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The CA applauds the scrapping of the DEKPA

Greece has announced the scrapping of the DEKPA cruising permit in a draft bill for which consultations close on 27 February 2020. The bill will be voted on shortly afterwards and becomes law within one month of being officially published.

Mike Golding OBE to deliver the 2020 Hanson Lecture

At this year’s CA Hanson Lecture on March 25, Mike Golding OBE will tell the inside story of the rescue of Alex Thomson during the Around Alone Race in 2006, a particularly difficult and dangerous situation which took place in the eye of a major storm, 1,000 miles south of Cape Town.

Mike's presentation will include a short Channel 4-produced film showing how things unfolded both on the shore as well as at sea and some fascinating, unseen, footage shot by Alex and Mike himself as the rescue unfolded.

2020 Members' BIG Prize Draw

The CA’s big draw prize for 2020 offers a chance for members to win a transatlantic sailing trip worth £2250 with First Class Sailing.


Discounts galore at the CA Open Weekend

Bookings are now closed for Tom Cunliffe’s talk on the Saturday evening of the CA’s Open Weekend running from 29 February-1 March but there are plenty of attractive discounts to entice you to attend the Open Weekend.

Throughout the Open Weekend, Imray (charts, maps & publications) is offering a super 20% discount on all orders taken on the day with free carriage to any UK address.

Not quite farewell to the EU

In formal terms the UK left the EU on January 31. However, due to the transition period that is included as part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU, nothing will change until the end of Transition Period – currently scheduled for December 31, 2020. This means that all existing rules will stay in place during 2020, such as free movement of goods, services and people, Union (VATpaid) status of yachts, and the existing immigration rules.

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode 11, Who Inspires the Inspirational?

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is an inspiration amongst sailors and beyond. His strength of character, bravery and can do attitude have enabled him to achieve feats which others only dream of.

However, the inspirational also need stimulation and in this final episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston we find out which characters provided the catalyst to undertake the amazing ventures over his life to date, never giving in despite many challenges along the way.

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode 10, What does sailing mean to Sir Robin?

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is a household name in the world of sailing and beyond, but did he ever have a driving ambition to become one of the world’s most recognised and accomplished sailors? Also, what have his achievements meant to the sport as a whole since his non-stop solo circumnavigation in 1969?

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode Nine, Sailing Around the World

We can all agree that sailing around the world is no easy feat and that to sail around the world single handedly takes a special kind of person. In the ninth episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston he shares his thoughts on how to prepare for an around the world voyage alongside host Dee Caffari.

New, updated editions of CA Inland Waterways guides

The newly updated 2020 editions of the Cruising Association's three main inland waterways cruising guides, Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes and The German Rhine, have been published by the CA's European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) in time for the Christmas season.


The osCA: New CA Log Competition category

Last month we announced the launch of a new video log (vlog) category in the annual Log competition for CA members and the we're delighted to unveil the accompanying Trophy - The osCA, sponsored by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, previously known as Haven Knox-Johnston.

We can also confirm that Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of and and Vice-Chairman of the Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA), will be judging the 2019 entries.