Notice Board

Looking for a new CBYA Secretary!

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Our CBYA Secretary, Ann Masson, has advised that she is planning to move to Valencia in the near future, and that she would like to step down as soon as possible, but certainly no later than the 2020 AGM, by which time she would have completed FIVE (5) years as our best-ever Secretary!

So we need to find a suitable replacement who:-

  1. Is a permanent resident.

  2. Has good spoken and written English.

  3. Is well organised.

  4. Is computer literate.

  5. Has a good attention to detail.

  6. Can speak some Spanish (not essential).

It is not an onerous task and the position can be filled by either a male of female CBYA member.

If anyone is interested in helping to further develop the CBYA by taking on this role, please send me an e-mail at info@cbya.org

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

RIP Peter Hooker

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We are sad to advise that Peter Hooker has passed away.

Tim Fawle provided the following words in his memory…

He was an enthusiastic member during the earlier days of the CBYA, and was an active participant with the Jubilee Sailing Trust , where he did voluntary work as a carpenter on the Tenacious, constructing some fine woodwork in the dining room.

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The 2019 Licensia Federativa

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The CBYA facilitates renewal of your Licensia Federativa at the start of each year.

Full details of the 2019 Licensia Federativa can be viewed by clicking HERE.

If anyone has any questions please contact Rachel Garnham by sending an e-mail to info@cbya.org

The Committee

 

Navigating the CBYA Website

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Did you know that there is a wealth of information on the CBYA website?

Here are some tips to help you find lots of interesting stuff:

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RIP Gaby Ferenczy

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We are very sad to announce that one of our members, Gaby Ferenczy, lost his brave, short battle with cancer last week.

Gaby was a relatively new member of the CBYA, having joined in September 2017, after the death of his wife, Margaret. However, he was not new to sailing having in the past owned a MacGregor 26 (S/Y Magabee) moored at Dénia.

He was a stalwart supporter of CBYA day cruiser charters, attended many social events in Jávea, and joined us on the first CBYA Charter Cruise holiday in Croatia, where he proved to be excellent company. He had signed up for this year’s trip as well. 

He was a great example of “living life to the full” throughout his 85 years – his birthday was a few weeks ago – and was active in many associations.

Gaby has three sons who are making funeral arrangements to enable other family members and friends to attend. The funeral will take place at 1200 hours on Friday 19th July at the Jávea Crematorium, and will be followed by tapas & drinks at Le Gourmand Restaurant.

We will miss him.

The Committee

July 2019

 

Another Reminder that you can Find Us On FaceBook!

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

Find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/268317926843920/

All paid-up 2019 CBYA members can apply to join the group.

Members-only information will be posted on this page.

Please go to the CBYA members-only Facebook page to join by clicking HERE now!

For those who are interested, we also have a Community Page – see https://www.facebook.com/CostaBlancaYachtAssoc/

Please don’t forget to get CBYA-branded!

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The CBYA presents CBYA pennants to all members who are boat-owners, or certified skippers. The latter includes CBYA members who are approved by RCNC to skipper TOM 28 yachts. If you think that you qualify, and don’t yet have your pennant, please click HERE.

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CBYA Newsletter ‘Interest Groups’ Update

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Interest Groups for the CBYA Newsletters

We now have the following interest groups options:-

All Skippers

All Subscribers/News

Cruising & Charter

Power/Motor Boats

Dinghies

Social Events

TOMs

If you would like to receive less CBYA newsletters, you can edit your subscription to only sign up for newsletters that interest you, by clicking Edit your subscription at the bottom of every newsletter.

Note that if you click “Unsubscribe” you will no longer receive ANY newsletters.

Too many E-Mails? – remember to edit your subscription!

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Are you receiving too many CBYA newsletters?

If so, remember that you can edit your newsletter subscription at any time to ensure that you only receive what interests you.

Just click on “Edit your subscription to specific lists…” at the bottom of any CBYA newsletter, and untick what you do not want to receive.

The Committee

May 2019

Take time and care over a potentially life-saving purchase!

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Don’t pay the ultimate price for buying cheap!

The RYA report that a good quality lifejacket or buoyancy aid is one of the most important parts of your boating safety kit, so it’s worth putting in some research before buying a product that you may rely on to save your life. There are lifejackets and buoyancy aids of varying prices and effectiveness on the market, and increasing reports of products available online that aren’t up to scratch or haven’t been tested to European or International specifications.

Collectively lifejackets and buoyancy aids are referred to as Personal Floatation Devices or PFDs; choosing the right one is essential if it’s to be of any use in a life-threatening event. Though many think any PFD is going to hold them up in the water that may not be the case.

If you would like to learn more, click HERE

The Committee

April 2019