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By Sue Richards — last modified Jan 15, 2013 02:06 PM
Summer 2011 in Western France by Nick Ellis by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 13, 2012 01:53 PM
Nick Ellis and his wife Judith sailed there Bavaria '39 "Onaway" down the west coast of France as far as La Rochelle. This comprehensive report covers planning, ports, pilotage, facilities ashore and contains a great many useful photographs.
Philippines, Port Carmen: Boat Building & Repair Yards by Sue Woods — last modified Dec 17, 2012 08:46 PM
MV Solita's Cruising Notes - December 2012.
Palau_Malakal Harbour_ariel photo by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 05, 2012 01:33 PM
Ariel photo of harbour courtesy of Palau yacht club
Port Resolution Brochure 2012 by Administrator — last modified Oct 09, 2012 01:02 PM
Philippines, Visayan Islands: Cruising Notes by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 15, 2013 02:20 PM
Sue Woods of MV Solita compiled this information following a visit to the Visayan Islands in 2012. It also includes information from locals and other cruising folk who have also visited the area and were happy to share their information.
Summer 2012 in NW Spain and N Portugal by Nick Ellis by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 28, 2013 04:00 PM
Nick Ellis and his wife Judith sailed there Bavaria '39 "Onaway" from the west coast of France to Lisbon. This comprehensive report covers planning, ports, pilotage, facilities ashore and contains a great many useful photographs.
Somali Piracy Warning for Yachts - January 2013 by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 04, 2013 03:02 PM
Warning Issued by NAVFOR
Fiji, Rotuma: Cruising Notes November 2012 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 04, 2013 01:12 PM
Stephen & Selena Steddy of SV Westward II from Australia cruised Rotuma from October 2011 to November 2012.
Indonesia, Sulawesi : Anchorages by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 15, 2013 03:06 PM
New Zealand_Far North Radio Membership Form by Sue Richards — last modified May 08, 2013 11:23 AM
Malaysia_Sabah Cruising Notes by Sue Richards — last modified May 22, 2013 01:51 PM
Put together by Sue Woods of MV Solita and updated May 2013.
Brunei Cruising Notes 2013 by Sue Richards — last modified May 22, 2013 02:04 PM
Put together by Sue Woods of MV Solita and updated May 2013.
Pacific Cyclone Season_SV Streetcar by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 04, 2013 01:13 PM
An article about spending cyclone season in Tuvalu, Kiribati & the Marshall Islands from Fiji.
Italy_Reggio Calabria_Order 35 by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 29, 2013 10:34 AM
There are two orders published by the Reggio de Calabria that cover the issue of anchoring near bathing areas. This pdf is a translation of just Article 2 from Order 35 (which deals with anchoring in bathing zones),
Italy_Reggio Calabria_Order 29 by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 29, 2013 10:36 AM
There are two orders published by the Reggio de Calabria that cover the issue of anchoring in bathing zones, Order 29 & Order 35. This is a pdf of the whole translation of Order 29. Article 2 from Order 35 deals specifically with anchoring distances permitted.
Philippines: Cruising the Palawan & Calamian Islands August 2013 by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 05, 2013 12:41 PM
Cruising Notes by Sue and John Woods of MV Solita.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Bahia de Arrecife by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:34 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Isla de Alegranza by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:35 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Isla de Lobos by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:35 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Playas de Papagayo by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:36 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Guacimeta by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:37 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Isla de La Graciosa by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:37 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote Anchorages: Playa Quemada by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 12:38 PM
A guide to local anchorages around Lanzarote.
Lanzarote: Permission to Anchor at Alegranza & La Graciosa Anchorages by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 10, 2013 01:08 PM
Authorisation should be requested for Alegranza and La Graciosa anchorages in the Marina Reserve of Chinijo Archipelago.
Fiji to Marshalls Passage Planning by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 11, 2013 02:45 PM
Useful notes and considerations by SV Streetcar.
Malaysia_East Malaysia Anchorages_SY Gryphon 2 by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 24, 2013 01:39 PM
A list of anchorages used by Gryphon 2 during the Sail East Malaysia rally.
