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.

Allison O’Brien

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.

Celestial Navigation, the Easy Way!


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.

Rosalind has agreed to run several two-session celestial navigation courses for the CBYA this year. The course will use her Miranav method and will be free-of-charge for paid-up CBYA members. The proposed dates are:

Group 1 – 11 & 12 March 2020

Group 2 – 18 & 19 March 2020

Group 3 (if adequate interest) – 16 & 17 September 2020

Each sessionwill cover:

    1) introduction & latitude at noon;

    2) line of position sun & plotting, advancing the latitude at noon in order to get a fix.

They will start at 1400 hours, take about two hours, and will take place at Rosalind’s house in Alcalalí.

Please note that celestial (or astro) navigation is only of use to people who will be sailing out of sight of land.

If you are interested in attending please contact me by clicking HERE.

Rachel Garnham

CBYA Training Officer

The 2020 Licensia Federativa


The CBYA facilitates renewal of your Licensia Federativa at the start of each year.

Full details of the 2020 Licensia Federativa can be viewed by clicking HERE.

If anyone has any questions please contact Rachel Garnham by sending an e-mail to

The Committee

January 2020


PLEASE Don’t Forget the CBYA Library!


Don’t forget that the CBYA has a library of nautical books that are available on loan to members!!

It can be accessed by clicking HERE

Here are some of the books that we currently hold:-

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Possible CBYA Trip to the First Ever AC75 Regatta


It has been proposed that the CBYA puts together a trip to Sardinia for the America’s Cup World Series in Cagliari, Sardinia in April this year.  See

Taking place in the beautiful city of Cagliari on the sun-drenched Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia from  18 – 26 April 2020, the opening event of the three-regatta ACWS circuit sees the teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada racing their first generation AC75 high-performance foiling monohulls against each other for the very first time.

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New Range of CBYA Merchandise Now Available!


Those that ordered the new CBYA merchandise 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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Sailing on Eliza Fernley III


Philip Moreland is a new member of the CBYA. He owns a Jeanneau 49DS, named Eliza Fernley III, moored at Marina de Dénia, and which is in beautiful condition.

Last week Debby & Bruce Cowen, and Peter Steenhuis joined him for a not ‘so hard afternoon at sea!’

The Committee

January 2010

Dolphins on First 2020 TOM Sailing Day!


First time out on a TOM this year with Keith, Dave, Elaine & Peter – and we were entertained by DOLPHINS!  Click HERE to watch what happened!

Happy New Year to all!

Monique Neyzen



CBYA members welcomed 2020 in great form with dinghy sailing at El Portet de Moraira.

Over 20 members joined the event – many of our ‘regulars’ plus some special guests enjoyed glorious sunny weather, drinks, sailing and even a swim or two….well one actually as the picture shows! – a lovely way to bring in the New Year.

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Merry Christmas!!!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that contribute their time to help make the CBYA such an active and successful organisation!

Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year, to all of our members.

Hugh Epsom