A diver in a wet suit stepping down steps on the edge of a yacht into the sea at La Gomera

Dr Lou Luddington explores La Gomera’s rugged coast and discovers abundant wildlife while freediving from her yacht

The Cruising Association and the RYA are advising cruisers from the UK to arrive and depart from France via an official Port of Entry. Credit: Getty

If you are sailing to France, here is what you need to know to avoid immigration and customs headaches for a smooth entry and exit from the country