Sailing Info

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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RYA Sailing Legends – Ian Walker

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I’ve sailed round-the-world, around the harbour and I’m still enjoying sailing todayIan Walker

Olympics – Volvo Ocean Race

Hear from Olympic Medallist and Winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Ian Walker, as he tells us about his journey through his sailing career.

To see more, click HERE

The Committee

March 2020

What can the RYA do for you?

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The CBYA is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association. You can access their website by clicking HERE. You can also view many of their videos and subscribe to their newsletter by clicking HERE.

By registering on their website you will have access to a wealth of useful sailing information.

Another benefit of your CBYA membership!

The Committee

February 2020

 

RYA Sailing Legends – Sam Davies

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We’re not invincible, and this race is dangerousSam Davies – Vendee Globe – Volvo Ocean Race

Hear Sam’s journey to the Vendee Globe 2020, including her triumphant 4th place finish in the 2008/2009 Vendee Globe and Skippering the all female crew on SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race.

To see more, click HERE

The Committee

February 2020

World Sailing Show – February 2020

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Catch up with what has been happening in the sailing world by clicking HERE.

CBYA

February 2020

The 2020 Licensia Federativa

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The CBYA facilitates renewal of your Licensia Federativa at the start of each year.

Full details of the 2020 Licensia Federativa can be viewed by clicking HERE.

If anyone has any questions please contact Rachel Garnham by sending an e-mail to info@cbya.org

The Committee

January 2020

 

Celestial Navigation, the Easy Way!

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Celestial Navigation, the Easy Way!

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were making an ocean passage, way offshore and out of sight of land, and all of your electrics failed? No GPS. No chart plotter. Nothing!

Would you be able to calculate your location?

All you would need would be a sextant, a chronometer, nautical almanac and HO 249 (or the British equivalent), of course the celestial bodies, chart, pen and paper, and knowledge in celestial (astro) navigation.

CBYA member, Rosalind Miranda, has written a successful book on celestial navigation entitled Miranav: A workbook of celestial navigation for yachtsmen.

Here is the Cruising World review of her book….

Consider this unique workbook a piece of safety equipment! It is totally waterproof and rustproof (plastic covers, pages and spiral binding) and will provide a reliable back-up to all electronics, including calculators. Unlike a book, Miranav can be submerged, dried off and immediately used….. a potential lifesaver! All theory has been removed, and the text is designed to take the navigator from Point A to point B with tested clarity. Instructions are given for obtaining Line of Position (LOP) using the sun, moon, planets or stars; for plotting a LOP, for getting a running fix, for finding both longitude and latitude at noon, for using Polaris to calculate latitude, and for using a RDF and the Star Finder and Identifier. The Miranav method uses HO 249 and Nautical Almanac, and use of Time Chart eliminates problems in determining G.M.T., no need for mathematical calculations. Clearly-written numbered instructions correspond to numbers on four laminated work-forms that are re-usable (grease pencil or felt tip pen wipes clean with a damp cloth). Miranav has been reviewed and rated excellent by Cruising World staff.

Rosalind has agreed to run several two-session celestial navigation courses for the CBYA this year. The course will use her Miranav method and will be free-of-charge for paid-up CBYA members. The proposed dates are:

Group 1 – 11 & 12 March 2020

Group 2 – 18 & 19 March 2020

Group 3 (if adequate interest) – 16 & 17 September 2020

Each sessionwill cover:

    1) introduction & latitude at noon;

    2) line of position sun & plotting, advancing the latitude at noon in order to get a fix.

They will start at 1400 hours, take about two hours, and will take place at Rosalind’s house in Alcalalí.

Please note that celestial (or astro) navigation is only of use to people who will be sailing out of sight of land.

If you are interested in attending please contact me by clicking HERE.

Rachel Garnham

CBYA Training Officer

PLEASE Don’t Forget the CBYA Library!

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Don’t forget that the CBYA has a library of nautical books that are available on loan to members!!

It can be accessed by clicking HERE

Here are some of the books that we currently hold:-

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