French Polynesia Pet Authorisation Form by Val Ellis — last modified Oct 03, 2013 09:42 AM
Official application form to permit the landing of a pet in French Polynesia
Philippines: Mindoro Island & Puerto Galera by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 15, 2013 02:58 PM
Passage notes for the island of Mindoro put together by Sue & John Woods of MV Solita - August to October 2013.
Venezuela, Los Roques: Cruising Notes by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 17, 2013 02:07 PM
Superyacht captain and cruiser, Ethan Lee, has put together some very useful notes for this wonderful cruising ground.
Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan: Relief Efforts by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 19, 2013 01:07 PM
Sue Woods, in Port Carmen, Cebu with her boat MV Solita, has sent this report on the relief efforts in that part of the Philippines following the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan 9 days ago.
Finland_Helsinki & Espoo_Guide to the Archipelago by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 31, 2017 10:02 AM
This is a public document by the Finnish Tourist Board detailing the locations of the outdoor recreation islands of Helsinki and Espoo and the services available there for visiting yachts. Dated 2010.
Vanuatu_Lakona Bay Kastom Festival 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 06, 2013 04:17 PM
Promotional flyer produced by Rob Latimer of www.msm.org.au
Musket Cove Fiji Regatta 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 10, 2014 03:04 PM
Indonesia NW Anchorages_SY Gryphon 2 by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 15, 2014 12:09 PM
Gryphon 2 have shared a list of anchorages they used in circumnavigating Sulawesi and then returning northwards to the Riau Islands in NW Indonesia. Download the pdf here.
Portugal & SW Spain_Cruising Notes by Nick Ellis by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 31, 2014 09:38 PM
Nick Ellis and his wife Judith sailed there Bavaria '39 "Onaway" from Lisbon, down through the Algarve to SW Spain and then back to Lagos in 2013. This comprehensive report covers planning, ports, pilotage, facilities ashore and contains a great many useful photographs.
Ascension Island Permit Application by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 27, 2014 09:37 AM
Maldives_Uligan_Gateway to Paradise? by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 11, 2014 04:02 PM
South Pacific: Weather Resources by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 17, 2014 02:26 PM
Compiled by Rory Garland of SY Streetcar.
Thailand_Amendment New Custom Reg 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 10, 2014 02:58 PM
South Pacific Weather Resources Updated by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Environment_Guidance on managing garbage by Sue Richards — last modified May 09, 2014 12:29 PM
Written by SY Streetcar on how to deal with on-board garbage when cruising remote islands in the Pacific.
Panama_Transit without an agent_2014 by Sue Richards — last modified May 12, 2014 02:38 PM
By Susie Plume of British Yacht Adina.
Setouchi International Rally 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified May 26, 2014 01:40 PM
Indonesia_WSumatra_Anchoring info. by Sue Richards — last modified May 29, 2014 04:43 PM
Philippines: Palawan & Calamian Islands May 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified May 31, 2014 01:06 PM
Philippines: Passages in the Philippines - April 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified May 31, 2014 01:35 PM
Vanuatu_Fanla Rom Dance & Black Magic Festival by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 19, 2014 11:52 AM
Vanuatu_Pentecost to Ambrym Yacht Race by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 19, 2014 12:13 PM
Curacao_Model 8 Immigration Form by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 19, 2014 01:44 PM
Panama_Karsten Staffeldt by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 20, 2014 11:56 AM
Vanuatu_Maskelyne Canoe Race by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 01, 2014 01:56 PM
Vanuatu_Port Sandwich Arts and Culture Festival by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 01, 2014 01:58 PM
Shipping your boat_Peters&May_Latitudes by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 08, 2014 11:39 AM
Vanuatu_Lakona Guau Festival by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 14, 2014 11:47 AM
Cook Islands_Suwarrow_Rules by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 17, 2014 10:34 AM
Maritime Security Incidents_Andrew Robinson by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 21, 2014 08:22 PM
From January to July 2014.
