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

Discounts galore at the CA Open Weekend

Bookings are now closed for Tom Cunliffe’s talk on the Saturday evening of the CA’s Open Weekend running from 29 February-1 March but there are plenty of attractive discounts to entice you to attend the Open Weekend.

Throughout the Open Weekend, Imray (charts, maps & publications) is offering a super 20% discount on all orders taken on the day with free carriage to any UK address.

The Star and The Stalker

Thu, 20/02/2020 - 19:00

Joel Sanders has hung out with all of his heroes…. but did they want to hang out with him? Tonight, he’ll tell you about ‘encounters’ with his heroes including Green Day, Billy Connolly and a key member of The Stranglers. John Ellis has toured extensively with Peter Hammill and Peter Gabriel.. He was also a key member of The Stranglers. Tonight, he’ll play songs spanning his 4 decades as a recording artist and touring musician. Rockstar John will play his songs. Stalker Joel will share his stories. Then the star & the stalker will share the stage. Awkward?

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode 11, Who Inspires the Inspirational?

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is an inspiration amongst sailors and beyond. His strength of character, bravery and can do attitude have enabled him to achieve feats which others only dream of.

However, the inspirational also need stimulation and in this final episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston we find out which characters provided the catalyst to undertake the amazing ventures over his life to date, never giving in despite many challenges along the way.

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode 10, What does sailing mean to Sir Robin?

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is a household name in the world of sailing and beyond, but did he ever have a driving ambition to become one of the world’s most recognised and accomplished sailors? Also, what have his achievements meant to the sport as a whole since his non-stop solo circumnavigation in 1969?

Bar and Restaurant Closed

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 00:00 to Sun, 05/01/2020 - 00:00

In addition to all of CA House being closed from midday on Friday 20 December 2019 through to Thursday 2 January 2020, the bar and restaurant at CA House will remain closed until 1800 on Monday 6 January 2020.


Bar and Restaurant Closed

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 00:00

The bar and restaurant at CA House will be closed on the evening of Wednesday 18 December 2019.


80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode Nine, Sailing Around the World

We can all agree that sailing around the world is no easy feat and that to sail around the world single handedly takes a special kind of person. In the ninth episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston he shares his thoughts on how to prepare for an around the world voyage alongside host Dee Caffari.

New, updated editions of CA Inland Waterways guides

The newly updated 2020 editions of the Cruising Association's three main inland waterways cruising guides, Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes and The German Rhine, have been published by the CA's European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) in time for the Christmas season.


CA House - Christmas/New Year closure

Fri, 20/12/2019 - 12:00 to Thu, 02/01/2020 - 09:30

CA House will close for the Christmas and New Year period from 1200 on Friday 20 December, re-opening at 0930 on Thursday 2 January.


The osCA: New CA Log Competition category

Last month we announced the launch of a new video log (vlog) category in the annual Log competition for CA members and the we're delighted to unveil the accompanying Trophy - The osCA, sponsored by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, previously known as Haven Knox-Johnston.

We can also confirm that Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of and and Vice-Chairman of the Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA), will be judging the 2019 entries.