Cruising Reports

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 board their yacht Atea. They and their two children (aged 7 and 9) rounded the Cape of Good Hope earlier this year and tackled the… Read More

Last Update - November 24, 2020

Covid-19 Field Report: Our yacht trapped in Ecuador – us in Peru

Date Published - November 24, 2020

On March 3, after prepping for our passage to Chile, Stephan and I left Hanalei at anchor with a caretaker in Salinas, Ecuador, and flew to Perú for what was meant to be a two-week visit. On March 15, two days before our return flight, both Perú and Ecuador locked… Read More

Last Update - November 24, 2020

Caribbean Bound 2020/21 – Yachting Protocols

Date Published - November 23, 2020

The 2020/21 sailing season in the Caribbean Sea is going to be a season like no other. All Islands now have protocols in place for international visiting yachts, all of which are new and completely different to previous years and most of which are in a constant state of flux… Read More

Last Update - November 24, 2020

Bluewater Cruising: Family Boat Shares Top Tips

Date Published - November 17, 2020

Taking part in their first ARC in 2020, Kean and Nyree Chung purchased Kaizen, an Oyster 49 in 2017 and will be sailing with their two children, aged 11 and 7. Once in the Caribbean, the family will circumnavigate with the World ARC starting from Saint Lucia in January 2021…. Read More

Last Update - November 17, 2020

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 visit. Both are regularly questioned by other cruisers that are interested in improving their sustainability footprint while traveling, and have offered to share their advice… Read More

Last Update - November 12, 2020

Crossing the Indian Ocean from Fremantle, Australia to La Reunion

Date Published - November 06, 2020

Having discovered that the situation was easing in South Africa and entry would likely be possible, Barb and Rob White of SY Zoonie decided to set off on the 3913NM passage to La Reunion from Fremantle in Australia last month. This is their account of the voyage…. Read More

Last Update - November 06, 2020

Living on a Cruising Yacht in Mexico During the Pandemic

Date Published - November 03, 2020

Mexico has never closed to cruising arrivals at any time during the pandemic. Unable to cross over the Pacific to French Polynesia this year, SV Migration has been in Mexico for over 6 months. Here they report on the latest situation and what life has been like for those that… Read More

Last Update - November 03, 2020

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 the creatures of the sea and the marine environment. Part 2 in May looked at the ways cruisers can be kind to the local people… Read More

Last Update - October 25, 2020

Turkey to Indonesia via the Red Sea

Date Published - October 19, 2020

As coronavirus made its way into the world early 2020 these American double-handers felt lucky they were tucked up safely in a marina in Finike, Turkey. But as the months wore on and the pandemic grew, so did their concerns about visas and political tensions in the eastern Med. After… Read More

Last Update - October 19, 2020

Across the Indian Ocean to Tanzania

Date Published - October 14, 2020

Peter and Donna Schmieder are a German/American couple who live and travel around the world on their catamaran Kokomo, a Quasar50, made by Prout. Having crossed the Indian Ocean from Cochin, India to Tanga, Tanzania, they became “stuck” in Tanzania when surrounding countries locked down during the height of… Read More

Last Update - October 14, 2020