Cruising & Charter

Take time and care over a potentially life-saving purchase!

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Don’t pay the ultimate price for buying cheap!

The RYA report that a good quality lifejacket or buoyancy aid is one of the most important parts of your boating safety kit, so it’s worth putting in some research before buying a product that you may rely on to save your life. There are lifejackets and buoyancy aids of varying prices and effectiveness on the market, and increasing reports of products available online that aren’t up to scratch or haven’t been tested to European or International specifications.

Collectively lifejackets and buoyancy aids are referred to as Personal Floatation Devices or PFDs; choosing the right one is essential if it’s to be of any use in a life-threatening event. Though many think any PFD is going to hold them up in the water that may not be the case.

If you would like to learn more, click HERE

The Committee

April 2019

Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in the UK from April 2019

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Act now, as carbon monoxide alarms become mandatory in the UK in April 2019!

The RYA advise that from 1 April 2019 at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm becomes a mandatory requirement on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) requirements. read more →

Introducing the CBYA Charter Cruise Co-ordinator!

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Due to the success of the CBYA Charter cruise in Croatia in 2018, and the excellent support for the follow-up Croatia charter holiday this year, we have decided to create the new position of a  Charter Cruise Co-ordinator to manage all CBYA charters, including both sailing yacht and powerboat charters.

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Greece – Circle the Cyclades with the CBYA

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The CBYA is offering its next holiday yacht charter opportunity in the Greek Islands from Sept. 19 – 26, 2020

Starting from Athens – the cruise will begin at Lavrion.

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Motley crew – great bunch of people, lovely sunny day, but not much wind.

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Eight of us enjoyed a wonderful day’s cruise along the coast from Dénia Marina, heading south towards Portichol and Cap Negre, but we never even made it to Cala Sardinera. A very nice surprise on arrival at Nautica Corcho was the boat upgrade from the Jeanneau Sun Odysea 39, to the 44!

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Cruise on TrickyD to Formentera & Ibiza

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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

Richard

A Windy Day on the Water

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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

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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 info@cbya.org

28th December 2018

An Entertaining “CBYA Croatia Sailing Cruise” Presentation

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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

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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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