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Report "Lynn Rival" EPIRB Activated off the Seychelles by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 27, 2009 08:37 AM
Report 'Ghost ship' Deaths an Accident by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 10, 2008 09:00 AM
Report 3 months cruising Kiribati: January to March 2013 by SV Westward II — last modified Sep 15, 2014 08:29 AM
Report 3 tropical storms surround Australia, a 4th possibly for Fiji & Tonga next week by www.weatherwatch.co.nz — last modified Mar 27, 2018 08:41 AM
We're in the peak of the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season with three active tropical cyclones affecting the Australian area alone this week and more on the way for the zone north of New Zealand.
Report 7.6 magnitude earthquake shakes the Caribbean Sea, tsunami threat diminishes by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 10, 2018 12:39 PM
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Honduras, Mexico and Belize in the Caribbean Sea early Tuesday night. As of 10:48 p.m. CST, all tsunami advisories were cancelled throughout the Caribbean and Central America.
Report 10 reasons to love cruising in Madagascar by SY Totem — last modified Nov 16, 2015 03:28 PM
Report 10th Annual Summer Sailstice 19/20 June 2010 by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 14, 2010 10:50 AM
Report 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards by Cruising Compass — last modified Nov 29, 2013 12:44 PM
This is an important notice for cruisers as many people keep dehumidifiers aboard when not using their boats or while living aboard. As reported by Cruising Compass.
Report 14 Somali Pirates Captured by Warship by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 08, 2008 12:02 PM
Report 20+ years sailing in the Caribbean: An insiders perspective on security by Val Ellis — last modified Apr 21, 2017 03:52 PM
Report 20th Edition of ARC Portugal Sets Sail by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 02, 2014 05:58 PM
After four days of preparation and parties in Plymouth, Sunday was the start day for the 15 yachts crossing Biscay with ARC Portugal 2014. Ahead of them lies 550 nautical miles of offshore sailing to reach their first destination, the attractive harbour of Bayona in north western Spain.
Report 22nd Phuket King's Cup Regatta by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 02, 2008 12:28 PM
Report 24th ARC Caribbean 1500 Heads Offshore by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 04, 2013 03:42 PM
For the second straight year, good weather allows America's longest running sailboat rally to depart early.
Report 25th Anniversary of Moon Handbooks South Pacific by doina — last modified Jun 24, 2004 04:17 PM
Report 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Heads Offshore by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 05, 2014 04:16 PM
Despite a weather delay, fine conditions and a full moon makes for an easy departure for the two rally fleets.
Report 25th ARC Caribbean 1500 Wraps up at Nanny Cay Marina in the BVI by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 28, 2014 12:53 PM
After a one-day weather delay, and a long passage at sea for some, the 2014 Caribbean 1500 - a special 25th edition of the annual event - wrapped up in Tortola with the final prizegiving on Saturday, November 15.
Report 26th ARC Caribbean 1500 & ARC Bahamas Heads Offshore by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 12, 2015 12:41 PM
Despite Hurricane Kate weather delay, fine conditions make for an easy departure for two rally fleets from USA, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Report 27th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail this month by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 05, 2012 03:46 PM
Report 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail in November by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 05, 2014 04:07 PM
This November, over 240 boats and 1200 people, including 34 children aged under 16, will take part in the 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, which sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, heading 2700NM across the Atlantic to Saint Lucia.
Report 30MILES project: Small ports on the eastern Gulf of Finland are developing fast by 30Miles Project — last modified Jan 25, 2018 01:49 PM
The 30MILES international cooperation project was established to develop small ports on the eastern Gulf of Finland, and six Finnish and six Estonian small ports are participating in it. The objective of the project is to harmonise the level of services, security and convenience of use of the ports. The outcome of the 30MILES project will be a ring of quality small ports every 30 miles apart around the Gulf of Finland.
Report 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers prepares to set sail by WCC — last modified Oct 23, 2017 09:43 PM
The bustling city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is set to welcome the 32nd edition for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) this November.
Report 50 Days Around Australia to Save our Seas by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 21, 2010 08:38 PM
Report 100 miles up the Danube by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 30, 2011 12:34 PM
Report 200+ yachts to sail Around Australia Race and Rally in 2011 by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 19, 2009 02:21 PM
Report 2002 - Piracy Reports by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 21, 2009 12:34 PM
Report 2003 - Piracy Reports by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 21, 2009 01:04 PM
Report 2005 Report On Cruising Croatia by doina — last modified Sep 06, 2005 10:37 AM
Report 2005 report on Djibouti by doina — last modified Feb 10, 2005 10:44 PM
Report 2005: More Reports On Violent Attacks On Yachts In Venezuela by doina — last modified Jan 20, 2006 10:35 AM
Report 2008 - Piracy Round-Up for the Year by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 19, 2010 08:54 PM
Report 2008 Hurricane Season - One for the Record Books by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 11, 2008 05:21 PM
Report 2008 Information on Lau Group, Fiji by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 21, 2008 03:10 PM
Report 2009 - Piracy Round-Up for the Year by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 08, 2011 11:06 AM
Report 2009 Hurricane Predictions by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 15, 2009 07:42 PM
Report 2009 Update on Kremik Marina - Further Comment by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 22, 2009 09:05 AM
Report 2010 - Piracy Round-Up for the Year by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 08, 2011 11:03 AM
Report 2011 - Security & Piracy Round-Up by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 30, 2012 02:44 PM
Report 2012 Caribbean 1500 Preview by World Cruising Club — last modified Oct 24, 2012 12:13 PM
Starts 4 November from Hampton, Virginia, USA to the BVIs and the Bahamas.
Report 2013 set to be the biggest year ever for the ARC by World Cruising Club — last modified Feb 21, 2013 01:10 PM
World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that the Port of Las Palmas have confirmed an additional 40 pontoon spaces will be available in Las Palmas marina for yachts joining ARC 2013. The extra space means that more yachts than ever before can take part in the world's largest transatlantic rally.
Report 2014 Atlantic hurricane season stays quiet as predicted by NOAA — last modified Dec 12, 2014 02:23 PM
The Atlantic hurricane season officially ended November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted by NOAA.
Report 2014 hurricane season in Puerto de Navidad at Barra de Navidad by SY Akka — last modified Nov 14, 2014 03:38 PM
Report 2015 Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Forecast by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 13, 2015 08:03 PM
This 38-page report by the Tropical Meteorology Project of Colorado State University is a must-read for anyone planning on staying in the Caribbean during the Hurricane season.
Report 2015 Sail2Indonesia Rally Report by A number of cruisers who took part in the rally have responded to the first report by Anthony Swanston, and the ICA have also commented. — last modified Mar 28, 2016 08:09 AM
Report 2017: Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic by National Geographic — last modified Sep 22, 2017 10:15 AM
After Harvey and Irma—and with Maria on the way—we look at why this hurricane season has been so active. This report by National Geographic.
Report 2018 ARC Europe: Bound for Bermuda! by Sue Richards — last modified May 14, 2018 09:12 AM
On Saturday 5 May, crews from World Cruising Club's "return ARC", the ARC Europe transatlantic rally, said farewell to Caribbean waters as they set off for their offshore adventure from Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola towards Portugal, as one of the two rally starts got underway.
Report 2018 Atlantic hurricane outlook: How active will the season be following Alberto? by https://www.accuweather.com — last modified Jun 26, 2018 11:15 PM
In the wake of Alberto, many may be wondering if early-season development translates into an active Atlantic hurricane season.
Report A Beautiful Time in the Dahlak Bank, Eritrea by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 25, 2008 08:56 AM
Report A Chance to Experience High Latitude Sailing by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 22, 2011 10:18 AM
Report A Circumnavigation of New Zealand - Summer 2012 by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 15, 2012 08:58 AM
Report A comprehensive guide to Marine Medicine by doina — last modified Jul 09, 2010 11:58 AM
Report A Cruise through Japan's Inland Sea by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 02, 2011 10:52 PM
Report A Cruise to the Eastern Islands from Gran Canaria by Sue Richards — last modified May 03, 2010 12:45 PM
Report A Cruising Guide to CUBA: Noonsite Review by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 02, 2013 02:29 PM
There has not been a complete cruising guide to Cuba since 1996 when Nigel Calder wrote his.
Report A Cruising Guide to Haiti 2.0 - available FREE online by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 23, 2012 12:09 PM
Report A Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico available in Spanish this June at FreeCruisingGuides.com by Free Cruising Guides — last modified May 12, 2014 11:35 AM
Free Cruising Guides is pleased to announce that a Spanish language version of its popular Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico (1.3) by author Frank Virgintino will be available for free download at www.FreeCruisingGuides.com during the first week in June.
Report A Cruising Guide to Puerto Rico now available FREE online by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 25, 2012 12:38 PM
Report A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6th Edition: Now Available at FreeCruisingGuides by Free Cruising Guides — last modified Aug 31, 2014 04:16 PM
FreeCruisingGuides.com announced the release of the 6th edition of A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 by Frank Virgintino.
