Bacalao wins the 2018 CBYA Challenge Trophy!


The 2018 CBYA-RCNC Challenge took place at Real Club Náutico de Calpe (RCNC) on Sunday 14th October. This is the only team racing event in the CBYA calendar and involves two teams, “Lubina” and “Bacalao“, competing for the honour of being awarded the CBYA Challenge Trophy on TOM 28 yachts. The teams are made up of crews of four sailors – two from the CBYA, and two from RCNC, on each boat.

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The ARC and Cruising the Caribbean Presentation


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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TOMS Ladder Competition Rides Again!


The Autumn TOMs Ladder competition has started – with two series planned; one in October and one in November.

The first event was held on 4th October with 16 people attending; some were experienced skipper/racers, and some novices to make up the mix of crews for the five TOMs.

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Cruising in Croatia with the CBYA


The CBYA now offers annual cruising holidays to our members.

The first CBYA charter to Croatia, which took place in September 2018, was a great success. We are therefore planning to return to Croatia for the 2019 cruise – this time to the nautical paradise of the Kornati Islands, and the Sibenik regions. Most of the Kornati Islands are within a national park, which is  known for its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal blue waters. read more →

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October 2018

Great CBYA Charter-Cruise in Croatia


The CBYA ran our first charter-cruise trip during September 2018.

It was a great success – mainly due to the excellent planning and organisation by Tanya & Peter.

We chartered two Bavaria 46 yachts from Trogir, near Split, and spent a week cruising around the Dalmatian Islands. We visited Solta, Hvar, Piklini islands, Korčula, Vis, and Brač.

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RIP Tore Naess


We are sad to report that Tore Naess, a long-time CBYA member, and owner of S/Y Magdulena, died on Wednesday 19 September.

Tore’s health took a dramatic downturn in recent weeks.  Investigations discovered prostrate cancer resulting in him starting chemotherapy a few weeks ago, which apparently had a bad effect on him, and he developed serious respiratory problems.  He was airlifted from Denia hospital to Elche where he passed away.

His funeral took place on Tuesday 25th September.

Please join me in expressing our condolences to his family.

Hugh Epsom



RIP Karlheinz Witte


Karlheinz Witte was the CBYA Boating Officer from 2014 – 2018.

He died on 21st July. See

On Monday 27th August, his widow, Aura, and the CBYA, fulfilled his last wishes – to be laid to rest at sea off Denia castle.

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The CBYA enjoys a special off-season, week day deal with Náutica Corcho in Marina de Dénia which allows us to charter a Jeanneau 39′ for €300, and a Jeanneau 37′ for €250, for the day.

Corcho are willing to extend this offer to any paid-up CBYA member with the appropriate sailing licence (minimum RYA Day Skipper or equivalent).

See more details at

Contact Kiko at Náutica Corcho if interested.

Virgen de Loreto – CBYA Beach Party, Paella and Fireworks


CBYA members gathered on the Montañar 1 beach, opposite Restaurante Amarre, on Saturday 8th September to celebrate the “Port” fiesta of  Virgen de Loreto.

This event symbolises the ‘end of summer’and is traditionally enjoyed by bringing your own tables, chairs, cutlery, drinks, snacks, lights, candles, etc., and setting up on the beach. read more →