Antipodean

Welcome to the Antipodean Section

Most members live in Australia or New Zealand and sail in the Northern hemisphere with the majority being Mediterranean section members This section aims to give members a CA summer focus to meet a few times when at home in their summers.

Where We Meet

Steve Hunt, the Australian Section Secretary, has organised a lunch gathering at the end of March for NSW members with a venue to be confirmed. He will send out details as soon as possible. With such a vast area, if any other members wish to do the same locally he is happy to put people in touch with each other.

Being part of our Section

For those members who sail in Australian and New Zealand waters we hope information will be exchanged and even a local rally held. Perhaps even private 'boat swaps' or 'boat sharing' could be arranged.. This section could also be useful for those CA members circumnavigating and arriving at these shores could open up a vast store of advice and connections. Theycould also take part in any meetings or rallies.

There are already several HLRs (Honorary Local Representatives) connected with this area and the CA is affiliated to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) with others being negotiated.

We would also hope more Australian and New Zealand home-water sailors might be interested in this section and consider joining the CA. There is a vast Australian coastline as well as great sailing between the two countries.

The section secretaries will be producing newsletters and would welcome news from section members.

The section secretaries are Steve Hunt (Australia) and Tony Sharp (New Zealand).

Forthcoming Events

There are no forthcoming events currently scheduled.

To see seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here, or to see a calendar of all events see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretary at antipodean@theca.org.uk or
CA staff at office@theca.org.uk or +44 (0) 207 537 2828..

Cruising Sections

Baltic

Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Biscay

Covers Western France, Spain and Portugal as well as crossing Biscay. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Blue Water

For those sailing outside of European waters. Holds a popular Blue Water seminar in the summer.

Celtic

Covers waters from Land’s End to Cape Wrath. Meets at various west coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Channel

Covers Northern France from the Belgian border to Normandy and the South Coast of England. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring, and organises summer rallies.

European Inland Waterways

Covers over 30,000 km of navigable rivers and canals passing through over 20 countries. Meets spring and autumn at CA House.

Mediterranean

Covers the Mediterranean from Spain and Morocco in the west to the Levant in the east, and includes the Black Sea. Meets at CA House in the winter, and afloat in the summer.

North Sea

Covers the UK, Belgian and Dutch coasts. Meets at East Coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Local / UK Sections

Antipodean

For members who live in Australia and New Zealand and who sail in the Northern Hemisphere.

CA London

CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.

East Midlands

Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.

Essex

Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.

Kent

Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.

Lyme Bay

Talks and walks are organised over the winter.

Solent

Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.

South West

Members meets in two locations, one in Plymouth and one in Falmouth.

Suffolk

Joint meetings are arranged with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone.

Thames Valley

Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.

Wessex

Talks are held at Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole.

West Midlands

Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.

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