Helma & Bob Hermans have now been cruising in their self built yacht “Sunny Spray” for TWO years!!
You can read all of their blogs below. They have now crossed the Atlantic and are back in the Azores on their way back home to Spain!
Well, I have been asked to write a brief account of our amazing annual (FUN) regatta.
It really is an amazing event. It mixes total sailing novices with sailors who are only novices on TOMs, novices with spinnakers, experienced racers who actually know the rules, together with people whose reaction to, “one of your tasks is gybe, gybe, tack, gybe, tack” is ”WHAT?!!” (one skipper, who obviously had done this before, raced to the stern and swung the boom backwards and forwards to great effect).
But that is the joy of this event. It really is hilarious, but competitive, with great sailing content and hopefully, learning opportunities for all, whatever your experience level.
CBYA Promotional Merchandise – still some stock available!
We are pleased to be able to offer our members an excellent range of CBYA Polo, Ladies V-Neck and T-shirts. We also have CBYA base ball caps.
The following items (marked in RED) are still available in stock:
Gildan polo shirts:
(2) XL Blue
(1) XL Turquoise
(1) M Forest Green (ONE left)
(1) L White
(1) XL Burgundy
(1) XL Blue
(1) M Orange (ONE left)
(1) L Purple (ONE left)
(1) XL White
(1) XL Burgundy (ONE left)
(1) M Blue (ONE left)
(8) Yellow (FIVE left)
See prices and payment details below. Order now whilst stocks last! Non-stock items can be pre-ordered, however the prices may be a bit higher. We can only confirm the price after contacting the supplier, with an adequate minimum order quantity. read more →
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By registering on their website you will have access to a wealth of useful sailing information.
Another benefit of your CBYA membership!
When I agreed to go sailing a couple of months ago, I obviously was not thinking straight. I’m not a good swimmer, I hate deep water and I get seasick! The closer the day got, the more apprehensive I became.
The day arrived, a glorious one at that, and my husband, John and I walked to the Real Club Naútico de Calpe. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, a good start. John and I were put on a TOM skippered by Dave, with experienced crew member José. Everything seemed so complicated – I wondered what I’d let myself in for! read more →
This is one of the four charities supported by the CBYA this year.
It is usually a very good evening.
The hotel has offered a reduced room rate of €95 for the night of the event for anyone attending.
Tickets can be purchased from Irene Charlesworth, or from other Guardian Angels Committee members.
The website is http://www.guardian-angels.es/ for more information.
They are also looking for volunteer mentors and Committee members.
The CBYA Committee