NEW Proposed Landing - Bracuhy, Ilha Grande Bay, Rio de Janeiro
Due the great difficulty on getting the Ilhabela sailing and authority communities involved on the Brally project, and by the joining of the ABVC (Brazilian Association of Cruisers), we will have better land/locals support, facilities and documentation process in Bracuhy (http://www.marinabracuhy.com.br/marin.htm), a Sailors Marina in the Ilha Grande Bay, and close to Angra dos Reis City, in the State of Rio De Janeiro.
We are working on a process whereby the arriving boats will be received by a local Ambassador from ABVC or arranged by the ABVC. We will soon post names, emails and local cell numbers for local Ambassadors.
On the pictures you see the WPs for landing in the Ilha Grande Bay and the proposed route going to Bracuhy. I suggest you install the BSB Charts available from the Brazilian Navy site as posted previously, but you can also check on the charts you use on your boat to confirm the landing and arrival to Bracuhy.
If you have to stop anywhere before the landing proposed, choose always a bay protected from the SW. I will be posting good anchorages for the area on the next posting.
Once in Bracuhy, you can anchor at the bay in front of it and go check the marina or you can enter the marina and negotiate a stay, that will have special deals for the Brally boats. There you will have fuel and water, with grocery store for provisioning a good walking distance away, but more likely, someone from the ABVC will support you on your local needs.
We are providing a Brally t-shirt and hat, which will help the locals on identifying that you belong to the Brally group.
Entry documentation will be done likely on the marina, or with the help from a local Ambassador.