The Cruising Association (CA) is launching the first in a series of Podcasts covering popular sailing areas around the South-West of England. The CAP Series (Cruising Association Podcast Series) will form practical guides featuring experts imparting detailed knowledge of the local areas.
CA Members will be able to download the Podcasts that can then be listened to offline, whether ashore or afloat. These will become valuable guides covering not only the pilotage aspects of a cruising ground but also places of interest including pubs and restaurants.
Trevor Taylor, the secretary of the CA’s South-West Section and Series producer comments, “It’ll be like having local experts talk you through all you need to know when visiting these popular sailing areas. They won’t replace conventional charts or pilots but will be valuable additions featuring contributions from individuals who really know the area, as well as input from harbour authorities and the RNLI.”
The first in the CAP Series covers the River Dart in Devon and titles covering Padstow in Cornwall and Plymouth in Devon are currently in production. More Podcasts will be added regularly to grow into a valuable library of guides to sailing in the South-West. Trevor Taylor says that, “The beauty of the online system is that they can be easily updated as information changes so they can always be bang up to date.”
The Podcast Series is just one in a number of new initiatives created for the recently re-launched South-West Section of the CA. In addition there is SWNet, a forum specifically for those who cruise the waters of the South-West, as well as rallies, meetings and events.
In addition to this new Series being of great benefit to its members, the CA is also pleased to offer non-members the opportunity to hear a sample podcast.
For links and more information head to: https://www.theca.org.uk/news/southwest_section_relaunch_march18