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Boat Owners Beware!



We have been informed that this news is inaccurate. Apparently there is NO ban on anchoring apart from in the marine nature reserve at Tango Bay. There is, however, an ongoing study by an environmental group from Valencia.

The study has now been completed and the report states that unlike that which happens in the sandy sea beds of Formentera, the Posodonia (sea grass) of the mainland Costa Blanca region is found on rocky substrates and the possibility of anchor dragging is less likely.  There is therefore no anchor restriction.

Original Post:

All boat owners should be aware that they can be heavily fined for anchoring anywhere in the Jávea bay area, as the sea bed is considered a nature preservation area, and anchors and chains can damage the ‘sea grass’.

All boats must use the mooring buoys. In Sardine Bay there are a maximum of 36, and in Cala Blanca there are another 24 – a total of approximately 60 maximum. See the photo (courtesy of Graham Hustler) above.

Be warned if planning to moor in this area, an early start is recommended to secure a mooring. The area will be policed by the Marine Guardia Civil, either in a rib, or on a jet ski.

For more information on Jávea´s protected spaces go to

Please Don’t Forget!!

  1. You can edit your subscription if you are receiving too many e-mails (

  2. The CBYA has two (2) Facebook pages – one is a secret group for Members only (

CBYA Committee

October 2018

How to prove that you are a paid-up CBYA member!


The CBYA has negotiated some discounts with various suppliers – an example is our agreement with the Accastillage Diffusion Chandlery in Dénia. Click HERE for details. We plan to negotiate additional benefits for CBYA members in the future.

So how can you prove that you are a paid-up CBYA member in order to take advantage of these discounts?

We have issued CBYA membership cards in the past – like last year’s membership card shown above. However, this proved to be too difficult to manage, so we now have a new system….

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Sad News


We are very sad to advise our members that our Boating Officer, Karlheinz Witte, died Saturday morning 21st July at his home in Denia after a short, brave battle with a particularly aggressive cancer. Those who knew Karlheinz will remember his patient sailing instruction, his sense of humour and his hard work on behalf of the Club. He initiated and managed our monthly Charter Cruises from Denia, maintained the CBYA statistics, organised presentations in Javea and was a key member of the CBYA Committee.

He will be much missed. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Aura, and the rest of his family.

WANTED: More CBYA Raft-up Attendance!


Please pass this message to your boat-owning friends and contacts!

Calling all boat owners,

Join us on our fun raft-ups in Cala Sardinera and Portichol.

See more details by clicking HERE

Contact us now and join in the fun

Call Tim tel 616498505.


Sailing Courses for CBYA Members with Go-n-Sail


The CBYA is happy to facilitate sailing courses for our members. We recommend Go-n-Sail who are an RYA-approved training centre. See

They are also on facebook at

Shane & Debbie Cole are a great couple and run excellent courses.

Click HERE for their latest news.

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Overall CBYA Team Winners in the 2017/8 Virtual Volvo Ocean Race!


The virtual CBYA sailors had a lot of fun in the Volvo Ocean Race!

Provisional overall winners:

FIRST – Jumbuck (aka John Allison)

SECOND – Helma (aka Helma Hermans)

THIRD – Innovation Booster (aka Edo Volker)

Full overal CBYA Group results to follow.

Well done to all! All those hours and sleepless nights over the last 9 months were worth it!

Hugh (aka Rubber Duck 1 & 2)

A Reminder that you can Find Us On FaceBook


A Reminder that the CBYA has both a Closed Group, and a Community page, on Facebook

Find us at

All paid-up 2018 CBYA members can apply to join the group.

Members-only information will be posted on this page.

Please go to the Facebook page to join NOW!

For those who are interested, we also have a Community Page – see

Don’t Forget the Useful CBYA Nautical Information!!


Many people forget that the CBYA website has a load of useful information on all sorts of nautical issues.

Why not go to

Then scroll down below the weather chart to have a look now?

The Committee

June 2018

Don’t Forget to look at the CBYA Deals and For Sale Page!


Special Offers & Deals!

Paid-up CBYA members can advertise free of charge on the Deals and For Sale page. If you want to place an advert, send text and photograph to

The CBYA regularly posts interesting offers – please check it out now – you may see something interesting!


CBYA Committee