Jun 7, 2020

Transferwise and/or Currency Cloud Payments to the CBYA

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AN IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM THE CBYA TREASURER!

When making payment to the CBYA using Transferwise and/or Currency Cloud payments, PLEASE:

  1. If possible, add a clear payment reference stating your Family Name and Reason for Payment , AND…

  2. Send a follow up e-mail to me at treasurer@cbya.org to confirm payment made and providing details.

It is essential that you send the confirmation e-mail.

This is extremely important as we still have a payment of €27 via Currency Cloud that cannot be allocated to any person.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Sue Bell

Treasurer

CBYA CRYSTAL JUBILEE – JUNE INTERVIEW – BRENDA BATES

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As part of our CBYA Crystal Jubilee celebrations, each month we are going to hear from a member who has made a significant contribution to our club. This month we are are publishing some memories from Brenda Bates.

My first introduction to sailing was in Mombasa in the 70s, when a friend whose husband was a sea captain took me out in her dinghy in the busy harbour. We sailed between huge ships, and I learnt the meaning of ´tacking´.  Then in the 80s in Port Dickson near Kuala Lumpur, I learned about ‘capsizing´! I was in a race, out on the trapeze when my skipper turned his Laser too sharply into the gap in the reef.  Swimming no problem, but I was now underneath the sail, and had to make my way to its edge, with sharp coral under my feet..  Whew!

So in 2002, when I met Ron Shanson at a formal dinner, I was pleased to accept his suggestion to arrange social events for his group of boat-owner friends.  So the Costa Blanca Boat Club began.  I would be able to get out on the water again!  Never had any formal training, but am a willing crew member.

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TOMs Refurbishment Update

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Good news! Two TOM 28 yachts have been refurbished and are ready to sail!

The hulls have been totally repaired and repainted, and they look great. The yachts now have all new lines, repaired/replaced fittings, and reset rigging. They still plan to fit some anti-slip coating, and the new TOM number decals.

We understand that two more TOMs should be fully refurbished by the end of next week, with the final two being completed next month.

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