Cruising Association


Visit the Cruising Association on Stand J419 in Ocean Hall

Whether you are just starting out cruising UK waters, planning European Inland Waterways trips or planning blue water sailing adventures – the benefits of Cruising Association membership are many and varied.

As a member of the CA, you can embark on your cruising journey with confidence, knowing that our 6,400+ membership community spans the globe. Wherever your destination may be, chances are a CA member has ventured there before you. Harnessing this collective experience, we facilitate knowledge sharing to support your cruising.

We are your most valuable, knowledgeable and practical cruising asset, providing services, information, help and advice to our members … wherever you are.

Discover the CA

Step aboard the CA Stand J419 in Ocean Hall and immerse yourself in the world of sail and motor cruising, including:

CAptain’s Mate – our exclusive and award-winning app, boasting 20,000+ cruising reports across 7,500+ locations in 100+ countries worldwide. Uncover its vast and unrivalled potential with a live demo.

Advice – schedule a visit to one of our on-stand drop-in sessions from 1300-1630 hrs on 13, 14, 17 and 18 September to hear the latest insights on issues such as orca, VAT, regulatory and technical topics.

Explore cruising – if you are looking for inspiration on cruising locations, we will introduce you to the CA’s range of cruising guides, printed and online.

Crewing Service – whether you are seeking crew or looking to join a crew, discover opportunities spanning mid-week sailing and cruising in the UK to European passages, Atlantic crossings to legs on a circumnavigation. Visit between 1000-1800 hrs on 16, 18 or 19 September to hear more from our Crewing Service reps.

Plus – you can explore our Local and Cruising Sections, get details on our upcoming 2024/2025 event and lecture programme, discover our worldwide network, find out about our London clubhouse and much, much more.

And whilst you are visiting, make sure to grab a copy of our latest Cruising magazine and delve further into how the CA will enhance your cruising.

Cruising Almanac

The 2025 edition of the renowned CA Cruising Almanac will be launched during the show. Produced in partnership with Imray, the Cruising Almanac is trusted as the go-to reference for cruising in NW Europe. Save postage and pick up your 2025 copy at the show or buy from our online shop (£25 members / £35 non-members).


You can win big with our prizes!

Our open to all show prize could bag you a TeamO Offshore BackTow Lifejacket, Re-arming Kit and Tether Package donated by TeamO and worth £350. Simply drop by and enter any day of the show.

New members will automatically be entered into the daily prize of a Navionics Boating app 1-year subscription/renewal.

Plus, until 1500 hours on Wednesday 18 September 2024, members can still be in with a chance to win a Fendertex C-73 docking pack worth £1275 in our Big Summer Prize Draw. You can enter at the show too. The very next day we will open our Big Winter Prize Draw – watch this space for the announcement.

Get Social

The CA stand is always a hub to gather, discover what’s new, share experiences, catch up with friends and talk all things cruising.

Time your visit between 1000-1130 and members can kick start your day with on-stand tea, coffee, juice and biscuits. At the other end of the day, the CA invites members to unwind with a glass of wine and a mingle at our daily 1630-1730 happy hour.

Bag a Discount

CA members can access discounts from 100s of marine companies and service providers around the world. Ahead of the show, we will share a handy guide to navigate you direct to the companies who are exhibiting.

Membership Offer

You can’t put a price on the CA’s cruising expertise, but we can offer 20% off the first year of full membership (paying by Direct Debit) when you join at the show.

Or if you have a friend who’s a CA member, they can be rewarded for supporting your membership through our ‘Refer a Friend’ programme. You will receive 20% off the first year’s membership (when paying by Direct Debit), and your friend will receive a £20 voucher* for the CA shop and cabin accommodation. They will also be entered into September’s prize of a Yacht Electrical and Marine Systems course worth £250 from First Class Sailing.

Anyone who joins the CA at the show will receive a Premier Marinas keyring which gives access to the Premier lounge, and a complimentary hot drink.

Make a Difference

Join us in supporting the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI).The CA will be providing goodies for the daily NCI fundraising prize draws. Learn more about their vital work in the protection and preservation of life at sea and along the UK coastline and contribute to their fundraising.

Be Part of the CA

Since 1908, the CA has been at the heart of the world’s sail and motor cruising community as a leading provider of trustworthy knowledge and information. Join the CA and take your cruising to the next level.

*Voucher is valid for one year from issue

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