EL PORTET, Moraira, has recently been buzzing 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 Poop, Bifrost, Jemila and TrickyD – the latter festooned with flags, streamers, as well as blue and yellow balloons in the colors of the CBYA – anchored off the beach of El Portet.
The Club has four dinghies and a small catamaran, all of which were taken out by several people during the day although the swirling winds made conditions somewhat difficult.
First prize went to Richard Jones for the best dressed yacht, Monique Neyzen won the best coxswain for catamarans, Fernando Moneta for lasers and James Heather for the 420.
The next day, the racing yachts of Real Club Nautico Calpe were due to sail up to El Portet but the elements conspired against them as there was almost no breath of air. However, the CBYA members continued to sail the canoes and enjoyed the second day of this very social event.
Anyone interested in sailing, yachts or motorboats will find more information at www.cbya.org. Everyone is welcome, especially boat owners.