Please select your home edition
Pantaenius 2022 - SAIL & POWER 2 LEADERBOARD ROW

Cruising Association success at Southampton International Boat Show 2023

by The Cruising Association 28 Sep 2023 17:49 UTC
Cruising Association at Southampton International Boat Show 2023 © The Cruising Association

The Cruising Association (CA) enjoyed an outstanding presence at Southampton International Boat Show, 15-24 September 2023, expanding our global cruising community with an impressive surge in members.

Over 110 new members took the opportunity to join the CA's 6,400+ strong membership, spanning all ages and experiences levels. From those taking their first steps into sail and motor cruising to young families to weekend and holiday cruisers or those now retired and planning to spend more time on the water. The CA welcomed all and offered a wealth of knowledge and support no matter members' cruising plans or destinations.

"I am delighted with the success that the Cruising Association has enjoyed and thrilled at the turnout and high number of visitors to our stand," commented Lucy Gray, CA Chief Operating Officer. "The high level of interest in the diverse range of services, expert advice and member benefits offered by the CA has been remarkable, and the enthusiastic audiences attending our talks on the Foredeck Stage stand are testament to that success."

Expertise at your fingertips

Members and visitors had numerous reasons to visit the CA Stand, with plenty of opportunities to tap into the CA's unrivalled range of knowledge

CAptain's Mate, the CA's unique digital cruising app remained as popular as ever, whilst our talks on 'Channel Crossing Procedures', 'In conversation with Jeanne Socrates', and 'Orca and yachts' on the main Foredeck Stage showcased CA's technical know-how and expertise.

Information about the CA's various Cruising and Local Sections, upcoming lectures and events were well received, and the Crewing Service showcased plenty of opportunities around the world.

The debut of the 2024 edition of the CA Cruising Almanac generated significant attention and sales. Trusted as the go-to on board reference for sail and motor cruisers, the Cruising Almanac provides comprehensive information for cruising in NW Europe. The 2024 Cruising Almanac is available to buy at £25 for members / £35 for non-members, plus postage.

Prize extravaganza

The CA presented an impressive array of prizes in affiliation with our marine partners, including a show prize from Icom and a daily prize of a 1-year Navionics subscription for new members, attracting well over 400 entries.

The hot ticket to win a TEMO-450 Electric Outboard Engine donated by Marine Products Direct opened on 15 September. Worth £1,679, the members' Big Winter Prize also includes a kill cord, transom fitting, bag and buoyancy float.

Social hub

The CA's commitment to connecting, sharing knowledge and building relationships was evident in the fabulous atmosphere on the CA stand as sail and motor cruisers enjoyed catching up. Our new morning tea/coffee was a hit to kickstart each day, while the CA Happy Hour was a favourite wind-down.

Boat Show membership offer extended

The CA is extending its membership discount until midnight on Sunday 8 October 2023. Join online with the code SIBS2023 in the 'Promotional Code' field to enjoy a 20% discount on your first year, making membership just £124 for up to two household members when paying by Direct Debit.

There are plenty of reasons to join the CA, find out more here.

See you next year: Save the date for next year, 13-22 September 2024.

Related Articles

Cruising Association launches Cruising Almanac
The 2024 edition is now available to order online The Cruising Association, in collaboration with Imray, is pleased to introduce the 2024 edition of the CA Cruising Almanac. Posted on 15 Sep 2023
The CA releases new research on orca interactions
Creating a library of comments extracted from the full interaction reports Since the launch of its orca project in June 2022, the Cruising Association has received around 150 reports from skippers who have experienced an orca interaction. Posted on 4 Sep 2023
Updated 'Orca information and reporting' portal
Launched by the Cruising Association The Cruising Association (CA) has launched an updated online portal and web pages for orca information and reporting, the result of a year-long effort to gather and analyse data on orca interactions. Posted on 25 May 2023
'Orca and Yachts: Fact, Fiction and Fear'
Cruising Association hosts free webinar The Cruising Association (CA) is hosting a free webinar for members and non-members on 'Orca and Yachts: Fact, Fiction and Fear' at 1900 hours on Thursday 18 May 2023. Posted on 10 May 2023
'Channel Crossing Paperwork Procedures' webinar
Informative webinar published by the Cruising Association The Cruising Association hosted a webinar for members and non-members on Monday 17 October on 'Channel Crossing Paperwork Procedures', which is published for public viewing. Posted on 26 Oct 2022
New online platform for pleasure craft
There has long been a requirement to notify UK Customs of your voyage plan The UK Government, via the UK Border Force, has developed a new digital reporting service, known as 'single Pleasure Craft Reporting (sPCR)', which pleasure craft are asked to use as the preferred method when leaving or entering the UK. Posted on 29 Jul 2022
Results of Orca report submissions published
By The Cruising Association and Groupo Trabajo Orca Atlantica The Cruising Association (CA) and GTOA partnered to launch a new online orca reporting form in early June 2022 to investigate orcas interacting with vessels along the Iberian Peninsula, and the reports received are now published online. Posted on 27 Jun 2022
Partnership to record orca interaction
Launched by the Cruising Association and Groupo Trabajo Orca Atlantica The Cruising Association and Groupo Trabajo Orca Atlantica (GTOA - Atlantic Orca Working Group) have partnered to launch a new online reporting platform for sail and motor vessels to register orca interactions and sightings along the Iberian Peninsula. Posted on 7 Jun 2022
Entering and leaving France for cruisers
The Cruising Association update on Wednesday 18th May From 1 June 2022 to 30 September 2022 visitors arriving to the ports of Saint Cast and Saint Quay by sea from outside the EU may submit a 'Preavis Immigration'/Notice of Arrival form to avoid the need for passports to be stamped. Posted on 19 May 2022
Entering and leaving France for cruisers
An update from The Cruising Association With the 2022 cruising season upon us and the pandemic restrictions eased for travel, the appeal of crossing the channel to France is attractive for many UK based sail and motor cruisers. Posted on 16 May 2022
2024 fill-in (bottom)Cure Marine - Cure 55 - FOOTERHyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTER