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On this page we list interesting cruisers websites and blogs. Some have stopped cruising, but their site still holds a lot of very useful information, however the majority are still underway. As well as circumnavigators we link to cruisers in every area of the world.

Don't Miss the "Portrait of a Cruiser" feature, profiling regular contributors to noonsite, in the News Section.

If you would like your website or blog listed here, please send an e-mail with details to [email protected] and we will post it as soon as possible. Please remember to send us updates if your contact details or other information changes, thank you.

General

For some useful websites with information about cruising with children go to Noonsite/Cruising Information.

Blogging Families Afloat
Last updated: September 2018
A useful list of links to over 150 blogs by families that are cruising.
Interview with a cruiser
A record of some of the wisdom of the masses of cruisers who are out there on the water for the dreamers and planners still at their desks, using a focused interview format. The interviewees are cruisers who have cruised outside of their home country for more than 2 years. They could be still cruising or have completed their cruise. A great resource to get lost in.
MailASail
Supplying satellite phone equipment and support, as well as fast email and internet browsing services. Also offers a website hosting service for non-teckies!
MailAsail Hosted Bloggers
A list of all the boats hosted (with links) and, with some web browsers, there is a world map showing where all bloggers are, just click on the area you are interested in.
SailBlogs Web Journal Hosting
SailBlogs is a website offering the ability for sailors and cruisers to create their own on-line journal (or blog) of their adventure. Membership is free, and members can post text and photos, as well as some personal info (if desired) and favorite links.

Circumnavigations

10 -Year Circumnavigation Aboard Halekai Completed (2004 - 2014)
Last updated: April 2017
Nancy and Burger have sailed around the world in stages aboard Halekai, an Alden 50, since leaving Annapolis, Maryland, USA in 2004. After several seasons in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, Halekai was shipped from Thailand to Turkey to avoid the pirates in June 2011. They then cruised extensively in the Med (Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain) for two seasons before sailing on to Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Cape Verdes en route to the Caribbean at the end of 2013. After sailing through the Windward Islands and the Bahamas they crossed to Florida in April 2014. They then sailed up the IntraCoastal Waterway to Annapolis, where Halekai is now for sale. Their website contains cruising notes, modifications for world cruising and their medical volunteering experiences in third world countries. They are happy to be contacted and answer questions.

16 years and 125,000 miles of cruising worldwide
Posted: May 2013 - Last updated: Februry 2016
Tim and Vicky Jackson from the UK have cruised extensively aboard their yacht Sunstone, and are now "based" in New Zealand. Their website has cruising notes for a number of cruising areas and they are happy to respond to questions from other cruisers. In 2016 they were awarded the Blue Medal by the Cruising Club of America.

30 years, to date, liveaboards
Posted: August 2018 - Last updated: December 2018
Geoff and Alison Williams' sailing adventures started when they bought, in 1987, a 54 year old sloop, "Corsair", navigating with a plastic sexant. With over 30 years of living aboard her and their current yacht "Saraoni" their blog details not only their 11 year circumnavigation (2006- 2016) but their life at sea since then. At the end of 2018 it was likely that Saraoni would be replaced with a Beneteau 473. It is superbly indexed by year and geographical location and has a similarly indexed photo gallery. Well worth a look.

5 year global travels abroad s/v Golden Glow
Posted: 2014 - Last updated: November 2018
Ellen and Rand are taking a 5+ year chapter in their life to do a global romp on their Antares 44i catamaran "Golden Glow”. Having travelled to over 70 countries prior to this adventure, they are enjoying the generosity and sharing of cultures with many island nations and coastal communities as they sail the world. In 2014/2015 they travelled the east coast of the USA and then explored many countries in the Caribbean before crossing the Atlantic to visit the Mediterranean. In 2016/2017 they crossed the Atlantic then through the Panama Canal to the Pacific arriving in NZ in November 2017. In 2018 they sailed over to Fiji before returning to Bundaberg, Australia for the cyclone season. Their website has a lot of good articles and tips for long distance cruising and living on board.

Anchorages from a Circumnavigation
Posted: August 2016 - Last updated: October 2018
Art and Tracy left Europe in Dec 2014 to circumnavigate the world and in 2018 they left New Zealand to cruise the coast of Indonesia. They have a very useful website full of articles on equipment they have used (in particular communications and electronics), places visited and techniques learned. They have documented a good collection of anchorages during their voyage.

