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New features enhance CAptain's Mate app

Our exclusive mobile membership app, CAptain's Mate, has recently been further enhanced to provide our 6,300-strong global membership with fingertip access to details of the hundreds of discounts available to them through a network of worldwide suppliers. The user menu also includes a function allowing members to identify country-specific discounts nearest to them using maps.

Ocean Safety prize draw winner

We were delighted that the Managing Director of Ocean Safety, Alistair Hackett, drew the winning ticket in our BIG prize draw on Wednesday morning on the Ocean Safety stand at the Southampton Boat Show. Our GM Lucy Gray announced that the CA has received a record 835 entries over the last six months and how grateful the CA is to Ocean Safety for providing such a generous and practical prize to our members.

Fairview Sailing charter: new prize draw for members

Fairview Sailing is delighted to be partnering with the Cruising Association to bring their members the chance to enter a draw for a fantastic 7-day bareboat charter worth around £2,500 out of Port Hamble on the Solent.

Interview with Dave Selby

Our autumn Roadshows guest speaker, Dave Selby, visited the CA stand on the opening day of the Southampton International Boat Show and recorded an interview with our PR Manager, Peta Stuart-Hunt.

As a prelude to his presentations in October and November, amongst other things, he describes how he got into boating through the CA's Crewing Service.

Jeanne Socrates sails into the record books again

CA member Jeanne Socrates has sailed into the record books again by becoming the oldest person, aged 77, to sail non-stop single-handed around the world.

CA Almanac - All present and correct...ed

Never miss a correction to the CA Almanac by signing up to receive them via email.

The 2020 edition of the authoritative and popular Cruising Almanac is due for release shortly and is available to purchase at the Southampton International Boat Show. Drop by our Stand J419 and pick up your copy.

Refer a Friend Prize Draw: September 2019

In the final month of our popular Refer a Friend promo we are delighted that Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd have provided a very generous £200 voucher towards the purchase of Imray books, charts or digital charts to the winner of September's Refer a Friend Draw.

CA Prize Draws at Southampton Boat Show

Oh do we have a veritable cornucopia of nautical (& nice!) goodies to tempt CA members with at this year's Southampton Boat Show? YES, we do!    There's also a competition, open to EVERYONE, to win a set of gorgeous Gill OS2 sailing gear!

Daily Member Prize Draws

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode Six, Sir Robin's Greatest Fear

With Sir Robin Knox-Johnston having undertaken multiple voyages around the world, what is his greatest fear at sea?

In episode six of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, we find out a startling fact about his Golden Globe Race win and how it could have turned out to be a very different story!

80 seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Episode Five, How do we look after our oceans?

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston gives his thoughts on pollution at sea and discusses the damage to the ocean environment with Dee Caffari

Anyone who spends time at the coast will understand the level of pollution in the sea. Plastic is everywhere and has become a huge issue affecting the aesthetics of the coastal environment, wildlife’s habitats and contaminating the food chain.