Groups Near You

Wherever you live and cruise, check below to find a CA group near you. These are our ‘Sections’. Cruising Sections cover sea areas while local Sections are based around the UK. There’s also an Antipodean Section for members Down Under.

Members usually join at least two Sections, one near home and another where they cruise. However you can join as many, or as few, as you like. Joining a Section is free and lets you become involved in those events and discussions most relevant to you.

Cruising Sections have email nets; dedicated forums for members to exchange information. As a member you can access any forum at any time – whether you’re a Section member or not. You can choose to set up automatic forwarding of posts from any forum while a ‘cruising mode’ helps you control receipt of emails when airtime might be expensive or bandwidths constricted.

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

Wind Farms, with Hywel Roberts, environmental specialist at Ørsted
Date: 18/10/2018

Thursday 18th October 2018, Morning Meeting at RHYC Woolverstone 1100 for 1130 talk. Lunch available at the RHYC 1300 Hywel will be joining us to talk about Wind Farms. He is currently working...

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Visit to Sizewell B Power Station and Southwold, 23rd October 2018 **Full**
Date: 23/10/2018

Visit to Sizewell B Power Station, and on to Southwold. Coach travel included (from Woolverstone, Suffolk) We have arranged a visit to Sizewell Power Station, with guided tours in small groups...

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World Cruising Seminar with Jimmy and Doina Cornell
Date: 03/11/2018

The Suffolk Section of the Cruising Association (CA) is delighted to welcome back cruising guru Jimmy Cornell to the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Woolverstone, near Ipswich, on Saturday 3rd November....

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