date:Fri, 24/05/2013 (All day)
place:‘De Big Fish’ restaurant in Prickly Bay
May 24-31: Grenada:
During this week a day will be set aside for a ‘laying-up’ dinner at ‘De Big Fish’ restaurant in Prickly Bay.
Exact details to follow but to register your interest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
date:Fri, 31/05/2013 - 16:00 - Sun, 02/06/2013 - 22:00
place:River Fal Estuary and Truro River
We are holding another rally in the Fal Estuary, so please make sure the sun shines this time and come and join us! Convivial company, exploring the estuary, costal and river walks, good food ashore and a pontoon party are all planned, details and a registration form are attached.
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date:Fri, 07/06/2013 (All day) - Sat, 22/06/2013 (All day)
Port Louis June 7th 8th 9th Boats Assemble
Arrive at your convenience at the marina at Port Louis in the shelter of the Citadel which houses two museums, a small maritime museum and a larger one showing the history of Lorient and its trade with the East. Last year, we visited the Ste-Aimée restaurant for an excellent workers’ lunch. There are frequent ferries from here to Lorient itself.
Etel June 10th 11th
We are hoping that the weather and swell will permit us to cross the bar into the river under the guidance of the ladies who pilot the boats from the semaphore ashore.
Le Palais Belle Ile June 12th 13th
The island is delightful and facilities in the basin now include water and power. Here is the only citadel in France in private ownership. Beyond Le Palais, there is excellent walking and cycling.
Port Haliguen June 14th 15th 16th
From here we should be able to sail to Houat and Hoëdic. If the conditions are good, we could anchor overnight. The Quiberon Peninsula protects the bay from the swell, thus providing good sailing conditions for a good passage to
Le Crouesty June 17th
This is an opportunity to refuel and replenish stores preparatory to spending a few days exploring the Morbihan and the Auray River.
June 18 th – 20th The Morbihan and Auray
It looks like there will be too many of us to sail together, so we will suggest some possible anchorages and you may find a quiet spot in the shelter of one of the islands. There are shops, restaurants and cafés on the Ile d’Arz and Ile aux Moines, a daily morning market at Auray. If you prefer paper charts, it would be a good idea to invest in a large scale one.
Vannes June 21th 22nd
Working ones way up to Vannes is almost a rite de passage, turn to port at the pink house. One of Brittany’s most attractive historic towns, the area around the marina was renovated a few years ago, so that the traffic is kept further away and there is a new capitainerie with excellent facilities. Our stay here should provide a fitting climax to the first Biscay Cruise in Company.
This is very much a pottering cruise, there are no long passages between ports. There are still a few places remaining.
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date:Sat, 08/06/2013 - 12:00 - Sun, 09/06/2013 - 12:00
place:Itchenor Chichester Harbour
Addition to Solent Summer Programme – Itchenor Meet on 8th June 2013
Member Alethea Truin has volunteered to be the Organiser of a Meet on Saturday June 8th at Chichester Harbour, so we hope you will feel you want to come and support her, if you are free.
The Meet is on the Chichester Harbour Master’s Pontoon, Itchenor Reach with dinner in the evening at Itchenor Sailing Club where after the meal we will have two of the Ballina Whalers with us to entertain the party with Shanties.
HW Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Saturday June 8th is 12.21 BST & Sunday 9th 13.00 BST
Alethea says she will have a dory available to provide a ferry to the Clubhouse and back from the pontoon.
Booking for Itchenor Meet
A booking form to available by clicking on the attachement below
Booking can be done by letting us have your booking form by post (print, fill in and post with cheque in the usual way) or pay on-line by internet banking.
Please book as soon as possible so we can judge the numbers for the pontoon and the Club for dinner.
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date:Sat, 29/06/2013 (All day) - Sat, 06/07/2013 (All day)
place:River Orwell to Ostend
NORTH SEA SECTION 2013 RALLY & CRUISE IN COMPANY
Rally at RHYC, Woolverstone, River Orwell , Suffolk Saturday 29 June – Sunday 30 June
With cruise in company to Ostend and Antwerp Monday 1 July – Saturday 6 July
The secretaries of the North Sea Section warmly invite you to join our 2 day rally at Woolverstone to meet fellow members and exchange experiences on the many delights of cruising the North Sea area.
Participants, with or without boats, should assemble at the RHYC from midday on Saturday, and at approx 1600 hrs there will be a drinks reception on Yacht Joelle, with your two secretaries. At 1900 hrs supper will be taken at the newly rebuilt clubhouse of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.
On Sunday mid-morning a seminar will be conducted on Joelle into the techniques and equipment available for climbing your mast including a practical demonstration. This will be followed by a leisurely amble along the river bank for lunch at Pin Mill.
In the afternoon for those able to join the cruise in company to Ostend and Antwerp there will be a briefing and review of passage plans.
All CA members and their friends are welcome to the weekend rally - with or without boats.
Participants will settle all RHYC restaurant, bar charges and mooring fees directly.
A North Sea Section entry charge of just £5 per head will be payable on the day for participants to any part of the programme.
Saturday 29 June (HW Harwich: 17.14 BST)
Morning/ Afternoon: Arrival and berthing . Section secretaries on hand to take lines.
Sundown: Welcome drinks on Joelle
Evening: Supper at the RHYC.
Sunday 30 June (HW Harwich: 18.06 BST)
Mid Morning: Seminar and Demonstration of mast climbing.
