October 2018

DEAL: Why Not Get Legal with the Sea School Costa Blanca?


Sea School Costa Blanca  is offering discounts for CBYA members!

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, based  in El Portet, Altea.

RYA Powerboat level 1 and 2 courses, run throughout the year, even if only one person books!

ICC Powerboats and PWC (Jet-Ski)

Contact CBYA member David Hill for training and powerboat advice.



Tel : +34 622052938 



Finally – Another fun TOMs Cruise & Raft-up


In order to encourage more raft-up participation the CBYA organises TOMs longer-distance cruises and raft-ups each year. The plan being to rent all six TOMs, and to sail them to either Moraira, or Albir, for a raft-up, swim and a picnic tea/late lunch. Safety cover being provided by one (or more) powerboat(s). These cruises generally take 1 – 2 hours each way. We also encourage other CBYA member-owned yachts and motor boats to come along and join the fun.

After two failed attempts to run the event earlier in the year, either due to bad weather, or to lack of safety boats, we finally managed to get the 2018 event arranged for Thursday 25th October. Twenty CBYA members signed up for the event, including at least six RCNC-certified TOMs skippers, and two safety boats.  Safety cover was provided by Bob Hodge in his motor boat, and David Hill, of the Sea School Costa Blanca in Altea, in his yellow rib. read more →

Bacalao wins the 2018 CBYA Challenge Trophy!


The 2018 CBYA-RCNC Challenge took place at Real Club Náutico de Calpe (RCNC) on Sunday 14th October. This is the only team racing event in the CBYA calendar and involves two teams, “Lubina” and “Bacalao“, competing for the honour of being awarded the CBYA Challenge Trophy on TOM 28 yachts. The teams are made up of crews of four sailors – two from the CBYA, and two from RCNC, on each boat.

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The ARC and Cruising the Caribbean Presentation


After the enthusiastic response to his last Greek Oddity presentation, Richard Jones agreed to perform once more for the CBYA!  His second talk covered his experience in crewing on Terry Sandling’s Oyster 56, S/Y Chantana, in the 2017 ARC (click on 2017 ARC for more details), and their subsequent cruise around the Caribbean Islands.

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Cruising in Greece with the CBYA


The CBYA now offers annual cruising holidays to our members.

The first CBYA charter to Croatia, which took place in September 2018, was a great success. A second Croatia charter cruise took place in 2019 – this time to the nautical paradise of the Kornati Islands, and the Sibenik regions. Most of the Kornati Islands are within a national park, which is  known for its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal blue waters. This year we plan to cruise around the Cyclades Islands in Greece from 19 – 26 September 2020. read more →