Around the World with Landfall
Posted: September 2015 - Last updated: September 2018
When we realized that our son, who has achondroplastic dwarfism, was looking back on his childhood with nostalgia mostly for doctors and hospitals, we knew we had to fill up the remainder of his childhood with something better. So we sold all our stuff, bought a stout old sailboat that needed a lot of work, lived in the boatyard for a year fixing her up, and well...we sailed away. We're in Mexico right now, and bit by bit, we hope to explore as much of this incredible world as we can!
Steve, Tamiko, and Eli Willie, S/V Landfall (Vagabond '39).

Around the World with the Totem Family
Posted: 2008 - Last updated: November 2018
Behan, Jamie, and their children Niall, Mairen and Siobhan, have cruised from North America through the Pacific, Southeast Asia, Africa, Caribbean to Panama where their adventure still continues. Their plans for 2019 are to cruise the Pacific coast of Mexico. Their blog provides a huge library of resources for cruisers and a window into the everyday experiences of a sailing family (whose children have grown up on board). They are enthusiastic supporters of people who want to follow their own cruising dreams and when internet allows, happily respond to questions through their blog. Mum Behan is one of the authors of "Voyaging with Kids".

Circumnavigating for 15 years
Posted: 2004 - Last updated: February 2018
Amanda and Mark Church bought their boat Balvenie (a 47 foot fractional rigged, center cockpit sloop) in New Zealand in 2003 and have sailed over 50,000nm in her to date. Having left NZ in 2004, via Suez to the Med (where they stayed a couple of years), they sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in 2012. They spent several years Pacific cruising including cyclone season in the Marquesas and are now back in NZ having completed their circumnavigation in 2018.

Circumnavigation (1985-89) & more recently S. Atlantic, Pacific and Japan
Posted: 2005 - Last updated: August 2018
Nick and Jenny Coghlan have many years of blue water cruising experience aboard their first boat "Tarka the Otter" and more recently aboard "Bosun Bird". Their latest voyage began in 2005 from Cape Town, across the South Atlantic to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean Channels and into the Pacific before returning home to Vancouver. Excellent cruising notes for the Solomon Islands, Japan, and Alaska.

Circumnavigation in an Ovni
Last updated: September 2017
This blog covers a circumnavigation with the Blue Water Rally from 2007-2009, with a lot of info. concerning the preparation of the boat. In more recent times the blog covers the restoration project of an aging aluminium lifting-keeler "Alu Legende 1040", a French design dating back to the late 80's/early 90's. Restoration is now complete and the boat will soon will be cruising in the Med and beyond. Blog in Italian and English.

Circumnavigation planned for 2016
Posted: January 2015 - Last updated: December 2018
Alison Gieschen and her husband Dan currently have a 30 ft. C&C named Dove, which they sail in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA. Their blog is about their search for the ideal bluewater boat, with a planned circumnavigation which began in September 2017, crossing the Atlantic in 2018. Blog posts include their search, selling their home and leaving all behind, and then their travels around the globe.

Eight-year circumavigation on Ceilydh (2009-2017)
Posted: November 2018
Family of three (plus Charlie the Cat) spent four years rebuilding a Woods Meander Cat then cruised from Vancouver Canada to Mexico and across the South Pacific to Australia. Maia was seven at the beginning of their journey and attended school in Australia during a work stop. Blog includes Indian Ocean crossing, home schooling info, traveling with a pet and working while cruising info.

Five year Circumnavigation
Posted: November 2016 - Last updated: April 2018
Our project: Circumnavigation - 5 years - French/English speaking family with 2 young daughters.
Having sailed down the coast of western Europe and across the Atlantic and Pacific they reached Tahiti in April 2018. Their website is very comprehensive offering good details of the places they have visited with some useful maps.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AltitudeZeroKorrigan/
All the best kite surfing spots recorded.

From Australia slowly around since 2004
Posted: March 2016 - Last updated: December 2018
David and Kris have been cruising continuously since 2004, commencing in Australia then to Asia, South Africa Caribbean and USA Bahamas. Then across the Atlantic to explore the United Kingdom, the west coast of Europe and as far south as Morocco before heading north to Ireland. Towards the end of 2018 they set off again to cross the Atlantic, this time east to west.

