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Noonsite Ocean Outlook - Caribbean, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Red Sea

by Noonsite 28 Oct 2022 13:13 UTC
Suez, Egypt © Noonsite

Caribbean Sea:

Caribbean cruising guide author Chris Doyle, has lots of great island information on his website, plus next month is publishing a new, free, Grenada yachting and watersports guide for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Working closely with the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada, the guide has all the useful charts and information on navigation, marinas and services, plus expanded sections on snorkeling and diving, environmental concerns, and giving back to the community.

Available in print November 2022.


Are you planning on exploring the Biscay coast of France? The Cruising Association are hosting a "Beginning in Biscay Seminar" for both members and non-members at CA house in London on 29 October.

Lagos marina in the Algarve are making headlines with a new charging station for electric powered yachts - the first marina in Portugal to provide fast-charging.

Many boats are making their way to the Canary Islands, or waiting for weather windows to make the passage. Remember to plan in advance if heading to one of the 15 government run ports as pre-booking is required via the Puerto Canarios website or app. You will likely be turned away if you have not booked a berth in advance. A new Canary Islands cruising guide has just been published by Fernhurst books. The ebook is now available and the printed book will be on sale from 15 November, 2022. See our book review at the end of the newsletter. More about cruising the Canaries in the low season can be found in this article for Noonsite by Remi Blanchet.


Learn about the importance of Posidonia meadows in the Mediterranean, the impact anchoring has on these ecosystems and the legislation currently in force restricting anchoring in Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Malta and Spain.

If you are starting to think about next year's cruising plans and the Mediterranean is in your sights, these links to articles and resources on Noonsite and elsewhere on the web will help with your planning and preparation.

Red Sea:

In Egypt, the Ministry of Maritime Transport has issued new procedures for yacht entry into Egypt, with once again, increased fees. Currently the new fee structure has not been introduced in the Suez Canal marinas, therefore agents recommend checking into Egypt in Suez if possible.

New guidelines have been published by World Sailing and the RYA for yacht skippers who may be considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters. Their guidance focuses on piracy and safety abroad and states that although the number of successful pirate attacks on merchant shipping in the area has greatly reduced, the danger of piracy and consequent loss of life and property in the GoA (Gulf of Aden), Yemeni and Somali waters (up to 750 miles offshore) remains high. They stress that greater use of firearms in recent months indicates an increase in aggression and risk to all mariners in the area.

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