The CA understands that HMRC may be considering changing the interpretation of VAT rules so that, after the Brexit transition period, all boat owners established in the UK whose boats have been in the EU for the last three years or longer will pay VAT for a second time if they want to bring their boats back to the UK.
The CA has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Achievement' category in the 2020 British Yachting Awards for its hard-hitting and high profile campaign to get static fishing gear and lobster pots clearly marked ...& everyone is encouraged to vote!
The Cruising Association's online Promo Week (September 11-20) was held as an alternative to exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and it's been hailed an all-round success, with 36 new members signing up plus a record 240 sales of our Almanac!
We are delighted to have teamed up with Jeckells the Sailmakers to launch the next BIG Prize Draw, exclusively for CA members. The prize of a Jeckells Cruising Chute, manufactured in the UK with Robline sheets and halyards, is valued at an RRP of £2,000.
For some, crossing the English Channel may appear a significant challenge. From talking to some section members we know that being out of sight of land, passage planning, negotiating shipping, handling unfamiliar marinas, communications etc. may seem daunting.
Nick Mines’ talk covers his single-handed (punctuated) non-stop 1100 mile passage from Nice to Venice last summer. The highs and lows and the telling effects of undertaking such a voyage alone.
He then covers the continuation with various crew through Croatia, Italy, Corfu, the Ionian, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica and finally back to Nice. He reflects on the 3000 mile, 3 month adventure with candid admissions and telling observations.