Social Life

Another Great CBYA Christmas Dinner Party!

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Over 85 people enjoyed the 2019 CBYA Christmas dinner-dance at the Restaurant A Bordo, Club Náutico Jávea, on Monday 9th December. All the ladies dressed up, and even most of the men made an effort.

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New Range of CBYA Merchandise Now Available!

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Those that ordered the new CBYA merchandise confirm that the quality is excellent!!

Our new merchandise supplier is willing to brand their range of merchandise with the CBYA logo, and sell to CBYA members at a special, discounted price. They will accept our orders, and ship in economic batches, which means that the CBYA does not have to hold stock.

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CBYA Presentation “A 4-year Sail around the Western Pacific – Part 2”

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Rosalind Miranda gave Part 2 of her extremely interesting presentation on Monday 25th November to a another full house. Her talk described 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.

Part 2 of her talk covered her adventures sailing from Papua New Guinea, to Truk in the Carolines, Saipan in the Marianas, Japan and Taiwan.

Members enjoyed the tapas at Restaurant Area 1 after the event.

Note: Rosalind has agreed to run a two-session celestial navigation course for the CBYA next year. The course will use her Miranav method and will be free-of-charge for paid-up CBYA members. The proposed dates are Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 18th March 2020. Each session will start at 1400 hours, take about two hours, and will take place at Rosalind’s house in Alcalalí. If you are interested in attending please contact Rachel by clicking HERE.

Many thanks Rosalind!

The Committee

CBYA T-SHIRTS and CAPS

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CBYA T-SHIRTS and CAPS

BULK ORDER FOR CBYA T-SHIRTS AND CAPS GOING IN!!

CONTACT ALLISON O’BRIEN

CBYA T-shirt from EUR 6.00

CBYA cap from EUR 6.50

CBYA merchandise supplier Krowmark provides us with very good quality T-shirts and caps at a very reasonable cost – except that their delivery charges are £17.50 – however many items are sent out. So we are organising a bulk order – contact Ally with your request.

HERE is a link to the items available – cost, colours, sizes etc. We estimate delivery charges will work out at approximately EUR 1 per item.

Contact me by clicking HERE if interested.

Allison O’Brien

A CBYA walk in La Marjal de Oliva-Pego

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The CBYA Social Team organised a walk in the Parc Natural La Marjal, combined with a lunch at the Font Salada, on Sat 9th November.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!

Congratulations to Marion Oprel, Maayk and Patricia Schut who have won the new member photo competition that was run on the CBYA Facebook group page. Click HERE for details.

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NEW MEMBERS PHOTO COMPETITION – YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!

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NEW MEMBERS PHOTO COMPETITION – YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!

Have you seen the nautical photos of our new members?

New members have posted nautical selfies on the members-only CBYA Facebook page. Now you can vote for your favourite photo (and get to know the new members) using the ‘like’ function.

The photo with the most ‘likes’ will receive a (small) prize.

Please vote by Friday 1st November. Winner to be announced on Monday 4th November.

If you don’t have access to our members-only Facebook page, click HERE. If you have any difficulty in accessing the page please contact me.

With best wishes

Amanda Topson
Public Relations Coordinator

First CBYA New Members’ Lunch

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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.

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CBYA Presentation: “4 Year Not-Always-Pacific Sail Around the Western Pacific (Part 1)”

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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!

The Committee

CBYA September Social Get Together

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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.

Amanda Topson