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Brexit issues for cruising sailors addressed in RATS webinar

by Peta Stuart-Hunt 15 Dec 2020 15:21 UTC 5 December 2020

The key Brexit issues affecting the sailing community have been addressed in a recently held Brexit Special Webinar entitled "Brexit Issues for Cruisers", the contents of which was researched and presented by members of the Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS).

Over 300 members of the CA from 13 different countries tuned into the webinar on Saturday 5 December and there has since been huge demand for the webinar to be made available to the public.

The CA and RATS are delighted to now share the webinar publicly, excluding the Q&A segment which attracted around 150 questions and is available exclusively on the CA members' version.

The webinar programme focuses on the main difficulties facing cruising sailors as a result of Brexit:

  • Introduction: Robin Baron (Chair)
  • People issues including immigration and Schengen 90 days: Trevor Page
  • Vessel issues including VAT: Roger Bickerstaff
  • CA Brexit webpages: Robin Baron
If anyone wishes to view a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation slides, this has also been included on the CA's public website pages.

The webinar recording can be viewed below.

CA President, Julian Dussek, said, "At a time when the Brexit arrangements are still unknown it was a delight to watch the RATS Brexit webinar. The complexities and implications of our leaving the EU were explained with great clarity.

"I am extremely grateful for the enormous amount of work that RATS has been doing for the CA, both in compiling the Brexit pages on the website and for putting together the webinar. I am now much more knowledgeable about what I will have to do next year, and what not to do."

The recording of the webinar and PDF of presentation slides must be viewed and read in conjunction with the Disclaimer below, and on the understanding that it is based on information available at the time of broadcast on 5 December 2020. As such, any of the detail provided may be superseded at any time and the video or PDF of the slide presentation will not be updated to reflect any changes.

Members of the CA have access to the full Brexit-related advice on the CA website.


Any advice has been prepared voluntarily by the Cruising Association, its members and others and they and it have tried to ensure that the contents are accurate. However, the Cruising Association, its employees, contributors and relevant members shall not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience of any kind howsoever arising in connection with the use of such advice, save to the extent required by applicable law.

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