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

The Galley Christmas closure

Sat, 19/12/2020 - 00:00 to Sun, 03/01/2021 - 00:00

The Galley, the CA's bar and restaurant, will be closed for the Christmas/New Year break from Saturday 19 December 2020, re-opening on the evening of Monday 4 January 2021


CA House Christmas closure

Tue, 22/12/2020 - 12:00 to Sun, 03/01/2021 - 00:00

CA House will be closed for the Christmas/New Year break from midday on Tuesday 22 December 2020, re-opening on Monday 4 January 2021.

The last night for cabin bookings will be Saturday 19 December 2020.


Brexit: VAT on boats outside the UK – Urgent Update

Boats in EU may have to pay UK VAT on return

The CA understands that HMRC may be considering changing the interpretation of VAT rules so that, after the Brexit transition period, all boat owners established in the UK whose boats have been in the EU for the last three years or longer will pay VAT for a second time if they want to bring their boats back to the UK.


British Yachting Awards - Vote for the CA!

The CA has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Achievement' category in the 2020 British Yachting Awards for its hard-hitting and high profile campaign to get static fishing gear and lobster pots clearly marked ...& everyone is encouraged to vote!


Bar and restaurant closed for private event

Sat, 17/10/2020 - 18:00

The Galley, the CA's bar and restaurant, will be closed on the evening of Saturday 17 October 2020 for a private event.



Cruising Association Promo Week Scores a Hit!

The Cruising Association's online Promo Week (September 11-20) was held as an alternative to exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and it's been hailed an all-round success, with 36 new members signing up plus a record 240 sales of our Almanac!

Sail away in our NEW Big Prize Draw, courtesy of Jeckells the Sailmakers

We are delighted to have teamed up with Jeckells the Sailmakers to launch the next BIG Prize Draw, exclusively for CA members. The prize of a Jeckells Cruising Chute, manufactured in the UK with Robline sheets and halyards, is valued at an RRP of £2,000.


CA Webinar: Considerations for Crossing the Channel, Bob Garrett

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 19:00

For some, crossing the English Channel may appear a significant challenge. From talking to some section members we know that being out of sight of land, passage planning, negotiating shipping, handling unfamiliar marinas, communications etc. may seem daunting.

CA Webinar: Too much Med, Nick Mines

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 19:00

Nick Mines’ talk covers his single-handed (punctuated) non-stop 1100 mile passage from Nice to Venice last summer. The highs and lows and the telling effects of undertaking such a voyage alone.

He then covers the continuation with various crew through Croatia, Italy, Corfu, the Ionian, Sicily, Malta, Tunisia, Sardinia, Corsica and finally back to Nice. He reflects on the 3000 mile, 3 month adventure with candid admissions and telling observations.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: September 2020

Lalizas- check out the features of the ResQLink™ 400 Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon worth a whopping £335! That's this month's prize on offer to members who refer a friend to join the CA.