Forthcoming events
 

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory Course

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

 

Gunkholing to the Isles of Scilly

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Tue, 17/02/2015 - 19:30 - 22:00
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Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue, Poole, BH14 8EH

Many try to get there, not all succeed. An illustrated talk by Peter Brown on a successful family cruise in ‘home waters’, as a change from our foreign cruising talks.

Med Section Meeting & Talk

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Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:45 - 22:00
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CA House

Details to follow.

Solent Winter Meeting February 20 2015

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Fri, 20/02/2015 - 18:00 - 22:00
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Water’s Edge Restaurant Mercury Marina Hamble

Speaker to be arranged

Please note:- The location of this meeting may be changed - please watch this space!

Bar at 18.00 hrs

Meal at 19.00hrs - a 2-course supper

Speaker's presentation from 20.00 hrs - to 22.00 hrs

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

RYA Sea Survival Course

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Sat, 21/02/2015 - 09:30 - 18:00
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CA House and a swimming pool

Date: 21st February 9.30am - 6pm

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.

The second element is in a swimming pool. There, wearing clothes, you will put on our lifejackets and practice boarding a liferaft from the water. A lot of fun and quite revealing how difficult it would be in extremis.
The course is run by First Class Sailing and full details can be found here.

Cost: £140 - 10% discount for CA members. Members can find the discount code here

Diesel Engine Maintenance Course

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Sat, 21/02/2015 - 10:00 - 17:00
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CA House

Dates: 21st February 10am - 5pm

Details: The RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Course is all classroom based. It teaches you how an engine works and how to keep it healthy by using basic checks and maintenance procedures. It introduces the fuel, cooling and lubrication systems, as well as essential maintenance, fault recognition and "get you home" techniques. Our course uses Volvo Penta and Lister/Petter engines. No previous knowledge of engines is required.
The course is run by First Class Sailing and full details can be found here.

Cost: £110 - 10% discount for CA members. Members can find the Discount code here

River Cruising in Western Europe, James Littlewood

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Sat, 21/02/2015 - 19:00 - 22:00
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Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Suffolk

River Cruising in Western Europe, James Littlewood

James is known for his witty, well  illustrated talks. He & Carol have exchanged their yacht Paddington lV for a complete home, set in a powerful motor cruiser Paddington V. They plan to travel to Berlin & beyond. James will tell us of the changes between yacht &. Motor cruiser, and something of their voyaging in the last year

Bar open 18:00, Meal at 18:45, Talk 20:00

More details to follow soon.

RYA Day Skipper Theory course

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Repeats every week until Mon Mar 09 2015 .
Mon, 26/01/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 09/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 16/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 23/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 02/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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CA House

Dates: 26th Jan, 2/9/16/23 Feb., 2/9 March and the weekend 14/15 March, 6.30 - 9.30 evenings (instructor available from 6pm), 10am - 5pm weekends

Details: The Day Skipper theory course is ideal for someone interested in learning how to sail or for someone that knows how to sail already but hasn't really done any navigation. This is a shore based course, so all the lessons will be carried out in CA House. The course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

The course is run by First Class Sailing and full details can be found here.

Duration:  7 evenings and 1 weekend

Cost: £345  - 20% discount for CA members. Members can find the Discount Code here.

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Theory Course

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Tue, 27/01/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 03/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 10/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 17/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 10/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Tue, 17/03/2015 - 18:30 - 21:30
place: 
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.

 

Girls' Guide to the Southern Ocean

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:15 - 22:00
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Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

Girls’ Guide to the Southern Ocean, by Linda Crewe-Gee

Linda realised a dream when she joined Tecla, a traditional Dutch tall ship, for a voyage from Auckland across the Southern Ocean via Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands. Although no novice, this was very different from the sort of sailing Linda had previously experienced. The four permanent crew and nine volunteers needed true teamwork, a lot of energy, and occasionally no little nerve. Wild weather, hard physical work and odd mishaps notwithstanding, the voyage fulfilled her friend’s parting blessing: “May the ocean be beautiful, awesome and kind.” Come and hear her inspiring story.

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.

Please note this Talk is different from the original one advertised in our Thames Valley programme and in the December issue of Cruising.