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Mediterranean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links

By Tom Sampson — last modified Jan 19, 2019 09:37 AM
For any cruisers planning to explore the Mediterranean this year, here is a round-up of some useful articles and links from

Published: 2019-01-10 00:00:00
Topics: Cruising Information , Mediterranean
Countries: Algeria , Croatia , Cyprus , Egypt , France , Gibraltar , Greece , Israel , Italy , Libya , Malta , Monaco , Montenegro , Morocco , Portugal , Spain , Syria , Tunisia , Turkey

Mediterranean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links


Before You Go

Long term cruising in the Mediterranean

Documents Required when Cruising Abroad

Managing Essential Paperwork whilst Cruising

The European Union: Schengen Area, Import Duty, VAT etc.

Information Affecting Non-EU Boats visiting Europe

Proof of Competency for European Countries

Join a Rally: World Cruising Club Events


Passage Planning

Grab Bag: What should you pack for a long voyage?

Unknown Crew on passage? A word of warning...

Ocean Crew Link

Netherlands to Turkey via the European Canals and Rivers

Netherlands to Greece: Inland Route

Circumnavigating Europe

Planning a European Cruise

Greek Cruising Tax starts April 2019

Peters & May: Guide to Mediterranean Yachting Destinations

Pre-Passage Checks & Preparation

Mediterranean Cruising Update - regarding the migrant crisis



Mediterranean Almanac 2017 - 2018

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising 2018

Mediterranean Imray Digital Charts available on Raymarine Chartplotters

Imray Nautical App

RYA Passage Planning

Voyaging with Kids - A Guide to Family Life Afloat

See each Mediterranean country / Publications, for a list of recommended cruising guides



Demystifying International Clearance for Cruisers

Movement of Pets within the EU

Mediterranean Anchoring Restrictions



Cruising Radio Nets - Mediterranean

Mediterranean SSB Net (MedNet)

Cruisers Network Online: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Africa, South Pacific

Med Sailing Facebook Group

Cruisers Forum

Kids4Sail Facebook Group

The Islander Magazine

Optimizing Iridium GO use on Board

Cruising Europe: EU scraps mobile roaming charges

VHF Certification & Licensing


Marine Services

TransEurope Marinas

LPG Stations Europe-wide

Ordering Spares whilst cruising the Eastern Med

Yacht Transportation and Delivery

You, the Shipyard and your Insurance Policy



IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

Free Forecast Services

Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

Euro Weather

20 Tips for Surviving Strong Winds

Handling Rough Weather in Port

Spain, Balearics: Meteotsunami (rissaga) floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca

Turkey, Marmaris: Damaging waterspout overturns yachts in Yat Marina


Yacht Security

SAR Contacts - Find Rescue Coordination Centres Worldwide

Securing your Boat from Intruders

Protecting Yourself from Boat Theft

Noonsite’s Piracy Pages
For the latest reports from cruisers about yacht security worldwide



Bugs: Nine Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Boat Pests

Dealing with Seasickness in Children

Family Healthcare while cruising



European Black & Grey Water Regulations

We can all help Clean up the Med

Aluminium Cans and the Ocean

Coastal Clean-up

Citizen Science Programme for Cruisers

Balearic Islands: Be Aware of the Posidonia LIFE Project if wanting to anchor.


End of Season

How to lay up a Yacht Abroad

Yacht Transportation

Warning Regarding the International Transport of Yachts

Shipping Your Boat - a Guide for Transportation

Wintering in the Mediterranean


Mediterranean Cruisers' Blogs

Exploring the Med with a Dog

UK to the Med for Low Budget Cruisers

An American Boat in the Med

Summer in Mediterranean Spain

15 Years of Sailing in the Med

Sail Big Sky

Two Years for the Caribbean & Med


(Editor’s Note: Any updates to the above articles or suggestions of links you have found useful for Mediterranean cruising are very welcome. Either register on noonsite and post a comment at the bottom of this report, or send your feedback to, thank you).

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