CAptain's Mate App

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CAptain’s Mate puts thousands of cruising reports at your fingertips, even when you have no internet connection or phone signal. It’s jam- packed with current information, written by members from first-hand experience of harbours and anchorages around the world. Reports are downloaded or updated when online, but remain on your device when you are offline.


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CAptain's Mate of the Month

The CA's amazing APP CAptain's Mate is available exclusively and free to CA members. However, we're keen to share some of its attributes and first-hand knowledge & some 'as live' reports with all of our followers - members and non-members alike. So, we're selecting our 'CAptain's Mate of the Month' for the next few months! This is just an example of the hundreds of new reports submitted every month.


May 2019:

Ria de Villaviciosa, Atlantic Spain: We tried entering shortly after low water which our pilot book suggested as just possible with a flat sea. The entrance is shoaling on the eastern side but with sufficient water on the west side. However, further up the channel are shallower patches than charted. Our pilot book suggested you could anchor halfway up the channel just beyond the marina. Our view was that the channel is too narrow to risk this unless you have a very small boat. Whilst the marina may be dredged by the pontoons, the entrance is extremely shallow and beyond the marina it is also extremely shallow. It is clearly a popular resort with quite a few boats going in and out but no yachts.

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