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Deutscher Motoryachtverband als Gastgeber der EBA-Generalversammlung

Deutscher Motoryachtverband als Gastgeber der EBA-Generalversammlung

Deutscher Motoryachtverband als Gastgeber der EBA-Generalversammlung vom 16.-17. Oktober 2016 in Berlin Generalversammlungen des Europäischen Sportschifffahrtsverbandes (EBA) werden üblicherweise in jedem Frühjahr vom EBA-Sekretariat und im Herbst von einem nationalen Mitgliedsverband in dessen Heimatland organisiert. Im Herbst 2015 war der DMYV Gastgeber für die EBA-Generalversammlung, die er vom 16.-17. Oktober in Berlin ausgerichtet hat. Der […]

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Donnau (Danube) Apps für Smartphones

Donnau (Danube) Apps für Smartphones

Deutsch & English In addition to the „DoRIS mobile” app there another two smart phone apps are now available one for Slovakia (SlovRIS) and one for Hungaria (PannonRIS). In general they have the same content, giving information about the Danube (water level, locks etc.). In the “SlovRIS” under “Settings” (last point) you can choose between […]

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CEVNI 5 Published

CEVNI 5 Published

The EBA is pleased to report that the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee has recently released the fifth revision of the European Code for Inland Waterways (CEVNI), Pan-European instrument regulating the navigation on the E-waterways network as a part of its work towards smooth and efficient inland water transport across […]

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Take part in the RYA kill cord and kill switch failure survey

Take part in the RYA kill cord and kill switch failure survey

Help us research the reasons for failure of this vital piece of equipment Ever had a kill cord or kill switch failure? The RYA has a long-standing commitment to education about safety afloat. As such it has championed the use of kill cords on small open powerboats for many years. The kill cord message remains […]

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Under present plans TTIP will not extend to recreational craft

Under present plans TTIP will not extend to recreational craft

The European Commission has confirmed to the European Boating Association (EBA) that at the present time there has been no agreement between the EU and US negotiators to specifically address recreational craft in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) sectoral regulatory discussions. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is primarily […]

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How to handle your end-of-life boat: Boat DIGEST guidelines released

How to handle your end-of-life boat: Boat DIGEST guidelines released

Boat DIGEST is an EU-funded project started in October 2013 and due to finish in September this year, addressing the problem of the end-of-life craft. The project’s main activities were to identify boat dismantling and recycling practices and locations across Europe and also to gather dismantlers and boat owners’ opinions in order to better understand […]

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Discharge of sewage from pleasure boats to be prohibited in Sweden

Discharge of sewage from pleasure boats to be prohibited in Sweden

From 1 April 2015 all pleasure boats, including foreign flagged boats, will be prohibited from discharging sewage into the lakes, internal waters and territorial waters (12 nautical miles) of Sweden.  Recreational craft listed for preservation are not subject to the ban. Sewage is any discharge of waste water and other waste from any type of […]

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Wind turbine areas in Netherlands part of the North Sea

Wind turbine areas in Netherlands part of the North Sea

Recently the Netherlands Government published their spatial planning vision for Wind at Sea. Several areas in Netherlands territorial waters are destined for the construction of wind energy production centres. In advance of this allocation changes were made to shipping lanes and TSS’s in 2013 to optimise the clustering of wind turbines in fields of sufficient […]

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Introducing the EBA’s new President

Introducing the EBA’s new President

Peer Bent Nielsen (EBA President from 2006 – 2014) reached the end of his second and final term of office as President this month. At its second General Assembly of 2014 held on 17th – 18th October the EBA Members were asked to elect their next president. The successful candidate was Willem Dekker of the Koninklijk […]

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Ireland qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympics

Ireland qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympics

Press Release from the Irish Sailing Association Irish sailors have been competing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships where 50% of the places for the 2016 Rio Olympics are being awarded. London 2012 Olympic veteran James Espey has today (13 September) become the first sailor to qualify Ireland for the 2016 Olympics. Espey began competing […]

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