Biscay

Welcome to the Biscay Section

The Biscay Section is a growing community of cruising sailors who sail or plan to sail in the area of Biscay. They help each other by exchanging information and sharing our experiences.

The Biscay Area

The Biscay section covers the waters from Portsall, the North of the Chenal du Four, to Gibraltar; an area that includes some of the most stunning cruising grounds in Europe and is easily accessible to UK-based boat owners. There are beautiful and tranquil islands, rivers, access to a substantial network of inland waterways and some of the best food in Europe thanks to French and North Spanish cuisine.

Where We Meet

During the non-sailing season, cruising forums are organised at CA House; Biscay Day is held on the last Sunday of the London Boat Show. The talks and presentations given at the forums allow members to share their experiences and are also valuable sources of information for those who are preparing to cruise in the region. During the summer, rallies and other social events are organised.

Being part of our Section

Members of the section receive e-newsletters and section pages on the members’ website are updated when new information is added, or new cruising reports have been posted. We also provide background information to cruising in the area. While away cruising, many of the section’s members use BiscayNet to ask questions and exchange information. For those who prefer to do so, all emails posted here may be read at a later date. The experiences of Biscay Section members provide a wealth of information for the benefit of others.

To find out about Biscay sailing please watch the video below.




Forthcoming Events

RALLY ASTURIAS 2017
Date: 17/06/2017

RALLY ASTURIAS JUNE 17TH - JULY 1ST  Last year we held our first Rally in Northern Spain and this was very much enjoyed by the participants, some of whom were on their way towards the Med,...

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RALLY YEU
Date: 20/06/2017

Rally Yeu     Joinville Ile d'Yeu June 22-22nd Joinville on the Ile d’Yeu is a very welcoming marina on a lovely island.  We enjoyed the meet-up on Yeu so much last year, that we...

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BEGINNING IN BISCAY
Date: 28/10/2017

  BEGINNING IN BISCAY Saturday October 28th CA HOUSE 10.00-18.00   This is a very popular event for those either cruising in Biscay waters for the first time, or planning to work...

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To see seminars and lectures organised by members of the CA see here, or to see a calendar of all events see here.

Interested in Finding out More?

Please contact the Section Secretary, Judith Grimwade, at biscay@theca.org.uk or
CA staff at office@theca.org.uk or +44 (0) 207 537 2828.

Cruising Sections

Baltic

Covers the Baltic Sea, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Faroes. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Biscay

Covers Western France, Spain and Portugal as well as crossing Biscay. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring.

Blue Water

For those sailing outside of European waters. Holds a popular Blue Water seminar in the summer.

Celtic

Covers waters from Land’s End to Cape Wrath. Meets at various west coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Channel

Covers Northern France from the Belgian border to Normandy and the South Coast of England. Holds a popular introductory seminar every spring, and organises summer rallies.

European Inland Waterways

Covers over 30,000 km of navigable rivers and canals passing through over 20 countries. Meets spring and autumn at CA House.

Mediterranean

Covers the Mediterranean from Spain and Morocco in the west to the Levant in the east, and includes the Black Sea. Meets at CA House in the winter, and afloat in the summer.

North Sea

Covers the UK, Belgian and Dutch coasts. Meets at East Coast venues to share knowledge on all aspects of cruising the region.

Local / UK Sections

Antipodean

For members who live in Australia and New Zealand and who sail in the Northern Hemisphere.

CA London

CA London events are held at our Limehouse HQ.

East Midlands

Talks are held in various venues in the East Midlands.

Essex

Meetings held at Blackwater Sailing Club and mid-week lunches arranged.

Kent

Winter talks are held in Maidstone, and joint rallies are organised with Essex and Suffolk sections.

Lyme Bay

Talks and walks are organised over the winter.

Solent

Summer rallies with weekend meets. Winter talks with ‘club’ suppers usually at a Hamble yacht club or marina.

South West

Members meets in two locations, one in Plymouth and one in Falmouth.

Suffolk

Joint meetings are arranged with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone.

Thames Valley

Winter talks are held at the Upper Thames Sailing Club in Bourne End near Marlow.

Wessex

Talks are held at Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole.

West Midlands

Year round events held at Severn Motor Yacht Club, also winter meetings held at Ashwood Social Club Kingswinford.

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