Join the CA Community - afloat & ashore

Check out the Sections below to find a Cruising Association group near you, check out the events they’re running and find their contact details.

'Cruising Sections’ cover sea areas whilst ‘Local Sections’ are UK-based. There’s also an Antipodean Section for members ‘down under’.

When you join consider signing up to at least two Sections, one near home and another where you want to cruise. You can join as many Sections as you like – it’s FREE - and there are opportunities to get involved in events and discussions most relevant to you and your cruising.

Cruising Sections use dedicated online forums to exchange information. As a CA member you can access any forum at any time, whether you’re a Section member or not. You can even set up automatic forwarding of posts from any forum and the ‘cruising mode’ helps you control receipt of emails when airtime might be expensive or bandwidths restricted.

Cruising Sections


Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.


Covers Western France, Spain and Portugal as well as crossing Biscay. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Blue Water

For those sailing outside of European waters. Holds a popular Blue Water seminar in the summer.


Covers waters from Land’s End to Cape Wrath. Meets at various west coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.


For those cruising the south coast of the UK, Channel Islands, and France from the Belgian border to NW Brittany. Holds an annual seminar and summer rally/cruise-in-company.

European Inland Waterways

Covers over 30,000 km of navigable rivers and canals passing through over 20 countries. Annual seminar and lunch each autumn at CA House.


Covers the Mediterranean from Spain and Morocco in the west to the Levant in the east, and includes the Black Sea. Meets at CA House in the winter, and afloat in the summer.

North Sea

Covers the UK, Belgian and Dutch coasts. Meets at East Coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Local / UK Sections


For members who live in Australia and New Zealand and who sail in the Northern Hemisphere.

CA London

CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.

East Midlands

Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.


Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.


Kent Section's 'Winter Warmers', talks by a variety of speakers, will be held via Zoom for the forseeable future.


Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.

South West

For members living in or cruising the areas from Portland Bill to the Isles of Scilly and along the north coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to Bristol.


Joint meetings are arranged with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone.

Thames Valley

Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.


Talks are held at Lilliput Sailing Club, Poole.

West Midlands

Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.

Forthcoming Section Events

Non-members are welcome to attend

2022 Cross-Channel Rally/Cruise-in-Company
Date: 08/06/2022

Sorry, but this is now fully booked. There is a wait list you can join via the booking form in case anyone drops out. 8 June to 17 June 2022 West Country & Solent Starts Visiting...

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Nicholas Hill Memorial Rally - Denmark 2022
Date: 12/06/2022

! Nicholas Hill Memorial Rally - Denmark 2022 Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th June Sailing from Bagenkop to Nyborg in Denmark   Registration forms have been circulated and we already...

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CA London Club Supper
Date: 15/06/2022

Come along to CA House to enjoy the conviviality of the CA London Club Supper, a chance to meet CA friends and share a meal and a drink or two. Just...

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CA London Club Supper
Date: 06/07/2022

Hoping that summer is in full swing, our July CA London Club Supper should allow us to enjoy the atmosphere out on the terrace at CA House and a chance to chat with...

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Astro Navigation from Home
Date: 24/07/2022

Navigating by heavenly bodies is a fascinating skill to have, but the main frustration is not being able to take meaningful sights with your sextant (even if you had one...

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British Firework Championship Meet-Up
Date: 17/08/2022

17/18 August 2022 in Plymouth Following the successful mini-rally held in Plymouth last year we are holding a "meet-up" at this years event. One of the unforeseen consequences of Covid is the...

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