French Polynesia: Yacht grounded on Huahine Reef

Date Published - September 16, 2021

Crew members from a yacht which ran aground on a reef between Fare and Motu Vaiorea on the island of Huahine, in the Leeward Society Islands of French Polynesia, have been evacuated to safety by a Navy rescue helicopter.Read More

Canary Islands: A Low Season Refuge

Date Published - September 16, 2021

When Remi Blanchet set sail from mainland Spain on his 55-foot ketch, Télémaque, on a round-the-world odyssey, his first stop was in the Canary Islands, where he found a warm welcome and some good anchoring spots due to arriving in the “low season”.Read More

INSIGHTS: How to Save Energy when Cooking Onboard

Date Published - September 07, 2021

When at sea on long passages, far from everyone and everything, being frugal with water, food and energy is vital. It ensures that there is enough for the duration of the trip. Rekka Bell and partner circumnavigated the Pacific over the last 5 years, living off-grid. In this edition ofRead More

Caribbean: Free Webinars for Caribbean-Bound Sailors

Date Published - September 13, 2021

If you are planning to escape to the Caribbean this winter, then join this free webinar series being held by experienced Caribbean cruiser David Lyman, to get an insight into the planning and preparation required to sail south for the winter. While principally aimed at cruising boats in the USRead More

How Easy is Cruising the Caribbean during Covid-19?

Date Published - September 02, 2021

Larry Tyler has just arrived in Trinidad after sailing from Martinque. He sent this update on his experiences at various places in the Leeward Islands and what he knows about what’s happening and where at other places in the Caribbean due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More

Heading to South Africa? Here's What you Need to Know

Date Published - August 10, 2021

With Indian Ocean crossing season almost upon us, many cruising boats in SE Asia will be bound for South Africa in the next 4-8 weeks. Here the Ocean Sailing Association of Southern Africa (OSASA) outline the current situation in SA, details for entry and tips and guidelines for cruising theRead 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

Featured Title: Through the French Canals

Date Published - August 21, 2019

The revised new edition is the essential comprehensive planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the French waterways or take their boat from the English Channel through to the Mediterranean via the inland route. It includes: over 50 routes fully described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns andRead More