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EBA General Assembly April 2017

EBA General Assembly April 2017

The spring 2017 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Tryp Palma Bellver Hotel, Palma de Majorca on 28 and 29 April 2017. Twenty Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly formally approved the accounts for 2016, appointed auditors for 2017 and made adjustments to the 2017 budget. A review […]

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EBA General Assembly October 2016

EBA General Assembly October 2016

The autumn 2016 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Sparte Tourismus- und Freizeitwirtschaft, Vienna, Austria on the 21 and 22 October 2016. 18 Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly received a presentation from the EU Commission on its Nautical Tourism study and strategy. The presentation and subsequent […]

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New regulations on invasive non-native species come into force

New regulations on invasive non-native species come into force

On the 14th July the European Commission adopted the first EU list of invasive alien species, requiring dedicated action across the Union.   Through the publication of Implementing Regulation 2016/1141, the EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation 1143/2014 will now apply to an initial list of 37 species. The aim of this new regime is to […]

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EBA General Assembly April 2016

EBA General Assembly April 2016

The spring 2016 General Assembly of the European Boating Association was held at the Tryp Belver Hotel, Palma de Majorca on 15 – 16 April 2016. 18 Members were represented at the meeting. The General Assembly approved the 2015 EBA Accounts and reviewed the 2016 budget. It received update reports from the Secretariat and Members […]

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Compulsory use of life vests in Norway

Compulsory use of life vests in Norway

Effective May 1st 2015, Norwegian authorities decided that every person on board leisure crafts with length below eight metres must wear appropriate floatation device when “outdoors”. This applies in all Norwegian waters – including lakes and rivers – but only when the vessel is underway. Unfortunately, foreign leisure craft also have to comply with this, when […]

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Skipper Card

Skipper Card

Medical and technical assistance worldwide Dense fog. Wind blowing onshore. Swell running high. Where is the harbour entrance? After this unintended gybe a crew member is put into his bunk with a severe head wound which needs stitching, but just at this moment the skipper also has other problems: the engine does not start and the […]

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Future of Yacht Recycling

Future of Yacht Recycling

EBA President, Willem Dekker, was invited to present the EBA’s position on boats which have reached the end of their serviceable life at the Yacht Recycling Conference on 16 November 2015 at METS. The Event Press Release provides a summary of the day.

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Sailing to Russia – a look at the hidden

Sailing to Russia – a look at the hidden

Due to a recently introduced new law, foreign boaters may freely approach the inland waters of Russia with only a check in at Vyborg or Kronstadt needed. This makes it easier to plan your holiday in new areas and opens up the unknown nature of the almost untouched route between Vyborg and St Petersburg. I […]

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New Mobile Phone Apps for boaters on the Inland Waterways

New Mobile Phone Apps for boaters on the Inland Waterways

Numericanal is an EU funded project which includes some new mobile phone applications for the recreational boater.  The project aims to provide better access to waterway information assist with s safe boating. Safeguider helps boaters and skippers to find the safest way through busy intersections on the inland waterways, initially in France, the UK and […]

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Safety at sea!  Check your Lifejacket

Safety at sea! Check your Lifejacket

Sadly you cannot buy a lifejacket that will last forever, but if you take good care of your lifejacket, it is more likely to take good care of you. When buying a lifejacket, make sure it is manufactured to an approved standard, such as ISO 12402. Take a look at the date marking to ensure […]

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