July 2017

First Aid at Sea

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Dr Ron Shanson has given a couple of presentations to the CBYA regarding first aid at sea.

Please click HERE to download his most useful guideline notes.

The Committee

July 2017

Having Fun on Hobies!

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Since the CBYA Hobie Cat Day planned for end June was cancelled due to too much wind, we were lucky to be able to reschedule the event to Wednesday 19th July with 25+ CBYA members & friends signing up to join the fun.

The big day dawned to overcast skies, high humidity and NO WIND! Our hearts sank….

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Izzy & Piers – Sicilian Cruise Blog

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Izzy & Piers Armstrong enjoyed a cruise in Sicilian waters in June/July 2017.

Click HERE to read their amusing report.

 

A FUN 2017 CBYA Regatta!!

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Well, I have been asked to write a brief account of our amazing annual (FUN) regatta.

It really is an amazing event. It mixes total sailing novices with sailors who are only novices on TOMs, novices with spinnakers, experienced racers who actually know the rules, together with people whose reaction to, “one of your tasks is gybe, gybe, tack, gybe, tack” is ”WHAT?!!” (one skipper, who obviously had done this before, raced to the stern and swung the boom backwards and forwards to great effect).

But that is the joy of this event. It really is hilarious, but competitive, with great sailing content and hopefully, learning opportunities for all, whatever your experience level.

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Another Fun CBYA Raft Up!

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The CBYA organised a raft up of CBYA member-owned boats on Wednesday 5th July, which was attended by Tricky D, Feels Great, Rosbif2 & Esmola, together with crews totalling around 25 CBYA members.

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What can the RYA do for you?

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The CBYA is affiliated to the RYA. You can access their website by clicking HERE.

You can view many of their videos and subscribe to their newsletter by clicking HERE.

By registering on their website you will have access to a wealth of useful sailing information.

Another benefit of your CBYA membership!

The Committee

July 2017

 

RYA Dinghy/Yacht Training Checklist

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A useful checklist for training – to view click HERE.

A Fun TOMs Cruise & Raft-up!

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When I agreed to go sailing a couple of months ago, I obviously was not thinking straight. I’m not a good swimmer, I hate deep water and I get seasick! The closer the day got, the more apprehensive I became.

The day arrived, a glorious one at that, and my husband, John and I walked to the Real Club Naútico de Calpe. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, a good start. John and I were put on a TOM skippered by Dave, with experienced crew member José. Everything seemed so complicated –  I wondered what I’d let myself in for! read more →

Cruising in Croatia with the CBYA

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NOW FULLY BOOKED!!

The CBYA plans to offer cruising holidays to our members. Initially in Europe, but possibly later in the Caribbean and South East Asia as well.

In order to evaluate member interest in this concept, we are organising a one-week charter cruising holiday in Croatia this year.

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