Posts and news about the CA (was called CA House)

Flag Officers' Lunch 2020

Sat, 18/01/2020 (All day)

The annual Flag Officers' Lunch will be held on Saturday 18 January at CA House.

This provides an opportunity for the Association's Flag Officers to acknowledge and thank both staff and volunteers who have worked hard for the CA throughout the year.

Invitations with details will be sent later in the year.

CA House will be closed to invitees only on this day.


Add your blog or website to the CA site ring

Calling CA Members! Do you have a boating blog or website? If so, why not add it to the CA site ring?

The site ring is a directory of sailing-related web and blog sites by CA members. These often contain years of useful information and first-hand experience, and are an invaluable resource for members undertaking similar adventures.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 18:30

Our AGM will be held at CA House on Wednesday November 20, 2019, at 6.30pm.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: July 2019

Courtesy of ASAP Supplies - this month you could win a Cleaning & Protection Essentials Bundle worth £120.

The Lure of the Sea - Episode Four

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin’s sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Over the last 50 years so much has changed in the world of sailing, with race boats in particular taking advantage of composite materials and foiling technology to ever increase speed and manoeuvrability on the water.

Port of Dover Open Weekend

Sat, 06/07/2019 (All day) to Sun, 07/07/2019 (All day)

It's back! The Port of Dover Marina Weekend 6-7 July 10am-4pm. The CA will be in attendance over the weekend which includes sailing taster sessions, life jacket checks, flare amnesty, boat sales + a range of marine-related exhibitors. If you're not already a CA member, this is a great opportunity to sign up to be part of a regional, national & international cruising community.

Entrance is free to all. Car parking will be free for all visitors, but is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: June 2019

If an existing CA member refers a friend to join the CA, the existing member receives £20 to spend in the CA Shop and the friend who joins receives a 25% discount on their first year's membership fee when paying by direct debit. NOW, you also get the opportunity to win different prizes each month right through to September!

CA boosts European Inland Waterways Guides collection

A series of 10 new, full colour guides to moorings on the French inland waterways has been launched by the European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) of the Cruising Association (CA) and is now available to purchase.


The Lure of the Sea - Episode Three

Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic and with the boating season underway, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston shares his thoughts on safety at sea as he chats with Dee Caffari in the third episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

New HLR function for CAptain’s Mate

Look out for a new version of the exclusive-to-members mobile app CAptain's Mate that is now available and provides CA members with the opportunity to identify local assistance from our worldwide network of Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs). The CA network of HLRs provides an invaluable service in over 400 locations worldwide.