Davao, Philippines to Sangihe Island, Indonesia

Published 11 years ago, updated 5 years ago

Posted 3 July 2013 by Roger Denis

Waypoints from Davao to Sangihe:

We adapted the location of the anchorages considering wind directions. Mornings good sailing and favourable currents, but afternoons rain and rolly seas this time of the year. So we always left at 5 am and dropped the hook around 3 pm:

– Davao to Mapagbo Cr.- 9kt wind NE; calm anchorage N06.59’249/E125.58’754 in 7m sand/mud

– Mapagbo to Kanikian Pt – 8kt wind NE – anchorage N06.19’664/E126.10’983 in 11m sand/coral

As the wind changed late evening to SW, the anchorage became rolly.

– Kanikian Pt to Quality Pt – morning 20kt wind SW; calm anchorage N05.48’393/E125.33’936 in 10m sand

– Quality Pt to East Balut Isl -morning 13kt wind SW; calm anchorage N05.24’286/E125.25’764 in 14m mud

Here we got a welcome to Indonesia on VHF 16 by the coastguards. They saw us on the AIS or radar.

– Balut Isl to East Kawio – morning 15kt wind SW; calm anchorage N04.40’018/E125.26’393 in 7m sand/coral

– Kawio to NW Sangihe – morning 22kt wind SW; calm anchorage N03.43’336/E125.24’573 in 8m black sand

– NW Sangihe to Tahuna Harbour – morning no wind; N03,36’467/E125.29’564 in 22m mud

Five officials from the Tourist Department were welcoming us. Mr. Tommy TIWA, Kabid Pemasaran Pariwisata Sangihe, and his English speaking colleague Mrs. Ice (pronounce Itche), drove us to Immigration and took care of all the clearance. Only the Customs Officer came on board. We asked them to build a floating dinghy pontoon for the rally Sail Derawan. Some Internet cafés in the centre but it’s easier to buy a “Wifi Internet Voucher”, which you can use on your boat. Only Rp100,000 for 250Mb, valid 30 days. We will extend our visit here as there is so much to see and people so nice.

Roger Denis

s/y Catimini

Commodore SSCA

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