TNT TUESDAY NIGHT TALK 23rd JUNE 20:00 HOURS ~ Yacht Registration in the Republic of Ireland

Hi ,

Firstly welcome to our next Tuesday Night Talk (TNT!) Please log in early to check your connection and chat with like minded friends, new and old alike. Please remember that John will open Zoom at 19:00 hrs for member chat and audio tests.
We continue our series of Tuesday Night Zoom talks which have now moved to every second week until we get back properly afloat when we will suspend them until the Autumn. Throughout these recent lockdown months, we have found them so far to be a great way to staying touch on a Tuesday evening. No doubt when summer ends we will resume them with an array of interesting speakers and topics. 

John Leahy
Hon Sec., CAI
email honsec@cruising.ie

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John Leahy
Hon Sec CAI
honsec@cruising.ie

Yacht Registration in the Republic of Ireland

Form from DOT
The CAI will guide you through the process

Have you ever thought about registering your boat in Ireland? The process, while not as simple as in many other countries, is certainly not as daunting as you might think! Along the way you will learn how to become the “ship’s husband”, check your boat’s certifiable tonnage, and perhaps ask your local British consular official for a favor. While the language might be archaic, the benefits of registration, particularly when taking the boat abroad or selling it on, are certainly worthwhile.

The form above is an extract of many required to register a yacht in Ireland. It has always been a subject of debate among yacht owners as to why we do not have a simple SSR (simple) type system here as in the UK and elsewhere.  I.S. has tried valiantly but did not succeed. So we don’t have a simple system,  and we are not likely to get one any time soon. 

CAI, Irish Sailing, and the ICC have all made representation as well as many individuals to the authorities for a simpler system that avoids treating small yachts as the QE2 or a supertanker, which is what they currently do. So recently, a few of our members went about seeing if they could register their boats in a reasonable time frame, at a reasonable cost, and without too many visits to the A&E for cardiac issues!

Three CAI owners have now gone through the process and found it relatively painless. It took time and patience, yes and something approaching 500 euro depending on the complexity of the paperwork trail and age of boat. These are approximations but the point is that given the time, a knowledge of the process and persistence it can be achieved. To find out how, join our meeting.

Certificate of Registry

Three CAI owners have now gone through the process and found it relatively painless. It took time and patience, yes and something approaching 500 euro depending on the complexity of the paperwork trail and age of boat. These are approximations but the point is that given the time, a knowledge of the process and persistence it can be achieved. To find out how, join our meeting.

So we are pleased to announce a ZOOM meeting Tuesday 23 June 20:00 hours hosted by Tom Ray of Malahide and supported by our Commodore Vincent who is also a dab hand at boat registration!

Our policy is clear. SAIL SMART – SAIL SAFE.
Apply the same rigour to Covid Regs, while going out on the boat as you would normally in terms of weather and tide and seamanship.