East Midlands Section Introduction

Welcome to the East Midlands Section

Do you enjoy boating and live or work in the East Midlands? If yes, the Cruising Association’s East Midlands Section will welcome you! Our members keep their boats on the East coast, the South coast, in the Mediterranean and the Baltic and some further afield. We meet about 3-4 times from October to March each year for talks and socials.

The East Midlands Area

The East Midlands Section covers the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, parts of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire. If you live in the area, why not join us!

Where We Meet

Because we cover a large geographical area, we organise our meetings at different venues across the area - Kirby Mutloe, just off the M1 near Leicester, and Houghton, just off the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge. We also have links to two local cruising clubs, New Parks Cruising Association in Leicester and Camsail in Cambridge, where our members are welcome at a series of monthly evening meetings.

Because the area is so spread out, we have found it more productive for the Section to organise one weekend all-day meeting each season in each centre, rather than a series of evening meetings. These meetings typically feature a principal speaker in the morning, a leisurely lunch, followed by shorter talks by members on their cruises or specialist interests.

Being Part of Our Section

We organise socials, informative meetings and events. Our meetings often include member talks and presentations about their cruising areas. We can arrange discounted training days and courses with a local RYA training centre. As part of the Cruising Association, you will have access to the wider boating community, a range of cruising information, reports, guides and a wealth of knowledge.

Topics covered in recent and forthcoming meetings

We have recently enjoyed talks on Keeping Safe at Sea (with some highly contentious views on the dangers of conventional safety equipment), and Globetrotting by Charter, and are looking forward to Preparing your Boat for Sale (or Sail). Members have recently given talks about cruises to the Intercoastal Waterway in the USA and the Ionian.

Saturday February 18th 2017 – Preparing your Boat For Sail (or Sale)

To see other seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretaries, Tony Montgomery-Smith and Ted Wilson, at eastmidlands@theca.org.uk or the CA Staff on office@theca.org.uk or +44 (0) 207 537 2828