November 2016

CBYA TOMs Challenge Trophy


Won by team ‘Bacalao’  2013

Won by team ‘Bacalao’  2014

Won by team ‘Bacalao’  2015

Won by team ‘Lubina’  2016

Crewing a TOM in the 5 Clubs Regatta Calpe


The 5 Clubs Regatta took place in Calpe on Saturday 19 November 2016. Due to the shortage of CBYA member-owned yachts, and CBYA crew positions, we decided to enter a TOM 28. The crew was Ian McKay (fore-deck), Gary Mudge (gib), Chris de Boer (main and spinnaker), and “yours truly” on the helm. Light winds (4 – 6 knots) were forecast, which (with little swell) we felt would give us a fighting chance against the big boats, so we arrived at the Real Club Náutico de Calpe in a reasonably positive frame of mind. The TOM 28 rating puts us in ORC-B, which meant that we would have to sail the longer 16 km course. read more →

Sailing Challenge for a CBYA Skipper & Crew


A CBYA Skipper and Crew Required.

To deliver a VARIANTA 37 Yacht, for a Belgian couple, to the Costa Blanca.


The boat is based in Holland and needs to be brought round to the Costa Blanca next year.

This website link shows a typical Varianta 37:-

Qualified CBYA Skippers only, who are interested, should contact Chris Engels:-  The skipper may also then select their own crew.


The CBYA 2016 Committee.