INFINI's Adventures
Last updated: June 2017
Michael and Susan left Florida in April 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising. They completed their circumnavigation in June 2017. Picture albums, area descriptions with GPS waypoints, and enroute and anchoring GPS waypoints are included on their blog. Well documented and annotated, along with many areas visited "off the beaten path."

One Ocean At A Time
Posted: September 2014 - Last updated: December 2018
Lisa is circumnavigating the globe as crew on other people’s sailboats one ocean at a time. She has sailed over 24,000 nm in 16 countries, crossing the Atlantic as Watch Lead on SY Milanto in the 2011 ARC and commencing her Pacific crossing as First Mate on SY Amandla in 2013. Lisa has recently left Madagascar and is en route to South Africa. She welcome fellow sailors, travelers, dreamers, and citizens of the world to sail with her virtually. Her blog has great articles, photos and inspiring reports on places she has visited.

Ronja round the world – or at least part of it
Posted: 2012 - Last updated: December 2018
Danish yacht Ronja has so far been cruising Europe and the Med, visiting Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Italy. Owners Per and Kirsten, reflect on things and people they meet on their way. They want their blog to give inspiration to other sailors and adventurers as they themselves have been inspired by other sailors sharing their experiences here on noonsite.com.
Their blog covers good places to visit, nice things to experience and ugly things to avoid. It has informative port reviews, facts, tips, evaluations, comments and more.
Per and Kirsten started their adventure in 2012, but for the first four years still had jobs in Denmark so only used Ronja for four weeks in the summer. However, from the summer of 2016 they both quit their jobs to live on board full time. After 3 years in the Mediterranean they have decided that they will stay for some time so at the end of 2018 modifications were being made on the boat to improve its suitability for Mediterranean cruising

S/Y Kate - Sailing Slowly Around the World
Posted: October 2016 - Last updated: November 2018
Heather Francis and Steven Hertik are from Canada and Australia respectively. In 2008 they bought S/Y Kate, a C&C designed Newport 41’, in California and have been living on board and sailing since. So far they have visited Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, the Galapagos Islands and spent 4 years in the South Pacific. They plan on doing a lap around the planet, albeit slowly and are currently in the Philippines. The website is a collection of stories, photos, recipes and articles about their adventures.

SV Delos - Sailing around the world
Posted: June 2017 - Last updated: January 2018
Explore. Inspire. Repeat. One of the most well-known sailing video blogs on the internet today, the SV Delos crew have been underway since 2009 in their Amel Super Maramu 2000. They post videos to YouTube and update their website with stories to inspire others. Since they started their voyage they have had about 50 people from 13 different countries sail on Delos. They are currently in Brazil.

TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition
Posted: September 2012 - Last updated: December 2018
We are a Swiss family already cruising since 12 years around the world with our 4 children together with volunteers from 40 countries. We like to contribute with our blog and encourage more families to try once to go sailing with their kids. Nature is really a great teacher for them and we hope we meet them once in an anchorage and go together for a clean-up? In 2018 we visited many schools and all universities in Iceland with our program, before crossing part of the Arctic Ocean from Northern Iceland to East Greenland and further from Greenland back to Iceland, and to the Faroe Islands into the Norwegian Sea, where we entered the North Sea sailing between the Shetland and Orkney Islands.

Tainui: the slowest circumnavigation imaginable
Posted: 2014 - Last updated: December 2018
Australian yacht Tainui is 10 years into the slowest circumnavigation imaginable. Her route has been unusual - Sydney to Macquarie Island, NZ, Patagonia, then north to Haiti and Cuba. Then via Labrador, Iceland and Svalbard to Norway. She was the first foreign-flagged vessel to be given permission to sail Russia's inland waterways down the Volga and Don Rivers from the White Sea to Crimea.
Tainui has since been replaced with Blue Dove a Rival 34 and is currently wintering on the western shores of Lake Ladoga
John Vallentine

The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage
Posted: November 2016 - Last updated: November 2018
"Hōkūle‘a" is a re-creation of a historic Polynesian sailing vessel, it’s a 62-foot-long, 20-foot-wide, double-hulled voyaging canoe made of wood and held together by six miles of rope. Eschewing all modern navigational technology - not even watches are allowed - its navigators steer by the stars. They are asking kids, families, governments, communities, and businesses to share how they mālama honua - take care of our Island Earth. So far they have voyaged from Tahiti (2014) to Australia, Bali, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean. After some time cruising the east coast, they are now on the west coast of the USA.

