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Spain Removes Tax on Charter Boats

The Spanish marine trade association, ANEN, has announced that the Council of Ministers of Spain has done away with the matriculation tax on leisure boats operating for charter. Until now, leisure boats used for charter used to pay up to … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

A gorgeous sunset in Formentera, Balearics captured by Andrea and Franc Carreras, founders of SeaKnots.com. Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to us at cruisingcompass@bwsailing.com.

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24 Spaniards Caught Cheating in Skipper License Fraud Ring

Is it really that hard to get a skipper’s license in Spain that this is necessary? Two men have been jailed and 22 more were detained in Valencia, Spain on Saturday in connection with an alleged fraud during examinations to … Continue reading

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Swedish Olympic Sailing Coach Drowns

Despite warnings from locals, Swedish Olympic sailing coach Don Nordqvist drowned last Wednesday when leaving Denia Harbor in Alicante, Spain in bad weather to personally check the racing area and decide whether to continue with his training program.

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