Forthcoming events
 

Annual General Meeting

date: 
Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:30 - 21:30
place: 
CA House

Our AGM will be held at CA House on Wednesday November 26 at 6.30pm.

The nomination of any candidate who is willing to stand for Council membership, should be submitted either by letter or by e-mail (office@cruising.org.uk ) to the Company Secretary at CA House before Wednesday, October 15.

Any member, except an Honorary member or a Crewing Service member, is eligible to stand for election. A nomination must include:

  • the name of the nominee,
  • the names of the proposer and seconder, both of whom must be members,
  • the nominee’s written agreement to stand for election.

This Notice is by Order of Council and it is in accordance with Section 19 of the Articles of Association and Company Law.

The Articles of Association provide full information concerning nominations and can be found at: www.cruising.org.uk/about/organisation or sent to members by the General Manager upon request.

Beryl Chalmers

 


Would you like to stand for Council?

An organisation like the CA relies on willing volunteers to take on the roles of running everything from the sea area sections and special interest groups to the organisation itself.

New blood is always needed to maintain the vitality of the organisation and bring in fresh ideas. It’s time to start thinking about nominations for the AGM. Would you like to stand?

Please contact General Manager Beryl Chalmers or Chair of Council Judith Grimwade, for details of what is involved. Contact details are also in the Yearbook.

 

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course

date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Nov 30 2014 .
Sat, 29/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
date: 
Sun, 30/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
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, 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.

Masterclass in surveying small boats

date: 
Sat, 29/11/2014 - 10:30 - 17:30
place: 
CA House

Masterclass in surveying small boats, 29 November 2014

CA London is running a special interest masterclass on surveying small boats on Saturday 29 November, presented by Martin Evans.

The seminar aims to show owners and crews what they might look out for on their own boats or on prospective purchases, whatever the construction material. Any requests for specific topics will be welcomed and there will be a q+a session.

A full member of YDSA, Martin spent his university years living on an old wooden boat, and cruised in N. Europe, the Med, the Caribbean and elsewhere for fifteen years, working his way with boat maintenance, deliveries and charter. Since 1986 he has been surveying full-time and for the past six or more has also been involved in surveyor training. He runs a course in Ipswich, hosted by Fox’s Marina and other local yards, which has received recognition as the most practical course available.

Venue

CA House, start time 10.30am Saturday 29 November.

Tickets

Single tickets are £45 per person, or £40 if you book before 20 November.  There is a discount for couples: £40 per person or £35 if you book before 20 November. A sandwich lunch is included.

To book

Please contact the CA office on 0207 537 2828 or email to reserve your place.

 

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory Course

date: 
Sat, 29/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
date: 
Sun, 30/11/2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
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, 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 Navy of Nelson

date: 
Tue, 02/12/2014 - 19:15 - 22:00
place: 
Upper Thames Sailing Club, Bourne End SL8 5PT

The Navy of Nelson by Geoff Hunt, RSMA.  A past President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Geoff is one of the world’s finest painters of 18th and 19th century ships. Through his research for paintings he is also a leading authority on naval history and ship architecture of the period and has a special interest in the ships and commands of Lord Nelson.

“Geoff Hunt’s pictures, perfectly accurate in period and detail, but very far from merely representational, are often suffused with a light reminiscent of Canaletto”. So said Patrick O’Brian, whose book covers Geoff has illustrated since 1988.

Geoff gave the Hanson Lecture in London back in March 2013 and for those members who missed that evening here is another opportunity to see his beautifully illustrated talk.

All CA members and Guests are very welcome.

CA members and Guests £5.00 includes mince pies and mulled wine.

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.

Supper and Talk

date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 18:00 - 21:30
place: 
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 south_west@cruising.org.uk

Cruising the Brittany Canals

date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
place: 
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 office@cruising.org.uk

Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00hrs

 

Social Evening and Rallies Reunion

date: 
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

date: 
Sat, 06/12/2014 - 12:00 - 14:00
place: 
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

date: 
Sat, 06/12/2014 - 18:00 - 22:00
place: 
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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