“We have a broad range of speakers and workshops lined up for the day, from cruising sailors to technical specialists and RYA experts. We look forward to sharing the full conference programme very soon.”  

Booking for the 2021 RYA Cruising Conference is expected to go live in early January. For all the latest conference news visit the RYA Cruising Conference page or follow the Royal Yachting Association on Facebook and Twitter.  

Cruising Association - Brexit Issues For Cruising Sailors Addressed in RATS Webinar          


The key Brexit issues affecting the sailing community have been addressed in a recently held Brexit Special Webinar entitled "Brexit Issues for Cruisers", the contents of which was researched and presented by members of the Cruising Association (CA) Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS).

Over 300 members of the CA from 13 different countries tuned into the webinar on Saturday 5th December and there has since been huge demand for the webinar to be made available to the public. The CA and RATS are delighted to now share the webinar publicly (below), excluding the Q&A segment which attracted around 150 questions and is available exclusively on the CA members’ version. A PDF of the presentation slides is also available below.

The webinar programme focuses on the main difficulties facing cruising sailors as a result of Brexit:

  • Introduction: Robin Baron (Chair)
  • People issues including immigration and Schengen 90 days: Trevor Page
  • Vessel issues including VAT: Roger Bickerstaff
  • CA Brexit webpages: Robin Baron