December 2020

Final Dinghy Day of 2020 – Another Amazing Day


Final Dinghy Day of 2020

A culmination of just about everything we have had on Dinghy Days since we started after the summer.

Eleven sailors and ten “socialisors“…a great turn out. All suitably socially-distanced!

The conditions were very difficult, big swells, some breaking waves, the wind going round in circles, no wind, and then massive gusts!  We had boats planing, capsizing, running up onto the beach, and above all, some impressive sailing and skill from everyone who took part.

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PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland – Day 3 Racing


The Prada 2020 America’s Cup Racing is exciting! These foiling monohulls can achieve over 40 knots when foiling!

Click HERE for video of full details of Day 3 racing.

Ineos Team UK is not doing too well – zero wins so far! Click HERE for an interesting analysis as to why and what can be done to improve the situation.

Looking forward to the final event 6 – 21 March 2021

More details at

The Committee

December 2020

Launching the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet


The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group has launched the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet. This is available as a free download from their website – click HERE to access.

Many thanks to Rosalind Miranda for providing this information.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Christmas Dinghy Day


For 22nd December, the weather was perfect…blue sky and sunshine.

For the sailors, eight of them, the two Lasers and Wally (the 420) were in and out all afternoon.

Thanks to John Lilley, the new outboard motor was tried, tested and given the seal of approval by all.

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CBYA 2021 Membership Renewals


The Committee has decided that, due to restrictions on our normal sailing and social activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to retain our current membership levels, 2021 CBYA membership renewals that are due early next year will be deferred for five (5) months until 1st June 2021.

New membership applications will be invoiced as normal at the time of application.

In addition, our 2021 AGM will be postponed to Thursday 13th May 2021.

Hopefully by that time, most of us will have had our vaccinations, and the situation will have started to improve.

Merry Christmas and a Safer New Year to all!

Hugh Epsom


Looking Back at 2020 with the RYA


This has been a tough year for all of us, but the CBYA has tried hard to keep functioning, and to stay in touch with our membership throughout the year.

One successful initiative was virtual sailing courtesy of the RYA and Virtual Regatta! Click HERE for details.

Click HERE for the RYA take on 2020!

Hopefully 2021 will see us sailing and socialising again.

Merry Christmas and a Better New Year!

Hugh Epsom


Another Lovely Dinghy Day


Another lovely Dinghy Day at El Portet…first time on a Wednesday.

As the wind was offshore, the sea was flatish, but the wind was gusting strongly, which once again created conditions for some demanding sailing.

As the afternoon progressed, the sun came out and my bridge was fully occupied with social members of which two walked (one pregnant + 2 small dogs) to the the Pepper Pot Tower (and further) before returning to my bridge. So Dinghy Day has turned into sailing, social and walking!

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Our final Crystal Jubilee interview is with our current Chairman, Hugh Epsom….

  1. Why did you join the CBYA?

We joined the CBYA soon after moving to Jávea in 2011 for two reasons – I enjoy sailing, and we wanted to get settled quickly into the local community. The CBYA allowed us to achieve both, and has brought Gillian and myself many hours of enjoyment!

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

Sailing with Jonathan Wilson on S/Y Maui in my first 5 Clubs Regatta in 2013 – we got on the podium! RIP Jonathan.

  1. What were your roles and how did they change over the years?
  • TOMs Co-ordinator (2013 – 2015)
  • Vice-Chairman (2015 – 2018)
  • Chairman (2018 – present)

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