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

Return to boating: A statement from the Cruising Association

The Cruising Association is pleased to confirm that, from today and subject to local regulations, all forms of watersports, including the use of privately-owned motorised craft, can go ahead in England.

In guidance issued this morning (13 May 2020), the Government has confirmed that:

Life Under Lockdown: A tale from CA members on the French Inland Waterways

CA members Georgie and Gavin McLaren shared their tale of lockdown life on the French Inland Waterways, with reflections of Friday 13 March.

In light of the current crisis, Georgie and Gavin give an insight into day to day life in lockdown and take a reflective view of their good fortune whilst looking forward to embarking on their continuing adventure when restrictions begin to ease.

And The osCA goes to…Nick Mines!

The first-ever winner to emerge from a bumper crop of 15 entries to the CA’s inaugural Vlog (video log) competition - The osCA, sponsored by MS Amlin Boat Insurance - is Nick Mines on Hejira, a Southerly 135, with Ollie and friends.


Refer a Friend Prize Draw: May 2020

Our ‘Refer a Friend’ promo prize in May is a practical ASAP Supplies Cleaning and Protection Essentials Bundle, worth £120. ASAP provide marine equipment, boat parts and spares and specialise in marine products and boat equipment for maintenance, repair and overhaul needs.

CA Webinar Broadcast: Interview with Sir Robin-Knox Johnston

Tue, 09/06/2020 - 19:00

CA President Julian Dussek will interview our Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Date: Tuesday 9 June

Time: 1900 hrs

Place: Your own home (webinar broadcast)

Booking: This event is open to members only, you will need to login to see the details below.

CA Webinar Broadcast: Adriatic Italy

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 19:00

The south and east coasts of Italy are under-appreciated as a cruising destination as Boyd Goldie will highlight in this talk. People often pass through as quickly as possible on their way to or from Croatia or Greece. Yet there are many delightful towns and stops off the main sailing track. With excellent food, wine and coffee, no flotillas and few charter boats, Boyd says it’s an area not to be missed.

CA Webinar Broadcast: Islands of Brittany

Tue, 26/05/2020 - 19:00

Paul Brown has cruised extensively in Brittany and will offer some of the highlights of the islands of this delightful cruising ground.

Date: Tuesday 26 May

Time: 1900 hrs

Place: Your own home (webinar broadcast)

CA Webinar Broadcast: Cruising Scotland from Oban to Orkney

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 19:00

In 2019 Derek and Jean sailed clockwise round Britain starting from their winter base on the river Deben. This talk by Derek Lumb is about a small part of the trip: a two week cruise with an old friend who had expressed enthusiasm for the western and northern isles, starting from Oban, taking in the home of 240,000 puffins and ending in Orkney.

Date: Tuesday 19 May

CA Webinar Broadcast: Pick of the Ports, North Brittany

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 19:00

The North Brittany coast is a super cruising area not far from many of us on the south coast of the UK and with many attractions. But with some 30+ ports it can be difficult to choose where to go. Joint Channel Secretary Bob Garrett describes his top ten ports and explains why they make that shortlist.

Date: Tuesday 12 May

Time: 1900 hrs

CA Webinar Broadcast: The Standing Mast Route across the Netherlands

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 19:00

Andy Mullholland is a member of the European Inland Waterways Section with more than 15,000 km of cruising the Dutch waterways under his belt. He was the prime mover behind the guide to the Standing Mast Routes.

Date: Tuesday 5 May

Time: 1900 hrs

Place: Your own home (webinar broadcast)