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.
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.