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

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)

CA Webinar Broadcast: Preparing for longer term cruising

Tue, 28/04/2020 - 19:00

Our very first CA webinar broadcast will be a presentation by Keith Pettican, Med Section Secretary, talking about the things you need to consider when planning longer term cruising.

Cruising plans may be on hold due to current restrictions but learning from experienced fellow CA members is one of the many benefits of CA membership. There is much to consider, but Keith's talk will highlight the issues you need to take into account to plan for before your new adventure begins!

Gill March 2020 Promo Winner

The winner of our exclusive-to-members March Gill promotion to claim one of Gill's Duffel Bags is KEN PIMENTEL, living in Guildford in Surrey. His name was chosen randomly from all the CA members who placed an order with Gill throughout March.


Refer a Friend Prize Draw: April 2020

We launched the ‘Refer a Friend’ promotion last year and it was so successful that we’re running it again through the 2020 sailing season from April through to September. We’re always delighted when a member recommends a friend to join the CA and we want to recognise this by offering an incentive to you and to your friend. Once they sign up, your friend receives 25% off their first year’s membership and YOU, the CA member, get £20 to spend in the CA online shop.

CA Open Weekend: Specialist topics & expert speakers draw high praise

The programme of seminars and speakers that formed such a big part of the success of the recent Open Weekend was a very rewarding experience for visitors and speakers alike.