News

Dinghy Day Temporarily Suspended

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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.

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Prada Cup Round Robins

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For those that are interested the 36th America’s Cup Prada Cup round robin races start on Thursday 15th January.

Click HERE for more details, and a link to watch the racing LIVE!

The Committee

January 2021

Renew or Purchase Your Licensia Federativa Now!

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As previously announced, the CBYA Committee strongly recommends that, as from 1st January 2021, all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will not only cover them for any CBYA sailing activities but sailing globally*. The Valencian Community Sailing Federation’s licence is not just for racing and the TOMs, but INCLUDES cover for Dinghy Day and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as for those that join the monthly CBYA day charters, and our annual CBYA charter holiday trips.

*Civil Liability limited to European Community. Sailing outside of Spanish waters requires a Sailing Federation endorsed certificate; a paper exercise, which is easy to obtain.

The “SomVela” (App) Licencia Federativa: Deportista (racing), Carnet Deportivo (non-racing) or Anual Escuela, provides this cover. Members who race, or sail the TOMs, MUST have to have this insurance.

Click HERE for 2021 cost details.

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Latest Racing Rules of Sailing

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The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) governs the sport of sailboat and sailboard racing. It is revised and published every four years by World Sailing. The current edition is The RRS 2017-2020.

The RRS for 2021-24 became effective on 1 January 2021.

You can download the complete document and related publications below – also available are details of World Sailing’s Policy on the Reproduction of The Racing Rules.

Changes may be made to the RRS during the four-year period, but only when essential. These changes are published as Changes and Corrections to the RRS.

Click HERE for full details and downloadable documents

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

CBYA Marine VHF Radios

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The CBYA has recently purchased five (5) Standard Horizon HX300E floating marine VHF radios for CBYA use on the TOMs, and for our monthly day charters. Instructions for their use will be issued in the near future. Click HERE for a video introducing this product.

This acquisition should further enhance the safety of CBYA sailing.

The Committee

January 2021

First Dinghy Day of 2021

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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!

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Here’s to a Better New Year!

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Wishing all CBYA members a MUCH better 2021!

The Committee

1 January 2021

Final Dinghy Day of 2020 – Another Amazing Day

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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.

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PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland – Day 3 Racing

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The Prada 2020 America’s Cup Racing is exciting! These foiling monohulls can achieve over 40 knots when foiling!

Click HERE for video of full details of Day 3 racing.

Ineos Team UK is not doing too well – zero wins so far! Click HERE for an interesting analysis as to why and what can be done to improve the situation.

Looking forward to the final event 6 – 21 March 2021

More details at https://www.americascup.com/

The Committee

December 2020

Launching the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet

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The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group has launched the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet. This is available as a free download from their website – click HERE to access.

Many thanks to Rosalind Miranda for providing this information.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer