Sailing Association Mar Menor spring bash

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ONE OF THE highlights of the Sailing Association Mar Menor’s social calendar is the annual ‘Spring Bash’, held over three days at the Hotel Costa Narejos.

This year’s event kicked off with a picnic on Isla Perdeguera (Sardine Island) in the Mar Menor.

Twelve boats, both sail and power, made their way over with 38 SAMM members on board for a picnic on the beach.

There was a good wind going and an even stronger wind on the return trip and the sun shone brightly all day.

Everyone enjoyed the wonderful ambience and had a great time, especially Steve Creed who seemed to love falling in the water as he did it three times.

His wife Sandy who sat on the bow of the SAMM support boat on the return trip pretending to be Kate Winslet ended up just as wet.

After the evening meal in the hotel the Commodore Paul Shard hosted a quiz night competition with questions that forced the teams to think out of the box.

The regular SAMM monthly meeting was held on Wednesday morning but the planned afternoon petanque competition was cancelled due to the high temperature, allowing everyone some time to relax.

In the evening the members had a fabulous time at a Barn Dance with music and calling provided by the fantastic Ian Smith, supported by wife Carol and Bob Williams.

Thursday, saw the diehards play a mini golf competition at Golf de Luxe, Los Alcazares, continuing on to the El Abasto Restaurant in La Aparecida for menu del dia where they were joined by more of the less energetic members to make some great memories to remember in the future.

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