European Inland Waterways


Cruising Association launches new and free Guidance Note on the Netherlands Standing Mast Routes

The Netherlands Standing Mast Routes are a popular passage for sailing and motor yachts, serving as a gateway to destinations like the Kiel Canal and the Baltic, or simply offering a new cruising experience.

EIWS Spring Zoom

Tue, 09/04/2024 - 20:00

During this EIWS Zoom session, Tim Ball will give a short talk about taking a Catalina 36 and its 50ft mast to the Mediterranean and Julian Dussek, the Section Secretary, will briefly play with a boat in the bath.

Afterwards members can tell us about their plans for this year. The session is timed for 90 minutes so there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions and of course participants can drop out at any time without offence.

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Time: 20:00

Cruising Association launches free Guidance Notes to cruising the European Inland Waterways

Every year, a considerable number of sail and motor cruisers take their boats into the European Inland Waterways. However, finding accurate and up-to-date information about what is involved is not always easy.

France says ‘no’ to long stays without a visa for UK subjects

France has firmly rejected the proposed amendment to the French Immigration and Integration Bill, which sought to grant an automatic visa/visa waiver for 6 months to UK subjects who own 'secondary residences' in France. The decision by the French Constitutional Court on Thursday, January 24, 2024, is considered final, with no avenue for appeal.

EIWS Winter Chat (Zoom)

Wed, 24/01/2024 - 19:30

Find out about the delights of the inland waterways route from St Jean de Losne to Strasbourg from speaker Gordon Knight.

Gordon is the editor of the range of 17 full colour guides to moorings on the French inland waterways, as well as six other guides covering the European inland waterways. The guides are available to purchase in printed or digital format (PDF, which members can download for free).

Our winter Zoom talks are informal events and there is usually the opportunity to ask questions.

Discover the European Inland Waterways - Buy your 2024 Calendar

The CA European Inland Waterways Section has released a 2024 Calendar, featuring inspirational photos of some of the most picturesque spots to be discovered on the inland waterways of France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

EIWS Zoom talk and chat

Wed, 20/12/2023 - 19:30

Join us online for an informal discussion, preceded by a talk by Richard Heywood about his experience on the Belgian waterways. The meeting will be limited to one hour.

Date: Wednesday 20 December 2023

Time: 19:30

Place: Your own home or boat (Zoom meeting)

Booking: This event is open to CA members only. There's no need to book but you will need to be logged in to see the link below to join the meeting on the night.

2024 CA European Inland Waterways Cruising Guides Published - Special Christmas offer

The Cruising Association (CA) is pleased to announce the publication of the new and updated 2024 editions of its comprehensive European Inland Waterways Cruising Guides.

Available in full-colour print and digital formats and published by the CA's European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS), these guides provide invaluable insights for those navigating the intricate waterways of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the River Moselle/Mosel, and the German Rhine.

Cruising Association launches new Sambre mooring guide

The Cruising Association, in collaboration with its European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS), has published a comprehensive full-colour guide detailing moorings on the Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise and River Sambre.