Originally Posted by Biggles
I'd like to do the sub 5m to France this summer. But legally I don't think I can satisfy the French requirements.
Nick, which bit(s) of paper don't you have?
You should have:
SSR for boat
Valid certificate of insurance
Ship radio licence (if fitted)
VHF operator's licence
if your boat(s) is/are old then you probably won't need original invoice(s)
The French aren't usually too officious - I've been on trips without any of the above without a problem, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend it! There isn't a cordon of Gendarmes around each port