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

Introducing the CA’s new Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs) in Australia and France

At sea, unforeseen circumstances can arise, and having local support is invaluable. That is why the CA maintains a worldwide network of Honorary Local Representatives (HLRs) ready to assist members wherever they may be.

Join the rewards of the CA’s 'Refer a Friend' programme

It is a ‘win-win’ with the CA’s Refer a Friend programme. Not only can you invite your friends to join the CA and enjoy 20% off their first year’s membership1, but you also earn a £20 voucher2 for yourself. The voucher can be used in the CA shop or for cabin accommodation at CA House.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Il-Hofra I-Kbira, Malta

For June's CAptain’s Mate of the Month, we head to the south of Malta, which like the rest of the island has an abundance of stunning coves and bays.

Il-Hofra I-Kbira is a beautiful bay with stunningly clear water, where you can drop anchor in about eight metres of water. There are no facilities, which adds to the tranquility of the location.

CA member Paul Simmons describes Il-Hofra I-Kbira as a 'delightful anchorage open to the south-east.'

Thank you to all our volunteers

As the UK celebrates National Volunteers’ Week from 3-9 June, the Cruising Association extends its gratitude to all our volunteers.

The dedication and contributions of all our volunteers are instrumental in ensuring the CA remains a renowned and world leading association.

Our President, Derek Lumb, shares his personal message of thanks:

The Cruising Association names the National Coastwatch Institution as official charity

The CA is pleased to announce the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) as our charity partner.

The NCI has touched thousands of peoples’ lives over the last three decades through their vital work in safeguarding life at sea along the coastline of England and Wales. The CA is proud to endorse charities that contribute to the safety and well-being of the on-water community.

Cruising Association welcomes easier check in/out for cruising to France

French officials have announced a new ‘protocol’ for small boats to enter France from outside of the EU.

Normally boats would have to arrive at and depart from a Port of Entry (PPF), although last year there were a few ports with a special derogation which allowed entry for a limited period.

Non-members can subscribe to the bite-sized edition of 'Cruising' magazine

In our quarterly magazine Cruising, members will find more than 100 pages of cruising news and features, updates on the activities of the CA’s groups and committees and our latest discount list.

Greek Government revises Maritime Laws for non-EU vessels following Cruising Association's successful lobbying efforts

After extensive lobbying by the Cruising Association, on 24 May 2024 the Greek government has changed the laws governing vessels with a third country (non-EU Flag). Representatives of the CA have been in communication with the European Commission, lobbied Ministers in the Greek government and had assistance from the British Embassy in Athens.

Galley closure

Thu, 04/07/2024 - 00:00

The Galley (bar and restaurant) at CA House will be closed on Thursday 4 July 2024.


Visit the Cruising Association at the Southampton International Boat Show 2024 - 13-22 September 2024

The Cruising Association (CA) will again be exhibiting on stand J419 in Ocean Hall at the Southampton International Boat Show.

Whether you are new to UK cruising, heading to European destinations or embarking on blue water adventures, the CA will support your journey. Our team will be delighted to discuss how CA membership will boost your sail and motor boating.