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Last Chance to Join the CBYA 2021 Charter Cruise to the Greek Cyclades Islands!

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GOOD NEWS!

Greece has confirmed that they will start to reopen to their borders to vaccinated visitors from next week! Click HERE for details. This is in advance of their full opening to tourism on 14th May 2021. We are sure that we will all be able to travel to Athens to join the CBYA charter cruise in September, without having to quarantine or take tests, as long as we have all been vaccinated and have secured our vaccination passports.

We now have five (5) confirmed skippers for this cruise, and almost all of the crew slots have been taken. Most of the confirmed participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five (5) yachts have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

I am scheduling a Zoom meeting for all confirmed and interested participants for 1500 hours CET on Wednesday 12th May 2021. Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining the meeting by clicking HERE.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

CBYA 2021 AGM Announcement – Zoom Meeting – 13th May 2021

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Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing state of lock-down in Spain and elsewhere, the CBYA Committee has agreed that it is again not feasible to hold our Annual General Meeting at the Real Club Náutico Calpe. We will instead hold the 2021 CBYA AGM via Zoom Conferencing at 1100 hours on Thursday 13th May 2021. Click HERE to view details.

A link to the Zoom AGM meeting will be sent to all paid-up CBYA members who have registered to take part, on Monday 10th May 2021.

The 2020 Chairman’s Report can be viewed by clicking HERE

The 2020 Audited CBYA financial accounts can be viewed by clicking HERE

Please register now by clicking REGISTER

Thank you,

Sue Eynstone-Hinkins

Secretary

More Sailing Books Presented to the CBYA Library

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Sue Brew has recently presented three additional sailing books to the CBYA Library.

These are:

1) Hobie Cat Sailing, written & photographed by Jake Grubb, new revised edition

2) How to Sail: A Practical Course in boat Handling, by Nicholas Dent

3) Sailing: A Practical Handbook, by Jeremy Evans

Click HERE to view the full library

These books can be borrowed for up to FOUR (4) weeks on payment of a returnable deposit (EUR 10) per book. If you are interested in borrowing a book, or have any good nautical books to donate to the CBYA, please contact Rosalind Miranda by clicking HERE

Note that Rosalind is happy to lend out nautical books from her own library on the same basis as explained above.

The Committee

April 2021

 

CBYA Charter Sailing Holiday, Greece 18th – 25th September 2021

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With the COVID restrictions now being gradually relaxed in Europe, we are pleased to announce that this trip is going ahead, and there is great excitement, as almost all participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five sailing boats have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND WIN THE 36TH AMERICA’S CUP

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Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time.

On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators.

Watch the final race by clicking HERE

A spectacular achievement for Emirates Team New Zealand and the yacht club they represent, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Another confirmation that – in sailing – the Southern hemisphere country of 5 million people can punch way above its weight.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, fought until the last race and the team showed talent and experience throughout the whole event and their story is far from over.

Click HERE for more information.

The Committee

March 2021

What a Dinghy Day!!

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What a Dinghy Day we had on Tuesday 16th March!

Perfect sailing conditions, blue sky, not a cloud in sight, offshore breeze, warm but not hot, bridge café open and lots flowing of….. what do you call that red stuff?

Now the interesting bit. Several capsizes. The Bird rescue boat ….to the rescue…first ‘real’ time…..Louise to the the rescue as well. The entertainment on my bridge was just great!

Two safety boats were in use all day to keep everyone safe, and everyone was of course fine. Good to see a well prepared team out on the water taking care of everyone.

At the end of the day we had some very tired crew, including two great 20-year olds, who also got very involved, and learnt a lot.

Very big thanks to my team. Fernando never stopped…what would we do without him? Karen, James, and all the others, too many to name, but all joined in, rigged, sailed, capsized, rescued and derigged,…..and had a great time!

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

First TOMs Bubble Sail

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Al Mason and Shirley Swan have formed a TOMs sailing bubble with Peter & Tanya English. They enjoyed their first sail together on Thursday 11th March.

 

Seems that a good time was had by all!

We hope to see more TOMs sailing bubbles as the current health restrictions are gradually unlocked.

Amanda Topson

TOMs Coordinator

First post-lockdown Dinghy Day – Wed 10th March

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The first post-lockdown Dinghy Day on Wed 10th March was blessed with good weather and good wine! Even a pony came to watch the fun….

We managed to get the Bosun’s Enterprise sailing again after her storm damage a year ago.

Next Dinghy Day will be Tuesday 16th March starting at 1pm, dictated if nothing else by the forecast.

Hope to see you there!

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

Post-BREXIT Non-acceptance of British Sailing Certification

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An unfortunate consequence of BREXIT is that British sailing certification is currently no longer accepted in Spain, and in other EU states, for those who wish to sail Spanish-flagged (or other EU-flagged) boats.

This means that the CBYA are currently unable to run our normal monthly day charters from Náutica Corcho. It also affects any of our other members who have British sailing certification who own Spanish (or EU)-flagged/registered boats. Those with UK-flagged boats are not affected.

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Join the (hopefully) first post-Lockdown Dinghy Day!

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Now that the COVID health restrictions are being eased, we are re-starting the CBYA Dinghy Days again. So why not join us on Wednesday 10th March at Paradise Beach, El Portet, Moraira?

Starting from 13.00 onwards – we finish when everyone has had enough!

Subject to weather conditions, we will have our 420, and two Lasers ready for you.

See more details by clicking HERE.

Masks, social distancing, and maximum group sizes of four (4) will be maintained in compliance with the current health restrictions.

Hope to see you there….

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Co-ordinator