BOW POINTING AT SHORE

PICTURES OF THE WEEK : SEASON 8: 2024-07-17

BOW POINTING AT SHORE
SV BETHANIA making landfall in French Polynesia after 32 days at sea. BRAVO ZULU

SVย BETHANIA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Wolfgang & Paulina - Irwin 54'

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Fresh Produce Delivery at Buenadventura Marina, Panama.

MVย TIDINGS OF JOY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52โ€ฒ

fireworks buenadventura
Fireworks in Panama on the Fourth of July.

SVย SERENITY ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Mark & Kathryn โ€“ Antares 44โ€ฒ

In Bocas del Toro, the primary mode of transport is by water and for the local kids, this means taking their dugout canoes and paddling to school...

SVย DULCINEA ?????Lerouge Wildcat 65


MOSQUITO

SAFETY ALERT: RAINY SEASON IS DENGUE SEASON

MOSQUITO
Dengue fever is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes.

About Dengue:

Mosquitoes Spread Dengue.ย  Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses (dengue virus 1, 2, 3, and 4). The same type of mosquitoes can also spread chikungunya, Zika, and other viruses.ย  If a person is infected with different dengue viruses during their life, it increases the chance of severe disease.ย  Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Mosquitoes come out to feed around sunrise and sunset, but people can be bitten by an infected mosquito at any time.ย  Aedes mosquitoes often like to rest in closets or other indoor locations near humans.ย  Aedes mosquitoes typically lay eggs in containers with standing water, like buckets, bowls, animal dishes, flowerpots, and vases.ย  During the rainy season mosquitoes have many many places to lay eggs and reproduce which is why Rainy season often sees a higher incidence of Dengue.ย  Presently, all members in locations experiencing the rainy season are wise to be aware and cautious.ย  Avoid mosquito bites by whatever means works for you.

Avoiding Dengue:

  • Wear repellent to reduce mosquito bites. Repellents with DEET or picaridin give the longest protection, but there are many less toxic and non toxic effective options available.
  • Mosquitos are most active in the morning and in the afternoon/early evening when the sun is on the horizon.ย  Be more vigilant during these hours.
  • Remove standing water where mosquitos may lay eggs, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Check indoors items that hold water, such as vases or flowerpot saucers.
  • Close windows and doors or install screens. Consider using an indoor insecticide if you have mosquitoes in your home.

Dengue Symptoms and Warning Signs

  • Infection with dengue virus can result in no symptoms, mild, or severe illness. Severe dengue can be life-threatening within a few hours and requires care at a hospital although this is very rare.
  • The most common symptom of dengue is fever with any of the following: nausea, vomiting, rash, aches, and pains (including muscle, joint, or bone pain or eye pain, typically behind the eyes).ย  There is no specific medicine to treat dengue virus infection.
  • About one in 20 people who get sick with dengue will develop severe dengue. Severe dengue can result in shock, internal bleeding, and even death.ย  If you have had dengue in the past, you are more likely to develop severe dengue when re-infected with a different serotype, though severe disease can also occur on the first infection.ย  Infants and pregnant women are at higher risk of developing severe dengue.
  • Watch for signs and symptoms of severe dengue. Warning signs usually begin in the 24-48 hours after your fever has gone away.ย  Immediately seek medical evaluation if you have any of the following symptoms:ย  belly pain or tenderness, vomiting (at least three times in 24 hours), bleeding from the nose or gums, vomiting blood, blood in your stool, or feeling tired, restless, or irritable. Do not delay seeking medical attention.

dengue symptoms in the body

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THIS LINK:ย 

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue


Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania

MEET THE FLEET: SV BETHANIA Wolfgang & Paulina

chilean vessel crossing panama canal

SV Bethania coming through the Panama Canal flying their Chilean Flag

Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania
Wolfgang and Pauline from SV Bethania

We are Wolfgang Schulze & Paulina Troncoso.

