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.
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.
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.
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 events are held at our Limehouse HQ.
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.
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.
Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.
Talks are held at Lilliput Sailing Club, Poole.
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
Morning Star Trust
Launched in 1978, the 62-foot gaff ketch Morning Star is the oldest purpose-built sail training vessel in the UK and has been based in the Medway for her whole life. Currently operating from Chatham...Read more
Wessex Christmas Lunch, 13.00 hrs., Saturday 14th. December at Parkstone Yacht Club
Wessex Section Christmas Lunch: 13.00 on Saturday 14th. December at Parkstone Yacht Club. If you want to come, please fill in the attached pdf order form and send asap, together with a cheque for...Read more
The Kattegat Circuit with David Rivett
David Rivett tells us of his voyaging around the Kattegat. He and his wife Brenda sail Primetime, their 1994 Contest 40/42S built in Holland, displacing 12 tonnes+ and...Read more
Robot boat across the Atlantic
To mark the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America a state-of-the-art vessel is to attempt the same voyage but with no one on board. Departing from Plymouth UK and docking in Plymouth...Read more
Med Section Winter Party
Wed 8th January 2020 - 19:00 - CA House The Med Section will be holding their winter party on Wednesday 8th January at CA House. We have held a party at this time of the year for over...Read more
The Shetland Bus, Stephen Howarth
Operations were conducted from Lunna House, Shetland by Stephen’s father, Lieutenant Howarth, who ran the Shetland end of the operation. The crews of the Shetland Bus [Shetlandsgjengen] were men of...Read more
Blue Water Lunch and Talks
'Options for Circumnavigators Arriving in Australia' and 'Using Google Earth Images for Marine Navigation' will be the two key talks at the Blue Water Section seminar on 12 January 2020. Both...Read more
Solent January 2020 Meeting
Friday 17 Jan 2020 From 18.00 Royal Southern YC Hamble Friday January 17 – ‘Away to the Baltic’ CA Members Paul and Camilla Pearse set off from their home mooring on the Beaulieu...Read more
Heavy Weather Sailing with Noel Dilly
Noel Dilly has been cruising for over 70 years. He now sails Whisper, a Rustler 36, with his wife Sandie. He will give us some salutary experiences of heavy weather sailing and some good...Read more
Baltic Section Party
Baltic Party - Sunday 19th January 2020 12 noon at CA House Baltic Section’s famous annual event. Prior booking direct to Baltic Section (not via CA House). Forms have been...Read more
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