Content and resources related to circumnavigation

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  • A Seven-year Circumnavigation

    Published by Cruising World Magazine in January 2018, Jack and Zdenka Griswold, who have now completed their circumnavigation, address a few questions that they are... Read More

  • Circumnavigation & Ocean Crossing

    Circumnavigation was started halfway through our trip around because we believed that we and others could benefit by being able to easily share information. Our... Read More

  • Circumnavigation Budget

    In response to Noonsite item Cruising Costs in the Med

    One of the most common questions that seem to be posed by potential long term cruisers... Read More

  • Family Blog: Around the World with the Totem Family

    Behan, Jamie, and their children Niall, Mairen, and Siobhan, have cruised from North America through the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Africa in a slow but... Read More

  • Family Blog: Circumnavigating since 2017 and looking for other families

    We are a family of 3 from Barcelona (Spain): Joan (52), Esther (51) and Gerard (13 years old). Our boat It's a Columbia 50. A... Read More

  • Family Blog: Circumnavigation, seven years and two babies

    If you are thinking about going cruising with very young children or indeed starting a family whilst living on board, Eivind and Heidi's blog is... Read More

  • Family Blog: Coconuts Sailing the World – 100% Green

    Jay, Natasha, Sol, Luna, Caribe & Ártico are a nomadic family of 6 travelling the world aboard their race boat Messenger (a 1-ton IOR German... Read More

  • Family Blog: Family of 4 Cruising the World

    [caption id="attachment_52626" align="alignright" width="196"] SY Yindee Plus[/caption]

    The Bright family on their cutter-rigged sloop Yindee Plus left the UK in July 2009 and cruised around the... Read More

  • Family Blog: Sailing adventures of 2 boys around the world

    Moya and her family crew of four, are exploring our planet from the sea. Jonathan (3), Joshua (5), Christian and Sabrina started their adventures in... Read More

  • Family Blog: Swedish Family of Four Circumnavigate

    This Swedish family of four left Sweden in August 2010 and circumnavigated the world returning August 2014. Their children were the youngest Swedes to have... Read More

  • Family Blog: TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition

    We are a Swiss family already cruising for 12 years around the world and made on the trip 4 children. We like to contribute with... Read More

  • Family Blog: Two years and 40,000 miles

    Caspar, Nichola, Bluebell (9), Columbus (7) and Willow (2) sailed around the world starting from the UK in August 2014 and joining the World ARC.... Read More

  • Family Blog: Water-Log

    Planning out, packing up and paying off to the big blue... 4 years, 32 countries, 2 oceans, 2 babies en route and 18,000 miles so... Read More

  • Lessons from a Circumnavigation Part III: Cost of Cruising


    by Michael Frankel

    Yachting is expensive. Yachting around the world even more so.

    I did not conduct a formal Millennium Odyssey survey of boat expenses... Read More

  • Sailing and Boating

    Cruising and sailing information gathered during a circumnavigation, including detailed notes on the Red Sea and Atlantic crossing. Download various useful ebooks. Read More

  • Seven Prep Tips for World Circumnavigation

    Catamaran Elcie and her family crew are about to embark on an ambitious 2-year circumnavigation. Here they share their thoughts on the planning involved. From... Read More

  • Share Maxsea Track Files

    Share tracks with other cruisers. Helpful in determining approaches and anchorages as well as avoiding uncharted low-water areas. Interesting to see how others have approached... Read More


    Information from a world cruise - 2006 to 2010 (approx.) Read More


  • INSIGHTS: How I Realized my Dream to Sail around the World – Part 1

    Date Published - January 24, 2021

    Now more than half way through his circumnavigation, having set sail on his Beneateu 44cc SV Cajucito from Cork in the south of Ireland in... Read More

  • Covid-19 Field Report: Egypt to Sweden – 54 days without going ashore

    Date Published - January 16, 2021

    Having sailed up the Red Sea at the start of March last year, circumnavigators Tove, Johan and their three crew members on SV Bird of... Read More

  • Bluewater Cruising: Family Boat Shares Top Tips

    Date Published - November 17, 2020

    Taking part in their first ARC in 2020, Kean and Nyree Chung purchased Kaizen, an Oyster 49 in 2017 and will be sailing with their... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Top 10 Tips to Cruise More Sustainably

