Welcome to the Baltic Section

Formed in the year 2000 following the Baltic Millennium Rally, the Baltic section and now has an international membership of almost 1,000. Attracted by the area’s reputation for scenic beauty and cultural interest, each year many new skippers and crews set off for the first time whilst others overwinter and possibly stay for several years. Many turn to the CA’s Baltic section for information and advice.

Baltic Section's "Empire"

Baltic section looks after the interests of members sailing in the ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea - Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. With their Nordic links, Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands also form part of the section.

Where We Meet

During the winter the section provides a series of lectures and social events at CA House in London. One of the section's most important events is the full-day Baltic seminar in mid-February. In the summer rallies are organised in Baltic waters.

Being part of our Section

Members have access to a wealth of information which the section has accumulated and, through research and regular visits, together with the support of a network of over 30 local representatives, are kept informed about new legislation, changes to harbours, new publications, discounts available and much more. Baltic section provides cruising guides and cruising information documents on a range of topics needed by visiting boats. Information is available through the section's newsletter, website and the forum BalticNet. Members meet and make friends at rallies in the Baltic and meetings and social events in the UK.

The section represents the CA and UK on the Baltic Sea Cruising Network whose members are the major yachting organisations of the countries in the region. Delegates meet annually but maintain regular contact to exchange information. Associations have also been formed with many of these organisations enabling Baltic section members access to some private club facilities otherwise not available to the cruising yachtsman.

Forthcoming Events

Norway Information Day
Date: 21/11/2020

  Learn all about the practicalities of cruising in Norway - and view some of the spectacular scenery. Saturday 21st November 2020.  1100 to approx 1530.  CA House. Baltic...

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Social Evening and Rallies' Reunion
Date: 04/12/2020

Friendly social gathering with an opportunity to meet fellow Baltic sailors.   Friday 4th December 2020.  1900.  CA House   Further details to be posted later....

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Baltic Seminar
Date: 13/02/2021

  Saturday 13th February 2021.  0930 to approx. 1700.  CA House. Baltic Section's major event of the  year.  A must for those planning to visit the Baltic for the first...

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Baltic Information Day
Date: 06/03/2021

  Saturday 6th March 2021.  1100 to approx 1530.  CA House. Baltic Information Day.  This day will provide information on a specific Baltic country.  Presentations by...

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To see all seminars and lectures see here, or the calendar of all events see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretaries, Graham and Fay Cattell, at or
CA staff at or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

Cruising Sections


Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.


Covers Western France, Spain and Portugal as well as crossing Biscay. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Blue Water

For those sailing outside of European waters. Holds a popular Blue Water seminar in the summer.


Covers waters from Land’s End to Cape Wrath. Meets at various west coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.


For those cruising the south coast of the UK, Channel Islands, and France from the Belgian border to NW Brittany. Holds an annual seminar and summer rally/cruise-in-company.

European Inland Waterways

Covers over 30,000 km of navigable rivers and canals passing through over 20 countries. Annual seminar and lunch each autumn at CA House.


Covers the Mediterranean from Spain and Morocco in the west to the Levant in the east, and includes the Black Sea. Meets at CA House in the winter, and afloat in the summer.

North Sea

Covers the UK, Belgian and Dutch coasts. Meets at East Coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Local / UK Sections


For members who live in Australia and New Zealand and who sail in the Northern Hemisphere.

CA London

CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.

East Midlands

Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.


Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.


Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.


Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.

South West

For members living in or cruising the areas from Portland Bill to the Isles of Scilly and along the north coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to Bristol.


Joint meetings are arranged with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone.

Thames Valley

Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.


Talks are held at Lilliput Sailing Club, Poole.

West Midlands

Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.

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