Biscay Section

Beginning in Biscay – An Introduction to Cruising the Biscay Coast of France (webinar)

Sat, 06/11/2021 - 11:00

The Biscay coast of France is a fantastic cruising ground and this webinar will highlight some of the advantages to cruising this coast, and some of the pitfalls that may catch out the unwary. Its aim is to arm members with the inspiration, information and confidence to spend time enjoying this region.

The webinar will include two presentations by members with extensive experience of the area, with a break between the two.

Crossing Biscay, A Virtual Seminar

Sat, 13/03/2021 - 10:00 to 18:00

Passage-making from the UK to the Mediterranean, or crossing the Atlantic, usually means crossing the Bay of Biscay. This is where the adventure begins. The seminar will consist of two webinars with a suitable interval for lunch.

Beginning In Biscay - Cruising the Atlantic Coast of France

Sat, 12/12/2020 - 14:30 to 17:00

Although the Bay of Biscay has reputation for storms and dangerous seas, the Atlantic Coast of France is one of Europe's best cruising grounds. Fortunately, from Spring to Autumn the weather is much kinder - warmer than the UK but not as hot as the Mediterranean. Why is it, that so many boaters, who visit this cruising ground, decide to stay and make this their cruising base?  What are its main attractions, is it the scenery, the cuisine or the French way of life? 

Zoom Seminar December 12th 2020  14.30

Biscay Rally 2020 Ile d'Yeu Port-Joinville - CANCELLED

Fri, 19/06/2020 - 18:00 to Sun, 21/06/2020 - 23:59

This year the Biscay Section returns to Port Joinville on the Ile d'Yeu for their summer Rally. The Ile d'Yeu is one of the most attractive islands on the French Biscay coast. It is far enough away from the mainland to retain its unique atmosphere, and small enough to explore by foot or bicycle within a few days.  We hope to arrange a meal at our favourite restaurant 09 as part of the rally events. Space may be limited, so early booking is essential.

Dates June 19th - 21st

Pontoon welcome party  Jue 19th 19.00 

Cancelled: Crossing Biscay and Cruising Northern Spain

Sat, 21/03/2020 - 10:00 to 17:00

Following the revised advice issued by the Government on 16 March this event has been cancelled.

A Biscay Crossing should always be given respect and careful planning. For many of us, it will be our first passage lasting more than 25 hours and for some as long as three days. What are the best port of departure and arrival? How do we make the best use of weather information and how will that influence the proposed route. What about looking after the crew, watch-keeping? What are the limits of your comfort zone?

Beginning in Biscay: Cruising the coast of Western France

Sat, 30/11/2019 - 00:00

The western coast of France offers a delightful cruising ground and abounds with wonderful destinations including stunning islands, historic towns, sheltered anchorages, unspoilt rivers and an array of good harbours and marinas.


Fri, 12/07/2019 - 17:00 to Sun, 14/07/2019 - 23:00



Crossing Biscay, Cruising Galicia and Beyond

Sat, 23/03/2019 - 10:30

Passage-making from the UK to the Mediterranean, or crossing the Atlantic, usually means crossing the Bay of Biscay. This is where the adventure begins. There are tales of heroic undertakings while others manage to find kinder and more enjoyable conditions. We cannot guarantee that every crossing will be benign, but there are now more sources of information that may help to find a better weather slot.

An Introduction to Atlantic France

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

An Introduction to Atlantic France  Saturday December 1st  CA House, Limehouse, London E14 8BT

The Atlantic coast of France offers a superb cruising ground, delightful islands, historic towns that welcome boaters, sheltered anchorages and unspoilt rivers.

The day will include presentations on channel crossings, keeping a boat in France as well as  cruising areas. The cost of attendance includes lunch, refreshments and a comprehensive information pack.

Golden Globe Rally Les Sables d'Olonne

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 18:00

Golden Globe Rally   Mustering 15/16 June 2018