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We currently have over 250 energetic members, whose sailing abilities range from zero, beginner, 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.

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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 & 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.

Our social sailing events at Les Bassettes, cruising in the Balearics and chartering in the BVI and Greece, have proved very popular in recent years.

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On the social side, we aim to provide a pleasant and friendly place, where members and guests can relax and enjoy themselves. We run a varied and well attended social calendar, of nautical themed events, quiz evenings, talks and discussions with guest speakers, informal suppers and formal dinners. Key events of the seasons include the Laying Up supper, beach parties, together with traditional Christmas and New Year events.

Above is our typical social venue, the Club Náutico Jávea.

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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 & 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.

Our social sailing events at Les Bassettes, cruising in the Balearics and chartering in the BVI and Greece, have proved very popular in recent years.

SEE OUR CALENDAR
+ Social Programme

On the social side, we aim to provide a pleasant and friendly place, where members and guests can relax and enjoy themselves. We run a varied and well attended social calendar, of nautical themed events, quiz evenings, talks and discussions with guest speakers, informal suppers and formal dinners. Key events of the seasons include the Laying Up supper, beach parties, together with traditional Christmas and New Year events.

Above is our typical social venue, the Club Náutico Jávea.

SEE OUR SPECIAL EVENTS

OUR HISTORY

There is no acknowledged date at which gatherings of ‘expat’ boating enthusiasts began on Spain’s North Costa Blanca, although by 2002, a group known as the ‘Costa Blanca Boat Club’ emerged under the Chairmanship of Dr Ronald Shanson. In the years following, between 2002 and 2005, the embryonic Club existed and prospered as an unregistered group, paying membership fees, but with no agreed Constitution or written objectives.

However, during 2004, as an unregistered entity, an incident at sea brought strongly into focus the Committee’s exposure to risk and liability for the conduct of Members at Club gatherings on land and at sea. Thus in March 2005, 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.

In due course, on the 27th October 2005, 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”.

The Chairman.

We now have over 200 members! Why not come along and meet us?