5 Clubs Regatta

Competing in the 5 Clubs Regattas with S/Y Blade


CBYA member-owned yachts, and their crews, regularly participate on the 5 Clubs Regattas.

The following links were provided by Barry & Karen McCrae, owners of S/Y Blade, and show what it is like to compete in this event. Video material provided by Sandra Soper.

5 Clubs Regatta Altea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93ypU52QFrg

5 Clubs Regatta Villajoyosa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEfgrWyEU6E

5 Clubs Regatta Moraira – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpNCo6PI3Q&t=14s

The CBYA would like to have more members who own sailing yachts, and who would like to participate in these sailing regattas, as we always have CBYA members who are interested to crew in these events.

Karlheinz Witte

CBYA Boating Officer




Blade competes in the 200 millas x 2 Regatta


CBYA S/Y Blade is competing in the 200 Millas x 2 Regatta, starting on Friday 2nd March at 12.00 from Altea. All boats are fitted with trackers and therefore you can follow the race online – the link is activated on the morning of the race. Here is the link http://www.tractrac.com/web/event-page/event_20180226_Millasa/1242/ 

Details of the race can be seen here http://www.cnaltea.com/200millasa2/inicio.php

Good luck to skipper Barry McCrae and his crew!

The Committee

February 2018

How to avoid a crash gybe!


Have you ever experienced a crash gybe? Not much fun!

Here are five tips on how to avoid one. Click HERE.

Boating Officer

February 2018

Licencia Federativa 2018



Licencia Federativa 2018

If you would like to take part in sailing with us, you must be a fully paid-up member of the CBYA , and have a Licencia Federativa which provides insurance cover.

Click on image below to enlarge for 2018 details.

Licencia Federativa Renewal 2018

If you have any queries call Rachel on 699 330 207

‘JUMBUCK’ on the Pata Negra and 5-ports Campomanes – Dec. 2017


Autumn 5 Clubs and Pata Negra – Campomanes on  Jumbuck.
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CBYA Perform well in the 5 Clubs Regatta 2017


The CBYA are currently doing well in the 5 Clubs Regatta after 7 regattas, with only the CN Campomanes race outstanding on 9 December.

S/Y Jumbuck, owned by Sue & John Allison, is FIRST overall in ORC-B with 13 points.

S/Y Blade, owned by Karen & Barry McCrae, is SECOND overall in ORC-C, only 2 points adrift from the leader.

S/Y Tricky D, owned by Richard Jones, is TENTH overall in ORC-B

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‘JUMBUCK’ on the 5-ports Calpe – 19.11.2017


Congratulation to Jumbuck for a great race on the 5-ports autumn series at Calpe. Doing first in her class.
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5 Clubs – Altea, 15 October2017


Used a Get Out of Jail Free Card today

This second race in the autumn 5 Clubs series was hosted by RCN Altea, saw us playing this card to pick up a second place in Division B. read more →

Copa del Canal; Great Result – 09.10.2017


Copa del Canal – Great Result – 09 October 2017 read more →

A FUN 2017 CBYA Regatta!!


Well, I have been asked to write a brief account of our amazing annual (FUN) regatta.

It really is an amazing event. It mixes total sailing novices with sailors who are only novices on TOMs, novices with spinnakers, experienced racers who actually know the rules, together with people whose reaction to, “one of your tasks is gybe, gybe, tack, gybe, tack” is ”WHAT?!!” (one skipper, who obviously had done this before, raced to the stern and swung the boom backwards and forwards to great effect).

But that is the joy of this event. It really is hilarious, but competitive, with great sailing content and hopefully, learning opportunities for all, whatever your experience level.

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