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September 2013: New information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Feb 05, 2014 10:52 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information posted on noonsite.com 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: 2013-09-30 23:00:00

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 atnoonsite@noonsite.com. 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

NEW COUNTRY INFORMATION

Atlantic

Canary Islands, Lanzarote: Useful Anchorages

Caribbean

Bahamas: A Guide to Cruising the Bahamas

Bahamas: The Great Book of Anchorages - Bahamas Edition

Cuba: New Up to date Cruising Guide Now Available

Cuba: Trying to go ashore when there's no marina

Tobago: Navigational Notice for Yachts

Central and North America

Panama: Clearing into Panama, Cruisers continue to report on their experiences

Panama: Panama City Anchorages

South America

Colombia, Caribbean Coast, nr Barranquilla: New Marina at Puerto Velero

Suriname: Latest Updates

North Indian Ocean

India, Cochin: Cruisers' Updates

South Indian Ocean

Madagascar, Antsiranana: Warning to Other Yachts Regarding Required Permits

Mayotte: Additional berthing options

Mozambique: A Recent Visit

Mediterranean

Italy, Ionian Coast, Le Castella: A useful haven in bad weather

Italy, Sicily, Aeolian Islands: Anchoring at Lipari

Italy, The Strait of Messina: Cruisers Report

Italy, Venice: How to see the canals of Venice by dinghy

South East Asia & East Asia

Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Danga Bay Marina: Comments from Cruisers

Philippines, Subic Bay: Cruisers' Views

Malaysia: East Malaysia Anchorages

Philippines: Cruising the Palawan & Calamian Islands August 2013

North Pacific

Federated States of Micronesia, Christmas in Pohnpei: GAM at Mangrove Bay Marina in Sokehs Harbor

South Pacific

Cook Islands, Palmerston Atoll: Planning and Arrival Tips

Fiji to Marshalls Passage Planning

French Polynesia: Pet Regulations

French Polynesia: Shipping in goods to Tahiti

New Zealand: Link to Courtesy Flags and Flag Etiquette information

 

NEW SECURITY REPORTS

Panama, Isla Grande: Night boarding while owners on board

Tobago, Bloody Bay: Armed boarding, assault and robbery

Venezuela, Isla Margarita: Dutch sailor killed whilst resisting robbery on board

 

NEWS

Australia, Queensland: Bundaberg Regional Council invest in international visiting yachts

Solomon Islands: OceansWatch volunteer opportunity

South Africa: Yacht owners who have paid Customs fines can claim a full refund

Southern Indian Ocean: Missing sailor Eddie Anker now presumed lost

South Pacific, Niue: Locals and crew devastated by the wreck of yacht Blue Marble

Tasman Sea: Searchers for yacht Nina find a new satellite image

Turkey, Datca: British sailors rescued after yacht shipwrecked on cliff face

UK/France: Appeal for witnesses of missing Weymouth sailor

 

NEW COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Albania: Clearance

FSM: Chuuk Lagoon

French Polynesia: Huahine

Germany: Helgoland

Germany: Kiel Canal

Germany: Seegats

Greece: Gaios

Greece: Preveza

Italy: Imperia

Italy, Sicily: Siracusa

Canaries, Lanzarote: Marine Rubicon

Panama: Agent Recommendation

Samoa: Clearance

Spain: Almeria

Spain: Fuengirola

Thailand: Satun

Turkey: Blue Card Update

 

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Communications

Pacific List of Radio Nets Updated

Cruising Information

How to buy a used yacht

Ten ways to save money on boat insurance

Seasonal Cruising Yacht Movements

Cruiser’s Websites

Yacht Billabong First Year in the Caribbean

Yacht Halekai Sailing the World

Yacht Suwena sailing on the Baltic Sea and in Northern Europe

Equipment

North Sails: How their new sailcloth Radian can work for cruisers

Environment

Globalizing Scientific Study of Ocean Health: The Catlin Seaview Survey

Routing

Cruising Notes from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Trinidad, West Indies

Fiji to Marshalls Passage Planning

Useful Websites

marinetraffic.com - free worldwide AIS data

Weather

Hurricane Season 2013

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