First CBYA Zoom AGM


The first-ever online CBYA AGM took place on 13th May 2021 using Zoom technology, with about forty CBYA members participating. The meeting was conducted using a Power Point presentation via a shared screen, with online voting. All Committee proposals were supported.

These proposals included formally appointing co-opted Committee members, Sue Eynstone-Hinkins, as Secretary, and Amanda Topson, as TOMs Coordinator. Sue replaced Ann Masson who efficiently performed the CBYA Secretary duties for many years. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to again thank Ann for her time as Secretary.

Ann Masson        Sue Eynstone-Hinkins  Amanda Topson

Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the CBYA website.

The Chairman’s 2020 report can be read by clicking HERE.

The 2020 Financial Accounts can be seen HERE.

Many thanks also to Ann Masson who assisted in running the Zoom meeting, and to the Jávea Computer Club who helped us to set up the online meeting.

The Committee

14 May 2021


Another delightful, but different, Dinghy Day!


Dinghy Day on Tuesday 11th May saw strong gusty winds coming in different directions, which kept all the sailors on their nautical toes.

Thanks to Les and Garry, who came early and did some maintenance on Wally, as well as running stand by safety duties.

We ended up with our four gorgeous girls sailing and then packing up by themselves, but eventually assisted by Stuart, who told me for the first time in years he felt guilty!!

Next Dinghy day is planned for TUESDAY 18th May – final confirmation at the weekend.

Thanks to all who attended…have a good week.

Bob Gordon

Dinghy Section Coordinator

Cruising in the EU in a post-Brexit landscape – five months on


The RYA continue to try to answer our post-BREXIT questions!

Click HERE to read more.

The Committee

May 2021


Great TOMs Sailing Day


We had two TOMs out on Saturday 1st May crewed by:

TOM2: Rachel Garnham (skipper), Monique Neyzen, Fernando Moneta & Dave Reid

TOM3: Hugh Epsom (skipper), Karen Gardner, Amanda Topson & José Luis Padillo

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First Ocean Race Europe stopping in Alicante


The first Ocean Race Europe takes place this year, and they are stopping at Alicante!

The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, will start at the end of May 2021 from Lorient, France and finish in Genova, Italy in June, with stops in Cascais, Portugal, and Alicante, Spain along the way.

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A mixed-weather day on Tricky D


A mixed day for weather, but a good day was had by all on Tricky D during the CBYA day cruise on Monday 26th April.

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CBYA Yachts do well in Five Clubs Calpe


Two (2) CBYA-owned and crewed yachts participated in the Five Clubs Regatta in Calpe on Sunday 18th April 2021. They were:

S/Y Blade owned by Barry & Karen McCrae, and crewed by Hans Sleutjes, Dave Reid, Chris & Tammy de Boer, who finished second overall on the ORC Open Class.


S/Y Tricky D, owned by Richard Jones, and crewed by Jim Cooper, Diana Jarvis, Dave Peachey, Izzy Armstrong, Amanda & Steve Topson, who managed to avoid being last again!

Full results can be seen by clicking HERE.

Well done to both!

The Committee






Last Chance to Join the CBYA 2021 Charter Cruise to the Greek Cyclades Islands!



Greece has confirmed that they will start to reopen to their borders to vaccinated visitors from next week! Click HERE for details. This is in advance of their full opening to tourism on 14th May 2021. We are sure that we will all be able to travel to Athens to join the CBYA charter cruise in September, without having to quarantine or take tests, as long as we have all been vaccinated and have secured our vaccination passports.

We now have five (5) confirmed skippers for this cruise, and almost all of the crew slots have been taken. Most of the confirmed participants have already booked their flights, as well as their accommodation in Athens.

Five (5) yachts have been chartered, each with 4 or 5 cabins, and we intend to sail out of Lavrion Marina to the Cyclades Islands. We still have limited places available if you’re interested.

I am scheduling a Zoom meeting for all confirmed and interested participants for 1500 hours CET on Wednesday 12th May 2021. Please let me  know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining the meeting by clicking HERE.

Full details of the trip can be found by clicking HERE

Tanya English

Charter Holiday Co-ordinator

CBYA 2021 AGM Announcement – Zoom Meeting – 13th May 2021


Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing state of lock-down in Spain and elsewhere, the CBYA Committee has agreed that it is again not feasible to hold our Annual General Meeting at the Real Club Náutico Calpe. We will instead hold the 2021 CBYA AGM via Zoom Conferencing at 1100 hours on Thursday 13th May 2021. Click HERE to view details.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER – Registration closes on Thursday 6th May 2021

Only paid-up 2021 CBYA members will be eligible to participate and vote, so please register NOW by sending an email to the CBYA Secretary to advise how many members will participate via your link, by clicking HERE. You will then receive the link to the Zoom conference, which will be issued on Monday 10th May 2021.


  • No special Zoom software download is required – you will be able to join the meeting via your internet browser.

  • Those who were paid-up members on 31st December 2020 will still be paid-up members until 31st May 2021, due to the CBYA 5 month pandemic payment holiday! Click HERE for details.

Here is your chance to update yourself on CBYA activities and support your Association!! 

The 2020 Chairman’s Report can be viewed by clicking HERE

The 2020 Audited CBYA financial accounts can be viewed by clicking HERE

Please register now by clicking REGISTER

Looking forward to seeing you on 13th May 2021!!

Thank you,

Sue Eynstone-Hinkins


More Sailing Books Presented to the CBYA Library


Sue Brew has recently presented three additional sailing books to the CBYA Library.

These are:

1) Hobie Cat Sailing, written & photographed by Jake Grubb, new revised edition

2) How to Sail: A Practical Course in boat Handling, by Nicholas Dent

3) Sailing: A Practical Handbook, by Jeremy Evans

Click HERE to view the full library

These books can be borrowed for up to FOUR (4) weeks on payment of a returnable deposit (EUR 10) per book. If you are interested in borrowing a book, or have any good nautical books to donate to the CBYA, please contact Rosalind Miranda by clicking HERE

Note that Rosalind is happy to lend out nautical books from her own library on the same basis as explained above.

The Committee

April 2021