Italy_Le Castella Marine Park_Anchoring by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 08, 2014 10:04 PM
Thailand_New Amendment to Customs Regulations_2014_Eng by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 12, 2014 12:33 PM
Malaysia, Sabah_Passage Notes 2014 by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 02, 2014 09:14 PM
By Sue Woods.
Med_Cruising Guides_Balearics by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 09, 2014 12:42 PM
Fiji Tonga_uncharted reefs_SY Yindee Plus by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 22, 2014 11:38 AM
Tonga_Haapai Report_SY Adina by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 27, 2014 02:39 PM
India: Anadman Islands - a Visit in 2012 by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 10, 2014 09:53 AM
Tunisia travel log_SV Polaris by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 18, 2014 01:55 PM
Summer 2014 in Mediterranean Spain by Nick Ellis by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 16, 2015 01:47 PM
For their 4th year of extended cruising Nick Ellis and his wife Judith sailed there Bavaria '39 "Onaway" from Marina de Lagos, Portugal, east into the Mediterranean and up to Barcelona during the summer of 2014. This comprehensive report (58 pages long!) covers planning, ports, pilotage, facilities ashore and contains a great many useful photographs. Previous passage reports have covered their cruising down the west coast of France as far as La Rochelle, then on to Lisbon in Portugal, and then down through the Algarve to SW Spain and back to Lagos for the winter of 2013.
Sri Lanka Trincomalee Hbr Map by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 21, 2015 05:13 PM
Sri Lanka Trincomalee Hbr Map
Dominica_Sailing Dominica by SAIL Magazine by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 18, 2015 01:52 PM
Samoa Cruising Guide 2014/15 by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 23, 2015 02:23 PM
Created by SY Outsider Australia
Malaysian Borneo (Sabah) Labuan Services_Mar15 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 07, 2015 07:40 PM
Vanuatu: The Lakona Bay Kastom Festival 2015 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 15, 2015 09:13 PM
Canada Sample Cruising Guide by Val Ellis — last modified Apr 20, 2015 09:23 AM
Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Devastation by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 20, 2015 11:55 AM
Rob Latimer, of Medical Sailing Ministries, was in Vanuatu when Cyclone Pam struck. His account is attached.
Vanuatu: Useful things yachts can do by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 20, 2015 12:07 PM
Rob Latimer of MSM provides some useful ideas of what you can bring to trade with locals in Vanuatu and how you can help with community projects if cruising there. This article from the January 2015 issue of The Cruising Helmsman.
Gran Canaria_Las Palmas_Muelle Deportivo Map 2015 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 29, 2015 11:12 AM
Maritime Security Incidents March 2015 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 29, 2015 03:34 PM
Compiled by Andrew Robinson.
Panama City Cruisers Guide by Val Ellis — last modified Apr 30, 2015 11:21 AM
Med Migrants_Sailing Today by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 24, 2015 04:42 PM
USA_5 steps quarantine program by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 09, 2015 01:31 PM
Sargassum Fact Sheet_Doyle & Franks by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 17, 2015 08:53 PM
Pelagic Sargassum Fact Sheet by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 21, 2015 12:04 PM
Doyle, E. and J. Franks. 2015. Sargassum Fact Sheet. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.
Greece New Transit Log Regulations by Val Ellis — last modified Oct 01, 2015 08:16 PM
30 September 2015: Original document (in Greek) with details of 18 month Transit Log Regulations.
Japan Closed Port List Okinawa to Kyushu by Val Ellis — last modified Oct 19, 2015 10:47 AM
France_Bordeaux Wine Facts by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 10, 2015 02:57 PM
Download this pdf of interesting and useful facts about Bordeaux wine to help you get the most out of your time in this wine-loving region of France.
Indonesia - Jayapura by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 03:42 PM
A useful report on a visit by cruising boat SY Tenaya published by Blue Water Sailing Magazine in 2015.
NZ - Fiordland - A Feast for the Senses by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 03:57 PM
SY Tenaya sailed around the south island of NZ and particularly enjoyed their time in Fiordland. This article was published in Blue Water Sailing Magazine in January 2013.
