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All News, Bulletins & Submissions

Below you will find all items that have have been submitted to Sail Cartagena.

Webasto heating unit

Hi everyone!

We have a Webasto Airtop 5000 heater on Frida and as usual when you want it to work it has decided to misbehave!!! Does anyone have experience or knows an engineer locally who can help us make it fire up and keep us warm?

Thanks in advance

Mark and Nikki ( Frida )

Informal Spanish Language/Culture Meet-Ups

Hi everyone. I have a few questions:

Do you want to improve your Spanish conversation skills?
Would you like to learn more about Cartagena? Its history, archaeology, traditions, daily life?
Are you curious to know what Spaniards think about current affairs like Catalonian Independence or Brexit?
Do you like the idea of chatting with the locals, getting to know them, making some Spanish friends?

In short – Would you like to be more than a tourist?

An opportunity has come up to hold some regular small group informal meet-ups aimed at doing all these things and more. Reciprocal language learning is only one objective. So don’t worry if your Spanish is poor or non-existent. There will be Spanish people there with poor or non-existent English feeling just like you! In any case there will always be someone to translate. A strict ‘relax and have fun’ rule will be enforced. Anyone taking things too seriously will be asked to leave!

Hopefully the venue will be a quirky little cafe just behind the Roman theatre.

Meet-ups will probably be held in the afternoon or evening.

Before going ahead with planning I’d like to find out how many people might be interested.

So if you like the idea please let me know by email

If you have questions or ideas feel free to come along and have a chat (S/V Gleda on A2)

Hasta pronto

Transport for Licor 43 trip

For everyone who has let me know you are attending the trip to Licor 43 please meet at the gate at 2.30 tomorrow. Please let know if you cannot attend or I will be liable for your costs.




Yacht Surveyor at YPC

Dear All,

We used the skills and expertise of Bernhard ( see below) last year. His advice saved us a great deal of heartache and money –  we highly recommend him.

Chin Chin of Ipswich.



Bernhard Schaiter, PhD, MSc, Dip, Mar. Surv. IBTC

Contact :


Tel.: +49 1573 164 44 08


* Pre – purchase surveys

* Insurance surveys

* Consultancy for all technical and structural issues on mono and multihull yachts.

* Repair supervision.

Besides an indepth academic background, Bernhard has hands on experience in renovating and rebuilding several sailing yachts, including Nicholson 32, Moody 376, Saltram Saga 40, Sirius 42, Privilege 37 catamaran and Fastcat 435 catamaran.

Bernhard has extensive off shore sailing experience on mono and multihulls providing an insight to technical and structural issues of various types of mono and multihull yachts.

Fluent in English and German.














Teakdeck Refit

Hello, has someone here a Reefing Hook or other Tool to remove the old puts from the teakdeck?

thanks a lot for Help

we are laying on Ponton H on the End (Head)

or phone 0049-162-2928756


best regards


Licor 43 Experience

We have booked a Licor 43 Experience Tour for Tuesday 14th November from 3-5pm. The two hour experience includes a drink on arrival, a guided tour of the museum and production area followed by cocktail tasting.  The tour is in English and costs €12 which is payable at the venue.  If you want to know more about this see

We have 15 confirmed attendees to date however the venue can accommodate more so if you want to join us please reply to this bulletin or email me at The venue is slightly out of town, once I’ve confirmed numbers they will price transport for us which is anticipated to be around €5 per person or you can make your own way there.  Please let me know if you want to be included in the transport provided when you confirm your attendance.




Guided Walk In Cartagena

Hi Everyone

Who would like to join a guided walk through Cartagena?

Vera, probably the best tour guide in the city, has offered to take us on a fascinating stroll through the history, architecture and hidden stories of this beautiful city.

The walk takes 2-3 hours and costs €5 per person as long as we can make a group of 15 or more.

We are planning the first walk for Tuesday 5th December starting at 10am outside the Tourist Office in Plaza Ayuntamiento.

If you’d like to come along please let me know by sending an email to with subject line ‘Walk with Vera’.


P.S. If there is enough interest we can organise another (different) guided walk in Cartagena and also one in the city of Murcia.


Line Dancing

I was wondering if there were any people in the community who would like to learn to line dance. I am not a teacher of it but am very happy to try to impart my knowledge onto others who would like to give it a go. This is just a tester bulletin to see if there is any interest before taking things further. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you – Caroline (Arctic Fern).

Musical Practice – Tues. 1600hrs – YPC Cabin

Good Morning All,

The idea of having a musical get together was taken a little further at the BBQ yesterday. The idea is to have an initial practice session at 1600hrs on Tuesday 31st October. We will gather at the YPC cabin, by the main gates. So anyone who has an instrument (singers welcome too!) and would like to take part, please come along. This will be a general “what songs could we play together kind of a thrash” Any and all levels welcome, so please come along!

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