April 2018

Vestas and the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race


Several CBYA members were lucky to be able to tour the Vestas VOR yacht in Alicante before the start of the race. We would therefore like Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing to do well in the current Volvo Ocean race.

Since the start of the race, the Vestas team have experienced mixed fortunes – they were involved in a collision with a local fishing boat in Hong Kong waters on Leg 5, and were dismasted in the Southern Ocean during Leg 7.

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Competing in the 5 Clubs Regattas with S/Y Blade


CBYA member-owned yachts, and their crews, regularly participate on the 5 Clubs Regattas.

The following links were provided by Barry & Karen McCrae, owners of S/Y Blade, and show what it is like to compete in this event. Video material provided by Sandra Soper.

5 Clubs Regatta Altea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ypU52QFrg

5 Clubs Regatta Villajoyosa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEfgrWyEU6E

5 Clubs Regatta Moraira – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpNCo6PI3Q&t=14s

The CBYA would like to have more members who own sailing yachts, and who would like to participate in these sailing regattas, as we always have CBYA members who are interested to crew in these events.

Karlheinz Witte

CBYA Boating Officer