CBYA T-SHIRTS and CAPS
LATEST BULK ORDER FOR CBYA T-SHIRTS AND CAPS HAS NOW BEEN DELIVERED!!
CONTACT ALLISON O’BRIEN TO ARRANGE COLLECTION IF YOU PLACED AN ORDER.
CBYA T-shirt from EUR 6.00
CBYA cap from EUR 6.50
CBYA merchandise supplier Krowmark provides us with very good quality T-shirts and caps at a very reasonable cost – except that their delivery charges are £17.50 – however many items are sent out. So we are organising a bulk order – contact Ally with your request.
HERE is a link to the items available – cost, colours, sizes etc. We estimate delivery charges will work out at approximately EUR 1 per item.
Contact me by clicking HERE if interested.
Now that we have a cohesive membership application and payment system, we need everyone’s assistance to ensure all the CBYA membership details are up to date. We therefore request your assistance by providing your current details using the secure update form at https://cbya.org/membership/
The process is very easy and only takes a few moments.
Click on the drop-down menu on “Please select your submission type” and select “Member Update”
Complete the form on-line
You will automatically receive an e-mail with all of your current details in a pdf attachment. Please note that it is no longer necessary to print out and sign a hard copy of your submitted form.
Celestial Navigation, the Easy Way!
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were making an ocean passage, way offshore and out of sight of land, and all of your electrics failed? No GPS. No chart plotter. Nothing!
Would you be able to calculate your location?
All you would need would be a sextant, a chronometer, nautical almanac and HO 249 (or the British equivalent), of course the celestial bodies, chart, pen and paper, and knowledge in celestial (astro) navigation.
CBYA member, Rosalind Miranda, has written a successful book on celestial navigation entitled “Miranav: A workbook of celestial navigation for yachtsmen”.
Here is the Cruising World review of her book….
Consider this unique workbook a piece of safety equipment! It is totally waterproof and rustproof (plastic covers, pages and spiral binding) and will provide a reliable back-up to all electronics, including calculators. Unlike a book, Miranav can be submerged, dried off and immediately used….. a potential lifesaver! All theory has been removed, and the text is designed to take the navigator from Point A to point B with tested clarity. Instructions are given for obtaining Line of Position (LOP) using the sun, moon, planets or stars; for plotting a LOP, for getting a running fix, for finding both longitude and latitude at noon, for using Polaris to calculate latitude, and for using a RDF and the Star Finder and Identifier. The Miranav method uses HO 249 and Nautical Almanac, and use of Time Chart eliminates problems in determining G.M.T., no need for mathematical calculations. Clearly-written numbered instructions correspond to numbers on four laminated work-forms that are re-usable (grease pencil or felt tip pen wipes clean with a damp cloth). Miranav has been reviewed and rated excellent by Cruising World staff.