What is The Cruising Association?
The Cruising Association is Britain's leading organisation for cruising sailors. With more than 5000 members across the globe, we provide services, information, help and advice to sailors worldwide. Founded in 1908 to meet the needs of cruising sailors, the CA has been a home to many of the great names in sailing. It publishes an almanac which covers the whole of the British Isles and Atlantic seaboard of Europe and has local representatives all over the world. The CA has 19 UK and worldwide Sections providing specialised knowledge and events wherever our members cruise.
The CA is a limited company run by a Council and a number of committees and groups, and has an administration team, lead by a General Manager, that runs the business of the Association. Our Patron is Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. There are various committees which organise everything from the Crewing Service to Cruising Seminars.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Situated next to the marina in Limehouse Basin in Central London, the CA's purpose-built headquarters, known as CA House, provides conference facilities, a restaurant and bar, cabins, as well as a world-class library and information centre. It is also the venue for CA London Lectures and CA RYA courses. From these headquarters, the day-to-day running of the Association is conducted and we have a professional administration team based in the building.
The CA website
Cruising sailors are mobile and much of the day-to-day activity of the Association is based around the web, which is run by volunteers using public source software and provides the means for all members to update it. The members area, MyCA, provides forums and much additional navigation and cruising information. If you require help on using the site, please follow the link, or see the sitemap.