New regulations affecting all boat users in Greece have finally been put into place — and all must comply by September of this year or risk being fined, reports the Cruising Association CA. Despite months of asking for clarification by the Greek Directorates, nothing was forthcoming but the new document has at last been delivered to the Port Police and the process of implementing the new system has begun. A CA member, who shares a boat in the Ionian, said to get over the potential problem of all syndicate owners going to the Port Police office at the same time, they used a local yacht club, known to the office. Greece has finally agreed to the presentation of Notarised copies of passports for syndicated boats where members are not present.
Hong Kong has a wide variety of both sea and inland water for sailing and boating. Hong Kong Island itself, neighbouring Lantau Island, and mainland China have many options for water sports. It is important to check weather reports before setting out to sail or practise any other water sports as weather conditions can change very rapidly. The Hong Kong Marine Department provides guidelines for sailors which include general boating etiquette, and speed limitations in Hong Kong waters.
At sixteen the family moved up to a Northstar 22 and began doing a bit of cruising around Montreal, Lake Champlain and Lake George. Four were quickly sold to help pay for university tuition fees and the best one kept for their own enjoyment. As invincible as teenagers think they are at 18, decided that 30 knots of wind would be an awesome day to sail.
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