Welcome to the Thames valley Section
Now in its sixth year, the Thames Valley section meets once a month to give members the chance to meet one another, exchange ideas and generally get a cruising fix in the winter months.
The Thames Valley Area
The Thames Valley section was set up for members living within a 40-mile radius of Marlow so they could meet with other CA members and their guests to exchange ideas and enjoy talks on a wide range of sailing topics. Despite the name, the Thames Valley section is not just about river cruising.
Many section members keep their boats around the UK coast or abroad and the diverse areas of interest are reflected in the talks held at The Upper Thames Sailing Club. There is a variety of meetings often with invited speakers to talk on subjects of interest to cruising people as well as meetings to provide opportunities for members to share experiences and knowledge.
Where We Meet
The Upper Thames Sailing Club is via Coldmoorholme Lane, off the A4155 between Marlow and Bourne End. For those using SatNav the postcode is SL8 5PT. After parking, please be careful crossing the railway - it is used every day all through the year.
Talks are held on a Tuesday evening and start at 8pm and the Bar opens from 7.15pm.
An Atlantic Circuit: Preparation and experiences
Nick Mines started his engineering and prototyping company (ATOM Ltd) 35 years ago and he has used his commercial experience and resources in the preparation of ‘Hejira’, a Southerly 135,...Read more
Sailing in Norway
Sailing in Norway James Yarrow James took Dreamer to Norway in 2010 and he and Mea have kept her in the Baltic ever since, sailing between the Swedish border and Tromso. The greater...Read more
From Troon to the Spanish Rias
From Troon to the Spanish Rias Peter Lyle Peter won the 2015 Hanson Cup for is log of this trip from Scotland to Atlantic Spain in Albatross, a 35-foot Jeanneau. His talk will...Read more
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Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.
Covers Western France, Spain and Portugal as well as crossing Biscay. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.
For those sailing outside of European waters. Holds a popular Blue Water seminar in the summer.
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.
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.
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.
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
For members who live in Australia and New Zealand and who sail in the Northern Hemisphere.
CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.
Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.
Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.
Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.
Talks and walks are organised over the winter.
Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.
Members meets in two locations, one in Plymouth and one in Falmouth.
Joint meetings are arranged with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone.
Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.
Talks are held at Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole.
Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.