Two years and 40,000 miles
Posted: March 2018.
Caspar, Nichola, Bluebell (9), Columbus (7) and Willow (2) sailed around the world starting from the UK in August 2014 and joining the World ARC. They sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic again before heading back to the Pacific and heading North to San Francisco and exploring the North West American coast. Their blog has alot of great blog posts and useful information and advice for living on board as a family.

Water-log
Last updated: October 2018
Planning out, packing up and paying off to the big blue... 5 years, 32 countries, 2 oceans, 2 babies en route and 18,000 miles so far. In October 2011 James and Jess threw off the docklines in Falmouth, England and set out on their adventure to sail around the world in their yacht, a 42ft Crossbow called "Adamastor". They are currently in NZ. Their blog is a great resource for all the things they are learning as they cruise, not only how to sail and handle the boat better but how to raise a baby on board. James is an architect whilst Jess is an artist and designer. They are using their journey to sea-trail various products for the boat and are also freelance writers and photographers for various publications worldwide. In October 2018 they welcomed the birth of their third baby, Autumn and after a short break in the UK will be returning to their yacht, Adamaster, in Indonesia.

World Circumnavigation now Australia
Posted: October 2013 - Last updated: October 2018
Jack and Jude have completed two circumnavigations of Australia after raising two children afloat while circumnavigating the world in a sixteen year odyssey. Their website is filled with photos and stories going right back to building their yacht in their backyard. Their blog is filled with simple ideas for making life afloat more fun, safe, and comfortable, including links to online videos, Cruising Guides, and DVDs and Books that they have produced, plus a page on products that served them well during 200,000 miles of ocean travel.

Writing & Sailing Around the World
Posted: 2014 - Last updated: December 2018
This cruising family of 3 (mum, dad and daughter aged 6) left the UK in 2014 and are now back in the Caribbean in St. Vincent and the Grenadines having cruised the Med, crossed the Atlantic and sailed up through the Caribbean Islands and the west coast of the USA. Mum Kim has written about their travels in addition to 'how-to' articles and over 60 videos on their YouTube channel all about their experiences. Great inspiration for those who are thinking about selling up and going sailing.

Southern Europe & The Med

An American boat in the Med
Posted: December 2016 - Last updated: November 2018
Syd Stapleton and Birgit Petersen bought their 1990-launched Cape George 36 in 2010, and spent four years (and plenty of treasure) preparing for extended cruising and passages at sea. Syd has a 200 ton Master’s License for power and sail, and Syd and Birgit have many decades of boat ownership and sailing experience. They left Seattle in September of 2014, sailed down the Pacific Coast of North America, through the Panama Canal, to Cuba, Florida and across the Atlantic. Their goal was to spend time in the Mediterranean, and since passing through the Straits of Gibraltar in July of 2015 they have cruised in Spain, Italy and Greece (with a short sojourn in Albania). They winter in Licata, Sicily, and as of this moment they have no plans other than to continue living in the Med. The future may, at some point, include a return sail to Seattle.

Cruising Long Term - Possibly the World
Posted: June 2016 - Last updated: November 2018
Chris and Valeria have retired, bought a boat (Lagoon 39) and plan to sail around the world, probably, but not necessarily, 'around' it. They started off in France in 2015 and plan to explore the Med for a year or so before tackling the Atlantic and beyond. However, in 2018 they were still in the Mediterranean overwintering in Roccella, Italy. They have no set plans and simply intend to see what is out there, when they get there and maybe share some of their experiences with friends through their blog.

Exploring the Med with a dog
Posted: November 2018
Liza, Mike and Ruby (the dog) left Brighton in April 2017 aboard Attia. They are working their way toward Alexandria; slowly exploring the towns, cities, ports and islands along the way. They document the beauty and the challenges they encounter in each stop with good photography and humorous observations.

Follow the Boat (The Med to India)
Posted: 2009 - Last updated: November 2018
Tales (not just) from the high seas, documented through podcast interviews and walkabouts, detailed photography and amusing observation. One of the oldest sailing blogs written by Liz, Jamie and Millie The Cat (yes, she does have her own blog!) as they make their way down from Turkey, through the Red Sea and onto SE Asia. They are currently In Malaysia having recently left Thailand.