Report A Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles - The Details by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 22, 2012 11:10 AM
Report A Danger Zone in Front of Buenos Aires - Restriction Lifted by Val Ellis — last modified Jun 28, 2010 04:33 PM
Report A Destination Guide for Yachts Visiting New Zealand by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 18, 2011 04:10 PM
Report A different experience at Palmerston by doina — last modified Mar 26, 2008 04:06 PM
Report A Effective Increase in Fees for Cruising in Grenada by Val Ellis — last modified May 19, 2010 01:33 PM
Report A Family Outing in the Atlantic by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 03, 2010 10:17 AM
Report A few notes on south and central Croatia by Tony Olin — last modified Jul 17, 2015 10:46 PM
Report A Five-Week Sailing Holiday in Croatia by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 18, 2008 05:03 PM
Report A Flavour of Bulgaria by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 05, 2016 04:50 PM
Report A Free Cruising Guide to the Lesser Antilles by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 22, 2012 11:13 AM
Report A Good Port of Call on Mexico's Pacific Coast by Val Ellis — last modified Jun 04, 2012 10:35 AM
Report A Guide to Cruising the Bahamas by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 13, 2013 12:27 PM
Report A Guide to Getting Work Done on your Boat in Thailand by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 17, 2015 01:43 PM
Report A Jellyfish Summer in Europe by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 08, 2008 04:20 PM
Report A long weekend on Ascension Island by SY Flow — last modified Apr 07, 2014 01:48 PM
Report A magic 3 weeks in Chagos by Neville Howarth — last modified Aug 25, 2017 11:10 PM
Alba had a great 3 weeks in Chagos, so I thought that I'd share our experience:
Report A Maldives Warning by Mark - SV Merkava — last modified Aug 24, 2015 12:52 PM
Report A New Cruising Guide to Bonaire by Val Ellis — last modified Dec 04, 2010 10:49 AM
Report A new deal from Noonsite.com by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 22, 2018 09:43 AM
Noonsite.com is the oldest, most complete and up-to-date resource for cruisers on the web covering 197 countries and 2293 ports and growing daily. Site users can now benefit from a range of product discounts and offers from partners, just by registering free as a noonsite user.
Report A new look for noonsite.com by Jeremy Wyatt — last modified Sep 26, 2012 07:39 PM
noonsite.com gets new look and content management system.
Report A new Marina in Corinto, Nicaragua by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 16, 2008 04:34 PM
Report A New Page in Noonsite’s ‘General’ Section by Val Ellis — last modified Apr 07, 2011 06:16 PM
Report A Nightmare in Nicaragua by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 12, 2012 01:51 PM
Report A Note about the Galapagos National Park by Sue Richards — last modified May 14, 2010 07:51 PM
Report A Passage around the ‘Wild-West’ end of Cuba – January 2015 by Yacht Moon Rebel — last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:51 PM
Having made use of the information/reports previously submitted to Noonsite for our recent anti-clockwise loop around Cuba, I thought it only fair to add my own findings to the mix for the benefit of those who are to follow. By Bob & Lesley Carlisle of Yacht Moon Rebel.
Report A Passage from the Seychelles to Kenya by Maurice Wainwright — last modified Apr 08, 2018 10:41 PM
Here are some notes on a passage I made from the Seychelles to Kilifi, Kenya, in August 2017 and some notes about Kilifi itself and Lamu. Kilifi and the East African coast is a hidden gem. The flavour of the month seems to be Madagascar, but now having sailed much of the coast between Lamu and Dar es Salaam, including Zanzibar, there is much to be said about this part of the world. Piracy seems to be a deterrent, but as you well know, with the exception of a couple of odd incidents off the northern Somalia coast, no ships have been taken in the region since 2012.
Report A Personal View of Malta by doina — last modified Feb 01, 2003 05:23 PM
Report A personal view of the Gold Coast by doina — last modified Feb 24, 2003 01:47 PM
Report A Positive Experience in Belize by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 07, 2014 02:21 PM
Report A Positive Response to Cruising Mexico's Pacific Coast by doina — last modified Jan 07, 2003 12:28 PM
Report A Race Too Far by Sue Richards — last modified May 14, 2010 11:40 AM
Report A Recent Visit to Mozambique - Updated by Michael Barzam — last modified Oct 10, 2013 02:47 PM
Report A Report on Port Napoleon located at Presqu'Ile du Mazet, Port St Louis du Rhone by doina — last modified Oct 23, 2005 02:34 PM
Report A Response To The Positive View Of Venezuela by doina — last modified Aug 07, 2005 01:02 PM
Report A Review of RCCPF Pilot - Mediterranean Spain by Ros Hogbin — last modified Oct 04, 2017 06:56 PM
A review of RCCPF Pilot - Mediterranean Spain by Steve Pickard. Review by Ros Hogbin, a member of the Royal Cruising Club.
Report A Short Cruise in Northern Haiti by Steve Stevens of SY Dorothy Ann — last modified May 16, 2013 12:15 PM
Report A Sinister Event off the Samoan Coast by SY Pendana — last modified Jun 09, 2015 02:28 PM
At around 11pm on Tuesday 19th May, 2015, a sinister event occurred off the Samoan coast which have the owners still puzzled.
Report A Spectacle in Porto Cervo, Sardinia - June 2008 by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 23, 2008 06:17 PM
Report A Stop in Tunisia: Comparing Marina Prices and Service by SY Big Sky — last modified Sep 11, 2014 10:56 AM
Report A Summary of all "Piracy" Reports to noonsite in 2009 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 20, 2010 10:33 AM
Report A Summary of New Information posted on noonsite in August by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 01, 2011 09:03 PM
Report A Summary of New Information posted on Noonsite in September by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 04, 2011 08:51 PM
Report A Summary of our Brazilian Cruise by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 01, 2010 05:55 PM
Report A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the many facets of Caribbean Cruising by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 10, 2013 01:15 PM
3rd Edition just published - now 20% larger than before.
Report A Third Visit to Suriname by Mieke Koenraadt — last modified Jun 14, 2013 11:05 AM
Report A Thousand Miles From Anywhere by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 28, 2013 09:52 AM
Report A truly international ARC fleet gear up for departure later this month by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 09, 2009 03:56 PM
Report A Turkish Cruise (Bodrum, Datca, Marmaris): Summer 2017 by Tony Olin — last modified Mar 06, 2018 07:38 PM
Report A two year stay at Tulagi Island by doina — last modified Dec 07, 2002 09:03 PM
Report A View on Piracy in the Indian Ocean by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 30, 2008 07:25 PM
Report A Visit To Christmas/Kirimati Island by doina — last modified Mar 09, 2005 02:07 PM
Report A Visit to Cocos Keeling - August 2010 by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 04, 2012 10:38 PM
Report A visit to Isle a Vache, Haiti: Nov 2017 by Brian Simm — last modified Dec 04, 2017 01:22 PM
Report A Visit to Namibia, St. Helena & French Guiana in 2009 by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 16, 2010 10:27 AM
Report A Visit to Penrhyn Atoll by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 08, 2009 08:54 PM
Report A Visit to Penrhyn Atoll, Cook Islands by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 15, 2011 09:55 AM
Report A visit to Samoa - September 2011 by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 22, 2013 01:15 PM
Report A visit to the Andaman Islands March 2014: Very special and worth the trouble by Colleen Wilson of S/V Mokisha — last modified Nov 10, 2015 02:47 PM
Report A Visit to the Line Islands by SY Sargaço — last modified Nov 17, 2014 02:00 PM
Report A Voyage around the Baltic in 2011 by Alan Wilson — last modified Apr 23, 2015 08:44 AM
Report A Word of Advice about Spanish Mooring Costs by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 21, 2011 09:14 AM
Report A Worldwide Tidal Calculator by Val Ellis — last modified May 19, 2010 01:08 PM
Report A Year in New Caledonia by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 01, 2010 12:22 PM
Report Abandoned US Yacht Adrift off Boca de Uchire by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 21, 2013 02:15 PM
Report Abu Tig Marina Sets Up New Sailmail Station by doina — last modified May 05, 2005 01:34 PM
Report Abu Tig Marina, Egypt, Offering Free Berthing by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 04, 2009 12:52 PM
Report Access to the Tunisian Port of La Goulette Is Now Prohibited by doina — last modified Mar 02, 2006 11:44 AM
Report Accessing Noonsite Information via Winlink by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 26, 2008 06:54 PM
Report Accurate Information for Yachtsmen Entering the USA by Val Ellis — last modified May 16, 2017 10:39 PM
This system of entry to the US and obtaining a Cruising Permit was confirmed by a cruiser in March 2014.
Report Acquiring Parts in Panama by Val Ellis — last modified Mar 10, 2011 01:08 PM
Report Active Captain acquired by Garmin by Noah D. — last modified May 12, 2017 09:38 PM
The popular USA-based cruising guide and database has been acquired by the Garmin Corporation, the company announced on 11 May.
