Welcome to the Kent Section
The Cruising Association Kent Section arranges a series of winter lectures and events, as well as several meets and rallies during the summer months. Often these rallies are held with the Suffolk and Essex Sections as part of the East Coast activities of the CA.
Where We Meet
Our winter evening talks take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Dog & Bear Hotel, The Square, Lenham, Kent ME17 2PG. Meetings begin at 7pm for those that would like to eating with talks beginning at 8pm.
It helps to know the numbers attending but don’t let that stop you coming and please bring a friend. A quick email to the section secretary will help.
A visit to Tower Bridge and Trinity House
A tour of the bridge and its workings with our own guide. Travelling the walkways with the new glass floor and the Edwardian Engine Room. This will be followed by lunch in the Minories. Tower...Read more
Rowing the Atlantic by Matt Craughwell
Matt Craughwell on the story of his adventures rowing the Atlantic Ocean aboard Sara G, an Australian built 36' Ocean Rowing boat. He will tell how, from an initial idea to he broke the world record...Read more
HM Coastguard and Yacht Safety by Jeremy Littlewood
Jeremy Littlewood has been in HM Coastguard for 7 years as a Watch Manager at Thames and London Operations Rooms and now 2 years as Senior Coastal Operations Officer in East Anglia managing...Read more
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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.
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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.
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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.