Low budget cruisers: UK to Mediterranean
Posted: January 2018 - Last updated: November 2018
Elena and Ryan are a young couple, who fed up with their 9 to 5 existence, purchased a 26ft catamaran from the '70s to cruise slowly from the UK to the Med while working remotely on board. They are documenting their journey with video blogs and articles and keeping their monthly spend to just £500. Currently in Ibiza.

Planning a European Cruise?
Last updated: November 2018
Very useful website which aims to compare European cruising areas in order to help relatively novice cruising folk decide where to charter or where to base their boat for a season or so. Information arranged by cruise areas.

Ronja round the world – or at least part of it
Posted: 2012 - Last updated: December 2018
Danish yacht Ronja has so far been cruising Europe and the Med, visiting Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Italy. Owners Per and Kirsten, reflect on things and people they meet on their way. They want their blog to give inspiration to other sailors and adventurers as they themselves have been inspired by other sailors sharing their experiences here on noonsite.com.
Their blog covers good places to visit, nice things to experience and ugly things to avoid. It has informative port reviews, facts, tips, evaluations, comments and more.
Per and Kirsten started their adventure in 2012, but for the first four years still had jobs in Denmark so only used Ronja for four weeks in the summer. However, from the summer of 2016 they both quit their jobs to live on board full time. After 3 years in the Mediterranean they have decided that they will stay for some time so at the end of 2018 modifications were being made on the boat to improve its suitability for Mediterranean cruising

Sail Big Sky
Last updated: December 2018
Barb and Con Sprenger have been cruising around the world since 2007 visiting 55 countries on 5 continents. They are currently overwintering in Lagos, Portugal.

Sailing in the Med
Last updated: December 2018
Rudy Zurkirchen's experiences while sailing in the Med since 2003 and after 15 years they are still doing so, currently overwintering near Marseilles. (German language text)

Taking a Sabbatical to Sail, Kitesurf & Explore
Posted: November 2017 - Last updated: September 2018
Eve (Dutch) and Tom (German) just got married and have put a hold on their careers as Architects to sail the Med, kitesurf and explore. They write about sailing, exploring, boat projects and the ups and downs of living aboard. After buying their boat 'Scehawk of Tamar' (a Sigma '41) in January '17 in France they have sailed to the USA and the Caribbean before recrossing the Atlantic in 2018 and returning to their home in the Netherlands.

Atlantic Circuit

Taking a Sabbatical to Sail, Kitesurf & Explore
Posted: November 2017 - Last updated: September 2018
Eve (Dutch) and Tom (German) just got married and have put a hold on their careers as Architects to sail the Med, kitesurf and explore. They write about sailing, exploring, boat projects and the ups and downs of living aboard. After buying their boat 'Scehawk of Tamar' (a Sigma '41) in January '17 in France they have sailed to the USA and the Caribbean before recrossing the Atlantic in 2018 and returning to their home in the Netherlands.

The renovation and voyages of a concrete gaffer
Posted: November 2017 - Last updated: February 2018
Tricia Stubberfield (a sailing "newbie") and her boat-building partner, first renovated a 36ft concrete gaffer "Gwendolyn" and then took her on an Atlantic Circuit. Now a year and a half into their voyage from the UK, having dipped into the Mediterranean, they are now in the Caribbean. Tricia's blog is descriptive, personal, funny and addictive. Next stop - the Caribbean.

Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific

Jacaranda Journey
Posted: 2005 - Last updated: September 2018
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south to explore Central & South America for 2 years before arriving in the Marquesas in June 2015. They have been cruising French Polynesia since and they were recently in the Tuamotos. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports, with updated reports on food and fuel availability and costs, weather sources and much more in “Other Good Stuff”.

Motor Cruisers to The East
Posted: 2009 - Last updated: October 2018
Ken Williams has written a number of books about cruising under power including one about a trip he made with two other motor boats to explore the Bering Sea. He next plans to undertake a journey of the inland rivers of America but before doing so will buy another boat to replace Sans Souci.

