March 2021

CBYA Charter Sailing Holiday, Greece 18th – 25th September 2021


With the COVID restrictions now being gradually relaxed in Europe, we are pleased to announce that this trip is going ahead, and there is great excitement, as almost all participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five sailing boats have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator



Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.

On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators.

Watch the final race by clicking HERE

A spectacular achievement for Emirates Team New Zealand and the yacht club they represent, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Another confirmation that – in sailing – the Southern hemisphere country of 5 million people can punch way above its weight.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, fought until the last race and the team showed talent and experience throughout the whole event and their story is far from over.

Click HERE for more information.

The Committee

March 2021

What a Dinghy Day!!


What a Dinghy Day we had on Tuesday 16th March!

Perfect sailing conditions, blue sky, not a cloud in sight, offshore breeze, warm but not hot, bridge café open and lots flowing of….. what do you call that red stuff?

Now the interesting bit. Several capsizes. The Bird rescue boat ….to the rescue…first ‘real’ time…..Louise to the the rescue as well. The entertainment on my bridge was just great!

Two safety boats were in use all day to keep everyone safe, and everyone was of course fine. Good to see a well prepared team out on the water taking care of everyone.

At the end of the day we had some very tired crew, including two great 20-year olds, who also got very involved, and learnt a lot.

Very big thanks to my team. Fernando never stopped…what would we do without him? Karen, James, and all the others, too many to name, but all joined in, rigged, sailed, capsized, rescued and derigged,…..and had a great time!

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

First TOMs Bubble Sail


Al Mason and Shirley Swan have formed a TOMs sailing bubble with Peter & Tanya English. They enjoyed their first sail together on Thursday 11th March.


Seems that a good time was had by all!

We hope to see more TOMs sailing bubbles as the current health restrictions are gradually unlocked.

Amanda Topson

TOMs Coordinator

First post-lockdown Dinghy Day – Wed 10th March


The first post-lockdown Dinghy Day on Wed 10th March was blessed with good weather and good wine! Even a pony came to watch the fun….

We managed to get the Bosun’s Enterprise sailing again after her storm damage a year ago.

Next Dinghy Day will be Tuesday 16th March starting at 1pm, dictated if nothing else by the forecast.

Hope to see you there!

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

Post-BREXIT Non-acceptance of British Sailing Certification


An unfortunate consequence of BREXIT is that British sailing certification is currently no longer accepted in Spain, and in other EU states, for those who wish to sail Spanish-flagged (or other EU-flagged) boats.

This means that the CBYA are currently unable to run our normal monthly day charters from Náutica Corcho. It also affects any of our other members who have British sailing certification who own Spanish (or EU)-flagged/registered boats. Those with UK-flagged boats are not affected.

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Join the (hopefully) first post-Lockdown Dinghy Day!


Now that the COVID health restrictions are being eased, we are re-starting the CBYA Dinghy Days again. So why not join us on Wednesday 10th March at Paradise Beach, El Portet, Moraira?

Starting from 13.00 onwards – we finish when everyone has had enough!

Subject to weather conditions, we will have our 420, and two Lasers ready for you.

See more details by clicking HERE.

Masks, social distancing, and maximum group sizes of four (4) will be maintained in compliance with the current health restrictions.

Hope to see you there….

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Co-ordinator

CBYA Marine Radios and Sailing Bubbles



Three (3) CBYA marine VHF radios where handed over to RCNC on Thursday 4th May, together with a usage register and instruction manual. They will be kept on charge in Antonio´s office and will be available for use by all RCNC-approved CBYA TOMs skippers when sailing the TOMs during CBYA events.

Click HERE for more details.

A training session will be arranged prior to the next TOMs Ladder, or other major CBYA TOMs event.


In order to encourage our members to return to TOMs sailing as COVID health restrictions ease, we are introducing “TOMs Bubbles”. The concept is that approved TOMs skippers put together a crew of four (4) in whose company they are comfortable to sail, in order to sign up for future sail training and events. The TOMs Organiser will then ensure that only those in the specified “bubble”  sail together on the same TOM. All other previously announced social distancing requirements will remain in effect. See future TOMs sailing invitations for more details.

Amanda Topson

TOMs Co-ordinator and Organiser


America’s Cup Final Racing starts on Wednesday, March 10th


The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after the Government announced a reduction in alert levels today.

Under COVID-19 Alert level 2 or 1the race schedule will remain as planned with 2 races per day – Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Monday 15th and each day after that. The current schedule has racing every day until either the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, or the Challenger Luna Rossa, reaches seven (7) wins.

Click HERE for more details.

You can watch live on the America’s Cup Facebook page, or later on their YouTube Channel.

The Committee

5th March 2021

Why Not Join the CBYA Charter Cruise of the Greek Cyclades?


With the COVID vaccination programme now well underway, with significantly positive results, and COVID vaccination passports due to be introduced in time for the 2021 summer holidays, mandatory testing and quarantine upon arrival will soon be a thing of the past!

So why not join the CBYA charter cruise to the Greek Cyclades Islands 18th  – 25th September this year?

We have chartered five yachts – ranging from 48 to 54 feet – and still have some spaces left.

More details? Click HERE.

Tanya Bultje – English

CBYA Charter Holiday Co-ordinator