The conditions were demanding, but the participants were fantastic!
60 Days at Sea – doldrums and gales on final leg of journey
S/Y TrickyD has arrived safely at Dénia Marina with an eventful final leg from Villasimius in Sardinia, via Ibiza Town, to Dénia. We were becalmed for several days – which facilitated the production and consumption of a much enjoyed English breakfast.
Suddenly strong winds came up – fortunately in the right direction for once – so we had an exhilarating sail home. The whole adventure took 60 days and 2492 nautical miles.
Wow! I’ve achieved the dream of a lifetime and look forward to planning future adventures on TrickyD.
Come and join the CBYA team to see if we can win the 2020 Virtual Regatta Vendée Globe!
Details of this iconic round-the-world sailing race can be seen at https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/presentation
The official Vendée Globe website is at https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en
The race starts on 8th November at 12.00 pm
The CBYA Committee strongly recommends that, as from 1st January 2021, all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will cover them for any CBYA sailing activities. This includes dinghy and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as those that join the monthly CBYA day charters and annual CBYA charter holiday trips.
The SomVela Licencia Federativa, Deportista or Carnet Deportivo, depending on whether they race or not, provides this cover, and sailing members who sail the TOMs all have to have this insurance, as do all the TOMs skippers. Click HERE for 2020 cost details. The cost details for 2021 will be available at the end of the this year.
The licence can easily be purchased from the Real Club Náutico Calpe, and can be arranged by Rachel Garnham. To contact her, click HERE.
The SomVela Licencia Federativa (LF) insurance is currently provided by Mapfre, S.A., and covers:
Third Party Liability
Civil Liability Operation € 1,500,000
Sublimit per victim € 150,000
Excess per claim 150 €
Hospital and ambulance costs for any accident whilst sailing.
Those that do not regularly sail, should check their own travel insurance policies to ensure that they cover sailing activities.
After the beginning of next year, CBYA members will be requested to sign a waiver, prior to participating in a CBYA sailing activity, if they do not have the necessary insurance cover.
18th October 2020
I regret to advise that member Samir Chami has resigned as our first CBYA Safety Officer. We are therefore looking for a replacement.
This function involves:
Reviewing our current CBYA safety procedures for all sailing and social events
Preparing updated safety guidelines
Ensuring that all CBYA event organisers are fully aware of the safety requirements, and that they give full safety briefings prior to each event.
We have already prepared safety guidelines for CBYA cruiser events – click HERE for full details.
Similar guidelines are also being prepared for TOMs, Dinghies & Hobie Cats.
Many thanks to Samir for his assistance in making safety a priority at all CBYA events.
If anyone is interested in taking on this role, please contact me or any Committee member.
New CBYA members, Albert and Jutta Whitley, took their Hallberg Rassy 37, S/Y Stormy Waters, on a late summer trip to the Balearics and were accompanied for the first leg of the trip by Chris and Tammy de Boer. Click HERE for details of the planned itinerary.
Conditions were ideal – no crowds meant having our favourite anchorages in the islands to ourselves, and being most welcome in popular marinas, which in other years have turned visitors away.
Anchorage in St Elm, Southern Mallorca.