January 2018

CBYA Team Leg 4 Winners in the 2017/8 Virtual Volvo Ocean Race!


The virtual CBYA sailors are having fun in the Volvo Ocean Race!

Leg 4 (Melbourne to Hong Kong) winners:

FIRST: Helmahermans (Helma)

Second: Natalie (Peter English)

Third: Freedom 9 (Rachel Garnham)

YachtJumbuck (John Allison) was a close Fourth!

You can join the race at any time – there are 9 legs and you get three discards when calculating your overall results.

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 fifth leg of the race (Hong Kong to Guangzhou) starts on Thursday 1 February 2018, 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)

TOMs “Ladder” Competition – collect points to win prizes!


TOMs “Ladder” Competition – collect points to win prizes!

We are starting a new TOMs program for 2018.  This is  to increase participation, improve skills, encourage everyone to have the opportunity to skipper (not just the approved CBYA skippers), include different levels of experience, and encourage team work. But mainly – this should be FUN! 

Initially we will use white sails only, with a crew of 3-5.  We propose three days each month, two Thursdays and one Saturday over  three months. We can increase  frequency  if requested.

Every crew member will accumulate individual points during each event, and you will sail with different crew each time.  The best score of twelve races will be collected, the rest discarded. So the more you sail, the more low scores you can discard!

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Just click on “Edit your subscription to specific lists…” at the bottom of any CBYA newsletter, and untick what you do not want to receive.

The Committee

January 2018

FINAL Sunny Spray Episode now published!


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.

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

If you are interested to learn more about Helma & Bob’s cruise, please come along to her two presentations at the Jávea Players Studio theatre – Part 1 on Monday 29th January 18, and Part 2 on Monday 26th March 18.

The Committee

January 2018

Licencia Federativa 2018



Licencia Federativa 2018

If you would like to take part in sailing with us, you must be a fully paid-up member of the CBYA , and have a Licencia Federativa which provides insurance cover.

Click on image below to enlarge for 2018 details.

Licencia Federativa Renewal 2018

If you have any queries call Rachel on 699 330 207