Welcome to the Blue Water Section
This section was set up in 2010 to support CA Members who had sailed from Europe. The section covers a vast area of the world where members are experiencing at first hand changes to clearing in and out procedures, facilities, current local advice and beautiful anchorages. Join us so we can help you plan your trip or if you have already been there and done that, join to help other members enjoy theirs.
The Blue Water Area
Members sail all over the world from crossing the Atlantic to Asia, Alaska, Australia and all places in-between.
Where We Meet
We have an annual lunchtime get together in mid-August at CA House, London. Rendezvous/rallies are organised in various parts of the world and promulgated via our newsletters - spot a CA burgee and you’ll end up having a party.
Being part of our Section
Joining the Blue Water section will give you contact with others who have ‘been there-done that’ giving you access to first-hand experiences. Sail in company with other members in your area (if you want to), use our worldwide discounts and get local help from our representatives abroad.
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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.