In order to get to know our recently joined members better, and to welcome them all to the CBYA, we hosted a New CBYA Members’ Lunch at the Restaurant A Bordo, Club Náutico de Jávea on Wednesday 9th October 2019. The event was attended by the majority of the CBYA Committee, as well as several other CBYA co-ordinators and organisers. The significant number of CBYA ‘representatives’ confirmed our strong commitment to continuing to grow the CBYA, and our interest in ‘on-boarding’ our new members.
We had a full house at the Jávea Players Studio theatre on Monday 7th October, over 60 attendees, for Part I of Rosalind Miranda’s excellent presentation about her Asia Pacific cruise.
Rosalind told us about her adventures when she bravely sailed from Fiji to China. What came across was extraordinary bravery, confidence, determination, and practical application of intelligence tempered by a sense of humour and humility.
Her presentation describes her adventures and experiences in sailing her 8 metre yacht Uhuru from Fiji to Hong Kong, via the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu), to the Solomon Islands, which was then the British Solomon Islands, to Papua New Guinea, to Truk in the Carolines, Saipan in the Marianas, Japan and Taiwan.
There were so many stories to tell that we only got as far as the Solomon Islands!! Luckily, a second session has been organised for Monday 25th November to take us on to Hong Kong. Look out for details nearer the date. Unmissable!!
The audience was flabberghasted at her courage, especially given that she bought the tiny yacht and subsequently learnt to sail her! There were no luxuries: no electricity, running water or navigational aids. Along the way she learnt astral navigation, about which she has written a book [a copy of which has been donated to the CBYA Library]!
More than 20 members enjoyed the tapas at Restaurante Area 1 after the event.
Many thanks Rosalind!
This month’s social event at the A Bordo Restaurant in the Club Náutico Jávea on Monday 16th September, held a frisson of excitement as we welcomed new CBYA members and several guests, including Lesley and Samir Chami, Bibi and Jean Marc Mas, and Joanne Jacobs.
Graham Hustler and Richard Jones spoke to the gathering about the CBYA and upcoming activities with wit and humour.
The food was – as always – excellent, and I’m told the chocolate brownie has zero calories! (Must have it again next time!)
Thank you to the Social Team and especially to Julie Benneworth and Sabine Olbrich, for organising the event as usual.
CBYA members gathered on the Montañar beach, opposite the Amarre Tapas Restaurant, on Sunday evening, the 8th Sept, for a beach party to celebrate the ‘Mare de Déu de Loreto’ (Virgin de Loreto) fiesta. Click HERE for more details of the fiesta.
The Amarre provided two enormous paellas and a good time was had by all.
Some even managed to stay on for the fireworks after midnight! Those who didn’t, click HERE to see what you missed.
Julie Benneworth mooted the idea of this excursion and, together with CBYA Vice-Chairman Neil Robertson, and partner, Vicki Dryden-Wyatt, organised a super four-night CBYA trip to the Isle of Wight for the Round the Island Race. Eleven of us lodged at the Royal London Yacht Club, thanks to Neil/Vicki’s membership there.
On the first day we had lunch at the RORC, and in the evening Neil/Vicki invited us to their lovely house for cocktails, together with some of their local friends, prior to all going for fish and chip dinner at the Island Sailing Club.
Following our usual tradition, CBYA members met up to enjoy an evening of parades, dinner, fireworks and the burning of the fogueras on the last night of the San Juan Fiesta.