The Rock is a pivotal point for yachtsmen either arriving or departing from Europe, the Americas or Africa. It serves two seas, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and also the adjacent popular coastline of the Algarve and the Costa Del Sol.
Below is some useful information for the yachtsmen out there:
Lat 36?08'N, Long 05?21'W. Admiralty chart 1448. Europa Point (36?06.7'N, 05?20.6'W) Lighthouse - White round tower, Red band, height 49m, Range W21 M, R17 M, Iso W 10s, Oc R 10s, Vis 197?-042? (205?), 067?-125? (58?), 042?-067? (25?). Same structure heights 44m, Range 17M, FR vis 042?-067? (25?), Horn 20s. Light on radio masts 2.3M North, FR. Gibraltar Aero Lights (36?08.7'N, 05?20.5'W): Height 405m, Range 30M, MO(GB)R 10s (--?/-???).
Port Captain, Port Office, North Mole - Tel: (+350) 77254
Port Operations Room and Enquiries - Tel: (+350) 78134/77004
Charts - Admiralty
These are available from the Gibraltar Chart Agency Ltd, 4 Bayside Road, Tel & Fax: (+350) 76293. Open Mon to Fri 0900 - 1245 and 1400 to 1800 hours.
Gibraltar is a standard Port: tables are printed in 'Yacht Scene'. From 1977, 'Yacht Scene' will also contain the Lisbon Tide Tables.
Gibraltar Strait flows are printed in 'Yacht Scene'.
There are on the western side of the Rock from North to South three, namely 'Marina Bay', 'Sheppards' and 'Queensway Quay'. Yachts are required to use one or other of the marinas and they are not generally allowed to berth in the Port or to anchor anywhere else except with permission of the Port Authority located in offices on the North Mole.
VHF call on Channel 73. All facilities. Winter rates 1st Nov to 30th April. Stern to moorings against fixed pontoons. 209 berths. No yacht hoist or repairs.
All facilities. Winter and Summer rates are the same. Stern to mooring using own anchor. Some floating pontoons but mainly fixed quays. 120 berths. Yacht hoist to 40 tonnes. Extensive chandlery.
VHF call on Channel 73. All facilities. Winter and Summer rates vary. Stern to moorings on floating pontoons. 120 berths. No yacht hoist or repairs. Fuel diesel delivered to quayside.
Diesel at a very competitive price is available from Shell and Mobil stations at Waterport Wharf.
Yachts berthing at Sheppards or Marina Bay must report to the Immigration Office and the Custom's Reception Berth next to the Shell refuelling station on the starboard side of the approach to the marinas; yachts berthing at Queensway Quay must report to Customs in the marina office. They are advised to declare all items they wish to bring in duty free. Failure to do so may be penalised.