...to complete the Cruising Association's British Isles coverage

The Cruising Association is launching a new
cruising section in October to cover activity on the western coasts of Britain
and the whole of Ireland.

The Celtic Seas section will complete the association’s coverage of the British Isles: there is already a North Sea
section and a Channel section which covers the South Coast of England, the
Channel Islands and the north coast of France.

The Celtic Seas section includes the West Coast
of Scotland, the whole of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the west coasts of
England and Wales.

Events and cruises-in-company will be arranged and there
will be CelticNet, an online forum for members.

It is envisaged that in many
cases Celtic Seas will work together with existing cruising clubs and
associations in western waters to organise joint events.

The Cruising
Association already has a strong presence in the area with 11 honorary local representatives in Ireland, one in the Isle of Man, twelve in Scotland
and three in Wales: more will be recruited.

An initial meeting will be held on Saturday, 19
October at CA House, Limehouse, London, to discuss cruising in such a diverse

In addition the first year’s program will be outlined. Members of
existing west coast and Irish associations will be invited.

There will be
various speakers on the day giving short presentations and advice on sailing in
the different sea areas. A light buffet lunch will be served. Subsequent events
will be organised closer to the Celtic Seas cruising grounds.

The event is open
to members and non-members with an interest in cruising – motor and sail – in
the West, who’d like to find out what the Section can offer them, and how they
can play a part in shaping it.

CA House is close to Limehouse
Station on the Docklands Light Railway at: 1 Northey Street, Limehouse Basin, London, E14 8BT

Unrestricted car parking is

To book a place call020 7537 2828 or email reception@cruising.org.uk

Picture: Rathlin Island Marina in Northern Ireland