Crossing oceans and exotic places

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 19:00

Crossing oceans and exotic places, by Lynne Gane

Lynne has covered about 13,000 miles in six years of sailing, most recently crossing from Portsmouth to New Zealand with partner, Alan, himself a veteran of three Atlantic crossings and a circumnavigation. In this talk, she will share her experiences of preparing for ocean sailing; of weathering Atlantic storms and visiting Pacific islands; and cooking hot meals in all conditions. She will also reflect on the pros and cons of sailing with a rally or planning your own route.

Clothing a Skillinger Crew in 1880, Jane Robinson

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 11:00

Thursday 23 February 2017, morning meeting at the RHYC, Woolverstone

Pioneer ashore for a scrubClothing a Skillinger Crew in 1880, Jane Robinson

Coffee 1100, talk 1130, bar open 1230, lunch available 1300

Med Section Meeting & Talk - CA House

Thu, 23/02/2017 -
18:45 to 22:00

Med Section Meeting & Talk -  23rd February, 2017 - 18:45 - CA House

Section meeting followed by a talk by Keith Pettican.

The meeting at CA House will start at 18:45 when we will have the usual, very brief, Section meeting to update on latest news etc, followed by the talk by Keith Pettican at 19:15 .....

 "Aegean to Messolonghi, via the Corinth Canal, and beyond to the Ionian"

Celtic Seminar

Sat, 25/02/2017 - 10:00

Celtic Seminar - The Wild West: Cruising The Celtic Fringe

Date: Saturday 25th of February, start time 10:00 am.

Place: CA House

Malt Whisky Tasting and Haggis Supper

Sat, 25/02/2017 - 18:30

Malt Whisky Tasting and Haggis Supper

18th February update - this event is now fully booked.

Date: Saturday 25th of February, start time 18:30.

Place: CA House

New Zealand Rendezvous

Sun, 26/02/2017 - 12:00

Antipodean Section - NZ Rendezvous

We are arranging our FIRST Rendezvous for CA members in New Zealand for Sunday 26th February

Venue: Mission Bay Beach/Green, 8 km from downtown Auckland

From Troon to the Spanish Rias

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 19:00

From Troon to the Spanish Rias, by Peter Lyle

Peter won the 2015 Hanson Cup for his log of this trip from Scotland to Atlantic Spain in Albatross, a 35-foot Jeanneau. His talk will describe the highs (and occasional lows) of a season’s sailing; memories of the voyage and the great places discovered; and what he and Jean learned about longer hop sailing.

Date: Wednesday 1st of March. Lectures and talks start promptly at 19:00 hrs

Place: CA House

Baltic States Information Day (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

Sat, 04/03/2017 - 11:00


BALTIC STATES INFORMATION DAY (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - 1100 to approx 1500 at CA House

Some things that can spoil your day at sea

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 19:00

Some things that can spoil your day at sea, by Vyv Cox

Yachts and their equipment suffer two principal failure mechanisms – corrosion and fatigue. The sea itself is responsible for the first and the yacht’s motion on it is largely responsible for the second. It is an unfortunate fact that some equipment on yachts is poorly specified to deal with either one or both of these mechanisms. This illustrated talk identifies what to look out for and how to correct problems where they are found.

Captain James Cook RN

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 19:00

Nigel Rigby on Captain James Cook RN

Britain’s greatest mariner explorer, navigator, cartographer. Nigel works for the National Maritime Museum, which holds world-class collections of Cook-related material. The Museum has staged Cook exhibitions and galleries since it first opened in 1937, and it is currently developing a new gallery which is due to open in 2018, on the anniversary of Cook’s departure from Deptford. Nigel’s talk will look at how the Museum’s displays of Cook have changed over the years and how they are planning to use him in the new gallery.