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  1. #1
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    Default Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    The following message from the Guernsey Yacht Club may be of general interest.
    N.B. It is relevant strictly only for boats from the CI, though you might extrapolate for passages from England to France.

    We have been asked to distribute the following message to all members by the Guernsey Harbours Head of Port Operations. (A LNTM will also be issued on Thursday):

    In the event of a “No Deal” BREXIT we have been advised that the French Authorities are indicating that visitors to France, arriving from the Channel Islands by sea, will have to initially report to a Frontières Maritimes Port to achieve Customs & Immigration Clearance.
    After this they can freely move between other ports on the French Coast, including to marinas that are not designated Frontières Martimes.

    The Frontières Maritimes in Normandy are:
    Cherbourg
    Granville
    Carteret

    The Frontières Maritimes in Brittany are:
    St Malo
    Brest
    Roscoff

    Although Guernsey Harbours have received no official confirmation of this arrangement, boat owners should consider this whilst route planning in the “No Deal” BREXIT scenario.
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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    So, given that its a very long way from St Malo to Roscoff and I don't sail terribly fast nor can keep going on my own on long passages, does that mean if I prudently sail my British registered yacht from the Needles straight to Alderney, then drop down (via Guernsey of course) to a small harbour on the central North Brittany coast, then I'm at risk of being in the merde? If so, how bad will the merde be?
    Plan B...?

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Surely any designated Port of Entry should be suitable e.g. Paimpol.

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Quote Originally Posted by guernseyman View Post
    The following message from the Guernsey Yacht Club may be of general interest.
    N.B. It is relevant strictly only for boats from the CI, though you might extrapolate for passages from England to France.

    We have been asked to distribute the following message to all members by the Guernsey Harbours Head of Port Operations. (A LNTM will also be issued on Thursday):

    In the event of a “No Deal” BREXIT we have been advised that the French Authorities are indicating that visitors to France, arriving from the Channel Islands by sea, will have to initially report to a Frontières Maritimes Port to achieve Customs & Immigration Clearance.
    After this they can freely move between other ports on the French Coast, including to marinas that are not designated Frontières Martimes.

    The Frontières Maritimes in Normandy are:
    Cherbourg
    Granville
    Carteret

    The Frontières Maritimes in Brittany are:
    St Malo
    Brest
    Roscoff

    Although Guernsey Harbours have received no official confirmation of this arrangement, boat owners should consider this whilst route planning in the “No Deal” BREXIT scenario.
    I wonder how that will work with the Tour de Ports.

    I guess like everything else in France, with a Gallic shrug.

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Very odd because the Channel Islands were never in the EU.

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Spades View Post
    Very odd because the Channel Islands were never in the EU.
    Correct. However, we have a relationship with the EU.
    The formal relationship is set out in Protocol 3 of the UK's 1972 Accession.

    I agree with posts above suggesting that the proposed arrangement makes no sense in practice.
    I know my boat well and suspect it might develop problems somewhere short of one the Frontières Maritimes, compelling me to enter some port of refuge.
    Last edited by guernseyman; 02-04-19 at 20:08. Reason: addition
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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Quote Originally Posted by Seven Spades View Post
    Very odd because the Channel Islands were never in the EU.
    No but I understand they were designated as Special Member State Territories and, if we leave the EU, they lose that status.
    " Brexit is like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    I should not worry for a while
    We have not left yet & if T May & her bunch of remaining t..ts get their way we never will.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    Quote Originally Posted by guernseyman View Post
    The following message from the Guernsey Yacht Club may be of general interest.
    N.B. It is relevant strictly only for boats from the CI, though you might extrapolate for passages from England to France.

    We have been asked to distribute the following message to all members by the Guernsey Harbours Head of Port Operations. (A LNTM will also be issued on Thursday):

    In the event of a “No Deal” BREXIT we have been advised that the French Authorities are indicating that visitors to France, arriving from the Channel Islands by sea, will have to initially report to a Frontières Maritimes Port to achieve Customs & Immigration Clearance.
    After this they can freely move between other ports on the French Coast, including to marinas that are not designated Frontières Martimes.

    The Frontières Maritimes in Normandy are:
    Cherbourg
    Granville
    Carteret

    The Frontières Maritimes in Brittany are:
    St Malo
    Brest
    Roscoff

    Although Guernsey Harbours have received no official confirmation of this arrangement, boat owners should consider this whilst route planning in the “No Deal” BREXIT scenario.
    That will upset St Vaast and St Cast along with every other marina / port / harbour that boats go straight to.

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    Default Re: Visiting France after No Deal BREXIT

    It will be interesting if a boat from UK clocks in at Cherbourg then stops off at St PP on the way to Paimpol.
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