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Old 07-06-2014, 18:51   #1
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EU Forbids Single Handed Sailing?

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According to the latest publication of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy, any EU member flagged vessel, or any vessel transiting EU controlled waterways, will be restricted to 12 hours of operation per crew aboard. The fines for not adhering to this law, or for not keeping a detailed log-book of watches, can be up to 100,000 and/or 1 year in prison.
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Old 07-06-2014, 19:06   #2
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What's the date at the top of the page.....

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Old 07-06-2014, 19:11   #3
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What's the date at the top of the page.....

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Re: EU forbids single handed sailing?

So, how are they going to handle things like the Vendee Globe, among other single handed races.
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Old 07-06-2014, 19:13   #5
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Re: EU forbids single handed sailing?

Followed shortly no doubt that driving automobiles without a passenger will soon be outlawed as well.

Oh, wait, they did this here in California with the car pool lanes!
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Old 07-06-2014, 19:39   #6
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Re: EU forbids single handed sailing?

Belatedly I noticed the date of the post. April 1, 2014.

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Old 07-06-2014, 20:11   #7
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Re: EU forbids single handed sailing?

I was amazed at how pissed off I got reading the article, before noticing the date.
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LOL, I looked at the date but it didn't even sink in...
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Old 07-06-2014, 20:56   #9
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Get a blow up doll and sit her next to the tiller.
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Old 07-06-2014, 21:33   #10
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Get a blow up doll and sit her next to the tiller.
12 hour shift you say? What am I a machine?

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Re: EU forbids single handed sailing?

Seems to me that someone needs to explain to the powers that be, that most folks have auto-pilots these days! Mostly you have someone watching the compass, and the wind conditions, and adjusting sails and such, not to much of self steering anymore !! We stand wheel watchs in harbors and areas of traffic. We even may hand steer if needed, but mostly we use our power steering LOL I think most folks do it this way !! But then maybe Im wrong !! Maybe ?
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Seems to me that someone needs to explain to the powers that be, that most folks have auto-pilots these days! Mostly you have someone watching the compass, and the wind conditions, and adjusting sails and such, not to much of self steering anymore !! We stand wheel watchs in harbors and areas of traffic. We even may hand steer if needed, but mostly we use our power steering LOL I think most folks do it this way !! But then maybe Im wrong !! Maybe ?
How does one person stand watch 24/7/365?
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Lay her out on your bunk and everything will look more normal
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How does one person stand watch 24/7/365?
Have done it 24/3 but was getting really goofy near the end. Now I just go to sleep and let the self steering do its thing or heave to.
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it was posted on the 1st of april
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