NZ - Stewart Island by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:07 PM
SY Tenaya visited New Zealand's unknown island, in the heart of the roaring forties, at the beginning of 2013. Published in Blue Water Sailing Magazine May 2013.
PNG - Sailing Canoes by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:15 PM
Katie and Jim Thomsen sailed their Hallberg-Rassy 40 from the Netherlands to the Med, across the Atlantic, up and down the Eastern Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific. After circumnavigating New Zealand and spending a season in Australia, they sailed through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea to Palau, the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand where they shipped their yacht, Tenaya, to Istanbul in 2014. After a season sailing in the Black Sea, they hopped down the Aegean, through the Corinth Canal and up the Aegean to Venice, Italy and are now based in the Med. This article was published in Blue Water Sailing in July 2014.
PNG - A voyage of discovery by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:22 PM
A voyage through Papua New Guinea reveals the friendly side of these rarely cruised islands. By SY Tenaya published in Blue Water Sailing December 2014.
PNG to Palau - A Passage with the Birds by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:24 PM
Katie and Jim Thomsen sailed their Hallberg-Rassy 40 from the Netherlands to the Med, across the Atlantic, up and down the Eastern Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific. After circumnavigating New Zealand and spending a season in Australia, they sailed through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea to Palau, the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand where they shipped their yacht, Tenaya, to Istanbul in 2014. After a season sailing in the Black Sea, they hopped down the Aegean, through the Corinth Canal and up the Aegean to Venice, Italy. 2016 marks 10 years aboard, 50,000 miles sailed, and 50 countries visited. The adventure continues…
Vanuatu - Tanna - Sailing Back in Time by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 04:35 PM
Katie and Jim Thomsen sailed their Hallberg-Rassy 40 from the Netherlands to the Med, across the Atlantic, up and down the Eastern Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific. After circumnavigating New Zealand and spending a season in Australia, they sailed through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea to Palau, the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand where they shipped their yacht, Tenaya, to Istanbul in 2014. After a season sailing in the Black Sea, they hopped down the Aegean, through the Corinth Canal and up the Aegean to Venice, Italy. 2016 marks 10 years aboard, 50,000 miles sailed, and 50 countries visited. This article was written for Blue Water Sailing Magazine in September 2013.
Vanuatu - Kava, Cakes & Sewing Machines by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2015 05:30 PM
Jim and Katie of SY Tenaya received the Rambler Medal for 2012 in recognition both of their cruising among the islands of Vanuatu and their positive actions once ashore, some of which are described in this article.
Indonesia_Guarantee Letter by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 17, 2016 04:39 PM
Indonesia_No CAIT memorandum by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 21, 2016 06:15 PM
This memorandum was issued to all 18 ports of entry in Indonesia notifying the authorities that a CAIT is no longer needed. It may be advisable to print this off and take with you should there be any queries about the new system on arrival in Indonesia.
Solomon Islands_Anchorages_SY Adina by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 03, 2016 11:52 AM
Yacht Adina visited the Solomons in July 2015. Here they share details of the anchorages they visited.
Papua New Guinea_Anchorages_SY Adina by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 03, 2016 11:56 AM
Adina cruised through PNG during July and August 2015. Here they share details of the numerous anchorages they visited.
Papua New Guinea_Anchorages_SY Adina by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 03, 2016 12:01 PM
Yacht Adina visited PNG during July & August 2015. Here they share details of the numerous anchorages they visited.
Indonesia_Anambas & Natuna Islands_Anchorages by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 07, 2016 02:14 PM
Courtesy of Sue Woods, MV Solita.
Barbuda_Blue Halo Anchoring Zones by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 20, 2017 03:52 PM
Maps of the individual anchoring areas on Barbuda, including a large scale map of all of the anchorage zones as well as a description.
Forecast Areas around Southern Africa by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 23, 2017 02:39 PM
Courtesy of Des Cason - including Madagascar.
Indonesia Anchorages 2017_SY Popeye by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 11, 2017 09:40 PM
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