The Rumbo Solidario and 5 Clubs Regatta took place at the Real Club Náutico Calpe (RCNC) on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019.
Due to the shortage of CBYA member-owned yachts, and CBYA crew positions, we again entered a TOM 28 in the 5 Clubs Regatta on the Sunday. The crew comprised Paul Smithard, Andy Symons, Mike Cross and “yours truly” on the helm.
The TOM 28 rating puts us in ORC-B, which means that we have to sail the longer 16 km course down to the Albir fish-farm, back up to Calpe bay, then out to sea before rounding the final mark and returning to the finish line.
Jim Mack crewed on another TOM 28 entered by Angie Roper for RCNC. We decided that, since our rating was unlikely to allow us to get a podium result, we would concentrate on racing Angie and Jim!
Dr.Ron Shanson has now sold S/Y Feels Great, and has purchased a Gib’ sea 96, which is moored at the Real Club Náutico de Dénia. She is a 33 foot sailing monohull, named S/Y Popy.
He has found two partners to share in the running costs, and is now looking for regular crew to sail on “Popy “ once or twice a week, whilst he is in Spain. Lack of experience is OK as Ron is happy to teach those interested in learning to sail. A contribution to her running costs of 10 Euros a day is expected.
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