Date: 19th June at 1:56 pm
By: chris.somoya

Web Admin has received a request for information about flares. If anyone has a suggestion, please either add a comment to this bulletin, or email web admin.

“I am having difficulty in acquiring up to date flare set for my sailing boat. I have gone to police station in Faro. Filled in forms etc. Paid €11.85 fee. They have come back to me telling me they can NOT issue me an authorisation form as my boat is registered in Jersey.

Any ideas please?”

Web Admin


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Can you help a Croatian PhD Student?

Dear Navigators,

I am a research assistant at Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split, Croatia
and a PhD. student at Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka, Croatia. At
the moment I am doing a research of various taxes on the Mediterranean in
the segment of yacht/boat sailing. I was wondering if You can help me with
the Portuguese tax regulations and provide me with the data concerning the
taxation in Portugal. For example in Croatia, a so called sojourn tax was
implemented for owners or users of the vessel for themselves and for all
persons on board the boat (yachtsmen). I kindly ask You to help me to
fulfill the research and to complete the required scientific work.
Thank You for the understanding and willingness for assistance in help ,
and I apologize for the eventual inconvenience.

Best regards,

Luka Vukić

Luka Vukić M.S.
Research Assistant
PhD student

Mob.: +385(0)21 619-463
E-mail: luka.vukic@pfst.hr
PFST, logo

Ruđera Boškovića 37, HR-21000 Split
Tel.: +385(0)21 380 762
Fax: +385(0)21 380 759
Web: www.pfst.hr

Warning – Please Read

Please see attached e-mail sent to Albufeira Marina. Your members & marina berth holders should be aware of these conmen / women before they arrive in Lagos which it seems they inevitably will once they have conned folks in Albufeira of all they are likely to get.


I have been informed that the above yacht has recently arrived in your marina from Bruces yard in Faro.She is a 15m white & blue steel ketch.
You should be aware that the people on this yacht borrow money from other sailors & yachties and then depart without repaying there debts. This often amounts to many thousands of Euro’s. Please make sure your berth holders & visitors are made aware NOT to lend the people on this yacht any money. They are very good conmen. They recently departed Faro owing boat owners there a lot of money which they borrowed and failed to pay back before they moved on.



Lobster pot markers

Date: 4th March at 4:09 pm
By: Richard Idiens

May I pass this message on:-

Judith Grimwade has posted a Forum topic, Lobster Pot Petition:

Because petitions on the Parliamentary website have a life of only 6 months, ours will come to an end on the 12th March 2018.

We therefore have about 8 days to find another 1000 signatures to get to our target of 10,000.

I am therefore writing to seek your help. If you have already signed, thank you very much. I would be so grateful if you could find two more friends and persuade them to do so as well. I know that some of you have done this already. Well done.

If you have not signed please just click on this link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200001 and complete the very simple form giving your name and postcode. You will then receive an email giving you a ‘button’ which you simply click to complete the process. The whole thing can be done in a minute. Then, please, ask your friends and family to do the same.

Why are we so keen to get to 10,000 signatures?

At that number the government is required to make a written reply. Irrespective of its content, any response will enable us to get good publicity for the Cruising Association as an organisation which proactively campaigns on behalf of the wider boating community.

We are not naive about the sort of reply we are likely to get, drafted by a civil service already strained to the limit by the complexities of the preparations for Brexit. Nevertheless, whatever the reply, it gives us a peg upon which to hang the next phase of our campaign for a multi-stakeholder consultation to find a solution. The hazard presented by poorly marked static fishing gear has not gone away and people of good heart will continue to want to do something about it.

We will be presenting our campaign and the petition result to the UK Safety of Navigation Committee (hosted by the Marine and Coastguard Agency) next month. Clearly the more signatures the better.

We are heartened by the similar campaigns, based on our initiative, which have recently started up in Sweden, Germany and Ireland. We have had expressions of interest from as far afield as Western Australia. We know that this will not be a problem easily solved so our commitment will need to be sustained for some years into the future. The good working relationships that our first year of campaigning has created with many stakeholders including the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations gives us a solid base to build upon as we go forward.

If you remain unconvinced please do view our video featuring Tom Cunliffe, Norman Keane (editor of the Irish cruising guides) and racing skipper Steve Williams. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7m6bgyPs_U

Please, sign the petition and encourage others to do so before 12 March.

We have 8 days left. You do need a UK address to sign this petition.


Judith Grimwade CA President

Ian Wilson Chair of the Lobster Pot Steering Group


Independent Trades and Services Updated

Please note that the table which lists independant tradesmen and services, has just been updated. We are pleased to add details of Geoff Skinner, a Marine Surveyor. His contact details are listed in the table, which can be found here.


Karting – 12th January

Date: 11th January at 11:09 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

A karting event is planned for tomorrow, Friday, 12th January – apologies for the short notice – please let us know if interested, by 10:30 am, Friday morning so transport can be organised.

It is planned to leave the marina at 2pm from Pontoon Gate E/F.

The cost is 47Euro’s per person. The event is structured along F1 lines – 10 minute timed practice, then a grid is made up, based on lap times, for a 20 minute race.

Bubbly, photo’s and accolades for the winners and ladies are most welcome!!!



Airport Transfers

Date: 6th January at 4:19 pm
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

A couple of fellow cruisers have reported a few challenges of late with their airport transfers, most recently David Reed (Tiarri VI).

Before choosing one of a number of companies offering this service it’s worth checking with fellow cruisers their own experiences, as previously reliable services can, and do, go awry at times.

A new company offering airport transfers has been added to the Airport Transfer list under the Transport drop down menu.


Drawing Class – 15th January

Date: 5th January at 11:24 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda


15th January, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.,  Marina de Lagos Gallery, behind Cafe J

Always wanted to know how to draw? Join a Marina de Lagos Art Academy drawing class and learn the basics or perfect your drawing skills. The session is suitable for all levels of ability, including beginners.

For more information, visit the Art Academy’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/lagosartacademy .

Please register at Marina Reception; the cost is 5,00 Euro per person. If you have your own materials, please bring them along to the session. Easels are provided.

This is part of the Marina’s 9 Events for 9 months


Karting – Portimao Autodromo

Date: 29th December at 9:54 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

Interested in Karting? Let us know as some folks are keen to set up a karting event at the local autodromo near Portimao, probably next week – the session involves a time trial, followed by a race, F1 style grid, with bubbly for the winner and accolades for the top three and pictures of the key events available.

Let us know if you are interested.


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