Clifford Mickleburgh on a “Whistle Stop” tour of Europe in Dawn Owl. He spent 50% of his time on his own with Charlie (his dog), taking in Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern Germany, Poland, the Baltic and then home through the Kiel Canal and the Frisian Islands. Find out why Charlie was in the custody of the Berlin River Police!
This meeting will be held at:
The Dog & Bear Hotel
Baltic Seminar, Saturday 13th February 2016 at CA House
Baltic Seminar – A whole day event including presentations on Baltic sailing, country-specific stalls, bring and buy sale of charts and nautical equipment - a must for those going to the Baltic for the first time or anyone wishing to explore further. Buffet lunch included.
Prior booking direct to Baltic Section (not CA House) is essential. Numbers are limited so book early. Booking form below.
Summer of 2013, Ed and Frances Maggs sailed north from Essex in their gaff ketch Betty Alan. Hoping for Shetland, they got no further than Orkney. Nothing much happened, save for the re-creation of the Scuttling of the German High Seas fleet (with cardboard and fireworks), and the laying down of a lifetime’s memories of this most mystical and magical of landscapes. The log of their trip won the CA’s Dolphin Cup.
Date: Wednesday 17th of February. Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00 hrs
Details: This is a one day course held in a classroom and a swimming pool. You will learn about and handle safety equipment. You will learn how to use it in an emergency. This has two elements. It starts at 9.30am with a classroom based course. There you will learn about crucial safety equipment, flares, life-rafts, distress beacons, lifejackets. You will learn the use of and operation of them and actually have the opportunity to examine the equipment at close quarters.
Managing marine battery power, by Tony Cliff of Capitol Batteries
There is an astonishing range of equipment available today to make life safer, easier and more comfortable on the modern cruising yacht, whether it is electronic aids to navigation and communication or to keep the provisions fresh and make ice for the G+T. The thing they all have in common is the need for adequate power. In this talk, Tony will explain the secret life of batteries and how to ensure they are able to supply your needs afloat.