Another Episode of the Adventures of ‘Sunny Spray’!


Helma & Bob Hermans have now been cruising in their self built yacht “Sunny Spray” for TWO years!!

You can read all of their blogs below. They have now crossed the Atlantic and are back in the Azores on their way back home to Spain!

Helma & Bob would love to receive feedback on their reports. You can send them questions and comments via
They will always try to give an answer in their next episode.

Meanwhile their progress can be followed on  – by entering SUNNYS PRAY or MMSI 244780434 read more →

Izzy & Piers – Sicilian Cruise Blog


Izzy & Piers Armstrong enjoyed a cruise in Sicilian waters in June/July 2017.

Click HERE to read their amusing report.


A FUN 2017 CBYA Regatta!!


Well, I have been asked to write a brief account of our amazing annual (FUN) regatta.

It really is an amazing event. It mixes total sailing novices with sailors who are only novices on TOMs, novices with spinnakers, experienced racers who actually know the rules, together with people whose reaction to, “one of your tasks is gybe, gybe, tack, gybe, tack” is ”WHAT?!!” (one skipper, who obviously had done this before, raced to the stern and swung the boom backwards and forwards to great effect).

But that is the joy of this event. It really is hilarious, but competitive, with great sailing content and hopefully, learning opportunities for all, whatever your experience level.

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CBYA Promotional Merchandise – still some remaining stock!


CBYA Promotional Merchandise – still some stock available!

We are pleased to be able to offer our members an excellent range of CBYA Polo, Ladies V-Neck and T-shirts. We also have CBYA base ball caps.

The following items (marked in RED) are still available in stock:

Gildan polo shirts:

(2) XL Blue 

(1) XL Turquoise

(1) M Forest Green (ONE left)

FOTL polos:

(1) L White

(1) XL Burgundy

Gildan T-shirts:

(1) XL Blue

(1) M Orange (ONE left)

(1) L Purple (ONE left)

FOTL T-shirts:

(1) XL White

(1) XL Burgundy (ONE left)

Ladies V-neck:

(1) M Blue (ONE left)


(11) Turquoise 

(12) Purple 

(8) Yellow (FIVE left)

(7) Beige

See prices and payment details below. Order now whilst stocks last! Non-stock items can be pre-ordered, however the prices may be a bit higher. We can only confirm the price after contacting the supplier, with an adequate minimum order quantity. read more →

Another Fun CBYA Raft Up!


The CBYA organised a raft up of CBYA member-owned boats on Wednesday 5th July, which was attended by Tricky D, Feels Great, Rosbif2 & Esmola, together with crews totalling around 25 CBYA members.

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What can the RYA do for you?


The CBYA is affiliated to the RYA. You can access their website by clicking HERE.

You can view many of their videos and subscribe to their newsletter by clicking HERE.

By registering on their website you will have access to a wealth of useful sailing information.

Another benefit of your CBYA membership!

The Committee

July 2017


RYA Dinghy/Yacht Training Checklist


A useful checklist for training – to view click HERE.

A Fun TOMs Cruise & Raft-up!


When I agreed to go sailing a couple of months ago, I obviously was not thinking straight. I’m not a good swimmer, I hate deep water and I get seasick! The closer the day got, the more apprehensive I became.

The day arrived, a glorious one at that, and my husband, John and I walked to the Real Club Naútico de Calpe. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, a good start. John and I were put on a TOM skippered by Dave, with experienced crew member José. Everything seemed so complicated –  I wondered what I’d let myself in for! read more →

Guardian Angels Charity Ball


This is one of the four charities supported by the CBYA this year.

It is usually a very good evening.

The hotel has offered a reduced room rate of €95 for the night of the event for anyone attending.

Tickets can be purchased from Irene Charlesworth, or from other Guardian Angels Committee members.

The website is for more information.

They are also looking for volunteer mentors and Committee members.

The CBYA Committee

July 2017

Cruising in Croatia with the CBYA



The CBYA is planning to offer cruising holidays to our members. Initially in Europe, but possibly later in the Caribbean and South East Asia as well.

In order to evaluate member interest in this concept, we are proposed to run a one-week charter cruising holiday in Croatia next year.

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