Welcome to the London Section
Sharing information and expertise is what the CA is all about and CA London plays its part by organising talks, seminars and social events at our London HQ.
Being part of our Section
If you live or work in London, or even if you are just visiting, we hope you will come along to some of our talks and events. We run popular weekly lectures on Wednesday nights from October to April and hold a monthly club supper in the summer months.
Where We Meet
We meet at CA House, 1 Northey Street, Limehouse Basin, London E14 8BT. Our HQ is home to the CA’s small administrative team, library and information centre and accommodation. Ania, our catering manager, and her team, are always happy to see you in the bar and restaurant, which is open from 6.00pm on week nights (5.30pm on lecture nights), and from mid-day at weekends. Lectures begin at 7pm and finish around 9pm with a break for refreshment. The full programme is published here.
Making Space for Sailing: from Galileo to Galileo, Jeremy Batch
Within days of turning his homemade telescopes towards Jupiter, Galileo Galilei made a discovery which would allow James Cook, 160 years later, to fix his position along the coast of Australia to an...Read more
Scotland’s North Coast and Northern Isles, Derek Lumb
For those living in the bustling South East it is hard to imagine a part of the UK where the population is as sparse as that along the north coast of Scotland. The main West-East route from Durness...Read more
Stress free navigation, Duncan Wells
What is your chart plotter actually telling you? What if you lost GPS signal? From RYA instructor, features writer and author of Stress Free Sailing, Stress Free Navigation starts with the...Read more
West Country and Scilly Isles, Paul Brown
The West Country and Isles of Scilly are often described as a hidden paradise in the corner of England, and in this talk Paul will attempt to show why it is such an amazing sailing destination....Read more
The Baltic Cruise of the Naromis
Just a purposeless leisure cruise in the Baltic in August 1939? Or did these four young men with a more experienced skipper plan a reconnaissance of Baltic naval bases, intending to report back to...Read more
A Foodie’s Trip Round the French Canals, Di Murrell
From the author who gave us Barges and Bread, this talk is an enticing story of slow boats and slow food brought to life. It follows a cook as she takes a year’s journey on a barge through the lesser...Read more
The North West Passage, Past, Present and Future, Steve Brown
In 2014 Steve Brown and his 60ft Aero Rigged schooner Novara completed an east to west transit of the NWP before going on to complete a 33,000nm circumnavigation of the Americas. In this talk Steve...Read more
Hanson lecture: Mike Golding
Our speaker this year is Round the World race winner, multiple world champion, and global record breaker, Mike Golding. More details will be updated here when available. Date: Wednesday 25 March...Read more
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.