UK: Invitation to Cruising Association’s Spring Promo Week

The Cruising Association has announced a packed programme of interactive webinars, prizes, discounts and opportunities to connect during their virtual Spring Promo Week from 21-27 March 2022. An ideal opportunity to find out more about the Cruising Association and the benefits of becoming a member.

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“Wherever in the world you are, our virtual Spring Promo Week is a fantastic opportunity for sail and motor enthusiasts to access the Cruising Association’s specialist know-how and discover what the CA can do for you,” commented Lucy Gray, CA General Manager.

“Timed to coincide with the fitting-out season, the event is inclusive to benefit both members and non-members and offers something for all the sail and motor cruising community ”

Connect with the CA

Free Zoom and LiveChat one-to-one sessions from Monday 21 March to Friday 25 March offer the opportunity to explore the Association’s wealth of cruising knowledge, take an online tour through the members’ website, experience their CAptain’s Mate app and get a taste of what the CA membership offers. Skippers looking for crew and vice versa can discuss opportunities for the 2022 season with the CAs Crewing Service team.

Zoom sessions are bookable in 30 minute time slots and for LiveChat, non-members can simply click on the website button.

Join the CA with discounted membership

Spring Promo Week offers a significant financial incentive to join the CA, with a 25% discount off the first year’s membership when paying by Direct Debit. From 21 March 2022, just enter the discount code MPW22 when joining the Cruising Association.

For existing members who ‘Refer a Friend’ to join (using the special members’ code), as well as the friend receiving a 25% discount, the member earns £20 to spend in the CA shop and automatic entry into the Prize Draw to win a VirCru boat security sensor system launch package worth £435.99.

Expert Webinars

A series of four free interactive webinars via Zoom will showcase the style of expert ‘knowledge sharing’ lectures and events the Cruising Association offers during the year.

The talk on 23 March is also in-person at CA House, London, where attendees can meet members and other sail and motor cruisers and enjoy the hospitality of the CA clubhouse.

Webinar registration is open at: Spring Promo Week Webinars

Buying a second-hand boat and what to look for
Tuesday 22 March, 1900-2000 hours:
Dr Jeff Callander shares his expertise, which is equally helpful for someone buying their first cruising boat, trading up or swapping to a smaller yacht or motor cruiser.

Cruising USA east to west coast via the Panama Canal
Wednesday 23 March, 1900 hours:
After crossing the Atlantic in 2010, Michael and Anne Hartshorn enjoyed four years’ cruising the US east coast, Cuba and the Bahamas before continuing their round the world adventure. Via Zoom or in-person at CA House (£4 members/£7 non-members).

Getting ready to sail from the UK to the Med
Thursday 24 March, 1900-2000 hours:
Joel Tatham shares his experience on equipment and technology for a voyage to the Med, as well as his insights on blue water upgrades, building a RaspberryPi chart plotter, making a vlog and why he thinks using a sextant is critical for ocean sailors.

Preparation is the Key to Safety
Saturday 26 March, 1400-1500 hours:
Duncan Wells – author of the ‘Stress Free’ range of sail and motor books and most recently ‘101 Tips for Stress Free Sailing’ – lives and breathes sailing, navigation and instruction. Hear his expert insights on why thinking ahead is vital to prevent problems.

Marine Discounts

CA membership opens the door to a wide range of discounts from their marine partners.

Prize Draws

Open to members and those joining during Spring Promo Week is the Big Winter Prize Draw and the Big Summer Prize Draw.

Explore what’s on offer at the Cruising Association Spring Promo Week.

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