CA NEWS: Cruising into a virtual Spring Promo Week

Cruising into a virtual Spring Promo Week 22-28 March
Through Promo Week, the CA is engaging with members and non-members using virtual tools such as Live Chat & Zoom.
The Cruising Association (CA), Britain’s largest organisation exclusively representing over 6,300 sail and motor cruising members around the world, is running an online Spring Promo Week from 22 – 28 March, coinciding with the fitting out season and fully inclusive to appeal to members and non-members alike.

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Indomitable Alexia Barrier’s Fighting Spirit Gets Her Across The Vendée Globe Finish in 24th

On a perfect Sunday morning, with calm seas and just as the new dawn was breaking on 28th February, at  06 23 44 hrs UTC  French skipper Alexia Barrier crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe off Les Sables d’Olonne to complete her race in 24th position of the 33 skippers who started the race on Sunday 8th November.

Racing the oldest boat in the fleet, the 41-year old Mediterranean skipper showed great stamina and tenacity to complete the 24,365 miles course in a passage time of 111 days, 17 hours, 03 minutes, her race always reflecting her great enthusiasm and her huge appetite for life.

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African Regional webinar builds support for the 2012 Cape Town Agreement

The use of the 2012 Cape Town Agreement as a tool to drastically improve the safety record of the fishing industry formed the focus of a webinar held for decision-makers from maritime administrations and fishery authorities in Africa (23-24 February). Speakers pointed out that the continuing and alarmingly high number of fishing vessel personnel fatalities and of fishing vessels reported lost every year could be reduced by global, uniform and effective implementation of the Agreement.

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