Wolfgang began sailing when he was 12-13 years old.ย  5 years later we met and I soon started to sail with him.ย  We had our first sailboat after we married: an old wooden 32 ft.ย  Our second boat was a Morgan 38ft sloop.ย  We sailed from Florida to Chilean Patagonia. We sailed 15 years along the Chilean coast.ย  Then we decided to sail out of Chile and started from Valparaiso to Galapagos, through de Canal, Cartagena de Indias, San Andres, Providencia, Roatan, Rio dulce, Riviera Maya Mexico, Guatemala, USA, Bahamas Turcs and Caicos, Dominican Republic and BVI.ย  We loved this boat and all the places we went.ย  Unfortunately our lovely boat sank in hurricane Irma in St Maarten on 2017.ย  We began our new adventure rebuilding a Irwin 54 ft monohull sloop for 18 months in St Peterburg, Florida.

We named this vessel Bethania.

Aboard Bethania, we recently crossed the Panama Canal with our friend, Marco.ย  We went out the the Perlas Archipelago to prepare for our ocean Crossing.ย  The journey from Isla Contadora to Hiva Oa, in the Marquesan islands of French Polynesia took us 32 days without any problems. We really enjoyed every day; every day was different. The wind , the sea, the sky were different. Not one of us wanted to get to the islands; we were so happy and relaxed.ย  We had sailed long before, but never such a long distance.

SV Bethania Crew

left to right: Marco, Pauline, & Wolfgang: Their Chilean flag signed and their Pacific Crossing Complete.


FLEET UPDATE 2024-05-01

OCEAN POSSE ๐Ÿ—ฟ SOUTH PACIFIC FLEET UPDATE

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

South Pacifc Posse

Raroia, Tuamotus ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ FP 

 

Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa

Don't die like an octopus, die like a hammerhead shark 

- Whakataukฤซ / Maori Proverb

 

SOUTH PACIFIC 
FLEET UPDATE 

2024-05-01

TOP NEWS

 

1) A FLEET OF 64 YACHTS

 

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

15 Ensigns are part of the South Pacific Posse



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2) PICTURES FROM THE FLEET

 

RAROIA

RAROIA- E Thor Heyerdahl' landfall in Polynesia 

SY O2  ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช  Luc & Viviane -  Fountaine Pajot 42โ€ฒ

OS VivianeO2 Luc

Thor

Thor
Heyerdahl came ashore in Raroia French Polynesia. He'd sailed all the
way across the Pacific, setting out from Peru by himself on a 4,300-mile
journey โ€” in a homemade raft made only with balsa logs and hemp rope.
Heyerdahl's intent was to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could
have made this same journey using their own primitive seafaring
technology several centuries before, allowing them to spread their
culture to the remote islands of the Pacific. After 101 days alone at
sea, Heyerdahl completed his so-called Kon-Tiki expedition, leaving the
world in awe.

https://www.kon-tiki.no/en/about-the-museum

 

3) IN THE RUNNING FOR THE SPEEDY AWARD 

 

LANDFALL IN PARADISW

Welcome to the Marquesas - fresh french baguette anyone ?  

THE ROUTE

SY TIAMAT ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Stephanie & Owen & Crew-  Fountaine Pajot 44โ€ฒ

TIAMAT - Owen

 

4) BORA BORA ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ FP

 

BORA BORA

The
land entrance to the Bora Bora Yacht club which offers food pool
moorings and dinghy docks and an eclectic crowd of sailors visitors and
honeymoon couples .

Bora Bora Yacht Club

The
original Yacht Club was built by Americans in 1974. It's safe position,
in a little bay, was carefully selected because it is sheltered from
winds, has no underwater hazards, and is close to the only pass into the
lagoon.

BOAR BORA WWII battery

WWI CANNONS @ BORA BORA was an key refueling base for American Navy convoys on their way to the South Pacific.
Eight
7 inch cannons in total were installed, with seven still remaining,
around strategic coastal areas. Their locations are the hills above
Matira Point to the south of the island, Fitiiu Point to the east and at
Farepiti and Tereia Points to the north of the main settlement of
Vaitape.

BOBCAT was the secret code that the Americans had given in 1942 to the project of a military base in Bora Bora. 

