Security Report

Grenada, Grande Anse: Violent Incident Reported Onboard Catamaran

Grave fears are held for the safety of the crew of a catamaran that was found poorly anchored off the coast of Wallilabou, St Vincent on February 20, after previously being anchored off Grande Anse in Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police and the St. Vincent & Grenadines Police have established a crime scene on board the catamaran and are investigating the incident according to this report from CSSN.

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Cruisers Report

Communications: The Power of VHF

The demise of the use of VHF amongst the cruising community is causing lots of issues with security on boats as more and more cruisers rely on other means of communication including social media, starlink, mobile phones and the internet. Carolyn Shearlock of The Boat Galley looks at several reasons why VHF should be the preferred method of communication.

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Latest News

Arctic Ocean, Svalbard: New Rules Give More Space for Sailors

The Norwegian Government has issued new rules that will help protect the pristine environment of the Svalbard archipelago which lies between mainland Norway and the North Pole and which has become an increasingly popular destination for Arctic tourism.

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Cruising Resources

INSIGHTS: Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Galley

One of the main challenges that liveaboard cruiser Sarah Powell discovered when she stepped aboard her 30ft boat for the first time was not only what to cook, but also how to cook in a galley space that was less than one square meter in size. Since then, she has gathered a wealth of essential equipment and storage tips to make cooking and provisioning simple and easy.

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Cruisers Report

Red Sea Transit: Nerve-Wracking but Uneventful

Despite the media reports and security scares with Houthi rebels firing on commercial vessels in the southern Red Sea, several yachts have transited the route recently without incident. One such yacht gives us their report.

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Cruising Resources

Running Rigging: Know your Ropes

There are a myriad of different lines available for use as a halyard, sheet or control line, but which ones will suit your rigging systems best? This article from Jimmy Green Marine, should help you to understand the technical jargon when making your next purchasing decision.

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Cruising Resources

Portrait of a Cruiser: Sail Yacht Bagia’s Family of Five

In 2021, Brandon and Ashley from Michigan, USA, decided it was time to stop chasing the American dream and do something extraordinary with their three young children. So they bought a boat, sold all their possessions and in 2022 set sail with a rough plan to “see the world”. Find out more about this adventurous family in Noonsite’s latest “Portrait of a Cruiser”.

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Comment on Indonesia

If you use Sorong as a port of entry to Indonesia … beware! Make sure you check in and check out with the harbour master quickly and get your green book from health quarantine …...

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