What we're about

Brussels International Sailing Club (BISC) vzw is about sailing, as simple as that! We are not a formal or commercial club, nor are we all expert sailors. What everyone in the club has in common is that we enjoy messing about in or with boats. That can mean small boat sailing in Holland on summer Sundays or longer small-group cruises, also in Holland, the Channel or further afield. The Club is registered in Belgium and a member of WWSV (https://www.wwsv.be/) (Wind & Watersport Vlaanderen), through which members are covered by liability insurance and from which we receive guidance on conformity to administration and rules in Belgium. More information on the insurance can be found here (https://www.brusselsinternationalsailingclub.be/about/wwsv-insurance/).

As a small club we encourage every member to organise some activity, it can be anything as long as it is connected to sailing in some way. As well as sailing activities we have educational evenings where we get someone to talk about a recent trip,. In the past we have visited the bridge on a cross-channel ferry, we have even practised getting into a life-raft in a swimming pool (it can be difficult)!

Plus there are informal socials, dinners, slide evenings, perhaps the odd quiz or two. You don’t have to be sailors yourselves, as long as you are willing to learn. Every year we inspire a few people to take things further and start taking courses under the British RYA (Royal Yachting Association).

Membership of the club is open to all who are interested in and enjoy sailing. More information can be found on our website: http://www.brusselsinternationalsailingclub.be

To take part in most of our events you have to be a paid up member of the club for insurance purposes. More information on fees and dates can be found here (https://www.brusselsinternationalsailingclub.be/join-bisc/)

Upcoming events (4+)

Harbour Manoeuvres Training

Tip Top Sailing | Zeilschool, Zeilvakanties & Jachtverhuur

Exercise harbour manoeuvres with a skipper of the yacht rental company (Tip Top Sailing, Willemstad Marina), a two day course with nothing but practicing manoeuvres (box, mediterean mooring with anchor, side mooring on a pontoon, etc.) NO SAILING, only yacht manoeuvring practice.
Price: 375 € pp + catering (no mooring/fuel costs)
To register, email to Patrick Sinnesael, asap (Phone:[masked]; Email: [masked])

Registration deadline: 22 February 2023

Pub Evening

Café Des Minimes.

Do come along to our pub evening – bring all your sailing news with your plans for the coming sailing season! You are invited to come only for a drink if you wish, and there will also be opportunity to get something to eat.

Registration: Please let Sue Bird ([masked]) know if you intend to come by 7 May 2023.

Rondje Zeeland

Enjoy Sailing Zeeland

Join us for a 4 day cruise on the Oosterschelde Delta, Haringvliet and the North Sea, on a large sailing yacht (BAVARIA 40).
This is an event for advanced sailors and those wanting to develop skills in tidal waters. The event will cost around €350-€400 excluding food, mooring, fuel, … .We will meet at the charterer (Enjoy Sailing Sint-Annaland) at 17:00 on the 17th of May. People can also join early in the morning of the 18th of May. The address of the charter is: Enjoy Sailing Zeeland Boulevard 1 Sint-Annaland, 4697 BC Netherlands . Carpooling to be decided.
We install ourselves on the boat and have dinner on the boat on Wednesday evening. On Thursday we set sail and depending on the conditions we either go clockwise or anti-clockwise and continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have to hand back the boat at 18:00 on Sunday. The idea is to have a self-catered trip (one restaurant evening).
No need to bring sleeping bag, pillow, towels as this is included in the rent.
Bring warm and waterproof clothing in case of showers. Life jackets are included by the charterer in rental cost. Finally keep an eye on the weather at https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/sint_annaland For further details, please contact Peter O’Reilly [masked], [masked]
To register, send an email to Peter by the middle of February 2023 at the latest!

Sailing in the Maasplassen

Sailcenter Limburg; Maasdijk 1, Ophoven (B)

Start off on lake, Spaanjerdplas, pass into river Maas, sail down Maas to Wessem.
Lunch in Wessem then sail (or motor) up river, regain lake and return to Kinrooi.
Suitable for experienced or new sailors, three or four to a boat
To register, email to Michael Dunhill, [masked]
Registration deadline: 6th May

Past events (60)

AGM and Fitting-Out Supper

Le Coq en Pâte