01/03/2019 SB20 Keelboat training and racing - 9-12 May in Cascais, Portugal Deadline for enrolment: 24 April Don't miss this exciting sailing adventure in the mythical Cascais bay near Lisbon, Portugal! Highly qualified sailors will introduce you to the exhilaration of fast downwind sailing and racing in safe keelboats that are easy to manoeuvre, do not require hiking and do not capsize. Read more and book fast!
22/03/2019 Offshore call! - Mid-October to end of October 2019 This voyage will bring you from continental France to the Canaries. If you have good experience in coastal sailing and feel ready for moving offshore, if you wonder how it feels spending days in the middle of the sea with no land in sight, if you wish to break away from your daily routine for a while ... ... then read more about this adventure and get in touch!
24/03/2019 Nav'Apero on 28 March! When? Thursday, 28 March Time? As of 18:30 Where?The Funky Monkey (Rue Archimede, 65 - 1000 Brussels) - look out for the CNCE logo!
16/12/2018 Enjoy some leisurely summer sailing in Greece! Sign up for a relaxing cruise in the Aegean Sea (Cyclades Islands) and enjoy Greek hospitality and enticing food in a charming environment! You may join this trip for either 1 or 2 weeks: 13-27 July 2019 (with the option to disembark or join midway on 20 July). Read more
12/01/2019 Dinghy sailing: what's in store in the upcoming season Read more
05/03/2019 EU Agencies Regatta - 21-25 September in Aeolian Islands, Italy Deadline for enrolment: 14 March For the first time, CNCE will participate in a regatta organised by EU Agencies, in the beautiful Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily in September 2019. Jump on board for this fantastic experience, combining flotilla sailing in a beautiful environment, and an opportunity to improve your sailing skills during the regatta as well as to meet many other passionate sailors. Please reply quickly, as this is a very sought-after destination and charter boats are filling up quickly. Read more and book fast!
18/01/2019 Register now for our two-day RYA course on sea survival and safety on 6-7 April 2019! Deadline for registrations: 20 February (if by that deadline the minimum number of registered participants is not reached, the course will not take place and all those who registered will be fully reimbursed)! After the 20 February (if course confirmed), in case of cancellation reimbursement will ONLY be possible if an adequate replacement is found. Participants will obtain the ISAF certificate required for some offshore races. Also a must for any offshore sailor! Read more
19/02/2019 CNCE General Assembly on 19 February We are looking forward to welcoming you at this year's General Assembly tonight, Tuesday 19 February 2019, at 7pm, Centre Albert Borschette, rue Froissart 36, 1040 Bruxelles. The GA is an important event for the club, and in particular this year because CNCE members will elect the new CNCE Executive Board for the next three years (2019-2021). Join us at this important event and cast your vote!
12/12/2018 Explore the Azores and join a cruise in the Cape Verde Islands! Seize a unique opportunity! Enquire now to join Ken Patterson on two cruises in 2019:
27/10/2018 Missed a CNCE event? Have a look at our photo gallery! Visit our photo gallery to catch up on the big CNCE events: get a picture of Jimmy Cornell's recent lecture in Brussels, admire the absolutely stunning photos of the CNCE crew at Barcolana, the biggest regatta of all times, or have a look at the various sailing weekends in Zeeland on BlueOne.
24/11/2018 Atlantic & Antarctica sailing and lessons learned: presentations by Ken Patterson on 13 December 2018 and 10 January 2019. Following his return from the Atlantic round trip on his Ovni 385 S/Y “Zaria”, Ken will share his experience gained during his sailing trips on the Atlantic and to the Western Antarctic peninsula. Read more and register now! Please note that the Antarctica presentation has been rescheduled from 6 December 2018 to 10 January 2019.
14/10/2018 More cruising weekends on BlueOne until the end of the year! Check out our new Zeeland dates...
17/11/2018 Nav'Apero on 29 November! When? Thursday, 29 November Time? As of 18:30 Where?The Funky Monkey (Rue Archimede, 65 - 1000 Brussels) - look out for the CNCE logo!
