May 2018

Inaugural Xàbia Bay Regatta


More than a hundred boats took part in the inaugural Xàbia Bay Regatta last Saturday organised by the Club Náutico de Jávea and Marina Sport, in collaboration with the Costa Blanca office of John Taylor Estate Agents.

For more details, click HERE.

Maybe some CBYA yachts will participate if the event is run again next year?

More 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.

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Successful Dinghy Relocation


Many thanks to all CBYA members who came along to help with the dinghy relocation on Friday 25 May. They have now all been removed from the El Portet beach, and have been relocated to a temporary secure location whilst we review our options, and related costs, for relaunching the CBYA Dinghy Section.

If anyone has any suggestions regarding an alternative, secure location where we can store our dinghies, trailers, a safety boat, an outboard motor and other associated equipment, and easily launch, sail and recover our boats, please let us know by clicking HERE.

Another Great CBYA Social Evening!


We had an excellent evening on Monday 21st May at the monthly CBYA dinner at the Nau Nau Restaurant in the Club Nautico Jávea. The event was enjoyed by 51 people, including some new members, and 8 guests, one of whom joined on the night.

The event was organised by our Social Secretary, Peter English, and the rest of the Social Events Team, comprising Julie Benneworth and Sabine Olbrich. Seen left & centre in the photograph below. Well done Ladies!

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Malicious Attack on CBYA Dinghy Section!


CBYA dinghy section suspended until further notice due to a malicious attack!

Those who turned up for Dinghy Day on Wednesday 9th May had an unpleasant surprise. All three dinghies had been holed, our inflatable safety boat had been slashed down both sides, and our latest replacement outboard had been stolen, despite being secured with a very strong chain, and being locked in our strongbox. There was no damage to any of the other boats on the El Portet beach, so obviously the objective was to put the CBYA Dinghy section out of action.


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Update on the 36th America’s Cup – 2021 in Auckland


Emirates Team New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will defend the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021 against the winner of the “Prada Cup” Challenger Selection Series. Italy’s Circola della Vela Sicilia is the Challenger of Record yacht club, represented by the Luna Rossa sailing team and event organiser “COR36.” New York Yacht Club’s “American Magic” has formally challenged and Britain’s Land Rover BAR has announced their intention to challenge. Additional challengers are expected. Racing will be in foiling 75 foot long monohulls sailed by a crew of 11, all of whom must meet a nationality requirement.

See design of the foiling monohull by clicking HERE.

More details at

Should be an exciting event!

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 – MAPFRE Wins Again!


A very exciting finish produced a surprising result in VOR Leg 8 (Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island) – it was won by MAPRE, Brunel was second, and Vestas was third.

Click HERE for full details of what happened!

After two DNS results, “our” team, Vestas, is currently fifth overall.

See all results at

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