WWII INSTALLATIONS

(1)
Motu Mute airfield (2) Motu Mute dock (3) Tupua seaplane base (4) Point
Tuahora battery (3 oโ€™clock) (5) Point Matira battery (6 oโ€™clock) (6)
Povai Bay anchorage area (7) Seven-inch barrel from Point Tereia and
mooring anchors from Povai Bay (8) Povai Valley ammo bunkers (9) Vaitape
town, dock, and church (10) Teavanui Pass (entrance to lagoon) (11)
Point Pahua battery (9 oโ€™clock) (12) Cargo Landing No. 3 (13) Water dams
and ammo bunkers at Faanui Valley (14) Large ammo bunker (15) Refueling
dock (16) Oil storage tank (17) Point Tereia battery @ 11 oโ€™clock (18)
Faanui Bay anchorage area and cruiser moorings (19) Faanui town

BOAR BORA

Amongst
other reasons, the island of Bora Bora was chosen because of its
enormous interior lagoon which could only be entered through a single
pass that could be easily controlled, especially when considering the
threat of submarines. 

SY TARTARUGA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ  Scott & Tami , Custom  46โ€ฒ Cat


 

5) ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

 

BIG FISH CAUGHT

SY COMO ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mark Beneteau Oceanis 55โ€ฒ

ENJOY NinaENJOY Don

 

6) CROSSING THE LINE 
๐Ÿงญ 
SLIMY POLLYWOGS NO MORE 

 

wayfianding

The
line-crossing ceremony is an initiation rite that commemorates a
person's first crossing of the Equator. The tradition may have
originated with ceremonies when passing headlands, and become a "folly"
sanctioned as a boost to morale,  or have been created as a test
for seasoned sailors to ensure their new shipmates were capable of
handling long, rough voyages. Equator-crossing ceremonies, typically
featuring King Neptune, are common in the Navy and are also
 carried out by the Pacific Posse.  

Wayfinding

By
the eighteenth century, there were well-established line-crossing
rituals in the British Royal Navy. On the voyage of HMS Endeavour to the
Pacific in 1768, captained by James Cook, Joseph Banks described how
the crew drew up a list of everyone on board, including cats and dogs,
and interrogated them as to whether they had crossed the equator. If
they had not, they must choose to give up their allowance of wine for
four days, or undergo a ducking ceremony in which they were ducked three
times into the ocean.  

SHELBACKS

 CONGRATULATIONS  WHIRLWIND

Sailors
who have already crossed the Equator are nicknamed Shellbacks, Trusty
Shellbacks, Honorable Shellbacks, or Sons of Neptune. Those who have not
crossed are nicknamed Pollywogs, or Slimy Pollywogs, or sometimes
simply Slimy Wogs.

SY  WHIRLWIND   ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Maurisa & Mike & crew - Alajuela 48โ€ฒ

WHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWIND

 

7) MEET THE FLEET  

โ›ต

ZIGANKA III 
 

 
โ›ต๏ธSailing around the world since 2022. Always on the hunt for the next
kite- and climbing spot, while enjoying that perfect sail. Our pacific
route will hopefully be: Panama City to Galapagos to French Polynesia,
New Zealand. But you never know, what detours weโ€˜ll take on our journey.

 

https://www.instagram.com/sailing_ziganka/

๐ŸชAlways on the hunt for the next kite and climbing spot, while enjoying that perfect sail.

SY ZIGANKA III  ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช   Anna & Stig  -  Reinke 12S 41โ€ฒ

ZIGANKA IIIZIGANKA III

 

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SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
 

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JOIN THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE NOW 
 

 

9) GOOD ANCHORAGE  โš“  GOOD NAUTICAL 
LAMEN BAY - EPI  ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ  VANUATU 

 

LAMEN BAY

Lamen Bay North West anchorage. 30 fet . Jumping off point for heading north to the Espiritu Santo

Lamen Bay

EPI

Bank and local Stores 

Lamen Bay

Local bread baking

Beatifule gardens on Epi

Bennington showing her garden  to Suzanne 

Local Lush Gardens

Volcanic soil makes for lush vegetation 

Spoils

The fresh vegetables from Lamen Bay / Epi

DietmarCARINTHIA suzanneCARINTHIA Maxi

 

