Welcome to the Kent Section

The Cruising Association Kent Section arranges a series of winter lectures and events, as well as several meets and rallies during the summer months. Often these rallies are held with the Suffolk and Essex Sections as part of the East Coast activities of the CA.

Where We Meet

Our winter evening talks take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Dog & Bear Hotel, The Square, Lenham, Kent ME17 2PG. Meetings begin at 7pm for those that would like to eating with talks beginning at 8pm.

It helps to know the numbers attending but don’t let that stop you coming and please bring a friend. A quick email to the section secretary will help.

Forthcoming Events

HM Coastguard and Yacht Safety by Jeremy Littlewood
Date: 14/12/2017

Jeremy Littlewood has been in HM Coastguard for 7 years as a Watch Manager at Thames and London Operations Rooms and now 2 years as Senior Coastal Operations Officer in East Anglia managing...

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Engineering Our Way Across Europe by Patricia & Neil Lynn
Date: 11/01/2018

In 2010, we decided to bring Sea Griffin from the Baltic to the Mediterranean using the inland route. It is of course a tourist delight; you only have to watch the Viking Cruise advertisements on TV...

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Sharing Experiences (aka Members' Confessions)
Date: 08/02/2018

Have you a confession or an incident that you want to share? Members relate and share their experiences, their confessions, their ups and downs, what went wrong and what went right!!! Date: 8th...

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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 Secretary, Clifford Mickleburgh at or
CA staff at or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

Cruising Sections


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.

Blue Water

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.

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


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.


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.

Lyme Bay

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.

South West

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


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.


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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