    Date Published - November 12, 2020

    Dutch cruisers Floris and Ivar have sailed 26,500 nautical miles, half way around the world, investigating local sustainability projects in the countries that they... Read More

  • Turkey to Indonesia via the Red Sea

    Date Published - October 19, 2020

    As coronavirus made its way into the world early 2020 these American double-handers felt lucky they were tucked up safely in a marina in Finike,... Read More

  • Across the Indian Ocean to Tanzania

    Date Published - October 14, 2020

    Peter and Donna Schmieder are a German/American couple who live and travel around the world on their catamaran Kokomo, a Quasar50, made by Prout.... Read More

  • Australia: Taking the Southern Route across The Australian Bight

    Date Published - October 08, 2020

    British circumnavigators Rob and Barb White of SY Zoonie chose to take the southern route to western Australia 634NM across the Great Australian Bight. This... Read More

  • Red Sea: Passage Report on a Successful Trip from SV Joana

    Date Published - July 13, 2020

    A successful passage through the Red Sea requires preparation, according to Wade Alarie, moderator of the Red Sea Passage Facebook Page who sailed the route... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Amy and David Alton of SY Starry Horizons

    Date Published - April 01, 2020

    Young American couple David and Amy Alton started their five-year circumnavigation from Antigua on December 31, 2015 aboard their catamaran Starry Horizons and crossed their... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Sue and John Woods of MY Solita

    Date Published - December 10, 2019

    Australians Sue and John Woods have been cruising SE Asia on their 47ft motor yacht Solita for the last nine years. During that time they... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Karin and Tony Stubbs

    Date Published - November 15, 2019

    Almost at the end of a 28-year circumnavigation, Tony and Karin Stubbs live the cruising life at a slow pace. They also choose to live... Read More

  • Ocean Sailing Book Review

    Date Published - October 10, 2019

    Launched at the 2019 Southampton Boat Show by Bloomsbury, the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation's new book is a practical guide to long-distance ocean sailing.... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Allen and Maria Wadsworth

    Date Published - September 27, 2019

    Allen and Maria Wadsworth have been contributing information to Noonsite ever since they cast off their dock lines from the UK in 2017. Cruising double-handed... Read More

  • Over the Edge of the World- Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

    Date Published - September 01, 2019

    Five hundred years ago Ferdinand Magellan set sail with a fleet of five ships on what became the first circumnavigation of the world. Meticulously... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest

    Date Published - August 22, 2019

    Circumnavigator Lisa Dorenfest had always wanted to escape to sea, but the time never seemed quite right. Surviving cancer threw life into perspective and encouraged... Read More

  • Book Review: Sail Away – How to escape the rat race and live the dream

    Date Published - July 01, 2019

    If buying a boat and embarking on some long-distance voyaging is a dream for the future, then this book by Nicola Rodriguez could just be... Read More

  • A Circumnavigation Under Power

    Date Published - May 22, 2019

    Robert Burn fulfilled a circumnavigation from 2016 to 2018 in his 16.7m Bermudan ketch rigged motor sailer. Wai-O-Tira.The complete voyage was carried out under power... Read More

  • Family cruising Suwarrow, Samoa, and Tonga

    Date Published - November 28, 2018

    A family of four record their experience sailing the central South Pacific from July through September 2018.... Read More

  • Update for Red Sea Passage and Cochin India (June 2018)

    Date Published - July 27, 2018

    See Wade Alarie's update (Administrator for the Facebook Group RED SEA PASSAGE) at the bottom of the page - June 2018. All cruisers contemplating this... Read More

  • Where the Magic Happens

    Date Published - June 10, 2018

    This is one family's story; a story of a fabulous sailing adventure and an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same;... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: German crew Christian, Sabrina, Joshua and Jonathan of Yacht Moya

    Date Published - May 24, 2018

    German cruising parents Christian and Sabrina started long distance cruising in Europe with a baby of 3 months and a toddler. Two years later the... Read More

  • Vanuatu to Australia: Cruisers comment on a stop-over at Chesterfield Reef.

