The Mediterranean Section is a community of cruising sailors numbering almost 1500 members. Most of our members sail in the Mediterranean, but quite a number are still in the planning (dreaming?) stage of heading out there. We are a group of like-minded people who aim to support, help and encourage each other; we do this by keeping in contact electronically and meeting up both in the UK and the Mediterranean…. We also hold very good parties!!
Our sailing area extends across the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to the Levant and includes the Black Sea
In the UK
Section meetings are held in CA House twice a year, in November and February. We hold an all-day Mediterranean Seminar in March at CA House which provides an opportunity to ask questions, share our experiences and knowledge. There is usually a Mediterranean party in CA House at the time of the London Boat Show and a Summer Party somewhere in the UK.
To see seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here.
In the Mediterranean
The Section tries to hold a rally somewhere in the Mediterranean every couple of years and also organises ‘winter land-based’ rallies. Each year members are asked to provide details of their proposed sailing area so that those in the same areas can meet up and sail together informally, if they wish.
The Section communicates with its members electronically where possible and makes strenuous efforts to keep information up to date.
MedNet is an interactive email network on which you can post questions and share information. Topics covered are wide ranging from queries about gear, boat maintenance and repair professionals to friendly restaurants and best anchorages. One of the many outstanding features of this system is that members, who cannot or don’t want to receive e-mail, can switch it off but all the messages they have missed can be viewed at a later date via the internet on the MedNet forum.
We maintain our own Mediterranean Section pages within the CA's website, and Section members are alerted when information is posted there so that they can download it when convenient.
We also provide other sources of information; 1) Annual Updates of the Pilot Books which cover the Mediterranean, 2) lay-up information. 3) Regular newsletters.
Med Section Meetings/Talks
The Med Section holds two meetings each year, one in November and one in February, dates and further details to be advised.
Carol Service and Supper
A festive evening beginning with minced pies and mulled wine at CA House before a short walk to St Anne's Limehouse for a Candlelight Carol Service, followed by supper at CA House. See details here.
Med Section Boat Show Party
This very popular event is timed to coincide with the London Boat Show. In 2017 it will be held on January 11th. See details here.
Med Section Meeting & Talk
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 at 19:15 .
"Aegean to Messolonghi, via the Corinth Canal, and beyond to the Ionian"
The talk will include procedures for the passage through the Corinth Canal and visits to Epidavros, Delphi and Olympia en route, all World Heritage Sites. An overview of the Ionian, crowded or not, will be included.
See details here.
Mediterranean Section Annual Seminar
Early each spring the Mediterranean Section holds a seminar aimed at people setting off for the Med or exploring new cruising areas. Because this event is very popular and oversubscribed, in 2017 the event will be held over two days on 11th and 12th March. Further details can be found here.
To see other seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here.