The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The CA 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 the Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Portugal where the CA is lobbying for a 180-day cruising visa…

RYA Training Conference Goes Global

RYA Training Conference Goes Global

More than 1,200 RYA instructors, appointment holders and training centre principals joined the first virtual RYA Raymarine Training Conference supported by Gallagher this weekend (30-31 January 2021). The new and innovative virtual format made the event more accessible than ever before, attracting delegates from 40 different countries. Each year, the training conferences are packed with…

RYA OnBoard- Life Lessons on the Water

RYA OnBoard- Life Lessons on the Water

Tollgate Primary school in Newham, East London, is on course to inspire the next generation of sailors through RYA OnBoard, the national grassroots programme making it more accessible for youngsters to try sailing and windsurfing. This video features a group of year five pupils sailing at the Royal Docks Sea Cadet Boat Station and reflections from their teachers on the impact that the programme has had…

Lloyd's Register to acquire C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group

Lloyd’s Register to acquire C-MAP Commercial from Navico Group

Provider of marine charting solutions, voyage optimisation and fleet analytics will be integrated into i4 Insight platform. Lloyd’s Register (LR) has reached an agreement to acquire Navico Group’s C-MAP commercial marine business, a leading provider of commercial marine cartography and digital publications, shore-side and shipside voyage optimization, cloud-based fleet management and fleet analytics software. The…

British Marine statement: What the Marine Industry should know as England starts a second lockdown

British Marine statement: What the Marine Industry should know as England starts a second lockdown

As England starts a 4 week lockdown, British Marine has been seeking clarity from the UK Government on how the new restrictions will impact our members and the leisure marine sector. During a meeting with DEFRA officials on Monday 2 November, British Marine was informed that no sector specific guidance would be produced and instead,…

900,000 UK boaters set to be hit by post-brexit travel rules, RYA survey finds

900,000 UK boaters set to be hit by post-brexit travel rules, RYA survey finds

A new survey by the Royal Yachting Association has revealed the staggering number of UK boaters who are set to have their freedom to travel in the Schengen Area restricted after the Brexit transition period. RYA calls on Government to seek reciprocal visa arrangements in EU negotiations. Almost 900,000 UK boaters are due to be…

UK boat owners left stranded in Europe due to Government inaction

UK boat owners left stranded in Europe due to Government inaction

UK boaters face a choice between being hit with potentially thousands of pounds in extra costs or their boat being stranded in the EU after the end of the Brexit transition period unless the Government acts quickly, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine are warning today. Following discussions with HM Revenue and Customs…

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