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Each EU member country can set its own policy for visas and permits of more than 90 days
The Cruising Association has today launched its campaign to reduce the impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers who have traditionally explored the coasts and inland waterways of Europe in sailing and motor boats. There's a particular focus on…
Conor O'Regan circumnavigated the globe in his 38-foot yacht Pamina
The National Yacht Club U25/U30 Speaker Series continues this evening with the Dun Laoghaire Harbour club's very own Vice-Commodore Conor O'Regan who circumnavigated the globe in his 38-foot yacht 'Pamina'. O'Regan will walk attendees through everything from preparation and planning…
Beacon of Hope Sailing Project Launches a Round the World Yacht Race World Record Attempt
Tuesday 9 February 2021 will see the launch of the UK's Beacon of Hope Sailing Project's ambitious and unique circumnavigation of the globe. The crew of sailors, all of whom have been through life-changing experiences or illness, will attempt to…
‘VAT Trap’ & Visa Rules Brew Up a ‘Perfect Storm’ for British Boaters, Says Cruising Body
British cruising boaters are in the middle of a “perfect storm”, with visa issues just the latest ill wind to blow, according to a leading voice in the Cruising Association. As Marine Industry News reports, the CA’s Regulations and Technical…
UK Boaters Sailing EU Waters In for Strange Year, RYA Warns
“All sorts of strange things” will emerge this year for UK sailors in EU waters as post-Brexit issues remain to be ironed out. As Sailing Today reports, RYA cruising manager Stuart Carruthers has outlined some harsh truths for British boat…
Cruisers are dragged en masse from their moorings in the raging floodwaters
Dramatic footage has emerged of what’s purported to be a Le Boat cruiser fleet as its carried away in swollen rover waters amid severe flooding in southwestern France. A video compilation posted on social media shows how at least one…
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389
Now in stock with Irish Jeanneau dealers MGM Boats is a “stunning” Sun Odyssey 389 in full cruising spec. The two-cabin version comes with a Marc Lombard hull, grey cedar woodwork and Ambiance Weiss upholstery. It’s also the last boat…
The 2015 model Sea Ray 355 Sundancer is currently afloat in Malta and ready to go
BJ Marine has announced a ‘massive’ price drop on a 2015 model Sea Ray 355 Sundancer that’s currently afloat in Malta and ready to go. New to the market at €149,950, the state-of-the-art 38ft cruiser has two cabins, is powered…
Cruising Club of America Names Solo Sailor Randall Reeves as Winner of 2020 Blue Water Medal
Randall Reeves has been named winner of the 2020 Blue Water Medal by the Cruising Club of America (CCA) for sailing his 45-foot aluminium cutter, Moli, alone around Antarctica and then through the Northwest Passage in a single season—departing and…
Solo sailor Gary Crothers (second from right) is congratulated on returning home to Derry this summer in his yacht a Kind of Blue
The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has awarded Northern Ireland one-armed solo sailor Garry Crothers its 2020 Seamanship Award.  Despite a pandemic raging throughout the year, the OCC found numerous achievements to recognise in the cruising world including the Derry sailor's summertime transatlantic…
‘Istanbul Convention’ Should Apply for UK Boats With Red Diesel Cruising in EU Waters, CA Says
Marine red diesel is still on sale to leisure vessels in the UK despite Westminster’s pre-Brexit plans to phase it out, the Cruising Association says. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the British Government made clear its intention to legislate for…
Ireland's Daria (right) and Alex Blackwell of the Ocean Cruising Club
Royal Cruising Club (RCC) Awards the Medal for Services to Cruising – 2020 to the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC). The Royal Cruising Club (RCC) announced at the Awards Evening on 07 January, held on Zoom, that the Ocean Cruising Club…
RYA’s First Virtual Cruising Conference Set for March
Following last month’s news that its Northern Ireland branch’s cruising gathering is going online for 2021, the RYA has scheduled its first virtual cruising conference for the wider UK on Sunday 21 March. The conference will cover the issues that…
The new Jeanneau NC 33 will be available from Irish agents MGM Boats
Irish Jeanneau agents MGM Boats are targeting this summer for the delivery of the stunning Jeanneau NC 33. With a hull design by Michael Peters, the new NC 33 is powered by twin diesel engines with Joystick Docking Control. It…
Sean Drumm was owner of Corraquill Cruising based on the Ballyconnell-Ballinamore Waterway
Tributes have been paid to Corraquill Cruising owner Sean Drumm who died in a tragic accident in Co Fermanagh at the weekend. As BelfastLive reports, it’s understood the 69-year-old slipped on an icy jetty and fell into the freezing water…
RYA Round-Up of Brexit Issues for British Recreational Boaters Says Thousands Facing ‘Enormous Financial Disruption’
The RYA has published a new document outlining where British recreational boaters stand post-Brexit — with a deal still not struck eight days before the transition period ends. In its end-of-year summary, which details what is currently understood about a…

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