New Zealand to Tonga: Rig Failure Leads Crew to Abandon Yacht

Date Published - June 17, 2019

(June 17, 2019) – Having departed Opua on June 9th for Tonga, yacht Squander suffered major mast rig failure three days into the passage. Turning around and battling headwinds for four days, the crew finally had to abandon the yacht just 90km off Great Barrier Island.Read More

A Guide to Checking in and out of Countries with your Sailboat

Date Published - June 17, 2019

(June 15, 2019) – Liz Cleere, Jamie Furlong and rescue cat Millie on SY Esper have cruised through 14 countries from Turkey to Indonesia. Based on their experiences, they have put together a useful guide to checking in and out across borders with your sailboat. Read More

Noonsite Guides: The Inland Waterways of Europe

Date Published - April 28, 2019

Many cruisers choose to travel from coast to coast via the canal network or take some time out on the calmer waters on the inland waterways. This report provides a brief overview of the inland waterways in France, Netherlands and Germany by Noonsite researcher Val Ellis.Read More

Feature Destination: Fiji

With over 300 islands, Fiji is the ultimate goal for many cruisers crossing the Pacific for the first time. Its incredible cruising ground offers a great variety from friendly marinas to secluded anchorages with a traditional way of life that it is still thriving.Read More

Country Formalities: An update on Fees for Egypt

Date Published - May 06, 2019

Yacht Miyagi Moon has visited Egypt several times over the last 7 years. This is their latest update on fees charged by agencies in Egypt for the various different ports, and what costs you can expect if wishing to transit the Suez Canal.Read More