Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing state of lock-down in Spain and elsewhere, the CBYA Committee has agreed that it is again not feasible to hold our Annual General Meeting at the Real Club Náutico Calpe. We will instead hold the 2021 CBYA AGM via Zoom Conferencing at 1100 hours on Thursday 13th May 2021. Click HERE to view details.
A link to the Zoom AGM meeting will be sent to all paid-up CBYA members who have registered to take part, on Monday 10th May 2021.
The 2020 Chairman’s Report can be viewed by clicking HERE
The 2020 Audited CBYA financial accounts can be viewed by clicking HERE
Please register now by clicking REGISTER
Sue Brew has recently presented three additional sailing books to the CBYA Library.
1) Hobie Cat Sailing, written & photographed by Jake Grubb, new revised edition
2) How to Sail: A Practical Course in boat Handling, by Nicholas Dent
3) Sailing: A Practical Handbook, by Jeremy Evans
Click HERE to view the full library
These books can be borrowed for up to FOUR (4) weeks on payment of a returnable deposit (EUR 10) per book. If you are interested in borrowing a book, or have any good nautical books to donate to the CBYA, please contact Rosalind Miranda by clicking HERE
Note that Rosalind is happy to lend out nautical books from her own library on the same basis as explained above.
As previously announced, the CBYA Committee strongly recommends that, as from 1st January 2021, all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will not only cover them for any CBYA sailing activities but sailing globally*. The Valencian Community Sailing Federation’s licence is not just for racing and the TOMs, but INCLUDES cover for Dinghy Day and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as for those that join the monthly CBYA day charters, and our annual CBYA charter holiday trips.
*Civil Liability limited to European Community. Sailing outside of Spanish waters requires a Sailing Federation endorsed certificate; a paper exercise, which is easy to obtain.
The “SomVela” (App) Licencia Federativa: Deportista (racing), Carnet Deportivo (non-racing) or Anual Escuela, provides this cover. Members who race, or sail the TOMs, MUST have to have this insurance.
Click HERE for 2021 cost details.
The Committee has decided that, due to restrictions on our normal sailing and social activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to retain our current membership levels, 2021 CBYA membership renewals that are due early next year will be deferred for five (5) months until 1st June 2021.
New membership applications will be invoiced as normal at the time of application.
In addition, our 2021 AGM will be postponed to Thursday 13th May 2021.
Hopefully by that time, most of us will have had our vaccinations, and the situation will have started to improve.
Merry Christmas and a Safer New Year to all!
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 €
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.
18th October 2020
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
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 email@example.com
The CBYA regularly posts interesting offers – please check it out now – you may see something interesting!
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!
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.
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.
Go to: https://cbya.org/new-member/
Select – Member Update
Complete the form