Faro; the channel is buoyed. The currents, flood and ebb, are strong; the ebb at springs reaches 5- 8Kt. Enter at half flood favouring the outside of the bends and during daylight. To access Doca de Recreio de Faro, run by the Ginásio Clube Naval, limited by 2,5m draught at HW, it's necessary to pass under the railway bridge (2m air draught at HW) or stay outside. This dock is completed with local boat craft.


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