The CBYA takes safety very seriously. The current CBYA Safety Officer is Samir Chami.

This function involves:

  1. Reviewing our current CBYA safety procedures for all sailing and social events

  2. Preparing updated safety guidelines

  3. Ensuring that all CBYA event organisers are fully aware of the safety requirements, and that they give full safety briefings prior to each event.

Samir has already prepared safety guidelines for CBYA cruiser events – click HERE for full details. Similar guidelines are being prepared for sailing TOMs, Hobie Cats & dinghies.

Please listen to the skipper briefing, follow the guidlelines, and stay safe!

Sailing TOMs Safely

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: CBYA TOMs – Safety Briefing Guidelines and Rules_October 2020 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: TOMs Skipper Kit_291020 Please help us to make the CBYA TOMs sailing activities safer, and more fun, by following […]

CBYA Safety Officer

I regret to advise that member Samir Chami has resigned as our first CBYA Safety Officer. We are therefore looking for a replacement. This function involves: Reviewing our current CBYA safety procedures for all sailing and social events Preparing updated safety guidelines Ensuring that all CBYA event organisers are fully aware of the safety requirements, and that they give full safety briefings prior to each event. We have already prepared safety guidelines for CBYA cruiser events – click HERE for full details. Similar guidelines are also being prepared for TOMs, Dinghies & Hobie Cats. Many thanks to Samir for his […]

How to dispose of out-of-date safety flares in Spain

The Real Club Náutico Calpe (RCNC) have advised that, in Spain, the seller of flares is responsible for safely disposing of them but most of them do not do it because the Spanish legislation is not very clear. However, there are some marinas and clubs that provide this service. The Salvamiento Maritimo advise that the purchaser of the product at the time of expiration date is responsible for ensuring that the supplier of the flares (manufacturer, importer or distributor) collects the expired products from the end consumer for correct disposal. They also state that the provisions of Annex V of […]