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Sunday BBQ

Every Sunday, weather and clashing YPC events allowing, a BBQ is held at the Yacht Port Cartagena, just inside the main gate. There will be at least one, sometimes two BBQ’s lit for you to cook your own food on. YPC kindly provide the BBQ grills, tables and chairs, for which we are ever thankful.

Occasionally the more musical among the group bring along their guitar, ukulele or other instrument for a jam/sing-a-long.

A volunteer normally takes responsibility for ensuring the BBQ’s are cleaned before use, charcoal purchased and lit ready for use. We normally ask for a 50c/head contribution for the charcoal. When the money collected over the weeks starts to build up, we make a contribution to a local charity. You will find latest news about the BBQ below. If there is no news, then the next BBQ is definitely on!


Where:     Yacht Port Cartagena, just inside main gate

When:       October onwards –  Every Sunday at 16:30pm (until further notice)

Cost:         .50c per head for charcoal

Bring your own food and drink

Latest News About BBQs


Hi All,

I’ve left it as late as possible, but in view of the current weather and the forecast for later, today’s BBQ is cancelled.

Hopefully everyone can now make alternative arrangements.

Weather permitting, normal service will be resumed next week!



Kuta Of Carrick

YPC Community Fiesta Day – Sunday 28 October 2018

Yacht Port Cartagena Community Fiesta Day
Sunday 28 October 2018
12:30 – 15:00
Followed by BBQ at 15:00

Everyone in the YPC community is welcomed to attend the inaugural Community Fiesta Day!

The purpose of the day is to introduce you to the YPC Community, to share laughter, information and a beer or two in a relaxed atmosphere. Do please come along if you can make it – or just come along to the BBQ at 15:00.

More Information

We would like as many people to participate. If you cannot make it on the day, why not donate a bottle of something for the Bottle Raffle Stall, or perhaps bake a cake to donate to be sold on the day. Details are below.

Cakes, Bakes, Cookies & Muffins
We would love to receive your ‘cakes and bakes’ donations for selling on the day so please put the date in your diary to remember to buy those ingredients and top up your gas supplies in preparation. Cakes and bakes from all nationalities most welcome. Where possible please indicate ingredients used in case of allergies. Cakes can be dropped off from 11am on Sunday 28 October.

Bottle Raffle
Raffle tickets will be on sale for the popular bottle raffle. We would like your donations please – bottles can be anything (as long as they are unopened and in date!) – wine, beer, Shampoo, Sauces, Vinegars, Olive Oil and such like. If you’d like to start donating now, you can drop off at any of the following boats:
Iolandra on F Pontoon
AWOL on C Pontoon
Tatsu on C Pontoon
Kuta of Carrick on I Pontoon

Boat Jumble
Do you have any boat items that you would like to sell? If you do, now is your chance by renting a space for just €2 per area. You can set up your area from 11am on Sunday 28 October. If you would like to enjoy the day and leave your items for sale, please contact donnajane@btinternet.comfor further information.

Are you a sewist? Do you crochet? Can you knit? Or, perhaps you have always wanted to learn a new craft? This stall will have a few crafty bits for sale made by the talented community and will also be an opportunity to see if there are enough people interested in starting a regular crafting group. If you already have some crafts you would like to sell then for just €2 you can rent a table. Set up time will be from 11am on Sunday 28 October.

Tug of War
What better way to meet new people than to team up and participate in a Tug of War! It is only a bit of fun and not to be taken too seriously. If you are interested in taking part there will be a sign up sheet in the book exchange hut.

Fancy Dress
Both children and adults are welcome to dress up if they would like to. There will be a prize for the best dressed child. Obviously dressing up is optional.

Four Legged Friends
Your furry four legged friends are welcome along and will be put through their paces for their cuteness and ability to sit on command – well not quite but prizes will be awarded to the winners of ‘The Best Six Legs’, ‘Waggiest Tail’, ‘Owners Who Look Most Like Their Dogs’ and ‘Best Trick’ (performed by the four legged participant, obviously). Just a note on dogs: please do understand that not everyone is keen on dogs. Well behaved dogs are welcome and remember please clear up after them should they drop a clanger.

A weekly BBQ is held at the marina. On Sunday 28 October, this will start at 15:00 (from then on the time changes to 14:00). Please bring along all your food, drinks, cutlery, cooking utensils, plates etc. Each person is asked to contribute €0.50 cents towards the running costs of buying the coals and lighters. At the end of each quarter, all excess money is donated to a local charity nominated by the YPC Marina Staff.

If you would like to get involved or if you have any queries or questions, please do email

We look forward to seeing you!

Keep an eye out on the website for updates


Hi All,

Due to popular demand we will be moving the start time of the BBQ to 5.00pm – 17.00 with effect from Sunday 7th October.

Now the evenings are getting cooler and the light is fading earlier, this will hopefully allow us to make the most of the warmth and light available.

Please remember, all YPC berth holders plus their friends families and guests are welcome. Please bring your own food and drink.

We request a donation of 50 cents per person to cover costs and all profits are then donated to local charities and good causes.

Kindest regards,

Craig & Donna

Kuta Of Carrick. Berth I15


Hi All,


In light of the current weather and the very poor forecast for later today, the scheduled BBQ will be cancelled.

We hope this gives all those intending to participate time to make alternative arrangements for their meals this evening.

Normal service will be resumed next weekend.

Kindest regards


Kuta Of Carrick

Berth I15

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.




BBQ – Charity Donation

Hi All,

We thought you would all like to know that as has become customary, a charity donation of €150.54 has been made on behalf of all the attendees of the Sunday BBQ. A copy of the receipt will be posted in the computer room.

At the suggestion of YPC, this donation has been made to a local mental health charity, and represents the excess funds generated from all those 50 cent contributions (after the costs of providing the charcoal etc. have been covered) for the period leading up to Christmas.

If the good weather now continues we hope it will be possible to make a further donation before everyone casts off to destinations afar for the summer.

Kindest regards

Ray – High Hopes &

Craig – Kuta of Carrick

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