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CA Solent Section Summer Programme 2013

SUMMER EVENTS already arranged

Saturday/Sunday 11/12 May DIY Barbecue in Bembridge

Rodney and Karen Ireland look forward to welcoming us to this new venue for our first meet of the summer.

Saturday/Sunday 21/22 September Gins Farm Meet

1/2 Price CA membership for Owners Associations

Half Price CA membership for Owners Association Members

If you belong to one of the below Owner's Associations, you will qualify for half price membership with the CA off your first year's membership.

Broom  Dufour   Elizabethan   Fisher   Hallberg-Rassy  Hurley  Legend  Linssen  Maxi  Moody   Najad  Nauticat   Nicholson  Rival  Rustler  Sadler  Southerly  Twister  Victoria Shadow   Westerly

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Auction of Books from the CA Library

These books have been in store since the move of the Library into the  smaller space on the first floor some years ago. Please help the CA by drawing the sale to the attention of friends who may be interested in these topics.

The auction is taking place on the 16th of January 2013 in Edinburgh. The catalogue is attached below.


Come and See Us at the London Boat Show 2013

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The CA will be exhibiting at the Tullet Prebon London Boat Show from 12 – 20 January 2013, on stand A165.

Come and meet us to discover how we can help you enjoy cruising - whatever your level of experience, and whatever sort of boat you have.

Solent Section Winter Programme 2012-13

Solent  Section  Winter Programme

Amended Programme as at January 20th 2013

To book to attend these meetings please go to Events on MyCA


New Approach to RYA Training Courses

A professional sailing school, Hamilton Sailing, is now dealing with the administration and delivery of theory courses at CA House through to August 2013. It is a small company of experienced and highly competent enthusiasts with a reputation for delivering knowledge in an accessible and (fairly!) painless way. The company also has two yachts available for practical instruction and for cruising holidays to gain sea time.

Launch of the 2013 Cruising Almanac

The CA is very pleased to announce the launch of its Almanac for 2013.

The superior guide to the seaways, rivers and key inland waterways of the United Kingdom and Western Europe, the Cruising Almanac is compiled by seasoned navigators, members of the CA, with years of experience in the variety of conditions to be encountered in each area. 

Brittany weather actuals

Northern France and Biscay Sections' members may find the Brittany Weather reports a useful facility. The link has been added to the Internet Links pages for NW Europe and Biscay.



Cruising Association Releases First Mobile App

Cruising Association Releases First Mobile App

The Cruising Association (CA) has announced the launch of its very first App, the ‘CAptain’s Mate’, designed by the CA to increase accessibility of its worldwide cruising information.

"Upgraded" Met Office Website

Anyone using the Met Office site will be aware that it has changed in appearance. It is possible to  navigate to the marine weather pages, easily, only by using the mega-drop-down menu. On my iPad that disappears before I find Marine. As a whole, to put not too fine a point, it is a dumbed down dog’s dinner for forecast services. Paradoxically, they seem to have made it more easy to find  “technical” pages such as those about weather prediction, climate and other research.