Sailing Info

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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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