Cruising Association launches 2024 Cruising Almanac

The Cruising Association, in collaboration with Imray, has introduced the 2024 edition of the CA Cruising Almanac.

Available to order online or buy at Southampton International Boat Show, 15-24 September 2023, the renowned Cruising Almanac is a high quality, essential resource that no cruising sailor should be without.

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 edition as usual covers the Shetlands in the north around the coasts and islands of Great Britain and Ireland; on the continent, extending from Bergen through the approaches to the Baltic and down to Gibraltar.

Carefully reviewed and updated annually to reflect the changing cruising environment, the Cruising Almanac serves as a comprehensive guide for planning safe passage in and out of harbours, rivers and anchorages, as well as discovering new waters. Boasting hundreds of Imray chartlets and detailed information for almost every harbour and a multitude of anchorages, the Cruising Almanac is the perfect starting point for your cruising plans.

Designed in an easily readable A4 format, the Cruising Almanac is easy to use at sea even under challenging conditions. Passage notes, distinguished by their pale blue background, are integrated in the main text. Tidal stream plans: full tidal details for secondary ports are included in conjunction with the relevant text for each port, whilst tide tables for 47 standard ports are also presented in an accompanying booklet.

For the upcoming year, the 2024 edition introduces new entries for the following locations:

  • Folkestone, England
  • Rossaveal, Ireland
  • Er Toul Bras Passage, France
  • Marans, Western France
  • Ferrol, Spain
  • Sesimbra, Portugal
  • Ria Guadalquivir and Seville, Spain

Hundreds of location plans within the 2024 edition have been updated, with new additions or major changes to ports including:

  • Dover, England
  • Rossaveal, Ireland
  • La Turballe, France
  • Le Baule/ Le Pouliguen, France
  • A Coruña, Spain
  • Ria de Corcubión, Spain

Additional anchorages covering Fisterra/Finisterre, Spain along with revised Port of Entry details for Spain and Gibraltar are also included.

About the Cruising Almanac

Originally published in 1909 as ‘Sailing Directions’, the renowned Cruising Almanac was reborn as the Cruising Almanac in 2002. Drawing from the first-hand expertise of the CA’s seasoned members, an expert editorial team and the Regulatory and Technical Services group (RATS), combined with Imray Nautical’s preeminent cartography and publishing prowess, the Cruising Almanac remains an indispensable resource that no cruising sailor should be without.

Cruising Almanac Updates

Updates to the Cruising Almanac are published monthly throughout the year to take into account Notices to Mariners, changes to buoyage and lights and other new developments. These corrections are published on the CA website, along with a free subscription service for receiving monthly email updates.

Where to buy the Cruising Almanac

The 2024 Cruising Almanac is available to purchase from the online CA Shop £25 for members / £35 for non-members, plus postage. Visitors to Southampton International Boat Show can save on postage by picking up a copy from the CA Stand J419 in Ocean Hall. Copies are also available for purchase from CA House, London and from Imray.

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