Cruisers Report

Dodging Lobster Pots and Aquaculture Pens across the Great Australian Bight

Continuing their journey around the south of Australia, Canadian cruisers Brent Crack and Mary Bevan day-hopped from Adelaide to Port Lincoln before taking on the Great Australian Bight, a route not often attempted by cruising sailors. Their latest report contains some great tips for sailing this southern coastline including how to dodge lobster pots and aquaculture pens.

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Pacific Hurricane Season 2024: Planning Ahead for Hurricane Holes

With the 2024 eastern Pacific hurricane season approaching, cruisers in that part of the world are starting to discuss their strategies and potential hurricane holes for shelter, should storms strike regions where they are sailing. This report has been shared by the Panama Posse.

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Cruisers Report

Portrait of a Cruiser: Circumnavigator Tony Foulkes

New Zealand sailor Tony Foulkes has found his cruising equilibrium, spending six months in the Mediterranean and six months in New Zealand each year. However, it was a circumnavigation that laid the groundwork for his current cruising choices, as he recounts in his cruiser portrait for Noonsite.

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Cruising Resources

Atlantic Iberian Peninsula [“Orca Alley”]: Passage Planning Part 3

Noonsite continues to collaborate with the CA on this series of articles which started in January guiding skippers on how to best-prepare for a passage around the Atlantic Iberian Peninsula (“Orca Alley”). Part 3 covers how to deal with an orca encounter at sea.

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European Union: Survey to Study Potential for EU-wide Boating Licenses

The European Union has commissioned a study to analyse the advantages of recognising boater licenses EU-wide in a effort to understand the benefits and challenges of such a recognition system and its potential implementation. There is a General Public Survey which aims to gather views on the current regime and experiences regarding skipper’s licence/qualification for recreational boaters.

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Comment on Papua New Guinea

We checked out of PNG in Vanimo in July 2023 Greg Piawe at customs was extremely helpful … piaweg@customs...

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Cruising Resources

Jackstays (deck safety lines): Understanding their Construction and Usage

Whether you call them Guardlines, Safety Lines, Jackstays or Lifelines, these deck lines and harness tethers are essential pieces of equipment on any boat. This latest article from Jimmy Green explores construction and essential items of knowledge.

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Security Report

St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Union Island: Dinghy Theft Leads to Extortion

Charter cruisers who were spending the night in Clifton Harbour on Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines found themselves having to pay a large fee to the finder of their dinghy which had had been tied to the stern of their vessel.

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