Forthcoming events
 

Kent Summer Rally to Sandwich

date: 
Sat, 23/08/2014 (All day) - Mon, 25/08/2014 (All day)
place: 
Sandwich, Kent

Kent Summer Rally to Sandwich -  23rd 24th 25th August 2014

The Sandwich Rally is being held over the Sandwich Festival Weekend and sees a host of free outdoor concerts; motor cycle and classic car meets; market stalls; the famous Sandwich duck race, to name but a few of the events taking place. We will be moored on the Town Quay just below the old Toll Bridge on the River Stour. Sandwich was a Saxon stronghold first mentioned in AD664 to its role as a Cinque Port. Sandwich is richly woven with history and traditions. Sandwich was the first town in Britain to have a preservation order placed on the entire town and has recently been declared the ‘most complete Medieval town in England’.

For anyone attending, needing or happy to take on an extra crew member Ian Barclay is keen to secure a berth. Ian has a long standing ambition to sail into Sandwich. Ian is a member of the crewing service and can be contacted by email: ianbarclay2000@yahoo.co.uk

Please see attachments below for further details.

 

 

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Help Directory APR14.doc51 KB
Pilotage details.docx21.88 KB
Sandwich Chartlet APR13.docx128.14 KB
Sandwich Festival Rally 2014.doc45 KB
Sandwich Rally Tides 2014.pdf37.38 KB
Summer [2] 2014.pdf509.91 KB

SW Summer 'Meet Afloat'

date: 
Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:00 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:00
place: 
The Isles of Scilly

We will, subject to the weather, gather in The Isles of Scilly, initially in St Mary's Harbour, this will be a relaxed, plan as we go ‘meet’ visiting other anchorages, let’s hope the weather is kind to us. To let us know you are interested in coming and joining us please email south-west@cruising.org.uk / dennjord@yahoo.co.uk, or ring/text Jill Trew on 07818 002624, futher details of where to rendevous and contact information for others hoping to attend can then be sent. Thank you.

CA London club supper night

date: 
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 19:00 - 22:30
place: 
CA House


CA London club supper night

We have arranged with Agnieszka that over the summer one Wednesday in the month will be CA London club supper night in the CA House bar. She will offer a couple of specials on the menu and we’ll pull a long table together and get to know each other better. September's supper is on Wednesday 17th, timing 7pm for 7.30pm. Please let us know if you are planning to come along by emailing us on by 5pm on the Tuesday.


CA Solent Gins Farm Beaulieu River Meet

date: 
Sat, 20/09/2014 - 12:00 - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 12:00
place: 
Beaulieu River

This is the Section’s last Meet of the summer of 2014 and is to be held at Gins Farm on the lovely Beaulieu River at the much appreciated courtesy of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club.

The Beaulieu River is often regarded as the most attractive scene in the Solent.

On the previous day and evening, namely Friday 19th some boats muster in Newtown Creek. If you plan on coming please let either Alec Macpherson (Gins Farm Meet organiser, or the Section Secretaries Tim and Liz Dodwell know.

On Saturday 20th at Gins Farm, the Meet Organisers, Cate and Alec request the pleasure of your company for a ‘Sharpener’ on the Pontoon beside their boat Yo Ho Ho at 1800.

This will be followed by a three course dinner with coffee in the Clubhouse at 1930 and the cost for this pre-booked enjoyment is £22 per head, payable please note, when you make your booking with the organisers.

The Menu consists of:-

  • Pate of duck livers with beetroot chutney and toasted brioche
  •  Roast breast of corn-fed chicken, fondant potatoes and pesto cream sauce, with seasonal vegetables

  •  Red wine poached pear, Chantilly and caramelised puff pastry

  •  Coffee and mints

  •  A vegetarian option is available if requested in advance

The Yacht Club will be open from 1800 for members' use.

There is some berthing on the club pontoon and more on river pontoon (with no shore access) or on swinging moorings. 

If you are allocated a river or buoy mooring, the services of the Club Boatswain and launch will be free of charge up to 18.00, and to return to your yacht after dinner you will need to pre-book this with the organiser but pay him on the night up to £2.50pp for this service.

You are very welcome to book to attend this Meet using the Booking Form in the attachment below.

Notes on Bookings:-

  • Numbers are restricted with bookings on a first come first served basis, so you are asked to book early!
  • Please note telephone bookings are not wanted.

