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Cruising Association recognises member contributions with Polaris Award

Sharing cruising expertise has been at the heart of the Cruising Association since 1908, and to recognise members’ location information contributions the Polaris Award was launched in 2022.

The Polaris Award is presented in appreciation of exceptional contributions by members to the CA’s Cruising Almanac, CAptain’s Mate and Cruising Guide resources.

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.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Caorle Marina, Darsena dell Orologio, Italy

If you're considering cruising paired with a city break, Caorle, just an hour’s drive from Venice, is an excellent choice.

Located between Venice and Trieste and nestled between the estuaries of the Livenza and Lemene rivers, Caorle offers a picturesque setting.

Cruising Association celebrates outstanding volunteer contributions at Flag Officers’ Lunch and Challenge Awards

The Cruising Association's prestigious annual Flag Officers' Lunch and Challenge Awards presentation took place at CA House, London on 27 January 2024.

The event, hosted by CA President Derek Lumb, awards the most prestigious honours conferred by the CA, marking an annual tradition to highlight the exceptional commitment and impact of volunteers.

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.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Prickly Bay, Grenada

We kick off our CAptain’s Mate of the Month for 2024 in the Caribbean gem of Grenada and head to Prickly Bay.

Save the Date - An Evening with RATS

Save the date for an evening with the CA’s Regulatory & Technical Services group (RATS) at 1900 GMT hours on Thursday 21 March 2024.

RATS will delve into the current hot topics that may impact your upcoming cruising and share practical advice. Members and non-members are invited to attend, either in-person at CA House, London or virtually via Zoom.

Season’s Greetings

The CA wishes all our members and partners around the world Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays.

Please be advised that CA House will be closed over the holiday period, from 1200 hrs GMT on Tuesday 19 December 2023 through to and including Monday 1 January 2024. Regular opening hours will resume at 0930 hrs on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

2024 Yearbook Alert – Has your contact information, boat or cruising waters changed?

As we gear up for the release of the 2024 CA Yearbook, we want to ensure that it accurately reflects members’ current contact and information details.

Introducing Mandie Hart

The CA is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Mandie Hart, the newest edition to our CA staff team.

Mandie steps into the role of Events Administrator, where she plays a crucial part in overseeing all CA events. Mandie is also the liaison between Ania, our catering manager, and the CA Sections and event organisers.