Al Mason and Shirley Swan have formed a TOMs sailing bubble with Peter & Tanya English. They enjoyed their first sail together on Thursday 11th March.
Seems that a good time was had by all!
We hope to see more TOMs sailing bubbles as the current health restrictions are gradually unlocked.
Three (3) CBYA marine VHF radios where handed over to RCNC on Thursday 4th May, together with a usage register and instruction manual. They will be kept on charge in Antonio´s office and will be available for use by all RCNC-approved CBYA TOMs skippers when sailing the TOMs during CBYA events.
Click HERE for more details.
A training session will be arranged prior to the next TOMs Ladder, or other major CBYA TOMs event.
In order to encourage our members to return to TOMs sailing as COVID health restrictions ease, we are introducing “TOMs Bubbles”. The concept is that approved TOMs skippers put together a crew of four (4) in whose company they are comfortable to sail, in order to sign up for future sail training and events. The TOMs Organiser will then ensure that only those in the specified “bubble” sail together on the same TOM. All other previously announced social distancing requirements will remain in effect. See future TOMs sailing invitations for more details.
TOMs Co-ordinator and Organiser
As a direct result of the increased number of CBYA TOMs sailing accidents over the last couple of years, the CBYA Committee has decided to introduce clear rules and guidelines for all CBYA TOMs skippers and crew. Click the link below for details:
We have also prepared details of a recommended CBYA TOMs skipper kit, which we hope all active CBYA TOMs skippers will invest in. Click the link below for details:
Please help us to make the CBYA TOMs sailing activities safer, and more fun, by following these guidelines and rules.
CBYA TOMs Co-ordinator
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.
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Dave Reid, Monique Neyzen & I took out a newly-refurbished TOM on Saturday 20th June for some sail training. We enjoyed a stiff breeze on a beautiful day!
We met up with Robert Blackwell sailing his beautiful “Noah” – a yawl-rigged (mizzen-masted) yacht.
Time for the CBYA Friend’s of the TOMs (FOTS) to start sailing again!
The first official post-Lockdown TOMs sail training opportunity on Thursday 18 June was enjoyed by some of the CBYA sailing girl members, with beautiful sailing conditions!
The lucky crew were: Rachel Garnham (Skipper)/Monique Neyzen/Cristina Casas/Karin Wilder
The new RCNC advance registration and payment system seems to work well.
So come along and join us in enjoying getting out on the water on the newly-refurbished TOMs!
Current TOMs Organiser
19 June 2020
Rachel Garnham, Dave Reid, Chris de Boer & Hugh Epsom had the pleasure of taking out one of the newly-refurbished TOMs on Saturday 13th June, in order to check them out, and to try out the new RCNC social-distancing booking system. I am happy to advise that they have reported that the TOM 28 that they sailed was in excellent condition, and that the only downside was that we have to continue using the old sails! RCNC have budgeted for new sails in 2021.
The new booking system works well, and the RCNC restaurant is open on the boardwalk, with full social-distancing measures in place. Facemasks must be worn at the Club, but not when seated at a table at the restaurant. See RCNC social-distancing requirements below.
You must also register on-line upon arriving at, and leaving, RCNC. Click HERE to access the form.
Since the Comunidad de Valencia is moving to Phase 3 on Monday 15th June, we have decided to restart the TOMs sailing on Thursday 18th June, by which time we hope that FOUR (4) refurbished TOMs will be available to sail.
Look out for the invitation!