Welcome to the Kent Section

The Cruising Association Kent Section arranges a series of winter webinars which will be held on Zoom for the foreseeable future, we are in the process of organising speakers. It is hoped that these will be held on the second Thursday of the month from October to March inclusive beginning at 19.00. Kent Section members are also welcome to attend Suffolk and Essex Section rallies as part of the East Coast activities of the CA.

Forthcoming Events

Winter Warmer Talk - Managing Navigational Safety on the tidal Thames
Date: 11/11/2021

A presentation by David Allsop, Assistant Harbour Master, Port of London Authority.   The Port of London, comprising the tidal Thames from Teddington to the Outer Limits, is the UK's...

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Winter Warmer Talk - May the Forts be with you! The story of the Maunsell Sea Forts by Margaret Flo McEwan
Date: 09/12/2021

Margaret Flo McEwan is the Founder of the Maunsell Sea Forts Appreciation Group. These incredible structures were built under the instruction of engineer, Guy Maunsell, at the request of...

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Winter Warmer Talk - Small Boat Surveying by Toby Lester
Date: 13/01/2022

Toby is a marine surveyor and the owner of the spritsail barge Ironsides, he also manages Iron Wharf Boatyard at Faversham. He will give an insight into the world of small boat surveying. this...

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Winter Warmer Talk - The Swale and Thames Estuary 1900-1950 by Adam Taylor
Date: 10/02/2022

Following on from his successful talk on the Islands of the Medway, we have a return visit from Adam. In this presentation he will give a brief history of the Swale and Thames Estuary, Kent, this...

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Winter Warmer Talk - by The Chatham Historic Dockyard
Date: 10/03/2022

The Chatham Historic Dockyard will provide a speaker, name and topic to be confirmed. This presentation will be held on Thursday 10th March 2022 either by Zoom webinar or face to face meeting,...

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To see all seminars and lectures see here, or the calendar of all events see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretaries, David & Sue Long at or
CA staff at or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

Cruising Sections


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.

Blue Water

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. Annual seminar and lunch each 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.

North Sea

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

CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.

East Midlands

Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.


Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.


Kent Section's 'Winter Warmers', talks by a variety of speakers, will be held via Zoom for the forseeable future.


Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.

South West

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.

Thames Valley

Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.


Talks are held at Lilliput Sailing Club, Poole.

West Midlands

Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.

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