Forthcoming events

Supper and Talk

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:00 - 21:30
Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Annes Battery, Plymouth.

The bar is open from 18.00, supper is at 19.00pm and must be booked beforehand. Bill Ricketts is our speaker he has taken part as skipper in the Three Peaks Yacht Race on several occasions with some success, we will hear about the preparations as well as the race itself which involves some intrepid passages whatever the weather. We lookforward to welcoming many members and their guests to this interesting talk.

Please book by emailing

Cruising the Brittany Canals

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
CA House

Cruising the Brittany Canals, by Alec Macpherson

British boats are a rare sight on Brittany's canals according to Alec. This network of sheltered inland waterways originally began construction on the orders of Napoleon as an alternative to poor local roads for transporting heavy goods. Now it is a superb facility for boaters, cyclists, walkers, horse riders and fishermen. Alec and wife Cate have spent 10 seasons cruising this delightful area in their 33ft Fairey Super Swordsman, Yo Ho Ho and this talk aims to encourage more of us to discover its charms.

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

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs


Social Evening and Rallies Reunion

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

An opportunity for everyone to meet and renew old friendships.   If you have attended any of the Baltiic Rallies starting

with the Millennium Rally do come along - and particularly if you were part of Kuressaare 2014. Not just for rallygoers

though - all Baltic Section members are welcome.  Just come along to share your experiences of Baltic sailing.  Meals and drinks

can be purchased from the bar.

Admission free to CA members.  Non-members £7.00.    

Essex section Christmas dinner

Sat, 06/12/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Blackwater Sailing Club

Christmas dinner with the opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

Further details to follow.

A Quick Dash for the Horn, Paul Heiney

Sat, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 22:00
Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Suffolk

For three years, long-standing CA member Paul Heiney sailed to the depths of South America on a cruise which eventually took him round the infamous Cape Horn. It is one of sailing’s most feared, yet respected headlands. He will tell us the story of his Cape Horn adventure during which he clocked up 18,000 miles and explains why a ‘quick dash’ is the only way to do it.

But there are many stories to tell of his passage south, and the ocean legs which he sailed single-handed, and of his 6,000 mile solo passage back home, which reached a climax of the Azores with his ‘rescue’ in unseasonable conditions.

It is a lecture lavishly illustrated with video footage taken on the voyage

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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Wessex section Christmas Lunch

Sun, 07/12/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
Parkstone Yacht Club, Pearce Avenue, Poole, BH14 8EH

Our traditional Sunday lunch at Parkstone Yacht Club is a relaxed and informal occasion. Excellent food at club prices in a fine setting with convivial company makes if a good way to start the festive season.

9th December 2014, Christmas Meal

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 19:00 - 20:00
Severn Motor Yacht Club

9th December 2014, Christmas Meal to be held at the Severn Motor Yacht Club.


Starter: Prawn Cocktail or Soup, 

Main: Carvery of Beef or Turkey with trimmings,

Pudding:  Pavlova or Christmas Pudding

£12 /head

Deadline for numbers 30th November


Cruising the Turquoise Coast of Turkey

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
CA House

Cruising the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, by Bill Anstead

Bill and wife Chris cruised to the Mediterranean from England in Ulendo V, their Wauquiez Centurion 40, reaching Turkey after five years in 2011 and exploring its SW coast for the next two. They rate Turkey among the best cruising areas in the Med. It is one of the foremost countries in the world seeking to protect its environment on land, sea and air, through many laws and regulations, which are in varying stages of development and implementation. As well as illustrating the enjoyment to be had cruising this coast, the talk will give an update on how these are implemented, how they affect the cruiser, and the latest on checking the boat and crew in and out between Turkey and the nearby Greek islands.

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

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs


Grand Tour, James and Carol Littlewood

Thu, 11/12/2014 - 19:00 - 22:00
The Dog and Bear Hotel, Lenham

Thursday, 11th December 2014, James and Carol Littlewood

This year James and Carol converted from sail to motor and will relate their experience and how they were welcomed by the Dutch air force as they approached Vlissingen. They will tell us of the Grand Tour. Into Belgium via the Gent Terneuzen Canal, then the Meuse, Canal De L'Est, the Mosel and back via the Rhine and Rotterdam.

James has his own inimitable style, so I am sure that it will prove a good pre Christmas treat !!!

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

Solent Winter Meeting December 12 2014

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:00 - 22:00
Water’s Edge Restaurant Mercury Marina Hamble

Pre-Christmas Dinner Meeting

With a festive feel. 

Bar at 18.00 hrs

Meal at 19.30 hrs - a 3-course dinner with some Christmas flavours to the evening thrown in!

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