Milestone for Cruising Association

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The Cruising Association’s Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, has welcomed the 4,000th member to the institution. Eric Roberts, 57, from Shenfield, Essex,who is awaiting delivery of a new Beneteau Oceanis 45, plans to sail her through the Mediterranean from France to Turkey.

Mr Roberts, who has sailed since he was eight-years-old is eventually heading to the Caribbean.

He plans to use the members’ website for passage planning information and also has ideas about using the Association’s Crewing Service to help him look for shipmates.