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

Cross the Channel with CA Cruise in Company

Cross the Channel with CA Cruise in Company

The Cruising Association’s newest Section, covering Northern France and the Channel Islands (NF&CI), is running an eight-day Cruise in Company to the Channel Islands from 14 - 21 July 2012.

Red Diesel - the clearest explanation so far!

The clearest explanation we've found so far of the current situation regarding red diesel can be found on YouTube. It's an interview with Gus Lewis, Head of Government Affairs at the RYA, by News Editor of Motor Boats Monthly, Sue Pelling and the Deputy Editor of Practical Boat Owner, David Pugh on the issue of red diesel. Click this link to watch:

Reconstruction of the final manoeuvres leading to the Costa Concordia tragedy on 14 January 2012

Many members will have seen the video containing commentary by a master mariner of the manoevre which led to the Costa Concordia tragedy on the 14th of January. However for those who have not, and would like to see it, please click here.

Please note, the ship's actual position may not be shown on your screen for about 20 seconds, but does return at about 4 minutes into the video.

Champagne Celebration for the CA's 4,000th Member

CA Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Welcomes Eric Roberts as the 4,000th MemberOn the first day of the London Boat Show the Cruising Association's Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, welcomed Eric Roberts as the 4,000th member of the Association.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston presents awards to CA members

The Flag Officer lunch was held on the 7th of January 2012 and presentations were made to members of the CA who have made significant contributions to the CA, both in 2011 and for many years prior to this.

Peggie Manton



2011 AGM

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 18:30

2011 AGM

Southampton Boat Show 2011

Fri, 16/09/2011 - 10:00 to Sun, 25/09/2011 - 18:00


 The Cruising Association will be joining hundreds of exhibitors at the 2011 Southampton Boat show from the 16th- 25th September.

We are eagerly anticipating an involvement with the UK’s leading outdoor boat show, which will once again be showcasing everything the boating world has to offer both on and off the water.

Piracy Information

This information has been updated.  Please find attached a brief note (Piracy Flyer V3) just published by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in conjunction with the Maritime Security Centre - Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and the UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) a more detailed note (Piracy Warning V3) and an update (Piracy Update V4) also just published by ISAF, MSCHOA & UKMTO.

The documents strongly recommend that yachts avoid entirely the western Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden.

CA London BBQ

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 19:00 to 23:00

CA London BBQ and social evening. Bar opens 6pm. Food from 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Guests welcome. Please book with thenCA Office so we can make sure there is enough food.

New CA CruiseAbility forum is open for business!

The CruiseAbility forum has now opened within the member’s section of the CA website. Its aim is to ensure that the objects of the Cruising Association are inclusive of members with disabilities or impairments, and assist these keen people to sail yachts.