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New facilities - It is now easier than ever before to visit the Outer Hebrides, with the significant upgrade in the Stornoway facilities among a number of developments in nearby marinas. Visiting sailing vessels in the region can now also enjoy the new Castlebay marina in Barra, the Lochboisdale marina in South Uist, and the Lochmaddy marina in North Uist; while the area has welcomed the recent addition of Tarbert/Scalpay pontoons in Harris
Stornoway Port Authority, the primary port for the Outer Hebrides on the West coast of Scotland, will significantly increase the number of available berths for visiting leisure craft. As part of the wider £11 million Newton Basin/Goat Island development, the…
RYA & British Marine Welcome UK’s Extension to Returned Goods Relief Grace Period
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine have welcomed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announcement of a six-month extension to the one-year grace period for Returned Goods Relief (RGR) previously put in place by the British Government. The news…
2020 Blue Water Medal Winner Randall Reeves
The Cruising Club of America couldn't hand out its 2020 awards in person, so the club made it a special event and gathered a pantheon of great sailors on Zoom. In early March in a normal year, Cruising Club of…
The failure of the UK government to negotiate a fair deal with the EU means that UK citizens can now only visit Schengen countries for 90 days in every 180
A survey carried out amongst Cruising Association (CA) members who keep their boats on the rivers and canals of Schengen countries has revealed that 80% are likely to sell their boats and give up cruising altogether, or move their base…
the Cruising Association has said no white diesel supply exists in Northern Ireland
The Royal Yachting Association of Northern Ireland (RYA Northern Ireland), together with British Marine and the Cruising Association, met yesterday with representatives from HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury to discuss the difficulties for private pleasure craft in Northern…
There are no marine white diesel pumps in Northern Ireland
From 30 June non-commercial vessels wishing to refuel in Northern Ireland must do so with white diesel. What’s the snag? There are no marine white diesel pumps in Northern Ireland, and demand is insufficient for commercial operators to make provision…
Sailing Vessel Delos – Sailing Around The World – YouTube Sailing Videos
The grand finale of the first season of the National Yacht Club Speaker Series is at 7.30 pm on Thursday evening (May 4) where the NYC will be joined by YouTube sensations SV Delos! Delos is a world cruising sailboat…
Howard Pridding of the RYA
British Marine and the RYA have written a joint letter to the head of Britain’s HM Revenue & Customs to call for a holistic approach to the various issues facing private pleasure boaters, the second-hand market and the wider industry…
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…

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