Located in ‘Paradise Bay’
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Perfect for learning & practice


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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

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 Sunday 29th December!!! Bob Gordon Dinghy Section Co-ordinator      

CBYA Dinghy Section Back in Business!

The CBYA Dinghy Section have now completed the return of our boats and storage box to Paradise Beach after the recent mandatory removal for the Ayuntamiento beach cleaning project. We now have two Lasers, Wally (420) and Louise, all back on the beach together with the storage box, so we are more or less back to normal. The benefits of the clean up were the development of improved communications with the Town Hall, and a lot of maintenance being completed on the boats. All due to a lot of hard work by a few:  Dave, John, Garry, Les, Fernando, and […]

My goodness….what a Dinghy Day!

The conditions were demanding, but the participants were fantastic! Thanks to Fernando who kept the 2 boats out on the water with many different crews. He was amazing. Then Garry, Les and the Bosun Dave who helped get the two boats onto the water and back from John’s house.  Then Monique who arrived later, but gave Fernando a break.

Dinghy Day Restarts!

Thanks to all of you who attended our first Dinghy Day of the new season. Welcome to new members and returning ones, as well as all the regular helpers who without them we would never function. We all know who they are, so I will not name them, but thanks to them all. We had a great day, lovely weather with a wind going round in circles, so very demanding for the helms people. We managed to get 4 boats out, the 2 Lasers, Wally (the 420) and the catamaran, Alicat. Peter Bird, in his safety boat, was kept busy […]

Good turn out for last Dinghy Day before the Summer shutdown!

Many thanks to all who came yesterday, sailed, drank, helped, and provided safety cover. We had a great day with all four boats out, which presented some interesting and amusing incidents for the assembled drinking watchers! Starting an hour later worked, the beach and cafes were not so busy, and it was almost 7pm before we eventually left a beautiful evening at Paradise Beach. Someone suggested we should have some social evenings whilst Dinghy Days are suspended, which I will try and organise. Dinghy Days will start again in September. Hope to see some of you down for a social […]

CBYA “De-Lock-Down” Dinghy Day – Tuesday 9th June

CBYA at it’s best. Twenty (20+) plus members took over the end of the cafe at El Portet, Moraira, nearest to our boats..and didn’t stop chatting.  I had hoped to sail, but if it wasn’t the lock-down today that stopped us.. we had jelly-fish. Not the odd one, but massive amounts of them right up to the beach. Then the sky’s threatened a thunderstorm, so I made the decision to call off sailing. That didn’t stop the wonderful CBYA comradery, lots of booze and lots of stories! Tricky D brought some bottles of cava to celebrate his birthday! The culmination […]

Storm Gloria Batters the CBYA Dinghies!

Storm Gloria brought us a 7 metre storm surge and winds up to 135 kph! Lots of damage to property and facilities on the Costa Blanca, particularly in Jávea. The CBYA Dinghies stored on the beach at El Portet, Moraira, were also damaged. The huge seas piled dinghies on top of each other, and washed some of them down the beach. Luckily the CBYA dinghies were relatively undamaged. Our 420 (Wally) and the two Lasers hulls were OK, but our very heavy Flying Fish, Yelly, was washed down the beach and demasted! The Laser masts and booms have also dissappeared! […]


CBYA members welcomed 2020 in great form with dinghy sailing at El Portet de Moraira. Over 20 members joined the event – many of our ‘regulars’ plus some special guests enjoyed glorious sunny weather, drinks, sailing and even a swim or two….well one actually as the picture shows! – a lovely way to bring in the New Year.

‘Shoe Stopper’ at .. CBYA Dinghy Day on 1st October.

Literally Neal’s sandals, lost two weeks ago, were found being used as ‘blocks’ under a trailer wheel!! (If you want to join us and fear for your shoes, don’t worry – this was a one-off). Yelly sailed again, plus our two Lasers. We had an onshore wind, so Dave Peachey kindly towed us all out. Our new CBYA member Vincent Vanderhasselt was sailing well in quite high winds and managed to right himself …from a capsize – we spectators waiting our turn were impressed!! By popular demand we have changed the next Dinghy Day on 15 October to start at […]

It’s Dinghy Season Again!!

It’s Dinghy Season Again!! The CBYA dinghy season started successfully on Tuesday, 17 September, with CBYA members sailing on the beautiful El Portet bay, with sunny weather, even if the wind was a bit patchy! Our 420 and Lasers have received loving maintenance over the summer months and are now sporting new sheets and shackles. Andy Symons – Bob Gordon’s right hand man – demonstrated how to rig and de-rig the dinghies to less experienced members. Everyone had plenty of time on the water, and since we had an on-shore wind – plenty of tacking experience in getting out. And […]