Publishers & Distributors of Boating Books & Charts
Best Prices to your Door
UPDATES by October 2009: Updates are taken at face value. Details have not been verified by the author who takes no resposibility for any inaccuracies
Promised updates of change from the returnees from the Cape to Bahia Race 2009 have not appeared. No corrections were submitted. p.49 Brazilian Weather Services (later than info supplied by K Mattison, below) All radio MSI information will be found on new pages of the Navy Hydrographic Center. This is a muchimproved wbsite,late-2009 in English This includes schedules and transmission types. These are listed in the Appendiices. http://www.mar.mil.br/dhn/chm/meteo/info/transmissoes/ Check apend1ing.htm, apend2ing.htm, apend3ing.htm for complete information Updates received mid-2009 from Craig Mountjoy, a long term cruiser from New Zealand can be accessed by clicking here From Ian and Judy Jenkins, 28 January 2006 Travelling north from Uruguay Customs in Florianopolis, p104 They cleared into Florianopolis. They were advised by a helpful customs official that Florianopolis was not geared to clearing yachts. The official is a member of the Iate Clube Catarina who advised that they would have been better to clear in at Sao Francisco do Sul or Ibatuba. However, they had no problems. St Helena Port Management, 27 March 2006, p134 NOTICE: From 01 April 2006 Customs, Immigration & Port Authorities will board all vessels arriving and anchoring at Jamestown. Visitors must report to St Helena Radio (ZHH)at least 10 nautical miles from the island. Call on VHF Channel 16 giving description and ETA Jamestown. Official visits will take place between the times of 0800 and 1600 (daily). South Atlantic Updates, to December 2005 The author thanks named contributors. Page 72 Visitors to Salvador will be interested in a letter dated 22 November 2005 from Salvador, reference Formalities. The changes in access and procedure below are courtesy of Kent Nyberg, a Swedish lone sailor who has cruised for some years and wrote to congratulate the author for the South Atlantic Circuit. It appears that just like Cape Town, a wall, or fence, has been built around the Port of Salvador. "The Policia Federal Porto are now inside the port. Continue along the road indicated, but you should turn left into the port about 100m from the large building mentioned. You will need to walk back about the same distance to the Policia Federal Porto entrance. Visit the Vigilancia Sanitiaria for a 'certificado de livre practica' as you walk back to the entrance of the port. You should see the notice within the port buildings. The Customs entrance is still on the outside of the port about 200m from the ferry dock. The Capitania dos Portos needs a copy of all of the documents you have. You can make copies at the Post Office opposite the Capitania dos Portos offices. THe Post restante address for mail is: Posta Restante Correios Your Name Praca de Inglaterra S/n Comercio Salvador - Bahia 40015-970 BRASIL" Mail can take up to 3 weeks from South Africa but about 1 week from Brasil (via air mail). The Policia Federal Porto appears to be on the port side of the same building as the Customs office is situated. The Vigilancia Sanitiaria is the Port Health Authority. The 'certificado de livre practica' is the health clearence certificate. Page 15, Brazilian currency, US$1 = R$4.00 approx. (October 2006) page 23, South African currency Approximate rates R07.00 = US$1 and R13.00 = £1 (May 2009) Page 49, SEE EARLIER Brazil WEFAX in Brazil, submitted by K Mattison, IT Flyer 12660kHz and 17140kHz @ 0800UT and 1800UT Test transmission 15 minutes earlier Page 49, SEE EARLIER, the folowing frequencies and times for WEFAX are given as 8580 and 16974kHz from 1430Z to 1530Z Page 49, SEE EARLIER, the folowing frequencies and times for RTTY warnings are given as 6.448, 12.709 and 16.974MHz from 0400Z - 0445Z and 2130Z - 2215Z Page 50, delete Radio Telex section for Cape Town Radio Page 50, delete frequencies 4435 and 8800kHz, substitute 4375 and 8740kHz Page 55, top of page, substitute 'Recife' for 'Olinda' Page 66, top of page, substitute '41.8'W' for '48'W' Page 69, Add "Salvador is the destination port for the South Atlantic Race & Rally" Page 84, top of page, substitute '04'S' for '56'S' Page 84, line 3, delete "has been" and substitute "was" Page 131, amend landing fee, Tristan da Cunha to '£15' sterling per head Page 147, insert a '4' in both telephone numbers to read +27-21-421….. Page 149, Immigration telephone number to read 4211006 Page 156, Customs & Immigration Customs operate 0800-1300 / 1400-1700 Mon-Fri Weekend arrivals notify in advance Customs atendance fee N$50.00/hr paid to officer, receipt issued Fax for both: +264-6320 2924 Customs tel: +264-6320 2259 Immigration tel: +264-6320 3440 Fishing vessels should present safety certificate and Crew qualification list Page 158, Walvis Bay YC Tel/fax: +264-64-209685 Page 164, Add extra line "Falkland Islands BA1614"