Forthcoming events

Sailing Rally meet

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 08:00 - 22:00

Sailing Rallies

Having had no responses on the Whitehaven Rally. I think it would be best to cancel the event for this year.  Please come to the Autumn Meeting at Orrell on October 19th, and we can fix up the meetings for 2015.

Any suggestions?
 Please e-mail

Blue Water Section - Summer Sunday Lunch & Talk

Sun, 10/08/2014 - 12:00 - 19:00





 A social event for Blue Water sailors (current/past/dreaming) to meet other like-minded members. Buffet lunch with an illustrated talk by Mike & Anne Hartshorn entitled Cruising the East Coast (USA) from Maine to Key West, during the afternoon. Bar opens at 12 noon.

Cost £15 (lunch & Talk) : £4 (£7 non-member) talk only. Please email Jeremy on or telephone 020 7537 2828. to register your interest.

Payment to CA office to confirm your lunch/talk place. 

ALL C.A. members and also non-members are welcome to attend the lunch and/or talk.

CA London club supper night

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 19:00 - 22:30
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. August's supper is on Wednesday 13th, 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.



Med Section Summer Party

Sat, 16/08/2014 - 12:30 - 16:00
Shipton Under Wychwood (Nr. Burford, Oxon)

Summer Party

We would like to invite you all to this year’s Mediterranean Section  Summer Party which will be held on Saturday 16th August  from 12.30pm at the home of Jane Murphy and Jeremy Harris in Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxon.  Shipton-under-Wychwood is on the A361 some 4 miles north east of Burford and 6 miles south west of Chipping Norton. This area of the Cotswolds is accessible from both the M40 and M5.   

The cost is £12 per head which covers the cost of drinks and party expenses. Participants are asked to bring a dish, (sweet or savoury). If you have a favourite dish that you would like to bring please let Peggie know when booking.

If you would like to come, please fill in your details on the attached flyer and send it to Peggie along with your cheque. You can also e-mail Peggie at

We hope that the weather will be good enough for us all to sit out in Jane’s garden so, if you have them, please could you bring your picnic table and chairs.

Hope to see you there.

Peggie Manton / Anne Lovejoy

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Kent Summer Rally to Sandwich

Sat, 23/08/2014 (All day) - Mon, 25/08/2014 (All day)

Sandwich on the River Stour 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.

Sandwich has recently been declared the ‘most complete medieval town in England’.


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SW Summer 'Meet Afloat'

Thu, 28/08/2014 - 16:00 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:00
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 /, 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

Wed, 17/09/2014 - 19:00 - 22:30
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

Sat, 20/09/2014 - 12:00 - Sun, 21/09/2014 - 12:00
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.



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

SW Laying-up Lunch

Sat, 11/10/2014 - 10:30 - 15:30
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 or or ring Jill Trew 01579 382451/07818 002624.

The Celtic section Autumn Meeting, 19th of October

Sun, 19/10/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
The Mount, Orrell, Wigan, just off the M6, Junction 26

CA New Celtic Section

The Celtic Section came to life in the Autumn of 2013, following the
successful launch of the North Sea Section the previous year. It fills the gap in services
around the UK for Members who had hitherto no CA section of their own. While the section
spans the length of UK, many of its sailors have routinely ventured from one end to the other,
judging by the provenance of boats which I see in Oban and the Western Isles.

Loch Scavaig, SkyeErraid incl Tinker’s Hole

Section Meetings
Since the launch at CA House, the section has been joined by around 140 members from all
over UK and beyond, many of whom travel considerable distances to their boat on the West
Coast. Compromise is therefore needed and we held the Launch Meeting in London, and will
have successive meetings London and in different parts of the Western side of UK, aiming
initially to keep to the M5/M6/M74 corridor for ease of access.

The Autumn Meeting of the Celtic Section will be an all day meeting on
Electronic aids to Navigation and Sailing”. It will be held on Sunday October 19th at The
Mount, Orrell, Wigan, just off Junction 26 of the M6. It has an associated Premier Inn.

Bob Bradfield “How to use Antares Charts” Bob performs
the surveys for, and distributes Antares Charts which give up to date details of Scottish West
Coast Anchorages and Pilotage notes for the Yachtsman. Visit his comprehensive website at for a preview and come to the meeting for a practical
workshop. Bob’s new boat (from his website)

‘Otter’ - base for surveying from 2014 - do call
us up if you see us.

David Lovejoy "What the CA can do for you?"
Dave will demonstrate our app 'CAptain's Mate' and explain other ways in
which the CA supports its members wherever they cruise.

We will have 2 further speakers for the day, both on the
theme of new electronic aids.

Ticket price: £20.00 for CA members and £30.00 for guests.
Ticket price includes Morning Tea & Coffee & Biscuits, Hot Buffet Lunch and afternoon Tea.
Guests who join on the day ( and sign a direct debit mandate ) will receive £10.00 discount on
their ticket price plus a free CA Burgee and won’t have to pay the joining fee, (a saving of
around £38.00 ).

Registration will start at 10.00 and talks start at 10.30.

The meeting will finish by 16.00.

Details on how to book a place on this seminar will be added soon.

Douglas Newton, Celtic Secretary