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July 2014: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Sep 07, 2016 07:00 AM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource for worldwide cruising boats.

Published: 2014-08-03 23:00:00

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All the latest information posted on noonsite.com last month is outlined below.

COUNTRY REPORTS FROM CRUISERS POSTED LAST MONTH

(See Piracy/Security Reports & News from last month further down)

Northern Europe

Estonia, Baltic Sea: Sail Estonia - a VERY new idea

Mediterranean

France: Cruising Notes for Mediterranean France 2011-2013

Greece, Ionian, Port Vathy, Ithaca: Updates from Cruisers

Italy: Italian Riviera & Elba Port updates for 2011-2013

Spain: Cruising Cataluña from France to Barcelona

Turkey, Kusadasi: Experiences when Over-Wintering

South America

Ecuador: Puerto Lucia - Cruisers' Impressions

Guyana: Enjoying Guyana

South Indian Ocean

Madagascar: Information on Baly Bay

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia, Batam Island: Temporary Import Permit (PIB) now required to check in at Nongsa Point Marina

Indonesia: Clearing in at Kupang

Indonesia: Sail Raja Ampat 2014 - the little rally to the World’s last paradise

Japan: Getting a phone

Japan, Miyakojima: Our experience of Super Typhoon Neoguri

Taiwan Report: XingDa and Anping Harbours

South Pacific

Australia: Cruisers Report on Clearing into Australia

French Polynesia: Perfect Anchorage - Motu Murimahora, Huahine

New Zealand, North Island: Six months in Whangarei

Vanuatu Cruising: Discover What Matters

COUNTRY NEWS

Caribbean: Online Caribbean Clearance with update from eSeaClear Inc.

Caribbean, Haiti : Updated, expanded Cruising Guide from Free Cruising Guides

Caribbean, ABC Islands: Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba/Curacao

Central America, Nicaragua: Nicaragua Congress approves ocean-to-ocean canal plan

E Asia, Japan: Japan prepares for Super Typhoon Neoguri

SE Asia, Malaysia, Johor Bahru: Danga Bay Marina closing permanently

SE Asia, Thailand, Phuket: One-stop yacht shop opens without a hitch

South America, Venezuela: Port closure short lived

South Pacific, New Zealand: Violent Winter Storm pummels Northern New Zealand damaging and sinking 30 yachts

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Vanuatu Customs standardize operating procedures for small craft controls - further clarification from Customs

South Pacific, Vanuatu: The Lakona Bay Kastom Festival - 23 & 24 August 2014

USA: Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

USA, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale: Plans to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)

PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS

Maritime Security Incidents for the first half of 2014

Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) Announces NEW Safety and Security Alerts

Mediterranean, Turkey, Gocek Bay: Theft at anchor near Skopea Marina - June 2014

SE Asia, Thailand, Phang Nga, Koh Hong Group: Burgled whilst ashore – report expanded

South Pacific, Fiji, Suva: Same yacht, two robberies within a week of each other - June 2014

South Pacific, French Polynesia, Bora Bora: Deck equipment stolen - July 2014

RESCUE/ACCIDENT NEWS

Fiji to New Zealand: J/111 Django abandoned due to rudder stock failure

U.K.: Update on Search for British yachtsman missing for a week

OTHER NEWS

Sail-World Cruising: Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell

A SELECTION OF NEW COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Albania, Vlore: Local advice and updates

American Samoa: Visa advice

Argentina, Mar del Plata: Dredging of Port Access

Belize, Belize City: Review of Cucumber Beach Marina

Brazil, Salvador: Maragojipe security update

Cayman Islands: Top tips

Chile, Arica: Clearance, docking and facilities update

Colombia: Cruising Guides & Contractor recommendation

Colombia, Santa Marta: Water supply

Ecuador, Puerto Amistad: Recommendation

Europe: Dealing with Schengen

Germany: Question about wintering near Kiel

Germany: Kiel Canal Fees

Germany, Greifswald: Recommendation for winter storage

Greece: Fees for the Corinth Canal

Greece, Ionian, Ithaca: Port Vathy Update

Israel, Herzliya: Marina and town Update

Malaysia, Kudat: Jellyfish and crocodile warning

Maldives: Advice about agents

Malta, Marsamxett Harbour: Latest info.

Mauritius, Port Louis: Updates from a recent visit

Mexico: Using Navionics

New Zealand: Advice on ICOM Radio Repairs

Panama, Balboa: Bad Service from Gente De Mar

Samoa, Apia: Marina closure

South Africa, Cape Town: Customs detention – advice sought

Spain, Mallorca: Recommendation for Porto Colom

Tunisia, Monastir: Thoughts following a visit in July

Turkey: Residence Permit – what is your experience?

USA, Florida, St. Augustine: Review for Rivers Edge Marina

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Books & Cruising Guides

Imray Nautical App: Currently Isles of Scilly and Greek Ionian Islands available.

Communications

Cruiseheimers Net: Eastern U.S. and Canada, The Bahamas, and northern Caribbean

Cruising Information

MyTide App: Easy to use and free

Boat Pests

The Cost of Cruising

Cruisers Websites

Circumnavigation in an Ovni

Arctic Cruising through a 15 years old's eyes

Sailing to Alaska

Other Interesting Websites

Yoti Blue Water: Focused entirely on the listing, marketing and selling of ocean proven blue water cruising yachts.

Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency: Worldwide Sailing Directions Enroute including detailed coastal and port approach information.

PassageMaker Magazine

Good Old Boat

Equipment

Cruising Equipment - What's your most valuable list?

Cooking with a solar oven aboard

Choosing a Wind Generator

Liferaft: Selecting and Servicing

Global Yachting Services

Shipping Your Boat - a Guide for transportation

Rallies

ARC Baltic: First edition of World Cruising Club's new rally sets sail to discover Europe's "east sea"

Australia, Mackay: World ARC 2014-15 reaches half-way point

See previous monthly report summaries here

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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 noonsite@noonsite.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.

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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).

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