Cruising & Charter

CBYA Turkish Charter Cruise – October 2019

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Following the excellent level of interest in the CBYA Croatian charter cruise planned for September 2018, we are now working on a CBYA Turkish charter cruise which is expected to take place in October 2019.

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Sailing Courses for CBYA Members with Go-n-Sail

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The CBYA is happy to facilitate sailing courses for our members. We recommend Go-n-Sail who are an RYA-approved training centre. See https://go-n-sail.com/

They are also on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gonsail/

Shane & Debbie Cole are a great couple and run excellent courses.

Click HERE for their latest news.

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Great CBYA Cruise to Formentera

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CBYA Cruise 2018: Formentera

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A week’s CBYA cruise on Tricky D was a resounding success, with founding and new CBYA members enjoying a week’s sailing around Formentera.

Richard Jones offered CBYA members a week’s cruise to the islands. Four crew signed up: Brenda Bates, Jim Cooper, Jurgen Jeebe, and Amanda Topson. Thanks to the patience of our skipper and his first mate, also a qualified skipper, it was a great opportunity for less experienced members to improve their sailing skills, gain confidence and knowledge of the area.

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Don’t Forget the Useful CBYA Nautical Information!!

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Many people forget that the CBYA website has a load of useful information on all sorts of nautical issues.

Why not go to https://cbya.org/sailing-info/

Then scroll down below the weather chart to have a look now?

The Committee

June 2018

Great Day out on Feels Great!

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Part of the CBYA Committee enjoyed a day out on Ron and Faye Shanson’s Feeling 44DI yacht, Feels Great, on Friday 15 June – great sail – 20+ knots of wind, beautiful day, good company.

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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, which is not due to report until later this year.

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

“Sunny Spray Cruising the Atlantic Part 2” Presentation

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Helma Hermans completed the second run of her very excellent, 2-part presentation on Saturday 9th June in the Belliure Room at the Real Club Náutico Calpe. The well-attended and interesting event covered Helma and Bob’s two and a half year cruise around the Atlantic in S/Y Sunny Spray, the yacht that they built themselves.

She previously gave the presentation in Jávea, on 29th January and  26th March 2018, and agreed to represent her talk on Saturday 26th May and Saturday 9th June in Calpe for those that missed it in Jávea.

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Inaugural Xàbia Bay Regatta

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More than a hundred boats took part in the inaugural Xàbia Bay Regatta last Saturday organised by the Club Náutico de Jávea and Marina Sport, in collaboration with the Costa Blanca office of John Taylor Estate Agents.

For more details, click HERE.

Maybe some CBYA yachts will participate if the event is run again next year?

Provisional Dates – CBYA 2018 Raft-ups!

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The following provisional raft-up dates for Summer 2018 are now in the CBYA calendar:

            June 7                     TOMs Raft-up & Cruise           El Portet

            June 26                   General Raft-up                         Cala Sardinera

            July 10                     General Raft-up                         Portichol

            July 24                     General Raft-up                        El Portet

            August 7                  General Raft-up                        Cala Sardinera

            August 16                TOMs Raft up & Cruise          El Portet

            August 21                General Raft-up                        Portichol

            September 11         General Raft up                         Cala Sardinera

            October 2                General Raft-up                         Portichol

Please note that all dates are subject to the weather, and may be changed.

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the CBYA Flotilla Cruise to Formentera!

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The postponed one week CBYA cruise to Ibiza /Formentera is now confirmed to start from Dénia on Saturday 23rd June 2018, and we plan to get back on Saturday 30th June 2018.

The lead yacht will be CBYA member-owned, TrickyD, with her very experienced skipper, Richard Jones. There are a few crew places left on TrickyD, available on a first come- first served basis. Unfortunately, no other CBYA-owned yachts are able to join this cruise on the selected dates, however we are happy to investigate chartering a yacht if there is adequate additional confirmed crew interest. CBYA-member owned power boats are also welcome to join the cruise.

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