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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:50 pm 
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Location: Forster, NSW, Australia
Blasius wrote:
Tom Kirkman wrote:
I'm only being a bit sarcastic when I pose this question - I'd actually be interested to know. What would happen if you tied a few logs together into a raft and attempt to set sail in Italian waters? Would that be allowed?

It is allowed if sailing within the law limitation, basically within 300 meter from the coast everything is allowed.

I want to add an important and sad information related to the Italian coastal sailing limitations.
As I said I live in Sicily, almost every week thousands of people coming from Africa try to reach Sicilian coasts using old and unsafe boats.
Illegal landings determine thousands of deaths every year.
Italian coast guard is continuosly working in sea rescues.
Maybe this is the reason because our law is so strictly limited.


That is a very logical conclusion. However, I cannot help but think that if you personally made yourself known to your local coast guard, they would be sympathetic to your venturing outside the limitations, as your craft is so obviously not related to illegal immigrant vessels.

Tony Stott
2012 Tandem Island "SIC EM" with Hobie spinnaker

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Location: Sarasota,Key West FL
We have similar immigration problems off of south Florida (wet feet/ dry feet rule), we have been warned not to land on a lot of the little islands west of key west (mule keys) and always be aware and cautious in those areas ( if you happen to find plastic bags of sugar, might not be sugar (lol)).

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:32 am 
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Hi. I decided to bring this thread back to life as I thought it could somehow be linked to the discussion regarding the capacity of TIs. I am eagerly waiting to see if the 2020 TI model bears a sticker that allows for more passengers when using trampolines. It might just be an issue for us in Europe, but it would also be great if Hobie took the opportunity to specify on the CE Declaration of Conformity that, when used with sail and amas, the Tandem Island should be considered in the "C" category, so they can be legally used along the coast, rather than only in rivers in lakes (category "D"). I would hesitate to purchase it if I couldn't sail it in the sea.

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