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CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Rotterdam, Netherlands

For June’s CAptain’s Mate of the Month, we drop into the Netherlands and the Rotterdam Marina.

Anton van Baalen wins June’s 'Refer a Friend' prize of an Icom radio

Congratulations to CA member Anton van Baalen who has won June’s prize of an Icom M25 Euro handheld VHF. Anton’s sails his boat ‘Adieux’ out of the Solent.

Introducing the CA’s new Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs) in Australia and France

At sea, unforeseen circumstances can arise, and having local support is invaluable. That is why the CA maintains a worldwide network of Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs) ready to assist members wherever they may be.

Join the rewards of the CA’s 'Refer a Friend' programme

It is a ‘win-win’ with the CA’s Refer a Friend programme. Not only can you invite your friends to join the CA and enjoy 20% off their first year’s membership1, but you also earn a £20 voucher2 for yourself. The voucher can be used in the CA shop or for cabin accommodation at CA House.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Il-Hofra I-Kbira, Malta

For June's CAptain’s Mate of the Month, we head to the south of Malta, which like the rest of the island has an abundance of stunning coves and bays.

Il-Hofra I-Kbira is a beautiful bay with stunningly clear water, where you can drop anchor in about eight metres of water. There are no facilities, which adds to the tranquility of the location.

CA member Paul Simmons describes Il-Hofra I-Kbira as a 'delightful anchorage open to the south-east.'

Thank you to all our volunteers

As the UK celebrates National Volunteers’ Week from 3-9 June, the Cruising Association extends its gratitude to all our volunteers.

The dedication and contributions of all our volunteers are instrumental in ensuring the CA remains a renowned and world leading association.

Our President, Derek Lumb, shares his personal message of thanks:

The Cruising Association names the National Coastwatch Institution as official charity

The CA is pleased to announce the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) as our charity partner.

The NCI has touched thousands of peoples’ lives over the last three decades through their vital work in safeguarding life at sea along the coastline of England and Wales. The CA is proud to endorse charities that contribute to the safety and well-being of the on-water community.

Cruising Association welcomes easier check in/out for cruising to France

French officials have announced a new ‘protocol’ for small boats to enter France from outside of the EU.

Normally boats would have to arrive at and depart from a Port of Entry (PPF), although last year there were a few ports with a special derogation which allowed entry for a limited period.

Non-members can subscribe to the bite-sized edition of 'Cruising' magazine

In our quarterly magazine Cruising, members will find more than 100 pages of cruising news and features, updates on the activities of the CA’s groups and committees and our latest discount list.