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

CA 180-Day Visa Campaign

The CA has launched its campaign to reduce the existential impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers wanting to voyage extensively in European waters, including inland waterways.

The 2020 CA Photo Competition for CA members – winner & runners-up announced

We're constantly amazed by the quality of images as well as the variety of subjects and locations submitted each year by CA members for our annual photo competition. We're sure you will be too and are happy to share those from the winners and runners-up from our 2020 competition, along with a quote from their reaction to their win.

Congratulations to our winner and all the runners-up!


Navigating the Royals, Captain Peter Chapman-Andrews

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 18:45

This is a joint Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) and Royal Thames Yacht Club event which CA members are welcome to join. The speaker, Captain Peter Chapman-Andrews, is a former director of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Younger Brother of Trinity House. During his Naval career, he served as navigator on HMS Ark Royal and HMY Britannia. The talk is free, but you must register in advance through the RIN website.


To the Caribbean and Back: Atlantic sailing with not much time to spare, Rick Ballard

Thu, 25/03/2021 - 19:00

It might be said that there is nothing unusual about an Atlantic passage, but the trip does have some interesting features. For example, my wife, Tania, suffers from an inner ear disorder which makes sailing very difficult for her (it causes continuous sea-sickness). Also, for various reasons I had to sail very much to a timetable with flights home and crew changes for each leg of the trip.

An AIS and RADAR Primer, Bob Garrett

Tue, 23/03/2021 - 19:00

AIS is becoming more and more popular but how does it compare with radar? This presentation will look at how both systems work, how they compare, the various choices available and how they can be used to aid navigation. This should help both those with AIS and/or radar and those considering either system.


Date: Tuesday 23 March 2021

Environmental Guidance for Cruising Yachtsmen


One long standing objective in the Cruising Association’s Articles of Association is 'To promote the preservation and protection of harbours, navigational facilities, estuaries, coasts and their environs'.

The Cruising Association announces online Spring Promo Week

With the challenges of COVID-19 still likely to curtail face-to-face events being staged in the first few months of 2021, the Cruising Association (CA) is putting in place plans to stage an online Spring Promotions Week to coincide with the fitting out season, from 22-26 March.


Christmas 2020 Member Offers

We have a sleigh full of Christmas offers for members this year including discounted gift memberships, personalised unbreakable glasses and enough fantastic nautical publications to fill any stocking.



Gift of Membership

Bar and restaurant closed for private event

Wed, 04/11/2020 - 00:00

The Galley, the CA's bar and restaurant, will be closed on Wednesday 4 November 2020 for a private event.



Cruising Association Brexit Briefing

UK boat owners penalised by HMRC over Brexit


HMRC has caused controversy amongst the many thousands of British yacht and motorboat owners that keep their boats in EU countries by introducing a penal interpretation into UK tax law requiring them to pay VAT a second time on the value of their boats when they bring them into UK waters.