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, frequently updated,

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Click here to see more about... 100 Porthcawl residents protest over dumped harbour mud...

Protest about dumped mud in Porthcawl

Presentation of Rose Bowl and Whisky at Reception held on the Marina Pontoons, for the best dressed boat...
The winning Boat was Volition from Cardiff Yacht Club.
The presentation was made by the Mayor of Watchet, Lorreta Whetlor. The Mayor also said a few words of welcome. Our Chairman Gordon Craig responded.
£138 was raised for the RNLI Bristol Channel Appeal!


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Click one of the links below to go on a tour of Watchet... It's wonderful...

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Click here to see more about... The OWT’s vision for the BARRY COMMUNITY WATER ACTIVITIES CENTRE is that it will be available to all. 

The project can now proceed as we have obtained the necessary water Licence with Associated British Ports who own Barry Docks and agreement for a long term lease, when we have the finance and planning in place.

We envisage that the voluntary groups, will have unlimited access to the facilities for an annual fee, so long as they utilise their own craft, and have the necessary qualified instructors. Barry Community Water Activities Centre

Click here to see more about... Adventurers Halve Record For Sailing Around Britain In A Dinghy...

Two hardy adventurers from Gloucestershire are celebrating after they managed to halve the record for sailing around Britain in a small open dinghy.

Jeremy Warren and Phil Kirk set sail from Weymouth in their Wayfarer dinghy aiming to complete the journey in 60 days, which would have comfortably beaten the previous record of 76 days. But the pair arrived back on their boat Hafren in the Dorset resort on Wednesday, sun-blasted and weather-beaten.

There is no cabin to shelter in and Warren and Kirk, members of the Thornbury sailing club on the River Severn, took it in turns to snatch a few hours of sleep when the going was good.

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


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