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CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Lézardrieux, France

CAptain’s Mate app provides an unrivalled breadth of information and cruising reports covering 6,500+ locations in 70+ countries around the world, providing you with up to date, accurate and informative location data on anchorages, marinas, ports, harbours, boatyards along with their facilities and amenities.

The Cruising Association and Cowes Week team up to produce ‘first-timer’ video

With the debut of the new Club Cruiser Class at Cowes Week 2021, the Cruising Association and Cowes Week organisers have teamed up to produce a 'first-timer' video.

Prize Draws reward CA Members

Every year the CA runs two Big Prize Draws - Winter and Summer - which are exclusively for members to enter.

"The twice-yearly Big Prize Draws are an excellent way of celebrating and saying thank you to our members," commented Lucy Gray, CA General Manager. "We collaborate with our marine partners to select prizes which will appeal, adding to the benefits of CA membership.

Spring Promo Week connects with the cruising community across 28 countries

The Cruising Association’s Spring Promo Week, 21-27 March 2022, has again proven a great success with the week’s events reaching out to participants from 28 countries around the world.

CA partners with AquaMarine for Summer Big Prize Draw

The CA is delighted to partner with our marine discount partner, AquaMarine, for this year’s Summer Big Prize Draw which opened at 0900 hours on Thursday 24 March 2022.

Update – UK and EU Tariffs on US Cruising Yachts

The EU has lifted the 25% customs tariff on the import of US-origin yachts and boats into the EU with effect from 1 January 2022. Unfortunately, at the moment the UK continues to impose the 25% customs tariff on the import of US-origin yachts and boats into the UK.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Lagos, Portugal

Each month we feature one of the 6,500+ locations on CAptain’s Mate app. Showcasing anchorages, harbours, marinas, ports, boatyards and quays in 70+ countries worldwide, CAptain’s Mate provides you with information on locations, their facilities and amenities, helping you to plan your cruising adventures.

The Cruising Association launches virtual Spring Promo Week – 21-27 March 2022

The Cruising Association (CA) has a packed programme of interactive webinars, prizes, discounts and plenty of opportunities to connect during our virtual Spring Promo Week. There is something for everyone, so save the date, be part of it and invite your friends to discover the CA too.

UK VAT on Yachts – Changes to Returned Goods Relief have become UK Law

The CA announced in mid-December that the UK Government would make a positive change to the application of Returned Goods Relief (RGR) for recreational craft resulting in many boat owners no longer becoming liable to pay VAT on the return of their boats to the UK.

New Cruising Association Guide for Mediterranean Bound Yachts

The European Inland Waterways Section of the Cruising Association (CA) has published a new comprehensive guide for yachts planning to reach the Mediterranean through the inland waterways, entitled 'Through France via the Inland Waterways'.