About Us

We are a unique, mutually supportive association dedicated to those who cruise on small boats. Our information, collected and shared by members, is of unequalled quality, quantity, breadth and relevance.

CA members, backed up by a small team of dedicated staff, share experiences, knowledge, and fun to get the most out of cruising.

We share online, at rallies, seminars and social events around the UK as well as worldwide. Check our 20 sections for a group near you.

The Cruising Association has a long history - we go back more than 100 years - and we have many well-known sailors in our midst – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is our patron. There’s also Griff Rhys Jones, Keith Musto and Jeanne Socrates, to name just a few.

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Derek Lumb


Bob Garrett

Chair of Council

Lucy Gray

General Manager

Jeremy Batch


Jennifer Mitchell

Membership Secretary

Ania Muchla

Catering Manager