As previously announced, the CBYA Committee strongly recommends that, as from 1st January 2021, all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will not only cover them for any CBYA sailing activities but sailing globally*. The Valencian Community Sailing Federation’s licence is not just for racing and the TOMs, but INCLUDES cover for Dinghy Day and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as for those that join the monthly CBYA day charters, and our annual CBYA charter holiday trips.

*Civil Liability limited to European Community. Sailing outside of Spanish waters requires a Sailing Federation endorsed certificate; a paper exercise, which is easy to obtain.

The “SomVela” (App) Licencia Federativa: Deportista (racing), Carnet Deportivo (non-racing) or Anual Escuela, provides this cover. Members who race, or sail the TOMs, MUST have to have this insurance.

Click HERE for 2021 cost details.

The licence can easily be purchased from the Real Club Náutico Calpe, and can be arranged by Rachel Garnham. To contact her, click HERE.

The SomVela Licencia Federativa (LF) insurance covers:

Third Party Liability

  • Civil Liability Operation €2,000,000

  • Sublimit per victim €400,000

  • Excess per claim €150

Medical Cover

Accident suffered by the insured during organised competing & training.

Healthcare for injuries suffered by the insured in an accident during organised competing & training, or non-competitive sailing (depending on licence purchased).

Those that do not regularly sail, should check their own travel insurance policies to ensure that they cover sailing activities.

NOTE: CBYA members will be requested to sign a waiver, prior to participating in a CBYA sailing activity, if they do not have the necessary insurance cover.

The Committee

10th January 2021