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Costa Blanca, Spain

Introducing your new 2023 CBYA Committee MEMBERS

Three Committee positions were filled during the 2023 AGM on Wednesday 22nd March.

John Mackney replaced Hugh Epsom as Chairman

John is a Yachtmaster Instructor with 40+ years sailing experience, who has sailed more than 25,000 sea miles. He owns his own boat, a Beneteau 423 in the UK

John has been sailing since the age of 10. At 15, he sailed across the English Channel in an open boat, and in 2003, he sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. He has competed in three Fastnet Races, three Transatlantic Races, and has also raced around Britain and Ireland twice. He became an RYA Yachtmaster/Ocean (instructor) in 2007, and has been teaching sailing ever since.

In the past year John has become familiar with the club as Boating Officer, and has brought a lot of his business skills as a computer consultant to the club in the development of the new website

John plans to extend the current sailing opportunities for all, to include more dinghy days, to introduce chances to take part in big-boat racing, to bring more young people into the club, to introduce more theory and practical training, and to extend the social scene with more varied club night venues.

Paul Glavin replaced John Mackney as Boating Officer

Paul’s profession before retirement was the owner of a classic car restoration business. Paul has an amazing aptitude for all things mechanical, which has become evident in the work he has put into improving the CBYA dinghy section.

Paul is a RYA Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean (both power and sail) and has owned a number of sailing boats, both cruising and racing. His racing achievements include Trans-Atlantic racing. Paul has calculated that he has sailed over 60,000 sea miles

Paul is very well liked in the CBYA. He has given an enormous amount to the club since he joined two years ago, including stepping in to run the Dinghy Section without hesitation when asked to help out, and also graduating from a TOMs sailor to a CBYA TOMs skipper

Helen Glavin replaced Sue Eynstone-Hinkins as Secretary


Helen worked in the legal profession in a senior management role before leaving to concentrate on bringing up her children, and helping her husband Paul to set up their garage business. She took her law degree and returned to practicing law when their children went to university. Helen’s career progressed to running the overseas investment department of one of the UK’s premier law firms. Helen retired in 2007 and went on to sail with her husband Paul until 2018 when they moved to Moraira. Helen’s legal background makes her eminently suitable for the CBYA role of Secretary to the committee.



Please join us in welcoming them all to the CBYA Committee.

The Committee

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