Forthcoming events
 

Solent Winter Meeting November 14 2014

date: 
Fri, 14/11/2014 - 18:00 - 22:00
place: 
Waters Edge Restaurant Mercury Marina Hamble

Photos and Reports from Members’ summer cruising

Members are invited to give short photgraphic presentations on their experiences cruising this summer 2014.

Bar at 18.00 hrs

Meal at 19.00hrs - a 2-course supper

Presentations from 20.00 hrs - to 22.00 hrs

If you wish to give a presentation please contact the Solent Section Secretaries for details well in advance of the date (contact details are on this website).

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

RYA Day Skipper Theory course

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Repeats every day until Sun Nov 16 2014 .
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
date: 
Sun, 16/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
place: 
CA House

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.

RYA Theory courses are run and managed by First Class Sailing. You can see full details and book this course here.

Dates: 30 September, 7/14/21/28 October, 4/11 November and the weekend 15/16 November

Duration: 7 evenings and 1 weekend

Cost: £345 - 20% Discount for CA Members.
Non-members joining the CA during the course (and paying by Direct Debit) will also receive the 20% discount. Members can find the Discount Code here.

European Inland Waterways Section Autumn Meeting

date: 
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 11:00 - 16:00
place: 
CA House

Our Autumn Meeting is on Saturday November 15 (Coffee 1030, Start 1100, Formal End 3.30 but conversations can continue as long as desired). The programme is not yet finalised but we plan to have talks on Belgium, the Netherlands and a voyage from Wales to Holland via the Somme and other places. Our website and the Captain's Mate app will also feature. We will, of course, have one of Agnieszka's lunches and end the programme with our usual "Tables of Expertise" accompanied by  "Bring and Buy" and "CA merchandise" tables.

Instead of a photograph competition this year we are simply inviting members to send John photographs which illustrate the joys or otherwise of cruising, which will be shown on a "loop" on the overhead projector at appropriate times ( jpeg photographs, less than 25 mbytes per email to jah293304@gmail.com please ).

The full programme will be issued in mid-October but bookings can be made from the middle of August through the CA office  (Cost £25 members, £35 to non-members, difference refunded if they join on the day).

A Stackie to London - the Thames Sailing Barge Dawn

date: 
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 18:00 - 22:00
place: 
Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Suffolk

A Stackie to London - the Story of the Thames Sailing Barge Dawn, by Gerard Swift

The Dawn Sailing Barge Trust was started by the late Capt. Gordon Swift. Gerard continued the restoration and the management and direction of the Trust.  Dawn is the last working example of a Thames Stack Barge built with a tiller and can still carry a cargo.

Gerard is the skipper and has tales to tell including the trip from Essex up the London River re-enacting the days of a Stackie with Griff Rys-Jones and TV crew.

You can see some details about Dawn on the Historic Ships Register here.

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

Cost: £13.50 Please see the attached form for details on how to book for this meeting.

 

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Early days of Barging, Jim Lawrence

date: 
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 19:00 - 22:00
place: 
Blackwater Sailing Club

Early days of Barging, Jim Lawrence

Meeting at the Blackwater Sailing Club. Jim Lawrence will give a powerpoint presentation on his “early days of barging” a worthwhile nostalgic trip to the good old days tinged with humour.

Meal at 19:00, talk at 20:00.

Further details and booking form to follow.

RYA Day Skipper Theory course

date: 
Sat, 15/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
date: 
Sun, 16/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
place: 
CA House

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.

RYA Theory courses are run and managed by First Class Sailing. You can see full details and book this course here.

Dates: 30 September, 7/14/21/28 October, 4/11 November and the weekend 15/16 November

Duration: 7 evenings and 1 weekend

Cost: £345 - 20% Discount for CA Members.
Non-members joining the CA during the course (and paying by Direct Debit) will also receive the 20% discount. Members can find the Discount Code here.

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course

date: 
Repeats every week until Mon Nov 24 2014 .
Mon, 06/10/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 13/10/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 20/10/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 27/10/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 03/11/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 10/11/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 17/11/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
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Mon, 24/11/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

Details: The Yachtmaster course is the next course on from the Day Skipper theory course. It goes into a lot more detail that which is covered in the Day Skipper theory course and is an advanced course in navigation techniques. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects covered on the Day Skipper Course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available.
The course is run by First Class Sailing. You can see full details and book the course here.

Dates: 6/13/20/27 October, 3/10/17/24 November and the weekend 29/30 November, 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.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch

date: 
Tue, 18/11/2014 - 19:30 - 22:00
place: 
Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue, Poole, BH14 8EH

The role of the MAIB is to contribute to safety at sea by determining the causes and circumstances of marine accidents. This talk by Nick Hanse, Marine Inspector, explains how this is achieved and will include leisure craft accident reports.

The bar opens at 18.00 hours and the talks start at 19.30 hours. There is adequate parking and guests are welcome

A double transit of the North West Passage

date: 
Wed, 19/11/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

A double transit of the North West Passage, by Rev Bob Shepton

Bob, an ex-Royal Marine and retired school chaplain, is an extraordinary sailor who has circumnavigated several times, sailing over 130,000 miles in every latitude from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and a climber who has scaled previously unclimbed arctic mountains to boot.

In July 2013, aged 78, Bob completed the unique feat of sailing his 33ft Westerly, Dodo's Delight, through the hostile Arctic conditions of the North West Passage in both directions in successive years.  Last year he faced extremely harsh conditions with 30-40 per cent more ice than usual and strong headwinds and was one of only three boats to make it through. But he still found time to carry out underwater filming for a Scottish marine biology consultancy to analyse the Arctic seabed flora on the way.

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

Autumn Meeting & Talk

date: 
Thu, 20/11/2014 - 18:45 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

Details to follow