Useful Links

I've spent some time looking at the web resources.  Here are a few useful links.

Cruisers Sites

Plodding in Paradise a mine of links - visit
Charlie Girl Med Cruising Richard and Charlie's informative and sometimes funny web site
Yacht Lady H Tim's Sailing Trips - Great person and good idea
Chispa Jan "Spark" South African cat
Ocelot Cruising with great info around the Pacific
Recipes Sue's recipes including bread
Cruiser Cruisers narratives
Liberty Cruising - dog included
Fellowship Caught in the Pacific Eddy - Out of date
Berrimilla Two Ozie old men in a boat around the world.  Now in their rocking chairs
Robin Leigh A van der Stadt - beautiful yacht- Not much sailing
Sunstone Great cruising site with pictures of wooden vessel and the crew who love their boat
Sea Crest Great Dutch view of cruising Log in the Med
Final Straw Cruising through the Pacific then ship back to USA
Dakare Cruising round the world including the Mediterranean. Great site
Auo Vadis Sailing in Asia
Beth & Evans Cruising their van de Stadt Hawk - well written
#A52A2A Jacket East coast USA and south. lots of photos
Billabong West from America to the Med. Great use of Google Earth
Webb Chiles writer/Sailor The 64 years young (6 times married) sailor and writer Webb Chiles - a great character and site
Traditional yacht Fiona Great Capt Eric Forsyth who has sailed all over the world. Great videos
Taonui Solo sailing Tony Gooch on his vessel. Very detailed with lots of advice. Enjoyable newsletter.
Whoosh A very "how to" site with good tech advice. Difficult to navigate.
Esmeralde Shows the building of a production vessel and her voyages.
A Norsea 27 A site of a cruisers adventure
Follow the Albatross Boat construction for high latitudes to follow the birds
Jakatan The traditional way The way a traditional wooden boat should be built. Will make your eyes water Great site
Morgan's Cloud A semi commercial site about the boat and people. Some good advice
Dashoff Yachts A great sailing yacht

Cruising Blogs I Follow

Beth and Evans: SailBlogs Beth and Evans: SailBlogs Text
More to come......

Cruising Areas

Oceania Map Here is a map of the Oceania or Pacific area
Noon Site for Sailors Jimmy Cornell valuable site of every country in the world
Cruising Guide to Vanuatu An electronic yachting guide to Vanuatu
Yachting World Vanuatu at Yachting World
Cruising New Caledonia Cruising New Caledonia
Kingdom of Tonga Travel site for the Kingdom
Cruising the Solomon Islands
Islands of the Pacific The Escape Artist's customized index of websites
Pacific Web Guide A large collection of Pacific island links
Te Puna Web Directory A complete directory of Pacific websites
The Pacific A travel information portal for the Pacific islands
Island Cruising South Pacific Promotional site for this organisation
Opua in New Zealand Promotional site at Opua
Mediterranean Sea A site for yachting in the Mediterranean Sea

Cruising Resources

Noon Site The source of cruising information
Cruiserlog's Wiki An information source contributed by cuisers. Great but new
Mother of all sailing Links The title is what it is
Nautical Words and what they mean Understand what the Master means
Sail World Sailing world including Australia. Some good links
HF-FAX Weatherfax and more information. Very detailed
Prime time shortwave radio English Language Shortwave broadcast schedule
Seven Star yacht transport A great company who will transport your yacht across the sea.
Marine Radio Net A great site for marine radio networks.
Boat Diesel All there is about marine diesels
Latitude 38 a Mag - We go where the wind blows
Pdfpad - Flags Print flags of the world to make courtesy flags

Weather Resources

Real Surf The best surfing site in the world with great links to weather sites.
Seabreeze Weather Forecast - South Coast Australia
NSW Forecast Coastal Waters Forecast for New South Wales Australia
Synoptic Chart Weather Synoptic Chart
Australian Bureau of Met Great Australia Met Service - Over estimates wind speed
Buoy Weather Buoy Weather. Great site and good. Small subscription
Oz Tides Tidal Information for Australia
New Zealand Weather New Zealand Met Service
World Weather Web Sites A mine of weather web sites
Frank Singleton A sailors view on the use of weather info and how to get and use it
Herb's routing and weather Herb Hilgenberg daily N Atlantic weather on SSB 12359.0 Paid and free
Saildocs Free weather GRIBs
USA Gov Weather NOAA marine weather
Passage Weather World regional weather charts
Ground based world weather World weather, not that accurate
Atlantic Weather on a page Condensed iso and wind charts on a single page. High bandwith to load
American wind info Very local wind information
Buoy data for world American buoy data around the world. OK
Marina Weather Lots of marine weather but lots of ads
Ocean surface wind Lots of weather information
Historic Weather Trends Historic max and min weather around the world
Gulf Stream Charts Gulf stream charts

Marine Sites

#A52A2A Water Rallies This group has organized a number of round the world rallies. Everything is provided.
Michael Briant Web resources
Afloat Afloat Mag
The Pardey's site Good advice at a price
Seven Seas Cruising Association An American cruising association
Sailmail e-mail e-mail over SSB
Panbo electronics A marine electronics site with experience
Equipped Commercial survival equipment and review
Tide Prediction Free tide predictions but not always right
Mahina - pay to sail Mahina Expeditions, sailing and navigation training expeditions
Tooluka - pay to sail High Latitude sailing in a group. Good site
Global marine Net Compression software for Iridium phone plus other goodies: gribs and web hosting by radio

Government Web Sites

Oz Notice to Mariners Australian Hydrographic Service - Notices to Mariners
Maritime Australian NSW Maritime Authority
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Maritime Saftey Information US Gov site
Customs Australian Customs Service
Office of Coast Survey US coastal pilot books, charts
USA Coast Guard USA Coast Guard Web Information