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Old 02-27-2019, 02:55 PM  
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In addition to Simi's link, the one below gives an idea of what is involved.

For entering, when you get to the first waypoint you head pretty much west across the shallow sand areas until you reach the second waypoint, at which time you turn south-west. This section has plenty of water depth, but is known as 'the mad mile' because of SW or NE tidal current flows that have waves, often breaking, coming onto your port beam. This gives rather confused seas. There are waves breaking onshore on your starboard beam as well, just to keep you focussed on staying on course!

https://noticestomariners.com/2017/1...-wide-bay-bar/

What caused Dirona to broach was the 30+kn SE winds building big waves before they even reached the first waypoint to turn in.
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