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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

Cruising Association Brexit Briefing

UK boat owners penalised by HMRC over Brexit


HMRC has caused controversy amongst the many thousands of British yacht and motorboat owners that keep their boats in EU countries by introducing a penal interpretation into UK tax law requiring them to pay VAT a second time on the value of their boats when they bring them into UK waters.

Brexit: VAT on boats outside the UK – Urgent Update

Boats in EU may have to pay UK VAT on return

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.


British Yachting Awards - Vote for the CA!

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!


Cruising Association Promo Week Scores a Hit!

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!

Sail away in our NEW Big Prize Draw, courtesy of Jeckells the Sailmakers

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.