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. 


Caution 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

South Australia

St Vincent Gulf East

St Vincent Gulf West

Southern Yorke Peninsula

Kangaroo Island NE

Kangaroo Island NW

Spencer Gulf SE

Spencer Gulf SW

Upper Spencer Gulf

West Coast

South East Coast