Report Adam's Bridge Conquered by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 29, 2011 12:13 PM
Report Addendum to Official Report of Attack on the Sailing Yachts Gandalf & Mahdi by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:29 PM
Report Additional berthing options in Mayotte by Michael Barzam — last modified Sep 12, 2013 12:58 PM
Report Additional Information for yachties. by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 15, 2007 05:06 PM
Report Additional Information Regarding South African Visas by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 24, 2009 07:08 PM
Report Addu Atoll, The Maldives by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 05, 2008 11:50 AM
Report Adios Venezuela - Paradise Lost? by doina — last modified Apr 20, 2006 09:36 AM
Report Adlard Coles’ Heavy Weather Sailing: Book Review by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 09, 2010 12:24 PM
Report admin's Home by Administrator — last modified Nov 03, 2010 11:05 AM
Report Admiralty islands, Papua New Guinea 2010 by Val Ellis — last modified Dec 19, 2010 12:05 PM
Report Adriatic Cruise 2009 - Update to Albanian section of Adriatic Pilot by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 24, 2010 09:01 PM
Report Adriatic Cruise 2009 - Update to Croatian section of Adriatic Pilot by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 25, 2010 07:12 PM
Report Adriatic Cruise 2009 - Update to Montenegro section of Adriatic Pilot by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 25, 2010 07:19 PM
Report Adventurer Raising Money for Oxfam Looking for a Ride from Indonesia to Australia by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 12, 2010 11:11 AM
Report Adventurous Cruising: Meet Pilotage experts at the Southampton Boat Show, UK by RCCPF — last modified Sep 09, 2015 09:27 AM
The RCC Pilotage Foundation (RCCPF), who author so many famous and much used Pilots, familiar to most cruising sailors, will be available at the Southampton Boat Show on their stand J075, for visitors to seek and offer advice, or just chat about their experiences.
Report Advice Against Sending Parcels Into Egypt by doina — last modified Jun 20, 2007 01:21 PM
Report Advice for Cruisers sailing to Vanuatu with Cyclone Pam Aid by SY Adina — last modified Apr 27, 2015 02:47 PM
SY Adina are making their way north through Vanuatu having helped out with some aid they carried from donors. As they are one of the first yachts to sail north they have been faced with many questions from cruisers and have written a brief to try and help people. If you are planning on following in their footsteps, this helpful information will tell you what to expect and advice on what to bring.
Report Advice for Cruising Haiti by Frank Virgintino — last modified May 04, 2015 09:50 AM
The Windward passage is undoubtedly the easiest, quickest and safest way into the Caribbean Sea. If you are headed to the Caribbean and use the Windward Passage, a cruise through parts of Haiti makes good sense. Following two attacks against cruising boats in Haiti in 2015, Frank Virgintino, author of the free Cruising Guide to Haiti, has good advice for boats planning on making a stop or two in Haiti.
Report Advice needed on Route from Adriatic to Pacific and Type of Yacht by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 12, 2008 04:40 PM
Report Advice On Exporting Tax Exempt Yacht by doina — last modified May 19, 2006 11:27 AM
Report Advice On Long Stay In Ismailia by doina — last modified Apr 28, 2006 10:30 AM
Report Advice On Panama Transit by doina — last modified May 14, 2008 08:34 AM
Report Advice on Quick Circumnavigation by doina — last modified May 25, 2008 05:55 PM
Report Advice On Shipping A Boat Through The Red Sea by doina — last modified Apr 26, 2006 02:11 PM
Report Advice Received On Re-Entering EU With Yacht by doina — last modified Jul 13, 2004 02:39 PM
Report Aegean Sea: Don't clear at Eskifoca by MV LeeZe — last modified Jun 20, 2014 09:48 PM
Report Aero-hydrodynamics and the Performance of Sailing Yachts by Val Ellis — last modified May 14, 2010 12:01 PM
Report African Ocean Blues: From the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 23, 2015 11:59 AM
Report After a steady drop in global piracy, attacks rose 10% in Q1 2015 by EuroAsia Industry — last modified Apr 22, 2015 12:31 PM
A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. South East Asia accounted for 55 per cent of the world’s 54 piracy and armed robbery incidents that have occurred since the start of 2015. And worryingly, after a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, attacks rose 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.
Report After Fiji floods, thousands at risk of disease by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 20, 2009 04:55 PM
Report After the cyclone: Vanuatu two years after Pam by http://www.mysailing.com.au/ — last modified Jun 13, 2017 04:59 PM
Report After the Hurricanes: Sailors Lend a Hand by Cruising World Magazine — last modified Jan 13, 2018 02:16 PM
In the days after Irma, a loose group of cruisers based out of Puerto Rico wanted to help their island neighbours to the east. A small aid operation driven by over 1000 Facebook volunteers led to the development of "Sailors Helping" - an interactive map continually updated with port statuses, availability of basic amenities, businesses and customs services post-hurricane.
Report Agent Recommendations for the Galapagos by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 20, 2015 06:53 PM
There are also many comments from cruisers about agents at the bottom of the main Galapagos page.
Report Agents Egypt (2018) by Albert Cook — last modified May 30, 2018 01:23 PM
Report Agents Now Required at Port Salalah, Oman by Val Ellis — last modified Jun 20, 2011 09:08 AM
Report AIS concern - serious vulnerability to hacking by Sail-World.com — last modified Oct 23, 2013 01:41 PM
That AIS system you have such faith in may not be so secure after all. Hundreds of thousands of vessels, including many sailing boats worldwide, rely on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) for sharing vessel movements. Now the system has shown to be easily vulnerable to hacking. As reported by Sail-World.com
Report AIS for Cruising Yachts by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 18, 2008 09:30 AM
Report AIS Satellite Announcement by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 18, 2008 09:53 AM
Report Ala Wai Small Boat Harbour Falls Into Disrepair by doina — last modified Aug 05, 2006 04:49 PM
Report Alarm and Anger as LightSquared Threatens USA GPS System by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 06, 2012 12:29 PM
Report Alaska to Mexico 2017: Foreign flagged vessels in San Diego by SV Sänna — last modified Jan 27, 2018 03:56 PM
If planning to visit San Diego, be aware that anchoring restrictions are enforced here and the system by which foreign vessels are supposed to reserve anchoring space is extremely flawed.
Report Alaska to San Diego: French Single-Hander with cat rescued by www.ybw.com — last modified Oct 22, 2015 01:23 PM
A lone French sailor saved himself and his cat when his 30-foot yacht lost its rudder and rigging in rough waters off the coast of Alaska. This report by www.ybw.com.
Report Albania Entry - Sarande by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 17, 2015 10:15 PM
Report Albania Notes – An Update by doina — last modified Oct 05, 2006 09:40 AM
Report Albania Visit August 24-26, 2005 by doina — last modified Sep 06, 2005 10:44 AM
Report Albania, Saranda by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 19, 2008 05:47 PM
Report Alberto: First Named Storm of 2018 Hurricane Season by Accuweather.com and other news sources — last modified May 28, 2018 12:33 PM
Alberto to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle on Memorial Day.
Report Alex - First Named Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 29, 2010 01:07 PM
Report Algarve Arrivals at Marina de Lagos for World Cruising Club Rallies by WCC — last modified Jun 29, 2015 05:25 PM
This week, two World Cruising Club rallies converged on Marina de Lagos in southern Portugal marking the end of their multi-leg journeys to the Algarve.
Report Algeria - Worth a Visit? by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 20, 2009 08:03 PM
Report All boats must go to Chalong For Clearance by doina — last modified May 02, 2006 10:36 AM
Report Almanac for English Channel now online and free by Sue Richards — last modified May 14, 2009 04:59 PM
Report Almeria, San Jose: Not to be recommended for any length of stay by Hannu Järvinen of SY Siiri — last modified Nov 08, 2012 12:33 PM
Report Alotau, Milne Bay: Good times at the National Canoe and Kundu Festival - 1st week in November by SV Toyatte — last modified Mar 14, 2014 11:15 AM
In November of 2013, we sailed our boat to Alotau, Milne Bay, PNG for their National Canoe and Kundu festival and had a fantastic time. Any sailor will love the amazing sailing canoes and culture that is showcased at this festival, so we thought we would share our experience to encourage others to attend. We spent 2 more months sailing around PNG.
Report Altinkum, D-Marin Didim Marina: Cruisers Reports by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 04, 2012 11:12 AM
Report America’s Cup 35 in Bermuda – can cruising yachts stop over to view the action? by Sue Richards — last modified May 18, 2017 11:50 AM
The 35th Americas Cup is just around the corner and many cruisers are considering making a stopover in Bermuda to take part in some (or all) of the festivities as they make the crossing to Europe. Here’s noonsite’s summary of what to expect.
