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
UK Border Force
With small inflatable boats making their way across the English Channel we will get an insight as to how the UK Border Force deal with this problem and how we can help them. Date: Thursday 13...Read more
Presentations on Baltic sailing, country-specific stalls - a must for first-time Baltic sailors. Saturday 15 February 2020 – Baltic Seminar - 0930 to 1700 at CA...Read more
Too Much Med
Too Much Med Nick Mines Nick Mines’ talk covers his single handed non-stop (nearly) 1100 mile passage from Nice to Venice last summer. The highs and lows and the telling effects of...Read more
Caroline Milmo: Sailing with Strangers.
Tuesday 18th. February 2020. Caroline Milmo: Sailing with Strangers. Caroline is on the CA's Council and runs the CA's Crewing Service. She has sailed with a wide variety of skippers on a wide...Read more
Stress free navigation, Duncan Wells
What is your chart plotter actually telling you? What if you lost GPS signal? From RYA instructor, features writer and author of Stress Free Sailing, Stress Free Navigation starts with the...Read more
Solent February 2020 Meeting
Friday 21 February 2020 from 18.00 at Royal Southern YC Hamble Friday 21 February 2020 from 18.00 at Royal Southern YC Hamble ‘Barges and Bread’ – Di Murrell From carrying lime products for...Read more
Not a voyage for Madmen: Falklands and back under sail
An amazing story of one couple’s voyage from the Tamar River round Cape Horn and back taking in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, French Guyana and Cuba. John and Sue Chadwick set off in 2016 on a sailing...Read more
West Country and Scilly Isles, Paul Brown
The West Country and Isles of Scilly are often described as a hidden paradise in the corner of England, and in this talk Paul will attempt to show why it is such an amazing sailing destination....Read more
The Baltic Cruise of the Naromis
Just a purposeless leisure cruise in the Baltic in August 1939? Or did these four young men with a more experienced skipper plan a reconnaissance of Baltic naval bases, intending to report back to...Read more
Baltic Section Information Day - Iceland, Greenland, Faroes, Jan Mayen
The great exploration by boat (or even from the armchair). Saturday 7th March 2020 – Baltic Information Day - Iceland, Greenland, Faroes, Jan Mayen 1100 to approx. 1545 at CA...Read more