10) SAVE THE DATE 

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
MEET THE CRUISING FLEET
 
 AUGUST 31 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ   NAWI ISLAND FIJI 
 

celebration

PARTY

RSVP REQUIRED - FULL ITINERARY 

    09:00 โ€“ 12:00 SWAP MEET / TREASURES OF THE BILGE 
 FJ$ 2 DONATION FOR LOCAL CHARITY )

    12:00 โ€“ 18:00 MARINE EXPO &  trade show

    14:00 โ€“ WEATHER SEMINAR

    15:00 โ€“ SAILING TO NZ

    16:00 โ€“ VANUATU / NEW CALEDONIA

    17:00 โ€“ OPEN SUNSET RUM BAR

    18:00 โ€“ DINNER & BRING A DISH TO SHARE + WIN A DELUXE BOTTLE OF RUM

              ( if you do not bring a dish to share you do not get to taste the food )

    20:00 โ€“ MEXICAN TRAIN / TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT  

FREE FOR SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE PARTICIPANTS AND MARINA GUESTS

  FJ$ 50 PP  for those anchored out

NAWI

NAWI ISLAND ACTIVITIES 

 

11) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE AWARDS
 

RIDE ALONG

HERE ARE THE  AWARD CATEGORIES 

  •     BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* โœ” 
  •     PICTURE OF THE YEAR โœ”  
  •     SPEEDY AWARD โ€“ SEVENSTAR AWARD โœ”  
  •     THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD โœ” 
  •     MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD โœ” 
  •     HIGHEST WIND RECORDED โœ” 
  •     SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION โœ” 
  •     GALLEY GOD(ESS) โœ” 
  •     GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR โœ”  
  •     NEWLY ADDED โ€“ BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR โœ”

*no bill-fish

 

To submit your entries simply email registration@pacificposse.com

AWARD ENTRIES

 Las season's winner of the Picture of the Year Award 

 

12) FLOATING THE ANCHOR CHAIN

๐Ÿซš

WHEN ANCHORING IN CORAL

 

 OPEN CPN  TRACKING

PROTECT  VIBRANT CORAL 

Where
and why we float the chain: At anchorages with (lots of) coral heads to
avoid the chain tangling on those coral heads. If the chain would
tangle on the coral heads it would have a couple of adverse effects: the
catenary effect of the chain is reduced (or even eliminated if tangled
very close to the bow of the yacht), lifting the anchor might be
difficult or even impossible without diving, the galvanization of the
anchor chain chafes off faster, more coral gets destroyed. The adverse
effect of floating the chain is obviously to loose the friction of the
part of the chain which is floating. The way we position / deploy the
buoys we end up with some 10m chain on the seabed. There is obviously a
residual risk of even that chain tangling, but less likely given of the
length of the chain thereafter and rather stable wind direction of the
trade winds.

 When
we arrived in the Tuamotus we started off with fenders as we did not
carry anything else. The disadvantage of fenders is that they compress
if they submerse, one gets growth on them, etc. Those hard plastique
pearl farm buoys are much better. Some people say, they are washed
ashore everywhere in the Tuamotus as part of the operations of the local
pearl farm operations 

Pearls

 Kauehi
was our first atoll and in any reasonable distance from the village the
shore line was cleaned by the locals. Nevertheless, many villagers have
their stash of pearl farm buoys in their gardens. So we simply walked
to one obviously very friendly fellow and asked whether we could have
four of them. He actually picked the four nicest he had, of the same
color, including lines attached to them and did not even want to have
anything in return. We put on clips/little carabines to the ends of the
lines for fast attachment / detachment to/from the anchor chain and were
ready to go.

What
kind of clips we use: We use little stainless steel carabiners, the
size is basically driven by the diameter to fit through a chain link,
i.e. it needs to be sufficiently thin (we have a 10mm DIN chain, so
carabiners end up being like 4-5cm in length), we use different sorts,
i.e. whatever we found in our related spare part bag.

