Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE takes up the cudgel on behalf of cruising sailors

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE takes up the cudgel on behalf of cruising sailors

In a letter published in The Times newspaper today, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Patron of the Cruising Association (CA), highlights the devastating effect of HMRC’s demands for VAT on boats returning to the UK. HIs letter is counter-signed by many other sailing ‘names’ including Sir Ben Ainslie, Mike Golding OBE, Pip Hare, Dee Caffari MBE, Libby…

Amazing line up of sail and power boat brands taking shape for this year’s Southampton International Boat Show

Amazing line up of sail and power boat brands taking shape for this year’s Southampton International Boat Show

World leading sail and power boat brands are set to take centre-stage at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show as the UK’s leading industry show returns in September (10-19). British Marine, organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, is delighted that Sunseeker International, Princess Motor Yachts, Prestige Yachts, Sealine, Fjord, Jeanneau Sail & Power range,…

Celebrating 90 years of Britains favourite yacht race - Round the Island Race

Celebrating 90 years of Britains favourite yacht race – Round the Island Race

Entries for the world-famous Round the Island Race opened at 00.01 this morning, 19 March. Organised by the much-respected Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island has always been one of the UK’s largest participation sporting events and regularly attracts over 1,500 boats and thousands of sailors.  This year the race will be held on…

The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The CA has today launched its campaign to reduce the impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers who have traditionally explored the coasts and inland waterways of Europe in sailing and motor boats. There’s a particular focus on the Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Portugal where the CA is lobbying for a 180-day cruising visa…

RYA responds to call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay

RYA responds to call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay

Voluntary approach to management of Studland Bay recommended by Royal Yachting Association in Marine Management Organisation’s consultation. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have this week responded to a call for evidence from the UK Government over management plans for Studland Bay in Dorset. The site was given the status of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in…

red diesel pumps

Budget 2020 – Chancellor announces consultation to remove red diesel entitlement

In yesterday’s Spring Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has shared plans to review the current use of red diesel. The government is set to consult with red diesel users to determine whether continued access to the fuel is justifiable. The consultation will be conducted with a view to remove the entitlement to red diesel use,…

Southampton International Boat Show

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 to inspire boating for everyone

Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the Show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating. Set against a stunning backdrop of some of the world’s most luxurious and innovative boats, the Show boasts Europe’s largest purpose-built marina hosting thousands of guests and businesses over an…

The Cruising Association appoints new Marketing Officer

The Cruising Association appoints new Marketing Officer

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…

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