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August 2013: New Information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:26 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information posted on last month and outlined below. Thank you to all our users who got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections for the site.

Published: 2013-08-31 23:00:00

Having introduced site registration in May, we now have well over 1000 users registered with noonsite. This is quick and simple to set-up.

Thank you also to all the new registered users who took the time to post their comments on the site. This is a new function for noonsite and we are delighted to see that many of you are utilising it as we intended, to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat and add your opinions to ports, reports and news on the site. Do remember however that updates and lengthy reports should still be sent to [email protected].

On Twitter we now have over 300 followers (@NoonsiteEditor) and this is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates, new info. as it is added and news as it happens.

We continue working on other developments, all designed to improve your user experience whilst on the site, which hopefully we can make happen soon.

Noonsite relies very much on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome port updates and cruising reports, we also welcome emails stating that the information you used from noonsite was 100% accurate. Contact [email protected]. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here



Madeira, Quinta do Lorde: Useful comments posted

St Helena: Welcomed with open arms


Cuba: New FREE Up to date Cruising Guide Now Available

Dominican Republic, Luperon: Useful comment posted

Eastern Carribbean SSB Net: Coconut Telegraph is Moving

Grenada, Carriacou: Yacht Clearance Office relocates to Tyrrel Bay

Haiti, Ile a Vache: Review posted

Puerto Rico, Ponce: Boat works recommendation

Tobago: Store Bay Marine Services move to New Location

Central and North America

Canada: North West Passage blocked with ice - yachts caught

Mexico: Applying for a TIP with a company-owned boat

Panama: Cruisers Report on their Clearance Experiences

South America

Atlantic South America: Comment on Dealing with the Authorities

Colombia, Catalina on Isla Providencia: Cruisers' Experiences

Colombia, Cartagena: An update on renovations at Club Nautico

Northern Europe

UK: Rollout of eLoran stations to back up GPS

U.K. Cowes: Isle of Wight's Royal Yacht Squadron to allow Women Members

U.K. Poole: Anchoring guide for Studland Bay now Available

U.K. Southampton, Hamble River: A New Marina Finally has the Go-Ahead

North Indian Ocean

Croatia: Comment on Recognised Certificates of Competence

India, Cochin: Cruisers' Updates

Sri Lanka, Galle: Updates from Two Cruisers

South Indian Ocean

Madagascar, Antsiranana: Warning to Other Yachts Regarding Required Permits

Mauritius: Some tips on leaving your yacht whilst travelling

South Africa: Sailor Saves Dog, then Wife

South Africa: More Ports Charging Import Tax on Foreign Yachts


Greece: Boatyard recommendation nr. Athens

Italy, Catania: Useful Marine Supplies info.

Spain & Gibraltar: Fishing rights dispute affecting berth availability for yachts

Turkey, Marmaris: Recommendation for yacht maintenance company

South East Asia & East Asia

Brunei: Because even sailboats like cheap diesel

Indonesia: An unforgettable experience when clearing out

Indonesia, Flores: Volcanic Eruption on Palue

Indonesia, Flores: Clearing in at Maumere

Malaysia: Comment on New Visa Restrictions for Sarawak & Sabah

Philippines, Subic Bay: Cruisers’ Views

Singapore: Changes to the Immigration Rules

South Pacific

Australia: Bunbaberg Port Marina has extended its hard standing area

Australia, Queensland, Bundaberg: Great Offers if Planning to Visit as a Port of Entry

Australia, New South Wales: Improved web camera access for State’s coastal bars

Cook Islands, Rarotonga, Avatiu Harbour: Comments from Cruisers

Cook Islands, Aitutaki: Useful Directions for the Pass

Fiji: Checking in to Suva 2013

Fiji: Recommendations for Catamarans

Fiji, Viti Levu: Visiting Robinson Crusoe island, Likuri Harbour

Fiji, Viti Levu, Lautoka: Vuda Marina is now a Yacht Clearing Station

New Guinea, West Papua: Warning about Protest Flotilla

New Zealand: Marine Industry Association publish new destination guide

Pacific Cyclone Season: Comment on North instead of South

Pitcairn Island: Charter trips to Pitcairn from California

Vanuatu: Yacht drug haul spells difficulties for cruising sailors


Eastern Carribbean SSB Net: Coconut Telegraph is Moving


Yamaha Outboard Safety Recall


Yacht Surveys: A Tale of Caution

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