Visit the Cruising Association on stand J419 in Ocean Hall

Come and visit the Cruising Association on stand J419 in Ocean Hall and discover the vast knowledge we provide and our thriving cruising community.

Lucy Hyslop, CA General Manager, said, “Whether you’re just starting out and cruising in local waters, are planning to journey under power along the inland waterways of Europe or are a seasoned boat owner heading for more distant shores and blue water sailing, the benefits of CA membership are many and varied. We look forward to welcoming you.”

Cruising and Technical Advice

Our team will be on hand throughout the Boat Show and our dedicated drop-in sessions will share practical advice and answer your burning technical questions. We can guide you through a myriad of regulation and legislation topics, such as VAT, Brexit, craft registration, entry and exit formalities, navigation, electric propulsion, 90/180 stays, red diesel and any other questions which impact your boating. The drop-in sessions are open to all, member or non-member, from 1400-1630 hours on both Fridays and Saturdays of the Boat Show – 16, 17, 23 and 24 September 2022. Find out more about the expert advice provided by our Regulations and Technical Service group (RATS) at: http://www.theca.org.uk/public/rats

Supporting your cruising adventures, CA experts will also be giving talks on the Foredeck Stage, including:

  • Buying a Boat – various specialists – covering insurance, brokers and finance – along with members of the RATS team who will discuss VAT issues at 1200 on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Friday 23 September and 1130 on Saturday 24 September
  • About the CA – Derek Lumb, CA President will introduce the role and benefits of the CA at 1230 on Saturday 17 September
  • Channel Crossing – Bob Garrett will explain paperwork, processes and experiences on cruising to France followed by a Q&A at 1130 on Friday 23 September

CAptain’s Mate

Come and explore our exclusive to members cruising app. CAptain’s Mate provides an unrivalled breadth of information and cruising reports covering 6,500+ locations around the world, providing up to date, accurate and informative location data on anchorages, marinas, ports, harbours, boatyards and quays.

The app’s worldwide coverage across 77+ countries reflects our international membership, with 20,000+ member contributions and reports providing trusted first-hand insights and practical knowledge on locations and local interest. Find out more at http://www.theca.org.uk/public/captainsmate


There will be plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs on our stand for members and non-members, giving you the chance to ramp up your cruising life.

The CA is counting down to our Summer Big Prize Draw of a £2,000 AquaMarine voucher , which can be spent across AquaMarine’s entire product range, covering everything from safety, deck hardware, lighting, steering and controls, dinghy and outboard equipment, anchoring and mooring, technical apparel, water systems, cabin and galley and much more. During the show, CA members can enter the draw, which closes at 1200 hours on Wednesday 21 September, by visiting the CA stand.

The Winter Big Prize Draw will launch in partnership with Lalizas UK on 22 September, with members able to win £2,000 of products from their new Marine Equipment Selection Catalogue – watch this space.

Every day the CA will hold member-only on-stand draws offering a fantastic array of prizes to be won, in partnership with ASAP Supplies, ICOM, First Class Sailing, Imray, Gill, Marlow Ropes, Fernhurst Books, Topsail Insurance and Molton Brown, along with Cruising Association goodies.

Each day a newly signed-up member can win a Navionics Boating app one-year subscription, and all visitors to the stand can be in with a chance of winning the show prize draw for a VirCru Smart Boat System Launch Bundle + three months’ complimentary subscription, worth £280.

Membership Offers

The CA is offering membership discounts throughout the Boat Show, with 10% off* the first year of full membership and there is no joining fee. If you are a member of a partner Boat Owner Association/Club/Organisation or are referred by an existing member, the discount increases to 25%*. New members will also receive a complimentary CA Burgee and an invitation to our welcome seminar at the CA clubhouse in London. Find out more about the CA Member Benefits at http://www.theca.org.uk/public/benefits

Get Social

As always, members and non-members are invited to our on-stand hospitality from 1600 hours on Thursday 22 September 2022. Come and meet the team, catch up with cruising friends, talk all things boating and enjoy a few drinks.

(*paying by Direct Debit)

Discover the Cruising Association at http://www.theca.org.uk