February 2017: New information posted on noonsite
Published: 2017-03-09 00:00:00
There's also a selection of interesting tweets, security reports and worldwide cruising news.
Noonsite's Italian ports have been overhauled over the last few months and are now up to date and full of useful information for those planning on some Italian cruising this season. See Noonsite Italy. If you visit this year, do share any updates with us and send us your port/marina photos to add to the site.
Thank you to everyone who has found time to contribute to noonsite, and remember, it’s as simple as emailing the team on firstname.lastname@example.org with as little or as much feedback as you can send us. Further details at the end of this report on other ways to contribute to noonsite and send us your cruising reports.
As always, a very big thank you to all our readers who supported noonsite with a small donation last month and also to our new advertisers – all of you are helping to keep noonsite a valuable and free service for the cruising community.
A summary of all the new information posted on noonsite during February can be found below.
WORLDWIDE PORT UPDATES & COUNTRY CRUISING REPORTS
Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands
South East Asia & East Asia
South Indian Ocean
North Pacific Islands
South Pacific Islands
WORLDWIDE CRUISING NEWS
WORLDWIDE PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS/REPORTS
Information Partners with the Caribbean Safety & Security Net (CSSN)
OTHER NEW CRUISING-RELATED REPORTS & INFO.
NOONSITE TWEETS (and RETWEETS) YOU’LL WISH YOU HADN’T MISSED
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Retweet: World Cruising Club @ARCrally Feb 1
WhatsApp Onboard? Cost effective solutions for keeping crews connected from @mailasailhttps://www.worldcruising.com/featuresarticle.aspx?page=S636213827896951648&ArchiveID=4&CategoryID=186&ItemID=250655&src …
Retweet: Ocean Cruising Club @OCC_org Feb 4
Here's the kind of question climate scientists are trying to answer: how stable is the AMOC
Noonsite.com @NoonsiteEditor Mar 1
Excellent explanation of the workings of #weather forecasts. Wondering about the weather and how to get forecasts while you are cruising? Viki of Astrolabe Sailing has... http://fb.me/3pRhk5Oku
Retweet: Prof Sean Chamberlin @scxq28 Feb 27
Super cool website with whale illustrations accompanied by their sounds. https://www.afsc.noaa.gov/News/Gulf-of-Alaska-Cetacean-Sounds/index.html …
See previous monthly report summaries here
HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF NOONSITE.COM
Whilst noonsite continues to be a free resource with no log-in required to access the wealth of information, there are some ways you can get more involved with the site:
Register with noonsite: This is quick and simple to set-up. Being registered means you can contribute comments to all ports, countries and reports on noonsite. A simple way to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat or feedback any new port information you have encountered. Please remember that comments are moderated and may take up to a week to be approved if there is a backlog. Please keep comments short.
E-mail us with updates and reports: Those of you with more detailed updates for noonsite (i.e. more than just a paragraph which is suitable to post as a comment) can still pass these on to the noonsite team at email@example.com and they will be used for site updates and/or published as a noonsite report. Try to include as much information as you can about places visited, routes taken, contact details etc. and don’t forget to send us a photo or two as well. This e-mail can also be used for any questions you need answered too.
Follow us on Twitter: Now with close to 2000 followers (@NoonsiteEditor) is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates, new info. as it is added, news relevant to cruising sailors and any useful articles we want to share with our followers. A great way to get easy access to what’s going on in the cruising world.
Get involved with our Forums at http://www.worldcruising.com/forum/default.aspx where you will find 3 cruising forums; Weather & Routing, Convoys & Cruising in Company and the Cockpit Locker (for buying and selling 2nd hand boat equipment).
Noonsite has always been and continues to be a free resource for the cruising community. Whilst we also welcome advertisers whose contributions help towards the running of the site, a monthly bill that is covered by World Cruising Club, our running costs are a high overhead. In order to keep the site free and up-to-date, donations from cruisers who use the site on a regular basis will undoubtedly help us to do so.