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.