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  1. #81
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Thanks for posting.

    Portals Vells is an interesting case.
    This is where all the "Horray Henrys" go when they "Go To Sea" from Palma.
    It is a day out for charter boats.
    It will be interesting to see if the big charter boats still use Vells.

    Last year, we did two Balearic cruises - either side of the peak summer season.
    In both cases, we didn't encounter the weed police but we did keep a look out for them.

    I agree with jrudge - it is virtually impossible to anchor in some of those places without your chain rubbing the grass.
    Maybe they think that a short chain is enough - which it might be for a lunchtime stop but overnight you need a more secure anchor set.

  2. #82
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    Bear in mind I had the weed police at 10pm knock on the boat having looked underwater their their viewing device and a torch.
    Blimey J, that puts even the silly attitude of Croatian guards to shame.
    The half idea to come to the Baldricks with another couple of boating mates is unlikely to materialize in the near future, I reckon...

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Portals Vells was used as an example, the same was occurring in most of the other 'yellow' marked areas, there is nothing indicated on the maps to suggest anchoring is prohibited, the text of the decret presumably details the restrictions.

  4. #84
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Over the 15 or so times we were in Vells last year, I only saw the patrol boat a handful of times. Our anchor was always on the sand but the chain was certainly across the weed (I can't imagine any location in Vells where being clear on both is possible). We were never tapped up.

    Here's hoping they put some buoys out, although I imagine this will be the new morning sunbed race for ze Germans.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Ive got hold of a draft of the text of the decree (cant find the final version), but this is what google translate thinks it says about anchoring, there appears to be no mention of boat size limits etc. It Looks to me like if there are official buoys then you must use them and not use your own anchor at all. If there are no buoys then you can anchor in the sand only providing that the anchor and the chain never touch the posidonia (ie are always over sand)

    google translate of part of the draft decree below:

    Article 7 Regulation of boat anchoring

    1. The anchoring of boats on posidonia prairies is prohibited.
    2. In the event that there are nearby posidonia meadows, the chain must be avoided
    or other elements of the anchoring may affect them.
    3. In the areas enabled with buoys' fields, the boat anchoring will have to be
    to do using this mechanism and, in no case, directly on the
    posidonia meadow
    4. In the fields of buoys, the boats will not be able to empty in any case
    You do not feel or throw waste.
    5. The provisions of this article will be without effect in cases of emergency.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by MapisM View Post
    The half idea to come to the Baldricks with another couple of boating mates is unlikely to materialize in the near future, I reckon...
    Nah
    Stay where you are.
    IMO your island is more beautiful and far less crowded.

  7. #87
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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Funny you should mention it M, because while reading the regulation that julians found, I was beginning to fear an invasion...!

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Mallorca et al should remember we can be there in 8 hours and less than a tank of fuel.

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    Mallorca et al should remember we can be there in 8 hours and less than a tank of fuel.
    You should go, it's lovely (as long as you like Tuna)!

    Pete

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    Default Re: New Balearic Islands law effective from today.

    Quote Originally Posted by petem View Post
    You should go, it's lovely (as long as you like Tuna)!

    Pete
    Already been !

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