Posts and news about the CA (was called CA House)

Southampton Boat Show 2017


The CA will have its usual presence at the Southampton Boat Show from September 15 to 24. You'll find us on stand J419.

CA Galley Closed for Refurbishments

Mon, 21/08/2017 (All day) to Wed, 23/08/2017 (All day)

We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Room and bar at CA House will be undergoing refurbishments in August to improve the lighting. Due to this, the bar will be closed from the 21st August to 23rd August 2017.

We look forward to welcoming members back from the 24th August onwards.

CA House will be open as normal during the refurbishments.


CA and MDL agree recruitment initiative

The CA has agreed a new recruitment initiative with MDL marinas. MDL berth holders will be able to join the CA at a discounted rate for their first year only, providing they sign a direct debit. This is similar to arrangements we offer owners’ associations, but with a larger discount.

For MDL it is a bonus they are very pleased to offer their customers. For the CA, it is an opportunity to publicise the benefits of membership to an audience of around 5,000 UK boat owners at no significant cost.

Northern Boat Show 2017


The CA will be exhibiting at the Northern Boat Show being held in Liverpool from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June.

We will be on stand Q24 - existing members come along to say hello, non-members come along to find out what makes CA membership so appealing to nearly 6,000 cruising boaters worldwide.

New DEKPA form in Greece

New regulations affecting all boat users in Greece have finally been put into place – and all must comply by September of this year or fear being fined.

The CA has been trying to clear up confusion over the replacement DEKPA– the document all boat owners must have stamped annually and carry with all ship’s papers. Despite months of asking for clarification by the Greek Directorates, nothing was forthcoming but the new document has at last been delivered to the Port Police and the process of implementing the new system has begun.

Annual General Meeting

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 18:30

Our AGM will be held at CA House on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 6.30pm.

Further details, including how to submit nominations for candidates to stand for Council, can be found on the Notice of 2017 AGM here.

The AGM Agenda, Notes and Proxy Form for the AGM Meeting will be posted here when available.

London On-Water 2017

London On-Water

The CA will be exhibiting at London On-Water, "London's No. 1 On-Water Boat Show and Festival" at St Katharine Docks. We'll be on stand MQ11, right outside the Dickens Inn restaurant overlooking the marina - and therefore Tower Bridge - and next to Raymarine.

Dates: Thursday 8 June through Sunday 11 June 2017

Venue: St Katharine Docks, London

Revisiting the Dubhs Ridge

CA member Howard Steen has made a short but inspirational documentary film, which you can watch below, featuring two old friends on a sailing trip to revisit the scene of a mountaineering adventure of their youth. The project was three years in the making and, in addition to the fantastic cinematography of the West Coast of Scotland where their new adventure took place, has a strong human interest aspect based on the personal determination of a friend to keep enjoying the outdoors through sailing despite a serious long term disability.

Poole Harbour Boat Show 2017


The CA will be exhibiting at the Poole Harbour Boat Show taking place from Friday 19 May through Sunday 21 May.

CA Lobster Pot Campaign

Update 26 April:

Lobster pot petition entangled in election preparations

We have been told that all petitions on the government website will close at 1am on 3 May because of election purdah. While we will be able to post our petition again following the election, the votes cannot be transferred, so we must begin all over again.