The south and east coasts of Italy are under-appreciated as a cruising destination as Boyd Goldie will highlight in this talk. People often pass through as quickly as possible on their way to or from Croatia or Greece. Yet there are many delightful towns and stops off the main sailing track. With excellent food, wine and coffee, no flotillas and few charter boats, Boyd says it’s an area not to be missed.
In 2019 Derek and Jean sailed clockwise round Britain starting from their winter base on the river Deben. This talk by Derek Lumb is about a small part of the trip: a two week cruise with an old friend who had expressed enthusiasm for the western and northern isles, starting from Oban, taking in the home of 240,000 puffins and ending in Orkney.
The North Brittany coast is a super cruising area not far from many of us on the south coast of the UK and with many attractions. But with some 30+ ports it can be difficult to choose where to go. Joint Channel Secretary Bob Garrett describes his top ten ports and explains why they make that shortlist.
Andy Mullholland is a member of the European Inland Waterways Section with more than 15,000 km of cruising the Dutch waterways under his belt. He was the prime mover behind the guide to the Standing Mast Routes.
Our very first CA webinar broadcast will be a presentation by Keith Pettican, Med Section Secretary, talking about the things you need to consider when planning longer term cruising.
Cruising plans may be on hold due to current restrictions but learning from experienced fellow CA members is one of the many benefits of CA membership. There is much to consider, but Keith's talk will highlight the issues you need to take into account to plan for before your new adventure begins!
The winner of our exclusive-to-members March Gill promotion to claim one of Gill's Duffel Bags is KEN PIMENTEL, living in Guildford in Surrey. His name was chosen randomly from all the CA members who placed an order with Gill throughout March.
We launched the ‘Refer a Friend’ promotion last year and it was so successful that we’re running it again through the 2020 sailing season from April through to September. We’re always delighted when a member recommends a friend to join the CA and we want to recognise this by offering an incentive to you and to your friend. Once they sign up, your friend receives 25% off their first year’s membership and YOU, the CA member, get £20 to spend in the CA online shop.