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Be In It To Win It and Refer A Friend

How would you like a chance to win a great prize and support the Cruising Association at the same time?

Be in it to win it!

Be in it to win it and take part in our ‘Refer a Friend’ programme, which offers members the chance to win the monthly prize draw, £20 to spend in the CA Shop and of course 25% discount on the first year of CA annual membership for your friend.

Preview of Next Generation CAptain's Mate App at Southampton International Boat Show

We are delighted to be back exhibiting at the Southampton International Boat Show in September to promote our unrivalled support services to the ever-expanding sail and motor cruising community.

Cowes Week and the CA Launch Inaugural Club Cruiser Trophy

Presented by the CA the Club Cruiser Class is making its debut at Cowes Week in 2021, with racing from Saturday 31 July to Friday 6 August 2021.

Cruising Association AGM 2021

Wed, 10/11/2021 - 18:30

Our AGM is due to be held at CA House, subject to any Covid restrictions, on Wednesday November 10, 2021, at 6.30pm.

The nomination of any candidate who is willing to stand for Council membership should be submitted either by letter or by e-mail ( to the Company Secretary at CA House before Tuesday, September 28.

Greek Customs acknowledges the rights of UK yachts to retain their EU VAT status

Following the complaint to the European Union (EU) by the Cruising Association (CA) on the VAT Status of UK yachts in Greece after returning from outside EU Waters , the latest announcement received from the Greek Customs authority acknowledges the rights of UK yachts to return to Greek Waters and retain their EU VAT Status.


National visas and Schengen interaction

The EU has confirmed to the Cruising Association (CA) that days spent in an EU country where you have a visa/residence permit granted by that country do not count as days spent in the Schengen zone in calculating either the 90 days or the 180 days in the Schengen 90/180 calculation.

UK yachts don’t need TL for Greece

The Greek tax authority, the AADE, has agreed: "UK-flagged vessels moored or sailing in EU waters before the Transition Period ended (1.1.2021), regardless of where the taxes have been paid, retain their EU status for as long as they remain in [those waters]."

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE takes up the cudgel on behalf of cruising sailors

In a letter published in The Times newspaper today, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Patron of the Cruising Association (CA), highlights the devastating effect of HMRC's demands for VAT on boats returning to the UK.


VAT paid?


French government announces a process to allow entry to cruisers at any French port

Since leaving the EU, boats arriving in France from the UK or Channel Islands are required to sail to one of a small number of "Ports of Entry" (mainly the ferry ports) and search out the relevant authorities - usually the Police aux Frontières - to register the arrival of their boat and crew.