The RAN-weekend is BSI-seilings biannual social weekend of sailing, fishing, eating and having fun at the RAN Sailing Club on Sotra. We rent a cabin there where we get to hang out, have barbecue and beer, and get to know fellow members of BSI Sailing. This is also a great opportunity for beginners to practice on some maneuvers out in the fjord.

Due to limited sleeping space on the cabin we limit the the number of participants to around 30.


Where to sign up

The cabin trip will be held on the 3rd to 5th of May, and registrations open at 18 o’clock on Friday 5th of April. Sign up here:

How to get there

One can either sail with one of our boats leaving Friday afternoon from our dock at Merkur båtforening, or take the bus. The sail time will take about two hours or more. The Bus 445 leaves from Bergen busstasjon to Anglavika snuplass. To find out when you should take the bus, take a look at

What to bring in addition to ordinary clothing

  • Water- and windproof clothing and rubber boots
  • Warm underwear and woollen socks
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Warm sweater
  • Sleeping bag and a mat/inflatable mattress if you have (there are beds with pillows and duvets, but not for all)
  • Towel
  • Fishing pole and other fishing equipment if you have
  • Alcoholic or other beverages (enough for the weekend!)
  • Swimwear (if the weather is good, or not)
  • Boardgames, Accordions, …


Dinner will be served on Friday and Saturday as well as lunch and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Bring whatever drinks you would prefer (make sure to bring enough beverages of your preference for the whole weekend). The cabin has a kitchen, but it is simple equipped and has no stove.

Some might want to go to bed early while others might want to spend the night dancing on the table and go to bed early in the morning. Beds are located in the attic and fore a more peaceful night its possible to sleep on one of our boats. Either way, earplugs are usually a good idea.

Whatever time you go to sleep, be ready for a day of sailing around lunchtime the next day!

How to have a nice trip? Participate! Don’t be afraid to join in the games or to talk to others, sailors tend to be very nice people. Take initiative! If anyone has any ideas for fun stuff we can do (quizzes, games etc.), let us know!

We are all looking forward to seeing you! 🙂