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

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: June 2020

ICOM are the generous promo partners for June’s ‘Refer a Friend’. Icom's range is available in fixed-base radio, vehicle mount radio and handheld radio formats. Valued at £165, the ICOM IC-M25 EURO Buoyant handheld marine VHF transceiver is a popular and capable handheld VHF radio. Read more here:

The CA cruises into Cowes Week

We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of a new Club Cruiser Class trophy at this year’s Cowes Week regatta taking place from 8-15 August.

The Club Cruiser Trophy presented by the Cruising Association will be awarded to the overall winner of the Club Cruiser Class at the Prizegiving in Cowes on Friday 14 August. Watch out for the CA Class flags!

Covid-19 and CA Events

CA House is currently closed to visitors in line with Government advice.

Friends with benefits: the CA’s Refer a Friend scheme

The CA is an organisation which grows through personal recommendation and we’re always grateful to any member who persuades a friend to join. In our popular Refer a Friend promotion, the friend gets 25% off their first year’s membership and YOU, the CA member, get £20 to spend in the CA shop.

This season we are offering a series of terrific monthly prizes running from April through to September.

The CA's Open Weekend was an all-round success

Among the high winds and floods that have plagued the UK over recent weeks, there was a buzz in the air and a beacon of light shining over CA House for the first-ever Open Weekend held on 29 Feb and 1 March in London's Limehouse Basin. The sun came out as the CA welcomed members and non-members through the doors, imparting a wide range of cruising knowledge, marine exhibitor expertise and plenty of CA hospitality!

We have a Big Prize Draw winner!

We were delighted to have been joined at our Open Weekend by Andy Byham, UK Director of Fairview Sailing, pictured here with the CA's General Manager Lucy Gray, to draw the winner of the Big Prize Draw that was launched at last September's Southampton Boat Show.

From 450 entries received, the winning ticket belongs to CA member Alan Kohler who, on being telephoned with the good news, was absolutely delighted at winning the £2,500 seven day Solent charter.

The CA applauds the scrapping of the DEKPA

Greece has announced the scrapping of the DEKPA cruising permit in a draft bill for which consultations close on 27 February 2020. The bill will be voted on shortly afterwards and becomes law within one month of being officially published.

Bar and Restaurant Closed

Fri, 21/02/2020 - 00:00

The bar and restaurant at CA House will be closed on Friday 21 February 2020 due to redecoration.


Mike Golding OBE to deliver the 2020 Hanson Lecture

At this year’s CA Hanson Lecture on March 25, Mike Golding OBE will tell the inside story of the rescue of Alex Thomson during the Around Alone Race in 2006, a particularly difficult and dangerous situation which took place in the eye of a major storm, 1,000 miles south of Cape Town.

Mike's presentation will include a short Channel 4-produced film showing how things unfolded both on the shore as well as at sea and some fascinating, unseen, footage shot by Alex and Mike himself as the rescue unfolded.

2020 Members' BIG Prize Draw

The CA’s big draw prize for 2020 offers a chance for members to win a transatlantic sailing trip worth £2250 with First Class Sailing.