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

Return ride needed

We’re returning to Cartagena via the Murcia airport on Friday June 13 at 18:45.  We looking for a ride to YPC.   Please contact me if you’re interested in sharing expenses.

Tapas Wednesday

If you fancy Tapas and Drinks on Wednesday evening please join us. We will be meeting at the gate at 7.45 to walk into town and enjoy experiencing the atmosphere when Spain are playing a world cup qualifying game.




BBQ Sunday 17th June

Hi All,

Due to popular demand and the very welcome recent improvement in the weather, the timing of the Sunday BBQ will be moved to 7.00pm with effect from tomorrow 17th June.

We hope you will all agree that this should make for far more pleasant experience for everyone!


Craig Dawkins

Kuta Of Carrick – Berth I15



Hi All,

Following last Sunday’s regatta the BBQ will resume normal service this weekend, Sunday 10th June!

Everything will be set up and ready for a 2.00pm start, so please come along and join in.

For new berth holders, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that this is a weekly event, all you need to do is turn up with your food and drink and the BBQ, tables and chairs and great company will be waiting. A contribution of 50 cents per person is requested to cover costs, and all excess funds are donated to a local charity once or twice a year.

I look forward to seeing everybody.


Craig Dawkins

Kuta Of Carrick

Berth I15



If anyone is here over the summer, or indeed for the next few weeks, and is interested in taking over the running of the BBQ, that would be great. DAX on ‘Plan b’ (our fire lighter) has left for the summer, and hopefully we are heading out this weekend. I have the jar with the collection in it, if someone wants to take ownership of it.

The collection jar has only a few euros in it now, the remainder, as was decided by the majority of winter berth holders, has been divided between the two security guards and the marineros as a thank you for all their help over the winter. We have also bought bottles of wine for the ladies in the office and the cleaning lady. I will take all these up to the office tomorrow.

If no-one comes along to take the jar by the time we leave, I shall leave it in the office for the remainder to be put into a charity box.

Have a fabulous season everyone, fair winds and calm seas.




Next winter in Licata


I know some of us were considering Licata in Sicily for our winter berth 2018/19, I’m not one to worry unnecessarily, but I have stumbled across this thread on the YBW liveaboard forum:

It might be scare-mongering or it might be worth further investigation.

Suella   ‘Tingha’

Anybody Going To Lagos?

Hi, All,

If any body is coming across to Lagos, by car in the very near future, I have some mail at the YPC Office that arrived after we left. If you are coming across, and you can fit in a very small package, please let me know!

Many thanks,

Chris Chapman

Semana Santa Events 2018 in Cartagena

Events have started in the city for Semana Santa. Whether you are religious or not, these processions are stunning and the precision, dediction and organisation is impressive.  Neil and I were here last year for Easter and were blown away with the scale of the events taking place.  We can highly recommend the following:-

Easter Tuesday 27th March @ 8:38pm! – March of the Apostles – 3 different parades leaving from military buildings meet up to become one large procession

Wednesday 28th March – 5.45pm outside the town hall a dramatisation of the Trial of Christ followed by one of the largest processions

Maundy Thursday 29th March – 9pm  evening procession in silence and virtual darkness – to be in the city among thousands of people with only the sound of the tapping of the staffs and lights from the participants and tronos (thrones) is eerie and quite surreal.

Good Friday – be brave, get up before dawn – it all starts just after midnight but last year we went up at 4am and really felt the atmosphere despite the yawning children in their cloaks.

Easter Sunday – a much changed atmosphere – the resurrection procession with lots of light and white flowers and a reasonable start at 10.30am

A link on Murcia Today can be found here to the list of full events.

Neil wrote about our experiences last year on his blog which can be read here.


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