Please update your CBYA Membership details


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

The process is very easy and only takes a few moments.

  1. Click on the drop-down menu on “Please select your submission type” and select “Member Update”

  2. Complete the form on-line

  3. Submit!

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.

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 Brush Up on Your Spanish Sailing Terms?


Why not brush up on your Spanish sailing terms – they could be useful!

Click HERE for details.


Training Officer

RIP Gaby Ferenczy


We are very sad to announce that one of our members, Gaby Ferenczy, lost his brave, short battle with cancer last week.

Gaby was a relatively new member of the CBYA, having joined in September 2017, after the death of his wife, Margaret. However, he was not new to sailing having in the past owned a MacGregor 26 (S/Y Magabee) moored at Denia.

He was a stalwart supporter of CBYA day cruiser charters, attended many social events in Jávea, and joined us on the first CBYA Charter Cruise holiday in Croatia, where he proved to be excellent company. He had signed up for this year’s trip as well. 

He was a great example of “living life to the full” throughout his 85 years – his birthday was a few weeks ago – and was active in many associations.

Gaby has three sons who are making funeral arrangements to enable other family members and friends to attend. The funeral will take place at 1200 hours on Friday 19th July at the Jávea Crematorium, and will be followed by tapas & drinks at Le Gourmand Restaurant.

We will miss him.

The Committee

July 2019


NEW: Enjoy Regular CBYA Hobie Cat Sailing This Summer


NEW: Enjoy CBYA Hobie Cat sailing this summer every Tuesday afternoon!!

Hobie Cats are fast, responsive boats, – a real joy for sport-loving sailors. Click HERE for a taster!!!

Since we are unable to sail the CBYA dinghies at El Portet during July & August, and after the excellent Hobie Cat Day on July 3rd (click HERE for details), we decided to sail on the Cats more often. So why not come along and join us on Tuesday afternoons at Las Antipodas Watersports in Les Basetes?

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CBYA Hobie Cat Day – Wed 3rd July


The CBYA organised a great Hobie Cat Day this week! Well worth waiting for!!

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CBYA Visit to the Isle of Wight 27th June – 1st July 2019


Julie Benneworth mooted the idea of this excursion and, together with CBYA Vice-Chairman Neil Robertson, and partner, Vicki Dryden-Wyatt, organised a super four-night CBYA trip to the Isle of Wight for the Round the Island Race. Eleven of us lodged at the Royal London Yacht Club, thanks to Neil/Vicki’s membership there.

On the first day we had lunch at the RORC, and in the evening Neil/Vicki invited us to their lovely house for cocktails, together with some of their local friends, prior to all going for fish and chip dinner at the Island Sailing Club.

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Tricky D Cruise to Menorca


S/Y Tricky D recently completed an eleven (11) day cruise to Menorca. We had a great experience, with a few challenges on the way.

We reached Menorca, and the town of Mahon, our initial target.

On our return, we visited Mallorca, Formentera, and Ibiza.

Tricky D had a crew of three CBYA members – Jim Cooper, Phillip Wilson and Chris Tuck.

A great trip!

Many Thanks from Tricky D!


My 70th Birthday Bash at the Secret Garden Gata on 7th of June.

I hope everyone enjoyed a great night. For me, it was the best 70th Birthday party ever!

Thank you all for your good wishes… to  those who made it on the night, and to those who could not.

The presents were amazing  – thank you all.

Please take care and I hope to see you soon on the water.

My love and best wishes to you all.


San Juan 2019 – Final Night


Following our usual tradition, CBYA members met up to enjoy an evening of parades, dinner, fireworks and the burning of the fogueras on the last night of the San Juan Fiesta.

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CBYA Cruiser Sailing Day – June 20th


The previous two CBYA Cruiser Days having been cancelled due to lack on numbers, I am pleased to report that this one actually did happen!

A great sailing day was had by all on board the ‘Good Ship Tricky D’ – many thanks to Richard Jones, the skipper and boat owner.

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We need a new CBYA Public Relations Co-ordinator!


Our former CBYA Public Relations Co-ordinator, Tanya English, has recently taken on the new role of CBYA Charter Cruise Co-ordinator. We are therefore looking for someone to replace her in the role of  CBYA Public Relations Co-ordinator.

It is not an onerous task, and involves all, or some, of the following:

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