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. Meets spring and 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.


Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.


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

Date: 14/04/2020

Anchor off in Leverick Bay, North Sound, Virgin Gorda  Run by our HLR Christopher Lloyd  -   Pot-luck suppers/dinner ashore.  Meet at anchor in Leverick Bay, North Sound...

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Cancelled: Solent Section Fitting Out Supper 2020
Date: 25/04/2020

Following the revised advice issued by the Government on 16 March this event has been cancelled. Saturday April 25 2020 from 18.00 at Southern YC Hamble More details of this event will be...

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Cancelled: East Coast Rally 2020
Date: 08/05/2020

It is with regret, but caution and regard for everyone in relation to the Covid-19 virus, that we have taken the decision to cancel the May East Coast Spring Rally. Anyone who has booked and paid...

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Cancelled: Lycian Cruise-in-Company - FULLY BOOKED!
Date: 22/05/2020

This event has now been cancelled due to to coronavirus and limitations on travel. ** This Cruise-in-Company is now fully booked. Sorry for any disappointment **   Lycian Cruise-in-...

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Baltic Rally - Denmark 2020
Date: 07/06/2020

Baltic Section Rally - Denmark 2020 - 7th to 15th June.   The  Rally will start from Fehmarn in Germany and sail to Bagenkop, Ærøskøbing, Ærø, Svendborg and Nyborg. ...

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Biscay Rally 2020 Ile d'Yeu Port-Joinville
Date: 19/06/2020

This year the Biscay Section returns to Port Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu for their summer Rally. The Ile d'Yeu is one of the most attractive islands on the French Biscay coast. It is far enough away...

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Channel Rally and Cruise in Company
Date: 12/07/2020

Channel Section Rally & Cruise in Company 12-22 July 2020 Last year's Cruise-In-Company attracted some 19 boats and nearly 50 people. For some it was their first Channel crossing while...

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Channel Rally Meet Up 2020
Date: 12/08/2020

Channel Section Rally Meet Up in Plymouth 12-14th August Our 2020 Meet Up is focussed on viewing the spectacular British Fireworks Championships in this super sea port and interesting city. As...

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Norway Information Day
Date: 21/11/2020

  Learn all about the practicalities of cruising in Norway - and view some of the spectacular scenery. Saturday 21st November 2020.  1100 to approx 1530.  CA House. Baltic...

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Social Evening and Rallies' Reunion
Date: 04/12/2020

Friendly social gathering with an opportunity to meet fellow Baltic sailors.   Friday 4th December 2020.  1900.  CA House   Further details to be posted later....

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