Welcome to the Lyme Bay Section
The Lyme Bay Section of the CA is a small but active group. We recognise Lyme Bay is an area of the English south coast many sailors will pass through, without stopping and many members do not cruise for a great part of their time within the bay.
The Lyme Bay Area
Members mainly live or keep boats towards the west of the bay, principally on the River Exe, River Dart or around Torbay. Members also cruise much more widely and regularly cross the channel to Brittany or head further west to Cornwall, the Scillies or across the Celtic Sea to Ireland and further afield.
A number of members living locally keep their boats in the Mediterranean and have detailed knowledge of the coasts of Biscay and of the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal, so the breadth of knowledge is quite extensive, as of course is true about the CA in general. Others have considerable knowledge of the European canal systems and the Northern Baltic.
Where We Meet
The section meets locally through the winter, starting around the end of the sailing season with a rally on the River Dart, followed through the winter with a monthly evening meeting usually near Exeter, when there is a regular programme of talks. The winter programme is completed with a visit or outdoor meeting. The section welcomes all to any or all of these meetings and of course guests are welcome.
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.