Blogs of boats who recently sailed the Indian Ocean

Passage notes from recent Indian Ocean passage makers

Links to agencies for formalities (visas, etc.)

Weather resources available by radio or internet

Radio nets (HAM or SSB) for the Indian Ocean

 

Sailing Blogs

 

Do It                 http://www.doitcruise.info/Content.htm

Baraka              http://www.svbaraka.com

Scorpio                        http://www.scorpiosail.com/web/home.html   incl. Maldives experiences 2011

Matairea           http://matairea.blogspot.com/search/label/South%20Africa?max-results=20

Ocelot              (West 2007, East 2009 and West 2013)

                        Destinations pages start at http://svocelot.com/Landfalls/Indian_Landfalls.htm

                        Newsletters & passage notes start at http://svocelot.com/Landfalls/Newsletters/Indian_Letters.htm

Pylades            www.pylades.net                       Darwin to S. Africa 2011

Horizon            http://oceanshorizon.com/         To S. Africa 2011

Papillon           Seven Seas Cruising Association Bulletin, Page 5 February 2012, and March 2012 bulletin

or: http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2011-10-24-2 (similar to the part 2 article in the Mar. 2012 SSCA bulletin)

Conversations  http://sail7cs.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=3

 

Passage Notes

 

Notes from Do It (2011 crossing)

Notes from Hokus Pokus

Notes from Papillon

Notes from Wombat of Sydney

Notes from Baraka (2012 – Singapore to Cocos Keeling)

Notes from Baraka (2012 – Cocos Keeling to Africa)

 

 

Agents and Agencies

 

Australian ETA (electronic visa)              http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/

Singapore Advance Notification             http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Singapore/?rc=Formalities#Clearance

CAIT Agents - Indonesia                        http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Indonesia/?rc=Formalities#Clearance

DAN                                                     http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/ - an evacuation insurance provider

Jan’s notes on formalities                      http://www.svbaraka.com/formalities.htm

Application for Chagos                          http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/british-indian-ocean-territory

 

Weather Resources

 

North Indian Ocean text reports              via Airmail

South Indian Ocean text reports             via Airmail

SIO Weatherfax example                       via Airmail

GRIB - moving forecast                         via Airmail

Map of cyclone tracks                           via internet

South Africa METVUW weather              via internet

Brunei Bay Radio                                  voice broadcast sked of METAREA and local coastal. For details of Brunei Bay Radio broadcast skeds and frequencies, see http://www.bruneibay.net/bbradio/bbrschfvoice.htm and http://www.bruneibay.net/bbradio/bbrscweathMSIbcasts.html