Cruising & Charter

A mixed-weather day on Tricky D

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A mixed day for weather, but a good day was had by all on Tricky D during the CBYA day cruise on Monday 26th April.

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Last Chance to Join the CBYA 2021 Charter Cruise to the Greek Cyclades Islands!

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GOOD NEWS!

Greece has confirmed that they will start to reopen to their borders to vaccinated visitors from next week! Click HERE for details. This is in advance of their full opening to tourism on 14th May 2021. We are sure that we will all be able to travel to Athens to join the CBYA charter cruise in September, without having to quarantine or take tests, as long as we have all been vaccinated and have secured our vaccination passports.

We now have five (5) confirmed skippers for this cruise, and almost all of the crew slots have been taken. Most of the confirmed participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five (5) yachts have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

I am scheduling a Zoom meeting for all confirmed and interested participants for 1500 hours CET on Wednesday 12th May 2021. Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining the meeting by clicking HERE.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

CBYA Charter Sailing Holiday, Greece 18th – 25th September 2021

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With the COVID restrictions now being gradually relaxed in Europe, we are pleased to announce that this trip is going ahead, and there is great excitement, as almost all participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five sailing boats have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

Post-BREXIT Non-acceptance of British Sailing Certification

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An unfortunate consequence of BREXIT is that British sailing certification is currently no longer accepted in Spain, and in other EU states, for those who wish to sail Spanish-flagged (or other EU-flagged) boats.

This means that the CBYA are currently unable to run our normal monthly day charters from Náutica Corcho. It also affects any of our other members who have British sailing certification who own Spanish (or EU)-flagged/registered boats. Those with UK-flagged boats are not affected.

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Why Not Join the CBYA Charter Cruise of the Greek Cyclades?

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With the COVID vaccination programme now well underway, with significantly positive results, and COVID vaccination passports due to be introduced in time for the 2021 summer holidays, mandatory testing and quarantine upon arrival will soon be a thing of the past!

So why not join the CBYA charter cruise to the Greek Cyclades Islands 18th  – 25th September this year?

We have chartered five yachts – ranging from 48 to 54 feet – and still have some spaces left.

More details? Click HERE.

Tanya Bultje – English

CBYA Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

Post-BREXIT EU Boating for UK Registered Boats

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What a mess this is!!

Click HERE to read the latest RYA report on this subject.

Most people’s situations are individual. No one-for-all outcome even when they can make up their mind. What a waste of the transition year! For HMRC to impart incorrect advice on two occasions, and to only correct it eleven days before the deadline date is utter incompetence!

Hopefully they will sort it all out eventually!

Rachel Garnham

BREXIT Update for Boat Owners

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If you own a UK registered boat which is normally in EU waters, this RYA article may be of interest. Click HERE to read it.

Additional relevant information for boat owners can be found HERE.

The Committee

February 2021

Launching the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet

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The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group has launched the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet. This is available as a free download from their website – click HERE to access.

Many thanks to Rosalind Miranda for providing this information.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Learning the Singlehanded Gybe

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A good article and video from the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International

Click HERE for more details.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Another Great CBYA Day Charter!

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CBYA Charter Day – Monday 2nd November

This was our first CBYA charter day of the new winter season, and our second attempt. The original day should have been Monday 26th October, however we had to cancel, due to very high winds, registering 42kts in the Marina de Dénia.  Náutica Corcho would not have let us take boats out, even if we had wanted to do so!  Amazingly, I had first seen this high wind forecast, which was scheduled to start building from 9am at 20kts, gusting to 44kts, and peaking at about 2pm, 6 days in advance. Thinking that that would certainly change, as the date came nearer, we planned ahead – but the forecast did not change in the slightest, they had it absolutely Spot On!!!  (How can they do that?!!)

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