Chairman’s Words

Postponement of our CBYA Crystal Jubilee Celebration!

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We regret to advise that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ongoing total lock-down in Spain, we are forced to postpone all of our social and sailing plans for our special year-long event to mark fifteen (15) years since the official formation of the COSTA BLANCA YACHT ASOCIATION –  our CRYSTAL JUBILEE!! We will instead celebrate a CRYSTAL JUBILEE PLUS ONE during 2021!

However, during this year we shall continue to look back at the CBYA history, and run a series of monthly articles in our newsletter with interviews honouring key individuals who have helped to create the current CBYA – some of whom are founder members, and some of whom have joined more recently.

So we will still celebrate the formation and continued growth of the biggest (and only) VIRTUAL yacht club on the Costa Blanca, but our celebrations will now (mostly) take place next year!

Stay safe.

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

 

Coronavirus – CBYA Activity Shut-Down

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We are entering uncharted waters….

Due the current worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and with the recent announcement of a further two-week total lock-down in Spain, the Committee has agreed that we now have to discontinue ALL of our CBYA-organised sailing and social activities until future notice.

The latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The Emergency telephone number for suspected coronavirus cases in the Comunidad Valenciana is 900 300 555. We are requested  to call this number if you have any symptoms and think that you may be infected. We are advised NOT to go to emergencies, doctor’s surgeries, nor to hospitals, where we could transmit the virus to other people. When we call this number, they will conduct a survey, and if the results are positive, they will tell us how to proceed, and will send someone to take some tests.

If you think that you may have the symptoms, you can check by clicking HERE.

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

Enjoying Coronavirus Lock-Down?

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With the announcement today that our lock-down has been extended a further two weeks (click HERE), we CBYA members, locked down in our Spanish homes, are finding this an excellent opportunity to do all those things that we have been putting off for too long, such as spring cleaning the house, updating websites, getting back in touch with friends and family, catching up on sleep, etc. Those members in the UK, and elsewhere in the world, still have the ‘pleasure’ of probably experiencing a total lock-down!

If you starting to go stir-crazy,.. here are a few tips to help you survive this interesting time in our lives…

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CRYSTAL JUBILEE: The Costa Blanca Boat Club

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As part of our Crystal Jubilee celebrations this year, we plan to publish a little bit of CBYA history every month. This month we would like to explain the origins of the CBYA…..

As some of you may know, we began as a sailing group (a Proprietary Club) formed under the initiative of Dr Ron Shanson in 1995, who was our first Commodore. This morphed into the Costa Blanca Boat Club (CBBC) in 2002, another Proprietary Club, with Michael Arnold as the Commodore and Chairman, and Dr Ron as Honorary Commander.

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CBYA and the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is becoming more entrenched in Spain – the latest statistics can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that COVID-19 more severely affects older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma or diabetes). Many of our members are in this group.

The Spanish Ministry of Health has announced a containment strategy to try to slow down the rate of the spread of COVID-19 in Spain. As a result, we are now in TOTAL LOCK-DOWN with heavy fines for non-compliance. Click HERE for details.

The CBYA Committee has cancelled all of our social and sailing events during March, and we will review how we proceed with our April social events, towards the end of the month.

The Emergency telephone number for suspected coronavirus cases in the Comunidad Valenciana is 900 300 555. We are requested  to call this number if you have any symptoms and think that you may be infected. We are advised NOT to go to emergencies, doctor’s surgeries, nor to hospitals, where we could transmit the virus to other people. When we call this number, they will conduct a survey, and if the results are positive, they will tell us how to proceed, and will send someone to take some tests.

If you think that you may have the symptoms, you can check by clicking HERE.

Hopefully, the above actions will help to get things under control and back to normal soon.

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

Announcing our CBYA Crystal Jubilee Celebration!

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During the CBYA Awards Night Dinner at the A Bordo Resturant on Monday 24th February, we launched a special year-long event to mark fifteen (15) years since the official formation of the COSTA BLANCA YACHT ASOCIATION –  our CRYSTAL JUBILEE!!

During this year we shall be taking a look back at CBYA’s history, and giving thanks to the many people who have made it all possible. We plan to feature a series of monthly articles in our newsletter with interviews honouring key individuals – some of whom are founder members, and some of whom have joined more recently. read more →

Reintroduction of CBYA Joining Fee

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It was agreed at the last AGM on 6 March 2018,  that a joining fee of €10 per person will be reintroduced this year. This has now been put into effect.

Click HERE for more details.

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