The Cruising Association is launching a cruising section for the western coasts of Britain and the whole of Ireland, in October. 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 eleven 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 area. 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. To book a place call 020 7537 2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org