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

Yachting Monthly asked the CA to assist

Yachting Monthly asked the CA to assist with a difficult question from a reader.

The question asks about the right a marina has to force its berth holders to use its recommended broker when selling a boat. The CA has investigated the situation and found out that the berth holder has a right to fight the contract.


Question to Yachting Monthly:

Seaplanes in Medway and Essex

The CA has recently issues two press releases about Seaplane services which may be starting soon. Boat owners have expressed concern about the impact of these services. They are not a common site in the UK. See below for both press releases.


Seaplanes in Essex

A Scottish seaplane operator is planning to run daily trips between London and the Blackwater in Essex.

Tony Brett-Jones

The Association is sad to announce that Tony Brett-Jones, a Past President of the CA and, for many years, the Editor of the CA Handbook and Almanac died in February after a short illness.

A full appreciation of Tony's contribution to the work of the Association will appear in the June edition of Cruising.

Details of the Funeral Arrangements, to be held on the 7th of March, are attached below.

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CA House closed 25th - 28th March

Fri, 25/03/2016 - 00:00 to Mon, 28/03/2016 - 00:00

CA House will be closed from 17:30 24th of March until 09:30 29th of March for the Easter holiday.

No cabins available during that time.


New format for First Class Sailing Day Skipper course

New format for First Class Sailing Day Skipper course

The CA’s training partner, First Class Sailing, has changed the format of its Day Skipper theory course. Starting on February 17, the course is part home-study mixed with five evening sessions at CA House in London. Evening sessions run between 6:30pm and 9:30pm, with one every other week. Students can expect 30-40 hours of home study.

First Class Sailing offers reduced prices to CA members for courses held in CA House - up to 20%.

Section Secretaries' Conference 2016

Sat, 29/10/2016 - 10:30 to 15:30

The Section Secretaries' Conference 2016 is on Saturday 29 October at CA House.

Results from the CA AGM

Results from the 2015 AGM

We would like to thank all members who voted in the 2015 AGM elections. By voting we ensure that the CA is being pointed in the right direction, giving positive change for all the members. The results of the elections are as follows:


Judith Grimwade has taken over from Desmond Scott as President of the CA.