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

The Cruising Association confirms its support for Cowes Week 2021

After the excitement of announcing its first-ever sponsorship of Cowes Week 2020, sponsoring the trophy for the newly introduced Club Cruiser Class, the Cruising Association (CA), although saddened at the news that this iconic regatta has been cancelled this August, has nonetheless pledged its commitment to supporting the event in 2021.


'Our’ sailing legend shares his story

Following on from the enjoyable and insightful chat between the CA’s President Julian Dussek and Patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in our Tuesday-night webinar for CA members, we have great pleasure in sharing this feature-length sailing documentary film, launched last month, and chronicling the extraordinary life, career and record-breaking voyage of this legendary ocean racer and adventurer, the first person to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.


CA Webinar Broadcast: The CA, past, present and future

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 19:00

CA President Julian Dussek will wrap up this series of lectures by describing how in 1908 a small group of yachtsmen formed the Cruising Association which now has over 6,300 members from 43 countries. We will see whether the CA has met the expectations of the founding members and discuss its future direction.

Date: Tuesday 7 July

Time: 1900 hrs

CA Webinar Broadcast: Preparing and decommissioning for storing your boat in the Caribbean

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 19:00

Anita Sutton will present this webinar, beginning with an introduction to who she is and where she is and will then cover all the aspects cruisers need to consider when planning to decommission and store their boat in the Caribbean, including:

CA Webinar Broadcast: Cruising in Croatia

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 19:00

Croatia has a mixed reputation as a cruising area. Beautiful scenery and crystal clear water on the one hand, but too many charter boats; expensive; lots of officialdom; and unfriendly locals on the other. Stuart and his crew have been based in Croatia for ten years and have no plans to move on. This presentation by Stuart Bradley may help you to understand why.

Date: Tuesday 23 June

CA Webinar Broadcast: The impact on long distance cruising of the current pandemic and ongoing changes in global climate conditions

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 19:00

For anyone planning a long voyage, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing changes in global climate conditions will undoubtedly have a major impact on offshore cruising. This presentation, by renowned sailor, author and public speaker, Jimmy Cornell, will examine the probable on voyage planning of these phenomena on the basis of the latest surveys on the safety of cruising and the global movement of sailing boats.

Date: Tuesday 16 June

Four new webinars for armchair cruisers

Four new webinars are being added to the CA's Tuesday night series from Tuesday 16 June, kicking off with Jimmy Cornell/Cornell Sailing. NOTE: These broadcasts are available to members only.

Who needs Netflix? You asked and we delivered!


Cruising in the EU post 31 December 2020

An issue that has been bubbling away for some time is the change in access rules for UK citizens travelling in the EU after the completion of our exit scheduled for the end of this year.

The Cruising Association commences a lobbying campaign

CA AGM 2020

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 18:30

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6.30pm.

Format of AGM

Tips for gaining your Ocean Yachtmaster! FCS Podcast

Our training partner First Class Sailing has commissioned a series of podcasts including this interesting two-parter with Nigel Rennie, an RYA Yachtmaster examiner.

In Part I Nigel provides some background and insight into the Yachmaster scheme and in Part II shares excellent hints and tips to gaining your Yachtmaster qualification.