Pacific Information - from 2010
Posted: July 2012 - Last updated: January 2017
Jim and Katie Thomsen have some good reports on the places they visited as they crossed the Pacific aboard their Hallberg Rassy '40 - Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, Palmerston, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia & Vanuatu.They started their voyage in 2006 visiting Northern Europe, Western Mediterranean, Canary Islands and the Caribbean before transiting the Panama Canal. After circumnavigating New Zealand and spending a season in Australia, they sailed through the remote islands of Papua New Guinea to Palau, the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand where they shipped their yacht, Tenaya, to Istanbul in 2014. After a season sailing in the Black Sea, they hopped down the Aegean, through the Corinth Canal and up the Aegean to Venice, Italy. 2016 marks 10 years aboard, 50,000 miles sailed, and 50 countries visited. In January 2017 their sailing adventures came to an end when they put their boat up for sale in Mallorca.

SE Asia, Indian Ocean to Australia
Last updated: December 2018
The Hacking family have a wealth of information on their website including cruising notes for Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Andamans, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mayotte, and Australia. Their latest trips have taken them to the top of Borneo as part of a military escorted rally and their plans for 2019 include sailing to Papua New Guinea.

SV Carina - 10 years cruising the Pacific
Posted: April 2013 - Last updated: November 2018
Philip & Leslie are experienced sailors...10 years cruising the Pacific, >28,000 ocean miles on their Mason 33. They are active authors, contributing to sailing magazines and also active volunteers on HF radio nets (marine and ham bands including the Pacific Seafarer's Net). Their extensive website chronicles their many years of continuous cruising and the amazing experiences they have had outside of the US. Currently based in Kingston, WA USA.

Sail Surf ROAM
Posted: February 2016 - Last updated: September 2018
Join Michael, Liss and Andy as they travel on their home-built Spirited 480 sailing cat "ROAM" in search of Great Sailing, Epic Waves and New Friends in the adventure of a lifetime. Their website contains Adventure Films, Blogs, Technical Sailing Tips, and Design Ideas. After a season in the Ausral Islands, they have explored the islands of French Polynesia and are currently in Raivavae.

South America and Southern Latitudes

Jacaranda Journey
Posted: 2005 - Last updated: September 2018
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south to explore Central & South America for 2 years before arriving in the Marquesas in June 2015. They have been cruising French Polynesia since and they were recently in the Tuamotos. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports, with updated reports on food and fuel availability and costs, weather sources and much more in “Other Good Stuff”.

Sea Change Log
Posted: November 2017 - Last updated November 2017
A group of friends on a mission to test themselves, grow and learn, travelling under sail to connect deeply with the people, places and elements they encounter. Florida - Belize - Guatemala - Honduras - Dominica - Panama Canal - South America ... Beautiful photographs and inspiring video blogs make this a site to spend some time enjoying. Don't miss their record of the Rio Dulce.

Northern Latitudes

The French man and his Chicken
Posted: July 2016 - Last updated: December 2018
Guirec, 24 years old, lives on board his sailboat Yvinec with his red hen Monique. After their transatlantic in May 2014, they spent a year in St Barths earning money and preparing their boat for their trip to the Arctic Ocean. They reached Greenland in August 2015. After touring the west coast for 3 months Guirec and Monique spent the winter there, without means of communication. 130 days and 106 eggs later, they came back to civilization and have sailed extensively through the Arctic and down the Bering Strait toward Alaska. They are currently returning to the United Kingdom from South Africa.

Vagabond - Polar Logistics
Last updated: December 2018
Eric Brossier and family - adventures and expeditions in the North.
2018 Artic expedition, wintering in Miquelon 2017: Bylot Island, north of Baffin Island in Northern Canada.
2011-2016: Sailing and wintering for scientific projects in Greenland and Nunavut (Canada).
2004-2009: 5 winters in Spitsbergen, Norway.
2002-2003: Arctic circumnavigation via the NE and NW passages.

Northern Europe

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Ronja round the world – or at least part of it
Posted: 2012 - Last updated: December 2018
Danish yacht Ronja has so far been cruising Europe and the Med, visiting Germany, Holland, Belgium, France and Italy. Owners Per and Kirsten, reflect on things and people they meet on their way. They want their blog to give inspiration to other sailors and adventurers as they themselves have been inspired by other sailors sharing their experiences here on noonsite.com.
Their blog covers good places to visit, nice things to experience and ugly things to avoid. It has informative port reviews, facts, tips, evaluations, comments and more.
Per and Kirsten started their adventure in 2012, but for the first four years still had jobs in Denmark so only used Ronja for four weeks in the summer. However, from the summer of 2016 they both quit their jobs to live on board full time. After 3 years in the Mediterranean they have decided that they will stay for some time so at the end of 2018 modifications were being made on the boat to improve its suitability for Mediterranean cruising

Sail Big Sky
Last updated: December 2018
Barb and Con Sprenger have been cruising around the world since 2007 visiting 55 countries on 5 continents. They are currently overwintering in Lagos, Portugal.

