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USA, Virginia: Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Yachtsman

Date Published - November 16, 2019

Last Wednesday (13 November) in the early hours of the morning three crew from the sailing vessel “In Tune” went overboard more than 500 miles (805 km) off Virginia Beach. Exactly how has yet to be confirmed, however sadly only two of the three crew were recovered…. Read More

Last Update - November 16, 2019

Canary Islands: A Swell Send-off for ARC+

Date Published - November 10, 2019

ARC 2019 has three starts from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The first, ARC+, departed on Sunday 10 November 2019. Leg 1 sails to Mindelo, Sao Vicente in the Cape Verdes and Leg 2 sails from Mindelo to the IGY Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia and Blue Lagoon Marina,… Read More

Last Update - November 10, 2019

Eastern Caribbean: Single Side Band Coconut Telegraph to Resume

Date Published - November 08, 2019

The single side band (SSB) radio’s Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers’ net on November 11th. Its main objective is to share active cruiser information in real time and to be a means of communication between cruisers. It is a controlled net, and all are invited to join — no… Read More

Last Update - November 08, 2019

Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Halong Astonishing Meteorologists

Date Published - November 06, 2019

With peak winds at close to 305kmh and a transformation from a Category 2 hurricane to Category 5 overnight, super-typhoon Halong’s intensity makes it the most powerful typhoon so far this year in the Western Pacific, and possibly the most powerful since records began…. Read More

Last Update - November 06, 2019 A Resource and Service for all Cruisers

Date Published - November 05, 2019, formerly known as International Boat Watch Network, established in 2001 as a public service to the Maritime Community, has new ownership and managers. Eddie and Glenn Tuttle of Punta Gorda, Florida accepted the responsibility in July, 2019, and have been busy with a brand new and updated website… Read More

Last Update - November 05, 2019

Singapore: Raffles Marina Receives Official Port of Entry Status

Date Published - November 04, 2019

Raffles Marina, located on the western side of Singapore, has been approved to undertake clearance formalities for yachts arriving or departing from this island nation. This will save boats arriving from the west coast of Thailand and Malaysia a significant amount of time as they no longer have to undertake… Read More

Last Update - November 13, 2019

34th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail

Date Published - November 01, 2019

The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) will bring together a diverse group of boats and crews to sail with the historic ocean rally celebrating its 34th edition in 2019. As the rally preparations commence, start dates for the two routes are scheduled for Sunday 10th November for ARC+ and Sunday… Read More

Last Update - November 01, 2019

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 – Administrator for the Facebook Group “Red Sea Passage” – provides an update on yachts that have transited to date in 2019, the security outlook plus routing and other advice…. Read More

Last Update - October 29, 2019

United Kingdom: The possible effects of a no deal Brexit

Date Published - October 28, 2019

The chances of a no-deal Brexit are becoming less likely now that the UK Government and the EU have reached a deal and it is not the wish of the UK Parliament. However, it is possible that negotiations within the Parliament, the UK Government and the EU could still fail,… Read More

Last Update - October 22, 2019

Caribbean Safety and Security Net: Call for Volunteers

Date Published - October 27, 2019

Help other cruisers enjoy safe cruising in the Caribbean, plus keep this incredible free resource for the cruising community alive. Volunteer for just a handful of hours a week and contribute to maintaining this vital safety information website as a free service…. Read More

Last Update - October 27, 2019

Noonsite October Product Update

Date Published - October 21, 2019

We are proud to announce this week the latest in a series of ongoing improvements to the new Noonsite…. Read More

Last Update - October 21, 2019

Japan, Typhoon Hagibis: One of the strongest in Japan's history

Date Published - October 16, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Saturday evening (12 October) local time on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. It dumped an incredible amount of rain over a large area in central and northern Japan causing major flooding in low-lying areas…. Read More

Last Update - October 16, 2019

Azores: Damage Assessment After Hurricane Lorenzo

Date Published - October 04, 2019

Hurricane Lorenzo passed through the western and central groups of the Azores archipelago in the early hours of the morning of October 2nd. All the Islands suffered from heavy rain, powerful winds and a huge storm surge with Lajes das Flores, Lajes do Pico and Porto Pim on Faial suffering… Read More

Last Update - October 04, 2019

USA, Annapolis: Ocean Sailing Forum 2019

Date Published - October 02, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Annapolis Hotel. Ticket entry price includes breakfast, ticket to US Sailboat Show, plus a copy of SAIL magazine…. Read More

Last Update - October 02, 2019