Monday, 13 July 2009

About YM Biscay Triangle

From the UK to Spain and back via the Bay of Biscay and Atlantic France

The Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle is an annual 3-week cruising rally for yachtsmen wishing to experience a long-range cruise in company. The Rally provides camaraderie and professional support and will benefit both experienced long-distance cruising yachtsmen and those wishing to extend their sailing experience in a fully-supported, club-style cruising event.

The departure and return are made at Torquay, where a warm reception is always assured by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. At the end of a 500-mile passage to La Coruña in North-West Spain, the club-style ethos of the event is underlined by our rally hosts at the Real Club Nautico of La Coruña and at the Société Nautique at La Trinité in South Brittany.

The Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle commences in late July and lasts 3 weeks, providing sufficient time for joining in Torquay and for returning home after the event. Under way, the fleet maintains an inter-yacht radio net and there is the added security (and fun) of sailing in company. Plenty of time is afforded at stopovers for excursions, socialising, general maintenance and crew changeovers. Stopover ports have been specially chosen with these factors in mind and a comprehensive programme of events is arranged at each venue.

Experienced shore-based support, a keynote of the Blue Water World Rally, is provided at each of the 3 stopovers. Before the start of each leg there is a series of safety briefings, covering such aspects as communication, weather and route. The Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle Rally provides a taste of Blue Water Rally sailing, not only by its professional organisation, but equally by engendering the seaman's spirit of mutual help and, above all, by making the experience ……. fun!

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