13/11/2018 Join BlueOne for a sailing weekend on 17-18 November! Wondering what to do next weekend? Well, it is November, yet the weather is forecast to be sunny next WE 17/18 November, i.e. still perfect for sailing in Zeeland inner waters. Seize this occasion and come onboard BlueOne! Pack your sailing gear and join our skipper Nicolas. More info & registration.
04/10/2018 Racing throughout the winter - sign up for the Goofies Winter Race series! During the winter months, our yacht BlueOne will take part in the Goofies for the first time. The start signal is given on every first Saturday of the month from November to April just outside Colijnsplaat harbour entrance. Enjoy a few hours of fun racing in the afternoon before heading back to Brussels - all you need is some warm sailing gear! Read more...
24/10/2018 Conference by Jimmy Cornell on Thursday, 25 October - Read more and book... +++ Due to technical reasons, Jimmy Cornell's lecture is RELOCATED to 99, rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels, room 00/53. +++ Sorry for this inconvenience!
04/10/2018 More cruising weekends on BlueOne soon to be announced! Who said the sailing season is coming to an end? CNCE is planning more weekend sailing on BlueOne in the coming months. The dates will be announced soon, so watch this space!
16/09/2018 Nav'Apero on 20 September! When? Thursday, 20 September Time? As of 18:30 Where?The Funky Monkey (Rue Archimede, 65 - 1000 Brussels) - look out for the CNCE logo!
22/08/2018 Nav'Apero on 29 August! The summer holidays are coming to an end, but not the sailing season! To catch up after the break and make plans for upcoming sailing adventures, let's meet at the next Nav'Apero. When? Wednesday, 29 August Time? As of 18:00 Where?The Funky Monkey (Rue Archimede, 65 - 1000 Brussels) - look out for the CNCE logo!
08/08/2018 Last places available for Zeeland cruises on 11-12 and 18-19 August - Book now! For the 11-12 and 18-19 August weekend sailing cruises on BlueOne there are still some last places available to join our CNCE crew. If interested, please contact Nicolas
15/06/2018 2nd Nav'Apero - Wednesday, 20 June Our 1st Nav'Apero was a huge success. If you missed it, would like to join again or catch up after the Beginners' Course, let's meet at the Funky Monkey, rue Archimede 65, 1000 Brussels, as of 18:00(happy hour till 19:00; kitchen open till 21:30). Look out for the CNCE logo: we'll be on the terrace (at the back, left-hand side), but you may also watch the World Cup inside... See you there!
06/05/2018 Upcoming courses Harbour Manoeuvre Training: 9/10 June Read more
14/05/2018 CNCE racing team twice on the podium! CNCE’s racing season has started off well, with our racing team on the podium twice during the Ostend-Ramsgate Regatta organised by the Royal North Sea Yacht Club! BlueOne placed 3rd during the English Channel crossing race from Belgium to England on Thursday 10 May, and 2nd in her class during an inshore race in the UK on Friday 11 May. Well done to our racing team!
06/05/2018 CNCE returns to the Canary Islands - book by 14 May! Canary Islands - Leg III is intended to take place from Saturday, 10th November to Saturday, 17th November 2018. This time we will sail to the west of the Canary Islands from south Tenerife to La Gomera and/or El Hierro. Read more
06/05/2018 Nav'Apero on 16 May! Join us for the 1st Nav'Apero to meet other sailing enthusiasts, as well as exchange ideas on upcoming CNCE sailing activities. When? Wednesday, 16 May Time? As of 19:00 Where?The Funky Monkey (Rue Archimede, 65 - 1000 Brussels) - look out for the CNCE logo!
