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Denmark: Useful Updates from RCC Pilotage Foundation August 2015

By RCC Pilotage Foundation — last modified Sep 14, 2015 12:29 PM
Information about some on the smaller harbours in Denmark from the Royal Cruising Club's pilotage Foundation.

Published: 2015-09-13 23:00:00
Countries: Denmark

Unless the crew is very active a bow clip on ladder is essential for Danish cruising. The dock is often a long way down and box berthing is now the norm. Once used to it, the result is very safe.

In Denmark everyone has a very relaxed attitude to berthing. Apparently full harbours are still possible.

Weather forecasts For DK waters the app Sejladsudsigt is a great tool. It gives the likely winds by the hour for two days and is very accurate. In Danish but it is possible to sort out the areas. It is regularly updated. It is cheap.

Note the VHF only gives navigation updates not weather unless a gale, force 7 or above, is forecast.

Læso

Both harbours busy in the season but Østerby in the east is a lovely spot and has an excellent fish shop. A trip round the island by bike if you are energetic or by hired electric car is well worth while. Old houses have seaweed roofs and the salt making factory is well worth a visit. You will learn the history here.

Sønderborg

The bridge opens every half an hour. Channel 12 is the usual channel to communicate with the operator.

Dyvig

As well as a good anchorage there are now two marinas. The one on the north side is best for bigger boats and is a summer only place with helpful on duty harbour master. Also very pleasant restaurants in hotel. Free buts runs into town and onto the Universal exhibition center. Good walks/ cycle rides. Water play areas for children. A good spot.

Ebeltoft

Change of information. Best visitors harbour is the main harbour. Straight approach. Turn right on entry. Box berths for all sizes of boats. You can turn left into the museum harbour. This is open to all. Berth alongside. More public, but free mooring if you have a wooden boat. Delightful old town one street in and excellent chandler.

Grennå

Alongside is for over 15m only and is enforced in the season.

Anholt

Refurbished harbour. Many more berths. Box type but off season you can moor alongside. Standard three pin electricity.

Sletten (55° 57.2N. 012° 32.3E)

Lovely old fishing vill age north of Copenhagen and south of Elsignor. Berth immediately on right or about 100 meters straight ahead on outer wall bend. Or in green sign berth. Excellent sailing club with good inexpensive restaurant. A great stopover.

Fåborg

There are two harbours for yachts now. The second one is not south but just north of west of the old harbour. Both welcome visitors but the old harbour is much more central. There are a lot of yacht repair shops between the two harbours. Especially for engine repairs.

Vejle (55° 42.2N. 009° 34.05E)

This harbour, a five minute walk from the town, is cheap, friendly and makes a great stopover for crew changes. Either by bus to Billund airport or train to Copenhagen. Lego land is just a bus ride away. All facilities including outside ashore winter storage. A good place to leave the boat for a bit.

Troense (55° 02.1N 010° 38.7E)

A really lovely area of Denmark. This small harbour is near Valdemar's Slot ( castle). One of Denmark's best tourist attractions if old houses/ castles appeal. The harbour itself is below a very good hotel. This is near Walsted's yard which is probably the best yard in Denmark. Not cheap. There are many lovely anchorages in this area. Well worth a visit.

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