January 2019

A Windy Day on the Water

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CBYA Charter Cruise Day – 22nd January 2019

The briefing over coffee in Bastas was clear: “We’ll aim to go outside Portitxoll Island and make for Cala Barraca for lunch. Of course, we may not make it given the wind forecast, but let’s try”. This was my first encounter with the CBYA, and I was nervous and excited in equal measure. The welcome from Peter, Hugh, Jim, Keith, Jack, Marion and Paul was warm, friendly and very reassuring. I knew then that I had made the right decision to take advantage of the CBYA cruising day. It seemed an excellent opportunity to get back on the water, after a five-year gap, and re-acquaint myself with boats, ropes, sails, wind and water – all in good company.

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CBYA 2018 Annual Awards

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The 2018 CBYA Annual Awards were presented at the Nau Nau Restaurant in the Club Náutico Jávea  on Monday 21st January, with about fifty CBYA members in attendance.

The awards (presented by Tanya English):

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Yelly Rides Again!

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This week the CBYA Dinghy Section made another giant step forward in its recovery from the vandalisation of our boats last year…..

Richard Evett, Dave Peachy & Bob Gordon have repaired, and re-launched, our Flying Fish dinghy “Yelly”!!

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CBYA members go hiking…

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The CBYA Social Team organised a great walk which took place on Saturday 19 January in the mountains near Benidoleig.

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Reintroduction of CBYA Joining Fee

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It was agreed at the last AGM on 6 March 2018,  that a joining fee of €10 per person will be reintroduced this year. This has now been put into effect.

Click HERE for more details.

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What to do if you capsize on a Laser

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAPSIZE….

Generally you can feel when the boat is going to capsize. If you can sense it early enough, you may have time to quickly ease the mainsheet, and scramble over the side, placing your weight on the centerboard just as it reaches the horizontal position (be careful not to fall into the sail, as you may tear a hole in it, or worse off, hurt yourself).



Don’t put all your weight on the end of the centerboard, as this may cause unnecessary stress on the fin and hull. Rather, put your feet on the centerboard close to the hull, grab the deck where it meets the hull, and lean back. As long as the mainsheet is eased, it should pop back up fairly quickly. When it does, quickly get back into the cockpit, sort out the ropes and tiller, get your bearings, and head off once again.

If you would like more information, click HERE.

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Co-ordinator

Remember to look at the CBYA Deals and For Sale Page!

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Special Offers & Deals!

Paid-up CBYA members can advertise free of charge on the Deals and For Sale page. If you want to place an advert, send text and photograph to info@cbya.org

The CBYA regularly posts interesting offers – please check it out now – you may see something interesting!

Click  https://cbya.org/for-sale/

CBYA Committee

January 2019

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An Exciting Day on the Water

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Dinghy Day – Tuesday 8th January 2019

The sun was shining, the sky was blue, there was a gentle breeze and all was true. Although a little chilly, conditions were perfect.

Dave Peachey turned up with a new inflatable dinghy and new outboard, which he had apparently purchased 5 years ago, but never used. After some initial problems with the outboard bracket, all was sorted out, and he brought the boat round to the El Portet dinghy hard. By that time, we had launched our ‘borrowed’ safety boat, and Paul Maudsley was out on the water warming up the outboard.

After a short time of making some rigging adjustments to Wally, Richard Evett took his first trip with CBYA crew members who wanted to learn, but were not experienced sufficiently to sail on their own. He repeated this several times over the next couple of hours, and several members benefited from his experience and tuition.

We then rigged one of the Lasers and after some ‘gentle persuasion’ Dave agreed to give it a go. He went out twice and came back with a ‘big smile’ and a lot more confidence.

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Let’s hear it for our TOMs Organisers!

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The image above shows Nikki Dwyer, our current TOMs Organiser.

She took over from David Crabb in October 2018 and has quickly got to grips with the job.  Many thanks to David for volunteering for the role and performing it so well!

For those that don’t know, the CBYA TOMs Organiser is responsible for managing our day-to-day TOMs sailing. This includes the TOMs Ladder and Sail Training days. This covers:-

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Introducing the Karlheinz Trophy

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The Karlheinz Trophy was very kindly presented by CBYA member John Allison, in memory of our former Boating Officer, Karlheinz Witte, who tragically died last year.  Click HERE for more details.

The Committee has decided that this trophy should be awarded to the CBYA member who has achieved the most ON THE WATER in whatever boat (or boats), for the benefit of CBYA members, during the previous twelve months. The achievement could be related to racing, cruising, raft-ups and/or overseas cruising.

If you would like to nominate someone who you feel is a deserving recipient of this award, please contact me by latest Monday 14th January. You can click HERE to send me a CONFIDENTIAL nomination by e-mail. The committee will then pick from the list of nominees put forward prior to the CBYA Awards Dinner on Monday 21st January.

Many thanks,

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

January 2019