Over the past two decades, Noonsite has been the cruising yachtsman’s primary source of worldwide cruising information, including a wealth of up-to-date information on practically every country of interest. As the only source on the web for detailed information on country formalities and what to expect when you first arrive in a foreign port, plus port and marina information, a wealth of reports from cruisers and the latest cruising news, Noonsite should be bookmarked as every skipper’s favorite.
2020 saw a new channel of information open up to assist cruisers with the complex Covid protocols that were constantly changing at ports of entry worldwide – an information service that won Noonsite two awards.
The same year we launched a new mapping system easily displaying ports of entry, open and closed ports, marinas and boatyards around the world and giving direct access to port and country information on the site.
Noonsite’s users share information with each other via the “comments” function on all ports, countries and reports. This requires a free subscription which also gives you access to member discounts.
In 2022 paid subscriptions were introduced for members wanting unlimited access to the site and access to Noonsite offline. Find out more at https://www.noonsite.com/membership-account/membership-levels/.
Noonsite’s latest update was launched in March 2023 with a host of design improvements to enhance site user experience, based on feedback from sailors that use Noonsite regularly. Navigation is now simpler, in particular on mobile devices, site speed is faster and member features have been greatly improved.
The majority of Noonsite still remains a free resource for the cruising community, as it has been for over 20 years.
Noonsite has received a number of awards in recent years, as well as being nominated for the Maritime Media Awards in 2017.
- OCC 2021 Award as part of Team South Pacific
- SSCA Growltiger Clean Wake Award in 2020
- OCC Geoff Pack Memorial Trophy in 2017
Noonsite’s free monthly newsletter is the ideal way to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world of long-distance cruising.
Meet the team that runs Noonsite
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 two decades.
Sue 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 settled in Spain with a young family, Sue enjoys plenty of time on the water cruising locally.
Lynda 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.
Michell Goodman: Editorial Assistant
Michell joined Noonsite at the start of 2021 to assist the editorial team with research and updates.
Having traveled extensively in her youth and lived in Costa Rica, Thailand, Malaysia and now The Philippines, Michell is a practicing yoga teacher with a demanding cat and two teenage boys.
To contact the Team at Noonsite see Contact Us.
News about Noonsite:
- Noonsite 2023 Edition (2023)
- New Mapping Feature – How to Use (2020)
- Noonsite Award from the Seven Seas Cruising Association (2020)
- COVID-19: Special Procedures Being Introduced in Ports of Entry Worldwide (2020)
- Noonsite October Product Update (2019)
- Noonsite June Product Update (2019)
- New Noonsite Beta Launch (2019)
- Vall Ellis, Noonsite Site Researcher, Retires after 19 Years with Noonsite (2019)
- Gulf of Aden & Horn of Africa: CTF 151 Report on Noonsite Community Survey Results (2018)
- Noonsite Nominated for Maritime Media Awards 2017
- Noonsite Award from the Ocean Cruising Club (2016)
- You can now give something back to Noonsite (2015)
- New Features on noonsite: Adding Comments (2013)
- Noonsite Needs You!
- Noonsite/MEER Whale Collision Survey Benefits from Excellent Feedback (2009)