7th Edition Updates #1

by phyllis on May 8, 2013

Updates-BannerHow great is this! During the summer we’ll post updates to the Guide as we receive them. That way you’ll get them when they are most worthwhile—while you’re out cruising versus in the middle of winter.

If you wish to be notified when we post, just click on the red bar at the top of the screen. And continue to send in updates as you get them, that way fellow voyagers can benefit from what you’ve learned.

Helgoland and the Danish West Coast Route, Getting to Norway, Vol. I, p. 28:

  • Thanks to Ad who informed us that the shortcut across Søren Bovbjergs Dyb, between Esbjerg and Hvide Sande, is no longer buoyed and is very shallow in places. It also passes inside the shooting range at Blåvandshuk/Oksbøl. (For firing times and range enquire Lyngby Radio, VHF ch 23, or call Oksbøl Camp at +(45) 7654 1213. Firing times and required security distance are posted in English—follow link to Skydninger at Oksbøl, then choose the relevant month).
  • Ad also pointed out that a second set of breakwaters has been built to protect Hvide Sande, making it safer to approach than before, though he cautions he still wouldn’t approach in Force 7 or higher.

Geilevika, Sognefjorden to Kristiansund, Vol. II, p. 297 eBook/p. 298 paper book:

  • Also heard from Hans Jakob and Eli who just visited Geilevika outside of Ålesund. This harbour was added to the 7th Edition on the recommendation of a contributor who used it when he couldn’t find a spot to berth in Ålesund, so it’s a good place to know about. Geilevika’s boat harbour reports they can handle boats with 4.5 m draft, though Hans and Eli found just a tad above 2 m depth at LW in places in the approaches. They report that deeper draft boats can moor outside the fish processing plant where there is plenty of water.
  • There is, by the way, what appears to be an old tidal gauge outside the inner harbour that is not calibrated to current depths—at LW it showed 0 cm…obviously not to be used for navigation!

We’ll keep you up to date with any other pertinent navigation or harbour information we receive.

Happy and safe sailing.

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