LUBINA Wins the 2016 CBYA Challenge!
The annual CBYA Challenge took place at RCNC on Sunday 30 October. This is a special regatta where mixed teams of CBYA & RCNC TOM sailors compete in two teams named LUBINA and BACALAO.
The Challenge first took place in 2013 and was won by BACALAO in 2013, 2014 & 2015.
This year we had a special treat – brand new, virginal, gibs and spinnakers! read more →
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After being postponed from the original planned date of Sunday 1st November due to the forecast for bad weather, the CBYA annual challenge to the Real Club Náutico de Calpe (RCNC), to compete for the CBYA TOMs’ Challenge Trophy, took place in Calpe on Sunday 15th November 2015, with seven (7) mixed RCNC-CBYA crews competing against each other in two teams, as in previous years, named LUBINA and BACALAO. The crews were mixed with both CBYA and RCNC sailors, to ensure that each crew was reasonably evenly matched. Four races were run over a short twice round, windward-leeward course. Since there are only six (6) TOMs at Calpe, and we had seven crews, team Lubina changed a crew after each race, whilst the Bacalao crews remained unchanged.
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After what felt like weeks of not having free access to my computer, all Hugh’s hard work – aided and abetted by Rachel Garnham, Edo Volker and Richard Jones – came to fruition on 1st July 2015 when the fourth annual CBYA Regatta took place at the Real Club Náutico de Calpe.
Rachel gave a detailed briefing of the fun exercises and subsequent two races, with Pablo adding a few words, before we headed out to rig up the six TOMs. The skippers, in numerical boat order, were Rachel, Hugh, Edo, Karlheinz, Jenny and Roger [latter being a Calpe member] although Russian Rosti took the helm, and there was a total of 25 crew, mostly four per yacht, with 41 people attending in total.