This was another really super day’s sailing, with good company, good weather and GREAT challenging winds.
In fact, the whole day proved quite ‘Challenging’!!
We all met as normal 10am at Bar Due. Due to a great response, we had nine crew members for this trip. Possibly at least two too many in truth, so a lesson learnt there. (Please note numbers may need to be restricted in the future.)
What a great day! We had a good taste of all wind conditions, and a great sail overall.
The crew comprised:
1st Mate – Jim Cooper
John Van Rooijen
Plus myself – skipper
Note: Sadly Helen Harrild had to withdraw due to ill health.
After meeting at 10am at Marina de Dénia, completing brief introductions, and finding out each crew members relative sailing/boating experience, we boarded our charter boat for the day. A very nice Jeanneau 39i.
We had a full house at the Jávea Players Studio theatre on Monday 7th October, over 60 attendees, for Part I of Rosalind Miranda’s excellent presentation about her Asia Pacific cruise.
Rosalind told us about her adventures when she bravely sailed from Fiji to China. What came across was extraordinary bravery, confidence, determination, and practical application of intelligence tempered by a sense of humour and humility.
Her presentation describes her adventures and experiences in sailing her 8 metre yacht Uhuru from Fiji to Hong Kong, via the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), to the Solomon Islands, which was then the British Solomon Islands, to Papua New Guinea, to Truk in the Carolines, Saipan in the Marianas, Japan and Taiwan.
There were so many stories to tell that we only got as far as the Solomon Islands!! Luckily, a second session has been organised for Monday 25th November to take us on to Hong Kong. Look out for details nearer the date. Unmissable!!
The audience was flabberghasted at her courage, especially given that she bought the tiny yacht and subsequently learnt to sail her! There were no luxuries: no electricity, running water or navigational aids. Along the way she learnt astral navigation, about which she has written a book [a copy of which has been donated to the CBYA Library]!
More than 20 members enjoyed the tapas at Restaurante Area 1 after the event.
Many thanks Rosalind!
The Next Cruiser Charter Day is Monday, October 28th.
Sun Odyssey 439
From now until next summer, the CBYA will be chartering their own yacht each month from Náutica Corcho, Dénia Marina, instead of using a member’s boat. This will be either a Jeaneau Sun Odyssey 37, 42 or 44, dependent on the number of crew wanting to sail.
You can view their superb boats, and get a taste for it, by clicking HERE.
A minimum of six crew is required, no maximum – the more people, the bigger the boat we can charter.
Participation is encouraged, but sailing experience is NOT essential, as there will be others on board qualified to sail the boat.
The format on the day in brief:
We meet at the marina by 10.00 hrs for a coffee and the briefing.
Departing the berth, we will sail where the wind can take us, enjoy the experience, the sea and the scenery.
Returning to the berth between 17.00 and 18.00 hrs.
Bring some lunch, water, coffee, beers, etc., (as we are using a charter boat the galley is out of bounds).
Non-marking deck shoes are required, also suitable clothing for the day, and a water proof jacket, in case the weather changes.
The cost is just €60 per head.
Payable in advance, direct to the CBYA. Details will be sent out separately later.
All are welcome, friends or family.
So don’t delay, contact the organizer, Graham Hustler, now by clicking HERE to book, or for further details.
You can also check on the CBYA calendar for future charter dates.