CA Site Ring


The CA Site ring is a directory of Sailing-related Web and Blog sites by Cruising Association members. By clicking on either the associated home page thumbnail or the name, you can go directly to that site.
If you wish, you can search for a site either by entering its name in the Site Name box, or by using keywords (e.g. Baltic).

The CA is not responsible for the content of any site this directory links to.

Our blog serves as a personal record of our adventures and experiences since leaving the UK in 2012 whilst allowing family and friends to keep up-to-date with our whereabouts. We hope that our blog provides some useful information for other sailors who may be planning a similar adventure to ours.

Our dream to take early retirement and cruise slowly down and into the Med unexpectedly came early... 15 year's early, due to us being made redundant (we both worked for the same company). At the time we could have 'played it safe', got new employment and continued working until retirement however we decided that life is too short and that we should take the risk and see where it takes us... please feel free to follow us on our travels by visiting The adventures of Yacht Flirtie at www.sailblogs.com/member/distantdrummer/

The plans and voyages of the Ovni 365 "Grey Wanderer" currently cruising during the summer months in the Western Baltic

The cruising blog of the voyages of SV Passat II, a 34 ft called a Tradewind 34 (aka True North 34) designed by Stan Huntingford in the mid 1970s. The keel was laid in 1976 and and she was launched in Vancouver, BC Canada in 1980.

The Blog covers the worldwide Voyages starting in 2007 from Victoria, BC Canada.

This site is more than just the logs of our cruises: there are posts about a mutiny on the Guardian newspaper's Fastnet yacht entry, a race which split the paper down the middle when I worked there; about how I was held personally responsible (in a manner of speaking) for sinking the Bank of England's yacht; I go deep into the arguments that still rage among both yachtsmen and classicists about where Odysseus actually sailed. I report on building a lapstrake pram dinghy, about nerdish technical issues that I’m interested in, such as Brexit and VAT, electronic navigation and chart accuracy, and I write posts about barge cruises and about trans-Adriatic races with a friend who belongs to a Venetian yacht club. We’ve sailed to Scotland and Ireland in two extended round Britain cruises, been many times to France and Holland, spent three years recently on the Biscay coast and chartered often in the Mediterranean, the Adriatic and as far as the Seychelles as well as sailing a friend's local boat in the Californian Channel Islands. There are lots more places we plan to go. I also indulge myself here with reminiscences of sailing from the fifties onwards, as much for the grandchildrens' benefit as my own. 

A blog of our travels, usually only updated in the summer
Describes mainly voyages, but also explorations by bike, undertaken by us since 2003.
During the summers, we have sailed slowly from Harwich down the French Atlantic coast, along the Spanish north, past Portugal to the Algarve. We have spent seasons in the Algarve, Balearics, Sardinia and Corsica. Our catamaran, Razzmatazz, is now based in Preveza.
In the winters, we have explored Cuba, Kerala and Andalucia by bike.
The site is not a blog. I usually add a complete account of each voyage or journey once or twice a year.

A collection of summer cruises from Brighton to Trieste. Then back out of the Med to El Rompido in Atlantic SW Spain near the Portuguese border.

Aqua Blue is a Kelsall trimaran, launched in '76, and still going strong!

 

This is the story of two little bears who live on a yacht and from time to time go on long sailing trips.

Blogs since 2012.  More a sailing Diary of our mini adventures

Sailing the Netherlands, East Coast of UK, South and South West UK.  

Now Sailing Netherlands June July 2019

 

List of blogs by year following SIRENA IV's travels around the UK, Holland and the Baltic. Written for family & friends, and for us to read in our dotage. May have the odd useful information for those following a similar path.