fondeo libre

12:46 Jan 25, 2021
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Maritime
Spanish term or phrase: fondeo libre
From a project document from Spain for translation to British English.
Related to mooring of recreational boats in a bay off a beach in Andalusia.
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"Fondeo Libre: zona donde podremos fondear libremente, siempre teniendo en cuenta las normas de seguridad.", from:
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Peter Guest
4anchoring buoys
Ignacio González Sánchez

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A place designated on the chart or in the pilot book for anchoring is called an anchorage.
The link refers to the anchorage outside the Port of Alcudia, which is out of the fairway and where there is room for boats of shallow draft to anchor.
There is a tiny anchorage at Port Colom, too; it is squeezed between the Yacht Club moorings in the approach and the headland.
The last time I was there, there was no anchoring in Cala Ratjada.
Please note that many non-technical Spanish writers will say fondeado when they mean amarrado, moored. You'll see this in all the big newspapers. It must sound nicely nautical to them.
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anchoring buoys

Se trata del "sistema" de amarre utilizado por las embarcaciones menores o deportivas, que consta de los elementos mencionados en el texto fuente. Se debe elegir una técnica de traducción que permita "explicar" el término de forma de que quede claro para el lector.

Ignacio González Sánchez
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