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…

Solo Ocean Rower Lia Ditton Launches Record-Breaking Attempt on San Francisco to Hawaii Crossing

Ocean rower Lia Ditton has embarked on her bid to set the fastest ever time for a solo crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii. As part of preparations to achieve her ultimate ambition to become the first person to row alone and unsupported across the North Pacific in 2021, the professional sailor and writer departed…

Pleasure vessels visiting Belgium 2019 to pay 100% duty on Red Diesel

The Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) understands that Belgian authorities will continue with the agreement for UK pleasure vessels visiting Belgium that they still have to use our red diesel in the engine fuel tanks for propulsion, certainly for this year. The conditions are the same as before, in that all…

Grand Opening of Regatta Village marks start of the countdown to 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Boats are arriving, teams gathering, serious sailing and race tactics discussed and evening plans for serious fun prepared as the countdown to the start of the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues with the Grand Opening of the Regatta Village. Organisers, volunteers, local residents and competitors gathered to witness Race Director Paul Miller formally launch…

Top trio join Team Britannia’s round the world record attempt crew

A trio of appointments has been made by Team Britannia to its round the world record attempt crew. The three, Andy Haffenden, Renee Shuyan Lu and Christopher Piearcey will work with the projects partners in North America, China and central and southern Europe to maximize sponsorship and media opportunities. The appointment of the three members…