Dinghies

The CBYA Dinghy Section Sails Again!

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The CBYA Dinghy Section re-launch on Tuesday 4th December was a BIG success. The weather and sailing conditions were ideal, and over thirty members turned up to support the event.

We launched both Lasers, and the 420 (without a gib due to the lack of a luff wire), and Tristan brought his wife (Diana’s) inflatable around in support. Richard also brought Tricky D, with Peter Knowles as crew.

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Two Laser Dinghies donated to the CBYA!

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Having read about the recent kind donation to the CBYA of the Stern dinghy (click HERE for details) ,  Dirk Mittman contacted us to advise that he would like to give his Laser dinghy to the CBYA as well. A working group comprising Dave Peachy, Rod Simpson, Chris de Boer and Hugh Epsom duly collected the dinghy, and transported it to safe storage location until we can restart the CBYA dinghy section.

We have also acquired another Laser which was formally owned by Diana Jarvis!

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Successful Stern Dinghy Collection Project

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As a direct result of the local press coverage of the vandalisation of the CBYA dinghies at El Portet beach (https://cbya.org/malicious-attack-on-cbya-dinghy-section/#more-7697), the CBYA has been given a Van de Stadt “Stern” dinghy by a very kind, keen sailor named Herr Modersohn. We arranged a working party to collect the boat and relocate it to temporary safe storage until we can arrange a new secure location from which to operate the dinghy section.

The collection and relocation operation was carried out with military precision by the  following CBYA volunteers:

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Successful Dinghy Relocation

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Many thanks to all CBYA members who came along to help with the dinghy relocation on Friday 25 May. They have now all been removed from the El Portet beach, and have been relocated to a temporary secure location whilst we review our options, and related costs, for relaunching the CBYA Dinghy Section.

If anyone has any suggestions regarding an alternative, secure location where we can store our dinghies, trailers, a safety boat, an outboard motor and other associated equipment, and easily launch, sail and recover our boats, please let us know by clicking HERE.

New Range of CBYA Merchandise Now Available!

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Those that ordered the new CBYA merchandise have now taken delivery, and confirm that the quality is excellent!!

Our new merchandise supplier is willing to brand their range of merchandise with the CBYA logo, and sell to CBYA members at a special, discounted price. They will accept our orders, and ship in economic batches, which means that the CBYA does not have to hold stock.

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Malicious Attack on CBYA Dinghy Section!

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CBYA dinghy section suspended until further notice due to a malicious attack!

Those who turned up for Dinghy Day on Wednesday 9th May had an unpleasant surprise. All three dinghies had been holed, our inflatable safety boat had been slashed down both sides, and our latest replacement outboard had been stolen, despite being secured with a very strong chain, and being locked in our strongbox. There was no damage to any of the other boats on the El Portet beach, so obviously the objective was to put the CBYA Dinghy section out of action.

 

 The rock and rope shown above was used to smash the boats. read more →

A Big Set Back for the CBYA Dinghies!!

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We are very sad to report that we have been ‘broken into’ at El Portet, and our outboard motor has been stolen. In addition the aft locker on the new “Flying Fish” dinghy has had its lid torn off, and our life jackets which were stowed in there have also been taken! They also stole the Flying Fish trailer wheels, and its mainsheet. We are obviously being targeted because they have now also stolen our old rubber dinghy safety boat, as well as the rubber dinghy and cover which was chained up close to our storage box!

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RYA Dinghy/Yacht Training Checklist

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A useful checklist for training – to view click HERE.

Messing About in Dinghies

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Louise and Wally took to the water on our free-of-charge Dinghy Day on Friday 17th February 2017.

Around twenty CBYA members met at Paradise Beach at El Portet, Moraira, to join in the fun. The winds were light, but ideal for those who had either never been out in a dinghy before, or who had not sailed in one for a long time.

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Our latest Acquisition – a 420 Sailing Dinghy

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Louise & Launching Trolley

Wally Rees, one of our founder members, who was returning to the UK, very kindly donated a 420 Sailing Dinghy to the CBYA. These can be rigged for ‘trapeze’ crewing and are an Olympic class. read more →