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London Boat Show 2017


Come and see us at the London Boat Show on stand D068 - right behind the Raymarine stand. And don’t forget there are half-price tickets for CA members – see MyCA for the code.

 

This is the last chance for members to enter the competition to win a charter holiday on an 8-berth boat in the beautiful Scottish highlands, courtesy of Plain Sailing

 

 

 

During the show there is also the chance to win a Henri Lloyd suit of oilies (competition open to non-members only).

Members who complete our cruising questionnaire before January 13th, the second Friday of the show will be entered into the draw to win a brand new Yamaha outboard worth £700.

 

 

January 13th is the day we will be launching our great new CAptain’s Mate app at the show when Yachting Monthly editor, Kieran Flatt, will be doing the honours for the CA at the show theatre.

The launch takes place at 4pm and there will be champagne and nibbles on the CA stand afterwards.

Launch of New CAptain's Mate app


 

January 13th is the day we will be launching our great new CAptain’s Mate app at the London Boat Show when Yachting Monthly editor, Kieran Flatt, will be doing the honours for the CA at the show theatre.

The launch takes place at 4pm and there will be champagne and nibbles on the CA stand afterwards.

Press Release - Greek Tax Affecting Yachts


Press Release - latest on Greek tax affecting yachts - December 2016

A new Greek tax affecting thousands of British boat owners in Greece has moved a step nearer to being introduced, the Cruising Association reports – but possibly at a lower level than originally thought.

CA member, Chris Robb, has been working with Greek authorities to try to persuade them to make the tax fairer and more workable than originally announced.

CA members can login and read the full details here.

General Manager Recruitment


General Manager Recruitment

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong interest in sailing to play a critical role in shaping and delivering the high-quality services of the Cruising Association. A full-time position with a competitive salary and based at CA House, Limehouse, London, the role will have responsibility for a team of six staff and will have oversight of a budget of approximately £600k.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest in boating and ideally has experience in cruising. You should be excited to work in a membership organisation that provides services for boaters worldwide and appreciate the leading role that volunteers play in the delivery of those services. You will have worked at senior management level, preferably in other membership organisations, and enjoy and appreciate the special nature of working as part of a small team.

You will be resourceful and know where to obtain information and support. You should be self-motivated, will support and manage your team effectively, come forward with new ideas and be able to present those ideas to the Council using your skills of diplomacy and persuasion. You will also be comfortable in dealing with contractors and writing policies and procedures that are well researched and appropriate for the organisation.

The vacancy will be formally advertised in January 2017 but an application pack can be downloaded from the link below.

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CA in Sailing Today


What the yachting press say about us - CA in Sailing Today

The growth of CA membership and increase in the numbers of younger members prompted Sailing Today magazine to find out more about what makes joining the CA so appealing and says we 'must be the envy of yacht clubs around the country.'

The article is in their December 2016 issue which is out now.

Read their article by clicking on the attachment below.

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Latest on Greek tax affecting yachts


October 24, 2016

A new taxation law affecting yachts in Greece still appears to be in a stalemate position with no forward movement since the law was confirmed in August.

But the Cruising Association is still in talks with the Greek Ministry of shipping regarding the collection and enforcement process of the tax as well as the unfairness of some elements of the tax.

The CA hopes that as in 2013/14, when the Ministry took nearly all the CA’s points on board resulting in a major change to Port Police duties, that they will listen again.

CA member, Chris Robb, said: ‘Through our contacts in the Greek Ministry of shipping it is clear that there has been no forward movement on the Proposed Greek Tax on Yachts.   Despite the tax having been written into law two months ago, the entire taxation packages are, at the moment, under the scrutiny of the Troika before release around Christmas 2016.'