Meet the team that runs Noonsite.com

Noonsite began in 2000 and has since grown extensively, in the main thanks to constant updates and cruising reports from sailors using the site and regular contributions from our regional editors.

Noonsite’s main objective is to provide cruising sailors with comprehensive information regarding the necessary formalities, paperwork and costs for clearing into all countries worldwide, plus essential marine facilities in all ports.

Our team is small, but all are enthusiastic about maintaining Noonsite as the most useful resource for the cruising community, as it has been for nearly two decades.

Noonsite was awarded the OCC Geoff Pack Memorial Trophy in February 2017.

Sue Richards - Staff PhotoSue Richards: Site Editor

Sue has been cruising since small, beginning with the North Sea, UK and Northern France. As an adult she realized warmer seas were more her style so moved south to the Mediterranean, including several years hopping back and forth to the Caribbean, a trip up the east coast of the States to Nova Scotia and then through the Panama Canal across the Pacific to Tonga.

Now a mum with 2 young children, time on the water has been difficult to find in recent years. Sue’s favorite cruising destination is the Greek Islands.

 

 

Lynda Lim - Staff PhotoLynda Lim: Sub-Editor

Lynda’s first sailing experience was as a teenage student on the New Zealand sail training vessel “Spirit of Adventure”. However, it wasn’t until more than 40 years later that she got the wind in her sails again with a sailing adventure through SE Asia on a 43ft catamaran with her husband.

In between times Lynda trained as a journalist and has worked in Australia and New Zealand for newspapers, magazines, in website content development and as a freelance writer. As well as sailing, Lynda is a keen surfer and stand up paddle boarder and brings a wealth of experience both in and on the water to the Noonsite team.

 

 

Tom Sampson - Staff PhotoTom Sampson: Sub-Editor

Tom started his sailing with the R.A.F. and became a RYA dinghy instructor in 1974, a Royal Navy Sailing Association (RNSA) offshore skipper in 1975, a Joint Services Sailing Centre (JSSC) coastal racing and offshore skipper in 1976 and a RYA Offshore Master in 1979.

During his career with the R.A.F. he sailed circa 30,000 nms. around the UK, the Mediterranean and North Africa. Tom took early retirement in 2003 and bought a new Nauticat 331. A year later he began a circumnavigation which was to take 8 years.