Azores: Damage Assessment After Hurricane Lorenzo

Date Published - October 04, 2019

Hurricane Lorenzo passed through the western and central groups of the Azores archipelago in the early hours of the morning of October 2nd. All the Islands suffered from heavy rain, powerful winds and a huge storm surge with Lajes das Flores, Lajes do Pico and Porto Pim on Faial sufferingRead More

Cruising the Seychelles

Date Published - October 10, 2019

Another informative and useful cruising report from the crew of Starry Horizons (a US-flagged 44-foot catamaran) who after cruising the Maldives continued westwards across the Indian Ocean to explore Seychelles, reporting their time there as “the highlight of the Indian Ocean so far”. Starry Horizons was in Seychelles from JuneRead More

Feature Destination: The Maldives

Date Published - September 02, 2019

The crew of Starry Horizons (a US-flagged 44-foot catamaran) cruised the Maldives from the end of March to the end of May 2019 arriving there from Sri Lanka. The expense of clearing and permits meant they chose to stay two months to get the maximum for their money. Read More

Noonsite Community: Meet Regular Contributors Allen and Maria Wadsworth

Date Published - September 27, 2019

September’s participants in our Portrait of a Cruiser series have been contributing information to Noonsite ever since they cast off their dock lines from the UK in 2017. Cruising double-handed in their Moody ’42 “Lady Jane”, Allen and Maria are now crossing the Pacific, currently in French Polynesia.Read More

Weather Watch: Lightning Superbolts

Date Published - September 17, 2019

After a nine year survey, the University of Washington have published a paper demonstrating how superbolts are most common in the Mediterranean Sea, the northeast Atlantic and over the Andes, with lesser hotspots east of Japan, in the tropical oceans and off the tip of South Africa. Unlike regularRead More

Book of the Month: Ocean Sailing

Date Published - October 10, 2019

Launched at the 2019 Southampton Boat Show by Bloomsbury, the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation’s new book is a practical guide to long-distance ocean sailing. This review by John Franklin, Past Commodore of the Ocean Cruising Club.Read More