Eight Weeks Cruising 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

Feature Destination: Madeira

Date Published - August 22, 2019

Because of where it lies, the archipelago of Madeira tends only to be visited by yachts in transit to somewhere else (the Canaries, transatlantic or on the return to Europe). It is, however, a destination in its own right, with a choice of good marinas, a number of varied attractions and islands to explore, great food and easy provisioning. The Zerbinati family cruised around the two larger islands and provided this useful report on marinas, anchorages, and services.Read More

Noonsite Community: Meet Circumnavigator Lisa Dorenfest

Date Published - August 22, 2019

August’s Portrait of a Cruiser is circumnavigator Lisa Dorenfest who always wanted to escape to sea, but the time never seemed quite right. Surviving cancer threw life into perspective and encouraged her to complete her sailing dream. Find out more about Lisa’s voyage around the world and what long-term cruising means to her.Read More

Weather Watch: Considering Options for Cyclone Season

Date Published - May 30, 2016

One from the archives: John & Julia Freeland of S/V Mary Ann II spent cyclone season in American Samoa in 1998 but hoped for a longer cruising season in French Polynesia. In trying to double-check the figures re. the risks of cyclones in the Society Islands, John shared his observations with Noonsite.
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