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

Baltic

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

Biscay

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.

Celtic

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.

Channel

Covers Northern France from the Belgian border to Normandy and the South Coast of England. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring, and organises summer rallies.

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.

Mediterranean

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

Antipodean

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.

Essex

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

Kent

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

Solent

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.

Suffolk

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.

Wessex

Talks are held at Parkstone Yacht 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

CA London club supper
Date: 03/07/2019

CA London club suppers are popular, informal events held monthly throughout the summer. Date: Wednesday 3 July As usual, we are offered one, two or three courses. Order at the bar, and we'...

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Channel Section 2019 Rally
Date: 07/07/2019

Starting Sunday 7th July the rally provides a wide range of options for CA Members. You can join and leave the programme wherever you wish, starting in either the Solent or the West Country, then...

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CA London club supper
Date: 07/08/2019

CA London club suppers are popular, informal events held monthly throughout the summer. Date: Wednesday 7 August As usual, we are offered one, two or three courses. Order at the bar, and...

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Med Section Summer Party
Date: 17/08/2019

We would like to invite you to the 2019 Mediterranean Section Summer Party on SATURDAY 17th August at 12.30pm.  This year’s party will once again be held at the home of Angela...

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CA London club supper
Date: 04/09/2019

CA London club suppers are popular, informal events held monthly throughout the summer.  This will be the last before the autumn lecture season begins in October. Date: Wednesday 4...

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Visit to RNLI HQ and Lifeboat Simulator
Date: 20/09/2019

The South West Section is taking to the lifeboats!   This will be a visit to RNLI HQ in Poole, which will include a tour of the College and a chance to take the helm of a lifeboat in...

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Sail a Brixham Trawler
Date: 30/09/2019

The SW Section has secured a day charter of Brixham Trawler Leader which was built in 1892 and is 105 feet LOA. Departing from Brixham at 9am she’ll spend a day at sea returning to Brixham around 4pm...

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Winter talks programme.
Date: 15/10/2019

Tuesday 15th. October 2019. Details will be added when talk is finalised.  

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Winter talks programme.
Date: 19/11/2019

Tuesday 19th. November 2019. Details will be added when talk is finalised.  

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Near and Far evening.
Date: 21/01/2020

Tuesday 21st. January 2020. Wessex members have the opportunity to share last season's cruises, or their future plans.  

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