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Panama Canal: Conditions Slowly Return to Normal

The Panama Canal is slowly returning to normal operations after over a year of restrictions due to a severe drought, with the Canal Authority announcing an increase in the number of daily transits.

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Cruisers Report

Scotland: Harbours and Anchorages Updates for the Hebrides and Orkney Isles

In 2023, experienced sailing instructor and expedition leader John Neal took four expeditions through the Scottish Isles including the Outer Hebrides and Orkney Islands. In this report for Noonsite, he provides updates and information on some of the remote and beautiful harbours and anchorages he visited in the western isles.

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Featured Destination

Tunisia: Wintering in Monastir

Long-standing Noonsite contributor Wade Alarie and his wife Diane stayed at Cap Monastir Marina in Tunisia during the winter of 2023-2024 and despite the wind and the dust, found it to be a popular live-aboard destination for Mediterranean cruisers.

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Netherlands: Free Guidance from Cruising Association on Standing Mast Route

Serving as a gateway to destinations like the Kiel Canal and the Baltic, The Netherlands Standing Mast Routes are a popular passage for vessels, which is why the Cruising Association has launched a free guidance note to supplement their the existing 48-page guide.

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Cruising Resources

INSIGHTS: Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes

If you are thinking of buying a pressure cooker, already have one on your boat or have just read Sarah Powell’s article about how the pressure cooker can revolutionise your galley, then here are some tasty recipes to whet your appetite.

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Port Resolution The weather was going to turn wild with high winds forecast for the last two days of our journey to Port Vila so we emailed port resolution and requested permission to go there instead...

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Security Report

Atlantic, West Africa: Worrying Piracy Incident off the Cape Verdes

A tanker was attacked by pirates 363 nautical miles SSW of Nova Sintra, Cabo Verde, on May 17, 2024 according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). While this was commercial vessel that was targeted, yachts should be aware when sailing in the vicinity.

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Skip Novak on Sailing

Skip Novak’s book compiles the sum of his knowledge and wisdom gained from 50 years afloat. Among Skip’s noteworthy sailing accomplishments are his four Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race victories since 1977 and his second career of high-latitude adventures. Enriched with firsthand knowledge and crafted to be both pragmatic and motivational, Skip Novak on Sailing is an invaluable resource for any sailor, regardless of experience level.

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