The Flag Officer lunch was held on the 7th of January 2012 and presentations were made to members of the CA who have made significant contributions to the CA, both in 2011 and for many years prior to this.
This information has been updated. Please find attached a brief note (Piracy Flyer V3) just published by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in conjunction with the Maritime Security Centre - Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and the UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) a more detailed note (Piracy Warning V3) and an update (Piracy Update V4) also just published by ISAF, MSCHOA & UKMTO.
The documents strongly recommend that yachts avoid entirely the western Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden.
The CruiseAbility forum has now opened within the member’s section of the CA website. Its aim is to ensure that the objects of the Cruising Association are inclusive of members with disabilities or impairments, and assist these keen people to sail yachts.
Hearty congratulations to CA member Jeanne Socrates who arrived in Cape Town (Royal Cape Y.C.) on Wednesday, 11th May at 5.10 p.m. local time at the successful conclusion of her third attempt to circumnavigate single-handed via Cape Horn. Her journey, via New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada/USA, Cape Horn, and the Falkland Islands took 14 months. At the age of 68, Jeanne is the oldest woman to complete a single-handed round-world voyage via Cape Horn and one of fewer than twenty women to have done so.
The entire membership of the Cruising Association is shocked to learn that Scott and Jean Adam and their crew Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle on board their sailing yacht Quest have been fatally shot by their captors following the hijacking by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman.
Scott Adam was a member of the Cruising Association and the yacht had been taking part in the round-the-world Blue Water Rally but had left the rally before the attack.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those who died.
Where did you cruise last year? Got a story to tell?
Members are encouraged to submit an account of their cruising antics of 2010 for the annual log competition. There are a range of categories and if you're lucky, you might even win a prize. All logs submitted are held in the library and information centre at CA House where we have an extensive collection of logs going back to the earliest days of the Associaiton.