West Midlands

Welcome to the West Midlands Section

The Section covers Shropshire, South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, North Gloucestershire and the West Midlands.

.There is a wide selection of interests throughout the year covering most topics from sail, power, ocean, coastal and inland waterways and more.

Where We Meet

Year-round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club (SMYC), Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3HF. Visit www.smyc.info/ for details.

Winter meetings are held at Ashwood Social Club, Ashwood Marina, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AQ. Visit www.midlandscoastalcruising.co.uk for details. The club runs during the winter period from October to March and welcomes CA members.

Lunches and social events will primarily be held at the SMYC, Worcester. The SMYC events programme can be found on their website. Other than for CA events, any CA member wishing to attend a SMYC event needs to book through the West Midlands secretary.

Seminars, meetings and social groups for the most part, will be held at the MCCC, Ashwood Marina during the winter period. An up to date programme for the MCCC can be found on their website. Please contact past WM Secretary, Alan Birch, for further information.

There may also be occasions when other venues are used - details can be found under the Members Events pages.

Forthcoming Events

There are no forthcoming events currently scheduled. From the autumn through to the spring, most Local Sections hold talks and social gatherings at local sailing clubs, pubs or other venues. Our Crusing Sections hold specialist seminars and talks at CA House during this period as well as some rallies and cruises in company during the summer sailing season.

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 Secretary at westmidlands@theca.org.uk or
CA staff at office@theca.org.uk 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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