Tale of the Restoration of SY Pacifico
Last updated: December 2018
Illustrated website about the restoration and North Sea cruising of a German yacht. Limited text in both German and English. Update April 2016, "The "Pacifico" is still online. Since 2007 many things have happened. Nowadays we are supporters for the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany), Sea Shepherd and are busy in environmental protection. Here in NW Germany where we live, we are well known as the animal protection ship."

Yacht Suwena sailing on the Baltic Sea and in Northern Europe
Last updated: June 2018
Eve and Andrus are from Finland and their blog has a lot of local knowledge for sailing the Baltic Sea. After leaving the Baltic their voyage took them down the North Sea to the English Channel. It took them two summers to circumnavigate the British Isles during which time they sailed up north as far as the Shetlands. Their boat was now based in Brittany, France, but now they are sailing south down Europe's Atlantic Coast. Also, see their Youtube channel for videos about their sailing voyages.

North and Central America, and the Caribbean

Around 'n Circles - south to the Caribbean & beyond
Last updated: November 2018
What started as a dream 9+ years ago... is now a reality. We eliminated debt, saved $$, bought a boat, purged our stuff, sold our house, and moved aboard June 2016. Our boys are 10 and 11 this year and we are starting out from Texas headed to the US East Coast & Bahamas this year before heading south to the Caribbean and beyond. We plan to travel the world on our Lagoon 380 catamaran "Giro". Follow our crew of 4 (plus 3 furry crew members) as our plans progress.

Becoming a sailor on a St Francis 50 catamaran
Posted: 2015 - Last updated: December 2018
New to sailing and the cruising lifestyle, this blog documents how a mother with four young children makes the transition from landlubber to competent, bluewater sailor. Living on board a 50 foot catamaran, this family of six have so far explored the Caribbean and sailed north via Haiti to Georgia in the USA, with plans to complete a circumnavigation.

CoastalBoating.net
Posted: June 2017 - Last updated: November 2018
Alex and Daria Blackwell's website covers mainly US east coast destinations, although they are constantly expanding the coverage in Europe and beyond. It's a useful resource for Places to Go and Things to Know covering boating news, cruising articles and reports on destinations.

Coastapus
Posted: July 2017 - Last updated: December 2018
A blog dedicated to sailing on the west coast of British Columbia. The authors have been cruising the area for 10 years and with countless places to explore by sailboat, their blog shares destinations, anchorages, events and general ideas for spending time on your sailboat in BC.

Cruising Alaska and The Inside Passage of B.C
Last updated: September 2018
A useful report on their visit to Alaska in 2002.

Cruising Pacific Mexico for 4 years
Last updated: November 2018
Emily and Mark Fagan have been traveling full-time by sailboat and RV since 2007. After RVing for two years, they cruised Mexico’s Pacific coast as far as the Guatemala border and the Sea of Cortez for four years, and then returned to RVing full-time. Their site has hundreds of pages of info. for sailors heading to Mexico, plus a lengthy video series of cruising tips called "Cruising Mexico Off the Beaten Path."

Hundred Rabbits
Posted: 2016 - Last updated: September 2018
Rekka and Devine are independent designers looking for a different way to live and travel while making games, podcasts, art and recipes. On January 15th 2016, they used up all their savings and moved onto a 33ft yacht in Vancouver, BC, both complete novices. They began documenting their experience in the form of monthly videos, in hopes that it can inspire others to try alternative ways of living. So far they have sailed to La Paz, in Mexico and are currently in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.

Hydroquest - Will and Sarah's Sailing Adventure
Posted: 2012 - Last updated: September 2018
New to cruising, Will and Sarah bought their first boat in Mexico in 2011. They spent some time cruising in the Pacific but are now back in North America sailing the coast around San Francisco.

