Notice Board

SomVela Licensia Federativa Cover for All CBYA Sailors

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The CBYA Committee strongly recommends that, as from 1st January 2021, all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will cover them for any CBYA sailing activities. This includes dinghy and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as those that join the monthly CBYA day charters and annual CBYA charter holiday trips.

The SomVela Licencia Federativa, Deportista or Carnet Deportivo, depending on whether they race or not, provides this cover, and sailing members who sail the TOMs all have to have this insurance, as do all the TOMs skippers. Click HERE for 2020 cost details. The cost details for 2021 will be available at the end of the this year.

The licence can easily be purchased from the Real Club Náutico Calpe, and can be arranged by Rachel Garnham. To contact her, click HERE.

The SomVela Licencia Federativa (LF) insurance is currently provided by Mapfre, S.A., and covers:

Third Party Liability

  • Civil Liability Operation € 1,500,000

  • Sublimit per victim € 150,000

  • Excess per claim 150 €

Medical Cover

Hospital and ambulance costs for any accident whilst sailing.

Those that do not regularly sail, should check their own travel insurance policies to ensure that they cover sailing activities.

After the beginning of next year, CBYA members will be requested to sign a waiver, prior to participating in a CBYA sailing activity, if they do not have the necessary insurance cover.

The Committee

18th October 2020

The New CBYA Social Team!

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From left to right: Julie Benneworth, Social Secretary Peter English, Claire Guest

After almost three (3) years in the role, Sabine Olbrich has decided to step down. She has been replaced by new member, Claire Guest. Gracias Sabine, for all of your past help, and many thanks Claire, for agreeing to join the team!

These two ladies help the CBYA Social Secretary in planning and running CBYA social events.

Hopefully, we will be able to enjoy more fun CBYA social events next year!

Many thanks ladies – for your help and support!

The CBYA Committee

August 2020

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

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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 info@cbya.org

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

Click  https://cbya.org/for-sale/

CBYA Committee

August 2020

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We have a CBYA Assistant Treasurer!

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I am delighted to announce that we now have an Assistant CBYA Treasurer, who has agreed to come on board and help reduce the load on our long-time Treasurer, Sue Bell.

Our Assistant Treasurer is CBYA member, Sally Clayton, and she will be supported by CBYA member, Samir Chami (an accountant) on an ad-hoc basis.

Many thanks to both Sally & Samir for stepping up to help!

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

Why not join the Members-Only CBYA Facebook Page!

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The CBYA has now deleted our Community facebook page.

However we still have an active Closed Group page called the CBYA Costa Blanca Yacht Assoc Facebook page.

We currently have seventy (70) members with access to our Facebook page, however we would like to have more of our members join the Closed Group page so that they can benefit from this added news source of our activities.

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

All paid-up 2020 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!

If you cannot find the page, send an e-mail to our Membership Secretary, Rachel Garnham, by clicking HERE.

The Committee

July 2020

Sun Odyssey 45.2 available for Yacht Share

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CBYA members, David and Felicity King, are offering their Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2, S/Y Poog, for a potential yacht share agreement. They bought the yacht new in 2003, and sailed her around the Caribbean until 2016, when they brought her to Spain. Since arriving, extensive upgrades have been carried out, including new state of the art navigation equipment, bow thruster, thorough engine overhaul, new main, new Bimini, new spray hood and fenders. Elements of the rigging, and the sea cocks, were also replaced this year. She was surveyed earlier this year, whilst being anti fouled, and was found to be in good shape.

The yacht is moored at Marina de Dénia, and is looked after by A&P Marine.

See more yacht details by clicking HERE.

Apart from visits of a couple of weeks, perhaps two or three times a year, they only plan to be in Spain during the first three month of every year. They are therefore looking for one, or more, yacht-loving CBYA members, who have the necessary sailing qualifications, to join a yacht-sharing agreement in order to allow more value to be enjoyed from their ownership of S/Y Poog. They would also welcome others to sail with them when they are in Spain – no experience required, as both Felicity and David have been sailing since childhood.

NOTE: The CBYA and its officers accept no responsibility for the quality, performance or legality of members boats. It is important that members make their own enquiries, and use their own judgement as to whether or not to invest or purchase.

If you are interested in either proposition, please contact David King by calling 0044 7768864439, or by e-mailing by clicking HERE.

The Committee

July 2020

Face Masks Now Mandatory Whenever in Public Places

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The Minister of Public Health for the Comunidad de Valencia, Ana Barceló, announced last week that, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the use of face masks is now mandatory throughout the Valencian Community for people over six years old, even if the safety distance of one and a half meters can be maintained. The wearing of masks is required in all areas, except beaches, swimming pools and natural areas, and will apply to everyone except children under 6 years of age, or people with respiratory problems. Barceló clarified that surgical and hygienic ones must be used, and that those with respiratory valves are not allowed, except for work reasons. From now on it will be mandatory to wear masks at restaurant terraces when you are not eating or drinking. The maximum capacity of the terraces stays at 75%, and the maximum occupancy will be 20 people per table

Due to the COVID-19 virus many things have changed, and the organisation of the CBYA is no exception. ALL members are now required to complete a Member Update Form BEFORE they can attend any CBYA event, social, sea or land-based. The form is the same as for new membership but you select Member Update from the first drop-down menu instead of New Membership Application.

The Committee

20th July 2020

Transferwise and/or Currency Cloud Payments to the CBYA

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AN IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM THE CBYA TREASURER!

When making payment to the CBYA using Transferwise and/or Currency Cloud payments, PLEASE:

  1. If possible, add a clear payment reference stating your Family Name and Reason for Payment , AND…

  2. Send a follow up e-mail to me at treasurer@cbya.org to confirm payment made and providing details.

It is essential that you send the confirmation e-mail.

This is extremely important as we still have a payment of €27 via Currency Cloud that cannot be allocated to any person.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Sue Bell

Treasurer

Introducing the CBYA Roll of Honour!

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During the early days of the CBYA, some of our founding members donated a number of Founders Cups to be presented to our members annually for  best achievement in various categories.

We have now uploaded a Roll of Honour to the Trophy Room page on our website to allow us to maintain a full record of all awards. To view, click HERE, and scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Grateful Thanks for CBYA Early Charity Donations

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The Committee recently supported a proposal from Brenda Bates that the CBYA should disburse charity money earlier than usual to help the current CBYA-supported charities and organisations better weather the impact of the COVID-19 storm.

We have therefore paid €500 each to Make-a-Smile and the ISVH Bomberos. See their grateful responses in the images below….

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