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CA Appoints Luissa Smith as Press and PR Manager

The Cruising Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Luissa Smith (GBR) as its new Press and PR Manager.

Leading the internal and external PR, content and news communications functions for the Cruising Association, Luissa will support member and partner engagement, maintain communication channels to media, members and other stakeholders and promote the association’s comprehensive advocacy programmes.

'Chameleon Of Cowes’ Wins Inaugural Cowes Week Club Cruiser Trophy

Cowes Week 2021 marked the introduction of a new club cruiser racing division in partnership with the Cruising Association as presenting sponsor of the trophy.

From 31 July-6 August, twenty-one club cruiser teams tussled it out on the challenging Solent race track in a mix of conditions, with teams enjoying the thrill of starting off the iconic Royal Yacht Squadron.

Cruising Association and Royal Institute Of Navigation Launch Mutual Partnership

Members of the Cruising Association and the Royal Institute of Navigation are set to benefit from a new mutual partnership offering a reciprocal 25% discount off annual membership.

CA members can take advantage of the discount for the upcoming membership year which runs until 30 June 2022 and for memberships activated between 1 July to 31 December 2021.

Be In It To Win It and Refer A Friend

How would you like a chance to win a great prize and support the Cruising Association at the same time?

Be in it to win it!

Be in it to win it and take part in our ‘Refer a Friend’ programme, which offers members the chance to win the monthly prize draw, £20 to spend in the CA Shop and of course 25% discount on the first year of CA annual membership for your friend.

Preview of Next Generation CAptain's Mate App at Southampton International Boat Show

We are delighted to be back exhibiting at the Southampton International Boat Show in September to promote our unrivalled support services to the ever-expanding sail and motor cruising community.

Cowes Week and the CA Launch Inaugural Club Cruiser Trophy

Presented by the CA the Club Cruiser Class is making its debut at Cowes Week in 2021, with racing from Saturday 31 July to Friday 6 August 2021.

Update – UK and EU Tariffs on US Cruising Yachts

Both the UK and the EU continue to impose a 25% customs tariff on the import of US-origin yachts and boats into the EU and the UK.

Corinth Canal Closed for Summer 2021

The operators of the Corinth Canal in Greece have advised that the canal will remain closed to marine traffic until the end of the summer 2021 season with a probable extension. Studies and restoration works are under way following a landslide in January this year.


Greek Customs acknowledges the rights of UK yachts to retain their EU VAT status

Following the complaint to the European Union (EU) by the Cruising Association (CA) on the VAT Status of UK yachts in Greece after returning from outside EU Waters , the latest announcement received from the Greek Customs authority acknowledges the rights of UK yachts to return to Greek Waters and retain their EU VAT Status.


Red diesel update: delay for Northern Ireland

HMRC has issued Excise Notice 554 which contains details about fuel used in private pleasure craft.