The CBYA is a Non-Profit organisation
WE GET you OUT ON THE WATER
We have over 300 energetic members, whose sailing abilities range from beginners, to those that have sailed extensively on sail training vessels, to individuals that have sailed across the Atlantic, from sprightly naughty forties, to those of more mature years!
Many of our boat owner members, have their yachts and motor boats moored at marinas along the stunning ‘White Coast’ of the Costa Blanca, whilst other members have chosen France, Greece and the UK to berth their vessels. We have experienced crew looking for skippers and skippers looking for enthusiastic crew!
We are always on the lookout for new boat owner members and sailors!
We compete in the 5 Clubs Spring and Autumn series of regattas which start from the Club Náuticos in Moraira, Altea, La Vila Joyosa, Campomanes and Real Club Náutico de Calpe. As a result of our support for the ‘5 Club’ regattas we are invited to attend additional events which the individual Club Náuticos organise.
The CBYA has a special agreement with the Real Club Náutico de Calpe – RCNC which gives us access to their Fleet racing TOMs, at a special rate. We regularly participate in the RCNC TOMs liga racing schedule. The CBYA organises frequent sail training days, and the occasional regatta on the TOMs. We have RCNC-approved CBYA skippers who can take out CBYA members who are interested in learning how to sail these exciting boats.
The CBYA regularly sails dinghies from the beautiful ‘Paradise Bay’ (El Portet – Moraira) which are available to our members.
Our social sailing events at Les Bassetes, as well as cruising in the Balearics, and charter cruise holidays in Croatia and Greece, have proved very popular in recent years.
We charter yachts for a full day cruise most months from Náutica Corcho in Dénia. The yacht is typically a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey, with size varying from 37ft to 54ft, dependent on the number of crew.
On the social side, we organise events at pleasant and friendly venues, where members and guests can relax and enjoy themselves. We run a varied, and well attended, social calendar of nautical-themed events, quiz evenings, presentations, walks, informal meals and formal dinners. Key events include beach parties and traditional Christmas and New Year events.
We have many active members with lots of sailing experience and new boat owners are always welcome at our club! Come and join us!
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We have fun by providing many opportunities for our members to mess about in boats and to attend social events!
The CBYA is the fastest-growing, sailing association on the Costa Blanca!
Experienced sailors that can guide and instruct you at every level: Dinghy to Ocean Racer
Exciting social program run by sailors for sailors of any level
A group known as the ‘Costa Blanca Boat Club’ emerged under the Chairmanship of Dr Ronald Shanson
2003 - 2004
The embryonic Club existed and prospered as an unregistered group, paying membership fees, but with no agreed Constitution or written objectives.
On the basis of legal advice laying due emphasis on the risks and intrinsically hazardous nature of sailing, the Club determined to set out its stall, and pursue Inscription within the State of Valencia ‘Registry of Associations’. In order to effect the necessary documentation, the Club defined its objectives and the scope of its activities, and adopted the Model Statutes within the provisions of Article 22 of the Spanish Constitution.
The ‘Acta Fundacional’ (Founding Certificate) was signed by the seven Members of the Committee existing at that time, of whom 4 remain today as Members of the Association – Ronald Shanson, Piers Armstrong, Chris Middleton & Diana Jarvis, and application was made to the Provincial Registry at Alicante. Inscription onto the Register under Role Constitution, Number 31820 was granted on 21st May 2007. As a non profit-making body, and again for legal reasons in Spain, the Club Registration is entered onto the role under the title, “Asociacion de Amigos del Yate, Costa Blanca”. Although membership is open to all, the majority of members are British expatriots, however by no means exclusely so, and the Club business is conducted in English. For all practical purposes, the Club name translates into English as the “Costa Blanca Yacht Association”.
2008 - BOATS
Initially our members only sailed on member-owned keel boats, and occasionally on rented Hobie Cats.
2009 - TOMs
The CBYA set up an agreement with the Real Club Náutico Calpe to rent their six new 9 metre TOM fleet racing yachts at a special discounted rate.
2012 - DINGHIES
We started a dinghy section based at the beautiful El Portet beach in Moraira. This initially comprised of one GP14 dinghy, kindly donated by Bob Gordon. We now have five dinghies and a small catamaran.
2015 - Day Charters
We started regular monthly big yacht charters from Dénia. Initially from El Portet marina. We now use Náutica Corcho at the Marina de Dénia.
2017 - HOBIE CATS
Although we had previously arranged one or two special Hobie Cat days each year, we decided to expand our Hobie Cat sailing in 2017 by organising weekly sailing sessions throughout July & August. We now sail during these months every year.
2018 - Holiday Charters
We organised our first one-week holiday sailing charter in Croatia with two chartered yachts. This was so successful that we repeated the exercise in 2019. No charter holidays took place in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, in 2021 we ran a successful five yacht charter around the Greek Cyclades Islands. We plan to run similar holiday charters on an annual basis in future.