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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.

Cruising Association hosts Brexit Webinar

The Cruising Association hosted a Brexit Webinar for members on Saturday 22 January 2022, which is now published for public viewing amongst the wider cruising community.

The Brexit Webinar was a follow-up to the first CA webinar held in December 2020, and addressed the key issues which continue to impact sail and motor cruisers as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU.

New and updated editions of Inland Waterways Cruising Guides published

New and updated full colour print and digital editions of the Cruising Association's (CA) five main inland waterways cruising guides - Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes, 50 Great Cruising Routes in the Netherlands, The River Moselle/Mosel and The German Rhine - have been published by the CA's European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS).

CAptain's Mate of the Month - Discovering Turkey

With the launch of our upgraded CAptain’s Mate app on 1 December 2021, there are plenty of locations to discover around the world. From peaceful anchorages to marinas, estuary moorings to ports, CAptain’s Mate features over 6,500+ locations in 70+ countries along with 20,000+ member contributions.

RATS Webinar - Tune in for the latest Brexit updates

The CA’s Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS) continues to be at the forefront of lobbying on behalf of the cruising community to mitigate the impact of the UK leaving the EU.

For over three years, RATS has worked hard to identify, campaign and propose solutions to national and international government and legislative bodies on issues affecting cruisers due to Brexit.

Season’s Greetings from the Cruising Association

The Cruising Association wishes all our members and partners around the world Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays.

Please note that the CA Office and CA House will be closed over the holiday period from Tuesday 21 December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

We look forward to seeing you again during 2022 and enjoying the year’s cruising.

CAptain’s Mate Insight session – Book Yours Now

Following the successful launch of our upgraded CAptain’s Mate app on 1 December 2021, the Cruising Association is offering CAptain’s Mate Insight sessions to the cruising community.

Open to members and non-members, the CAptain’s Mate Insight session will give you the opportunity for a one-to-one online tour of the app’s functionality and ask any questions.