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Launching the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet

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The Royal Institute of Navigation Small Craft Group has launched the Electronic Navigation Systems – Guidance for safe use on leisure vessels booklet. This is available as a free download from their website – click HERE to access.

Many thanks to Rosalind Miranda for providing this information.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer

Christmas Dinghy Day

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For 22nd December, the weather was perfect…blue sky and sunshine.

For the sailors, eight of them, the two Lasers and Wally (the 420) were in and out all afternoon.

Thanks to John Lilley, the new outboard motor was tried, tested and given the seal of approval by all.

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CBYA 2021 Membership Renewals

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The Committee has decided that, due to restrictions on our normal sailing and social activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to retain our current membership levels, 2021 CBYA membership renewals that are due early next year will be deferred for five (5) months until 1st June 2021.

New membership applications will be invoiced as normal at the time of application.

In addition, our 2021 AGM will be postponed to Thursday 13th May 2021.

Hopefully by that time, most of us will have had our vaccinations, and the situation will have started to improve.

Merry Christmas and a Safer New Year to all!

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

Looking Back at 2020 with the RYA

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This has been a tough year for all of us, but the CBYA has tried hard to keep functioning, and to stay in touch with our membership throughout the year.

One successful initiative was virtual sailing courtesy of the RYA and Virtual Regatta! Click HERE for details.

Click HERE for the RYA take on 2020!

Hopefully 2021 will see us sailing and socialising again.

Merry Christmas and a Better New Year!

Hugh Epsom

Chairman

Another Lovely Dinghy Day

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Another lovely Dinghy Day at El Portet…first time on a Wednesday.

As the wind was offshore, the sea was flatish, but the wind was gusting strongly, which once again created conditions for some demanding sailing.

As the afternoon progressed, the sun came out and my bridge was fully occupied with social members of which two walked (one pregnant + 2 small dogs) to the the Pepper Pot Tower (and further) before returning to my bridge. So Dinghy Day has turned into sailing, social and walking!

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CBYA CRYSTAL JUBILEE – DECEMBER INTERVIEW – HUGH EPSOM

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Our final Crystal Jubilee interview is with our current Chairman, Hugh Epsom….

  1. Why did you join the CBYA?

We joined the CBYA soon after moving to Jávea in 2011 for two reasons – I enjoy sailing, and we wanted to get settled quickly into the local community. The CBYA allowed us to achieve both, and has brought Gillian and myself many hours of enjoyment!

  1. What was a memorable first experience of the CBYA?

Sailing with Jonathan Wilson on S/Y Maui in my first 5 Clubs Regatta in 2013 – we got on the podium! RIP Jonathan.

  1. What were your roles and how did they change over the years?
  • TOMs Co-ordinator (2013 – 2015)
  • Vice-Chairman (2015 – 2018)
  • Chairman (2018 – present)

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A Dynamic Dinghy Day

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We had a Dynamic Dinghy Day on Tuesday 24th November – with a strongish wind and a lumpy sea, but we decided to give it a go…..

Our 420 (Wally) and two Lasers were out. This was only possible because of Peter and Peter running the offshore safety boat, whilst the Bosun ran the inshore boat.

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Radar COVID – the Spanish Track & Trace App

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The Spanish mobile app for tracking Covid (Radar COVID) is active in the Comunidad de Valencia. It will automatically tell you if you are near a person or premises that have, or have had, a confirmed case of Covid 19: but it depends upon people having the app on their phone, so the more who download it, the more accurate it becomes. So please download it now, or at least investigate it. No details other than your contact name and number are needed. Click HERE for more information.

The Committee

25th November 2020

CBYA Dinghy Day Now Weekly!

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GOOD NEWS: Dinghy Day will now take place every week alternating weekly between Tuesday and Wednesday! This will give the opportunity for those who can’t make Tuesdays an alternative.

There will also be a special Dinghy Day on Tuesday 29th December!!!

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Learning the Singlehanded Gybe

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A good article and video from the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International

Click HERE for more details.

Rachel Garnham

Training Officer