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October: New Reports posted last month on

By Sue Richards — last modified Feb 25, 2016 02:38 PM

Published: 2012-11-03 00:00:00

We are now settling into noonsite’s new look and have received some very positive feedback from those of you using the site, so thank you for getting in touch and letting us know what you think.

As always, we have been working behind the scenes to keep noonsite as up to date as possible and have had some very useful feedback from cruisers this month, as well as a number of new contributors passing on their tips and knowledge for those following in their wake.

Thank you to all who contributed to the site last month with cruising reports, updates, corrections and useful info. for fellow cruisers.

We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information on  Please do not hesitate to send us your news, reports and updates, ([email protected]) from wherever in the world you are cruising. This website relies 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 updates, we also welcome emails stating that the info. you found on noonsite was 100% accurate. All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries since 2009 here



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Caribbean: Free Cruising Guide to the ABC Islands Now Available

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Central and North America

Panama: Cruisers Report on their Canal Transits

Panama: Latest on Shelter Bay Marina

Panama: Red Frog Beach Marina Joins the IGY Marinas Network

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Mexico: Cruiser Alert!

South America

Colombia: Agent Recommendations

Malvinas/Falklands: Applying for "Permiso"

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Cape Verdes, Mindelo: Feedback from Cruisers

France, La Rochelle: Shops and services guide to Port Les Minimes

Spain & Portugal: More Marina Prices

Spain and the Canary Islands: Anchoring Restrictions

Mediterranean & Black Sea

Greece: Channel Island Boats Beware

Greece, Ionian, Zakynthos: Updates from Cruisers

Italy, Sicily, Licata: Good New Marina

Spain, La Linea de la Conception, Marina Alcaidesa: Reports from Cruisers

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Spain and the Canary Islands: Anchoring Restrictions

Turkey East: Mersin Marina Update

South East Asia and East Asia

Indonesia, Belitung: Helpful resource

Indonesia Cruising: The Benefits of Securing an Agent in Advance

Malaysia: Penang marinas and anchorages update

Indian Ocean

Sailing yachts still vulnerable to pirate attack in the Indian Ocean

South Pacific

Australia: Air Canada crew & passengers help locate stranded yacht

Australia: Pantaenius opens new office

Fiji: Bio-security (BAF) Update

Fiji, Rakiraki: SOS Unheeded as Cruising Sailors Rescued by Divers

Galápagos: The Runaround - May 2012

Papua New Guinea: Cruising in the Louisiades - Free E Book

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Solomon Islands, Florida Islands (the Nggelas): Positive Feedback

Vanuatu: Anatom, Tanna & Erromango - Further Island Updates

Vanuatu, Tanna: Port Resolution Guide for Yachts


Colombia, Santa Marta, Taganga Bay: Armed Boarding and Robbery

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New Show looking for People who live their lives at Sea


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