After the hiatus of the spring General Election, we were at last able to repost our petition on the marking of static fishing gear, and it went live during the Southampton Boat Show. The race is on to get 10,000 signatures before we have to close on 12 March 2018.
An amended bill to the Greek circulation tax is likely to become law following discussions between the Greek Marina Association and parliament, reports the Cruising Association. This could mean that boat owners will only be charged when they leave port but nothing is certain yet.
A conference for all who go cruising has been organised with all profits going to help disabled people to go sailing.
The Cruising Association and the Woolverstone Project, which works to offer sailing for disabled people, have got together to organise the one-day event - We Do Mean To Go To Sea - on March 11 at the Royal Hospital School near Ipswich.
A recently published book, Metals in Boats, by CA member Vyv Cox provides a valuable addition to any boater’s technical library with its insights into metallurgy, the performance of, and the interaction between, different metals in boats.
As part of its #LifejacketSafe campaign, Crewsaver has announced the launch of the #LifejacketSafe challenge, a quiz style challenge with thought-provoking questions highlighting lifejacket dos and don’ts. Not only could the advice learnt in the challenge save your life but also, by taking the challenge, you will be automatically entered into the prize draw to win the ultimate lifejacket package!
On the night of Fri 6 Oct, the full Assembly Room (both halves) has been booked by one of the local residents’ groups for their AGM, so the restaurant and bar will be closed all others (members, cabin guests, etc) that evening.
With effect from 1000 on 6 September 2017 the MSI broadcasts, which include the weather forecast, will be on VHF channels 62, 63, and 64. Details will be given in the initial broadcast on VHF channel 16. Channels 23, 84, and 86 will no longer be used, however existing use of VHF channel 10 will not be changed.