The Cruising Association is holding an evening of talks to share the latest practical advice on orca encounters, EU visas and permits and more

A series of talks are to be held on 21 March by the Cruising Association looking at a range of issues impacting sailors.

The evening, which starts at 1900, will feature concise 5 to 15-minute presentations lasting approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session

The CA’s Regulatory & Technical Services group (RATS) will be sharing practical information about the following issues:

  • Orca: insights into ongoing interactions with orca off the coasts of Portugal and Spain,
    discussing avoidance tactics.
  • HVO and Sustainability: examining Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil which could be an eco-
    friendly replacement for diesel, weighing the pros and cons, and exploring regulatory
  • EU Visas and Permits: addressing challenges posed by the 90/180-day rule for UK
    citizens visiting Schengen countries, with updates on positive developments in some
  •  CE/UKCA and RCD: the latest on conformity marking of vessels brought into service
    from outside the UK and the EU and exploring the impact of the UK Government’s
    decision on CE marking.
  • RATS Technical Projects: an overview of other issues, including battery technology,
    end-of-life boat scrapping, emissions, electrical systems, remote monitoring of boat
    systems, alternative propulsion, connecting to shore power, UV degradation of safety
    lines/equipment, transmission of emergency information, and diving from your boat.

The event is free to attend for members; non-members will need to pay £7.

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Attendees can either listen to the presentations, in person, at CA House in London or via Zoom.

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