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October 2013: New Information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Feb 05, 2014 10:57 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information posted on last month and outlined below. Thank you to all our users who got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections for the site, and welcome to our new users – we hope you’ll find time to contribute to the site this month.

Published: 2013-11-01 00:00:00

How can you be a part of noonsite?

Having introduced site registration in May, we now have well over 1500 users registered 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 great way to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat or feedback any new port information you have encountered.

Those of you with more detailed updates for noonsite can still pass these on to the noonsite team Try to include as much information as you can about places visited and routes taken, and don’t forget to send us a photo or two as well.

On Twitter we now have over 300 followers (@NoonsiteEditor) and this is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates, new info. as it is added and news relevant to cruising sailors.

We continue working on other developments, all designed to improve your user experience whilst on the site, which hopefully we can make happen soon.

See previous monthly report summaries here



Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility

Bahamas, Exumas: Sampson Cay Marina will not reopen

Cuba: New Up to date Cruising Guide Now Available

Curacao: New Immigration Rules

Eastern Caribbean Cruising: Clearance Procedures Simplified

South America

Brazil: Six Months Cruising Brazil

Venezuela: Cruising Los Roques 2013

North Indian Ocean

Egypt: The Low Down for Cruising in Egypt

Egypt & Sudan: Cruising Southern Egypt and Sudan

South Indian Ocean

Mauritius: Grand Baie, Port Louis and Rodrigues Updates

Mozambique: A Recent Visit to Mozambique Updated

South Indian Ocean: Navigational Warning for Mozambique Channel


Spain & Portugal: Marina Prices

Turkey: Blue Card scheme rolled out to all Turkish waters

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia: Northern Indonesia Yachting Contacts

Indonesia: Our first visit with The Sail Maluku Rally

Malaysia, Lumut: Update on Pangkor Marina

Philippines: Mindoro Island & Puerto Galera Passage Notes

Thailand, Phuket: Premier Boatyard is Multihull Friendly

South Pacific

Courtesy Flags for the South Pacific

Cook Islands: Palmerston Atoll - Planning and Arrival Tips

French Polynesia: Pet Regulations

Galapagos: The Islands, Fees and General Information Update

New Caledonia, Noumea: Bring your anchor

Niue: Difficulties Maintaining Moorings for Visiting Yachtsmen

Papua New Guinea: Cruisers will receive a warm welcome in Lae

Samoa: Apia Updates from Cruisers

Solomon Islands: Updates for Malaita, Isabel and Tetepare

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Channel Islands, Guernsey: Unexploded bomb discovered near St Peter Port harbour entrance

Iceland: Updated Information for cruisers

Spain & Portugal: Marina Prices


Indian Ocean: Two vessels attacked in four days indicates resurgence of Somali piracy

Somali pirates on trial for hijacking French yacht in 2009


Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility

Caribbean: Grenada, Prickly Bay, Calabash Beach: Daytime Burglary

Caribbean: St Vincent & the Grenadines, Bequia, Port Elizabeth: Boarding and attempted break-in

Caribbean: St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Union Island: Violent attack on cruising boat

Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily, Portopalo di Capo Passero: Dinghy stolen


AIS concern: Serious vulnerability to hacking

NOAA announces end of traditional paper nautical charts

Central America, Panama: Shelter Bay Marina Recruiting from the Cruising Community

Mediterranean, Spain: Matriculation tax exemption extended to all charter boats

Mediterranean South: North African migrant emergency means cruisers should be vigilant

Northern Europe: New scheme could see Belgians relax over red diesel

Northern Europe, UK: Half billion pound e-Borders scheme slammed

Northern Europe, UK: Missing Weymouth sailor's body found

Northern Europe, UK: Storm rescues for boat owners


Caribbean, BVIs, Tortola: Parham Town updates

Caribbean, BVIs, Tortola: Maya Cove, Hodges Creek Marina update

Caribbean, Grenada: Immigration updates

Caribbean, Haiti, Port Morgan (Ile a Vache): Recent visit

Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago: Update for Australian visitors to Tobago

Central America, Guatemala: Rio Dulce RAM Marina recommendation

Central America, Guatemala: Livingston clearance advice

Central America, Panama: Recommendation for refrigeration work

Central America, Panama: Cruising Report for Panama City

Central America, Panama: Comment on Agents

Mediterranean: Italy, Imperia: Port info.

Mediterranean: Italy, Naples: Recommendation for Sudcantieri marina

Mediterranean: Italy, Sicily, Palermo: Boatyard recommendation

Mediterranean: Morocco, Rabat: Marina updates

Mediterranean: Spain, Cartagena (Murcia): Updates for Yacht Port Cartagena

Mediterranean, Spain: Importing your boat into Europe

Mediterranean: Turkey, Gocek: Complaint about marine service company

North Atlantic, Canary Islands, Fuerteventura: Puerto Rosario anchoring advice

North Atlantic, Madeira: Recommendation for Marina Quinta do Lorde

SE Asia, Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu: Update to Tanjong Aru Marina

SE Asia, Malaysia, Miri (Sarawak): Docking and anchoring info.

SE Asia, Philippines, Port Carmen: Comments on boatyard options

South America, Colombia: New cruising guide

South America, Ecuador, Puerto Lucia: Boatyard information

West Africa, Senegal: Visa regulations have changed


Books & Charts

Cruisers’ AA

NOAA Print on Demand Charts


Pan Pacific Net needs Net Controllers

Cruising Information

Buying the ideal boat for you

Proof of Competency for European Countries Updated

Cruiser’s Websites

Jack & Jude: World Circumnavigation now Circumnavigating Australia


Ocean Cruising Club and SeaBC Announce Cooperative Effort to Record and Report Sea Bird Sightings

Global Yachting Services

Sevenstar Yacht Transport adds activities of Dockwise Yacht Transport


SE Asia, Indonesia: The Sail Maluku Rally


Mediterranean, Malta to Gibraltar: Concern that direct course is close to Algeria

Seattle to New Zealand: Follow-up after passage


Northern Europe, UK: Shipping Forecast may be affected by maintenance in 2014

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