Mediterranean

Welcome to the Mediterranean Section

The Mediterranean section is a community of cruising sailors with almost 1500 members. Most members sail in the Mediterranean, but quite a number are still in the planning stage of heading out there. This section is a group of like-minded people who aim to support, help and encourage each other; they do this by keeping in contact electronically and meeting up both in the UK and the Mediterranean – they also hold very good parties!

The Mediterranean Area

The area extends across the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to the Levant and includes the Black Sea.

Over 30 European countries offer cruising possibilities. Some, such as the Netherlands and France, are well known, others much less so. The re-unification of Germany opened up attractive and interesting cruising areas, especially to the north of and around Berlin.

The Rhine- Main-Danube route to the Black Sea by way of Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Romania is open and facilities for pleasure craft are steadily being improved. Further north the Czech Republic is opening up cruising on the Elbe and the Vltava north of Prague.

Where We Meet

Section meetings are held in CA House twice a year, in November and February. We hold an all-day Mediterranean seminar in March at CA House which provides an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and knowledge. There is usually a Mediterranean party in CA House at the time of the London Boat Show and a summer party somewhere in the UK.

The section tries to hold a rally somewhere in the Mediterranean every couple of years and also organises ‘winter land-based’ rallies. Each year members are asked to provide details of their proposed sailing area so that those in the same areas can meet up and sail together informally, if they wish.

Being part of our Section

The section communicates with its members electronically where possible and makes strenuous efforts to keep information up-to-date.

MedNet is an interactive email network on which you can post questions and share information. Topics covered are wide ranging from queries about gear, boat maintenance and repair professionals to friendly restaurants and best anchorages. One of the many outstanding features of this system is that members, who cannot or don’t want to receive e-mail, can switch it off but all the messages they have missed can be viewed at a later date via the internet on the MedNet forum.

The section maintains its own Mediterranean-focused pages within the CA's website and section members are alerted when information is postedso that they can download when convenient.

There are also other sources of information; 1) Annual updates of the pilot books which cover the Mediterranean, 2) Lay-up information. 3) Regular newsletters.

Forthcoming Events

Med Section Summer Party - 2017
Date: 12/08/2017

Date for your diary...... The Med Section Summer Party will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 12th August 2017 in the Sevenoaks (Kent) area. Further details will be provided in due course...

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Med Section Meeting & Talk
Date: 16/11/2017

Med Section Meeting & Talk - CA House - 16th November, 2017 Details to follow.  

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Carol Service & Supper
Date: 13/12/2017

Carol Service & Supper  - St Annes, Limehouse & CA House - 13th December, 2017 Details to follow.  

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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 Secretaries, Peggie Manton and Anne Lovejoy, at med@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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