Cruising the Bahamas (or Sailing in a Swimming Pool), with Angie and Mike Williams
Mike and Angie Williams left the UK in July 2005 with Lady of Lorien to cruise Spain, Portugal, Madeira, Canaries and the Caribbean. They spent five years around the US East Coast, returning to the Bahamas each winter as ‘snow birds’.
The tides have a major effect on our time on the water – and have a seemingly infinite variability around the world. From Ungava Bay to Lowestoft, from Venice to Port Circumcision, from Galileo to Dr Doodson, here is a description of how and why tides happen, how predictions are generated, and some of the other effects that we need to look out for, all from the man who gave us astro-navigation in 90 minutes.
Individual lecture tickets: Members £4.00 , Non-members £7.00
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH AT CA HOUSE, 1 NORTHEY ST,. LIMEHOUSE, LONDON E14 8BT
Are you thinking of sailing in Biscay, do you know someone who is planning to sail south towards the Mediterranean? This day seminar is an introduction to the region and the CA. Come and share the experiences of CA members who have sailed from Finisterre to Gibraltar. The cost which includes a 2 course hot buffet lunch and Information Pack is £23 for CA members and £45 for non-members. Non-members joining the CA on the day with a direct debit will be refunded the difference.
"it's a cook's dilemma not to overprovision and have perishable thnigs wasted, or get to the stage where there is not much variety left," says Julia in her diary of aboat cook. When John Simpson stood up at the CA Crewing Service meeting to ask volunteers to join him on th Atlantic rally for cruisers, Julia jumped at the chance.
Jimmy Cornell, accomplished sailor, author of World Cruising Routes,World Cruising Destinations, World Voyage Planner and Cornell’s Ocean Atlas, founder of the ARC and noonsite.com will return to CA House to present his popular one day seminar on long distance cruising.
Please open the attachment below for full details and the programme for the day.
Tickets: £40 for CA members, £80 non members
Price: includes light lunch and masterclass handout
In Summer 2011 Paul and family spent a couple of weeks cruising the West Country in their Ovni yacht "Little Wing". Determined to make the most of the lift keel and shallow draft, they spent much time gunkholing as far as they could go up each harbour and river, getting to places inaccessible to most 40ft yachts. In Summer 2012 they returned, this time on passage to the Isles of Scilly.
Once again, the design of the Ovni proved ideal for exploring these amazing islands, letting them safely navigate the tricky routes, shallow depths and frequent rocks.