All Aflutter

By David Beattie at 19:30 on Tuesday 15 March in the CAI Zoom room. A talk about flags, their origins and uses, including sailing flag etiquette and some famous and infamous flag signals made over the years. David Beattie has been sailing for over 50 years and cruising offshore for

Building a pram Dinghy

A talk by Mark Sweetnam on Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 19:30 on Zoom. This is no ordinary dinghy! It splits in two, stores easily, sails beautifully under a lug sail and rows properly. The design and construction are Mark’s own and are wonderful to see. Open Zoom now For

Boat electrical systems

On a boat, you have a harsh, damp, salt-laden atmosphere. Add to this the constant vibrations from waves, wind and engines and it is no wonder that installations which would be fine ashore, or on a vehicle, do not last very long on a boat. In the 2018 Golden Globe

Stravaiger comes home

Charlie is no stranger to most of us, having been with the CAI for nearly 20 years. He is an ISA/RYA instructor examiner among many other things and has cruised several boats extensively. He set off to the Baltic Sea three years ago only to be marooned in the middle