Atlantic Crossing: Ocean calling ARC 2020

Date Published - November 24, 2020

Following years of planning, months of trepidation, days of stowing, and hours of farewells, over 300 crew set sail on Sunday from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – ARC 2020.Read More

INSIGHTS: Family Cruising - Jumping the Hurdles

Date Published - November 24, 2020

Kiwi cruiser Kia Koropp, has been cruising for over a decade in the Pacific, SE Asia and the Indian Ocean with her husband John on board their yacht Atea. They and their two children (aged 7 and 9) rounded the Cape of Good Hope earlier this year and tackled theRead More

INSIGHTS: Top 10 Tips to Cruise More Sustainably

Date Published - November 12, 2020

Dutch cruisers Floris and Ivar have sailed 26,500 nautical miles, half way around the world, investigating local sustainability projects in the countries that they visit. Both are regularly questioned by other cruisers that are interested in improving their sustainability footprint while traveling, and have offered to share their adviceRead More

Noonsite Needs You!

Date Published - May 15, 2020

We are dedicated to continuing to bring you information that will inspire and facilitate your cruising plans, but want to remind you how you can get involved and support Noonsite too.Read More

Covid-19: Australia Offers New Exemption for Yachts

Date Published - November 21, 2020

After months of lobbying national agencies, state agencies and politicians, the OCC has received a letter from the Australian Border Force advising of a new exemption category to COVID-19 restrictions for yachts.Read More

Rallies: ARC+ 2020 Departs

Date Published - November 09, 2020

After months of preparation, hard work and determination to take part in ARC+ 2020 in challenging circumstances, the fleet of 24 boats in this year’s Rally departed Las Palmas in Gran Canaria on Sunday morning (8 November). First stop Mindelo in the Cape Verdes followed by the Caribbean Islands.Read More

Covid-19 Field Report: Trapped in Ecuador

Date Published - November 24, 2020

On March 3, after prepping for our passage to Chile, Stephan and I left Hanalei at anchor with a caretaker in Salinas, Ecuador, and flew to Perú for what was meant to be a two-week visit. On March 15, two days before our return flight, both Perú and Ecuador lockedRead More

Bluewater: Preparation and Planning Advice

Date Published - November 17, 2020

Taking part in their first ARC in 2020, Kean and Nyree Chung purchased Kaizen, an Oyster 49 in 2017 and will be sailing with their two children, aged 11 and 7. Once in the Caribbean, the family will circumnavigate with the World ARC starting from Saint Lucia in January 2021.Read More

Featured Title: Green Ghost, Blue Ocean

Date Published - November 18, 2020

This will make you laugh out loud from the first chapter. Blue water cruiser Jennifer Smith has written a refreshingly frank, nuts-and-bolts yet humorous and exciting account of a lengthy circumnavigation (the book spans 40,000 miles and 17 years) with her husband Nik, that tells it exactly as it is – no frills. If you want to know what it’s truly like to be a liveaboard offshore sailor, read this book – you won’t regret it. A great Christmas present for old salts and newbies alike.Read More