May 2019

S/Y Blade in Calpe Formentera Regatta


S/Y Blade is once again taking part in the 2019 Calpe Formentera Regatta, otherwise known as the XXXI edición del Trofeo Peñón de Ifach.

This is a high profile regatta and attracts over 60 entrants.  It starts on Thursday 30th May at 10.00 am in the bay of Calpe and then heads off for the 64 Nm sail to the finish line in Formentera.

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Another excellent evening at the Abordo Restaurant!


CBYA members & guests enjoyed another excellent social event at the Abordo (formerly Nau Nau) Restaurant on Monday 20 May.

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Crewing a TOM in the 5 Clubs Regatta Calpe on Sunday 19 May


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!

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CBYA Newsletter ‘Interest Groups’ Update


Interest Groups for the CBYA Newsletters

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How to Leech Flake a Sail


For those that don’t know, this is how you do it!

Click HERE to view a North Sails training video.

The Committee

May 2019

Take time and care over a potentially life-saving purchase!


Don’t pay the ultimate price for buying cheap!

The RYA report that a good quality lifejacket or buoyancy aid is one of the most important parts of your boating safety kit, so it’s worth putting in some research before buying a product that you may rely on to save your life. There are lifejackets and buoyancy aids of varying prices and effectiveness on the market, and increasing reports of products available online that aren’t up to scratch or haven’t been tested to European or International specifications.

Collectively lifejackets and buoyancy aids are referred to as Personal Floatation Devices or PFDs; choosing the right one is essential if it’s to be of any use in a life-threatening event. Though many think any PFD is going to hold them up in the water that may not be the case.

If you would like to learn more, click HERE

The Committee

April 2019