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

CA Lobster Pot Campaign

Update 12 September:

CA Lobster pots campaign – the petition is live!

A petition launched by the Cruising Association to make marking of lobster pots safer is again live after it was shut down by the Government until after the General Election.

Crewsaver launches the #LifejacketSafe challenge

As part of its #LifejacketSafe campaign, Crewsaver has announced the launch of the #LifejacketSafe challenge, a quiz style challenge with thought-provoking questions highlighting lifejacket dos and don’ts. Not only could the advice learnt in the challenge save your life but also, by taking the challenge, you will be automatically entered into the prize draw to win the ultimate lifejacket package!

New Croatian tax hits boat owners

Cruising yachtsmen who keep their boats in Croatia are facing an enormous tax increase following new regulations brought out by the Croatian government.

And it is feared hundreds, if not thousands of boat owners, will leave Croatia rather than pay the increase, which could amount to more than 400%.

The so-called sojourn tax was reported in the Croatian Official Gazette last month following adoption by the government and lists the following scale of payments:

Restaurant and Bar closure

Fri, 06/10/2017 (All day)

On the night of Fri 6 Oct, the full Assembly Room (both halves) has been booked by one of the local residents’ groups for their AGM, so the restaurant and bar will be closed all others (members, cabin guests, etc) that evening.


CA House - Christmas/New Year Closure

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 12:00 to Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:00

CA House will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from midday on Wednesday 20 December, re-opening on Tuesday 2 January at 0930.



Scottish Boat Show Seminar

FREE seminar with lunch and wine at Scottish boat show

October 15, 2017 Kip Marina, Inverclyde PA16 0AW


The Cruising Association is running a seminar on the Sunday morning of the Scottish boat show on October 15 and would like to invite you to attend.

Coastguard MSI Broadcasts on VHF – Channel Changes

With effect from 1000 on 6 September 2017 the MSI broadcasts, which include the weather forecast, will be on VHF channels 62, 63, and 64. Details will be given in the initial broadcast on VHF channel 16. Channels 23, 84, and 86 will no longer be used, however existing use of VHF channel 10 will not be changed.


Win £3000-worth of rigging from Sta-Lok

A complete set of standing rigging for a boat up to 12m is the latest competition for CA members which we will be launching at the Southampton Boat Show. The prize, worth up to £3,000, is courtesy of Sta-Lok – who produce the Rolls-Royce version of rigging fittings. Sta-Lok has a worldwide network of riggers so wherever your boat is, you can find a local rigger. The prize is a set of rigging but the winner will need to pay for fitting.

Southampton Boat Show 2017


The CA will have its usual presence at the Southampton Boat Show from September 15 to 24. Find us next to Raymarine and Garmin in Ocean Hall (on stand J419).

CA Galley Closed for Refurbishments

Mon, 21/08/2017 (All day) to Wed, 23/08/2017 (All day)

We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Room and bar at CA House will be undergoing refurbishments in August to improve the lighting. Due to this, the bar will be closed from the 21st August to 23rd August 2017.

We look forward to welcoming members back from the 24th August onwards.

CA House will be open as normal during the refurbishments.