August 2020

TrickyD Cruises to the Greek Ionian Again!


S/Y Tricky D set sail from Dénia on 11th August 2020, with Captain Richard Jones, and crew Diana Jarvis, Victor Ubeda, Steve Topson and Amanda Topson.

So far we have visited Formentera, the Cabreras Islands and Majorca, then we sailed on to Sardinia and Sicily.

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FOR SALE: Oxford Wherry Rowing Boat


Hand built from marine plywood encased in epoxy resin.

Carbon fibre sliding seat and oars included.

Easily transported on roof of car.

Length  4.8mts, beam 96cm, draft 7cm, weight 30kg.

Price: 1750€

Further details from John Gilburt – click HERE to e-mail or call 616451634

S/Y Stormy Waters – Balearic Islands Cruise


New CBYA member, Albert Whitley and his wife, Jutta, own a Hallberg Rassy 37 (S/Y Stormy Waters) which is moored at Club Náutico Moraira, where they are long-term members. They are experienced sailors.

They were planning to cruise around the Mediterranean this May, and were looking for crew to join them for some of the legs. It didn’t happen due to the lock-down. However, they now plan to do the cruise early next year. In the meantime, they are preparing for a short cruise to the Balearic Islands next month. Here is their itinerary: –

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Vertical Headsail Camber – critical for faster boat speed!


Understanding headsail vertical camber is the modern headsail trimmer’s main tool for getting optimum speed and power out of the sail.

Headsail horizontal camber is always spoken about regarding how the sail needs to develop the right shape; but vertical camber is also critical to the performance of the sail.

If you want to learn how to sail your yacht faster, and benefit from the latest UK Sailmakers tip, click HERE

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer



Hobie Cat Sailing with the CBYA


Weather permitting, the CBYA organises Hobie Cat sailing every Wednesday evening during the summer months of July & August from Las Antipodas Watersports at Les Bassetes.

Here are a few photographs taken on Wednesday 19th August, when we had ten (10) CBYA members sailing on three (3) Hobie Getaways!

Our Treasurer, Sue Bell, and her husband, Chris, showing us how it is done!

If you would like to come along and join the fun contact the organiser, Monique Neyzen, by clicking HERE. She will then add you to the CBYA Hobie Cats Whatsapp group.

See you on the water!


The New CBYA Social Team!


From left to right: Julie Benneworth, Social Secretary Peter English, Claire Guest

After almost three (3) years in the role, Sabine Olbrich has decided to step down. She has been replaced by new member, Claire Guest. Gracias Sabine, for all of your past help, and many thanks Claire, for agreeing to join the team!

These two ladies help the CBYA Social Secretary in planning and running CBYA social events.

Hopefully, we will be able to enjoy more fun CBYA social events next year!

Many thanks ladies – for your help and support!

The CBYA Committee

August 2020


  1. Why did you join the CBYA?

Because we were interested in sailing on the Costa Blanca. We both enjoy sailing and wanted to meet other fellow sailors with the same passion – we were also looking for more opportunities to get out on the water with other people.

  1. What was a memorable first experience of the CBYA?

Meeting a whole load of CBYA members on the Mundo Marino big catamaran when we had booked a party of family members. We had a private birthday party with our family, and boarded the Mundo Marino. Not having heard of the CBYA, we met the CBYA group of passengers who were also on board, who entertained us with music. We also met our current Chairman, Hugh Epsom, who explained all about the CBYA. It was a memorable experience for us, and we were thrilled to have had the opportunity to find out about the Club, and we joined immediately.

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More CBYA History and a Novel Social Eating Event


This event first started in July 2005 and has been repeated many times since then – maybe we should re-instate it?

Here are details of a few other past CBYA social events…

Maybe, COVID-19 willing, we can re-run some of them? It would be nice to see some more varied CBYA social activities again.

The Committee

August 2020

Don’t Forget to Look at the CBYA Deals and For Sale Page!


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

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


CBYA Committee

August 2020