Posts and news about the CA (was called CA House)

CA Press Release regarding Continuing Piracy

Royal Navy continues its advice: Don’t sail in the western Indian Ocean

New pirate attacks on vessels in the Indian Ocean in the last week have renewed calls for yachts not to sail in the area.

The Cruising Association’s Regulations and Technical Services team - RATS – is part of a group closely monitoring events in the western Indian Ocean, liaising both with bodies within the marine industry as well as the Royal Navy.

And the continuing  advice has to be: ‘Don’t sail in the high risk area.’

Clipper Yachts Leave St. KATHERINE’S DOCK

Our patron Sir Robin Knox-Johnson was spotted looking suave and relaxed at the foot of Tower Bridge as the Clipper Yachts were leaving St. Katherine’s Dock for the start of their “Adventure of a Lifetime” on Sunday 1st September.

Annual General Meeting

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 18:30 to 21:30

To keep the Association in good form and to continue to prosper, much important work has to be done, especially through Council, so assistance from Members is invaluable.  The AGM will be held at CA House on Wednesday 27th November, 2013 at 6.30pm.

Trafalgar Night dinner at CA House

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 19:00 to 22:30

Trafalgar Night dinner at CA House

This year we are once again holding a dinner at CA House to commemorate Trafalgar Night.  Make a  date in your diary for Friday 25 October.

Fining foreign-flagged yachts

The Liguian area just west of the city Savona (44' 19.00N and 008' 29.8E) in the gulf of Genoa.

The Italians are getting quite keen on fining foreign-flagged yachts and the excuse of "i didn't know" has little effect. The HLR in Savona has no idea how this restriction will be enforced but his advice is to stay well clear.

Bryan Scott

CA London July BBQ this week

Wed, 03/07/2013 - 18:00 to 22:30

Wednesday 3 July is CA London’s next social event. Come and join us at CA House for our traditional not-to-be-missed summer BBQ. According to the BBC, it’s going to be warm and dry - and even if they are wrong about the weather, the bar will fit the description! Enjoy good food and good company. Guests welcome. Bar open from 6pm. Food from 7pm. Tickets £12 a head.

Transatlantic Forum Weekend

Sat, 11/05/2013 - 09:30 to Sun, 12/05/2013 - 17:00

Hosted by Sailing Rallies, the weekend promises to be informative and fun, covering preparation, planning and what you are likely to experience during an Atlantic crossing. Whether you are planning to sail the Atlantic this year, next year or if you have only just started dreaming about it – the Transatlantic Forum will provide expert advice and plenty of hints and tips to make your trip a success.

Black Sea Cruising talk/discussion

Wed, 03/04/2013 - 19:00 to 21:30

On the 6th of March Neil and Pat Lynn were scheduled to give a talk about their trip around the Black Sea. Their talk had to be postponed for family reasons and Chris Smith stepped in with a different talk about Black Sea cruising.

Neil has now offered to give a shortened version of his talk on Wednesday 3rd of April at CA House. Theire will be plenty of time for questions and discussion after the talk. This is an area which currently sees only a few foreign cruisers but which more members are hoping to visit during the next couple of years.

An Evening with Matt Rutherford (OCC)

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 19:00 to 22:00

An Evening with Matt Rutherford, hosted by Ocean Cruising Club and the CA, 17th April 2013