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CA Lobster Pot Campaign

Update 30 November: Lobster pot update: download our poster After the hiatus of the spring General Election, we were at last able to repost our...

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Greek Cruising Tax - Latest News November 2017

An amended bill to the Greek circulation tax is likely to become law following discussions between the Greek Marina Association and parliament,...

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Red Diesel Use in Belgium

UPDATE: 14/11/2017 - Another step in the diesel story During the highly successful negotiations with the Belgian Ambassador and with assistance...

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Cruising Conference - We Do Mean To Go To Sea

A conference for all who go cruising has been organised with all profits going to help disabled people to go sailing. The Cruising Association and...

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Brexit discussion - CA Regulations & Technical Services Group

The Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical experts team has been looking into the possibilities regarding British yachts sailing abroad,...

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