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. 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.
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
Meet our HLRs Part 2
Meet our HLRs Part 2 An opportunity to meet and ask questions of some of our Baltic HLRs. There will be four involved in this session each from a different part of the Baltic...Read more
Channel Anchorages & Anchoring - UK South Coast
In this online seminar five CA Channel Section members will give a quick run down on their anchoring equipment and methods; describe some places where each of them have anchored; and share a '...Read more
Panama Canal and West by Ivan Chevous
This exciting story is told by a local sailor - further details to follow. Date: Thursday 4th February 2021 at 13:30. The Talk on Zoom: You will be able to join us from anywhere you can get...Read more
Anchorages - French Channel Coast
In this online seminar CA Channel Section members will describe some places where each of them have anchored along the French Channel coast. It will conclude with Q&A session. A web...Read more
Germany Virtual Information Session
Saturday 13th February 2021. 1430 to approx. 1630. Germany Virtual Information Session. On this day you can learn all about the practicalities of cruising in Germany and...Read more
Meet our HLRs Part 3
Meet our HLRs Part 3 An opportunity to meet and ask questions of some of our Baltic HLRs. There will be up to four involved in this session each from a different part of the...Read more
Near and Far - Four Short Talks
Each year the topics covered at this popular event range from exceptional cruises, cooking on board, wildlife, yachts, indeed anything which will inform and entertain with a nautical flavour; what...Read more
Sweden Virtual Information Session
Saturday 6th March 2021. 1430 to approx 1630. Sweden Virtual Information Session. On this day you can learn all about the practicalities of cruising in Sweden -...Read more
Admiral John Byng by David Davies
Convicted of "failing to do his utmost", Byng was executed on board the Monarch in March 1757; David Davies returns to Royal Harwich to regale us with one of his historical tales and we will learn...Read more
The Antarctic by Owen Evans
As Second Officer with the British Antarctic Survey, Owen spent time visiting both polar regions when his particular role was as Navigation Officer; this must have presented unusual challenges. He is...Read more