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June 2014: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:23 PM
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.

Published: 2014-07-02 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)

Mediterranean

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

Italy, Sicily, Licata: Cruisers comment on Marina di Cala del Sole

South of France, Gruissan: Winter Storage at Nautiland

Spain, Barcelona, Badalona: Cruisers report on winter storage and berthing

Spain, Balearics: An update on anchoring

Spain, Cruising Cataluña: France to Barcelona

Spain & Portugal - Marina Prices

Turkey, Aegean Sea: Don't clear at Eskifoca

Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean: Cruising Updates, in particular SailClear

Cuba: Cruising Guides to Cuba - A Comparison

Cuba: Marina Trinidad, Casilda – update April 2014

Central & North America

USA: Entry into the United States on a British registered vessel

Atlantic to Great Lakes - Choosing your Great Loop route

Panama: Useful contact for cruisers

Panama, Shelter Bay Marina: Feedback from Cruisers & Marina Info.

South America

Sailing Advisory North West Coast of Caribbean Colombia

Colombia, Cartagena de Indias: Leaving a boat for a long period of time

Ecuador, Puerto Lucia: Cruisers’ Impressions

Enjoying Guyana

South Indian Ocean

Mauritius, Rodrigues: A Welcome Stopover

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia: Western Sumatra Anchoring Information

Philippines, Palawan: Good Engine Overhaul in Puerto Princesa

Philippines, Subic Bay: Cruisers' Views

Taiwan 2014: XingDa and Anping Harbours

Thailand: New Boat Visa Rules - Applying for an extension in Phuket

South Pacific

Sailing Advisory Galapagos to Marquesas

Sailing Advisory Panama to Galapagos

Vanuatu: Customs standardize operating procedures for small craft controls - with additional notes

COUNTRY NEWS

Bahamas, San Salvador: Bahamas National Trust seeks to establish a National Park system

Croatia: Sailors flee Croatia as EU fees imposed

Greek Cruising: Check your Insurance

Thailand, Phuket: Sunken pillar at Chalong Marina poses threat to boats

Vanuatu: Events list updated for 2014

PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS

South of France, Cote d'Azure, Rade d'Agay: Night boarding & theft - June 2014

RESCUE/ACCIDENT NEWS

Indian Ocean, Seychelles, crew rescued from sinking yacht: Read the full story from the crew themselves

OTHER NEWS

NOAA Predicts Near-Normal or Below-Normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

El Nino on the way

Life on the Hook: Hunting for Larger than Life Characters

Another TV Network looking for cruisers: this time first time expectant parents

A SELECTION OF NEW COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Atlantic Islands, Azores, Graciosa: Visit to Vila da Praia

Atlantic Islands, Azores, Sao Jorge: Different views on Vila das Velas

Atlantic Islands, Azores, Terceira: Visit to Praia da Vitoria

Caribbean East: Updates on the SailClear system

Caribbean, Curacao: Immigration rules

Caribbean, Guadeloupe: Bridge at Pointe-a-Pitre closed

Caribbean, Martinique: Thoughts on Marin

Caribbean, St. Kitts & Nevis: Clearance and Costs

Caribbean, St. Lucia: Recommendation for marine engineer

Central America, Costa Rica: Visit to Golfito

Central America, Costa Rica: Visit to Puntarenas

Central America, Panama: Report on Liferaft Service

India: Andamans Information

Mediterranean, France: Port updates and prices

Mediterranean: Thoughts on Gibraltar

Mediterranean, Greece: Comments on new port police procedures

Mediterranean, Greece: Corinth Canal Eastern Entrance

Mediterranean, Greece, Crete: Hania local info.

Mediterranean, Greece: Samos updates

Mediterranean, Greece: Cruisers report on charges this year

Mediterranean, Montenegro: LPG refills near Tivat

Mediterranean, Spain: Low winter rates at Almerimar

Mediterranean, Spain: Emergency stop at Torrevieja

Mediterranean, Spain, Balearics, Mallorca: No anchoring in Porto Colom

Mediterranean, Turkey: Good updates for Cesme

Mediterranean, Turkey: More updates for Kusadasi

Mexico: Updates for Puerto Chiapas

Pacific, Galapagos: Overcharged and Threatened in San Cristobal

South Africa: Recommendation for Knysna

South America, Brazil: Recommendation for Ilha de Itaparica

South America, Ecuador: Recommendation for Bahia de Caraquez

South America, Peru: What to expect

SE Asia, Malaysia, Johor Bahru: Danga Bay Marina now closed

SE Asia, Philippines: German couple abducted from yacht – more information

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Books & Cruising Guides

First book on High Latitude Sailing released

New Publications for Cold Water Cruising

Arctic and Northern Waters (RCCPF)

Canada, British Columbia: Salish Sea Pilot's new free guide to Desolation Sound

UK: Visit My Harbour Website

Cruising Information

The Cost of Cruising

Cruisers Websites

Circumnavigating Eastwards since 2007

10-Year Circumnavigation Aboard Halekai Completed (2004 - 2014)

Environment

The Ocean Clean Up

Equipment

LED Stripe for the cockpit

Rallies

20th Edition of ARC Portugal Sets Sail

USA: Inaugural ARC DelMarVa Rally Wraps up Back in Annapolis

ARC 2014: Exceptional interest for the world's most popular rally

Yacht Search

NW Spain, Bouzas: Boat Stolen

See previous monthly report summaries here

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