Costa Blanca, Spain


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CBYA Code of Conduct


The CBYA is a private organisation created to enable our members to enjoy sailing and socialising together. It is important for our members to freely enjoy our facilities and events without harassment from other members. We have therefore developed the following guidelines as to how we should conduct ourselves, and how to proceed in the case of any issues.

The CBYA Code of Conduct

All CBYA members agree to conduct themselves appropriately, and to avoid behaving in a way that creates an unpleasant situation for other members.

No CBYA member will  falsely and deliberately discredit the club or its membership or its managing committee. This could be via social media: Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok et al, or in the printed press, but also via shared messaging services (i.e. chat groups) like WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook Messenger etc. This includes:

  • Deliberately and falsely criticising the CBYA using facts that are known to be incorrect or
  • Circulating to the CBYA membership something that misrepresents the club or its business in a way that denigrates the club, or its members or its elected representatives.

Anyone who writes something denigrating or defamatory about the club or its members or its managing committee in a CBYA chat group risks having their messages removed by the chat mediator, or for repeated transgressions, being removed from the forum.

CBYA forums are mediated by a CBYA event coordinator or committee member, or in some instances delegated to another member. The mediator has the power to remove posts and or participants as directed to do so by a committee member.

No non-CBYA social messaging forum may be created purporting to be or masquerade as a CBYA authorised forum. 


No CBYA member will harass other members by indulging in inappropriate threatening, psychological or sexual behaviour.

Reporting Violations

If any member feels that a member is violating the above guidelines, they should send a confidential report to


Any reported incidents will be reviewed by the standing CBYA Committee, and if it is agreed that the CBYA Code of Conduct has been breached, the following actions will be taken:

  1. The Secretary will contact the offending member to notify him/her that the Committee has received a formal complaint, and to solicit their position in the matter. This will be reported to the Committee for further review.
  2. If the Committee agrees that there is a case, a formal written warning will be issued to the offending member.
  3. If the member persists in inappropriate behaviour towards another member, the Committee will exercise its right to cancel the membership of the offending member who will then not be permitted to re-join the CBYA at a later date.
  4. The expulsion must be agreed by a secret ballot held by the Committee, in which at least 75% of the votes cast support the proposed expulsion. For the purpose of this rule at least six members of the committee must be present throughout the review meeting.


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The CBYA Committee strongly recommends that all sailing members should purchase their own insurance which will cover them for any CBYA sailing activities. This includes dinghy and Hobie Cat sailors, as well as those that join the monthly CBYA day charters and annual CBYA charter holiday trips. The Real Club Náutico Calpe offers annual sailing insurance policies at a reasonable cost which provide cover for accidents at sea throughout the European Union. You can also purchase personal insurance which provides this cover. Any member who wishes to sail who cannot provide evidence that they hold suitable insurance, will be asked to sign a disclaimer.


DISCLAIMER – Costa Blanca Yacht Association – updated on 22nd May 2020.

All members must accept this disclaimer before taking part in any CBYA organised activities.

By selecting the option on your purchase of the….


Como socio y asistente de las excursiones, actividades náuticas, recreativas y asociativas de la ASOCIACIÓN DE AMIGOS DEL YATE, COSTA BLANCA (Asociación Costa Blanca de Yachting) con mi aceptación de estos términos y condiciones, acepto bajo mi sola responsabilidad participar en tales actividades y cumplir las normas impuestas por las autoridades competentes, eximiendo de toda responsabilidad esa asociación que reconozco que desempeña una función meramente de coordinación y sin ánimo de lucro. También acepto contratar una cobertura de seguro de terceros adecuada antes de participar en cualquier actividad de navegación de CBYA. Términos especiales de coronavirus: dado que todavía existen riesgos de salud no cuantificables de COVID-19, cada participante acepta que está participando en las actividades de la ASOCIACIÓN DE AMIGOS DEL YATE, COSTA BLANCA bajo su propio riesgo, y que la ASOCIACIÓN DE AMIGOS DEL YATE, COSTA BLANCA BLANCA por este medio se exime de cualquier responsabilidad financiera por cualquiera, y todos, tipos de enfermedades virales transmisibles, incluyendo COVID-19 o coronavirus, y / o muerte, a cualquiera que participe, o a aquellos dichos participantes puedan infectar posteriormente.

TRANSLATION (for guidance only):

I, Mr/Mrs/Mr/Dr. ……………………, with Passport ………………………….. or NIE………………………., as a member and participant in the excursions, nautical, recreational and associated activities of the ASOCIACIÓN DE AMIGOS DEL YATE, (Costa Blanca Yacht Association) with my acceptance of these terms and conditions, I accept under my sole responsibility to participate in such activities and to comply with the rules and restrictions imposed by the competent authorities, discharging them from all responsibility. I recognize that the association performs a function of merely coordination and non-profit making and I exempt the association, which I recognise, from all responsibility. I also agree to purchase adequate third-party insurance cover prior to participating in any CBYA sailing activities. Special coronavirus terms: As there are still unquantifiable COVID-19 health risks, each and every member agrees that they are participating in CBYA activities fully at their own risk, and that the CBYA hereby absolves itself of any financial liability for any, and all, kinds of transmittable viral illness, including COVID-19 or coronavirus, and or death, to anyone participating, or to those who such participants may subsequently infect.