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CA London

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.

Forthcoming Events

Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water, Jeremy Batch
Date: 03/02/2021

What connects Limehouse Marina, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise and a National Trust property in Northumberland? All made use of hydraulic machinery first conceived by...

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Around Britain and beyond with my dog, Martin Whitfield
Date: 10/02/2021

A British circumnavigation is on many sailors’ wish lists. Martin planned a four month voyage, which meant the dog had to come too. No problem, as Buzz, Martin’s most...

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Cruising in the Gulf of Morbihan, Malcolm Denham
Date: 17/02/2021

The Golfe du Morbihan is a magical place with something to please almost everyone. An area of 40 square kilometres with over 40 islands, quite a few rocks and some very...

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A Circuit of Sweden, David Rivett
Date: 24/02/2021

David won the 2020 Dolphin Cup for his pictorial log of a voyage in Primetime, a Contest 40S, from Denmark to Gothenburg and across Sweden via the Göta Canal. In this talk...

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North with Narnia, June Berridge
Date: 03/03/2021

June recounts her experience of cruising the West Coast of Scotland on board Narnia, a Najad 441 which she was invited to join via the CA Crewing Service by owner and...

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Cruising the European Ring: through five countries in 90 days, Andy Mulholland
Date: 10/03/2021

2021 is the first year that non-EU (including British) CA members will find their cruising in Europe restricted to just 90 days. How ambitious can a 90 day cruise be? In...

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From Greece to Wales despite Covid, Tim Herbert-Smith
Date: 17/03/2021

In summer 2020 during a brief respite from lockdowns, Tim helped deliver an Ovni 395 from the Aegean to Milford Haven. His talk is an account of crossing an untypically...

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Adventures and misadventures: tales of Sofia's circumnavigation, by Jonathan and Anne Lloyd
Date: 24/03/2021

Jonathan and Anne spent five years from 2014-19 sailing round the world and will talk of their adventures, and misadventures, during their circumnavigation...

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The Thames Estuary, Rob Smith
Date: 31/03/2021

London has always relied upon the Thames Estuary, but the place is a mystery even for many Londoners. Rob’s talk starts in East London and follows the river to the sea....

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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, Alison and John Hadley, at calondon@theca.org.uk or
CA staff at office@theca.org.uk or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

Cruising Sections

Baltic

Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Biscay

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.

Celtic

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.

Channel

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.

Mediterranean

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

Antipodean

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.

Essex

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

Kent

Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.

Solent

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.

Suffolk

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.

Wessex

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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