Category Archives: Cruising Association

Nigel Irens delivers the Cruising Association’s Hanson Lecture

By | April 9, 2019

Nigel Irens, a leading yacht designer, recently delivered a fascinating 2019 Hanson Lecture entitled “Slippery Boats” to a 60-strong audience at CA House in London. Irens is well-known in yachting circles for designing Adventurer, a 34.4m (113ft) trimaran motor yacht that completed a record-breaking global circumnavigation in 1998 – the first boat voyage around the world… Read More »

The Cruising Association appoints new Marketing Officer

By | April 5, 2019

The Cruising Association (CA), Britain’s leading organisation for cruising sailors with over 6,300 members worldwide, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sian Cantellow as Personal Assistant/Marketing Officer based at CA House in London’s Limehouse Basin. Sian joins from the Canal & River Trust where she has worked as a Business Support Administrator for the last… Read More »

HRH The Princess Royal accepts Honorary Membership of the Cruising Association

By | March 27, 2019

HRH The Princess Royal has graciously accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Member of the Cruising Association (CA), joining an elite group that includes sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the prolific nautical author, Rod Heikell. As an Honorary Member, The Princess Royal receives all the benefits of CA membership including access to the… Read More »

Pleasure vessels visiting Belgium 2019 to pay 100% duty on Red Diesel…

By | March 5, 2019

  The Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services Group (RATS) understands that Belgian authorities will continue with the agreement for UK pleasure vessels visiting Belgium that they still have to use our red diesel in the engine fuel tanks for propulsion, certainly for this year. The conditions are the same as before, in that all… Read More »

The Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal

By | February 14, 2019

In his capacity as Patron of The Cruising Association (CA), Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD and bar, yesterday hosted a private visit from The Princess Royal to the CA’s headquarters in Limehouse Basin, London. Sir Robin, accompanied by the CA President Mr Julian Dussek and immediate past-President Mrs Judith Grimwade, was delighted to welcome The Princess… Read More »

New working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard

By | January 21, 2019

Following previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group. The meeting resulted in a multi-stakeholder consensus that existing approaches to fishing gear marking and hazard reduction needs… Read More »

Julian Dussek takes the helm at the Cruising Association

By | December 6, 2018   Julian Dussek takes the helm at the Cruising Association The Cruising Association (CA) has a new President, Julian Dussek. At last month’s AGM, Judith Grimwade stepped down as President after serving three years, and the CA welcomed Julian Dussek, new Vice Presidents and a new Council member. The CA has also appointed Marie… Read More »

The CA hosts new North West Roadshow

By | October 11, 2018 The Cruising Association hosts a North-West Roadshow with guest speaker Tom Cunliffe The Cruising Association (CA) is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed and informative line-up of talks is sailing journalist,… Read More »

Record numbers achieved by the Cruising Association at Southampton Boat Show

By | September 27, 2018

The Cruising Association (CA) has always exhibited very successfully at the Southampton Boat Show and in this, the CA’s 110th Anniversary year, it was important that Southampton Boat Show delivered on all fronts. The CA is delighted to report that it didn’t let them down. Over the course of the 10-day show, it became… Read More »