Events & Courses


Lectures and talks at CA House and at other venues are hugely popular with members and are open to non-members as well. These events are informative, inspirational, entertaining and popular so booking in advance is strongly recommended. If you decide to go along at the last minute please give us a call to check there are still places available.

Meals and drinks are available before and after the talks, and for CA House events members can book accommodation if they wish to stay overnight.

Details of forthcoming lectures and seminars at CA House can be found here and those at other venues around the UK here.

Lectures and seminars take place between October and March, but events will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.

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Seminars, held at CA House and elsewhere around the UK and run over one or two days with talks and discussions with question and answer sessions. They are given by a mix of members with real experience and outside experts, providing really worthwhile introductions to cruising areas like the Baltic, Biscay, Blue Water and the Mediterranean.

There are also seminars for new members, information-packed days about cruising areas, equipment and documentation, going foreign for the first time, and how to use our website and the CAptain’s Mate app. New members’ seminars are also great opportunities to make new friends and enjoy the camaraderie of CA membership.

Details of forthcoming lectures and seminars can be found here.

Lectures and seminars take place between October and March, but events will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.

Section Events

In addition to events at CA House, our Local/UK Sections organise events in their area including talks, dinners, excursions and other social events. See details of forthcoming Section events here.


Rallies and cruises in company, organised by sections, are a popular and fun way to explore new cruising areas or share favourite haunts. Members get together on the water - it can be anywhere from the Beaulieu River to the BVIs. Our UK Sections organise local rallies while our Cruising Sections arrange rallies further afield.

Rallies are well researched and organised but allow flexibility in the event of weather or other upsets. Berths are arranged in advance so no need to worry about space when you arrive. The passages and harbours, social get-togethers, shoreside excursions and time to relax make our rallies hugely popular with members.

RYA Courses

We have six RYA-accredited training partners throughout the UK with discounted prices for members. If the freedom of exploring by sea appeals, but you want to increase your knowledge, CA membership is a great place to start.

See the full list of upcoming courses here.

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