Sailors galore


CANOE RIGGING: Preparation for navigation from El Portet beach Photo credit: Costa Blanca Yacht Association

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 Everyone is welcome, especially boat owners.

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

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