Late Morning: Gentle meander to Pin Mill to take the view and refreshments.
Afternoon: Members not continuing with the cruise in company are welcome to remain enjoying the facilities and ambience of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.
Early Evening: For members continuing to Belgium, crew briefing in Clubhouse.
Cruise in Company – passage outline
On Monday an early departure to Ostend is envisaged to take advantage of tides. Tuesday is scheduled as a leisurely break in port. Wednesday, the fleet departs for Breskens and Antwerp - possibly stopping at Terneuzen depending on conditions and members’ inclinations. Arrival in Antwerp late Thursday is followed by a full day exploring the town on the Friday. Saturday disperse. Members may depart the cruise at any time.
Subject to members’ preferences and the weather, the outline itinerary will be:
Monday 1 July (HW Harwich: 06.44) Depart Woolverstone for Ostend at 06.00 BST
Tuesday 2 July: relaxing day in Ostend; breakfast crepes in a seafront cafe
Wednesday 3 July: coastal trip to Breskens. Supper in the lively clubhouse
Thursday 4 July: early departure for passage up the impressive Westerschelde to Antwerp
Friday 5 July: Introduction to the glories of Antwerp
Saturday 6 July: Rally formally ends
Any questions, please contact either:
Peter Gibbs at email: email@example.com, or
John Blakemore at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The booking form is attached below.
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date:Fri, 19/07/2013 (All day) - Fri, 26/07/2013 (All day)
place:Cherbourg and the Channel Islands
The dates are set, the tides have been consulted and the itinerary is as follows:
20-27th JULY 2013
Programme for the cruise:
- July 19/20th - Passage to Cherbourg and ‘The Gathering pontoon party’
- July 21st - Passage to St Peter Port
- July 22nd - Day on Guernsey and evening Safari supper
- July 23rd - Passage to Jersey
- July 24th - Day on Jersey and evening Pimms Party
- July 25th - Passage to St Cast
- July 26th - Day in St Cast, Pontoon Olympics and End of Cruise Dinner
- July 27th - Disperse eastwards, westwards, back northwards or just loiter for the weekend
There may be opportunities for crossing the channel in company, dependant upon participants. Please contact the section secretaries via email@example.com to find out more.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - In order to register your interest for the Cruise in Company please either:
- register on-line (if you are a CA member) here, or
- download, complete and return the form below to .
Please register as soon as possible as we need to ensure each vessel has adequate insurance.
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date:Sat, 10/08/2013 - 12:30 - 16:00
place:Nr. Sevenoaks, Kent
Once again Angela and Bernard De Saulles have very kindly offered to host our Med Section Summer Party at their home near Sevenoaks, Kent
Further details will follow in July.
date:Sat, 17/08/2013 - 09:00 - Sun, 18/08/2013 - 18:00
Blue Water Weekend : Seminar & Annual Sunday Lunch : August 17th & 18th
The Blue Water Seminar to be held at CA House on Saturday 17th August. We now have confirmed presentations from Vyv Cox, Sandy Duker, Paul Heiney, Bernie Smallman, Sue Sutherland and Tony Warr. The subjects to be covered are Medical matters; Food provisioning, care & cooking; MyCA and CAptains mate; Diesel Care and Concerns; Cruising Reality and Minimising the Effect of Potential Boat Problems.
Insurance is always a matter of interest so we also plan to include a specialist speaker with practical advice on insurance and claims advice, we are hoping to have a professional weatherman along too.
To make a weekend of it join us the next day, 18th, for our Annual Sunday Lunch meeting also at CA House. We gather from 12noon talk talk with like-minded people about future plans, adventures we have had, discuss equipment, different anchorages etc.etc. plus ‘the one that got away’.
There will be a talk after the buffet lunch by Tim Barker about his cruise in Mina2, an Oyster 485, from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands, Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego in the austral summer of 2011/12. Whilst describing their battering from hurricane force storms and dangerously close encounters with ice, the talk will be illustrated with photographs of the spectacular scenery and wildlife in these isolated cruising grounds.
This weekend is open to ALL members & also Non-members, the only difference being is the price! Any non-members joining on the day, Saturday, will get a reduction in their 1st Year’s direct debit subscription, please contact the secretariat on for more information and to book a place at either one or both events.
date:Sat, 14/09/2013 (All day) - Sun, 15/09/2013 (All day)
An autumn coastal rally is planned to this popular Suffolk town and home of Adnam’s brewery, lead by the section secretaries and departing from the Orwell early on Saturday 14th September, dispersing the next day. Dining in the clubhouse or in town will be arranged to suit demand.
Mooring spaces on the River Blyth are limited so please indicate interest now so that we can start to make berthing arrangements.
This event is being organised by the North Sea section. All enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org please.
date:Sat, 21/09/2013 (All day)
Few want to climb their mast, but at some point every skipper needs to. Often the person needed at the top is the one you least want to haul up there, so let them climb. If you can walk upstairs and carry a kit bag, you can learn to climb your mast.
The course held on the 10th of March was fully booked.
Due to popular demand we are planning to run two further sessions later in the year, outside on a boat on the 21st of September and on the 17th of November, inside. This course is limited to 8 people.
Cost: £70 for members and and £80 for non-members.
Please contact Barney Green to express your interest mastclimbingschoolCA@highersafety.org or call 07900 217632. These courses get booked up very quickly, so we advise you to contact Barney as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.