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 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
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.
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