Dear C in C group,
As far as I can make out, the only documentation we require is to fill in a C1331 either electronically, as Excel and email to the appropriate regional address, or else send off the paper equivalent, both attached to this email.
For Guernsey I believe we just fill in the usual yellow Customs sheet that they chuck on board as we arrive and deposit it into the usual box off the St Peter Port pontoon steps. There is no longer any requirement to complete a Travel Tracker.
For France, the requirement is to fill in a Customs declaration form. Now I have found forms for Le Havre, Cherbourg , Granville, St Vaast, Carteret, however not found a form for St Malo. St Malo is definitely a designated Port of Entry and I guess we fill in the relevant docs at the Marina. I have included the Cherbour document just by way of illustration. We can get clarification at Guernsey / Jersey once there. Do bring valid passports, evidence of insurance ( boat and health) plus boat documents in case we are asked for them. I have been boarded by Customs on one occasion in France and was required to produce docs.
In addition I believe there remains the requirement to fly a Q flag on entry to Guernsey / Jersey / EU waters until customs clearance has been obtained.
There are some of the required forms available for download from the SYC website at here or individually at:
So far, light Northerly winds are forecast so it should be a gentle sail to Brixham which people can use as a shakedown sail to ensure all is well etc. At Brixham options include picking up a free mooring at Fishcombe Cove, Town pontoon, Events pontoon, posh Marina, Brixham YC. Hopefully provisional plan for departure to St PP 0400hrs early Saturday morning. Little Russel opens mid afternoon till late evening so ideal for the usual early evening arrival. We can discuss final plans on Tuesday morning at SYC for those who can make it and I will circulate further info after then.
Let's hope for a great trip!