This is the Official Website of the

Bristol Channel Yachting Association...

Our purpose is to encourage sailing and motor boating activities in the Bristol Channel

and promote interclub relationships.


It's a dynamic site, updated daily, you are welcome to

request a link be inserted, rather than copy information that 

will inevitably become stale.

Click Here to see more about.... Robot Container Ships Are on the way...

EU funding into remote-controlled container ships that will traverse the world's oceans without any crew have been slammed as ‘mad' by the RYA.

The ships, almost a quarter of a mile long and wider than a motorway could be trading from Singapore to Southampton within a decade.

Rolls-Royce, the British engineering company developing the ships, claims the unmanned ships will be cheaper, greener and safer than those with a full complement of captain and crew.

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Click here to see more about... Severn Estuary Partnership News...

Partnership News Highlights from this month’s work June has been an important time for planning the Severn Estuary Forum. We now have a finalisedprogramme of talks and have commenced ticket sales.  We are working hard to publicise the event so please to forward this flyer to anyone who might be interested in attending. 

Clich her to see more about... DIY chart survey project needs volunteers in Weymouth, West Wales and Scotland...

Click here to see more about Padstow speedboat safety plea...

Victoria Milligan

Click here to see more on...  Some guidelines from the R.Y.A. on Risk Assessment...  



Click here to see more about... Hundreds enjoy Penarth's Active Marina...

Hundreds of watersports enthusiasts have taken advantage of the opportunities at Penarth Quays since it joined the Active Marina scheme run by the RYA.

A couple of hundred sailors took part in a fundraising sail day, while Ladies Day was sold out, with a second session taking care of the extra demand, along with a well attended sea safety workshop and plenty of new visitors to the marina.

Click here to see more about... Westminster concerns grow over coastguard understaffing...
Click here to see more about... From May 2014, there will be a new warship attraction based at Torquay Harbour.  The floating museum will be home to the beautifully restored military boats HMS Gay Archer, a Fast Patrol Boat launched in 1952, Humorist a Derby Winners Class launched in 1943, and a Sea Plane Tender 437 launched in 1941. Visitors will be able to go on the vessels and enjoy their historic significance.  Watch this space for more info and update coming soon.

HMS Gay Archer

Porthcawl marina CGI render

As much as £7m could be pumped into renovating the Porthcawl seafront, now that the first stages of the project have received government backing.

The South Wales town could see the construction of a new dry dock, a national centre for surfing excellent, and a coastal life education and visitors centre.

Porthcawl Harbourside Community Interest Company sees the initial £38,000 award from the EU-funded South East Wales Community Economic Development programme as a key first step.

This money will allow planners to get started, hiring consultants and proceeding with key business development.

Programme manager Gareth Voyle said: "There can be no doubt that with foundations in Porthcawl's rich and historic heritage, Harbourside can play a significant once-in-a-lifetime role in shaping the town's future."

Planned facilities at Porthcawl include a wide range of watersports training facilities, from waverider machines to training pools, and a viewing platform at the top of the town's south tower.


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