Jacaranda Journey
Posted: 2005 - Last updated: September 2018
Chuck Houlihan & Linda Edeiken left San Diego in 2005 and spent 7 years cruising Mexico. In 2013 they headed south to explore Central & South America for 2 years before arriving in the Marquesas in June 2015. They have been cruising French Polynesia since and they were recently in the Tuamotos. Their blog has excellent passage notes and trip reports, with updated reports on food and fuel availability and costs, weather sources and much more in “Other Good Stuff”.

North America: Chicago & the Great Lakes
Posted: September 2014 - Last updated: October 2018
Megan, Aaron and Claire (age 3) – a family of three - keep their boat in Chicago and live on board from May to October. They are currently cruising the Caribbean and their blog gives an excellent insight into how it is possible to have both a floating and land home and share the cruising lifestyle with that of landlubbers.

Sailing Adventures by John Peltier
Posted: March 2018 - Last updated: December 2018
John is an editorial & travel photographer based in Lake Tahoe and sails around Central and North America and the Caribbean from time to time. His site has some stunning photos as well as interesting articles and blogs. John only adds new sailing content a few months out of the year, but it's worth a look.

Sailing With Bloom
Posted: 2016 - Last updated: December 2018
The Bloom Crew is a family of three with a crazy whippet who adores every human being on this planet. They sold their house and belongings in 2014 to embark on an adventure aboard their Bavaria 40, s/v Bloom. Based in Victoria, BC, this adventuresome trio is currently living aboard and after heading South down the West Coast to La Paz, Mexico, they are now in the Sea of Cortez. What does their 10-year-old son have to say about this upcoming journey? One word- AWESOME. Follow them across the seas and horizons on their blog or get in touch by e-mail.

Sea Change Log
Posted: November 2017 - Last updated November 2017
A group of friends on a mission to test themselves, grow and learn, travelling under sail to connect deeply with the people, places and elements they encounter. Florida - Belize - Guatemala - Honduras - Dominica - Panama Canal - South America ... Beautiful photographs and inspiring video blogs make this a site to spend some time enjoying. Don't miss their record of the Rio Dulce.

The Retirement Project
Posted: March 2016 - Last updated: November 2018
The Retirement Project is a blog about Deb and T.J.’s journey to retirement on a sailboat cruising the East coast of the U.S. as well as the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Deb and T.J. started the process in 2007 with no previous sailing experience and are now actively cruising. It has a wealth of practical help, great photos, and an occasional philosophical musing. However, after many years of cruising, during which time they wrote three books, Deb and T.J. have decided to sell their boat and become landlubbers in St Louis.

White Spot Pirates - Untie the Lines
Posted: June 2017 - Last updated: February 2018
Nike Steiger purchased an abandoned boat in Panama sight-unseen and the adventure began. Since then, she has posted regular updates in the form of YouTube videos and blog posts of the refit of sailing vessel "Karl" and cruising the western Caribbean. She says that she knew absolutely nothing about sailing or fixing a boat, but has become an inspiring figure in the sailing community. She continues to produce videos of her adventures and is currently in the San Blas Islands.

Reports

Cruising Stories
A little glimpse of the cruising life, emotional and raw, hitting both the beauty and the tough times.
From Nieuwpoort (Belgium) to the Med
(2007 - on going)
Dutch, English and French website by Kaat and Eric of SY Nehalinnia who left Nieuwpoort (B) on the 7th of July 2007 with their Fellowship 27'. Their final goal, the small village of HORTÓ in the Volos bay in Greece took them through France sailing the canals, the rivers Saône and Rhône, along the French Med coast - winteing in Menton -, along the Italian west-coast and to the islands. Through the Corinth canal and the Saronic gulf to their destination.
Indonesia to Australia
Cruising in Company
Page on the Sail Indonesia website where boats returning from Indonesia to Australia can post their details if the wish to meet up with other yachts doing the same thing.
www.WorldCruisingGuide.net
Information from a world cruise - 2006 to 2010 (approx.)
General
Platinum Sponsors

Over 200 boats and 1200 people take part in the ARC every year
2700 NM across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia
A rally for everyone; families, racers, couples, big boats and modest boats
Two weeks of pre-departure activities in Las Palmas
Welcomed in Saint Lucia with a rum punch and a chilled beer
Fantastic achievement - crossing an ocean on a small sailboat