Sailors Galore

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Sailors Galore
RIGGING DINGHIES: Preparing to sail from El Portet beach Photo credit: Costa Blanca Yacht Association

EL PORTET, Moraira, was recently abuzz with yachts and dinghies for two days last week.

They were belatedly celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Costa Blanca Yacht Association (CBYA) which had to be postponed last year due to Covid.

Yachts Poog, Bifrost, Jemila and TrickyD  – the latter festooned with flags, bunting, plus blue and yellow balloons in the CBYA colours – anchored off El Portet beach.
The Club owns four dinghies and a small catamaran, all of which were taken out by several people over the course of the day although swirling winds made for somewhat difficult conditions.

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First prize went to Richard Jones for the best dressed yacht, Monique Neyzen won Best Helm for catamarans, Fernando Moneta for Lasers, and James Heather for the 420.

Next day, racing yachts from Real Club Nautico Calpe were supposed to sail up to El Portet but the elements conspired against them as there was hardly a breath of air.  However, CBYA members continued to sail the dinghies and enjoyed the second day of this very social event.

Anyone interested in sailing, yachts or motorboats will find more information on the www.cbya.org website. All are welcome, especially boat-owners.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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