Dear Fellow Cruisers,
A very happy New year to you all. I've had occasion to attend several meetings recently on behalf of the association and the cruising community. This is a short review of the bits and pieces which affect our sport and all cruising sailors.
There was a concern that the government would abolish duty free Green diesel for leisure purposes under EU pressure. They would also increase VAT to the 23% rate. This might result in diesel costing up to 2 euro per litre. This did not happen in the recent budget but, it has not gone away. We will keep you informed.