Cruising & Charter

Cruise on TrickyD to Formentera & Ibiza


TrickyD is sailing on 25th May to the idyllic islands of Ibiza and Formentera, returning on 31st May.

If you would like more information please contact me on 666977822, or e-mail by clicking HERE


A Windy Day on the Water


CBYA Charter Cruise Day – 22nd January 2019

The briefing over coffee in Bastas was clear: “We’ll aim to go outside Portitxoll Island and make for Cala Barraca for lunch. Of course, we may not make it given the wind forecast, but let’s try”. This was my first encounter with the CBYA, and I was nervous and excited in equal measure. The welcome from Peter, Hugh, Jim, Keith, Jack, Marion and Paul was warm, friendly and very reassuring. I knew then that I had made the right decision to take advantage of the CBYA cruising day. It seemed an excellent opportunity to get back on the water, after a five-year gap, and re-acquaint myself with boats, ropes, sails, wind and water – all in good company.

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Time to purchase your 2019 Licensia Federativa


The CBYA facilitates renewal of your Licensia Federativa at the start of each year. If you have previously held a Licensia Federativa issued via Real Club Náutico Calpe, you will shortly receive a CBYA invitation to renew.

Full details of the 2019 Licensia Federativa can be viewed by clicking HERE.

If anyone has any questions please contact Rachel Garnham by sending an e-mail to

28th December 2018

An Entertaining “CBYA Croatia Sailing Cruise” Presentation


Tanya and Peter English gave an excellent CBYA presentation on Monday 3rd December on the recent one-week CBYA Croatian charter-cruise. The presentation included a video prepared by Hugh Epsom.

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The ARC and Cruising the Caribbean Presentation


After the enthusiastic response to his last Greek Oddity presentation, Richard Jones agreed to perform once more for the CBYA!  His second talk covered his experience in crewing on Terry Sandling’s Oyster 56, S/Y Chantana, in the 2017 ARC (click on 2017 ARC for more details), and their subsequent cruise around the Caribbean Islands.

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Cruising in Croatia with the CBYA


The CBYA now offers annual cruising holidays to our members.

The first CBYA charter to Croatia, which took place in September 2018, was a great success. We are therefore planning to return to Croatia for the 2019 cruise – this time to the nautical paradise of the Kornati Islands, and the Sibenik regions. Most of the Kornati Islands are within a national park, which is  known for its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal blue waters. read more →

Great CBYA Charter-Cruise in Croatia


The CBYA ran our first charter-cruise trip during September 2018.

It was a great success – mainly due to the excellent planning and organisation by Tanya & Peter.

We chartered two Bavaria 46 yachts from Trogir, near Split, and spent a week cruising around the Dalmatian Islands. We visited Solta, Hvar, Piklini islands, Korčula, Vis, and Brač.

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RIP Tore Naess


We are sad to report that Tore Naess, a long-time CBYA member, and owner of S/Y Magdulena, died on Wednesday 19 September.

Tore’s health took a dramatic downturn in recent weeks.  Investigations discovered prostrate cancer resulting in him starting chemotherapy a few weeks ago, which apparently had a bad effect on him, and he developed serious respiratory problems.  He was airlifted from Denia hospital to Elche where he passed away.

His funeral took place on Tuesday 25th September.

Please join me in expressing our condolences to his family.

Hugh Epsom



RIP Karlheinz Witte


Karlheinz Witte was the CBYA Boating Officer from 2014 – 2018.

He died on 21st July. See

On Monday 27th August, his widow, Aura, and the CBYA, fulfilled his last wishes – to be laid to rest at sea off Denia castle.

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The CBYA enjoys a special off-season, week day deal with Náutica Corcho in Marina de Dénia which allows us to charter a Jeanneau 39′ for €300, and a Jeanneau 37′ for €250, for the day.

Corcho are willing to extend this offer to any paid-up CBYA member with the appropriate sailing licence (minimum RYA Day Skipper or equivalent).

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Contact Kiko at Náutica Corcho if interested.