Dr Ron Shanson has kindly donated a working a Hellamarine mast head light and some (out-of-date) flares to any CBYA member who is interested.
The flares include:
Two (2)Ikaros buoyant smoke signal orange (3 mins)
Five (5) Ikaros hand-held rocket parachute flares red
Five (5) Ikaros hand-held flares red
If interested contact Hugh Epsom by clicking HERE
TrickyD has now sailed all the way from Malta via Siracusa (Sicily), across the Ionian Sea, to the Greek island of Lefkas, where we visited Sivota, Meganisi, Spartahora, Nidri, and Lefkas Town.
We then made our way to Corfu via the stunningly beautiful Lakka on Paxos Island, and a brief hop to Sivota Mortos on the Greek mainland.
NOAC sailing club and marina just next to the historic fort in Corfu Town is our backdrop, where we are surrounded by super yachts!!
Provisioning and maintenance is now happening to prepare for our homeward journey.
Click HERE for a message from the skipper.
16th September 2020
I am pleased to advise that member Samir Chami has agreed to take on the new role of CBYA Safety Officer.
This function involves:
Reviewing our current CBYA safety procedures for all sailing and social events
Preparing updated safety guidelines
Ensuring that all CBYA event organisers are fully aware of the safety requirements, and that they give full safety briefings prior to each event.
He has already prepared safety guidelines for CBYA cruiser events – click HERE for full details.
Similar guidelines will be prepared for TOMs, Dinghies & Hobie Cats.
Many thanks to Samir for assisting us in ensuring that we make safety a priority in all CBYA events.
If you enjoyed reading about the sailing Pardeys, the story of Professor Martin Creamer should also interest you.
No GPS for him, not even a sextant; the sun and the stars did nicely. He was the first recorded person to sail round the world without navigational instruments.
He recently died at the age of 104.
Read the New York Times article by clicking HERE.
The last Hobie Cat sailing event, before Las Antipodas Watersports shuts down at the end of this season, will be on Friday 18th September from 1500 – 1700 hours. We have two skippers and two cats sailing. Still a couple of places left – if you are interested contact Monique via the CBYA Hobie Cats Whatsapp group, or by clicking HERE.
Many thanks to Monique and Dominique for running the CBYA Summer Sailing this year. Also thanks to the skippers: Enrico Ottolini, Hans Sleutjes, and Hugh Epsom.
14th September 2020
SomVela have lowered the prices of all competition licenses and sports cards to € 25 until December 31, 2020. Click HERE for details.
11th September 2020
Why did you join the CBYA?
Having owned a house in the area for 12 years and visited on a regular basis, we had decided that, with retirement from Saudi Arabia in April 2003, and permanent residence, selling up and having a new house built was a good idea!! Retirement to a caravan on a building site was a little foolhardy, and although the end result was spectacular, we needed a life in the meantime. We had joined the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers, but our first love was sailing. Enter Brenda Bates, out walking, who was also part of a club just setting up for owners of boats, and people interested in crewing. Thank you, Brenda!
What was a memorable first experience of the CBYA?
I think it was the passion of the founder members. Every new member was important, especially sailors, numbers at that time were probably less than 30 people. Such a small group so welcoming. Ron Shanson, Mike Arnold, John King, Martin Charman, Chris Middleton, all had boats and were generous with their time. Brenda and Diana Jarvis, great social organisers and friends. Where would the club have been without them all and their generosity, including hosting events in their homes. A close-knit family more than a Club! More boat owners appeared, Maurice Pilkington with Maid of Moraira and John Godfrey in Calpe with Mary Poppins. A lot of fun on the water, so many stories! The addition of Richard Jones and his lovely new yacht TrickyD made the next few years particularly exciting, including for us, joining him in Corfu for two fantastic weeks, as well as all the fun racing.