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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.