The Cruising Association has this free webinar (below) for all sailors to watch advising on ‘Channel Crossing Paperwork Procedures’, following the UK Government’s new rules on this.
Hosted by Bob Garrett, joint Channel Section Secretary for the CA, the ‘Channel Crossing Paperwork Procedures’ webinar was a follow-up to the presentation made on the Foredeck Stage during the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show in September.
The webinar addresses the changes to paperwork and processes for arriving to and departing from France since the UK left the EU, shared practical experiences reported by members and varying implementation of the rules, highlighted protocol reviews and changes to date, presented an overview of new regulations for 2023 and discussed questions from webinar participants.
Over 150 Cruising Association members and non-members from France, Greece, Jersey, Norway, Turkey, UK and the USA tuned in to the live webinar.
Bob Garrett said: “After receiving such a positive response to the presentation at the Boat Show, where the audience feedback was excellent, we decided it should also be shared with the broader cruising community.
“In the webinar the discussion and feedback after its conclusion showed how useful it had been setting out the protocol changes to date and the actual experiences of CA members. The overview of future regulation changes for 2023 was also well received. The CA will continue to provide further updates as we try to influence and understand the details of implementation.”
Looking ahead to the imminent introduction of the new European EES (Entry/Exit System for non-EU citizens) and ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System – visa waiver scheme for eligible third country nationals) which will come into effect in 2023, the Cruising Association will keep its members up to date on the protocols on arrival to and departure from France and elsewhere and share an overview publicly at www.theca.org.uk
“The CA represents yacht and motor cruisers around the world,” continued Garrett, “and through our Regulations and Technical Services (RATS) team and other groups we take on the role of engaging with the relevant national and international government and legislative bodies to address matters of concern to cruisers.”
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