Forum:Aleria57 says instead of raising the fees and thus reducing the usage of VHF radios, the state should consider enabling people to freely use VHF and SSB transceivers, as is the case in the United States. There is praise for our new racing rules of sailing section but did the guy in the purple lifejacket need to do his turns? Gordon Davies gives a view. Wandering Aengus says the Carlise Pier would make a great boat park...or even a car park. What about salt on the windscreen? If the SB3s go to Garda there'll be none left for Cork Week. Approaches have been made to the powers that be to invite the Mini Transat 6.50M class to join the Round Ireland as a double-handed one-design class. We want your contribution too! Log in, join over 700 Irish boating fans and have your say here. Our aim is to provide Irish sailing with a more open environment for discussion than is available in the printed magazine or on the website or elsewhere. A forum for Irish boating of all types. Register and have your say. If you have a news item for us, or want so see more coverage of any particular issue, or just have something to say to Afloat, you can simply email us ([email protected]) Thanks for your interest.
On the Forum: Do VHF radios need licenses?
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