Welcome to the North Sea Section
The North Sea is a terrific cruising ground, embracing nearly 800 miles of every type of coastal terrain and many diverse on-shore attractions. The North Sea section aims to encourage and support cruisers looking to go further, offering a forum to exchange information and share experiences.
The North Sea Area
The North Sea section covers the UK waters from Dover up to the Scottish Islands and the continental coast from Dunkerque to the river Elbe. The variety of destinations could hardly be greater, from the quiet Suffolk rivers to the sparsely populated and imposing rocky headlands of Scotland; the sandy coasts of Belgium and Holland, the intricate network of canals and old fishing ports, crowned by the lovely Frisian Islands that stretch into Germany. Plus there are busy and historic ports - London, Edinburgh, Antwerp and Rotterdam.
The North Sea delivers a wide range of cruising experiences, with tides that provide a helpful lift, sandbanks to navigate around, shipping that adds interest to any passage, and all helped by good breezes. Challenges and rewards in equal measure.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.