    Date Published - September 20, 2017

    Chesterfield Reef makes for a perfect stop-over for those on passage from Vanuatu to Australia in settled weather. However, permission must be requested at... Read More

  • Passage Planning: From the SW Pacific to NZ

    Date Published - October 02, 2015

    With the 2015 Tropical Cruising season coming to an end, many skippers are starting to look at the weather and what’s likely for the passage... Read More

  • Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South

    Date Published - July 03, 2013

    Rory Garland & Kate Mackay of S/Y Streetcar have written a very informative report about their time spent during cyclone season in Tuvalu, Kiribati &... Read More


  • Cruising Club of America: Randall Reeves Awarded Blue Water Medal

    Date Published - January 28, 2021

    Randall Reeves has been named winner of the 2020 Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) for sailing his 45-foot aluminum cutter,... Read More

  • Electric Shock: Jimmy Cornell Abandons Fully Electric Powered Circumnavigation

    Date Published - December 16, 2020

    At the beginning of December on arrival in Tenerife, Jimmy Cornell made the difficult decision to abandon the Elcano Challenge - his planned circumnavigation in... Read More

  • EL.CA.NO. Project: Jimmy Cornell Prepares to Circumnavigate Again

    Date Published - September 15, 2020

    In order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first round the world, Jimmy Cornell is preparing to recreate the historical route of the first... Read More

  • Three OCC Challenge Grants Awarded for 2020

    Date Published - August 12, 2020

    The Ocean Cruising Club began to support challenging ocean endeavours in 2019 by awarding grants to individuals and their projects which seek the betterment of... Read More

  • A Giant Felled: Two-time Circumnavigator Larry Pardey (1939-2020)

    Date Published - July 31, 2020

    Pardey inspired a generation of cruisers to “go simple, go small, and go now.”... Read More

  • Hawaii: Sailors Rescued by Coast Guard and Container Ship Crew

    Date Published - July 14, 2020

    The US Coast Guard along with crew from the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three sailors from the disabled 50-foot trimaran “Third Try” 825 miles... Read More

  • Red Sea, Eritrea, Massawa: Turkish Circumnavigators Detained by Military since April

    Date Published - June 04, 2020

    The Turkish press are reporting about a Turkish catamaran, on the homeward leg of its circumnavigation, that has been detained in Eritrea after looking for... Read More

  • Maldives: Clearance Fee Reductions Appear to be on Hold

    Date Published - April 02, 2020

    In an effort to become more cruiser friendly, the Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean was set to substantially reduce clearance costs from 1st April... Read More

  • French Polynesia: World ARC 2020 Rally Suspended

    Date Published - March 21, 2020

    The World ARC 2020 rally has been suspended in French Polynesia due to the international response to the COVID19 virus pandemic. Nations along the route... Read More

  • Bill Hatfield is Oldest Man to Sail Solo, Non-Stop and Unassisted Around the World

    Date Published - February 27, 2020

    Press Release by the Ocean Cruising Club:By Daria Blackwell - 22/02/2020The 81-year-old completed his eight-month journey on Saturday morning, sailing into The Spit on the... Read More

  • Saint Lucia: The 10th World ARC Sets Sail

    Date Published - January 13, 2020

    Saturday 11th January marked a special day in World ARC history as the 10th edition of World Cruising Club's round-the-world rally set sail from Rodney... Read More

  • Australia, Fremantle: Jon Sanders Leaves on Historic 11th Circumnavigation

    Date Published - November 18, 2019

    Jon is sailing to help stop plastic pollution of the oceans (, supported by the OCC Challenge Grant and Mindaroo Foundation. This report by Daria... Read More

  • Update for Red Sea Passage and Cochin India (October 2019)

    Date Published - October 29, 2019

    With the season for a Red Sea passage rapidly approaching, Wade Alarie - primary Admin of the private, closed Red Sea Facebook Group for the... Read More

  • 20 September 2019: 500th Anniversary of the First Circumnavigation

    Date Published - September 20, 2019

    On the 20th September 1519 Ferdinand Magellan set sail from the Spanish port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with a fleet of 5 ships, the Armada... Read More

  • Panama Canal: Toll Increase Approved as of 1st of January 2020

    Date Published - September 12, 2019

    After seven years of no increase and a public consultation period that ended on July 15th, Panama's Cabinet Council have approved the modified Panama Canal... Read More

  • Jeanne Socrates sails into the record books again!

