For a number of years SAMM has booked a pitch on the beach in support of the Caldero Day fiesta at Los Alcazares, held every year on October 12th.

Couple of Ruffians
Couple of Ruffians

The theme was again ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and members who live locally arrived early, suitably dressed, to set up the marquee and BBQ equipment while the pirate ship, one of the Shoestring Group dinghies, bought the supplies drinks and snacks.

Throughout the day many members came for a get together, a chat and some fun and games. One such organised by Julian Perring was a human take on table football, not only good fun but attracted quite a bit of friendly rivalry from our Spanish neighbours on the next pitch. Some members brought their own food to BBQ while others had ordered paella cooked by Balaton group member Colin Finch.

Estimates put the total number of members attending at close over 100, with at least 70 crowded onto the small patch of beach at the busiest time.

Great interest was shown in SAMM and its activities by several of the passing crowd some of whom were given the opportunity of a short sail. Those who expressed an interest in joining the club were given literature and invited to the next meeting on November 9th at the Las Claras social center in Los Narejos.

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