Insights

INSIGHTS was launched at the start of 2020 to celebrate Noonsite’s 20 years on the web.

INSIGHTS is a platform where guest contributors from the sailing and cruising world can share a variety of viewpoints on nautical-related topics ranging from how-to tutorials and equipment reviews to cruising single-handed and voyaging with a conscience.

Topics:

a little boy smiling up at the camera holding onto the lifelines at the bow of the boat with a dolphin under the water below him  a woman in a pink t shirt proudly holding up a colourful reef fish dying in her hands   

Some of the topics covered so far include man overboard, living off-grid, boat schooling and tips on how to “sail away”.

     

Authors:

Guest contributors include authors, sailing instructors, circumnavigators, extreme sailors and just regular cruisers like you and me.

     

Take part:

If you would like to be considered as a guest contributor, please contact [email protected] with a short summary of articles you have in mind and the word INSIGHTS in the subject line.

See the Reports tab below for all INSIGHTS posted to date.

Reports

  • INSIGHTS: Coral Gardening Gives Reefs a Helping Hand

    Date Published - July 05, 2021

    Dutch cruisers Floris and Ivar have sailed thousands of nautical miles around the world, investigating local sustainability projects in countries they visit. In French... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Helping Your Friends and Family Help You

    Date Published - June 04, 2021

    When you are out sailing in the middle of the ocean, it is so good knowing that you have got people back home who are... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Homeschooling on Board for the College Bound Student

    Date Published - May 18, 2021

    Author Kate Laird has sailed with her husband and children aboard their yacht SEAL since 2004, from Greenland to Antarctica to Alaska. She has home-schooled... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Choosing Crew

    Date Published - May 03, 2021

    Boats sailing around the world or on smaller coastal passages often take on extra crew as another pair of hands to help out along the... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Cruising with the Moon

    Date Published - April 14, 2021

    Anna Eriksson, behavioral scientist, executive coach and liveaboard, left Stockholm, Sweden with her husband Arthur on board their 16 meter Amel Super Maramu ketch in... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Provisioning for a Long Offshore Passage

    Date Published - April 05, 2021

    Provisioning for a long voyage is all about careful planning, storage space, dietary requirements and that extra "what if" scenario. Nicola Rodriguez, author and long-distance... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Making a Boat Safety Equipment Diagram

    Date Published - March 11, 2021

    Trying to find a piece of safety equipment on a boat can be critical in an emergency situation. In her first article for INSIGHTS, New... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – The Mayday – Episode 4

    Date Published - February 18, 2021

    A crew member overboard is something we all dread. We all know to hang on tight and not to fall in, but if a crew... 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

  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – Episode 3

    Date Published - December 13, 2020

    A crew member overboard is something we all dread. We all know to hang on tight and not to fall in, but if a crew... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Family Cruising – Jumping the Hurdles

    Date Published - November 24, 2020

    Kiwi cruiser Kia Koropp, has been cruising for over a decade in the Pacific, SE Asia and the Indian Ocean with her husband John on... 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

  • INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly 3 – How to Stay Healthy While Cruising

    Date Published - October 25, 2020

    Part 3 of Richard Chesher’s series of articles for INSIGHTS on Cruising Kindly. Part 1 in February focused on ways cruisers can be kind to... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Pacific Reflections

    Date Published - October 05, 2020

    Anna Eriksson, behavioral scientist, executive coach and liveaboard, gives us an INSIGHT into how an ocean passage can affect us both physically and spiritually and... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Boatschooling – Ages 4 to 12

    Date Published - September 19, 2020

    Author Kate Laird has sailed with her husband and children aboard their yacht SEAL since 2004, from Greenland to Antarctica to Alaska. She has home-schooled... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Floating Studio – Working On Board Efficiently

    Date Published - August 23, 2020

    Rekka Bell and partner have been operating their traveling studio,off-the-grid, for nearly 5 years as they circumnavigate the Pacific. Here they share the lessons they... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – Episode 2

    Date Published - July 30, 2020

    A crew member overboard is something we all dread. We all know to hang on tight and not to fall in, but if a crew... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly 2 – Be Kind to the Local People

    Date Published - May 19, 2020

    Part 2 of Richard Chesher's series of articles for INSIGHTS on Cruising Kindly. Part 1 in February focused on ways cruisers can be kind to... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Living Off Grid

    Date Published - April 23, 2020

    Rekka Bell and partner purchased their sailboat "Pino" in 2016 with plans to rely on the grid as little as possible. During the following 4... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Arctic Vlog – Diesel Heaters Compared

    Date Published - March 27, 2020

    Finnish sailor Juho Karhu has lived aboard his boat s/y Sylvia above the Arctic Circle for a couple of years and has sailed through two... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Man Overboard – Episode 1

    Date Published - March 03, 2020

    A crew member overboard is something we all dread. We all know to hang on tight and not to fall in, but if a crew... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Cruising Kindly 1 – Be Kind to the Sea

    Date Published - February 17, 2020

    INSIGHTS continues with a two-part article from Richard Chesher, marine scientist and author of the Rocket Guides for New Caledonia and Vanuatu, on how to... Read More

  • INSIGHTS: Sailing Away – Top 10 Tips

    Date Published - January 21, 2020

    Welcome to INSIGHTS – Noonsite’s new feature for 2020 where we share a variety of viewpoints on nautical-related topics. Guest contributors will share their cruising... Read More

Update History

November 2020: Having launched this series we now have 12 INSIGHTS articles. Page made live.

Date Last Edited

November 13, 2020 - 12:00 AM

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