Report American Cruisers Lose Appeal Against Australian Customs by doina — last modified Jan 23, 2015 03:29 PM
Report American Samoa – A Positive Review by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 07, 2008 05:40 PM
Report American Visa Application by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 15, 2009 03:20 PM
Report Amongst Used-to-be Cannibals by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 23, 2015 03:36 PM
Report An Alternative to GOA and the Red Sea: Desert Sailing by Sue Richards — last modified May 07, 2012 10:46 AM
Report An Alternative to Marmaris Marinas - Maybe? by Val Ellis — last modified Dec 23, 2017 09:15 AM
Report An Alternative to the Risks of ‘Pirate Alley' - Updated by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 23, 2011 04:33 PM
Report An Atlantic crossing from Gomera (Canary Islands) to Tobago (Caribbean) by Sue Richards — last modified May 05, 2009 03:50 PM
Report An expedition to the North Pole by sailboat by Cruising Compass — last modified Aug 11, 2017 08:29 AM
Pen Hadow and a small crew are sailing to the North Pole with two yachts. Past explorers reached the top of the world on dogsleds or skis, but now the ice may be thin enough for small boats to get there. The team hopes to show the world the strange creatures that live in the region as a way to encourage people to protect it.
Report An Increase in Australian Quarantine Clearance Fees by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 08, 2008 04:13 PM
Report An Ingenious Emergency Steering System Is Now Available by doina — last modified Dec 13, 2007 10:46 AM
Report An Orkney Summer Cruise by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 29, 2008 07:17 PM
Report An update for Venezuela sailing - November 2013 by Doyle Guides — last modified Nov 04, 2014 09:25 AM
This report is taken from the Doyle Guides website.
Report An Update from Colon by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 13, 2012 12:21 PM
Report An Update on Harbours in Morocco - Dec 2008 by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 16, 2008 03:45 PM
Report An Update to Clearing in with pets in Vanuatu by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 14, 2011 09:30 AM
Report An Update to Mayotte by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 22, 2011 09:00 AM
Report Analysis of Attacks on Yachts in 2010 by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 31, 2011 04:57 PM
Report Anatom, Tanna & Erromango Island Updates by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 09, 2012 01:19 PM
Report Anchorage Fees for Marigot Bay – A Justification by Val Ellis — last modified Mar 02, 2009 10:57 AM
Report Anchorages – Phuket, Thailand to Saumlaki, Indonesia by SY Popeye — last modified Oct 11, 2017 09:44 PM
Popeye 1 is a Beneteau First 47.7 with the deep draft keel of 2.85m. We sailed from Phuket, Thailand to Darwin, Australia and onto The Whitsundays from March – August 2017.
Report Anchorages In The Maldives From Male To Addu Atoll March/April 2006 by doina — last modified May 10, 2006 04:36 PM
Report Anchorages in the Visayas by SY Free Bird — last modified Jul 08, 2015 10:29 AM
Report Anchorages, Marinas and Boatyards in Malta by Mario Borg — last modified Mar 05, 2013 02:56 PM
Mario and Lillian Borg are both Maltese. They emigrated to Canada 35 years ago but frequently visit family in Malta. They have been cruising on their boat, SY Maltese Falcon, since 1999 and have crossed the Atlantic 3 times, visiting many countries along the way. Their report below is a very useful guide for anyone considering cruising Malta.
Report Anchoring "Surcharges" in the DR by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 30, 2009 04:04 PM
Report Anchoring in Florida, USA by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 07, 2009 07:31 PM
Report Anchoring in Mesolongi - Update by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 22, 2010 09:40 AM
Report Anchoring in North Sardinia & La Maddalena National Park by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 04, 2007 02:07 PM
Report Anchoring in Norway Not A Problem by doina — last modified Apr 12, 2003 01:50 PM
Report Anchoring in Panama by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 20, 2009 05:52 PM
Report Anchoring in Ston by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 21, 2010 06:43 PM
Report Andaman Islands Cruising by webmaster — last modified Oct 10, 2003 01:21 PM
Report Andamans Adventure by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 10, 2012 02:23 PM
Report Andamans Visit 2011 by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 02, 2011 01:10 PM
Report Andamans Visit 2012 by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 16, 2012 02:11 PM
Report Anegada Update by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 13, 2012 01:49 PM
Report Animated Knots for Boating by Val Ellis — last modified Mar 28, 2011 10:13 AM
Report Another Armed boarding in Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:53 PM
Report Another Crew Attacked and Yacht Boarded in Venezuela by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:23 PM
Report Another New Tax for Cruising Boats in Greece - Updates by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 08, 2014 12:36 PM
Report Another Sailing Yacht Missing and Feared Abducted off the Seychelles by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 08, 2009 03:55 PM
Report Another Worrying Incident On Panama to Galapagos Route by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:03 PM
Report Another yacht assault in Venezuela by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:30 PM
Report Antarctic Deaths - Enormous Ramifications by Sue Richards — last modified May 21, 2011 07:58 PM
Report Antarctica & Cape Horn by webmaster — last modified Aug 19, 2002 12:50 AM
Report Antarctica: Solo sailor Lisa Blair circumnavigates the Antarctic by ABC News Australia — last modified Aug 01, 2017 03:28 PM
Lisa Blair arrived in Albany, Queensland, Australia, after a 184-day circumnavigation of Antarctica. Blair set off from Albany in Western Australia in January and is to be named the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo.
Report Anti Piracy Strategies for the Red Sea 2009 by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 21, 2017 03:58 PM
Report Antigua & Barbuda: Clearing in at Barbuda no longer possible by Sue Richards — last modified May 15, 2013 09:23 PM
Chris Doyle confirms that yachts can no longer clear into Antigua and Barbuda in Barbuda, unless you get permission from the head of customs 48 hours in advance.
Report Antigua & Barbuda: eSeaClear Office Opens in Antigua by eSeaClear Inc. — last modified Feb 09, 2013 07:21 PM
ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, January 3, 2013 – eSeaClear®, the faster way to clear in and out of port, opened an office in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour on December 1.
Report Antigua & receiving parcels by Sarah Bell — last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:50 AM
Report Antigua Credit Card Fraud Affects Many Yachts by doina — last modified May 11, 2008 06:48 PM
Report Antigua Race Week - Just over a week to go by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 17, 2011 07:27 PM
Report Antigua Sailing Week 2011 - Time for a Change by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 09, 2010 10:41 AM
Report Antigua to Bermuda in January by doina — last modified Jun 24, 2008 05:56 PM
Report Antigua to Southampton: Record 52 Yacht Shipment by http://www.boatingbusiness.com — last modified Jul 09, 2018 02:23 PM
Peters & May has completed a record-breaking shipment of 52 yachts on one vessel travelling from Antigua to Southampton.
Report Antigua, Jolly Harbour Boatyard: Burglary while owners absent - December 2016 by CSSN — last modified Mar 29, 2017 04:07 PM
Report Antigua, Jolly Harbour Marina: Attempted Burglary - December 2012 by Colin Thomas — last modified Dec 18, 2012 02:54 PM
Report Antigua, Jolly Harbour Marina: Burgled whilst on the hard - November 2016 by CSSN — last modified Nov 25, 2016 01:50 PM
Report Antigua, Jolly Harbour Marina: Maintenance Work on Approach Channel by Jolly Harbour Marina — last modified Mar 20, 2013 02:46 PM
Work starts March 25th, 2013 with expected completion time of 8 weeks.
Report Antigua, Jolly Harbour: Possible Navigation Hazard by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 07, 2012 08:55 PM
Report Antigua: A New Sailing Rally between The Canary Islands and Antigua by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 28, 2012 02:51 PM
The all new 'Christmas Caribbean Rally' due to arrive in Jolly Harbour, Antigua over Christmas and New Year 2013/14.
Report Antigua: Jolly Harbour Navigation Hazard Removal by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 10, 2010 06:58 PM
Report Antigua: Tourist Murdered at Pigeon Point by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 21, 2010 02:57 PM
Report Antiguanice.com Launches Antigua´s Yachting Insider by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 03, 2010 12:37 PM
Report Apia Latest Info. by Sue Richards — last modified May 20, 2011 01:14 PM
Report Apia, Samoa: Show me the Tala! by Marie Dufour — last modified Jun 01, 2015 12:42 PM
Report Apostol Andrey Arrives in Iceland After Successful NE Passage by James Greenwald — last modified Oct 19, 2002 10:42 AM
Report Applying for a CAIT by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 21, 2016 06:29 PM
Whilst the new clearance system for visiting yachts introduced in February 2016 has effectively "done away" with the CAIT, until it is up and running smoothly skippers may prefer to follow the old system to ensure no problems on arrival in Indonesia.
Report Applying for a TIP with a company-owned boat by Amanda Hilsdon — last modified Aug 12, 2013 12:52 PM
We employed an agent who spoke English to assist with getting a TIP on arrival in Mexico - but his understanding of English was limited and he failed to inform us prior to arrival that certain documents were required. Hopefully this report will help others in our position be more prepared than we were.
Report Approaches to Cartagena by James Greenwald — last modified Apr 16, 2003 04:20 PM
Report Approaches To Cartagena Update by doina — last modified Oct 09, 2006 10:24 AM
Report Approaching the Azores: Yacht starts to sink after striking Whale by http://www.mirror.co.uk — last modified Jun 12, 2017 08:35 AM
After a tough Atlantic crossing just 350 miles from the Azores, skipper David Bowes and his two crew members had to abandon ship after a surprise collision with a whale that caused significant damage to his beloved yacht "Destiny of Scarborough".
