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August 2015: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 11, 2016 10:29 AM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time during the busy summer sailing season to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site, keeping noonsite the place to go for worldwide cruising sailors.

Published: 2016-01-11 10:29:31

We continue to receive donations via our new “donate” button, from cruisers who have used the site regularly and appreciate the assistance it has given them whilst long-term cruising. Thanks to all of you and also to our group of advertisers whose decision to advertise on noonsite helps keep it free for users.

All the latest information posted on noonsite.com last month can be found below.

WORLDWIDE PORT UPDATES & COUNTRY CRUISING REPORTS

Caribbean

St. Lucia, Rodney Bay: Sailing the Caribbean since 2004

Tobago, Scarborough: Our experience with officials

Warning if cruising the Caribbean with pets

South America

Brazil, East Coast, Vitoria: Mooring advice for Iate Clube de Espírito Santo

Brazil, East Coast, Vitoria: Clearing in and out and visa renewal process

Central America

Belize, Big Creek (Placencia): Clearance advice

Mediterranean

Albania, Durres: Peaceful and much cleaner

Albania, Himare: The only boat in Porto Palermo

Albania, Saranda: Agent recommendation

Croatia: Updates for Primosten and Kremik

Croatia: The latest on Cavtat

Croatia, Montenegro & Italy: Cruising the Adriatic Summer 2015

Cyprus: Republic of Cyprus an alternative to Turkey for Schengen issues

Cyprus South: New marina between Limassol and Larnaca

Gibraltar: Gib vs La Linea, Spain

Greece, Peloponnese: A visit to Pilos

Greece, Peloponnese & Ionian Islands: A problem with diesel

Greece, Rhodes: New marina update

Italy, Sardinia, Arbatax: Anchoring now prohibited

Italy, Sicily, Licata: Update on Marina di Cala del Sole

Morocco, Tangier: Still authentic but go now to get the reward

Spain, Balearics, Ibiza: Getting a berth

Spain, Balearics, Mallorca: Moorings in Andraitx

Spain, Barcelona: Latest information for Puerto Olimpico

Tunisia: New clearance tax introduced

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Arrecife: Detailed report on new Marina Lanzarote

Portugal Algarve, Ria Formosa, Culatra and Faro: Cruisers report enthusiastically

Portugal Algarve, Albufeira: Good long-term rates but little else

North Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Maldives: A Warning

South Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean Cruising Bloggers

Mauritius: Clearance and Cruising Information

Mauritius: Rodrigues Island Cruising Information

Reunion: New Marina at Le Port

Seychelles: An update on probable costs

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia East, Banda Islands: Anchoring in Banda

Japan: Useful website for marina information

Malaysia: Marinas on the West Coast

Malaysia: Visa Restrictions for Sarawak & Sabah

Thailand: Visit Thailand for Fun - Avoid Thailand for Boat Work

South Pacific

Australia: Visa information if wanting to stay for longer than a year

Fiji, Fulaga: The most beautiful and welcoming island we have visited so far

Fiji, Levuka: The old colonial capital of Fiji

Fiji, Port Denerau: Stores and Services

Galapagos: Recommendations for boat repairs

Samoa, Apia: Report on Apia Marina

Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, Santa Cruz Island: A visit to Luesalo

WORLDWIDE CRUISING NEWS

Caribbean, Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika kills at least 20

Quiet Forecast for Atlantic Hurricanes

South Pacific, Tonga: Vava’u Blue Water Festival this September

Vanuatu: Sola (northern most port of entry) now re-opened for yacht clearance

WORLDWIDE PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS/REPORTS

Mediterranean, Greece, Messolonghi: Burgled at night - August 2015

Mediterranean, Italy, Sardinia, Olbia: Break-in and Burgled - July 2015

Mediterranean, Turkey, Kas: Burgled whilst ashore – July 2015

WORLDWIDE SEARCH & RESCUE NEWS

Mediterranean, Spain: Oyster Yacht sank and five crew rescued after ‘incident that compromised hull integrity’

OTHER NEW CRUISING-RELATED REPORTS & INFO.

Books

Cruising Kids: See this 30% discount offer on the book 'Voyaging with Kids, a Guide to Family Life Afloat'.http://www.landlpardey.com

Cruising Information

EU Schengen Visas and VAT: Reports on Cruisers' Understanding

Cruisers’ Websites & Blogs

Indian Ocean Cruising Bloggers

Environment

Birding Aboard “SeaBC” Has Sailors Reporting Unusual Birds

Global Yachting Services

Consumer Alert from the Federal Maritime Commission – Warning regarding the international transport of yachts

NOONSITE TWEETS YOU’LL WISH YOU HADN’T MISSED

Follow us now @NoonsiteEditor

USA Washington state changes boat taxes - Ocean Navigator - Web Exclusives 2015http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2015/Washington-state-changes-boat-taxes/ …

The best apps for cruising part II: http://www.sailingtotem.com/2015/07/the-best-apps-for-cruising-part-ii.html …

Greece Ionian Peloponnese – Treacle Diesel - Solutions and Advice Welcomehttp://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Greece/country_view#1438872495723213 …

How, when and WHY to cross Biscay. YM speak to the experts: http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/sailing-skills/how-when-and-why-to-cross-biscay-31858 …

Planning to sail abroad? Do you need your ICC. Here is a great app to help.. http://goo.gl/UeAahQ

Caribbean Route from Miami - Advice please http://www.worldcruising.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=4260&lastpage=1 …

Pacific Crossing 2016 - best routing with El Nino? http://www.worldcruising.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=4267&lastpage=1 …

Great @yachtingworld article with top tips for water planning - http://www.yachtingworld.com/features/water-on-board-arc-survey-66549 …

Enjoy travel? Love sailing? Good with people? This could be your dream job! World ARC helpers wanted.http://bit.ly/1Jvgww8

See previous monthly report summaries here

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