Located in ‘Paradise Bay’
Find a different way of sailing
Perfect for learning & practice


Undoubtedly the best feeling for true sailing




The CBYA regularly sails dinghies from the beautiful ‘Paradise Bay’ (El Portet – Moraira) which are available to our members.

Our dinghy section offers great opportunities to our members to learn how to sail and fine tune their skills. This is basic sailing, no instruments, no fancy equipment: just sailing at its core. A great opportunity to connect with the water, the wind and some fun boats!


  • 420 (Olympic boat)
  • (2) Lasers
  • Bring your own dinghy!


Simple and fun. Small, comfortable sitting cockpit. Suitable for single-handed, or with crew. Easy to Sail. Great for learning & teaching. Great day sailors. Quick to rig and de-rig.


  • 420
  • Designer: Christian Maury
  • Year: 1959
  • Crew: 2
  • Draft: 0.965 metres
  • Construction: GRP
  • Hull weight: 80 kilograms
  • LOA: 4.20 metres
  • Beam: 1.63 metres
  • Keel/board type: Centreboard
  • Mast length: 6.26 metres
  • Mainsail area: 7.45 square metres
  • Jib area: 2.8 square metres

  • Laser
  • Designer: Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce
  • Year:1969
  • Crew:1
  • Draft:0.787m
  • Hull weight:58.97kg
  • LOA:4.2m
  • LWL:3.81m
  • Beam:1.39m
  • Mainsail Area: 7.06m2

Latest Dinghies News

What a Dinghy Day!!

What a Dinghy Day we had on Tuesday 16th March! Perfect sailing conditions, blue sky, not a cloud in sight, offshore breeze, warm but not hot, bridge café open and lots flowing of….. what do you call that red stuff? Now the interesting bit. Several capsizes. The Bird rescue boat ….to the rescue…first ‘real’ time…..Louise to the the rescue as well. The entertainment on my bridge was just great! Two safety boats were in use all day to keep everyone safe, and everyone was of course fine. Good to see a well prepared team out on the water taking care […]

First post-lockdown Dinghy Day – Wed 10th March

The first post-lockdown Dinghy Day on Wed 10th March was blessed with good weather and good wine! Even a pony came to watch the fun…. We managed to get the Bosun’s Enterprise sailing again after her storm damage a year ago. Next Dinghy Day will be Tuesday 16th March starting at 1pm, dictated if nothing else by the forecast. Hope to see you there! Bob Gordon Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

Join the (hopefully) first post-Lockdown Dinghy Day!

Now that the COVID health restrictions are being eased, we are re-starting the CBYA Dinghy Days again. So why not join us on Wednesday 10th March at Paradise Beach, El Portet, Moraira? Starting from 13.00 onwards – we finish when everyone has had enough! Subject to weather conditions, we will have our 420, and two Lasers ready for you. See more details by clicking HERE. Masks, social distancing, and maximum group sizes of four (4) will be maintained in compliance with the current health restrictions. Hope to see you there…. Bob Gordon Dinghy Co-ordinator

Dinghy Day Temporarily Suspended

The Dinghy Day sailing on Tuesday 19th January started quite quietly, but within an hour of us arriving the wind increased, and as it was from the south, the waves in the bay were challenging. Despite the conditions, four of our best dinghy sailors gave the social watchers an entertaining afternoon.

First Dinghy Day of 2021

The pictures prove that everyone was determined to make 2021 better than 2020. We abided by all the rules and guidelines regarding all the recent COVID local regulations. What we achieved was fantastic….exercise, fun, mental rehabilitation,…and the pleasure of just being together!

Final Dinghy Day of 2020 – Another Amazing Day

Final Dinghy Day of 2020 A culmination of just about everything we have had on Dinghy Days since we started after the summer. Eleven sailors and ten “socialisors“…a great turn out. All suitably socially-distanced! The conditions were very difficult, big swells, some breaking waves, the wind going round in circles, no wind, and then massive gusts!  We had boats planing, capsizing, running up onto the beach, and above all, some impressive sailing and skill from everyone who took part.

Christmas Dinghy Day

For 22nd December, the weather was perfect…blue sky and sunshine. For the sailors, eight of them, the two Lasers and Wally (the 420) were in and out all afternoon. Thanks to John Lilley, the new outboard motor was tried, tested and given the seal of approval by all.

Another Lovely Dinghy Day

Another lovely Dinghy Day at El Portet…first time on a Wednesday. As the wind was offshore, the sea was flatish, but the wind was gusting strongly, which once again created conditions for some demanding sailing. As the afternoon progressed, the sun came out and my bridge was fully occupied with social members of which two walked (one pregnant + 2 small dogs) to the the Pepper Pot Tower (and further) before returning to my bridge. So Dinghy Day has turned into sailing, social and walking!

A Dynamic Dinghy Day

We had a Dynamic Dinghy Day on Tuesday 24th November – with a strongish wind and a lumpy sea, but we decided to give it a go….. Our 420 (Wally) and two Lasers were out. This was only possible because of Peter and Peter running the offshore safety boat, whilst the Bosun ran the inshore boat.

CBYA Dinghy Day Now Weekly!

GOOD NEWS: Dinghy Day will now take place every week alternating weekly between Tuesday and Wednesday! This will give the opportunity for those who can’t make Tuesdays an alternative. There will also be a special Dinghy Day on Tuesday 29th December!!! Bob Gordon Dinghy Section Co-ordinator