Cruising & Charter

The ARC and Cruising the Caribbean Presentation

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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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Boat Owners Beware!

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FAKE NEWS!!

We have been informed that this news is inaccurate. Apparently there is NO ban on anchoring apart from in the marine nature reserve at Tango Bay. There is, however, an ongoing study by an environmental group from Valencia.

The study has now been completed and the report states that unlike that which happens in the sandy sea beds of Formentera, the Posodonia (sea grass) of the mainland Costa Blanca region is found on rocky substrates and the possibility of anchor dragging is less likely.  There is therefore no anchor restriction.

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All boat owners should be aware that they can be heavily fined for anchoring anywhere in the Jávea bay area, as the sea bed is considered a nature preservation area, and anchors and chains can damage the ‘sea grass’.

All boats must use the mooring buoys. In Sardine Bay there are a maximum of 36, and in Cala Blanca there are another 24 – a total of approximately 60 maximum. See the photo (courtesy of Graham Hustler) above.

Be warned if planning to moor in this area, an early start is recommended to secure a mooring. The area will be policed by the Marine Guardia Civil, either in a rib, or on a jet ski.

For more information on Jávea´s protected spaces go to http://agenda21-xabia.wikidot.com/javea-s-protected-spaces

Cruising in Croatia with the CBYA

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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

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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

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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

Chairman

 

RIP Karlheinz Witte

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

He died on 21st July. See https://cbya.org/sad-news/

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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SPECIAL OFFER: Cruising Charters with NÁUTICA CORCHO

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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).

See more details at http://www.nauticacorcho.com/en/

Contact Kiko at Náutica Corcho if interested.

RIP Karlheinz Witte

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

He died on 21st July. See https://cbya.org/sad-news/

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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Water Under The Keel!

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CBYA members may be interested in this book, “Water Under The Keel” – written by Jenny’s deceased husband, John.

The book is available in print, and is also on Kindle.

It covers his two years’ single-handing his 31ft yacht from the UK, via the Mediterranean, to the Caribbean, – where he first met Jenny in Martinique in 1981!

Should be a good read!

Cruising on the Costa Blanca with the CBYA

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The CBYA runs monthly charter cruises through out the year. These usually take place on the last Monday (or last Tuesday) of each month.

They were instigated and managed by our Boating Officer, Karlheinz Witte, who sadly died last month.

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