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November 2013: New Information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:37 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, and welcome to our new users – we hope you’ll find time to contribute to the site this month and share your cruising experiences and knowledge with those following in your wake.

Published: 2013-12-01 00:00:00

New ways to get more out of noonsite

Having introduced site registration in May, we now have well over 1500 users registered 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 great 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.

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.

On Twitter we now have nearly 400 followers (@NoonsiteEditor) and this is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates, new info. as it is added, news relevant to cruising sailors and any useful articles we want to share with our followers.

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

See previous monthly report summaries here


Atlantic Islands

Canary Islands: Updates on availability of Gas

Northern Europe

Finland, Helsinki & Espoo: Yachtsman’s Guide to the Archipelago


Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility

Caribbean Boatyard Safety: Good Grounding Saves Lives

Dominica joins the Caribbean Marine Association

Grenada: Changes in Fees

Tobago: Buoys to be installed to monitor Tobago's reefs

Central & North America

Costa Rica, Cocos Island and Cano Island: Have a Permit or be turned away

Guatemala: Six Months in the Rio Dulce 2013

Pacific Panama: Navigation notes for the Darien Region

USA: Change to MARPOL Garbage Regulations

South Indian Ocean

Madagascar, Sailing the Western Coast: The Land of Crescent Sails


Greece: Proposed tax for all cruising yachts passed by parliament

Greece vs Croatia: Which is the best value cruising ground?

Spain: Matriculation tax exemption extended to all charter boats

Spain & Portugal - Marina Prices

Spain, Balearics: An update on anchoring

Spain, Mallorca: Marinas and services in and around Andraitx

Eastern Tunisia: Hauling Out in Monastir


Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility

Caribbean: St Vincent Coast Guard Security Advice to Yacht Owners


Northern Europe: New scheme could see Belgians relax over red diesel

UK: Plans for Bristol Atlantic Array wind farm scrapped

UK: VHF users face 'rocket science' training

12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards


Canary Islands, La Palma, Santa Cruz de la Palma: Recent visit

Canary Islands, Tenerife, Los Cristianos: Changes

Cape Verdes, Mindelo: Laundry recommendation

Denmark, Bornholm, Ronne: New breakwater

Ecuador, Puerto Lucia: Boatyard info. Stewart Yates & Servicios

France, Le Lavandou: Port facilities update

Grenada: Changes in Fees

Italy, Sicily, Licata: Update on wintering here

Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu: updates on further fees

Mexico, Puerto Chiapas: More feedback

Reunion Island, Pointe des Galets: Refrigeration recommendation

South Africa: Radio Nets

Spain, Balearics, Mallorca, Puerto de Alcudia: Alcudiamar Marina info.

Spain, Balearics, Mallorca, Puerto de Soller: Berthing options

Spain, Murcia, Cartagena: Recent visit

Spain, Torrevieja: Visit to Marina Salinas

Turks & Caicos, South Caicos: Entrance lights & School for Field Studies

Vanuatu, Banks Islands, Vureas Bay: Vanua Lava Arts Festival

Aluminium boats: Antifouling information


Books & Charts

Christmas additions to your boat library


Atlantic Crossing HF Radio NET Group - 2013/14


Garbage Disposal at Sea and in the Eastern Caribbean

UK, Wales: Appeal to Welsh boaters to assist with Welsh Sea Watchers program


Electrics: Tips from an unplanned re-wiring

Questions about Aluminium Boats

Global Yachting Services

USA & Canadian Citizens: Is DAN Insurance an option?

USA: How to Safely Truck Your Boat Over the Road


Cruising West from Trinidad: Cruisers give their advice

Safety & Medical

Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?


UK: BBC to assess future of Shipping Forecast - with update


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