Notes on Anchorages


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NOTES The information included on this site has been gained from many sources, including published material – guides, charts, books, the Squadron Quarterly, notes from skippers, transcripts of presentations, etc – material downloaded from the internet – and the personal experiences of the compilers. Where appropriate and possible, references have been acknowledged.All GPS coordinates use the WGS84 datum.IMPORTANT NOTE ON AUS 345 and 780Caution is required when using the current Aus 345 and 780 as positions taken from the chart and entered as waypoints may be up to 1/2 nm in error.The following extract from correspondence with C-Map explains the situation: “With regards to AUS 345 and AUS 780, I have been informed by the Hydrographic Office that these charts were based on the old Clarke referencing system and as such are not as reliable as the current referencing systems. This problem is magnified when trying to navigate at fine scales or in near shore areas. On the up side, the problems in these areas have been acknowledged and I am told that plans are underway to re-chart a lot of the area.”Wind Direction and ShelterThe wind directions indicated in these anchorage notes shows those directions from which shelter can be obtained in strong winds.Important note on accuracy of GPS and GPS standards Location Anchorage
South Australia
St Vincent Gulf East Blanche Point
Holdfast Shores
Port Adelaide
Rapid Bay
Second Valley
 St Vincent Gulf West Black Point
Port Vincent
Troubridge Island The Cutter Patch
 Southern Yorke Peninsula Althorpe Island
Cable Hut Bay
West Cape
 Kangaroo Island NE American River
Christmas Cove
Island Beach
Kingscote 2 (Beatrice Islets)
 Kangaroo Island NW Boxing Bay
De Mole River
Emu Bay
Kangaroo Beach
King George Beach
Knob Point
Mares Tail
Marsden Point
Snellings Beach
Snug Cove
Western River Cove
 Spencer Gulf SE Wedge Island Main Bay
Wedge Island West Bay
 Spencer Gulf SW McLaren Point
Memory Cove
Port Lincoln
Shag Cove
Sir Joseph Banks Group
South Neptune Island
Taylor Island
Thistle Island Snug Cove
Thistle Island Mittler’s Cove
Thistle Island Whaler’s Bay
Upper Spencer Gulf Arno Bay
Port Augusta
Port Pirie
Port Victoria
Wardang Island
West Coast Avoid Bay
Coffin Bay
South East Coast Cape Jaffa
Port McDonnell
Victor Harbor
Western Apollo Bay
Port Fairy