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CA Spring Promo Week: A great deal for everyone!

Between 22 and 28 March, the CA is running an inclusive, online, Spring Promo Week that is sure to be of significant interest to anyone thinking of joining us, as well as providing plenty of online incentives to appeal to existing members, wherever you’re based. All you need is a computer or other device and an internet connection!

The CA Launches 180-Day Visa Campaign

The CA has today launched its campaign to reduce the impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers who have traditionally explored the coasts and inland waterways of Europe in sailing and motor boats.

There's a particular focus on the Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Portugal where the CA is lobbying for a 180-day cruising visa separate from the Schengen 90-day visa.

The 2020 CA Photo Competition for CA members – winner & runners-up announced

We're constantly amazed by the quality of images as well as the variety of subjects and locations submitted each year by CA members for our annual photo competition. We're sure you will be too and are happy to share those from the winners and runners-up from our 2020 competition, along with a quote from their reaction to their win.

Congratulations to our winner and all the runners-up!


Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Convention of 1990

Marine red diesel is still on sale to leisure vessels in the UK, despite the Government’s plans to phase it out following a judgment from the European Court of Justice. Now that Britain has left the EU, red diesel will continue to be legal for the propulsion of vessels in the UK until April 2022. However, red diesel in crafts’ engine tanks is not permitted in the EU27 and other countries.

The Cruising Association announces online Spring Promo Week

With the challenges of COVID-19 still likely to curtail face-to-face events being staged in the first few months of 2021, the Cruising Association (CA) is putting in place plans to stage an online Spring Promotions Week to coincide with the fitting out season, from 22-26 March.


Brexit Sailing Issues Addressed in Cruising Association RATS Webinar

The key Brexit issues affecting the sailing community have been addressed in a recently held Brexit Special Webinar entitled "Brexit Issues for Cruisers", the contents of which was researched and presented by members of the Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS).

Think Before You Buy

The end of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020 will have significant implications for yacht owners. The UK will leave the EU Customs Union, which will have an impact on the VAT status of cruising yachts – both immediately at the end of the Transition Period and on an ongoing basis.


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Brexit Issues for Cruisers Addressed in RATS Webinar

Members of the CA’s Regulations and Technical Services group, better known to members as 'RATS', are hosting a webinar exclusively for members, entitled "Brexit issues for cruisers" on Saturday 5 December at 10am.

Christmas 2020 Member Offers

We have a sleigh full of Christmas offers for members this year including discounted gift memberships, personalised unbreakable glasses and enough fantastic nautical publications to fill any stocking.



Gift of Membership