Report April 2010 - New Reports and Postings on noonsite.com by Sue Richards — last modified May 02, 2010 09:04 PM
Report April 2011: New Information on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified May 02, 2011 09:22 AM
Report April 2012: New Information Posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified May 02, 2012 11:55 AM
Report April 2013: New Information posted on noonsite by Val Ellis — last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:10 AM
All the latest information that has been added to noonsite over the past four weeks.
Report April 2014: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 03, 2015 04:09 PM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource.
Report April 2015: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified May 01, 2015 05:23 PM
Thank you to everyone who viewed noonsite last month and found time to contribute port/country updates and cruising reports for the site. A great deal of new cruisers got in touch with us for the first time last month after a plea for updates, the majority being long-term users of the site who had never got around to giving us feedback.
Report April 2015: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM
Thank you to everyone who viewed noonsite last month and found time to contribute port/country updates and cruising reports for the site. A great deal of new cruisers got in touch with us for the first time last month after a plea for updates, the majority being long-term users of the site who had never got around to giving us feedback.
Report April 2016: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 23, 2018 08:17 AM
The water is warming up in the northern hemisphere as we receive the first feedback from cruising boats in the Med last month. May sees the final Caribbean regattas and the departure of many cruising boats for ocean passages and pastures new. The South Pacific cruising season is well underway and in SE Asia, Indonesia has made big changes to ease the process for international yachts who want to visit this incredible archipelago. We have reports from cruisers who have been some of the first to try this new system.
Report April 2017: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified May 10, 2017 09:31 PM
This report is a great way to catch up on all the new information that was posted last month on noonsite. It gives you a round-up of port and country updates, comments by users, worldwide cruising reports, news, security reports and useful cruising links that we've found and shared on the site. There's also a selection of our most interesting tweets.
Report April 2018: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 18, 2018 11:25 AM
Find out what's new on noonsite with our round-up of all the new cruising reports, news, feedback, recommendations, comments and port updates that came in last month.
Report AQIS requirements for yachts clearing into Australia: Biofouling by doina — last modified Jul 05, 2006 12:11 PM
Report Aquapro Inflatable Boats - Warrantee Claims by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 19, 2009 08:04 PM
Report ARC 2010 On Course as World Cruising Club signs up the 150th entry by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 17, 2010 10:02 PM
Report ARC 2010 Starts - 233 Yachts Cross the Line in Sunshine by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 21, 2010 08:21 PM
Report ARC 2011 Starts by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 20, 2011 08:12 PM
Report ARC 2012 - 40 foot boat is first arrival after 12 day crossing by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 08, 2012 10:05 PM
Report ARC 2012 - Draws to a close with prize winners announced by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 24, 2012 11:50 AM
The 27th ARC came to a close Friday 21st December 2012
Report ARC 2012 Now Full by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 26, 2012 08:51 PM
Report ARC 2013 - Rally Preview by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 05, 2013 01:50 PM
28th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail in November from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
Report ARC 2013 Official Opening Ceremony: Flags and Bands by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 19, 2013 12:54 PM
With a little under one week to go before the ARC 2013 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina last Sunday.
Report ARC 2013: 28th ARC Complete by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 24, 2013 05:56 PM
The 28th ARC came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday night (21st December) with the prize giving ceremony at the Gaiety Nightclub in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.
Report ARC 2013: Club Racing Across the Atlantic by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 15, 2013 02:48 PM
The ARC has always been about the challenge of an Atlantic crossing, whether for first timers in a family cruising boat, or experienced sailors pushing for a personal best crossing time on a racing yacht.
Report ARC 2014 Opening Ceremony: Flags and Bands One week to the start by World Cruising Club — last modified Nov 17, 2014 12:15 PM
With one week to go before the ARC 2014 fleet leave Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, crews from across the world marched and danced behind their national flags in a stirring parade around Las Palmas Marina.
Report ARC 2014: ARC Start Delayed by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 25, 2014 10:58 AM
ARC start delayed as local strong winds cause postponement of starts for Racers and Cruisers.
Report ARC 2014: Exceptional interest for the world's most popular rally by World Cruising Club — last modified Jun 26, 2014 12:47 PM
Interest continues to be exceptional for both ARC starts, with the traditional ARC route, and ARC+ Cape Verdes both close to capacity for 2014.
Report ARC 2014: Sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by Val Ellis — last modified Nov 25, 2014 10:57 AM
The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria after a delay due to strong local winds.
Report ARC 2015 Final Prize Giving by WCC — last modified Dec 20, 2015 11:28 PM
In an evening of high emotion and just a little drama, focusing on the achievements of the crews taking part in the 30th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), the traditional ARC prize-giving party brought the rally to a close for another year.
Report ARC 2016 comes to a close in Saint Lucia by WCC — last modified Dec 20, 2016 09:15 AM
The 31st Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) came to a rousing conclusion on Saturday 17th December, with the prize giving ceremony held at the Beausejour Indoor Facility in Saint Lucia. Crews, friends and families of more than 200 boats gathered to celebrate a safe and successful crossing with ARC 2016, as the crews joined special band of ocean sailors who have crossed the Atlantic with cruising rally.
Report ARC Baltic - Six Capitals in Six Weeks by World Cruising Club — last modified Jun 14, 2013 07:37 AM
Sailing cruise through the Baltic in summer 2014. St. Petersburg and Swedish Archipelagos on the route.
Report ARC Baltic: First edition of World Cruising Club's new rally sets sail to discover Europe's "east sea" by World Cruising Club — last modified Jul 08, 2014 02:19 PM
27 yachts from 10 different nations have begun an exciting summer of exploring the fascinating Baltic Sea with World Cruising Club's new rally, ARC Baltic.
Report ARC Baltic: Open for Registration by World Cruising Club — last modified Sep 27, 2013 12:43 PM
There has been a superb response as entries opened for World Cruising Club's new ARC Baltic sailing rally, with 15 boats registered within the first hour of launch.
Report ARC Boats Leave Green Wake with Environmental Projects by World Cruising Club — last modified Jun 26, 2013 11:19 AM
ARC sailors plant trees to offset yachting carbon
Report ARC Channel Islands 2017 - Open for Registration by WCC — last modified Jan 27, 2017 03:46 PM
Following the successful first edition ARC Channel Islands last summer, World Cruising Club are pleased to announce that entries are now open for ARC Channel Islands 2017.
Report ARC Channel Islands Rally: New Route for 2018 by WCC — last modified Feb 27, 2018 02:11 PM
Following two successful editions, ARC Channel Islands, entries are now open for this summer's rally which features a new route for 2018 with Dartmouth as the start port.
Report ARC Course Record Broken: New New fastest crossing time from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia by SY Caro by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 06, 2013 02:31 PM
Max Klink's Knierim 65 Caro finishes the ARC in 10 days, 21 hours, 25 minutes and 10 seconds.
Report ARC DelMarVa: A new rally for East Coast USA by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 18, 2013 08:37 PM
World Cruising Club will have a new addition to the World Cruising Club USA portfolio in 2014 thanks to teaming up with SpinSheet Magazine to host ARC DelMarVa.
Report ARC Europe & Atlantic Cup Get Underway from Nanny Cay, Tortola by World Cruising Club — last modified May 08, 2013 03:49 PM
Thirty yachts from twelve different nations set sail for home after the Caribbean season.
Report ARC Europe 2012: Yacht Strikes Whale - Crew Evacuated by Sue Richards — last modified May 20, 2012 07:31 PM
Report ARC Europe transatlantic cruising rally starts by Sue Richards — last modified May 09, 2011 12:54 PM
Report ARC Europe Transatlantic Rally departs Antigua by Sue Richards — last modified May 14, 2008 11:44 AM
Report ARC Europe yachts head out across the Atlantic by Val Ellis — last modified May 26, 2010 09:44 AM
Report ARC Fleet Gears up for Departure by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 12, 2008 03:57 PM
Report ARC Flotilla St. Lucia - All Boats Welcome by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 22, 2010 07:43 PM
Report ARC Pacific - new rally route from Los Angeles to Hiva Oa, via Mexico , announced for Spring 2018 by WCC — last modified Jan 19, 2017 01:37 PM
Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Raiatea, Bora Bora, to name just a few of the thousands of amazing islands and coral atolls that form one of the world's greatest sailing areas. American and Canadian West Coast cruisers can now discover the delights of cruising in paradise on their own boat with the new ARC Pacific Rally.
Report ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end at Marina de Lagos by World Cruising Club — last modified Jul 12, 2018 02:24 PM
Marking an end to a month's port-hopping in company, World Cruising Club's annual ARC Portugal sailing rally concluded at Marina de Lagos on Wednesday 27th June with a celebratory dinner.