  • Please return your booking form with your cheque, and include a S.A.E. or email address, to the organisers by Friday 12 September.

 

 

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CA Solent Gins Farm Meet 20 Sept 14 Booking Form233.28 KB

Memories of a Barging Life

date: 
Wed, 01/10/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

Memories of a barging life, by Jim Lawrence

Jim Lawrence started his career during the war years when, aged 15, he joined the barge Gladys as the third hand. His first job was to climb the hundred foot mast to put up a new flag. By 19 he had become a skipper in his own right. Jim is a well known raconteur, and in this talk he will relate many of his observations and adventures from the days of trading around the Thames Estuary under sail.

Individual lecture tickets: Members £4.00 , Non-members £7.00. Season tickets available.

To book contact the CA Office. Tel: 0207 537 2828 or email office@cruising.org.uk

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs

Girls’ Guide to the Southern Ocean

date: 
Wed, 08/10/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

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.

Individual lecture tickets: Members £4.00 , Non-members £7.00. Season tickets available.

To book contact the CA Office. Tel: 0207 537 2828 or email office@cruising.org.uk

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs

Kent Winter Warmer: Captain Bill Sadler

date: 
Thu, 09/10/2014 - 19:00 - 22:00
place: 
The Dog and Bear Hotel, Lenham

Captain Bill Sadler Master of the Trinity House Vessel Patricia, Thursday 9th of October

We are fortunate to have Captain Bill Sadler Master of the Trinity House Vessel Patricia the Trinity House Flagship. The PATRICIA works around the coast of England, Wales and the Channel Islands undertaking aid to navigation maintenance work, towing, wreck location and marking amongst other projects. You can also enjoy a cruise with a difference joining her as a passenger and see how she completes her vital work.

 

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

SW Laying-up Lunch

date: 
Sat, 11/10/2014 - 10:30 - 15:30
place: 
The Mason's Arms, 5-7 Higher Bore St, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1JS

Our first date of the winter programme, a great Cornish pub, excellent food, and really interesting speakers, whats not to like! We will all be reflecting on our cruising season its joys and challenges, our speakers Mark and Helen Syrett spent two years circumnavigating the world, they will be talking about many reflections and aspects of their experiences either side of a Delicious Delights lunch. It will be a good day we hope you can join us. To book please email south_west@cruising.org.uk or dennjord@yahoo.co.uk or ring Jill Trew 01579 382451/07818 002624.

From Poole to Barra and Back

date: 
Tue, 14/10/2014 - 19:15 - 22:00
place: 
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

Michael Prewett, Poole to Barra and Back on Dolly, a Robert Tucker designed Sarum 28 is an account of a largely solo first-time cruise to the Outer Hebrides, hopefully capturing some of the flavour and magic of Ireland and the West coast of Scotland.

Bar Open:19.15

Talk starts 20.00

All CA members and guests very welcome.

CA members £3.00 and Guests £5.00

Directions: Four miles from junction 4 of the M40 and eight miles from junction 8/9 of the M4. From the A404(M), take the A4155 towards Bourne End. Shortly after entering the 30mph limit, take the first turning on the right (Coldmoorholme Lane). Once past the Spade Oak pub, turn left into Upper Thames Way (unmade road) and follow the road round to the car park.

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

 

East coast pilot

date: 
Wed, 15/10/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

East coast pilot, by Garth Cooper

Cruising the east coast is, to say the least, interesting. For the first timer it can appear daunting with its shallow waters, numerous sand banks, strong tides and highly changeable weather. Garth Cooper is one of the three east coast sailors who compile and write the East Coast Pilot, the bible for those seeking peace and quiet among the many swatchways, estuaries, rivers and creeks that make this, in his opinion, a second-to-none sailing ground.

This year Garth and his fellow authors Colin Jarman and Dick Holness have been ploughing furrows (in some cases quite literally) up and down the coast as they carry out the research needed to produce the fourth edition of this iconic book. It’s hard work, but it’s also fun and they get to meet some extraordinarily nice people in their travels.

Garth’s own career spans boat building, broadcasting, writing and editing. He’s consultant editor on Anglia Afloat and recently skippered one of the boats in the East Anglian Sailing Trust’s annual cruise for blind people – on his beloved East Coast!

Individual lecture tickets: Members £4.00 , Non-members £7.00. Season tickets available.

To book contact the CA Office. Tel: 0207 537 2828 or email office@cruising.org.uk

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs