Attached below is the report by the MAIB, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, on the use of safety harness tethers on sailing yachts, following their investigation of the tragic fatal accident on board the sailing yacht CV30 in the Indian Ocean on 18 November 2017.
A.S.A.P. Supplies, one of our pro-active discount partners, recently announced its intention to expand from its HQ in Beccles, Suffolk and is therefore delighted to have already opened its first regional branch in the South, in Fareham, Hampshire.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Peta Stuart-Hunt as our new Press & PR Manager with immediate effect. Peta joins the CA team with an impressive track record having served for many years as Press Officer for Cowes Week and the last seven years as Press Officer for the Round the Island Race.
A Raymarine simulator rig, containing their latest MFD (multifunction display), the Axiom Pro MFD, will be installed in the CA library by mid February. The simulator will also include a P70s autopilot control head and an I70s multifunction instrument display.
As these instruments will run in simulator mode, you'll be able to try them out and see how they'd really work at sea.
On January 22, the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, met journalists at the Düsseldorf Boat Show who questioned him about the tax. He said that boat owners would be able to pay the 2018 tax at the 2017 rate throughout the year, which is what the CA has been campaigning for, and can mean a saving of up to £1,000.
A conference for all who go cruising has been organised with all profits going to help disabled people to go sailing.
The Cruising Association and the Woolverstone Project, which works to offer sailing for disabled people, have got together to organise the one-day event - We Do Mean To Go To Sea - on March 11 at the Royal Hospital School near Ipswich.
The conference will offer attendees a chance to explore a diverse range of cruising destinations, hear entertaining speakers and come away with new skills.
The Cruising Association is looking for a good writer with solid experience of journalism and/or press relations to advise on PR; to maintain our profile in the yachting media, responding quickly to press enquiries; and to contribute to our CA magazine, Cruising, our monthly newsletter and information and social media channels. Sailing experience is essential.