Groups Near You
Wherever you live and cruise, check below to find a CA group near you. These are our ‘Sections’. Cruising Sections cover sea areas while local Sections are based around the UK. There’s also an Antipodean Section for members Down Under.
Members usually join at least two Sections, one near home and another where they cruise. However you can join as many, or as few, as you like. Joining a Section is free and lets you become involved in those events and discussions most relevant to you.
Cruising Sections have email nets; dedicated forums for members to exchange information. As a member you can access any forum at any time – whether you’re a Section member or not. You can choose to set up automatic forwarding of posts from any forum while a ‘cruising mode’ helps you control receipt of emails when airtime might be expensive or bandwidths constricted.
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.
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.
Covers Northern France from the Belgian border to Normandy and the South Coast of England. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring, and organises summer rallies.
European Inland Waterways
Covers over 30,000 km of navigable rivers and canals passing through over 20 countries. Meets spring and 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.
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 events are held at our Limehouse HQ.
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.
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.
Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.
Talks are held at Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole.
Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.
Forthcoming Section Events
Non-members are welcome to attend
World Cruising Seminar with Jimmy and Doina Cornell
The Suffolk Section of the Cruising Association (CA) is delighted to welcome back cruising guru Jimmy Cornell to the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Woolverstone, near Ipswich, on Saturday 3rd November....Read more
Essex Section Supper & Talk: Crossing The Thames Estuary
Essex Section Supper & Talk: Crossing The Thames Estuary Venue: Blackwater Sailing Club (map) Date: Saturday 3 November 2018 Time: 19:00 (supper), talk...Read more
Overview of UK boat sales and listings by Peter Norris, MD of Clarke and Carter Interyacht (Kent) Ltd
Peter will provide an overview of what’s happening to UK boat sales and listings over the last 12 months and to provide an insight to what is envisaged might happen when the UK leaves the EU in 2019...Read more