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Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.

On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators.

Watch the final race by clicking HERE

A spectacular achievement for Emirates Team New Zealand and the yacht club they represent, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Another confirmation that – in sailing – the Southern hemisphere country of 5 million people can punch way above its weight.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, fought until the last race and the team showed talent and experience throughout the whole event and their story is far from over.

Click HERE for more information.

The Committee

March 2021

Post-BREXIT Non-acceptance of British Sailing Certification


An unfortunate consequence of BREXIT is that British sailing certification is currently no longer accepted in Spain, and in other EU states, for those who wish to sail Spanish-flagged (or other EU-flagged) boats.

This means that the CBYA are currently unable to run our normal monthly day charters from Náutica Corcho. It also affects any of our other members who have British sailing certification who own Spanish (or EU)-flagged/registered boats. Those with UK-flagged boats are not affected.

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America’s Cup Final Racing starts on Wednesday, March 10th


The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after the Government announced a reduction in alert levels today.

Under COVID-19 Alert level 2 or 1the race schedule will remain as planned with 2 races per day – Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Monday 15th and each day after that. The current schedule has racing every day until either the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand, or the Challenger Luna Rossa, reaches seven (7) wins.

Click HERE for more details.

You can watch live on the America’s Cup Facebook page, or later on their YouTube Channel.

The Committee

5th March 2021

Pip Hare Completes The Vendée Globe


British solo skipper Pip Hare, 47, fulfilled the dream that she has held since she was a teenage sailor in her native East Anglia, England when she crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race at 00:57:30 hrs on the 12th February, emerging from a bitterly cold Bay of Biscay night off Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France to take an excellent 19th place!#

You can watch her RORC “Time over Distance” interview by clicking HERE

The other British sailors, Alex Thomson and Sam Davies, were both forced to retire.

Click HERE for more details.

Full results HERE

The Committee

February 2021

Interested in a CBYA Trip to the Superyacht Cup in Palma?


Getting fed-up with being locked down?

GOOD NEWS – our lives will be returning to more freedom by summer!

So why not celebrate by signing up for the planned CBYA trip to take in the atmosphere of the Superyacht Cup in Palma, Mallorca, 23rd – 26th June 2021?

Total cost of 480 euros per person based on:

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Luna Rossa Win the Prada Cup


The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team has defeated INEOS Team UK to win the Prada Cup and become the Challenger for the America’s Cup. They defeated the British challengers with seven wins,  with INEOS Team UK only being able to secure one win.

Click HERE to see the Luna Rossa celebrations after winning the eighth race.

The official results can be viewed at

Luna Rossa will now race against the America’s Cup Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, from 6 – 15 March 2021

For more information, click HERE

The Committee

21st February 2021

The Americans are out of the America’s Cup!


Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli have beaten American Magic 4:0 in the Prada Cup semi-final to go head-to-head with INEOS Team UK in the final. Click HERE for details.

The Prada Cup final will take place during 13 – 22 February

The winner will become the Challenger with the right to race against the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America’s Cup final during 6 – 15 March

Go Sir Ben Ainslie and INEOS Team UK!

The Committee

30th January 2021


Yannick Bestaven wins the Vendée Globe 2020/21 – the Virtual Sailors also did well!


Yannick Bestaven, the 48 year old French skipper of Maître Coq IV, is the overall winner of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe. Although he actually took the gun for third place off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 03hrs 19mins 46 secs early this Thursday morning, because he carried a time compensation of 10 hours and 15 minutes, awarded by an international jury for his role in the search and rescue of fellow competitor Kevin Escoffier, Bestaven takes victory 2hrs 31mins 01secs ahead of Charlie Dalin and 6hrs 40mins 26secs of Louis Burton, who both finished ahead of him, and take second and third respectively.

Click HERE for more….

Full results are HERE

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INEOS Team UK wins the Prada Cup Round Robins!


INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9 lead changes throughout the nail biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

With that result, Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their the fifth race in a row in the Round Robins. Upon finishing the ‘ghost race’ start successfully it took them to 6 points, enough to qualify directly to the PRADA Cup final of the 36th America’s Cup.

American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will compete to race against INEOS Team UK on the 2nd February. Hopefully the Americans will have repaired their AC75 in time!

Click HERE for more…also click HERE for the video of the race today with graphics (takes a bit of time to get started to wind on the slider!)

Go Sir Ben and INEOS Team UK!!

The Committee

23rd January 2021

Prada Cup Round Robins


For those that are interested the 36th America’s Cup Prada Cup round robin races start on Thursday 15th January.

Click HERE for more details, and a link to watch the racing LIVE!

The Committee

January 2021