Welcome to the Antipodean Section
Most members live in Australia or New Zealand and sail in the Northern hemisphere with the majority being Mediterranean section members This section aims to give members a CA summer focus to meet a few times when at home in their summers.
Where We Meet
Steve Hunt, the Australian Section Secretary, has organised a lunch gathering at the end of March for NSW members with a venue to be confirmed. He will send out details as soon as possible. With such a vast area, if any other members wish to do the same locally he is happy to put people in touch with each other.
Being part of our Section
For those members who sail in Australian and New Zealand waters we hope information will be exchanged and even a local rally held. Perhaps even private 'boat swaps' or 'boat sharing' could be arranged.. This section could also be useful for those CA members circumnavigating and arriving at these shores could open up a vast store of advice and connections. Theycould also take part in any meetings or rallies.
There are already several HLRs (Honorary Local Representatives) connected with this area and the CA is affiliated to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) with others being negotiated.
We would also hope more Australian and New Zealand home-water sailors might be interested in this section and consider joining the CA. There is a vast Australian coastline as well as great sailing between the two countries.
The section secretaries will be producing newsletters and would welcome news from section members.
The section secretaries are Steve Hunt (Australia) and Tony Sharp (New Zealand).
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.
For those cruising the south coast of the UK, Channel Islands, and France from the Belgian border to NW Brittany. Holds an annual seminar and summer rally/cruise-in-company.
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 Lilliput Sailing Club, Poole.
Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.