Cruising Reports

Panama: Clearing into Panama at Puerto Obaldia – August 2012

Date Published - August 31, 2012

Puerto Obaldia is on the Caribbean coast and less than 5nm from the Colombian border.

Cruising Permit

We cleared in at Puerto Obaldia during August 2012. The AMP officials provided us with three documents: a Panama Cruising Permit ($205 ), a Zarpe to be in the jurisdiction of Puerto Obaldia ($1.50) and… Read More

Last Update - November 28, 2012

Borneo West Coast: Klias River Cruising Notes (nr Labuan)

Date Published - August 28, 2012

(Tim & Barb on Rubicon Star share anchoring notes on a little-known area near KK, Borneo Malaysia – July 2012).

Thanks to “Rhumb Do” for providing the entrance waypoints and the ferry skipper who gave them to him!

The Klias River is a small pocket of wetlands near Labuan. It is not… Read More

Last Update - August 28, 2012

Borneo West Coast: Shopping in Labuan

Date Published - August 28, 2012

(Tim & Barb on Rubicon Star give you the lowdown on shopping in Labuan, west coast Borneo Malaysia – June 2012)

Anchorage

We find it easier to anchor off the township rather than near the marina. We usually anchor at 05.16.628/115.14.278. It does start to shallow off here so be aware of… Read More

Last Update - August 28, 2012

Grenada: Recommendation for Dive Compressor Service

Date Published - August 28, 2012

It’s very difficult to get dive compressors serviced in the Caribbean. Mine is a Bauer, and I’ve gone up and down the islands for service without success, until recently here in Grenada.

Mick Cull (phone: 415 2765) is a former big ship based electrical engineer, who’s been running a dive operation… Read More

Last Update - August 28, 2012

Buenos Aires to San Francisco

Date Published - August 28, 2012

Beneteau 51.5 – single-handed delivery trip back home
Buenos Aires to San Francisco
Departed Buenos Aires March 14th 2012…. Read More

Last Update - August 28, 2012

Bio Security Bond for Pets – Have you had trouble getting it refunded?

Date Published - August 22, 2012

Message 20 June 2012

We recently cleared out of Fiji and had a great deal of trouble getting our $1501 Biosecurity bond for our cat returned.

I am therefore interested in getting in touch with other yachts that may have had similar problems in obtaining the refund of the bond.

If you have… Read More

Last Update - August 22, 2012

Bahamas: Great Inagua

Date Published - August 19, 2012

Our thanks for Jane Behr for this interesting report

We spent a week at Great Inagua Island in July, 2012, preparing for our trip south to Colombia and waiting for a favorable weather window. We had a very pleasant visit and saw a bit of the Bahamas that is well off… Read More

Last Update - August 19, 2012

Cyclades, Paros: Latest Updates

Date Published - August 18, 2012

The little marina in Paros gets quite packed in high season (until the first week of September), but if arriving early in the day one can easily find space.

The harbour is under private management from the municipality and hence not under the control of the Harbor Police (as with Paroika)…. Read More

Last Update - August 18, 2012

Short Update for Vlychada Marina, Santorini (Thira)

Date Published - August 17, 2012

Approaches

We arrived here from Anafi. I tried to contact the Marina by VHF radio on channel 10, and by telephone. I had no response from either. The yellow buoy appears to mark the extremity of the reef running out from the headland. We kept this to starboard and had no… Read More

Last Update - March 05, 2014