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HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel

The Cruising Association urges UK boaters to respond to HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel

IIn 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the UK should not allow private pleasure craft to continue to use red diesel. HMRC has just issued its consultation document which outlines the proposed change to white diesel for the propulsion of powered leisure craft, including inland boats. The document contains a number of questions for owners of diesel-powered craft.

Add your blog or website to the CA site ring

Calling CA Members! Do you have a boating blog or website? If so, why not add it to the CA site ring?

The site ring is a directory of sailing-related web and blog sites by CA members. These often contain years of useful information and first-hand experience, and are an invaluable resource for members undertaking similar adventures.

Red Diesel Use in the EU

RATS has been campaigning on the red diesel issue over a number of years. To read all our older news items on the topic, go to https://www.theca.org.uk/rats/red_diesel_use_in_eu_campaign_archive.

In October, a ruling by the European Court of Justice banned the use of UK red diesel for leisure vessels. So far, neither the court nor the EU Commission have expressed views over any UK changeover to white diesel for propulsion, perhaps because of the current Brexit situation.

Red Diesel Use in the EU Campaign Archive

RATS has been campaigning on the red diesel issue over a number of years. This page includes all our older news items on the topic. For the most recent news and the current advice from RATS, please go to https://www.theca.org.uk/rats/red_diesel_use_in_EU.


UPDATE: 22/11/2018 - Update on Government response to EU ruling: Boating sector meets with HMRC to discuss Red Diesel

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The Lure of the Sea - Episode Four

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin’s sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Over the last 50 years so much has changed in the world of sailing, with race boats in particular taking advantage of composite materials and foiling technology to ever increase speed and manoeuvrability on the water.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: June 2019

If an existing CA member refers a friend to join the CA, the existing member receives £20 to spend in the CA Shop and the friend who joins receives a 25% discount on their first year's membership fee when paying by direct debit. NOW, you also get the opportunity to win different prizes each month right through to September!

CA boosts European Inland Waterways Guides collection

A series of 10 new, full colour guides to moorings on the French inland waterways has been launched by the European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) of the Cruising Association (CA) and is now available to purchase.

 

The Lure of the Sea - Episode Three

Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic and with the boating season underway, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston shares his thoughts on safety at sea as he chats with Dee Caffari in the third episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

New HLR function for CAptain’s Mate

Look out for a new version of the exclusive-to-members mobile app CAptain's Mate that is now available and provides CA members with the opportunity to identify local assistance from our worldwide network of Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs). The CA network of HLRs provides an invaluable service in over 400 locations worldwide.