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Imperia: Oneglia Harbour
Adriatica berths at Imperia Oneglia harbour, where radio communication is on channel 72. Here Patrizio meets Marco Negro, manager of the harbour, who illustrates the characteristics of the local harbour: “In Oneglia harbour three principal realities coexist, i.e. the fishing harbour, the commercial area, which is represented by the oceanic quay where ships up to a length of 100 metres still berth, and then there is an area devoted to the tourist part, but only for commercial yachts, that is to say boats that run a charter service for the yachting.”
“We are OK!” Patrizio jokes. “We are big, ethically and materially, and in our spare time we also do charter work.” A normal yachter, our causal sailor points out, then has to make for Porto Maurizio, the tourist port of Imperia, to find a boat place, thus having to give up the idea of landing near the porticos of the town centre.
There thus emerge the different vocation of the two harbours: Oneglia provides anchorage for commercial boats, which to enter have to contact Imperia Yacht, while Porto Maurizio has the task of welcoming tourists coming from the sea.
The two harbours are respectively to the east and west, so the winds that blow near the two quays are also different: at Oneglia they suffer from the mistral, the south-westerly, while at Porto Maurizio you have to pay attention to the east wind.