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

Scandal wins the Club Cruiser Class at Cowes Week 2022

2022 marked the second year of the Cruising Association as presenting sponsor of the Club Cruiser Class, after debuting at Cowes Week in 2021.

UKHO plans to end production of all printed Admiralty charts by 2026

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced its intention to withdraw from global paper chart production by late 2026 to increase focus on its digital navigation products and services.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month - Cala Gavetta, Sardinia

For August’s journey of discovery to one of the 6,500+ locations on CAptain’s Mate app, we head to Cala Gavetta on the island of La Maddalena, part of the Maddalena archipelago in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy.

UK Government launches new online platform for pleasure craft to register arrival and departure to and from the UK

The UK Government, via the UK Border Force, has developed a new digital reporting service, known as ‘single Pleasure Craft Reporting (sPCR)’, which pleasure craft are asked to use as the preferred method when leaving or entering the UK on passage to EU countries, the Channel Islands or the rest of the world.

Historical Meal

Sat, 15/10/2022 - 12:00

We're repeating, with a menu of dishes ranging from the Roman period up to the 17C, the very popular Historical Meal held in February.

For more than forty years Julian Dussek has been studying the history of eating in England and will give a very brief talk before each course describing its culinary background.

Cruising Association AGM 2022

Wed, 09/11/2022 - 18:30

Our AGM is due to be held at CA House, subject to any Covid restrictions, on Wednesday November 9, 2022, at 6.30pm.

The nomination of any candidate who is willing to stand for Council membership should be submitted either by letter or by e-mail ( to the Company Secretary at CA House before Tuesday, September 27.

CA House closure

Fri, 05/08/2022 - 12:00

CA House including the cabins and library will be closed on Friday 5 August 2022 from 12pm.  The Galley will remain open and will be serving drinks but no food will be available.






It’s a win-win when you ‘Refer a Friend’ to join the CA

Membership of the Cruising Association grows through our members’ personal recommendations.

So how would you like to support our 'Refer a Friend' programme, by introducing a friend to the CA, be rewarded with a CA £20 shop voucher* and have the chance to win a great monthly prize all at the same time? Your friend also benefits, with 25% off the first year of membership, when paying by Direct Debit.

CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Sarande, Albania

Continuing our tour of locations on CAptain’s Mate app, this month we head to Sarande in southern Albania, situated almost directly opposite Corfu.

Crews in Company with the CA Channel Rally

Channel Section Secretaries, Bob and Sue Garrett, organised the Cross-Channel Rally to France and the Channel Islands from 8-17 June 2022.