News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Heading for Colombia? - guides to cruising
Heading for Colombia? - guides to cruising

'Bahia Guayraca of Five Bays in Colombia - excellent for an overnight stay, but watch out for the Katabatic winds'    .

The government of Colombia is hoping that a new guide for sailors will set yachting tourism on Colombia's Caribbean coast on a new course.

The Minister for Tourism, Sergio Diaz Granados at last month's launch of the guide, said it will seek to attract up to 10% of the nearly two million yachts in the Caribbean sea. The idea germinated from the Fishing Club of Cartagena, who came up with the concept 11 years ago, and whose members contributed hours of work and information free of charge.

Cartagena mayor Bruce Mac Master Rojas, was also at the presentation and said that 'now we see that Colombia is finally entering the international standards of sailing and tourism that we have been relatively backward in compared to other coutries of the greater Caribbean.

Now this is all excellent information, except that, in spite of many emails of request to different parties, Sail-World has not so far been able to find where you can obtain this new guide.

Other cruising sailors in the region have, in the meantime, been filling the gap for years.

For some excellent information on sailing Colombia, Lourae and Randy from Pizazz have long been supplying this free, and here's a link on Caribbean Compass.

Here is another link that is used by the Cruisers Network Online for South America, which features some low cost online cruising guides and some free ones.

There you will find, as well as Colombia, some links to additional Free Resources:

The Lesser Known Coast - Pacific Colombia (2009)
Research Info on Cruising Pacific Coast of Columbia(2008)
Bahia del Sol Cruisers Guide (2008)
Ecuador Cruising Guide written by Cruisers (2009)
La Libertad, Ecuador Guide (2009)
Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador Approach and Exit
Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador Town Resources (2008)
Crossing the ITCZ
Weather Patterns during El Nino/La Nina

All these resources are invaluable to cruisers heading for these areas, and difficult to know that they exist. The guide for Pacific Colombia is particularly valuable for those crossing the Caribbean on their way to the Panama Canal.

The information has been put together by Sherrell and Eric on SV Sarana, who are a couple of corporate types who found a better way of life cruising, but their energy has now been directed into making life easier for other cruisers.

Click here for access to all of the above - and this is all promulgated by the Cruisers Network Online. Think about joining them too! (link above)

The New Guide:
It's good that Colombia itself is finally doing something, because they are estimating that the new guide could create around 15,000 jobs. These are the calculations made by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Sergio Diaz-Granados , who also attended the presentation of the first Nautical Guide and Tourism of Colombia. Even though we have not yet been able to see it for ourselves, the guide purports to cover such areas as Bolivar, Magdalena, Chocó, San Andres and Providencia, Atlantico, Sucre, Cordoba , La Guajira, Valle del Cauca and Nariño.

Endnote: Cruisers heading for Colombia should check the latest information on the security situation, preferably with other cruisers and sites who are in the area.


by nk

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104178

8:45 PM Tue 27 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Cruising USA































Estimating the diversity of life by Australian Institute of Marine Science,














Will your lifelines pass this sailing test? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida


Aventura's passage to Annapolis by Cornell Sailing,






Earth Wind Map - with typhoons by Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian shipwreck discovery solves 170-year-old mystery
British couple help stranded Syrian refugees to safety
Blue Planet Odyssey yacht completes Northwest Passage transit
World ARC fleet embarks on leg 11, across the Indian Ocean
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
How to make a distance scale for faster navigation
New maps of the polar regions reveal unseen world beneath the ice
Naval Commanders talk on-going piracy threat at sea
Erie, Pennsylvania - Small place, big boating
EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra aids yacht in the Gulf of Aden
Insurance, towing and safety 'provisions' reminder for snowbirds
A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!!
You scratched my seagrass!
Cocos Keeling Islands - Yet another paradise for the World ARC fleet
Hurricane Odile: Two Brits missing in Mexico after yacht overturns
Sailor texts girlfriend for help after yacht sinks in Bristol Channel
Gas safety: don’t let it go off the boil
Arctic sea ice summer minimum 2014: A scientific perspective
British Virgin Islands, a taste of Caribbean cruising
The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show
Are you ready to enter that marina?   
Cruising the Bay of Quinte and Thousand Islands   
Ten safe and clean refueling tips for boaters   
World ARC fleet moored at Christmas Island   
Blue Planet Odyssey welcomed to Bora Bora   
Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US   
World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali   
Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse   
Baltic 4 Nations - Next edition sets sail July 2015   
BoatUS offers 'Boater's Guide To Winterizing'   
Yachts prepare for second Atlantic Odyssey, departing this November   
Thai drama with Phuket yacht clampdown   
Sailing Rallies launch two new events at PSP Southampton Boat Show   
World ARC crews in Bali   
Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up?   
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor   
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap   
Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings   
The Boat Cookbook   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT