Cruising Association elects new president

Derek Lumb has been elected as president of the Cruising Association (CA) at its recent annual general meeting at CA House, London.

The thirty-third president of the Cruising Association, Lumb succeeds outgoing president Julian Dussek. A CA member since 2008 and an active volunteer, Lumb steps up to the presidency from his role as council member (2013-2017) and vice-president (2018-2021).

The presidential role is primarily one of ambassador and flag bearer for the CA, ensuring the interests of the yacht and motor cruising community are actively represented across the worldwide remit of the association.

“I am honoured to find myself president of this fabulous organisation,” says Lumb. “Fabulous because it has such knowledgeable and capable members who are so willing to share their experience and knowledge. The Cruising Association is its members.”

Lumb has been a member of the Cruising Information Development Group since 2016, has been closely involved in the upgrade of the CAptain’s Mate app, as well as being a member of the Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS), which provides expertise and advice on legislative issues impacting cruising.

A lifelong sailor, Lumb has also volunteered with the RNLI, serving as Lifeboat Operations Manager for Beaumaris, North Wales, in 2008-2009, and leading a fundraising campaign for a replacement lifeboat in 2010.

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