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CA members kidnapped

Posted on: 28/10/2009

CA members Rachel and Paul Chandler are believed to have been kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean. The couple were cruising in their Rival 38...

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Search the library catalogue and the yearbook

Posted on: 15/10/2009

We're happy to announce several new features on MyCA. The library catalogue has now been moved to our online database by Ivan Andrews and you can...

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Spanish Taxes Update

Posted on: 15/08/2009

The issue of liability for tax for boat owners who keep their boats in Spain for an extended period has been a thorny issue for some time. Click on...

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Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia

Posted on: 19/06/2009

Yachts to be included in Piracy Deterrence Operations in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia  The Maritime Security Centre, Horn of Africa (MSCHOA...

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Appointment of General Secretary

Posted on: 30/12/2008

Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Hodkinson as the Association's General Secretary. Wendy has already taken up her post...

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Square pans for square meals

Posted on: 13/05/2008

RATS receives all kinds of queries (some I am sure maliciously thought up to catch us out!) though not in this case. The question was how does a...

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Don’t take foot and mouth abroad

Posted on: 13/05/2008

The recent outbreak of foot and mouth in deepest Surrey might seem a long way from the sea and nothing much to concern us, but this is wrong. We...

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A new cruising ground?

Posted on: 13/05/2008

Apparently in 2007 the Arctic icecap has melted back further than ever before. On September 9th it was reported that it covered an area of just 4....

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SOLAS vessels to report

Posted on: 01/05/2008

In a further announcement MCA has stated that as from 1st January 2008 all SOLAS vessels on long range voyages (defined as in non A1 areas, ie...

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Radar reflectors should be permanently mounted

Posted on: 01/05/2008

In a recent MGN (Marine Guidance Notice) MCA state that: 1. ‘It is strongly recommended that yachtsmen permanently install, not just carry a radar...

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