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Hebrides Sea Areas

Posted on: 23/08/2009

The following will be known to those sailing in the area and I apologise for the delay in issuing this note. The Maritime & Coastguard...

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Spanish Taxes Update

Posted on: 15/08/2009

The issue of liability for tax for boat owners who keep their boats in Spain for an extended period has been a thorny issue for some time. Click on...

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Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia

Posted on: 19/06/2009

Yachts to be included in Piracy Deterrence Operations in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia  The Maritime Security Centre, Horn of Africa (MSCHOA...

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Frank's Weather Site

Posted on: 14/05/2009

My weather website is now the major component of the MailASail “Weather Window", http://weather.mailasail.com.  This is intended to...

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CA Website Development

Posted on: 24/01/2009

The CA Website is becoming an increasingly important part of the Associations’ offering to Members. There is a continuing need to enhance...

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Appointment of General Secretary

Posted on: 30/12/2008

Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Hodkinson as the Association's General Secretary. Wendy has already taken up her post...

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Square pans for square meals

Posted on: 13/05/2008

RATS receives all kinds of queries (some I am sure maliciously thought up to catch us out!) though not in this case. The question was how does a...

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Don’t take foot and mouth abroad

Posted on: 13/05/2008

The recent outbreak of foot and mouth in deepest Surrey might seem a long way from the sea and nothing much to concern us, but this is wrong. We...

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A new cruising ground?

Posted on: 13/05/2008

Apparently in 2007 the Arctic icecap has melted back further than ever before. On September 9th it was reported that it covered an area of just 4....

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SOLAS vessels to report

Posted on: 01/05/2008

In a further announcement MCA has stated that as from 1st January 2008 all SOLAS vessels on long range voyages (defined as in non A1 areas, ie...

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