    Date Published - September 11, 2019

    The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) is pleased to announce that member Jeanne Socrates has sailed into Victoria BC harbour on 7th September after successfully completing... Read More

  • Panama: Increased Canal Tolls – Public Consultation Period until July 15

    Date Published - July 11, 2019

    (Published June 17, 2019 - updated July 11, 2019) - The Panama Canal Authorities have announced a proposed change in tolls, bringing the transit rate... Read More

  • South Pacific, Cook Islands, Suwarrow: World ARC 2019-20 Reach Paradise Island

    Date Published - June 06, 2019

    (June 6, 2019) - The sound of coral sands crunching under flip flops and ripples of soft laughter could be heard across the turquoise waters... Read More

  • USA, Atlantic City: Cruising Couple Rescued as Boat Sinks after Microburst Hits

    Date Published - May 31, 2019

    (May 31, 2019) - Peter Bailey and Heidi Snyder lost their home on May 29, 2019, on the last leg of their circumnavigation, when they... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Alene D. Rice and Bruce Balan

    Date Published - April 10, 2019

    (Apr 10, 2019) - An early love for travel and sailing lead both Alene and Bruce to set goals early in life towards a future... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Maryanne and Kyle Webb

    Date Published - February 23, 2019

    With a desire to actively “steer” their lives rather than safely continue on the conveyor belt of life, Maryanne and Kyle Webb merged their dreams... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Eric and Tamara Barto

    Date Published - January 28, 2019

    On the 8 December 2018, Eric and Tamara Barto completed their circumnavigation having successfully sailed 45,000 NM since 2008, visiting 49 countries. Their dream to... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Ivar Smits & Floris van Hees

    Date Published - November 13, 2018

    Ivar and Floris' gave up busy jobs to circumnavigate with Sustainability being their main goal. They are keen to learn from others worldwide and research... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Geoff and Alison Williams

    Date Published - July 31, 2018

    Geoff and Alison's sailing adventures started in 1987 when they bought a 54-year-old sloop and navigated with a plastic sextant. They have lived, cruised and... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Long term single-hander Anthony Swanston

    Date Published - June 30, 2018

    Anthony commissioned a one-off build on retirement and sailed off single-handed with his junk rig "loosely" around the world. After nine years on board, he... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: The Craven Family

    Date Published - March 30, 2018

    Number 11 to take part in our "Portrait of a Cruiser" series are the Cravens, a British family with 3 small children on board who... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser: Eric, Leslie, Bryce and Trent Rigney

    Date Published - February 28, 2018

    Our 10th "Portrait of a Cruiser" are the Rigney family who are getting the max out of their 7-year circumnavigation. From bridge climbing in Sydney... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – David Frost and Kris Adams of SY Taipan

    Date Published - October 17, 2017

    The sixth in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we are profiling an Australian couple who set off to circumnavigate Australia 13 years... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Selim Yalcin and Nadire Berker

    Date Published - September 09, 2017

    The fifth in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we are profiling a Turkish couple who threw off their professional city life in... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Jim and Joy Carey with daughters Kelly and Erin

    Date Published - July 08, 2017

    The third in our “Portrait of a Cruiser” series, this month we profile another double-handed crew who have also cruised extensively with their (now grown... Read More

  • Portrait of a Cruiser – Patrick and Rebecca Childress

    Date Published - June 14, 2017

    The second in our “Portrait of Cruiser” series, this time we are profiling American double-handers Rebecca and Patrick Childress. Regular contributors to noonsite during their... Read More

  • Changes in St. Helena

    Date Published - January 04, 2017

    The formerly isolated outpost has big changes coming, opening St. Helena to cruisers willing to make the trek.... Read More


  • A Race Too Far

    This is the story of the first round the world race in 1968.

    by Chris Eakin, See review at Race Too Far... Read More

  • Chasing Sunsets

    The story of a family's 6-year circumnavigation. Of interest to other families, is the section on their return to 'normal' life as well as some... Read More

  • Child of The Sea

    A Child of the Sea is the true story of Jimmy Cornell's daughter sailing around the world on the family's small yacht from the age... Read More

  • Green Ghost, Blue Ocean

    Green Ghost, Blue Ocean
    By Jennifer M. Smith
    A Sailing Adventure Across 40,000 Nautical Miles
    Available on Amazon

    This will make you laugh out loud from the first chapter.

    Jennifer... Read More

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