Below you will find third-party sites and resources. If you have a favourite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.
Cruising and Yachting Associations
- Australian Yachting Federation
Australian local sailing resources.
- BC Sailing Association
- Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs
The Council of B.C. Yacht Clubs represents the interests of members from more than 50 British Columbia yacht clubs. The Council provides key input into the affairs influencing all British Columbia boaters including Canadian Coast Guard activities, debris control, water use license applications and parks research. When required, the Council can lobby regulators for changes that benefit the boating public. The council was instrumental in forming the BC Marine Parks Forever Society.
- Island Cruising Association
New Zealand cruising association. A vast knowledge-base of resources and data on all aspects of cruising specific to the SW Pacific and New Zealand. Port Captains.
- Mexican Sailing Association
Reference site for local sailing in Mexico (in Spanish).
- Royal Yachting Association
RYA's web site contains several useful resources on cruising and safety.
- Seven Seas Cruising Association
SSCA's web site contains several useful resources on cruising.
- The Ocean Cruising Club
Founded in 1954 by the late Humphrey Barton, the UK based Ocean Cruising Club exists to promote long-distance cruising, in all its forms.
The people in the Ocean Cruising Club represent the distilled essence of the cruising community, a potent combination of accomplishment, experience, idealism, eccentricity, generosity and humility. The sole qualification for full membership, the only ticket to entry, entails stepping aboard your boat, casting off the docklines and making a continuous ocean passage of at least 1000 nautical miles, measured along the rhumb line, in a vessel under 70 feet.
- UK Cruising Association
Association founded in 1908 and based in the UK
- US Sailing Association
Reference site for US sailing resources.
- Discover Boating
Canadian Government Boating Education & Reference Site
- Lin and Larry Pardey
Valuable information and tips from this veteran offshore sailing duo.
- Marina Map
Map showing many of the world marinas.
- Noonsite - Global Cruising Resource
This private site drawn from Jimmy Cornell's extensive cruising experience and includes clearance, cruising and weather information for just about any country in the world.
- Zihua Sailfest
Zihua SailFest is a remarkable and fun community event that began in 2001 as the "cruisers", yachts people, and locals along Zihuatanejo Bay wanted to have an event that would bring their diverse international community together and aid a local charitable cause at the same time.
Customs & Immigration
Sailing Portals and Commercial Sites