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Adventures and misadventures: Sofia’s five-year circumnavigation

Jonathan and Anne Lloyd gave a CA London webinar on 24 March 2021 covering their five-year circumnavigation. There were lots of compliments and expressions of thanks, perhaps best summed up by 'A brilliant job of crushing a lifetime experience into 40 minutes'.


Adventures and misadventures: tales of Sofia's circumnavigation, by Jonathan and Anne Lloyd

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 19:00

Completing a circumnavigation had been a long held ambition for Anne and Jonathan Lloyd for many years. In June 2014 they embarked on this venture in their Malo 42 - Sofia, which took them just over 5 years to complete. Their talk will cover their preparations, route taken and the adventures and misadventures encountered along the way including rigging failure during their Pacific crossing, grounding in Fiji and a lightning strike on their homeward leg from the Azores to the UK.

From Greece to Wales despite Covid, Tim Herbert-Smith

Wed, 17/03/2021 - 19:00

In summer 2020 during a brief respite from lockdowns, Tim helped deliver an Ovni 395 from the Aegean to Milford Haven. His talk is an account of crossing an untypically quiet Mediterranean, coping with Covid restrictions ashore, and undertaking a midnight rescue before progressing up the Atlantic coast of Spain, Portugal & France, arriving in Wales some 3000 miles & four weeks after leaving Leros.


The Thames Estuary, Rob Smith

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 19:00

London has always relied upon the Thames Estuary, but the place is a mystery even for many Londoners. Rob’s talk starts in East London and follows the river to the sea. Along the way, he will tell you some of the stories from the history of the area, and about places to visit in real life.

Cruising the European Ring: through five countries in 90 days, Andy Mulholland

Wed, 10/03/2021 - 19:00

2021 is the first year that non-EU (including British) CA members will find their cruising in Europe restricted to just 90 days. How ambitious can a 90 day cruise be? In 2018 CA EIWS members Andy and Gwen travelled a circular route through the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany and back to the Netherlands in single 90-day period.

North with Narnia, June Berridge

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:00

June recounts her experience of cruising the West Coast of Scotland on board Narnia, a Najad 441 which she was invited to join via the CA Crewing Service by owner and skipper Derek Jones.

A Circuit of Sweden, David Rivett

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 19:00

David won the 2020 Dolphin Cup for his pictorial log of a voyage in Primetime, a Contest 40S, from Denmark to Gothenburg and across Sweden via the Göta Canal. In this talk, David will describe the cruise, show striking images from his log, and offer some general thoughts and observations on sailing, laying up and so forth around Scandinavia.


Cruising in the Gulf of Morbihan, Malcolm Denham

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 19:00

The Golfe du Morbihan is a magical place with something to please almost everyone. An area of 40 square kilometres with over 40 islands, quite a few rocks and some very strong currents make for some interesting pilotage. The Golfe has plenty of history with islands inhabited from megalithic times. There are anchorages amongst the islands, swinging or for/aft buoys and the major towns of Auray and Vannes. The talk will take a tour around the Golfe showing some of our favourite places.

Around Britain and beyond with my dog, Martin Whitfield

Wed, 10/02/2021 - 19:00

A British circumnavigation is on many sailors’ wish lists. Martin planned a four month voyage, which meant the dog had to come too. No problem, as Buzz, Martin’s most travelled dog, has sailed nearly 15,000 miles in more than 15 countries, so definitely qualifies as being an experienced "sea dog". Martin will describe their fabulous trip around the UK in 200 dog walks as well as journeys much further afield, with some helpful tips on keeping the canines happy while at sea and on the boat.

Revolution at Limehouse: The Power of Water, Jeremy Batch

Wed, 03/02/2021 - 19:00

What connects Limehouse Marina, Tower Bridge, the USS Enterprise and a National Trust property in Northumberland? All made use of hydraulic machinery first conceived by Blaise Pascal and later developed by Joseph Bramah, Sir William Armstrong and others, including the jigger (which is not a weevil), the hydraulic motor and the weight-loaded accumulator.