Report ARC Portugal from Plymouth comes to an end in Lagos by WCC — last modified Jul 04, 2017 06:00 PM
Calls for an encore as ARC Portugal comes to an end in Marina de Lagos!
Report ARC Portugal Sailing Rally Heads South by World Cruising Club — last modified Jun 06, 2018 10:27 AM
Near-perfect weather set the scene for a comfortable crossing of the Bay of Biscay for the crews of the 18 boats taking part in the annual ARC Portugal rally, which departed Plymouth, UK, on Sunday 3rd June.
Report ARC Portugal: A sunny start for the fleet's sail south by World Cruising Club — last modified Jun 04, 2013 01:07 PM
Yachts left Plymouth, UK, on Sunday for the first leg of ARC Portugal 2013 following a 3 days of preparations at Mayflower Marina.
Report ARC Rally: One week to go before the start! by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 14, 2010 05:07 PM
Report ARC Safety Equipment Review by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 13, 2010 10:57 AM
Report ARC+ 2014: Beach Party Wraps Up ARC+ for another year by WCC — last modified Dec 12, 2014 12:24 PM
For sailors on the ARC+ route of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, last night's prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the eastern side of the Atlantic six weeks ago.
Report ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 10, 2014 12:51 PM
The second edition ARC+ Cape Verde set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today, Sunday 9 November, bound for Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands. A brisk northerly wind provided near perfect sailing, with just a one metre swell making it a little rock and roll for some. The 51 boat fleet are set to enjoy some textbook tradewind sailing for the first part of their Atlantic crossing.
Report ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 09, 2015 09:51 PM
A gentle swell, warm sunshine and an easy F4 ENE breeze, were the order of the day for the 64 strong ARC+ fleet heading off from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria today - Sunday 08 November.
Report ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by WCC — last modified Nov 06, 2017 10:33 PM
68 boats sailing with ARC+ 2017 set off today, 5th November, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the first leg of their Atlantic crossing, bound for Mindelo, Cape Verde.
Report ARC+ Wraps Up in Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia by WCC — last modified Dec 10, 2015 09:48 PM
For the sailors of ARC+ 2015, last night’s prize-giving ceremony in Saint Lucia marked the end of their Atlantic adventure that began in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the eastern side of the Atlantic six weeks ago. The alternative route to the traditional ARC route saw over 250 crew enjoy the same great activity programme before and after their ARC crossing, but also an interesting and enjoyable stopover on São Vicente, in the Cape Verde islands.
Report ARC2011: 26th ARC Finishes by Val Ellis — last modified Dec 21, 2011 02:02 PM
Report ARC2011: First Arrivals Expected Today by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 01, 2011 08:54 PM
Report ARC2011: First Yacht Arrives in Saint Lucia after an 11 Day Crossing by Sue Richards — last modified Dec 02, 2011 05:17 PM
Report ARC: New Prizes to Reinforce the Fun of Taking Part by Press release from WCC — last modified Jun 06, 2013 09:10 AM
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) annually welcomes sailors from around the world and now plans to reinforce the ethos of the fun of just taking part by awarding prizes for 'not winning'.
Report ARC: Record-Breaking Rambler 88 arrives in Saint Lucia by WCC — last modified Nov 30, 2016 12:58 PM
George David's super-maxi Rambler 88 has added a new accolade to her already enviable sailing reputation, as she crossed ARC Finish Line in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia 15:14:15 local time (19:14:15 UTC) on Monday 28 November to break the ARC Course Record.
Report Arctic Ocean: An Alarming Report about the Amount of Trash by Maya Weeks — last modified Sep 02, 2016 09:22 AM
This is a summary from Maya Weeks with the Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation reporting on the amount of trash collecting on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Report Are Boats Older Than 25 Years Exempt From VAT by doina — last modified Mar 19, 2007 02:21 PM
Report Are Holding Tanks Required In Singapore? by doina — last modified Jul 22, 2004 11:37 AM
Report Are Propane and Butane interchangeable with most boat systems? by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 19, 2010 10:14 PM
Report Are Sharks Colour Blind? Why NOT to Wear Black Swim Gear by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 25, 2011 05:14 PM
Report Argentina, Ushuaia – Customs Levy Fines on Foreign Flagged Yachts by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 16, 2010 12:33 PM
Report Argentina: Requirement to Check-in with Coastguard - Updated by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 09, 2012 02:32 PM
Report Argentine entry requirements: Checking in and out of Mar Del Plata by Werner Gysi — last modified Nov 24, 2017 10:14 AM
Checking in and out of Mar Del Plata is a nightmare.
Report ARGONAUTA I's Passage Notes Spain to Gibraltar by doina — last modified Apr 26, 2006 01:02 PM
Report Armed boarding, Punta Pargo, Venezuela by doina — last modified Mar 27, 2007 10:16 AM
Report Armed Guards to Protect UK Ships? by Val Ellis — last modified Oct 30, 2011 03:13 PM
Report Armed Pirates Active in South China Sea by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 19, 2009 04:36 PM
Report Armed Robbery of Superyacht in Corsica by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 27, 2008 03:39 PM
Report Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally Cancelled by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 08, 2010 09:32 AM
Report Around the End of the World - Tierra del Fuego by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 20, 2011 12:53 PM
Report Around the next Bend - a 7 month journey along the many rivers of Guyana and Venezuela by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 29, 2010 01:52 PM
Report Arrival in Barbados - notes from cruisers by Sue Richards — last modified May 09, 2016 11:47 AM
See more updates from cruisers in comments at the bottom of the page.
Report Arrival in Livingston, Guatemala, for the Rio Dulce by Brian Simm — last modified Apr 06, 2018 08:12 AM
Report Arriving in Lajes de Pico - Some Advice by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 17, 2009 08:57 PM
Report Arriving in Panama: Don't wait to check-in by SY Bella Ciao — last modified Jan 07, 2016 03:01 PM
Report Arriving in Tunisia Single-Handed and Detained for 10 Weeks by Chris Eley — last modified Dec 22, 2016 10:31 PM
Report Arthur Weakening, but Many Hurricanes Forecast by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 05, 2008 02:16 PM
Report Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao: 2nd edition of Virgintino's A Cruising Guide to the ABCs now available by Free Cruising Guides — last modified Jan 07, 2015 11:48 AM
FreeCruisingGuides.com have announced the release of the 2nd (English) edition of A Cruising Guide to the ABCs by Frank Virgintino.
Report Aruba: Advice to Visiting Yachts on the Change to Clearance Harbour by Bud & Nita — last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:50 AM
From mid April 2014, it now necessary to clear in at in Oranjestad Harbour, NOT to Barcadera Harbour as previously.
Report Aruba: Clearance in Oranjestad by Dave Curtis — last modified Nov 27, 2017 11:22 AM
Report Aruba: New Customs’ Rules - Update by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 11, 2012 12:16 PM
New procedure for foreign registered yachts to be applied from 1 October 2012.
Report Ascension Island - Clearance & Cruising Information by Sue Richards — last modified Jun 15, 2016 12:20 PM
The following port clearance and cruising information is provided to help sailors visiting Ascension Island. This information is based on two U.S.A. citizens on the 42 foot catamaran YOLO with no pets.
Report Ascension Island: Important Update regarding Flights and Fuel by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 22, 2017 10:21 AM
The Atlantic's largest marine reserve is a traditional port of call for ships on the Cape of Good Hope route. Ascension however is only occasionally visited by yachts, but if it's on your wish list the bad state of repair of the runway and planned withdrawal of the fuel supplier may be a cause for concern.
Report Ashmore Reef by webmaster — last modified Aug 22, 2002 05:30 PM
Report Ashmore Reef Report October 2005 by doina — last modified Oct 23, 2005 03:36 PM
Report Athens, Piraeus, Zea Marina: Update June 2013 by SY Serenity — last modified Sep 09, 2015 10:13 PM
Report Atlantic - List of Radio Nets by Sue Richards — last modified May 09, 2018 02:06 PM
Report Atlantic Coast: Sailing the Atlantic Coast of France, Spain and Portugal by Noah Darnell — last modified May 20, 2015 03:09 PM
An interesting report from a US yacht about their experiences when sailing down the Atlantic coast from Ushant to Porto.
Report Atlantic Crossing HF Radio NET Group - 2013/14 by SY Halfmoon — last modified Nov 20, 2013 02:54 PM
This Net was formed a few weeks ago by cruising boats not taking part in any organised rally or event. It meets twice daily for Health and Safety, Position reports and general traffic. Currently all of the Net Controllers are in the Canary Islands and will be departing from various locations at different times.
Report Atlantic Crossing: ARC Course Record broken for 2nd year running by World Cruising Club — last modified Dec 03, 2014 12:12 PM
Unprecedented in the 29 year history of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the ARC Course Record has been broken for a second consecutive year following ideal trade wind sailing for the largest transocean rally. Leopard by Finland crossed the finish line in Rodney Bay Saint Lucia this morning at 01:09:51 UTC (02/12 21:09:51 Local time) smashing the ARC Course Record by 2 days 6 hours 45 minutes and 19 seconds.
