Initially launched in 1909 as ‘Sailing Directions’, in 2022 the contemporary Cruising Almanac as we know it will mark its twenty year anniversary in partnership with Imray.

The twenty partnership between the Cruising Association and Imray combines the authoritative knowledge of active cruising members with Imray’s publishing expertise, making it the definitive cruising guide for north-west Europe. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary, this 2022 edition is introduced by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, CBE, Patron of the Cruising Association.

Respected as the go-to on board reference for cruising yacht and motor boats, the Cruising Almanac features the Shetlands in the north around the coasts and islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and spans the continent from Bergen into the approaches to the Baltic and down to Gibraltar

“All information in the Cruising Almanac is based on first-hand experience and official data, and all content is checked and updated annually,” commented Lucy Gray, CA General Manager. “Packed with over 750 port entries alongside passage notes, the Cruising Almanac is your must have guide for passage planning and whilst at sea. We are immensely grateful to our membership community of yacht and motor cruisers who provide that critical on the pulse first-hand information that ensures the Almanac is always up to date and relevant.”

Published by Imray in a handy to read A4 format, with passage notes, general information, tidal information, detailed chartlets and more, the Cruising Almanac is the perfect companion to ensure enjoyable and safe passages in and out of harbours, rivers and anchorages.

The Cruising Almanac also includes a handy removable tide table booklet for 47 standard ports, whilst the main Almanac contains tidal stream diagrams and full tidal details for secondary ports are included with the text for the relevant port.

Throughout the year, monthly updates are made to the Cruising Almanac to take into account Notices to Mariners, changes to buoyage and lights and other new developments. You can sign-up to receive updates direct into your inbox or download the online updates at: https://www.theca.org.uk/almanac/corrections

The 2022 Cruising Almanac is available at the Southampton Boat Show from the CA stand J419 in Ocean Hall, at £25 for members and £35 for non-members. Picking up your copy at the Boat Show also saves £10 on the normal postage cost.

You can also purchase the 2022 Cruising Almanac from the CA online shop.


 Media contact:
Luissa Smith
Press & Publicity Manager
The Cruising Association
Mob: +44 (0) 7525 358 585
Email: [email protected]

About the Cruising Association
The CA is acknowledged as the leading organisation for cruising sailors and motor cruisers with 6,300+ members around the world. Founded in 1908 specifically to meet the needs of cruising sailors, the CA has become a haven for many great names in sailing and is dedicated to those who enjoy cruising on sailing and motorboats. Well-known names associated with the CA include HRH The Princess Royal and the CA’s Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Supporters also include Keith Musto, Tom Cunliffe, Jeanne Socrates and Don Street, amongst others.

The CA provides services, information, help and advice to sailors worldwide using a variety of communication platforms including its inter-active website, CAptain’s Mate App, Forums, Rallies, Seminars and Events, Newsletters and the in-house quarterly magazine Cruising.


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