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Piracy- Advice To Yachtsmen

Please find below a PDF file containing the latest advice to Yachtsmen.

Paul and Rachel Chandler Released - updated 8/12/10 with message to CA

The Cruising Association is delighted that members Paul and Rachel Chandler have been released from captivity after 388 days. They are now at the British High Commissioner's residence in Nairobi and will be returning to the UK shortly. They were kidnapped from their 38ft yacht, Lynn Rival, in October last year in international waters some 600 miles from the coast of Somalia. Their yacht was returned to the UK by the Royal Navy in November, 2009.


Further to my “discovery£ that Weatheronline provides the UK Met Office meso-scale wind vectors, I have now found that COAMPS forecasts can be obtained in GRIB format for the Mediterranean, British Isles, Biscay, the North Sea and Scandinavia.

UK Numerical Weather Prediction on-line

Because I rarely look at Weatheronline, I am a year behind the pace in noting that output from the UK Global and the North Atlantic European (NAE) meso-scale versions of the Unified Model are publicly available using a web browser.

Kent, September News

Faversham CreekJust a brief note to thank everyone for their efforts last weekend 

Baltic Section Rally held at HSK Harbour, Helsinki

Helsinki Waterfront


Boats dressed overall

From 5-9 July CA's Baltic Section met in Helsinki.  The venue was the home harbour of Helsingfors Segelklubb (HSK) at Lauttassaari.    HSK with whom CA formed an affiliation a few years ago welcomed our rally and gave the opportunity for many HSK members to meet with the Baltic Section members

Red Fuel in Belgium

Since they (in line with most of the EEC) prohibited the use of red diesel fuel to power pleasure craft several years ago, there are concerns that the Belgian Excise Authorities are taking a keen interest in where and when you bought your fuel. 

Library and Information Centre Update


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Lady skipper first to enter St. Petersburg by new passage.


"Pouncer", a Twister 28 skippered and owned by CA Member Charlotte Wilkinson is the first foreign yacht to use the newly permitted passage to St. Petersburg.