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Puerto Rico: USCG Rescues Danish Flagged Yacht Taking On Water

Date Published - February 26, 2021

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. This report by Boatwatch.org…. Read More

Last Update - February 26, 2021

UK: CA 180-Day Visa Campaign for UK Boaters in Europe

Date Published - February 25, 2021

The Cruising Association (CA) has launched its campaign to reduce the existential impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers wanting to voyage extensively in European waters, including inland waterways…. Read More

Last Update - February 25, 2021

Atlantic Crossing: Announcing ARC January

Date Published - February 23, 2021

Demand from cruisers to sail across the Atlantic this fall under the ARC banner has been so great that World Cruising Club have added a new route – ARC January. The rally will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in early January 2022, following the classic trade wind… Read More

Last Update - February 23, 2021

Greece: Important Post-Brexit Regulations

Date Published - February 19, 2021

The Cruising Association is in the middle of negotiations on the most important areas of Regulations on behalf of UK yachts in Greece, those being theTransit Log, acceptance of VAT Paid Status and the 90 in 180 day rule. It is hoped there will be an announcement on these regulations… Read More

Last Update - February 19, 2021

Fiji: Sea Mercy Responds to Cyclone Yasa

Date Published - February 17, 2021

As with Cyclone Winston in 2016, Sea Mercy’s fleet of volunteer vessels, crews and disaster response leadership team in Fiji have been assisting the NDMO with emergency aid and medical team deliveries to the devastated remote island communities since Cycone Yasa struck in December. Find out what cruisers are doing… Read More

Last Update - February 17, 2021

Panama Canal: 2021 Update

Date Published - February 12, 2021

With less than half the number of yachts going through the Panama Canal in 2021 in comparison to 2019, current waiting times for a transit date is just 2-3 days after a Canal inspection. Yacht Agent Erick Galvez reports on the current situation and what to expect if doing a… Read More

Last Update - February 12, 2021

Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) Satellite AIS Tracking Service

Date Published - February 11, 2021

The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) HF Radio Service Net, FCC Call Sign KPK, has announced a new service for cruisers in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean from the US to Europe. Having always taken Float Plans of vessels making offshore passages, and tracked… Read More

Last Update - February 11, 2021

Cruising Europe: UK Boat Owners Caught in a "Perfect Storm"

Date Published - February 11, 2021

Robin Baron, chairman of the Cruising Association’s RATS committee, told Marine Industry News that UK cruisers are in the middle of ‘a perfect storm’. His words come at the end of months of Covid restrictions, a VAT ‘trap’ and new visa rules exacerbating everything. Amid a surge of enquiries about… Read More

Last Update - February 11, 2021