Cruising Reports

Covid-19 Field Report: Expelled from Spain

Date Published - May 01, 2020

The catamaran “Water Dogs” and her Canadian family crew arrived in Spain last year, in December 2019. From the Guadiana River on the Atlantic south coast of Spain they slowly made their way towards the Balearic Islands, arriving in Ibiza in March 2020, one week before Spain went into lockdown…. Read More

Last Update - May 01, 2020

Crossing the Atlantic to Europe: Where Can I Stop?

Date Published - April 30, 2020

Noonsite, in association with the Ocean Cruising Club, has compiled a list of transatlantic ports, Mediterranean ports and Northern European ports that are open to yachts in transit for re-supply, re-fueling and/or in emergencies during the current Covid-19 health emergency. Known procedures and contact details are included. This document is… Read More

Last Update - June 04, 2020

Covid19 Field Report: Mexico – Barra de Navidad

Date Published - April 25, 2020

We checked in to Chiapas, Mexico, March 20th after leaving El Salvador. There were no additional screenings or procedures to check in to Mexico.We are currently in Barra de Navidad and the Port Captain here has not instituted any additional screenings. I asked on this morning’s net what other cruisers… Read More

Last Update - April 25, 2020

INSIGHTS: Living Off Grid

Date Published - April 23, 2020

Rekka Bell and partner purchased their sailboat “Pino” in 2016 with plans to rely on the grid as little as possible. During the following 4 years they circumnavigated the Pacific, working and writing on board, learning a lot about keeping things simple. Here Rekka gives us an insight into their… Read More

Last Update - April 23, 2020

South Pacific: Options for Getting Out of the Cyclone Zone

Date Published - April 20, 2020

Andy and Sue Warman currently in Gambiers, French Polynesia are thinking ahead to cyclone season in October/November and what options there are for yachts wanting to exit the Pacific. Here they give their thoughts on route and destination options, with comments from cruisers in Guam and Japan…. Read More

Last Update - April 21, 2020

Grenada: Covid19 Field Report

Date Published - April 17, 2020

With a haulout booked in Grenada and a flight back to the UK all arranged, Covid-19 took over before either could actually happen. Now haulout postponed and flight cancelled, these cruisers find themselves in lockdown at anchor in Grenada, waiting…. Read More

Last Update - April 17, 2020

The Great Caribbean Shut Down – by Chris Doyle

Date Published - April 14, 2020

Well known cruising guide author Chris Doyle is stuck in lock down on board his boat in Saint Lucia. With his breadth of local knowledge he gives some suggestions on what to do and where to go this hurricane season…. Read More

Last Update - April 14, 2020

Tropical Season 2020: What will this Tropical Season bring, where can I go, and when and how might I try to get there?

Date Published - April 13, 2020

Officially, Hurricane season for the Atlantic North of the Equator begins June 1, and ends November 30. Cruisers currently stuck in the Caribbean basin due to the COVID-19 crisis are acutely aware of this. Chris Parker of the Marine Weather Center discusses seasonal forecasts, Hurricane Holes and risk minimization in… Read More

Last Update - April 13, 2020

The Current Cruising Dilemma

Date Published - April 11, 2020

Cruising Mum Stephanie gives her take on the current cruising dilemma so many liveaboard families are finding themselves in due to COVID-19 restrictions worldwide. Stephanie’s family are from Maine, USA, have 4 children and 2 dogs and live on board their 2011 Jeanneau in the Caribbean where they have been… Read More

Last Update - April 11, 2020