FLOATING

 Where
we position the buoys: Our approach is to put the first buoy typically /
normal conditions at 10m plus water depth from the anchor, then a buoy
every 5m of chain, after the fourth we let out another 7-8m of chain and
then hook the bridle. There are other recommendations which take a
multiplier to water depth (like 1.5x or 2x water depth), but we just
find that not suitable to accommodate for all ranges of water depths.
The 10m basically decides how much chain ends up on the seabed, one
could do less if the sandy patch is really small or more if there is a
larger sandy patch to anchor (in case one sees that at all).

With
this approach we end up with a few meters more chain out than based on
our non-floating chain length rule under normal conditions (we apply
waterdepth plus 30m) โ€“ in bad conditions we obviously deploy more in
both cases (non-floating and floating).

 

FLOATING

How
we deploy the buoys: First we explore to find the spot we want to
anchor as usual. If possible we would look for a sandy patch for the
anchor itself, but despite the clear water, when anchoring in deeper
water we are not able to see for good and/or be able to drop the anchor
that accurately. We put out as much chain as we feel comfortable to
โ€œdrive inโ€ the anchor. Then we pull up the chain again to the first spot
for the first buoy (the 10m + water depth), then put out 5m chain,
attach a buoy, etc. (lifting the anchor is as usual, just stopping at
every buoy and unclipping it, it does not really delay the process once
one gets the hang of it).

How
we clip on the clips: For us it is exactly the same as putting the
chain hook / bridle on. So in our case we have to bend over the pull pit
and downward to clip them on, but as said, thatโ€™s the same as we do
with the bridle as well and โ€œnormal procedureโ€ for us. If we had a
set-up where the chain hook would come through the bow roller, the clips
could go through as well as they are way smaller than our chain hook
and in our case it would be easy to get a clip and line from the front
through the bowroller back on deck. Difficulties I could only see
arising if it was โ€“ due to bow design / set-up โ€“ tricky to get to the
chain outside of the bow or the clip from the front through the
bowroller back on deck or into the chain locker, but thatโ€™s set-up
specific, hard to comment in general (in the worst case I would deploy
by dinghy).

Right click on the track

General
experience: In general, the boat swings easier than with a non-floating
chain, due to the missing friction of the chain length towards the
yacht. In places where the wind is dominant anyways and is stable trade
wind from the same sector all the time, thatโ€™s no issue at all. In
places, where swinging is dominated rather by current or tide, one
obviously has to check for the space.

In
our case only the buoy closest to the yacht is floating on water level
in a low wind situation, the others are submersed. We actually measured
in one instance the depths of the clips on the anchor chain on an
anchorage where the anchor was at 11.5m depths: the clips of the buoys
were at 7m, 4m, 2m and 0m water depth respectively (starting from the
anchor) at low wind.

Fleet of 22 ' SV IBEX ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Florian & Vicky - Sunbeam 42โ€ฒ

 

 13) MOโ€™OREA  ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ WINDWARD ISLANDS 

FRENCH POLYNESIA

 

Cooks Bay

SOME OF THE HISTROY OF MO'OREA 

HISTORY

According to recent archaeological evidence, the Society Islands were settled from Samoa and Tonga around 200 AD. 

Nine
tribal principalities emerged in the enclosed valleys, which in turn
were subdivided into individual clans. The stratified society was
characterized by a hierarchical leadership whose elite combined both
political and religious power. The leading families of Moโ€™orea remained
linked by marriage and kinship for centuries with those of the
neighboring island of Tahiti. These connections led to important
alliances, but at other times were also the source of bloody
conflicts. 

The
marae, a stone platform, was where the gods communicated with the
Polynesians and political, social and religious decisions were made. The
marae was tapuโ€”sacrosanct. To violate it was to call down the godsโ€™ wrath.

 

On
Moโ€˜orea  the largest collection of maraes is in the Opunohu
Valley. More than 550 structures have been uncovered, including more
than 100 maraes

Stone Mare

One
of the most visited sites in Moorea is the marae of โ€˜Opunohu. It is a
collection of almost 500 different structures: marae, dwellings,
agricultural terraces and archery platforms. You can discover the
different sites on the โ€˜trail of the ancestorsโ€™, which takes you through
the forest from site to site. 