Report Atlantic Crossing: ARC+ Cape Verde sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by WCC — last modified Nov 07, 2016 11:28 AM
The fourth edition of ARC+ Cape Verde set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday, Sunday 6 November, bound for Mindelo in Cape Verde.
Report Atlantic Crossing: Evacuation of five crew from ARC yacht NOAH by WCC — last modified Nov 28, 2016 12:23 PM
The five crew members of the yacht NOAH have been successfully evacuated from the BM39 yacht after it started to take on water three days after the start from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Report Atlantic Islands by Val Ellis — last modified Jul 30, 2017 01:15 PM
The latest (6th) edition of this most useful pilot has been extensively revised and updated. It now includes Bermuda along with the other Island groups of The Azores, Madeira, Canaries and the Cape Verdes.
Report Atlantic Moroccan Ports Updates by doina — last modified Mar 11, 2004 09:48 PM
Report Atlantic Ocean - The Sargassum Phenomenon is a Serious Issue for Atlantic sailors by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 20, 2015 08:29 PM
Single-hander Donna Lange who started a non-stop sail around the world in July from Bristol, RI, USA, kicked off a serendipitous scientific event by showing how scientists can benefit from the support of a group of people with a keen interest in the oceans - world-cruising sailors.
Report Atlantic Ocean: N of Cape Verdes - Suspicious Pursuit by Val Ellis — last modified Apr 19, 2010 12:04 PM
Report Atlantic Ocean: Norwegian Yacht Missing - Now Safely Arrived in Ireland by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 26, 2011 12:17 PM
Report Atlantic Pilot Atlas by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 04, 2011 03:10 PM
Report Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Announces Second Start Date and Stopover in Cape Verdes for 2013 rally by World Cruising Club — last modified May 07, 2013 12:28 PM
Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - the transatlantic rally of choice for cruising sailors. Demand from sailors world-wide for spaces in the 2013 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC 2013) has been unprecedented.
Report Atlantic Rally for Cruisers awarded the Medalla de Oro by the City of Las Palmas by WCC — last modified Jun 26, 2015 08:21 AM
The Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Las Palmas City Hall) has honoured the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) with the city's prestigious Medalla de Oro (Gold Medal) marking the 30th anniversary of the world's most popular sailing rally and its contribution to the city's maritime profile.
Report Atlantic Rally: ARC+ 2014 first arrival reaches Saint Lucia by WCC — last modified Dec 02, 2014 02:09 PM
Eleonora 2 leads the advent of the ARC+ fleet into Saint Lucia.
Report Atlantic Rescue: Coast Guard Rescues Austrian Boater From Life Raft by http://www.bwsailing.com — last modified Feb 13, 2017 02:10 PM
The crew of a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod rescued an Austrian boater from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this month.
Report Atlantic Sargasso Weed: On-going Research Update by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 08, 2016 03:06 PM
The annual migration of cruising boats to warmer Caribbean waters is now underway, from both North America and Europe (and a few from South America). Many of these boats are helping with research into the abundance of Sargasso weed blooms that have been appearing throughout the North Atlantic.
Report Atlantic South America: Dealing with the Authorities by Email from Paul Heiney — last modified Jun 06, 2013 11:08 AM
Having visited the Atlantic side of South America, cruiser Paul Heiney shares his thoughts on the best approach when dealing with the authorities in these South American countries.
Report Atlantic Spain & Portugal - Galicia to Gibraltar by Imray — last modified Jul 21, 2015 02:25 PM
Report Atlantic, Azores: Italian Sailors Missing by www.ilmessaggero.it — last modified May 14, 2018 09:26 AM
Wreck discovered, but 2 Italian sailors still missing: SAR search called off
Report Atlantic, Canary Islands: Abandoned Yacht last seen 700 miles WSW of the Canary Islands by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:33 PM
This yacht is possibly a shipping hazard as when is was abandoned it was in a water tight condition.
Report Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Major Seaweed Invasion Underway by Joan Conover (SSCA) — last modified Apr 30, 2018 09:00 AM
Over recent years, quantities of Sargassum, a type of seaweed commonly known as sargasso, have continued to wash up on beaches and appear in the waters of the Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Based on satellite imagery and reports from citizens, this year the impacts can be expected to be the worst ever.
Report Atlantic, Trade Wind Route: Keep a good Look Out for 2 Giant Dice by New York Times — last modified May 26, 2014 01:32 PM
An Artist’s Game of Chance on the High Seas - as reported by the New York Times.
Report Atlantic: French Yacht in Distress 500 miles west of the Azores and 1 other yacht missing - Update by Grain de Soleil — last modified May 15, 2013 02:09 PM
Priority Message: crew of sailing yacht Grain de Soleil in a liferaft or under jury rig and one other yacht is also missing. If sailing in the search area, please get in touch. Team2Choc, thought to also be missing, now safe.
Report Atlantic: Jimmy Cornell launches new transatlantic rally by Yachting Monthly — last modified May 08, 2013 02:36 PM
Report Atlantic: Swedish Sailors Rescued by Sail-World.com — last modified Mar 12, 2014 12:49 PM
The two Swedish sailors were a little more than a week into what was to be a three-month voyage from Florida back to Sweden.
Report Atlantic: Swiss yacht hit by one cargo ship and rescued by another by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 09, 2010 09:57 AM
Report Atlas of Oceans by Val Ellis — last modified Feb 10, 2011 05:33 PM
Report Attack at Cow/Bull Bay in St. Thomas Jamaica by doina — last modified Mar 14, 2006 11:31 AM
Report Attack Off St Vincent by doina — last modified Mar 27, 2007 10:23 AM
Report Attack on Yacht in Carriacou - Update on Reaction by Local Community by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 12, 2012 12:31 PM
Report Attack on Yacht in Venezuela by Sue Richards — last modified Apr 12, 2009 09:24 AM
Report Attack on Yacht near Lae Papua New Guinea by doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:14 PM
Report Attempted break-in to yacht, Bari, Italy by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 18, 2008 02:45 PM
Report Attention All Foreign Flagged Cruising Craft Visiting the USA by Val Ellis — last modified May 09, 2009 02:18 AM
Report Attention Yachts Cruising the Ecuadorian Coast by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 09, 2008 04:35 PM
Report Attractions near to Los Suenos by webmaster — last modified Aug 19, 2002 12:50 AM
Report August 2012: New Information Posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 01, 2012 05:34 PM
Report August 2013: New Information posted on noonsite by Val Ellis — last modified Jun 23, 2018 10:26 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information posted on noonsite.com last month and outlined below. Thank you to all our users who got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections for the site.
Report August 2014: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Feb 03, 2015 04:10 PM
Thank you to everyone who viewed noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource for worldwide cruising boats.
Report August 2014: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 04, 2014 04:59 PM
Thank you to everyone who viewed noonsite last month and found time to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource for worldwide cruising boats.
Report August 2015: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Jan 11, 2016 10:29 AM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time during the busy summer sailing season to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site, keeping noonsite the place to go for worldwide cruising sailors.
Report August 2015: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 09, 2015 09:19 AM
Thank you to everyone who used noonsite last month and found time during the busy summer sailing season to contribute updates and cruising reports for the site, keeping noonsite the place to go for worldwide cruising sailors.
Report August 2016: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 07, 2016 09:10 AM
Reflecting the truly global nature of noonsite we received cruising reports last month from all corners of the globe; cruisers in the Indian Ocean, SE Asia, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South Pacific.
Report August 2017: New information posted on noonsite by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 21, 2017 09:50 AM
We are delighted to bring you an overview of what you might have missed last month on noonsite. Catch up on news, cruising reports and feedback from fellow cruisers about worldwide cruising destinations and marine service providers, plus our most popular tweets and security reports.
Report Australia - Arriving with a Pet on board by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 09, 2009 04:47 PM
Report Australia 31's Cruising Report On Cuba by doina — last modified Aug 27, 2007 08:10 PM
Report Australia and New Zealand during the summer months by doina — last modified May 22, 2008 04:50 PM
Report Australia Clearing in and Hobart Info. by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 15, 2010 06:35 PM
Report Australia Customs: Move to make pleasure craft reporting and clearance totally electronic by Sue Richards — last modified May 16, 2014 12:21 PM
Australian Customs and Border Protection are going to introduce a system of Electronic Reporting for international yacht arrivals and departures beginning in September of this year. Currently the proposed reporting forms are in trial phase and the ACBPS want your feedback.
Report Australia Gold Coast: Sanctuary Cove Boat Show by Sue Richards — last modified May 15, 2012 10:04 AM
Report Australia To Hawaii by doina — last modified Jul 10, 2008 06:09 PM
Report Australia to Japan: Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race Welcomes Cruisers by Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race — last modified Dec 09, 2015 10:02 AM
Many cruisers take part in organised races to facilitate getting their boats to a cruising destination and back home again. The level of support and oversight offered during a race means it’s quite a safe journey to undertake. Also the pre-race training/seminars are very useful for building skills (first aid, sail repair, navigation, customs etc). If Japan (or Australia if you live in Japan) are on your cruising list, perhaps this race in 2018 could be the way to make the passage.
