Welcome to the Baltic Section

Baltic Section was formed in 2000 following the Baltic Millennium Rally and now has an international membership of over 1000. Attracted by the area’s reputation for scenic beauty and cultural interest, each year many new skippers and crews set off for the first time whilst others overwinter and possibly stay for several years. Most turn to the CA’s Baltic Section for information and advice.

Baltic Section's "Empire"

Baltic Section looks after the interests of members sailing in the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea – Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland are also in our area of responsibility.

Where We Meet

During the winter and under normal circumstances the Section provides a series of meetings and social events at CA House in London. With the uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic, alternative arrangements may have to be made. For details of planned dates please see overleaf and monitor the Baltic Newsletter from September onwards.

Being part of our Section

Members have access to a wealth of information which the Section has accumulated and, through research and regular visits together with the support of a network of over 30 local representatives, are kept informed about new legislation, changes to harbours, new publications, discounts available and much more. Baltic Section provides Cruising Guides for all the countries and Cruising Information documents on a range of topics necessary for visitors. Information is available through the Section’s Baltic Newsletter, the website and the forum BalticNet. In normal times, members meet and make friends at rallies in the Baltic and meetings and social events in UK.

The Section represents CA and UK on the Baltic Sea Cruising Network whose members are the major yachting organisations of the countries in the region. Associations have also been formed with many of these organisations enabling Baltic Section members access to some private club facilities otherwise not available to the cruising yachtsman.

Forthcoming Events

CANCELLED Baltic Social Evening
Date: 03/12/2021

  Baltic Social Evening.  Friday 3rd December. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Baltic Party
Date: 09/01/2022

Baltic Party.  Sunday 9th January 2022.   At CA House.  12 noon to approx. 1600. A welcome return of this popular event which provides an opportunity to meet up again with...

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Baltic Seminar
Date: 12/02/2022

  Baltic Seminar.  Saturday 12th February 2022.  0930 at CA House. A whole day event including presentations on Baltic sailing, country-specific stalls, bring and buy sale of...

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Vlissingen to the Baltic – an inland route
Date: 05/03/2022

  Vlissingen to the Baltic – an inland route. Talk by James Littlewood via Zoom commencing at 1430.  This talk will be followed by a short briefing presentation on the 2022 Rally...

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To see all seminars and lectures see here, or the calendar of all events see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretaries, Graham and Fay Cattell, at or
CA staff at or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

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. Annual seminar and lunch each 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.


Kent Section's 'Winter Warmers', talks by a variety of speakers, will be held via Zoom for the forseeable future.


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.

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