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March 2013: New information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Feb 05, 2014 10:38 AM
We received some good reports and updates from cruisers who use the site last month, many of whom were first-timers keen to give something back to this free resource. Remember, all you need to do to contribute to noonsite is send the cruising info. you wish to pass on to those following in your wake to

Published: 2013-03-31 23:00:00

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on  Thank you to everyone who got in touch last month.

This website relies on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome port updates and cruising reports, we also welcome emails stating that the info. you found on noonsite was 100% accurate. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here



Antigua, Jolly Harbour Marina: Maintenance Work on Approach Channel

BVIs, Virgin Gorda: Gun Creek Port of Entry Updates

Dominican Republic, La Caleta Marine Park (nr Boca Chica): Environmental Protection Department Ban Anchoring

Haiti, Ile a Vache: The Flora Flotilla leads the way for more secure yachting facilities in Haiti

Haiti: Committee formed to develop circuit of safe cruising stops

Haiti, Ile a Vache: Free Cruising Guides establishes education fund

Haiti, Ile a Vache: Fees Advisory

Saint Lucia, Soufriere: Mooring Fees

Central and North America

Costa Rica, Golfito: Clearing-in and Theft

Costa Rica, Gulf of Dulce, Cabo Matapalo: Harassed by Fishing Boat

Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Channel Entrance Sea Buoy Missing

Panama, Balboa: Comments and Tips from Cruisers

Panama, Panama City: A Warning if you need your liferaft serviced

Panama, Shelter Bay Marina: Feedback from Cruisers

Panama, Shelter Bay Marina: Boatyard Manager Vacancy

Panama, Transiting the Panama Canal: Cruisers Report

USA: BoatUS joins Waterway Guide in Superstorm Sandy update effort

South America

French Guiana: A short stay February 2013

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Ghost Ship Adrift in North Atlantic

Canary Islands, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: New Marina Boatyard


Greece: Difficulties Encountered by Yachts with a Non-EU Port of Registry

Malta: Anchorages, Marinas and Boatyards

Malta to Turkey via Greece: Anchorages 2011

Tunisia (East): Hauling Out in Monastir

Turkey, Finike: Wintering Here

South East Asia & East Asia

East Malaysia, Borneo: Sandakan and Kudat - Theft from Yachts

Malaysia, Sabah: Three Weeks of Violence on Borneo Island - Updated

Thailand, Satun, Chebilang: Phithak Shipyard and Services (PSS)

Thailand, Phuket, Chalong Bay: Warning about Unsafe Mooring Buoys

Thailand, Satun, Chebilang: Phithak Shipyard and Services (PSS)

North Indian Ocean

Oman, Port Salalah: Updates

South Pacific

Pacific Planning Advice

Australia, Queensland: An Update on Marina Flood Damage

French Polynesia, Tahiti & Moorea: Outbreak of Dengue Fever

French Polynesia: Hefty Fines if a Yacht and Crew Overstay Permitted Time

Galapagos Islands: Notes on a visit early 2013

New Caledonia: Great Lagoon Regatta

Papua New Guinea: Family Cruising

Papua New Guinea, Ninigo Atoll: Report of Three Visits

Solomon Islands: OceansWatch training pays off for sustainability

North Pacific

FSM, Lamotrek: Interesting Information about the Island

FSM, Chuuk: An Explanation of the high charges

Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu: Magic Island Petroleum Closing Business



Costa Rica, Golfito: Outboard Theft

Costa Rica, Gulf of Dulce, Cabo Matapalo: Harassed by Fishing Boat

East Malaysia, Borneo: Sandakan and Kudat - Theft from Yachts

Venezuela, Orinoco Delta: Update on Armed Robbery June 2012


Pacific - List of Radio Nets - Updated


The Power of the noonsite Messageboard


Pacific Planning Advice


Rescued at sea for the second time in four months


Australia, Bundaberg: 2013 Port2Port Yacht Rally Cancelled

Platinum Sponsors

Over 200 boats and 1200 people take part in the ARC every year
2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia
A rally for everyone; families, racers, couples, big boats and modest boats
Two weeks of pre-departure activities in Las Palmas
Welcomed in Saint Lucia with a rum punch and a chilled beer
Fantastic achievement - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat