Costa Blanca, Spain

The CBYA ran our first charter-cruise trip during September 2018.

It was a great success – mainly due to the excellent planning and organisation by Tanya & Peter.

We chartered two Bavaria 46 yachts from Trogir, near Split, and spent a week cruising around the Dalmatian Islands. We visited Solta, Hvar, Piklini islands, Korčula, Vis, and Brač.

Fifteen signed up for the cruise.

S/Y Bardolino

Skipper – Peter English

First Mate – Alan Mason

Navigator – Tanya Bultje

Crew – Shirley Swan, Stu and Sandra Mason, Gaby Ferenczy

S/Y Malbec

Skipper – Bruce Cowen

First Mate – Hugh Epsom

Navigator -Debby Cowen

Crew – Anita and Galloway Bell, Tone Kongsgaard, Anders Jonsson, Gillian Ashworth

The crews worked very well together, and we enjoyed several cabaret nights on board, courtesy of Peter & Alan. Click HERE for a sample!

Light winds and calm seas, and we managed to avoid the bora (bura in Croatian)a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind that can gust up to 100kph – which started just after we disembarked!

We spent time exploring Split before the cruise, and transferred to Dubrovnik after the cruise via Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Ston. Some of us also managed to squeeze in a day trip to Kotor in Montenegro.

Peter will give a presentation about the trip on Monday 3 December in Jávea.

Plans are already in place for the next CBYA charter-cruise – we now plan to run one every year if possible.

Many thanks to Tanya & Peter for planning and running the trip.

Financial details can be seen at

Comments (1)

GREAT extension to the CBYA activities. Well Done. Pleased a good time was had by all. Paul

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