Forthcoming events

Carol Service & Supper

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 17:45 - 22:00
St Annes Church, Limehouse & CA House

Details to follow

Alexandroupolis or Bust, Neil and Pat Lynn

Thu, 08/01/2015 - 19:00 - 22:00
The Dog and Bear Hotel, Lenham

Thursday, 8th  January 2015 Neil and Pat Lynn "Alexandroupolis or Bust" !  All will be revealed in due course...............

Winter Warmers are held at: The Dog & Bear Hotel, The Square, Lenham ME17 2PG    01622 858219

Part of the Shepherd Neame Group situated 8 miles East of Maidstone off of the A20 in the village square. The food is very good and the staff are helpful and cheerful.....

It will help speed up service if you are able to telephone the Dog and Bear [01622 858219] and order your meal before 5pm. The menu can be found on their website.

A pleasant light, airy room located on the ground floor with theatre style seating for 50 persons Ample parking both behind in the car park or opposite in the Village Square

Baltic Party

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 12:00 - 16:00

Enjoy a Scandinavian-style meal, entertain or be entertained – come along and enjoy yourselves.  Advance booking necessary through the Section only (not via CA House) – forms will be available later in the autumn.

Med Section Boat Show Party

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 19:00 - 23:00
CA House

Details to follow.

North France and Channel Islands Seminar

Sat, 17/01/2015 (All day)
CA House

The North France and Channel Islands Seminar, 17th of January

The planning for this day is underway and we already have some excellent contributors lined up.

Further information will be added soon.

Please note: This date has been changed from the date listed in Cruising magazine.

Near and Far - Wessex section

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 19:30 - 22:00
Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue, Poole, BH14 8EH

An opportunity for members to share some of their cruising experiences and talk about their future plans.

Further details to follow.

Solent Winter Meeting January 23 2015

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 18:00 - 22:00
Water’s Edge Restaurant Mercury Marina Hamble

CA member Jeremy Batch is the invited Guest Speaker.

Jeremy is a very capable and knowledgeable speaker on several topics.

His topic yet to be decided but will be announced well before the event date.


Bar at 18.00 hrs


Meal at 19.00hrs - a 2-course supper


Jeremy's presentation from 20.00 hrs - to 22.00 hrs


Booking forms with the menu and prices will be sent to members by email and will be available on this website nearer the time.

SW Talk and Pub Lunch

Sat, 24/01/2015 - 10:30 - 15:30
Malpas, Village Hall and the Heron Inn Malpas, Cornwall

In the deep mid winter our speaker, Terry Marks, will be cheering us with warm, sunny looking photos and his experiences of cruising in Brittany, tea and coffee with posh buscuits will keep us going until we have lunch in the Heron after the talk where we can natter about all things sailing.

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory Course

Repeats every week until Tue Mar 17 2015 .
Tue, 27/01/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 03/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 17/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 24/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 10/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
Tue, 17/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
CA House

Details: This course is for those aspiring to blue water cruising and is ideal for holders of the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence who are preparing for their first ocean voyage. It is also suitable for those who enjoy and have a general interest and curiosity in navigation and how a one can find a position by using a sextant.
The course is run by First Class Sailing and full details can be found here.

Dates: 27 Jan, 3/10/17/24 Feb, 3/10/17 March and the weekend 21/22 March, 6.30 - 9.30 evenings (instructor available from 6pm), 10am - 5pm weekends

Duration:  8 evenings and 1 weekend

Cost: £360  - 20% discount for CA members. Members can find the Discount Code here.

Non-members joining the CA during the course (and paying by Direct Debit) will also receive the 20% discount.


Brittany: a Gallic Paradise, by Paul Brown

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 19:15 - 22:00
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

Brittany: a Gallic Paradise, by Paul Brown, 27/1/15

In July 2013 Paul and family cruised the stunning North Brittany coastline between Paimpol and Roscoff. The brief for the trip was to cross over from Poole, spend time ashore in as many places as possible, and return their Ovni, "Little Wing", safely to her home berth, all in the space of a three week break from work. They discovered a wonderful cruising ground with a great variety of idyllic, tranquil islands, small bustling harbours and winding rivers.

Illustrated with numerous pictures and video clips, Paul’s account will show why this small region of France really is a Gallic paradise for South Coast sailors.

All CA members and Guests are very welcome.

Ticket price is £3.00 for CA & UTSC members and £5.00 for guests. All very welcome.

Bar Opens 19.15

Talk Starts 20.00

After parking please be careful crossing the railway - it is used every day all through the year.