One of the most visited sites in Moorea is the marae of โ€˜Opunohu. It is a collection of almost 500 different structures: marae, dwellings, agricultural terraces and archery platforms. You can discover the different sites on the โ€˜trail of the ancestorsโ€™, which takes you through the forest from site to site. This ethnological and archeological trail provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who once lived in the valley, and the environment in which they lived.

This
ethnological and archeological trail provides a fascinating insight
into the lives of the people who once lived in the valley, and the
environment in which they lived.

Hiking Mo'ore'a, French Polynesia,

Hiking Mo'ore'a ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French Polynesia 

 

 14) LOOKING FOR SPONSORS  
HOW TO SUPPORT THE ๐Ÿ—ฟSOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  

 

Benefits

THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE IS SEEKING SPONSORS - 
MARINAS & SERVICE PROVIDERS 
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OCEAN POSSE MISSION

  • Make traveling for yacht owners easier, transparent and better informed
  • Generate group buying power with discounts in marinas and with service providers
  • Pass on relevant information to help fellow participants in a timely manner without personal opinions
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MEET THE  GROWING LIST OF 
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Location

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  Fulaga Lagoon โ€“ Lau Group Fiji โ€“   Malokua anchorage  with GPX download link  https://goodnautical.com/route/fulaga-lagoon-malokua-anchorage

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22ยฐ 28.6466' S 166ยฐ 28'07833 "E    Amรฉdรฉe Lighthouse  NEW CALEDONIA

The Amedee Lighthouse, located near Noumea, New Caledonia has some fascinating facts.

Construction:
The Amedee Lighthouse was constructed in France in the late 1860s and
was shipped in pieces to New Caledonia. It was designed by French
engineer, Henri Becquerel, and stands as a testament to 19th-century
engineering.

Tower
Height: The lighthouse stands at a height of 56 meters (184 feet). It
is one of the tallest lighthouses in the Southern Hemisphere and offers
panoramic views of the surrounding ocean and islands surrounded by white
sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters with sea turtles nearby.

The
lighthouse is made of cast iron plates, which were riveted together to
form the cylindrical tower. It features a spiral staircase with 247
steps leading to the lantern room at the top. The lighthouseโ€™s
distinctive red and white stripes make it easily recognizable.

 

The Amedee Lighthouse is not just a historical , it is still an active lighthouse. It serves as an essential navigational aid, guiding ships through the coral reefs and marking the entrance to the Noumea harbor.

The
original lense was made up of a series of prismatic segments and known
as a Fresnel lens. It was made in Paris in 1862 by the Sociรฉtรฉ des
Etablissements Henry-Lepaute and was replaced in 1985.

NEW LENSES

Conservation
Efforts: Due to its ecological importance, Amedee Island and its
surrounding waters have been designated a marine protected area. This
designation aims to preserve the diverse marine ecosystem and promote
sustainable tourism practices includes local free moorings

Amedee

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John Martin principal of Ocean Tactics has been assisting skippers with weather and passage planning in the Pacific  for many years is now an official sponsor  of the Pacific Posse.  JOHN MARTIN

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Entering and Exiting Atolls in the South Pacific

Entering and Exiting Atolls in the South Pacific

1) enter during daylight hours
2) go in a slack tide or near slack tide – use interpolation to calculate slack tide – interploation and other tools are NOT perfect – be prepared to enter with ripples coming through
3) many times the atoll will still “empty out like a teacup” even though you are near slack tide as trade winds continuously fill the atoll due to elevated trade winds / big swell braking over the S / SE portion of the atolls
4) the most dangerous part are standing waves if you see those do NOT enter and wait
5) when entering with and out-flowing atoll your steering is enhanced as there is more water flowing over your rudders so in many case going in is easier than going out.
6) use satellite charts in addition to sonar charts to validate where shoaling and coral heads are as you enter the atoll.
7) if you can avoid entering during a squall, during low visibility and do no enter at night
8) The bigger the Atoll and the fewer the openings ( outflows ) the more ripping the current will be and the later the entry will be from slack tide

THE LONG OF IT

Where tide is of interest is around the atolls, explicitly when you are attempting to enter or leave one. Each pass is a flowing gateway.ย  . The thing that matters is the passes here are undeniably more impacted by wind and wave impacts.

