New Range of CBYA Merchandise Now Available!


Those that ordered the new CBYA merchandise have now taken delivery, and confirm that the quality is excellent!!

Our new merchandise supplier is willing to brand their range of merchandise with the CBYA logo, and sell to CBYA members at a special, discounted price. They will accept our orders, and ship in economic batches, which means that the CBYA does not have to hold stock.

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Why not get CBYA-branded now?


The CBYA presents CBYA pennants to all members who are boat-owners, or certified skippers. The latter includes CBYA members who are approved by RCNC to skipper TOM 28 yachts. If you think that you qualify, and don’t yet have your pennant, please click HERE.

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FOR SALE: 1998 Aria Yachts Flirt 18


1998 Aria Yachts Flirt 18

6.27 meter centre boat .

Volvo Penta 3 liter , 140 hp inboard .

Refurbished 3 years ago.

This is a high freeboard boat , extremely safe in big seas boat

Boat is located out of the water in Altea.

There is a yard trailer , transportation can be provided.



  • Fish finder , 6 life jackets , flares

  • Fishing license

Reason for sale – bought a RIB.

Price 7,500 euros.

David 622052938

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Another Chance to attend a Monique Art Exhibition


Following on from her previous successful event, CBYA sailing member, Monique Neyzen, is organising another exhibition, this time in Finestrat, and in a show room, instead of in a sculpture garden. This will be a smaller, but quite different, event. She plans to exhibit about 20 small bronzes of horses, and around 20 drawings of nude models.
The opening will be on Thursday 22 November at 5 pm.

Click HERE for more details.

All CBYA members are very welcome.

Latest RYA News


Since the CBYA is an affiliated member of the RYA we have access to their RYA InBrief newsletter.

Click HERE to read theNovember 2018 issue.

Available to Crew!


My wife and I are new to the TOMs, and have only had one training session, with all others being cancelled due to the TOMs Ladder racing on the Thursdays. We are not comfortable with getting involved in TOM racing at this stage. However, I am a Day Skipper and my wife has Competent Crew. We would like to offer ourselves as crew on any larger boats that need crew for cruising or racing. We are retired and can, with a little notice be available as crew for anyone needing some company and / or help. We are available on Saturday 17th November for the 5 Clubs Regatta in Calpe if needed. Click HERE to contact us.

Paul & Marian Griffiths

+44 7393 171703


REMINDER: CBYA Powerboat Survey (we would like to know you better to help you more!!)


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Another great CBYA TOMs Ladder Event!


Another fun TOMs Ladder event took place on Thursday 8th November. Eighteen CBYA members participated – sailing five TOMs.

This event is designed to encourage those requiring more TOMs race experience. We race with white sails only – no spinnakers – so the sailing is not too demanding. We now generally schedule TOMs Ladder events on Thursdays. Points are accumulated based on race results over a 6 – 8 week period, and prizes are awarded to those with the lowest total points count at the end of each series. This second 2018 TOMs Ladder is scheduled to run until the end of November. The TOMs Ladder has been well supported since its introduction earlier this year.

As normal, the organiser, Chris de Boer, drew the names of the five RCNC-approved TOMs skippers from those available on the day, and also drew the crews for each boat. Surprisingly the crew selections were reasonably balanced, even though two of the boats had four crew, as opposed to three crew only on the others, possibly allowing a slight overall weight advantage to the lighter boats.

Roger Buckle kindly agreed to bring out the RCNC inflatable, lay the course, and act as Race Officer.

The wind was light, so we enjoyed reasonably challenging race conditions.

One TOM had some difficulty getting back into the marina.

We enjoyed a spot of TOM fishing on our return after the racing, and then retired to the RCNC bar.

Note that we also run regular sail training days for those new to TOM sailing. These are currently on Saturdays, but will also be scheduled for Thursdays after the current TOMs Ladder has ended.

Why not come along and join us for future TOMs Ladder and/or TOM sail training events?

Click HERE for the latest results.

Many thanks to Chris for running another great TOMs Ladder event.




DEAL: Why Not Get Legal with the Sea School Costa Blanca?


Sea School Costa Blanca  is offering discounts for CBYA members!

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, based  in El Portet, Altea.

RYA Powerboat level 1 and 2 courses, run throughout the year, even if only one person books!

ICC Powerboats and PWC (Jet-Ski)

Contact CBYA member David Hill for training and powerboat advice. 

Tel : +34 622052938 



Finally – Another fun TOMs Cruise & Raft-up


In order to encourage more raft-up participation the CBYA organises TOMs longer-distance cruises and raft-ups each year. The plan being to rent all six TOMs, and to sail them to either Moraira, or Albir, for a raft-up, swim and a picnic tea/late lunch. Safety cover being provided by one (or more) powerboat(s). These cruises generally take 1 – 2 hours each way. We also encourage other CBYA member-owned yachts and motor boats to come along and join the fun.

After two failed attempts to run the event earlier in the year, either due to bad weather, or to lack of safety boats, we finally managed to get the 2018 event arranged for Thursday 25th October. Twenty CBYA members signed up for the event, including at least six RCNC-certified TOMs skippers, and two safety boats.  Safety cover was provided by Bob Hodge in his motor boat, and David Hill, of the Sea School Costa Blanca in Altea, in his yellow rib. read more →

Another Reminder to look at the CBYA Deals and For Sale Page!


Special Offers & Deals!

Paid-up CBYA members can advertise free of charge on our Deals and For Sale page. If you want to place an advert, send text and photograph to

The CBYA regularly posts interesting offers – please check it out now – you may see something interesting!


CBYA Committee