Sailing Info

Prada Cup Round Robins

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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

Renew or Purchase Your Licensia Federativa Now!

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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.

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Latest Racing Rules of Sailing

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The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The RRS 2017-2020.

The RRS for 2021-24 became effective on 1 January 2021.

You can download the complete document and related publications below – also available are details of World Sailing’s Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

Changes may be made to the RRS during the four-year period, but only when essential. These changes are published as Changes and Corrections to the RRS.

Click HERE for full details and downloadable documents

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Launching the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet

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The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group has launched the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet. This is available as a free download from their website – click HERE to access.

Many thanks to Rosalind Miranda for providing this information.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Vertical Headsail Camber – critical for faster boat speed!

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Understanding headsail vertical camber is the modern headsail trimmer’s main tool for getting optimum speed and power out of the sail.

Headsail horizontal camber is always spoken about regarding how the sail needs to develop the right shape; but vertical camber is also critical to the performance of the sail.

If you want to learn how to sail your yacht faster, and benefit from the latest UK Sailmakers tip, click HERE

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

 

 

How About Another Racing Rules Quiz?

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If you think that you know your sailing racing rules, click HERE to complete another short quiz courtesy of UK Sailmakers.

Have Fun!

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

The Ocean Race: Ian Walker on the 2021-22 edition route

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During his career Ian Walker has competed at the very highest level in international yacht racing. He has two Olympic silver medals of his own (1996 and 2000) and coached Shirley Robertson’s Yngling team to a gold at the Sydney 2004 Games. He skippered the British America’s Cup campaign in 2002 and in 2015 became the first and only British skipper to lift the Volvo Ocean Race trophy after winning the race with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Since announcing his retirement from active campaigning Walker has been working as the Director of Racing at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) – a role that encompasses the British Olympic Sailing Team.

Click HERE to read his reaction to the confirmed route for the next edition of the Ocean Race.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

The Stretch-and-Blow Spinnaker Drop

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Good time to brush up your sailing skills whilst we are all in CV lock-down!

Do you know how to do a Stretch-and-Blow spinnaker drop?

If you don’t, click HERE to find out!

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

March 2020

 

 

Feeling Bored? Watch the First Whitbread Round-the-World Race!

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If you are locked down and wondering what to do next, why not watch the excellent, fully remastered documentary of the first Whitbread Round-the-World Race?

Like so many great adventure stories, this one started in a pub, with a conversation between the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the head of the Whitbread Brewery.

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Celestial Navigation Made Easy!

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We successfully completed the first of our current CBYA Celestial Navigation courses this week. Two more courses are currently planned. The second course will have to be postponed due to the Coronavirus lock-down in Spain.

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