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

The Cruising Association launches virtual Spring Promo Week – 21-27 March 2022

The Cruising Association (CA) has a packed programme of interactive webinars, prizes, discounts and plenty of opportunities to connect during our virtual Spring Promo Week. There is something for everyone, so save the date, be part of it and invite your friends to discover the CA too.

New Cruising Association Guide for Mediterranean Bound Yachts

The European Inland Waterways Section of the Cruising Association (CA) has published a new comprehensive guide for yachts planning to reach the Mediterranean through the inland waterways, entitled 'Through France via the Inland Waterways'.

Puffin wins the Annual CA Photo Competition

Congratulations to CA member Hilary Henery who has won the CA’s annual photo competition with her stunning photo of a puffin with a beak full of sand eels.

Club Cruiser Class entries open for Cowes Week 2022

The Cruising Association is proud to be partnering with Cowes Week for the second year as presenting trophy sponsor for the Club Cruiser Class, which made its debut in 2021. Taking place from 30 July-5 August 2022, Cowes Week is the pre-eminent race week in the UK with racing on the world renowned Solent courses and an après sail programme that makes sure the fun continues long after the finish.


CAptain’s Mate of the Month – Grimsby, UK

Each month we feature one of the 6,500+ locations on CAptain’s Mate app. Showcasing anchorages, harbours, marinas, ports, boatyards and quays in 70+ countries worldwide, CAptain’s Mate app provides you with information on locations, their facilities and amenities, helping you to plan your cruising adventures.

Cruising Association Challenge Awards honour outstanding contribution

The Cruising Association Challenge Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding contribution to the work of the association during 2021.

Preparation is the Key to Safety, Duncan Wells

Sat, 26/03/2022 - 14:00

Duncan Wells - author of the ‘Stress Free’ range of sail and motor books and most recently ‘101 Tips for Stress Free Sailing’ - lives and breathes sailing, navigation and instruction. Learn from his expert insights on why thinking ahead is vital to prevent problems.

Getting ready to sail from the UK to the Med, Joel Tatham

Thu, 24/03/2022 - 19:00

Thinking of heading to the Mediterranean? Join us as we discuss just a few of the tasks that may need to be on your Med sailing checklist! Topics to be covered will include legal requirements such as visas and customs requirements, logistical considerations including selecting ports, obtaining charts, finding accurate local weather sources and many more.

Buying a second hand boat and what to look for, Dr Jeff Callander

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 19:00

Equally helpful for a non-member buying their first cruising boat, or for members wondering if they need to trade up to a bigger boat for living on board, or swap to a smaller yacht or a motor cruiser.

A Historic Meal

Sat, 26/02/2022 - 12:00

For more than forty years Julian Dussek has been studying the history of eating in England. On Saturday 26 February we will be serving a "Historic Meal" at Limehouse with dishes ranging from the Roman period to the 17C. Julian will give a very brief talk before each course describing the culinary background.