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This very attractive city was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th centry. Rio was the capital of Brazil until 1960 when Brasilia took over. It is famous for its spectacular setting as well as its carnival. It also has many beautiful beaches including the well-known Copacabana and Ipanema.

Position 22°58'S, 43°08'W.

Clearance

All clearance formalities must be undertaken in the commercial harbour of Rio de Janeiro, which is not recommended to be entered by yacht, as it is much more convenient to stay in one of the marinas and go to the necessary offices by public transport. Marina da Gloria is the most conveniently located for a visiting yacht and the office will help with instructions as the various offices are best visited by taxi.

If moving across the harbour to Niteroi, be sure to clear out of Rio first.

Docking

There are several anchorages and marinas in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most conveniently situated being Marina da Gloria close to Rio's smaller airport. The marina is very crowded with local boats, but space is usually found for visitors, although facilities are limited.

Another option is to anchor off the Royal or "Botafogo" YC. They make a charge for use of their moorings and facilities.

Alternativly, mooring at Niteroi on the eastern side of this large harbour is possibly a cheaper and safer option.

Last updated January 2010.

Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
333 Avenida Pasteu , Botofogom, Rio de Janeiro , CEP 22290-24 Brazil
Tel:+55 (0)21 2543-1244 Fax:+55 (0)21 295 4395 ,VHF Channel 16, 68
S 22deg 57.133' W 43deg 10.376' This is the premier club of Brazil hosting many international events. Travel lift for craft up to 25 tons, backed by fully staffed workshops catering for most problems including sail damage. Good chandler - Horizonte-Mar Chandlery +55(0)21 543 5106.
Marina da Gloria
Avenida Infante Don Henrique - s/n , Rio de Janeiro , RJ Cep. 20021-140
Tel:+55 21 205 6716 Fax:+55 21 285 4558 ,VHF Channel 16, 68
Full facilities marina but no liftout or fuel. Showers and toilets in main complex. Shop in the marina.Larger supermarkets,fruit and vegetable shops, butchers, chemists, etc nearby
Squalo Marinas
Ladeira Felipe Neri 7/301 , Rio de Janeiro RJ , Brazil 20081-110
Tel:+55 21 2253 8883 Fax:+55 21 2253 8883

Yacht Clubs

Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
333 Avenida Pasteu , Botofogom, Rio de Janeiro , CEP 22290-24 Brazil
Tel:+55 (0)21 2543-1244 Fax:+55 (0)21 295 4395 ,VHF Channel 16, 68
S 22deg 57.133' W 43deg 10.376' This is the premier club of Brazil hosting many international events. Travel lift for craft up to 25 tons, backed by fully staffed workshops catering for most problems including sail damage. Good chandler - Horizonte-Mar Chandlery +55(0)21 543 5106.
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