Lyme Bay Section Introduction

Welcome to the Lyme Bay Section

The Lyme Bay Section of the CA is a small but active group. We recognise Lyme Bay is an area of the English south coast which many sailors will pass through, often without stopping and indeed many of our members do not cruise for a great part of our time within the bay.

The Lyme Bay Area

Members mainly live or keep boats (not necessarily both!) towards the west of the bay, principally on the River Exe, River Dart or around Torbay. However we cruise much more widely than this and members regularly cross the channel to Brittany or head further west to Cornwall, the Scillies and across the Celtic Sea to Ireland and further afield.

A number of members living locally keep their boats in the Mediterranean and have detailed knowledge of the coasts of Biscay and of the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal, so the breadth of knowledge is quite extensive, as of course is true about the CA in general. Others have considerable knowledge of the European canal systems and the Northern Baltic.

Where We Meet

We meet locally through the winter, starting around the end of the sailing season (for many) with a rally on the River Dart, followed through the winter with a monthly evening meeting, generally near Exeter, when we have a regular programme of talks on topics of interest to members – that is, on cruising-related matters! We complete the 'winter programme' with a visit or outdoor meeting (maybe on the water, maybe ashore).

We welcome all of those living in the area as well as those who may be 'passing through' to any or all of these meetings and of course we are delighted for their guests to join us as well, at any time.

Forthcoming Events

Details of events will be added soon.

To see other seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretaries, Mike Eastman and Roger Saunders, at or the CA Staff on or +44 (0) 207 537 2828