CLEARING INTO GREENLAND
Greenland officials are refreshingly relaxed about formalities. In Nuuk the harbor master will call Immigration. In Manitsoq and Sisimiut the police station will send someone to do it.
On this stretch of the coast the most convenient are Polar Oil depot in Orisivik (near Faeringehavn) and the fueling float in Nuuk. Manitsoq also has a fuel wharf with deeper water. Other ports, even small ones, also have fuel docks. They are very short and often located in shallow water so may require toting jerry jugs by dinghy. When buying large quantities, contact the fuel company locally and request a truck at the commercial wharf.
Seaman Houses in Nuuk, Manitsoq, Sisimiut, and Aasiaat provide Wi-Fi Internet connections at a cost. Most hotels as well as large restaurants will have Wi-Fi, too. Aasiaat Radio VHF covering the coast via repeaters provides a traffic list several times a day.
Greenland is divided into 14 forecast areas. Normally forecasts are announced in Danish but one can call Aasiaat Radio on VHF 16 and ask the operator to translate. The wind strength is expressed in meters/second—double these numbers to get a rough equivalent in knots. It helps to know the name and the number of your area. Use the Faroe, Iceland, Greenland guide by Willy Ker and published by Imray in the U.K.