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Italy : Calabria

15.5 km (9.6 miles) WNW of Capo Suvero (Cape), Calabria, Italy
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 39°S 164°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Approaching the precise position #3: First success at 12:21 hours #4: Tree minutes later again at the precise point #5: Celebration of the success #6: The track log of our first sailing day (with detailed log of the confluence point approaches)

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  39°N 16°E  

#1: The coast line of Calabria from N39°E16°

(visited by Ulrich Clormann, Joachim Bergmann, Paul Heuler, Werner Hamel and Rüdiger Chmielewski)

27-Apr-2003 -- This was our first day of a six day sailing tour to the volcanos of the Lipari Islands. On this sunny Sunday at 12:21 we approached the confluence with the sailing boat Violetta without any problems. The European WAAS (called EGNOS) worked well and we achieved a GPS precision of 7 to 8 feet. After some adjustments we reached the exact position N 39°00.000' E 016°00.000' at a GPS precision of 8 feet. After some minutes at the confluence and some drinks we set up our course to Stromboli, where we intended to go in the evening of this day. Later we had some troubles with our sails. We were obliged to change our target to Lipari in order to find a safe place for the sail repair on the next day.


 All pictures
#1: The coast line of Calabria from N39°E16°
#2: Approaching the precise position
#3: First success at 12:21 hours
#4: Tree minutes later again at the precise point
#5: Celebration of the success
#6: The track log of our first sailing day (with detailed log of the confluence point approaches)
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  Notes
Offshore (almost 10 km) but with a view of land