Report Australia to New Zealand: Four planes and a container ship rescue yacht by Brisbane Times — last modified Sep 15, 2014 04:58 PM
On September 4th a solo yachtsman sailing from Brisbane to New Zealand was plucked from rough seas in a dramatic seven-hour rescue involving four planes and a Danish container ship. As reported by the Brisbane Times.
Report Australia to Philippines by doina — last modified May 15, 2008 04:39 PM
Report Australia Visas by Val Ellis — last modified Jan 30, 2009 07:19 PM
Report Australia, Brisbane to Coquimbo, Chile by doina — last modified May 22, 2008 05:26 PM
Report Australia, Brisbane to the Mediterranean by doina — last modified May 22, 2008 04:56 PM
Report Australia, Brisbane, Garden Point Moorings: Dinghy Thefts - May 2012 by Sue Richards — last modified Sep 26, 2012 09:24 PM
Report Australia, Bundaberg: 2013 Port2Port Yacht Rally Cancelled by Bundaberg Cruising Yacht Club — last modified Mar 21, 2013 02:50 PM
A decision on the rally for 2014 will be made late in 2013.
Report Australia, Darwin to Palau - best route and time by doina — last modified Jul 10, 2008 05:48 PM
Report Australia, Darwin to Thailand by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 21, 2008 03:55 PM
Report Australia, Durban to the Mediterranean by doina — last modified May 15, 2008 05:02 PM
Report Australia, Llewellyn Reef: Long Distance Cruisers Run Aground by Sue Richards — last modified Jul 07, 2011 01:40 PM
Report Australia, Mackay: World ARC 2014-15 reaches half-way point by World Cruising Club — last modified Jul 28, 2014 10:42 AM
Today Mackay QLD became the latest focus of interest for sailors from around the world as the first of 23 cruising boats arrived in Mackay Marina marking the half-way point in their circumnavigation under sail.
Report Australia, New South Wales: Anchoring Laws Update by New South Wales Consolidated Regulations — last modified Mar 14, 2017 04:45 PM
Important information for anyone trying to visit Sydney or New South Wales while cruising.
Report Australia, North Queensland: Cyclone Dylan intensifies by From reports by Water Sport News and www.news.com.au — last modified Jan 30, 2014 02:03 PM
A TROPICAL cyclone barrelling towards north Queensland has been upgraded to a category two cyclone. Cyclone Dylan is expected to cross the coast further south than originally expected, near Ayr or possibly Bowen, in the early hours of Friday morning, just hours before a king tide is forecast to hit.
Report Australia, NSW, Clarence River: "Walloped" by an intense storm in our home anchorage by Melissa SY Pandion — last modified Feb 26, 2018 02:47 PM
Family yacht Pandion wrote a great blog post about going through a pretty intense storm in their home anchorage. It flipped a houseboat, tore the roof off one of the local pubs and eight boats nearby dragged their anchors. Some good lessons for all cruisers in this report.
Report Australia, Queensland, Brisbane: Caution if entering Moreton Bay from the South by http://www.mysailing.com.au — last modified May 03, 2017 11:47 AM
The southern stretch of Canaipa Passage, which runs up the western side of North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay, appears to be silting up.
Report Australia, Queensland: An Update on Marina Flood Damage by Sue Richards — last modified Mar 05, 2013 11:42 AM
Report Australia, Queensland: Bundaberg Port Hardstand and Shiplift Facility Summer Dry Storage Special by Bundaberg Port Marina - noonsite Advertisers — last modified Sep 18, 2014 12:13 PM
The Bundaberg Port Marina is excited to announce that this year we will be offering the following fantastic offer for international yachts - DRY STORAGE: BOOK NOW AND PAY FOR 3 MONTHS AND RECEIVE 3 WEEKS FREE*
Report Australia, Queensland: Bundaberg Regional Council invest in international visiting yachts by Bundaberg Regional Council — last modified Sep 23, 2013 02:04 PM
A great initiative by the local council - Hampers for International Yachts.
Report Australia, Queensland: Notices to Mariners on Google Earth by Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association — last modified Feb 11, 2013 11:33 AM
Free service, run by volunteers for the benefit of fellow boaties.
Report Australia, Scarborough: Marina Highly Recommended by JW Cole — last modified Sep 03, 2016 10:28 AM
An unforeseen stay at Scarborough Marina has prompted the crew of s/v Complexity to praise the facilities and services available here.
Report Australia, Sydney to Washington State, USA by doina — last modified May 25, 2008 05:54 PM
Report Australia, Tasmania, Flinders Island: Sunfish blamed for loss of racing yacht by http://www.mysailing.com.au — last modified Jan 15, 2018 10:35 AM
Jan 15, 2018. Ray Roberts' Farr 55 Hollywood Boulevard sank in icy waters 150km east of Flinders Island on Sunday night. She was being delivered back to NSW by a crew of six after the 2017 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. All crew members were winched to safety.
Report Australia, Whitsundays: Navigate with care in the wake of Cyclone Debbie by Whitsunday Times — last modified Apr 28, 2017 10:47 AM
Tropical Cyclone Debbie ran straight over the Whitsundays in March 2017 and Hamilton Island in particular suffered a lot of damage. While much of the debris has been washed out, there remains the need for caution on waterways particularly with regard to keeping a low speed. Many navigation aids have been destroyed, channels have shifted and there are underwater hazards present.
Report Australia: Air Canada crew & passengers help locate stranded yacht by noonsite.com — last modified Nov 09, 2012 01:46 PM
Single-handed yacht dismasted 275nm from Sydney - two flights en-route to Sydney asked by AMSA to assist with their search.
Report Australia: Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources increase fees by an average of 17.5% by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 15, 2016 11:21 AM
Once a simple one-off fee, fees for yacht clearance on Arrival have now been broken down into separate charges. For most yachts this is an increase of approx. 17.5%.
Report Australia: Bunbaberg Port Marina has Extended its Hardstanding Area by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 21, 2013 02:39 PM
The expansion of the hardstanding area at Bundaberg Port Marina has now been completed ready for the start of the new sailing season.
Report Australia: Bundaberg Marina Installs New Fuel Berth by Val Ellis — last modified Sep 18, 2014 12:18 PM
A new OPT (Outdoor Payment Terminal) is now operational at the marina and the new berth layout frees up the hammerhead places for easy berthing when arriving at night.
Report Australia: Couple rescued from sinking yacht by Sue Richards — last modified Nov 15, 2010 01:03 PM
Report Australia: Gold Coast to get new Port of Entry by Noah D. — last modified Jul 08, 2017 11:53 AM
Queensland’s Gold Coast is now a designated customs and immigration clearance point for visiting international yachts. The decision to include the Southport Yacht Club on the list of approved international arrival points comes after years of lobbying by the local marine industry.
Report Australia: Marine Imray Charts App just released for iPad by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd — last modified Jan 23, 2013 04:19 PM
Report Australia: New Information on the Temporary Import of Goods on Smallcraft by Val Ellis — last modified Aug 04, 2012 11:10 AM
Report Australia: Pantaenius opens new office by Press Release from Pantaenius — last modified Oct 19, 2012 02:33 PM
Europe’s market leader PANTAENIUS Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance opens a new office in Australia
Report Australia: Queensland to tighten boating safety regulations by Sue Richards — last modified Aug 03, 2011 01:25 PM
Report Australia: Superstorm Hits East Coast by www.Sail-World.com — last modified Feb 21, 2013 01:13 PM
As reported by www.Sail-World.com. First it was fires and record temperature heatwave, now the wet season has well and truly hit with former tropical cyclone Oswald continuing to wreak havoc along the Queensland coast, heading in to NSW.
Report Australia: Tropical Cyclone Debbie Strengthens as it Approaches Landfall in Queensland by weather.com — last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:37 PM
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is closing in on Australia's Queensland Province where conditions will continue to deteriorate with damaging winds, storm surge and flooding rainfall pounding the coastline over the next 24 hours.
Report Australia: Visa Information for a Longer Stay by Jennifer and James Hamilton — last modified Aug 22, 2015 08:28 AM
This is a useful report if you wish to stay in Australia for longer than a year.
Report Australia: Welcome Changes in Quarantine Guidelines for Yachts by Suzie Ohagan — last modified Jan 11, 2014 11:55 AM
Australian officials now much more welcoming to foreign flagged vessels plus some arrival tips to smooth the way.
Report Australia: Yachts damaged and sunk as the Whitsundays bears the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Debbie by MySailing.com.au — last modified Apr 02, 2017 06:50 PM
As Cat 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie loses intensity and tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern NSW, residents and visitors to the Whitsundays Islands, Airlie Beach, Mackay and other affected areas of northern Queensland are emerging from their homes to view the devastation.
Report Australian Customs - Comments from Cruisers 2009 by Sue Richards — last modified Oct 30, 2009 03:42 PM