Welcome to the Cruising Association...and a whole world of opportunity

  • We're a mutually supportive club dedicated to those who enjoy cruising in sailing yachts and motor boats
  • Our cruising information - collected, compiled and shared by members - is of unrivalled quality, quantity, breadth and relevance
  • Our events - from cruises in company to informative and entertaining talks, lectures and seminars - let you meet others who love to sail yachts or motor cruise on small boats
  • Backed by a core team of specialist staff, our members share their experience and knowledge to get the most from cruising, and have fun while doing it

CA membership from only £137.00 per year!

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Members enjoy access to our 20,000 page cruising website, the online hub for our 6,300+ membership, wherever they are and whenever they want, to share or request cruising information, guidance and advice.

Wherever your cruising interests lie - the UK coastline, its estuaries, rivers and inland waterways, or further far-flung destinations - we have CA Sections, online Forums and Honorary Local Representatives standing by to welcome, enthuse, guide and advise you.

Take a quick tour of these, our public pages, which outline our information resources, membership benefits, news and events. Then imagine how much more the full members-only website offers. Don't forget to check out the amazing CA facilities at our London HQ and take a look at upcoming events near you.

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Whether you are just starting to think about small boat cruising, or you’re a seasoned sailor or motor cruising enthusiast, check out some of the benefits of membership.

Just click on any of the burgee icons below and you’ll quickly get an overview of what we do, the membership benefits and the support offered to (and by!) the global CA membership.

More great news: once you’re a member, you can use the amazing range of discounts to quickly recoup the cost of your membership!

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What can CA membership offer me?

CA Membership Benefits

including CAptain’s Mate (our brilliant cruising app), Cruising (our quarterly magazine), a fantastic range of discounts and partner deals and access to a very active and knowledgeable cruising community.

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CA Sections

Wherever you live and cruise you’ll find a Cruising Association ‘Section’. Some cover sea areas, near and far, while local Sections are based around the UK.

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CA News, Events & Courses

Read our latest news or find out about the Events, Courses, Lectures & Seminars we’re running; you’re spoilt for choice

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CA Cruising Information

  • 20,000 pages of information organised by cruising area and country
  • Passage planning and pilotage
  • Lay-up directories
  • Local regulations
  • Weather and Meteorology
  • Cruising reports, logs and blogs
  • Communications
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CA Cruising Community

Come and join our growing family!

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CA CAmpaigns

Benefit from the knowledge-base and technical know-how of our Regulations and Technical Services team

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CA Crewing Service

If you want to try cruising in yachts or motor cruisers, then join our Crewing Service for only £28.00 a year (free to full members). It’s an amazing ‘dating’ service putting skippers and crews together to gain experience, whether for mile building towards RYA Yachtmaster qualifications or just to enjoy gentle or adventure sailing

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CA House

Our modern London HQ is situated in a central location next to Limehouse Basin, ten minutes from Tower Hill. We house the world's largest marine library including a worldwide chart collection; have five comfortable double cabins available to members, and offer a restaurant and bar. There are easy transport links to the City, West End, O2, Canary Wharf and mainline stations

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CA Newsletter

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and to sample our quarterly e-magazine, a mini version of Cruising

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Latest News

The CA keeps a close watch on marine matters, especially if it affects CA members. Red diesel and foreign boat tax are current key points. Keep up-to-date with the news published online, in our magazine and in our monthly e-newsletter.

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Cruising Association elects Derek Lumb as new President

Derek Lumb was elected as President of the Cruising Association at its Annual General Meeting at CA House, London on...

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The Cruising Association provides Guidance on new Ofcom VHF Radio Licence Compliance

Boat owners in the United Kingdom holding a VHF radio licence must ensure compliance with the new licence conditions...

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CA Celebratory Lunch

Held at CA House on Saturday 23 October, the CA Celebratory Lunch was an occasion for members to meet up and celebrate...

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CAptain’s Mate is awesome. It’s like a totally up-to-date cruising guide, with added info from CA buddies; all on my smartphone.
Marcel and Helen Saxer, S/Y Dakini

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March 2021

 

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March 2021

 

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January 2021

 

Credit: Caribbean Compass
September 2020

 

Whether you want to circle the globe or just enjoy the satisfaction of navigating yourself, friends and family safely and enjoyably from one place to another, I commend the Cruising Association to you.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD

Patron of the CA

CA Patron and sailing legend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, was the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world
14 June 1968 - 22 April 1969

Join Us

Whether you want to circle the globe or just enjoy the satisfaction of navigating yourself, friends and family safely and enjoyably from one place to another, I commend the Cruising Association to you.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD

Patron of the CA

CA Patron and sailing legend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, was the first person to sail single handed and non-stop around the world
14 June 1968 - 22 April 1969

Join Us