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Prizes galore with the CA at the Southampton Boat Show 2019

As well as a valuable array of prize draws, the CA will have a number of exciting announcements and events at this year's Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow a Boat.


Safety comes first in the Big Prize Draw

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: August 2019

Calling All CA Members! ‘Refer a Friend’ and win a £150 Jimmy Green Voucher.

It’s showtime! Southampton Boat Show 2019 preview

Plans are now well underway for a series of exciting CA announcements and events at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow a Boat taking place between 13-22 September.

The CA will be in its usual spot on our bright and spacious Stand J419 and we’re looking forward to welcoming you and your friends, so do spread the word.

CA Northern Roadshows

It was with great regret that we were forced to cancel both the Northern Roadshows, originally scheduled for 19 October in Birkenhead and 23 November in Nottingham, due to not having received enough advance bookings to make it cost effective.

Rest assured, we remain committed to finding the right format and venues to enable us to hold events around the UK.


HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel

The Cruising Association urges UK boaters to respond to HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel

IIn 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that the UK should not allow private pleasure craft to continue to use red diesel. HMRC has just issued its consultation document which outlines the proposed change to white diesel for the propulsion of powered leisure craft, including inland boats. The document contains a number of questions for owners of diesel-powered craft.

Add your blog or website to the CA site ring

Calling CA Members! Do you have a boating blog or website? If so, why not add it to the CA site ring?

The site ring is a directory of sailing-related web and blog sites by CA members. These often contain years of useful information and first-hand experience, and are an invaluable resource for members undertaking similar adventures.

Red Diesel Use in the EU Campaign Archive

RATS has been campaigning on the red diesel issue over a number of years. This page includes all our older news items on the topic.

For the most recent news and the current advice from RATS, please go to UK red diesel, current news and advice.

UPDATE: January 2021, Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Convention of 1990

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: July 2019

Courtesy of ASAP Supplies - this month you could win a Cleaning & Protection Essentials Bundle worth £120.

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode Four, The Future of Yacht Design

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin’s sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Over the last 50 years so much has changed in the world of sailing, with race boats in particular taking advantage of composite materials and foiling technology to ever increase speed and manoeuvrability on the water.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: June 2019

If an existing CA member refers a friend to join the CA, the existing member receives £20 to spend in the CA Shop and the friend who joins receives a 25% discount on their first year's membership fee when paying by direct debit. NOW, you also get the opportunity to win different prizes each month right through to September!