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.

What can the RYA do for you?


The CBYA is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association. You can access their website by clicking HERE. You can also view many of their videos and subscribe to their newsletter by clicking HERE.

By registering on their website you will have access to a wealth of useful sailing information.

Another benefit of your CBYA membership!

The Committee

February 2020


CBYA Charity Presentation and 2019 Awards Dinner


The 2019 CBYA Awards presentation took place on Monday 24th February at the Restaurante A Bordo in the Club Náutico Jávea, and was attended by 56 members and guests.

At the start of the dinner, the CBYA presented donations of €1000 each to the two 2019 CBYA-supported charity organisations: Make-A-Smile and  the IVSH Balcón al Mar Voluntarios.

Previous CBYA charity donations can be seen at

Hugh Epsom presenting our donations to Tony Grande (Make-a-Smile), and to Terry Curran & Erich Brenner (IVSH Bomberos)

The CBYA awards were presented by Julie Benneworth and were awarded as follows:

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S/Y Blade Enters the 34 Edición de la Regata de Invierno 200 millas a2


S/Y Blade is taking part in the 34th Winter Regatta Edition 200 miles a2 organised by Club Náutico Altea. It starts on Friday 28th February, and is expected to end on 1st March 2020. Crew onboard Blade will be Barry McCrae and John Allison.

Details of the regatta and boats taking part can be found on the Club Náutico Altea website, together with a link for Trac Trac to follow the progress of the regatta. Click HERE for details.

From the Club Náutico Altea website…

“More than 40 sailing cruisers manned by two sailors have accepted this year the challenge of racing the 200 miles that separate Altea from the island of Ibiza with a high probability of bad weather. Among the participants of this 34rd edition of this race are some sailors very expereinced in this race, such as Roberto Sevila and Antonio Puig, who have participated since the first edition in 1987. The winners of the last edition, S/Y Brujo, will also be competing, together with crew Jose Ballester and Andrés Manresa, winners of the 2018 edition. This year the Regata de Invierno 200 millas a2 will have some very competitive boats in the fleet which will provide a true nautical show for those who come to see the start on Friday 28; Swan 45, Grand Soleil 46 or XP 44.”

Barry McCrae


Final Call for the 2020 Palma International Boat and Superyacht Shows


Visit to Palma, Majorca, for the International Boat and Superyacht Shows

 29th April – 2nd May 2020

The CBYA is planning a trip to the Palma International Boat and Superyacht Show. This is a three night trip to Mallorca, flying from Valencia direct to Palma.

The estimated cost of the flight is currently at 38€ per person. Depending on the numbers of the group, we can obtain shuttle services and group rates.

We have been offered discounted group rates on a choice of two hotels from the Melia group. These are very exclusive hotels, located right at the boat show.

1.) Melia Palma Marina Hotel, for 160€ per night (double room), which includes a very nice breakfast each morning.

2.)  Melia Bellver Hotel,  140€ per night (double room), which also includes a very nice breakfast.

There are also other options for more economically priced hotels (around 100€ per night), which are also centrally located to the boat show, or alternatively, the choice of hotels in the old town area of Palma (a pleasant walk from the port).

Boat show and superyacht show entrance tickets are 8€ per person/day for both shows.

With more than 600 boats exhibited, more than 300 boats on the water, more than 100 superyachts to drool over, and over 82,000 square meters of exhibition space, this show is sure to please.

For more details of the 37th Palma International Boat Show, click HERE.

For more details of the Palma Superyacht Show, click HERE.

The outline itinerary is:

Wednesday, 29th April – Leave for Valencia, fly to Palma de Mallorca, settle into hotel room, meet for cocktails followed by dinner in old town of Palma

Thursday, 30 April – Attend Boat and Superyacht show  Friday, 1st May – Touring the area or attend the boat show for a second day – many choices of guided tours available

Saturday, 2nd May – Fly back to Valencia

If anyone may be interested in attending the boat show with Peter and Tanya English, or would like any further information, please let us know, and I will put this together with group rates, if enough interest. Please contact Tanya English by clicking HERE.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Tanya and Peter English

Final Call for 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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Ruta de la Sal Regatta 2020 on TrickyD?


Ruta de la Sal XXXlll – 9th to 12th April 2020.

Regatta Crew Wanted for TrickyD!

TrickyD is taking part in the Ruta de la Sal Regatta 2020 – we will be sailing out of Dénia.

68 yachts have already joined this year!

Click HERE for more details.

So why not join me on one of the most prestigious races of the year.

If you are interested and would like more information please call me by latest Thursday 20th February.

So come on let’s go sailing.

Richard Jones

0034666977822 or email me by clicking HERE

WANTED: Hand Held Navigation Device


Does anyone have a hand held navigation device to lend for a couple of months from 25 August 2020?

If so, please contact Amanda Topson by clicking HERE

Thank you.


Let’s hear it for our TOMs Organisers!


The image above shows, Al Mason, our current TOMs Organiser.

He took over from Amanda Topson at the end of last year. Prior to that Nikki Dwyer and David Crabb were in charge.  Many thanks to Al for volunteering for the role and performing it so well!

We plan to set up a rota to handle the TOMs organisation for the rest of this year and are looking for volunteers to be added to the list. Please assist, it is not an onerous task! If you are willing to help out, please contact Amanda by clicking HERE.

For those that don’t know, the CBYA TOMs Organiser is responsible for managing our day-to-day TOMs sailing. This includes the TOMs Ladder and Sail Training days. This covers:-

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“Useful Links” – The CBYA Commercial Page Copy


The CBYA policy is to use our website as a platform to bring interesting opportunities to the notice of our members.

The “Useful Links” page is the chosen interface. See

The organisations promoted on this page have either made a payment to be listed, or are offering some other significant benefit to the CBYA.

If you would like to recommend an organisation for listing on this page, please click HERE.

We hope that you will find this information useful.

The Committee

February 2020

Why not become an approved 2020 CBYA TOM skipper?


If you are an approved TOM skipper you can sail TOM sailing yachts at the Real Club Náutico de Calpe, and take responsibility to act as skipper.

To become approved:-

  1. You must be a paid-up member of the CBYA
  2. You must hold a valid Licensia Federativa ( see
  3. You must be approved as a potential skipper by the CBYA Training Officer
  4. You must be tested and approved by RCNC

Approved skippers can skipper TOMs on CBYA sail training days and the TOMs Ladder series if assigned by the organiser. read more →