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. We are a member of VYF (“Vlaamse Yachting Federatie “) through which we have our liability insurance and from which we receive guidance on conformity to administration and rules in Belgium. (Please see www.VYF.be or http://www.vyf.be/fr/irc-53.htm (french copy) for further details).

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Veerse Meer Sunday

Jachthaven Oranjeplaat

€35.00

Sail with open keelboats (3-4 pers.) on the Veerse Meer (Arnemuiden, NL). For beginners or advanced sailors. Meet at Roodebeek metro car park (by Woluwe shopping Centre) at 08:30 and depart in various cars for Zeeland. Make sure you’re on time. We sail all day between the islands ofthe Veerse Meer and have lunch in Veere. We leave to return to Brussels about 18:00. Bring warm and waterproof clothing in case of showers. Lifejackets can be hired (4 €). Newcomers are welcome; try a day of sailing with us and decide about membership afterwards. Contact organiser Micheal Dunhill using the following email: [masked] latest by Tuesday the 23rd April. Finally keep an eye on the weather at http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/veere

Veerse Meer Sunday

Jachthaven Oranjeplaat

€35.00

Sail with open keelboats (3-4 pers.) on the Veerse Meer (Arnemuiden, NL). For beginners or advanced sailors. Meet at Roodebeek metro car park (by Woluwe shopping Centre) at 08:30 and depart in various cars for Zeeland. Make sure you’re on time. We sail all day between the islands ofthe Veerse Meer and have lunch in Veere. We leave to return to Brussels about 18:00. Bring warm and waterproof clothing in case of showers. Lifejackets can be hired (4 €). Newcomers are welcome; try a day of sailing with us and decide about membership afterwards. Contact organiser Micheal Dunhill using the following email: [masked] latest by Tuesday the 23rd April. Finally keep an eye on the weather at http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/veere

Veerse Meer Sunday

Jachthaven Oranjeplaat

€35.00

Sail with open keelboats (3-4 pers.) on the Veerse Meer (Arnemuiden, NL). For beginners or advanced sailors. Meet at Roodebeek metro car park (by Woluwe shopping Centre) at 08:30 and depart in various cars for Zeeland. Make sure you’re on time. We sail all day between the islands ofthe Veerse Meer and have lunch in Veere. We leave to return to Brussels about 18:00. Bring warm and waterproof clothing in case of showers. Lifejackets can be hired (4 €). Newcomers are welcome; try a day of sailing with us and decide about membership afterwards. Contact organiser Micheal Dunhill using the following email: [masked] latest by Tuesday the 23rd April. Finally keep an eye on the weather at http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/veere

Sailing Skills Weekend (Registration required by April 12th!)

Would you like to practice your saling skill or fancy starting to learn how to? Join us for our sailing skills weekend! We will rent POLYVALK keelboats from Sailcollege(max. 6 boats) - includes engine, gas, life jackets, map and dry container; also help with rigging the boats. You also will have the opportunity to sail for a bit on a classic yacht owned by BISC member Roel Moens, and thus experience the difference between sailing on a keelboat and on a yacht. We stay in bungalows “de Bevelander” (8 persons each) at “De Schotsman” camp and bungalow park. Event cost: about 95 euro, which includes accommodation for the Saturday night and two days of sailing. Exact amount may vary a bit depending on number of people per boat and bungalow -- separate, extra costs: food, transportation, etc. – participants plan and bring their own food – car pools can be arranged. We gather at 9.30 am at Sailcollege on Saturday and finish the weekend on Sunday around 5pm If you are not a member of the club you will need to join the club for insurance purposes. The price of membership varies between 30-35 EUR for individuals for the year depending on when you join and a family memberschip can be had for 40-45 EUR for the year. More information on how to join the club can be found here: https://www.brusselsinternationalsailingclub.be/join-bisc/ If you wish to participate please send an email to Katrien by the 12th of April using the following email address: [masked] or send an email to Kai using the following email: [masked] to make sure that you will have a place in the event and make a payment of €50 (mentioning you name and Skills weekend 2019) in the message to the BISC account: BE[masked] A second payment will be required by May 10th.

Past events (2)

Pub Manoeuvre (Get To Know BISC)

The Open

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