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

CA Webinar Broadcast: Preparing and decommissioning for storing your boat in the Caribbean

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 19:00

Anita Sutton will present this webinar, beginning with an introduction to who she is and where she is and will then cover all the aspects cruisers need to consider when planning to decommission and store their boat in the Caribbean, including:

CA Webinar Broadcast: Cruising in Croatia

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 19:00

Croatia has a mixed reputation as a cruising area. Beautiful scenery and crystal clear water on the one hand, but too many charter boats; expensive; lots of officialdom; and unfriendly locals on the other. Stuart and his crew have been based in Croatia for ten years and have no plans to move on. This presentation by Stuart Bradley may help you to understand why.

Date: Tuesday 23 June

CA Webinar Broadcast: The impact on long distance cruising of the current pandemic and ongoing changes in global climate conditions

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 19:00

For anyone planning a long voyage, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing changes in global climate conditions will undoubtedly have a major impact on offshore cruising. This presentation, by renowned sailor, author and public speaker, Jimmy Cornell, will examine the probable on voyage planning of these phenomena on the basis of the latest surveys on the safety of cruising and the global movement of sailing boats.

Date: Tuesday 16 June

Four new webinars for armchair cruisers

Four new webinars are being added to the CA's Tuesday night series from Tuesday 16 June, kicking off with Jimmy Cornell/Cornell Sailing. NOTE: These broadcasts are available to members only.

Who needs Netflix? You asked and we delivered!


Cruising in the EU post 31 December 2020

An issue that has been bubbling away for some time is the change in access rules for UK citizens travelling in the EU after the completion of our exit scheduled for the end of this year.

The Cruising Association commences a lobbying campaign

CA AGM 2020

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 18:30

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6.30pm.

Format of AGM

Tips for gaining your Ocean Yachtmaster! FCS Podcast

Our training partner First Class Sailing has commissioned a series of podcasts including this interesting two-parter with Nigel Rennie, an RYA Yachtmaster examiner.

In Part I Nigel provides some background and insight into the Yachmaster scheme and in Part II shares excellent hints and tips to gaining your Yachtmaster qualification.


Return to boating: A statement from the Cruising Association

The Cruising Association is pleased to confirm that, from today and subject to local regulations, all forms of watersports, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, can go ahead in England.

In guidance issued this morning (13 May 2020), the Government has confirmed that:

Life Under Lockdown: A tale from CA members on the French Inland Waterways

CA members Georgie and Gavin McLaren shared their tale of lockdown life on the French Inland Waterways, with reflections of Friday 13 March.

In light of the current crisis, Georgie and Gavin give an insight into day to day life in lockdown and take a reflective view of their good fortune whilst looking forward to embarking on their continuing adventure when restrictions begin to ease.

And The osCA goes to…Nick Mines!

The first-ever winner to emerge from a bumper crop of 15 entries to the CA’s inaugural Vlog (video log) competition - The osCA, sponsored by MS Amlin Boat Insurance - is Nick Mines on Hejira, a Southerly 135, with Ollie and friends.