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June 2015: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Jul 06, 2015 01:34 PM
With the summer cruising season in full swing it was a quieter month in June, however, 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: 2015-06-30 23:00:00

Also, many thanks to our new advertisers whose contribution help keep noonsite free for users.

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

COUNTRY REPORTS FROM CRUISERS POSTED JUNE 2015

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

Caribbean

Caribbean: Massive quantities of Pelagic Sargassum (brown seaweed)

Cuba: Cienfuegos Cruising Report

Cuba: Clearing into Eastern Cuba at Puerto de Vita

Central America

Sailing Panama to the British Virgin Islands - some hints

Mediterranean

Are you cruising in the Med this Summer?

North Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Our Maldives Experience: Uligan, Male and Gan

South Indian Ocean

Chagos: Paradise Found

South East Asia & East Asia

Malaysia, Johor Bahru: A stay at Puteri Harbour Marina

South Pacific

Fiji: Clearing in at Port Denarau

Samoa, Apia: Show me the Tala!

Samoa: Clearing in and out at Apia

Vanuatu: Still healing but ready for cruising boats

South Pacific Cyclone Season in the tropics: Calculated risks

North Pacific

Kiribati, Kiritimati Island (the island time forgot!)

COUNTRY NEWS

Cambodia: Clearance changes including increased costs

EU: Schengen Area Cruiser’s Survey Needs Your Input

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis Deepens

Mexico West Coast: Category 4 Blanca Moves North

Mexico: Hurricane Carlos Stays Offshore While Moving up Mexico Coast

Turkey: Extending your Stay – New Improved online system

UK: RYA urges local marinas to lobby Belgian Government on tolerance for visiting British yachts

UK, Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon gets green light on planning

PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS/REPORTS

Caribbean, Grenada, St. George's, Outside Lagoon: Locked boat burgled while crew ashore

Caribbean, Haiti, Grand Goave, Petit Paradis: Night time robbery and violent attack

Mediterranean, Turkey, Datca, Kuyulubuku: Burgled at anchor

South Pacific, French Polynesia, Raiatea, Uturoa: Yacht burglaries on the public dock

South Pacific, Samoa: A Sinister Event off the Samoan Coast

SEARCH & RESCUE NEWS

SPOUSE OVERBOARD: Cruising Legend Pete Hill Loses Wife Carly Off Coast of South Africa

The Tragic Loss of Carly Hill – by Pete Hill

A SELECTION OF COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Albania: A visit to Vlore

BVIs: Tips on basing a foreign boat here

Cuba: Update on fees in Cienfuegos

Finland: Clearing Out

French Guiana: Wonderful St Laurent du Mar

French Polynesia:  Three boats boarded in Uturoa

Greece: Getting a berth in Rhodes

Greece: Berthing in Corfu Town

Greece: Skopelos update

Haiti: Update for Ile a Vache (Port Morgan)

Indonesia: Securing a visa in Timor Leste

Italy: Leaving your boat in Brindisi

Italy: Useful update for Salerno

Japan: Ports of Clearance

Japana: Nagasaki and Dejima were highlights of our time in Japan

Malaysia: Clearance for Johor Straits

Malaysia, Port Dickson: Beware fuel operation at Admiral Marina

Martinique: Fort de France Dinghy Issue

Montenegro: Warning about Clearance

Panama: Filling water in the San Blas

Spain: Boatyards in La Linea

Spain: A winter in Almerimar

Spain: La Herradura update for Marina Del Este

Spain, Cartagena: Improved facilities for yachts

Spain, Minorca: Anchoring in Mahon

Thailand: Clearance at Koh Lipe High Season only

Turkey: Cruising update for Datca

Uruguay: Recommendation for Puerto Sauce

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Books / Cruising Guides

Western Ireland: Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way

Ocean Drifters - A secret world beneath the waves

Cruising Information

European Union: Reminder of the Effect of the Schengen Regulations

Cruisers’ Websites

Pacific Cruising from California

Kids and Cruising

Flying Pancakes

Rallies

World Cruising Rallies Converge on Marina de Lagos in Portugal

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas

Algarve Arrivals at Marina de Lagos for World Cruising Club Rallies

Useful Websites

Voyaging with Kids

Caribbean Cruisers' Facebook pages

Yacht Search

South Pacific or America: Looking for a yacht my father built

See previous monthly report summaries here

How to get more out of noonsite

Whilst noonsite continues to be a free resource with no log-in required, 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 few days 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 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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