Cruising Association


Visit the CA at Southampton International Boat Show – 15-24 September 2023

The Cruising Association (CA) will be based on stand J419 in Ocean Hall with plenty on for all to enjoy.

The Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS) is a great opportunity to catch up with the CA and we are excited to welcome members and non-members to drop by the CA stand throughout the day to talk all things cruising.

Here is a preview of what the CA has in store for you:

  • Members who arrive early can kick start your day with on-stand tea, coffee, juice and biscuits from 1000-1100 hrs.
  • We have plenty of prizes for members and non-members to get excited about, including:
  • Every day of the show, new members will be entered into the daily prize of a 1-year subscription to the Navionics Boating app,
  • ICOM is donating the show prize of an IC-M94DE VHF Marine Transceiver with DSC & AIS Receiver worth £389.99 + VAT,
  • Marine Products Direct is our partner for the members’ Big Winter Prize Draw worth £1679.00. The prize will be announced on the opening day, Friday 15 September.
  • We will have comprehensive on-stand information to showcase how we help our members make the most of their time on the water – from inland waterways to bluewater.
  • Take advantage of an online tour of our exclusive to members CAptain’s Mate, featuring 20,000+ cruising reports in 7,500+ locations spanning over 100 countries.
  • Our experts will present a series of talks on the Foredeck Stage, covering Channel Paperwork, the CA orca project and a Q&A with sailor and world record breaker Jeanne Socrates:
  • Monday 18 September / 1500-1530 hrs – Channel Crossing Procedures – Processes & Experience with Bob Garrett, CA Joint Channel Section Secretary
  • Thursday 21 September / 1530-1600 hrs – celebrating ‘Women in Marine’ day, the CA and Practical Boat Owner magazine will be in conversation with world record breaker and CA member Jeanne Socrates
  • Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September / 1600-1630 hrs – Orca and Yachts: What has been learnt over the past 4 years by John Burbeck, CA Orca Project Lead
  • You can pick up the 2024 edition of the renowned CA Cruising Almanac, at just £25 for members and £35 for non-members, along with other CA goodies.
  • There will be plenty of CA Marine Partners at the show, so members can check our easy guide (available soon) to find them and enjoy your member discounts.
  • After a busy day, the CA invites members to unwind and mingle during our daily 1630-1730 happy hour.

Visitors to the CA stand can also uncover the wealth of knowledge and events provided by the Local and Cruising Sections, get details on our upcoming 2023/2024 event and lecture programme. Find out about our London clubhouse facilities and much, much more.

Come and discover what the CA can do to enhance your time on the water – our team will be delighted to help.

Save the date, mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you soon on stand J419 at SIBS.

New Member Offer

The CA is offering membership discounts throughout the show, with up to 20% off (when paying by Direct Debit) the first year of full membership and there is no joining fee. New members will also receive a complimentary CA Burgee and an invitation to our welcome seminar at the CA House in London.

Buy your Boat Show ticket

CA members can access discounted tickets at £17.99 per person, compared to the normal £32.00 ticket price.

About the Cruising Association

Whether you’re just starting out and cruising in UK waters, planning to journey under power along the inland waterways of Europe or a seasoned boat owner heading for more distant shores and blue water sailing, the benefits of Cruising Association membership are many and varied. The CA is your most valuable, knowledgeable and practical cruising asset, providing information, online tools and resources to members. We are here to help you on your cruising journey – wherever you are in the world.

Well-known names associated with the CA include HRH The Princess Royal and the CA’s Patron, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Supporters also include Mike Golding, Tom Cunliffe, Jeanne Socrates and Don Street, amongst others.

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