In the wake of visiting our third atoll and paying attention to the day to day dramatizations of othersย  , we areย  examinging out when that subtle leeway will happen includes as much art as seamanship.

 

A few different rules for individual passes, again corresponding to a decent time from an essential port. Different tidal forecast distributions have a similar issue. They need to give you direction yet are restricted by the way that any direction they really do give is probably going to be erroneous.

There are not many essential ports here and the distance between where you are attempting to sort out your tides and where the essential is can rush to many miles. The two nearest to usย  Rangiroa (160miles away) and
Tahanea (around 100 miles), neither precisely close. Not an issue, I hear you say.

 

The enormous issue with the Tuamotos is that there are extra factors that can essentially modify the hour of slack waterย  Despite the fact that tides are little, seldom north of one meter even at springs, the base outward momentum speed at passes in times of clear, actually weather conditions runs somewhere in the range of 4 and 6kts, subject to the atoll. With gigantic measures of water hustling all through the frequently restricted passes with reef tight either side, races, bubbles, standing waves and overfalls are normal external the brief time of slack, importance travel during slack remaining parts ideal. Nonetheless, the key proclamation that you should comprehend is that the active momentum speed is affected by climate and can, anytime of the tide, be essentially higher a speed than the approaching flowing stream.

Wind over tide is a significant thought ย  In the Tuamotus, Atolls for the most part run SE to NW in locations. Most atolls are comprised of motus (the more modest islands making up the atoll’s edge) on the E side, where millennia of the ordinary tradesย ย  have kept sand and ruin within the reef to shape them. The safeguarded W side is undeniably more infertile and most frequently comprises basically of reef with a couple of little segregated motus as it were. The S and N finishes of atolls will regularly have a motus because of the wave wash over impact of the ocean.

 

A few atolls (Makemo for example) have not many extremely lengthy motus on its E side which gives brilliant security to the tidal pond. Be that as it may, the more prominent the quantity of motus making up the E side of an atoll (Raroia has parts),

When the water is in the tidal pond, it necessities to get away and most atolls have yet a couple of fundamental passes where the water can escape from. Restricted measures of water will stream back out through the holes between the motus or back over the reef.

 

The course a pass faces is an element. One that faces E, into the Exchanges, will constantly have a breeze over tide impact during an active stream, keeping down and dialing the outward stream back

A decent wide, profound channel permits more water to drop of the tidal pond.

Also he size of the atoll thus the size of the catch region for water streaming in to the tidal pond. The most grounded of flowing races is at Hao, an exceptionally huge atoll. More than 30 miles in length it has a solitary pass confronting N. With such a lot of water coming into the tidal pond tossed over the reef, the race can work out positively past 10kts on an outward stream.

Thus, how much water in the tidal pond attempting to escape through the pass anytime of tide is the amount of what the weather conditions has unloaded across the reef and the typical tide. The more water there is in the tidal pond, the more prominent the momentum strength and speed of the active stream. This then, at that point, impacts a contrast among determined and genuine pants times. Furthermore, assuming that the tidal pond is exceptionally high after a time of terrible climate, you might find that the outward stream refutes the approaching tide, meaning no leeway period by any stretch of the imagination.

 

The Well known Guestimator gives the accompanying augmentations to current outward stream speeds:

1. Add 1 kt for each day the breeze has been blowing north of 20 kts from a S or W part

2. Add 0.5 kt for each day the breeze has been blowing more than 15 kts from a S or W part

3. Add 0.5 kt for each 1/2 meter augmentation of southerly swell over 1.5 meters (ie 3 meter grow = +1.5 kt)

4. Cap the Breeze Wave factor at 1.5 times the Typical Max Current

5. Take away 0.5 kt for wide/profound passes and for every additional pass that an atoll has


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