Cruising Reports

Important Safety Considerations when Offshore Cruising

Date Published - July 15, 2019

Recently, two single-handed sailors have been lost in the Caribbean Sea, in spite of their activation of an EPIRB or PLB. Technology has changed and improved and it’s no longer necessary to just rely on your EPIRB as your safety net. Glen Tuttle, moderator of the SSCA HF Radio Service… Read More

Vanuatu, Aneityum: How to clear-in at Anelcauhat

Date Published - July 09, 2019

If you are coming from New Zealand to Vanuatu it is useful to be able to clear into Vanuatu at Aneityum. (Also called Anatom if you have French charts). Not an official port of entry, Patricia of Gulf Harbour Radio explains how two yachts (SY Meccetroy and SY Elysium)… Read More

Argentina: Clearance and Prefectura Experiences

Date Published - July 02, 2019

Floris and Ivar cruised Argentina in early 2019 before heading to Patagonia. While the paperwork and reporting system can be tedious, they report that overall they found officials to be helpful and courteous…. Read More

A Guide to Checking in and out of Countries with your Sailboat

Date Published - June 28, 2019

(June 15, 2019) – Liz Cleere, Jamie Furlong and rescue cat Millie on SY Esper have cruised through 14 countries from Turkey to Indonesia. Based on their experiences, they have put together a useful guide to checking in and out across borders with your sailboat. … Read More

A Circumnavigation Under Power

Date Published - May 22, 2019

Robert Burn fulfilled a circumnavigation from 2016 to 2018 in his 16.7m Bermudan ketch rigged motor sailer. Wai-O-Tira.The complete voyage was carried out under power and this report contains extensive details of all the fuelling aspects of doing so. … Read More

An update on Fees for Egypt (2019)

Date Published - May 06, 2019

Yacht Miyagi Moon has visited Egypt several times over the last 7 years. This is their latest update on fees charged by agencies in Egypt for the various different ports, and what costs you can expect if wishing to transit the Suez Canal…. Read More

Gambia, Banjul: The Anchorage at Lamin Lodge

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Marti Rijken — Mar 20, 2019

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of noonsite.com or the World Cruising Club.

Marti Rijken offers a good insight in to the anchorage at Lamin Lodge, near Banjul, and the attractions to be found… Read More

Fiji: Cultural Protocols for Visiting Yachts

Date Published - April 28, 2019

Fiji has a rich cultural history and many of their ancient traditions are alive and well today particularly in some of the farther-flung islands where cruisers like to explore.

By Georgia Gremore — Mar 29, 2019… Read More

Okinawa, Naha: A Welcome Arrival at our First Port of Call

Date Published - April 28, 2019

(Apr 06, 2019) – SY Tamm Ha Tamm arrived in Okinawa from Tahiti on 1st March 2019 with a plan to spend up to two years cruising in Japan. Their first report details their arrival and the welcome reception they received from the authorities in Naha…. Read More

France, Belgium, Netherlands: Essential Knowledge on Ports of Entry

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Val Ellis – Apr 16, 2019

With Brexit likely to happen in the near future, UK Skippers planning on visiting European waters this season need to be aware of the location of the Ports of Entry (POE) in the countries adjacent to the United Kingdom. All Noonsite Ports of Entry… Read More

Suez Canal: Transit Information

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Tom Sampson — Apr 18, 2019

A transit of the Suez Canal requires some planning. There is a lot of paperwork to complete and a pilot is required for the whole transit. In addition, there is an overnight stop at Ismailia and clearance has to be completed once the transit… Read More

East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecasts

Date Published - April 27, 2019

(April 16, 2019) – The East Pacific offshore waters forecast is issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)/Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB)…. Read More

Wintering in the Mediterranean

Date Published - April 15, 2019

If you are currently cruising the Mediterranean and considering where to winter your boat, these comments from the cruising community should give you a good idea as to where the majority are spending the colder months. This report is continually updated.
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Pacific Planning Advice

Date Published - March 26, 2019

Useful and informative planning advice for anyone undertaking a Pacific crossing, updated for 2019…. Read More

Brazil: Angra dos Reis to Florianapolis

Date Published - March 18, 2019

I checked in in Angra dos Reis (60 miles south of Rio de Janeiro). Very easy and friendly.

The anchorage is not very comfy with lots of wake from the boats, but it is close to the dinghy dock. The anchorage spot is right in front and a slight distance away… Read More

Positive Feedback about Luperon

Date Published - March 16, 2019

We have sailed to & very much enjoyed Luperon on three separate occasions. The people are friendly, fuel, water, groceries, repairs, transportation, etc. are easily available.

On our first trip, we remained for 8 months, bought a motorcycle & enjoyed becoming a part of the place as well as venturing out… Read More