25/04/2018 Additional sailing training on 19-21 May! Adrian invites CNCE members and particularly aspiring skippers to join him aboard BlueOne during the long (Whit Monday) WE 19-21 May for a sailing out of her new base at Colijnsplaat, to test and learn the state-of-the-art electronics (B&G chart plotter with AIS features and VHF DSC marine radio with GPS position transmission) newly added to the boat navigation gear. Read more
20/04/2018 BlueOne's first sailing of the season! On 17 April 2018, after a long winter of preparation, our yacht BlueOne was relaunched and then sailed from Wemeldinge to her new home: Colijnsplaat marina, a location which offers an even better starting point for sailing outings in the Oosterschelde and beyond. This first day under sail in perfect wind conditions also marked the end of the comprehensive maintenance work carried out by CNCE volunteers and professional technicians (visit our maintenance photo gallery). BlueOne is now equipped with a brand new B&G system with a chart plotter in the cockpit, a new VHF system and an AIS through which the boat can see and be seen by other vessels at all times during navigation. A big thank you to Massimo, who coordinated the works, and to all CNCE members who helped to get the boat ready! The collective effort amounts to 100s of hours of planning and work. We invite all members to make full use of BlueOne and enjoy the season by joining our activities!
16/04/2018 The CNCE dinghy fleet stationed at WVD on lake Hombeekis operational! We wish to remind our members that CNCE keeps at WVD on lake Hombeek near Brussels a dinghy fleet composed of one single-handed standard Laser dinghy, a second "performance rigged" one and a Laser 16 day-sailer with a five-crew maximum capacity. Dimitri is ready to take members and above all sailing beginners for a ride aboard the Laser 16 so that they can confirm how well and safely she sails. A specific call is made to prospective coaches who need to "learn the ropes". For more details, please contact Dimitri (phone to 0473 65 26 31 or send him an e-mail) and follow the driving instructions on how to get there.
24/03/2018 CNCE attends Jimmy Cornell's transatlantic preparation seminar Stamatis and Roberto were at Jimmy Cornell's transatlantic preparation seminar at the premises of the Cruising Association in London. Very rich seminar and lesson of generosity and humanity by Jimmy Cornell. We are looking forward to welcoming him in Brussels in October. Stay tuned!
14/03/2018 CNCE stand at European Commission Info Day On 14 March we particiated in the European Commission's Info Day to present our club activities and the programme for 2018! Thanks to all those who visited us at the CNCE stand!
29/01/2018 "boot 2018" - Düsseldorf Boat Show End of January, CNCE members visited "boot 2018", one of the world's premier boat shows in Düsseldorf (Germany) to get an update on the latest trends in the boating industry.
27/01/2018 CNCE General Assembly on 20 February Get an update on what's going on at CNCE! We look forward to welcoming you at this year's General Assembly on Tuesday, 20 February 2018, at 7pm, Room 5.B, Centre Albert Borschette, rue Froissart 36, 1040 Bruxelles.
27/01/2018 Racing at Cowes Week On Tuesday, 30 January, CNCE's racing team talked about their experience of racing in the Solent last summer, including boat and crew preparation, racing tactics, weather and navigation challenges, and lessons learned.
23/01/2018 Single-handed sailing across the Atlantic 23 January 2018: CNCE skipper Kenneth Patterson has arrived safe and sound in Paramaribo, Suriname, after a 1961-mile passage aboard "Zaria" from the archipelago of Cabo Verde. He successfully completed this transatlantic leg of his voyage single-handedly in 16 days, encountering steady north-easterly winds between 10 and 30 knots. Congratulations, Ken!!
22/01/2018 BlueOne is being prepared for the upcoming sailing season! Maintenance works on BlueOne have started on 13 January! Over the next few weeks until Easter our sailing yacht BlueOne is undergoing a thorough overhaul to prepare her for safe and comfortable though exciting and speedy sailing during the upcoming season! This includes routine jobs like checking all relevant parts of the boat and inspecting the hull below the waterline but will also bring BlueOne a brand new B&G Vulcan 9 chart plotter and a state-of-the-art VHF/AIS combination!
19/01/2018 Social Dinner, 18 January 2018 The launch of the new Sailing Season 2018 was celebrated with a Social Dinner on 18 January at the Restaurant EGO.
11/2017 CNCE's Laser 16 in Hombeek in 2018 As of 2018, our Laser 16 will be on the lake in Hombeek, at a stone's throw away from Brussels. It will be available to be used by CNCE members. Read more