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February 2014: New Information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Aug 30, 2018 10:57 PM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource.

Published: 2015-03-01 00:00:00

All the latest information posted on last month is outlined below.

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Register with noonsite: This is quick and simple to set-up. Being registered means you can contribute comments to all ports, countries and reports on noonsite. A simple way to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat or feedback any new port information you have encountered. Please remember that comments are moderated and may take 24-48 hours before approval. Please keep comments short.

E-mail us with updates and reports: Those of you with more detailed updates for noonsite (i.e. more than just a paragraph) can still pass these on to the noonsite team at [email protected] and they will be used for site updates and/or published as a noonsite report. Try to include as much information as you can about places visited, routes taken, contact details etc. and don’t forget to send us a photo or two as well.This e-mail can also be used for any questions you need answered.

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Get involved with our Forums: At where you will find 3 cruising forums; Weather & Routing, Convoys & Cruising in Company and the Cockpit Locker (for buying & selling equipment).

See previous monthly report summaries here


(See Piracy/Security Reports & News from last month further down)


Circumnavigating Europe: 11 years of great cruising


Caribbean: 3G Phone and Internet Access

Antigua: Tips if receiving parcels

Guadeloupe, Iles de Saintes: Crowded & unwelcoming

Central & North America

Guatemala, Rio Dulce: New guide in Italian

Mexico, Isla Mujeres: Clearing in without an agent - Cruisers' Experiemces

Panama: Update on Anchorages on the Pacific Coast

Panama: Transiting the Panama Canal without an Agent

Panama: Transiting the Panama Canal 2012/13 - Cruisers Report

South America

Colombia, Caribbean Coast, Santa Marta: Agent and Marina Highly Recommended

Venezuela: Cruising Los Roques - Feedback from cruisers

Venezuela:  3 months in Puerto La Cruz on the Mainland


Greece: New Cruising Tax - Latest update 21 Feb.

Italian Anchorages and Marinas 2013 - Part 1: Sicily & Sardinia

Italian Anchorages and Marinas 2013 - Part 2: Corsica & Italian Coast

Malta: Msida Creek Marina update on facilities

South East Asia & East Asia

Philippines, Port Carmen: Comments from Cruisers about Boatyards

Thailand Boat Stays: Old System now back in place

Thailand: Gulf of Thailand - Our experience with Thai immigration and customs

Thailand: Cruising in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand

South Pacific

Galapagos: Reports from Cruisers who have visited this season

Papua New Guinea, Alotau, Milne Bay: Good times at the National Canoe and Kundu Festival

Papua New Guinea, Longan Island, Ninigo Atoll: Very warm welcome for yachts


Belgium: Plea for UK Yachts to end boycott

Caribbean Earthquake of M6.5 Strikes off Barbados, 18 February 2014

Federated States of Micronesia, Caroline Islands: Cruising information and support vessel required for BBC/SBS Series

French Caribbean: End of Fuel Strikes in Guadeloupe & Martinique

Mediterranean, Greece: Do they want Cruising Sailors or not?

Mediterranean, Greece, Ionian: Earthquake strikes Cephalonia toppling yachts on the hard

Mediterranean: Italy rescues more than 1,100 migrants in rafts south of Sicily

Mexico: The Latest News on Boats Impounded

Spain: Proposal for extending ‘mat tax exemption’ to EU flagged charter yachts operating in Spanish waters

Spain NW, Basque Country, Zumaia: Bavaria 38 capsizes entering port

Thailand, Phuket: Hazardous Moorings removed from Chalong Bay

Thailand, Phuket: SeaMester, a unique maritime educational program for university students

USA: Change to MARPOL Garbage Regulations

Venezuela: Empty yacht found adrift - owner located


British Virgin Islands, Tortola East, Fat Hogs Bay: Armed boarding

Martinique, Fort de France: Mugged after clearing-in

Mediterranean, France, Corsica: 17 metre yacht hijacked

Panama, Colon: Theft from secure yard at Shelter Bay Marina

St. Martin: Multiple crimes against cruisers in the last 6 weeks

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Union Island: Violent attack on cruising boat October 2013 – teenagers to stand trial


NOAA Releases Interactive Chart Catalogue

OceansWatch Now in Europe

Yacht Transport: DYT Yacht Transport and Sevenstar Yacht Transport Partnership


Australia: Useful tips for long distance Australian cruisers

Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Barahona: Additional fees requested

Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata: Ocean World Marina update

Caribbean, Jamaica: Warning about night sailing

Caribbean, St. Kitts, Basseterre: Clearing in

Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Soufriere: Recommendation for watchman

Caribbean, St. Martin: New opening times for Sandy Ground Bridge

Caribbean, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Blue Lagoon update on facilities

Central America, Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Services at RAM Marina & Yacht Club

Central America, Mexico, Puerto Chiapas: Further feedback from cruisers

North Pacific, FSM, Kolonia: Navigation and Christmas festivities update

Panama: Transit update and agent feedback

Panama, Caribbean Coast: Positive feedback about Green Turtle Cay Marina

SE Asia, Indonesia, Jayapura: Warning about freighting goods

SE Asia, Malaysia, Kudat: Marina Jetty Kudat update on new facilities

South America, Colombia, Santa Marta: Agent recommendations

South America, Colombia: Tips on travelling inland

South America, Suriname, Domburg: Cruisers post their views

South America, Venezuela: Visit in February to Los Roques

South Atlantic, Ascension Island: Update from the Tourist Association



Under the Endless Sky

As Long as It’s Fun: The Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey

Guide to Marine Mammals of the World

Seabirds of the World


Atlantic - List of Radio Nets updated

Eastern Caribbean and now the Pacific: The Coconut Telegraph SSB Net extends its reach

Pan Pacific Net needs Net Controllers

Cruising Health

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Cruising Information

Bringing up a Baby on board

Getting work done on your boat whilst long distance cruising: Cruisers Tips

USA: Ocean Sailing Seminar March 22-23 - A Social and Practical Weekend in Annapolis with World Cruising Club

Cruising Networks

Yahoo Groups

Circumnavigation & Ocean Crossing

Cruisers Network Online (CNO)

Pacific Puddle Jump

The Southbound Group


Cruisers Forum

Kids4Sail Facebook Group

Women Who Sail Facebook Group

Cruisers Websites

Billabong - First Year in the Caribbean


Computers Aboard

iPad Navigation Across an Ocean


Man Overboard app for iPhone

Rescue at Sea: What Happens When the Freighter Arrives

Winter Heating & Carbon Monoxide Dangers – Alert to Boat Owners

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