Welcome to the London Section
Sharing information and expertise is what the CA is all about and CA London plays its part by organising talks, seminars and social events at our London HQ.
Being part of our Section
If you live or work in London, or even if you are just visiting, we hope you will come along to some of our talks and events. We run popular weekly lectures on Wednesday nights from October to April and hold a monthly club supper in the summer months.
Where We Meet
We meet at CA House, 1 Northey Street, Limehouse Basin, London E14 8BT. Our HQ is home to the CA’s small administrative team, library and information centre and accommodation. Ania, our catering manager, and her team, are always happy to see you in the bar and restaurant, which is open from 6.00pm on week nights (5.30pm on lecture nights), and from mid-day at weekends. Lectures begin at 7pm and finish around 9pm with a break for refreshment. The full programme is published here.
CA London club supper
CA London club suppers are popular, informal events held monthly throughout the summer. This will be the last before the autumn lecture season begins in October. Date: Wednesday 4...Read more
Going Dutch, Andy Mulholland
Andy is a member of the European Inland Waterways Section and has recently revamped the CA’s Netherlands cruising reports. He was also the prime mover behind the guide to the Standing Mast Routes of...Read more
Round Britain, Ken Marsden
Having at last bought a seaworthy boat, there was no excuse left for not sailing, so Ken went north from the Medway around (most of) the UK, mainly single-handed, visiting ports that hitherto were...Read more
Baltic Cruising, Kuba Szymanski
The Baltic seems to many in the UK as a land far, far away. But it is only 350nm to Cuxhaven from Dover. Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia are then...Read more
Cruising below the Wind, by Charles and Susie Hay
Charles and Susie have sailed Smystery, their Jeanneau 45DS, from their base in Phuket around the Andaman Sea, visiting Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and India. In this talk they will explain how they...Read more
Sail Trim for Cruisers, Rob Gibson
Rob Gibson, author of the RYA SailTrim Handbook for Cruisers, will pass on his huge experience in racing, cruising and sail training. Whether it’s thrashing across an ocean or a day-sail to a country...Read more
Winter Cruising in the Warm, Trevor Pratt
The winters in UK can be cold, damp and downright miserable, so if you want to be warm and are missing sailing what do you do? Go south was Trevor’s conclusion. Tahiti and its islands sounded nice...Read more
High latitude destinations, Jimmy Cornell
With tropical destinations being increasingly affected by the consequences of climate change, many sailors are now looking for alternative cruising destinations in less frequented areas of the world...Read more
Adriatic Italy, Boyd Goldie
The south and east coasts of Italy are under-appreciated as a cruising destination. People often pass through as quickly as possible on their way to or from Croatia or Greece. Yet there are many...Read more
Joint event with RIN
We are once again holding a joint event with the Royal Institute of Navigation. The speaker will be confirmed nearer the time. Date: Wednesday 4 December Time: Lectures and talks start promptly...Read more
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.
Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.
For members living in or cruising the areas from Portland Bill to the Isles of Scilly and along the north coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to Bristol.
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.