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25th Edition of ARC Portugal Sets Sail

Date Published - June 03, 2019

Heading out into a cloudy Plymouth Sound on Sunday 2 June, seventeen boats began their three week adventure sailing to the sunny Algarve with World Cruising Club’s annual sailing rally ARC Portugal…. Read More

Summer 2019 eNews from World Cruising Club!

Date Published - May 30, 2019

(May 30, 2019) – Featured in this edition are details of the 2019 Bluewater Weekend, results of the ARC Survey in Yachting World Magazine, World ARC 2021 entries now open, an SSB helpful guide and much more…. Read More

Greece: Find Out How to Register and Pay the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

Date Published - May 10, 2019

(Updated May 17, 2019 – originally posted May 10, 2019) – Boat owners can now register and pay online for the new cruising tax (TEPAI) introduced by the Greek Government on 09 May, 2019. There are still however a few issues the Greeks need to overcome before the system functions… Read More

Egypt: New Restrictions on Health Certificate Requirements

Date Published - May 07, 2019

(Apr 24, 2019) – New restrictions have come into force which requires all crew entering Egypt on board private vessels to have a health certificate when arriving from a number of countries. In particular, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for vessels departing from Sudan…. Read More

Greece: Uncertainty Continues over the New Cruising Tax (TEPAI)

Date Published - May 03, 2019

(May 7, 2019) – Following numerous delays, the start date for payment of the TEPAI is scheduled for 9 May 2019. With just 2 days to go, the Cruising Association (CA) have now received confirmation that the tax will indeed start on the 9th, however, the online payment system is… Read More

New Logo and Trading Name for the RCC Pilotage Foundation

Date Published - April 30, 2019

(May 1, 2019) – The Pilotage Foundation have announced a new logo and trading name. Well known for their extensive range of pilot books published by Imray and Bloomsbury and free online material, the new name and logo reflect the truly global nature of their publications and charitable objectives…. Read More

New Caledonia: New Health Insurance Requirement

Date Published - April 28, 2019

By Val Ellis – Mar 28, 2019
Contributors – Audrey of Noumea Yacht Services

Without Health Insurance which includes repatriation for every member of the crew, a boat will be refused clearance…. Read More

India: Andaman Islands - Restricted Area Permit Abolished

Date Published - April 26, 2019

Yachts visiting the Andaman Islands will no longer be restricted to a stay of 30 days. The Restricted Area Permit (RAP) has been revoked with immediate effect until 2022.

By R. Ratham, Asia Pacific Superyachts, Andaman Islands, India — Mar 01, 2019 … Read More