Sail to Alderney

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Updated: 28 March 2012

Information for sailors and people interested in sailing in and around the lovely Island of Alderney:

Sailing to Alderney
A comprehensive guide for anyone planning to sail to Alderney from Guernsey, Jersey, France and the UK.

Click on the link for information regarding charts, anchorages, VHF radio, etc. and general advice navigation and approach to the island of Alderney.
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Alderney Sailing Club
The Alderney Sailing Club caters for a wide range of sailing interests ranging from dingy sailing up to blue water cruisers. The Club is also afocal point for visiting yachtsmen and their crews and has an active junior section.
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Alderney Harbour Office
In Alderney the Harbourmaster acts as Coastguard and co-ordinates with the local Lifeboat. The Harbour Office is responsible for all moorings in Braye Harbour as well as providing Customs facilities and weather information for visiting yachtsmen.

'Alderney Coastguard' maintains a listening watch on VHF Channels 16, 67, and 74.
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Alderney Information
The States of Alderney has an excellent website which provides comprehensive information on where to stay, what there is to do and all other aspects of island life.
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Coastguard
The Harbourmaster's Office fulfils this function in Alderney

Guernsey Border Agency
(Customs and Immigration
)
The Island of Alderney forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey who is responsible for all customs and immigration matters.
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Alderney Duty Free
Alderney Duty Free offer a wide range of wines and spirits as well as cigarettes, cigars and tobacco, all at duty and VAT free prices. Duty free goods can be purchased from Mainbrayce (Crabby Harbour), in town, or on departure in the airport cafeteria.

Marine Services /Fuel
A number of organisations provide a range of essential services, such as fuel to marine engineering. to visiting sailors and boatowners.
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RNLI
There is a permanent Lifeboat Station in Alderney with a 'Trent' class, allweather lifeboat.
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RNLI Website

Tax Free Shopping
As with the other British Channel Islands there is no VAT/TVA in Alderney, which makes a visit there even more attractive. Shopping for jewellery, cameras and electronic goods is still a pleasure in the quaint town of St Anne.
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