Sailing Guide

Oostende

Oostende

Characteristics

Description

Royal Yacht Club Ostend, the oldest club of Belgium. The city of Oostende with its 9 km of sandy beaches is the biggest and most popular resort of the Belgian coast; The marina is situated at the end of the harbour and has a direct access to the sea and is always accessible whatever the tide. Even boats with big draughts' and a extra long-size can have a berth at low tide.
Oostende has a marina in the center of town (Mercator) which is excellent for long stays, but it is accessed via a lengthy lock and gets very busy in season. There are two other marinas. The North Sea YC gets very busy.
Observing the traffic signals on the harbour entrance is a must.
5/05/2012
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Localisation

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Flying distances - Direct line

Nieuwpoort Novus Portus

8.7nm
228°
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Zeebrugge

12nm
60°
Harbor protected by a breakwater.
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Dunkerque port du Grand Large

23nm
240°
Entre le chenal d'accès et la station balnéaire de Malo les Bains, ce port est construit sur le site des anciens chantiers navals. Pavillon Bleu d'Europe depuis 1999, ce port propose 315 postes d'amarrage accessibles par la mer 24h/24, par tous les temps et quelle que soit la ...
6 May 12

Port du bassin du commerce

23nm
239°
Port situé en plein coeur de la cité maritime de Jean Bart, en bordure de quai au coeur du patrimoine dunkerquois, avec son musée portuaire, à proximité des commerces et des restaurants gastronomiques. 140 postes d'amarrage à proximité du musée portuaire et du Trois-Mâts ...
2 May 12

Dunkerque bassin de la Marine

24nm
239°

Port intérieur situé à proximité immédiate du Pôle Marine (complexe de cinémas, restaurants, boutiques, ...) avec  accès au réseau fluvial via l'écluse de la darse 1.

170 anneaux Services
Capitainerie avec sanitaires (10 douches, 8 WC, laverie).
Station ...
3 May 12

Sémaphore Dunkerque

24nm
243°
Histoire
Si on excepte la tour du Leughenaer, c'est au pied du grand phare de Dunkerque que l'on trouve le premier sémaphore (vers 1850), appelé alors : "station électro-sémaphorique".
En 1939, les guetteurs s'installent dans un nouveau sémaphore situé à l'emplacement ...
10 Nov 07

Breskens

26nm
68°
Breskens provides for a stop-over for those who are too tired to already overtake the Westerschelde mouth crossing to Vlissingen (Flushing). Port control is accessible on VHF 14 and the harbour is accessible at all tides. Watch out for the wreck located close to the shore West to ...
17 Aug 16

Flushing (Vlissingen)

27nm
63°
Michiel de Ruijterhaven in Vlissingen is de perfecte uitvals-basis voor de Zeeuwse en Vlaamse (kust)wateren.
18 Nov 09

Dunkerque Port Ouest

30nm
246°
Port Ouest is protected by two angled jetties which form an entrance, 450m wide. It consists of Avant-port, 1 mile long, and Bassin de l’Atlantique, a large tidal basin.
The entrance channel, leading SE into Avant-port from Passe de l’Ouest, is dredged to a depth of 20m. The ...
3 May 12

Sloehaven

31nm
65°
Commercial harbour. Main industry is the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (military ships and cargos).
18 Nov 09

Oostwatering

33nm
55°
Une alternative a Veere qui l'été est bien souvent surchargé
25 Jul 14

Gravelines

33nm
243°
A small port, lies 1 mile SE of the coast. It is used by fishing vessels, coasters, and pleasure craft. The harbor consists of Avant-port and Bassin Vauban, a wet basin. The entrance to Avant-port lies at the mouth of the Riviere Aa.
The port is approached from Passe de l’Ouest. ...
4 May 12
Local Area

Belgium - Belgique

The Belgian coast extends for 36 miles between the French frontier and the Netherlands boundary, the latter situated 6 miles W of the mouth of the Westerschelde. The entire area is fronted by an extensive series of shoal banks, both detached and contiguous to the shore.
The shoals ...
5 May 12

North sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean on the European continental shelf. It connects with the rest of the Atlantic through the Dover Strait and the English Channel in the south and through the Norwegian Sea in the north.
23 Dec 07

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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