We're constantly amazed by the quality of images as well as the variety of subjects and locations submitted each year by CA members for our annual photo competition. We're sure you will be too and are happy to share those from the winners and runners-up from our 2020 competition, along with a quote from their reaction to their win.
Congratulations to our winner and all the runners-up!
This is a joint Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and Royal Thames Yacht Club event which CA members are welcome to join. The speaker, Captain Peter Chapman-Andrews, is a former director of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. During his Naval career, he served as navigator on HMS Ark Royal and HMY Britannia. The talk is free, but you must register in advance through the RIN website.
It might be said that there is nothing unusual about an Atlantic passage, but the trip does have some interesting features. For example, my wife, Tania, suffers from an inner ear disorder which makes sailing very difficult for her (it causes continuous sea-sickness). Also, for various reasons I had to sail very much to a timetable with flights home and crew changes for each leg of the trip.
AIS is becoming more and more popular but how does it compare with radar? This presentation will look at how both systems work, how they compare, the various choices available and how they can be used to aid navigation. This should help both those with AIS and/or radar and those considering either system.
One long standing objective in the Cruising Association’s Articles of Association is 'To promote the preservation and protection of harbours, navigational facilities, estuaries, coasts and their environs'.
With the challenges of COVID-19 still likely to curtail face-to-face events being staged in the first few months of 2021, the Cruising Association (CA) is putting in place plans to stage an online Spring Promotions Week to coincide with the fitting out season, from 22-26 March.
HMRC has caused controversy amongst the many thousands of British yacht and motorboat owners that keep their boats in EU countries by introducing a penal interpretation into UK tax law requiring them to pay VAT a second time on the value of their boats when they bring them into UK waters.