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Please update your CBYA Membership details

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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.

  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!

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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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Crewing a TOM in the 5 Clubs Regatta Calpe on Sunday 19 May

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The Rumbo Solidario and 5 Clubs Regatta took place at the Real Club Náutico Calpe (RCNC) on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019.

Due to the shortage of CBYA member-owned yachts, and CBYA crew positions, we again entered a TOM 28 in the 5 Clubs Regatta on the Sunday. The crew comprised Paul Smithard, Andy Symons, Mike Cross and “yours truly” on the helm.

The TOM 28 rating puts us in ORC-B, which means that we have to sail the longer 16 km course down to the Albir fish-farm, back up to Calpe bay, then out to sea before rounding the final mark and returning to the finish line.

Jim Mack crewed on another TOM 28 entered by Angie Roper for RCNC. We decided that, since our rating was unlikely to allow us to get a podium result, we would concentrate on racing Angie and Jim!

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Yacht Share Opportunity Update

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Dr.Ron Shanson has now sold S/Y Feels Great, and has purchased a Gib’ sea 96, which is moored at the Real Club Náutico de Dénia. She is a 33 foot sailing monohull, named S/Y Popy.

He has found two partners to share in the running costs, and is now looking for regular crew to sail on Popy once or twice a week, whilst he is in Spain. Lack of experience is OK as Ron is happy to teach those interested in learning to sail. A contribution to her running costs of 10 Euros a day is expected.

Tel 677 146 633 or e-mail by clicking HERE

CBYA Newsletter ‘Interest Groups’ Update

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Interest Groups for the CBYA Newsletters

We now have the following interest groups options:-

All Skippers

All Subscribers/News

Cruising & Charter

Power/Motor Boats

Dinghies

Social Events

TOMs

If you would like to receive less CBYA newsletters, you can edit your subscription to only sign up for newsletters that interest you, by clicking Edit your subscription at the bottom of every newsletter.

Note that if you click “Unsubscribe” you will no longer receive ANY newsletters.

Too many E-Mails? – remember to edit your subscription!

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Are you receiving too many CBYA newsletters?

If so, remember that you can edit your newsletter subscription at any time to ensure that you only receive what interests you.

Just click on “Edit your subscription to specific lists…” at the bottom of any CBYA newsletter, and untick what you do not want to receive.

The Committee

May 2019

How to Leech Flake a Sail

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For those that don’t know, this is how you do it!

Click HERE to view a North Sails training video.

The Committee

May 2019

TOMs Ladder Results – Summer Series 2019

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Here are the TOMs Summer Series Ladder results – click on the Ladder Game image below:

Come along and join us on the next TOMs Ladder day. See https://cbya.org/calendar/

See more TOMs Ladder details by clicking HERE.

Chris de Boer & Richard Evett

TOMs Ladder Organisers

Take time and care over a potentially life-saving purchase!

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Don’t pay the ultimate price for buying cheap!

The RYA report that a good quality lifejacket or buoyancy aid is one of the most important parts of your boating safety kit, so it’s worth putting in some research before buying a product that you may rely on to save your life. There are lifejackets and buoyancy aids of varying prices and effectiveness on the market, and increasing reports of products available online that aren’t up to scratch or haven’t been tested to European or International specifications.

Collectively lifejackets and buoyancy aids are referred to as Personal Floatation Devices or PFDs; choosing the right one is essential if it’s to be of any use in a life-threatening event. Though many think any PFD is going to hold them up in the water that may not be the case.

If you would like to learn more, click HERE

The Committee

April 2019

Latest World Sailing Show – May 2019

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Take a look at the latest World Sailing Show news by clicking HERE.

May 2019

Carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in the UK from April 2019

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Act now, as carbon monoxide alarms become mandatory in the UK in April 2019!

The RYA advise that from 1 April 2019 at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm becomes a mandatory requirement on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) requirements. read more →

A Reminder that you can Find Us On FaceBook!

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A Reminder that the CBYA has both a Closed Group, and a Community page, on Facebook

Find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/268317926843920/

All paid-up 2019 CBYA members can apply to join the group.

Members-only information will be posted on this page.

Please go to the CBYA members-only Facebook page to join by clicking HERE now!

For those who are interested, we also have a Community Page – see https://www.facebook.com/CostaBlancaYachtAssoc/