The video of the RATS Brexit webinar is now available to view, in addition to a PDF of presentation slides.

Cruising Association Videos & Podcasts

Members of the Cruising Association have been generously giving their time to produce and present presentations on specialist cruising subjects for us to share more widely.

Our South West Section Secretary has also produced a series of podcasts under the title 'Soundings South West'.

We hope you will enjoy this selection of bite-sized excerpts from our members’ online offerings and, when you decide to join the CA, you can revisit the pages and benefit from the full video and audio experience.

So sit back, relax and let’s get underway!


Our video offering ranges from a riveting and inspirational hour-long documentary about our Patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to a fascinating trilogy on navigating the inland waterways of France through the eyes of our President Julian Dussek. We include useful and practical advice for anyone considering swapping their allegiance and boat from sail to power, a varied range of fascinating introductions to different cruising grounds in our 2020 webinar recordings and there are even a couple of technical ‘How to’ videos, and a guide on using the CA’s App, CAptain’s Mate.


Brexit Webinar by the CA's Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS)

Interview with Mike Golding OBE ahead of his talk at the CA Hanson Lecture when he'll tell the inside story of the rescue of Alex Thomson during the Around Alone Race in 2006.

CA Channel Rallies: A flavour of this annual event, popular with members crossing the channel for the first time, those wanting a sociable cruise in company, a chance to visit new ports, start a summer cruise or all of the above.

Technology Afloat: Navigation, internet connectivity, boat systems integration and remote access.

OpenCPN: An illustrated slide talk describing the app and the hardware and charts needed to run it.

Adriatic Italy: A fun and informative look at Southern & Eastern Italy with Boyd Goldie, complete with opening applause!

Cruising in Croatia: A former President of the CA, Stuart Bradley, presents a fascinating look at cruising in Croatia, delivering helpful insights combining practical information with social history.

The CA Past, Present and Future: CA President Julian Dussek on the history of, present, and future for, the CA.

An amusing excerpt from an interview about the Golden Globe Race with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston by our President, Julian Dussek.

This full-length documentary about our Patron is a Clipper Ventures production.

The reality of navigating in Sweden by Tom Cunliffe This video was made with the help of our Honorary Local Representative (HLR) for Orust and coastline, Stig Erikkson.


Our South-West Section Secretary has produced a series of podcasts under the title ‘Soundings South West’, covering a variety of topics such as port guides, news items, interview with personalities and fascinating projects. They can be listened to online or downloaded and played in the car, on the boat or at home.

Soundings South West, April 2020: Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth. An interview with the QHM Plymouth whose job it is to bring harmony to all the varied users from nuclear submarines to surfboarders and how he juggles the sometimes conflicting demands of all those water users
CA podcast(10MB)
Soundings South West, April 2020: Mayflower Autonomous Ship 22 April 2020: A five minute taster (the full broadcast is available to members) highlighting the key elements of the design and building of an autonomous ship
CA podcast(4.6MB)
Soundings South West, April 2020: A selection of topical interviews, although recorded remotely during the Covid-19 lockdown not all about Covid-19, including hints and tips from members and staff on boating activities
CA podcast(24MB)
Interview with Mitch Tonks: award winning chef, restaurateur, food writer, keen sailor and CA member
CA podcast(33MB)
Dartmouth and the River Dart
CA podcast(30MB)

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