October 2017

FOR SALE – Lifejackets & Sonar Chart


Seago EN396150N Inflatable adult life jacket. Unused €35

Skipper V 117 165 Newtons. Adult inflatable life jacket. New, unused €40 (SOLD)

Navionics sonar chart Valencia to Almeria. Microchip used once and magic stick never used. Cost over €90 accept €35

Phone Stu Palmer 654185242

FOR SALE – Warrior 165


60 hp 4 stroke Suzuki.

Garmin GPS/plotter 2015.

Refurbished Galvanised Trailer.


New bimini cover.

2 owners from new, (2009).

Click HERE to see Warrior website for pictures and full information.

For sale at Terra Nautica Javea on my behalf.

All enquiries to Paul or Valentine at Terra Nautica 667908972.

Pat Palmer

Sunny Spray Returns Home!


After over 2.5 years cruising around the Atlantic, Sunny Spray sailed into Denia Port on Friday 27th October 2017. A few friends were there to welcome them home.

Click HERE to view a short video of their arrival.

All of Helma’s trip reports can be read at https://cbya.org/the-adventures-of-sunny-spray/

Welcome back Helma & Bob!

The Committee

October 2017




35 Members of the CBYA assembled on Tuesday 17 October to visit the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante. Most grateful thanks are due to Tim Fawle, for making this possible through his invaluable Volvo Ocean Race sailing contacts, and to Hugh Epsom for his outstanding organisation in putting the plan together. Also to Chris Bell for organising the transport and the delightful lunch for everyone at the Taverna del Puerto, and finally to Sue Bell for dealing with all the funding arrangements. Everything worked perfectly!

Early morning starts were necessary to coach all participants down to Alicante by 1000 to meet the tightly scheduled programme. A slight hiccup occurred en-route when Tim was alerted to the fact that Team VESTAS 11th Hour Racing, our hosts for the visit, had had to move away from the jetty first thing in the morning due to overnight jetty damage which had also affected their yacht VESTAS. This potentially game-changing development was splendidly overcome by ferrying us in two groups alongside VESTAS by a massive RIB so that all of us had a chance to crawl all over the boat and to question members of the crew about everything from racing to domestics and logistics. Most grateful thanks are due here to Tony Mutter and Stacey Jackson who looked after us all superbly. We wish them all well for the Race, and will be rooting for them! read more →

5 Clubs – Altea, 15 October2017


Used a Get Out of Jail Free Card today

This second race in the autumn 5 Clubs series was hosted by RCN Altea, saw us playing this card to pick up a second place in Division B. read more →

Join the CBYA Team in the 2017/8 Virtual Volvo Ocean Race!


Hello Virtual Sailors!

Rachel, Phil & I managed to get some good practice with the new Virtual Regatta software as we raced our boats from Lison to Alicante in the VOR Prologue Race. Rachel won, Hugh second & Phil third!

The main virtual race is now ready for you to set up your boats. You can purchase a full discount package for €4.49

Go to: http://www.virtualregatta.com/en/index_vroffshore.php

Help is at https://virtualregatta.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Don’t forget to set your yacht club to CBYA in your profile!

The first leg of the race starts on Sunday 22 October (Alicante to Lisbon) and your boats should be set up and ready to go before the start.

Click HERE to see a couple of well-know CBYA virtual sailors being interviewed by Phillippe Guigne (the Founder of the Virtual Regatta) at the VOR Alicante Race Village on Tuesday 17th October!

Good luck!

Hugh (aka Rubber Duck 1 & 2)

Introducing the new CBYA Social Support Team!


From left to right: Julie Benneworth, Tammy de Boer & Linda Rihan (Linda has now been replaced by Sabine Olbrich).

These three ladies have volunteered to help Chris Bell, the CBYA Social Secretary, in planning and running future CBYA social events!

They have already come up with some interesting ideas and you will see them being rolled out over the next few months.

Welcome ladies, and many thanks for your help and support.

The CBYA Committee

October 2017

Copa del Canal; Great Result – 09.10.2017


Copa del Canal – Great Result – 09 October 2017 read more →