This was another really super day’s sailing, with good company, good weather and GREAT challenging winds.
In fact, the whole day proved quite ‘Challenging’!!
We all met as normal 10am at Bar Due. Due to a great response, we had nine crew members for this trip. Possibly at least two too many in truth, so a lesson learnt there. (Please note numbers may need to be restricted in the future.)
Rosalind Miranda gave Part 2 of her extremely interesting presentation on Monday 25th November to a another full house. Her talk described her adventures and experiences in sailing her 8 metre yacht “Uhuru“ from Fiji to Hong Kong, via the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), to the Solomon Islands, which was then the British Solomon Islands, to Papua New Guinea, to Truk in the Carolines, Saipan in the Marianas, Japan and Taiwan.
Part 2 of her talk covered her adventures sailing from Papua New Guinea, to Truk in the Carolines, Saipan in the Marianas, Japan and Taiwan.
Members enjoyed the tapas at Restaurant Area 1 after the event.
Note: Rosalind has agreed to run a two-session celestial navigation course for the CBYA next year. The course will use her Miranav method and will be free-of-charge for paid-up CBYA members. The proposed dates are Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 18th March 2020. Each session will start at 1400 hours, take about two hours, and will take place at Rosalind’s house in Alcalalí. If you are interested in attending please contact Rachel by clicking HERE.
Many thanks Rosalind!
5 Clubs – RCN CALPE – results:
Skipper Barry McCrae Blade – 4th.
Skipper Richard Jones TrickyD – 10th.
Friends of CBYA
Skipper Carl Bal Jeffertje – 4th
Skipper Vlad Chrono – 5th
Skipper Gordon Ross Gordi – 3rd
Thank you to RNC Calpe for organising the weather, racing and food.
Cheers to all the yachts and crews taking part.
Well done to the four TOMs crews from the CBYA, CN Jávea and CN Altea.
The icing on the the cake was when TrickyD crossed the finish line in time.
Thank you to my jubilant crew!
Last 5 Clubs race for this year is at Campomanes on Sunday 8th December.
The CBYA has entered TOM28 yachts into the 5 Clubs Regatta at Calpe on numerous occasions in the past, but due to the unfavourable TOM28 ORC rating, we have to race in the ORC-B class, and have never been able to compete against the bigger yachts. The best results have always been achieved in very light winds conditions with flat seas – we once managed to finish 5th!
Click HERE to see video from S/Y Blade. Look out for the TOM that tacked right in front of them at the start without even looking before the tack (not a CBYA boat)!!!
Our gorgeous coastline was enjoyed in comfort by CBYA members on Peter Bird’s Beneteau 6.6 Flyer Space Deck Adeline powerboat. Leaving Moraira marina and heading up towards Granadella beach – listed in the top 20 most beautiful sites in Spain – the group had a picnic lunch, and then headed home.
“Fewer than 100 sailors have ever finished the Vendee Globe” – Pip Hare’s Inspiring Story
In 2020, Pip Hare aims to complete the world’s toughest single-handed yacht race, the Vendee Globe, with the ambition of breaking the current female record. Over ten years of sailing and preparation have led to this point, find out more about her journey.
Click HERE to see her story.