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.


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.


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 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

Solent Fitting Out Supper
Date: 26/04/2019

  At the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble on Friday 26th April a7 19.00 hrs A three-course meal with CA President Julian Dussek and his wife Vanessa as our Guests of Honour. Julian will...

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East Coast Spring Rally, 4th - 6th May 2018
Date: 04/05/2019

May Rally, Saturday 4th May - Monday 6th May RHYC River Orwell Once again you are invited to join the activities ashore & afloat for the 2019 May Rally. Suffolk, Essex, and Kent Sections...

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Solent Section Cowes Meet
Date: 11/05/2019

SHEPARDS WHARF MARINA West Cowes 11-12th MAY 2019 - From 14.00hrs   11-12 May – Cowes Meet at Shepards Wharf Marina Once again Rodney and Karen Ireland are hosting our first summer event...

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Shotley Point Yacht Club Open Weekend
Date: 25/05/2019

The fourth annual Open Weekend at Shotley Point Yacht Club, Ipswich, takes place May 25-26th and this year is being held in conjunction with the "Push the Boat Out" campaign to encourage visitors to...

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Baltic Rally - Rügen 2019
Date: 16/06/2019

The 2019 Rally will be a cruise-in-company in the sheltered waters of the Rügen area of Germany.  Dates 16th to 25th June.    The Rally is currently full and we are operating a...

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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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