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The Committee

December 2018

Festive Greetings from the CBYA!


We would like to wish all CBYA members and their families, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Committee

Introducing the CBYA Library!


Did you know that the CBYA has a library of nautical books that are available on loan to members?

Here are the books that we currently hold:-

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Why not get CBYA-branded now?


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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Another Chance to attend a Monique Art Exhibition


Following on from her previous successful event, CBYA sailing member, Monique Neyzen, is organising another exhibition, this time in Finestrat, and in a show room, instead of in a sculpture garden. This will be a smaller, but quite different, event. She plans to exhibit about 20 small bronzes of horses, and around 20 drawings of nude models.
The opening will be on Thursday 22 November at 5 pm.

Click HERE for more details.

All CBYA members are very welcome.

Latest RYA News


Since the CBYA is an affiliated member of the RYA we have access to their RYA InBrief newsletter.

Click HERE to read theNovember 2018 issue.

Available to Crew!


My wife and I are new to the TOMs, and have only had one training session, with all others being cancelled due to the TOMs Ladder racing on the Thursdays. We are not comfortable with getting involved in TOM racing at this stage. However, I am a Day Skipper and my wife has Competent Crew. We would like to offer ourselves as crew on any larger boats that need crew for cruising or racing. We are retired and can, with a little notice be available as crew for anyone needing some company and / or help. We are available on Saturday 17th November for the 5 Clubs Regatta in Calpe if needed. Click HERE to contact us.

Paul & Marian Griffiths

+44 7393 171703


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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

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October 2018