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May 2013: New information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Feb 05, 2014 10:43 AM
Hopefully our regular viewers have noticed a few changes on noonsite this month. We are delighted that we are now connected to twitter, which means if you follow us (@NoonsiteEditor) you’ll get notified of all new information and news on the site as soon as it’s posted. Thanks to all our followers to date – 224 in just 4 weeks.

Published: 2014-02-05 10:43:55

We can also now include photographs in reports and news items, as well as on the site to illustrate port information. Please remember to include any good shots you might have when sending us feedback so we can build on our rapidly growing photo library and enhance the site information for those following in your wake.

Coming up next month is the ability to register on the site so you can share your cruising information with us and others in the community and make comments on reports and news items, countries and ports visited plus marine services used. We are very excited about other developments we have in the pipeline, all designed to improve your user experience whilst on the site.

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on noonsite.com.  Thank you to everyone who contributed last month and got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections.

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. Contact noonsite@noonsite.com. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here

NEW REPORTS POSTED LAST MONTH ON NOONSITE

Atlantic

French Yacht in Distress 500 miles west of the Azores and 1 other yacht missing - Updated

St. Martin to the Azores: SY Lady Domina still overdue/missing

Looking for SY Isabelita Betancor built 1948

Atlantic: Jimmy Cornell launches new transatlantic rally

Caribbean

Antigua & Barbuda: Clearing in at Barbuda no longer possible

British Islands, Tortola: ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay

Dominican Republic: Customs now a requirement at check-in

Dominican Republic: New Requirement for Visits of more than 90 days

Dominican Republic, North Coast: Simple Clearance at Ocean World Marina

Haiti: A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti

New Free Caribbean Directory of Marine Services and Vendors

Central and North America

Canada: Certificate of Competency Now Required by Every Boater

Honduras: Variable charges clearing in/out of Honduras

Mexico, Isla Mujeres: Clearing in without an agent

Mexico: Mazatlan Cruiser’s Guide

Mexico, Puerto Chiapas: Feedback from Cruisers

USA: NOAA offers free nautical chart mobile app

USA, New Jersey & New York: Superstorm Sandy debris clean-up update

South America

Atlantic South America: Dealing with the Authorities

Chile, Puerto Varas: Photographic Art Show "The Sea and Me"

Ecuador: Checking in and out

Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Yacht burgled while owners ashore

Northern Europe

UK: Brussels Rocks the Boat in UK Yacht Fuel Tax Dispute

Mediterranean

Heading to the Mediterranean this Summer?

Greece: How long can a non-EU boat stay in Greece?

Greece: More Greek Anchorages Turkey to Italy 2012

Italy, The Strait of Messina: Incident with the Coast Guard

Malta, Marsamxett Harbour: Msida & Ta'Xbiex Marina now accepting visitors

Spain, Balearics, Ibiza: A warm welcome at Club Nautic de San Antoni

Spain, Balearics, Minorca: Good experience at Marina Mahon

Spain & Portugal: Marina Prices – new additions

South East Asia & East Asia

Brunei: Cruising Notes 2013

Cruising the Gulf of Thailand: How Customs Rules can vary

Indonesia: Bali's Galungan/Kuningan Ceremonies

Japan: Sail into the heart of Japan with a new yacht rally

Malaysia, Johor Bahru: Recommendation for Dalac Marine Boatyard

Malaysia: Dealing with the death of a loved one whilst cruising

Malaysia, Sabah: Passage Notes - Updated

Philippines to Indonesia: Yacht rally 2013 from Davao to Derawan - Update

Philippines: Clearing in at Subic Bay

Philippines: New Requirement when Flying Back into the Country

Thailand: Koh Samui Update

Thailand, Phuket: Recommendation for Premier Boatyard and skilled worker

Thailand, Phuket: Check-in Update

Thailand: Worrying incidents regarding the actions of Thai fishing boats against yachts

Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Overland trucking to avoid the Red Sea

Cochin (India) to the Maldives

Maldives: Customs and the Elusive Agent

Mauritius, Cargados Carajos Shoals: Report of a Visit to the Islands

Yacht Search: Call out for overdue sailor in the Indian Ocean

Is the Indian Ocean safe for yachts?

South Pacific

Australia, Queensland, Bundaberg: Great Offers as a Port of Entry

Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Avatiu Harbour: Work now complete and visiting yachts welcome

Fiji, Lau Group: Temporary trial clearance facility in Vanuabalavu

French Polynesia: Permitted stay for visiting yachts increased to 18 months

New Zealand, Auckland: An Update on Zodiac Liferaft Servicing here

South Pacific, New Zealand: Russell Radio Discontinues SSB Service

OceansWatch: First yacht to leave for 2013 Expedition - you can still help

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

Pacific - List of Radio Nets

North Pacific

Northern Marianas, Saipan: Update on Smiling Cove Marina

 

COMMUNICATIONS

South Pacific, New Zealand: Russell Radio Discontinues SSB Service

Pacific - List of Radio Nets

South African Radio Nets - Updated

CRUISER’S WEBSITES

SY Sunstone: 16 years and 125,000 miles of cruising worldwide

Sailboat & RV: Cruising Pacific Mexico for 3 years

SY Totem: Kids and Cruising

The Sailing Podcast: Great interviews with a variety of cruisers

ENVIRONMENT

June 8th is World Oceans Day: Create or Join an event near you

OceansWatch: First yacht to leave for 2013 Expedition - you can still help

EQUIPMENT

Adams Carina 44: Problems with the centreboard

GLOBAL YACHTING SERVICES

Overland trucking to avoid the Red Sea

NOONSITE

Great New Service for noonsite users: Get notified of cruising news, reports and country updates as they are posted

PIRACY

Overland trucking to avoid the Red Sea

Is the Indian Ocean safe for yachts?

The definitive guidebook to maritime anti-piracy just released

RALLIES, REGATTAS, EVENTS

ARC: New Prizes to Reinforce the Fun of Taking Part

ARC Portugal: A sunny start for the fleet's sail south

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Announces Second Start Date and Stopover in Cape Verdes for 2013 rally

New Cape Verdes Route Proves Popular with ARC Sailors

Atlantic: Jimmy Cornell launches new transatlantic rally

British Islands, Tortola: ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay

Japan: Sail into the heart of Japan with a new yacht rally

Philippines to Indonesia: Yacht rally 2013 from Davao to Derawan - Update

REGIONAL AGREEMENTS

Schengen Countries: Non-EU Visitors Exceeding their 90 day Limit

SAFETY & MEDICAL

British Sailor Missing in Pacific - Updated

Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

Shorething: The RLNI's Website for kids

RYA reminds of the need to wear kill cords

SECURITY INCIDENTS REPORTED

Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Yacht burgled while owners ashore

Thailand: Worrying incidents regarding the actions of Thai fishing boats against yachts

WEATHER

Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers

Weather-watcher Satellite Fails Just Before Hurricane Season

NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

YACHT SEARCH

French Yacht in Distress 500 miles west of the Azores and 1 other yacht missing - Updated

St. Martin to the Azores: SY Lady Domina still overdue/missing

Atlantic: Looking for SY Isabelita Betancor built 1948

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