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China Coast Guard Closes Xiamen Recreational Boating

Xiamen’s Coast Guard office has placed new regulations on recreational boat usage which limit/prohibit use of sail and powered boats. Credible sources report the Coast Guard now requires official boat registration/certification, licensed skippers/pilots, and 48 hour notice prior to use of all recreational boats.

The new requirements apply to all recreational boats from family dinghy sailboats to luxurious motor yachts. Registration of recreational boats in China has been complex since regulatory agencies have no established standards for boat and yacht construction. Registration agencies do not recognize ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) or CE certifications.

Imported and domestically produced boats must be approved by the China Classification Society, which maintains standards for commercial craft, but none has yet been established for recreational craft.

Xiamen, an island city located on the Taiwan Strait, is considered by many as the key location for the developing recreational yachting industry in China. Increased interest in recreational boating, the growing middle-class, and improvement in Cross-Strait relations with Taiwan Province forecasts strong growth for Xiamen’s marine development. Shangshan Marina with over 400 berths and dozens of luxurious homes is the most auspicious marina development in China. It is located adjacent to Xiamen’s new exhibition and conference center. Comments?

 

kiteflyer

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A real shame, having sailed at the J/World facilites in the regatta last year. This is only the sort of bureaucracy that while commonplace in China deals a huge blow to those trying to bring sailing to the local Chinese market.

It was fun seeing a bunch of J/80s, Flying Tigers and even the FT7.5 there as well as having the boat show there.

I really enjoyed the venue and am still looking forward to going back (I guess will have to give enough notice), if we are invited back again.

I hope that both the Tiger and J guys can get past this as it all looked like it was going in the right direction.

 

doghouse

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Clampdown for sure.

We will teach our twisted speech

To the young believers

We will train our blue-eyed Chinese men

To be young believers

 
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Holding Tank

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How long before this is instituted here in the States? Cant trust ordinary citizens to operate a complex piece of machinery like a boat without the government at least being notified 48hrs in advance. Look what happened in NYC with Airforce 1 the other day...

 

oceanrc

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can anyone confirm the severity of the regulation that was announced? i mean, you have to register boats in the US, so it might be that you just have to jump through a few hoops, NBD. or maybe not. does anyone have any insight?

 

simbert

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Better hire a full time guy (cost nothing there) to submit requests every 48 hrs., never know when you'll get lucky at the bar.

 

Lazy Guy

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Sailing Anarchy Coast Guard Closes Website

Sailing Anarchy’s Coast Guard office has placed new regulations on forum usage which limit/prohibit use of sail and powered dooshbags. Credible sources report the Coast Guard now requires official boat registration/certification, licensed skippers/pilots, and 48 hour notice prior to use of all Sailing Anarchy forums.

The new requirements apply to all recreational boats from family dinghy sailboats to luxurious motor yachts. Registration of recreational boats on Sailing Anarchy has been complex since regulatory agencies have no established standards for boat and yacht construction. Registration agencies do not recognize ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) or CE certifications.

Imported and domestically produced boats must be approved by the Sailing Anarchy Classification Society, which maintains standards for commercial craft, but none has yet been established for recreational craft.

Catalina, an island located off the California coast, is considered by many as the key location for the developing recreational yachting industry in California. Increased interest in recreational boating, the growing middle-class, and improvement in Gay-Straight relations with Catalina Province forecasts strong growth for Catalina’s marine development. Flying Tiger Marina with over 4000 berths and hundreds of luxurious homes is the most auspicious marina development in California. It is located adjacent to Catalina’s new exhibition and conference center.

 




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