Preparing to Cross Biscay

Saturday March 10th, CA House, Limehouse, E14 8BT

For many of us, crossing the Bay of Biscay is the first extended (longer than 24 hours) passage that we make and it is not one to be undertaken lightly. Where the sea is concerned, there are no guarantees.  Careful preparation can improve the odds in one's favour.


10.00 – 11.00 Registration Tea and coffee will be available

11.00 – 11.45 Welcome followed by Insurance by Robert Stevens. Robert will consider and explain the essential arrangements required for full cover.

11.45 – 12.30 Weather and Sources of Weather Information Dr. Andrew Eccleston will review various sources of weather information and the importance of building a weather picture.

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch A two course hot buffet lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Crossing Biscay A Crew Member’s view Jonathan Boon

14.45- 15.30 Crossing Biscay Geoff Clark

15.30 -16.00 Tea

16.00- 16.45 Biscay Crossings  Andrew Geddes

Andrew has made more than one Biscay Crossing, all of them had a different point of interest.

16.45- 17.30  The alternative to Crossing Biscay Judith Grimwade

Cost of attendance including a two course hot-buffet lunch, refreshments and an information pack   CA members £30.00 non-members £45.00

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