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November – New Items on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Dec 03, 2009 06:08 PM

Published: 2009-12-03 18:08:57

During November noonsite has had some excellent feedback from cruisers, we hope you enjoy reading the reports that have been posted.

Please do not hesitate to send us your news, reports and updates, from wherever in the world you are cruising (noonsite@noonsite.com). All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite Team.

Thank you to all contributors who helped compile the following reports for noonsite in November.

Asia
East Timor (Timor Leste) is a Must
Indonesia: Robbery at Gilli Islands nr. Lombok
Malaysian Marinas in Troubled Waters
SE Asia: New SSB Net
South China Sea: Armed Pirates Active
Thailand: Kings Cup News 2009
Thailand, Phuket: More than satisfied with Ratanachai Slip Way

Atlantic
Canary Islands: Oil Spill in Las Palmas Harbour
Madeira: The Cost of Anchoring
Rudder loss on ARC Racing Yacht

Caribbean
Bequia: Dinghy Stolen and not so friendly
Dominica: Roseau Robbery
Dominican Republic: Current Entry Procedures
Dominican Republic Luperon: Cruisers Report on Current Check-in Info
Grenada: Prickly Bay Port of Entry Once Again
Grenada Sailing Festival
St. Lucia, Marigot Bay: Cruisers Robbed in Street
St. Vincent, Chateaubelair: Assault and Robbery

Europe
European Union Recreational Craft Directive (RCD)
Proof of Competency for European Countries
Questions on Importing a Non-VAT Paid Boat into the EU

Indian
India, Kochi: French yacht Adriano seized
N. Indian Ocean: New SSB Net

Mediterranean
Greece, Corinth Marina: Potential Theft
Greece, Evia Channel: Khalkis Bridge
Greece, Santorini & Milos: Cruiser's Comments
Israel: Wintering in Ashkelon
Morocco, Rabat Marina: Watch the Swell
Turkey: New Rules for Cruising Yachts in the Gocek-Dalaman Area
Turkey: Wi-Fi in Netsel Marina Update

North & Central America
Nicaragua: Pirates attack off the Nicaraguan Banks
Pacific Panama: Discover Golfo de Montijo

Pacific
Australia: Special exclusion zones Sydney Harbour, Boxing Day and New Years Eve
Austalia: Updates to Arrival Notification
Australia, Whitsundays: Port of Airlie formation complete
Galapagos: A Reminder of Entry Regulations Updated
Kiribati: Cruising and Yachting Guide
New Zealand: NEW DVD Reach for the Sea
New Zealand: Swiss solo sailor successfully rescued after whale strike
Pacific Islands: Floating Doctors Set Sail

Red Sea
Passage from Indian Ocean via Red Sea to Europe Extremely Unsafe
Red Sea: New SSB Net
Suez Canal Yacht Clubs: Increased Prices

South America
Brazil: Itaparica / Salvador
Brazil: Shipping Spares
Colombia. Cartagena: Fees and Info. Update
Latin America: Floating Doctors Set Sail
Venezuela: Suspicious Incident

BOOK REVIEWS
NEW DVD - Reach for the Sea (New Zealand)
Sailing in Paradise, Yacht Charters Around the World
The International Certificate of Competence

COUNTRY UPDATES / CLEARANCE
Austalia: Updates to Arrival Notification
Caribbean, Dominican Republic: Current Entry Procedures
Caribbean, Dominican Republic Luperon: Cruisers Report on Current Check-in Info
Caribbean, Grenada: Prickly Bay Port of Entry Once Again
Colombia. Cartagena: Fees and Info. Update
Galapagos: A Reminder of Entry Regulations Updated

The following countries have been completely updated in November: Albania, Brazil, East Timor, Montenegro and Suriname.

The following countries' formalities have been completely checked and updated if necessary in November: El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Sweden, Taiwan and Thailand.

ENVIRONMENT
Turkey: New Rules for Cruising Yachts in the Gocek-Dalaman Area

GENERAL CRUISING INFORMATION
New SSB net for SE Asia, N.Indian Ocean & Red Sea

RALLIES
ARC: A truly international ARC fleet gear up for departure later this month
ARC: Countdown to the Start
ARC: Light Winds for Start of ARC 2009
ARC: Rudder loss on ARC Racing Yacht
Around Australia Race and Rally 2011: 200+ yachts to take part
Caribbean 1500 Rally attracts an international fleet

SAFETY and SECURITY ARTICLES
Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Coast of Somalia
Caribbean, Bequia: Dinghy Stolen and not so friendly
Caribbean, Dominica: Roseau Robbery
Caribbean, St. Lucia, Marigot Bay: Cruisers Robbed in Street
Caribbean, St. Vincent, Chateaubelair: Assault and Robbery
Greece, Corinth Marina: Potential Theft
Indonesia: Robbery at Gilli Islands nr. Lombok
Nicaragua: Pirates attack off the Nicaraguan Banks
Passage from Indian Ocean via Red Sea to Europe Extremely Unsafe
Update on British Couple Kidnapped by Pirates in Somalia
Friends of Paul & Rachel Chandler
British Kidnap Couple Make Video Plea
South China Sea: Armed Pirates Active
Venezuela: Suspicious Incident

WEATHER
Ida Reaches Hurricane Force Near Nicaragua

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