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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.


CA launches a topical Soundings South West Podcast

With cruising sailors firmly anchored ashore in the face of the Covid-19 clampdown, the Cruising Association’s (CA) South West Section has launched a new podcast to keep maritime spirits lifted despite not being able to get afloat.

This is first in the new series of topical podcasts with a CA South-West focus but also including highly relevant information for anyone missing the sheer joy of messing about in boats.


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.

Covid-19: Information on Cruising Restrictions

Cruisers will be aware that Covid-19 presents a challenge to cruising unprecedented outside wartime. The situation and the measures being taken by various governments are fast moving. Cruisers are advised to follow these closely through the usual news media.


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.

Coronavirus: Temporary suspension of NCI Operations

The Board of Trustees of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) has reluctantly made the decision to suspend all current operations because of the ongoing Coronavirus situation.  As from midnight 18/03/20 all NCI stations have suspended watchkeeping duties and will remain closed until further notice.

18 March 2020


Refer a Friend Prize Draw: June 2020

ICOM are the generous promo partners for June’s ‘Refer a Friend’. Icom's range is available in fixed-base radio, vehicle mount radio and handheld radio formats. Valued at £165, the ICOM IC-M25 EURO Buoyant handheld marine VHF transceiver is a popular and capable handheld VHF radio. Read more here:

When and where to cruise? The CA advises on measures for consideration

The Cruising Association is advising its members to be aware that Covid-19 presents a challenge to cruising unprecedented outside wartime. The situation and the measures being taken by various governments are fast moving and members are advised to follow these measures closely through the usual news media.

In deciding whether and where to cruise, the CA’s RATS (Regulations and Technical Services) group advises the following should be considered:

The CA cruises into Cowes Week

We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of a new Club Cruiser Class trophy at this year’s Cowes Week regatta taking place from 8-15 August.

The Club Cruiser Trophy presented by the Cruising Association will be awarded to the overall winner of the Club Cruiser Class at the Prizegiving in Cowes on Friday 14 August. Watch out for the CA Class flags!

Covid-19 and CA Events

CA House is currently closed to visitors in line with Government advice.