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The demise of CG66 brought forward to end of March 2020

Many boaters will be aware of, and possibly will have used, the CG66 boat registration scheme. CG66 was a scheme whereby a boater could register a boats details with the MCA.  Registering the vessel would greatly assist the Coast Guard in identifying the vessel in the event of an emergency or Search & Rescue situation. The CG66 registration scheme is being replaced by the 'Safe…
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MCA Pleasure Vessel Recommendations

Following on from our recent post highlighting the changes the MCA have made to their pleasure vessel recommendations, they have also highlighted their ‘best practice” guidelines. So in addition to complying with the regulations their top six best practice points are: Get Trained – It is sensible to undertake some form of training suitable to the intended voyage(s) of your vessel; if you do get…
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Royal Navy warship breaks out of boating lake

A fleet of beautifully crafted 1:25 working scale model ships, including a replica HM Royal Navy destroyer, is getting ready to charter new waters next week when it leaves the safety of the boating lake to make a maiden voyage across the Solent for charity. Marine enthusiast, David Ritchie and his local crew will be launching off from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at 8am on July…
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