Here you can find out how to become a Member of Shoestring and what benefits and activities we have to offer.
You can pick up an information pack here – Shoestring Information Pack (PDF Document)
What is Shoestring all about?
Shoestring is a member of SAMM. (Sailing Association Mar Menor), which is formally registered as a Sports & Cultural Association with the Region of Murcia.
SAMM comprises a number of constitutionally organised Groups that cater for different classes of sailing boats and boating activities. There are Groups for larger cruising yachts, dinghy sailors, boat-share Groups and a Motorboat Group. There is a link to the SAMM website at the bottom of this page.
Motor Boat enthusiasts can become involved with the SAMM Support Boat, a Whaly RIB with 40 HP outboard – and provided you have an appropriate Spanish Titulo qualification or ICC equivalent to meet the competence requirements of the Group – you can join the RIB support group. This Group has Members who help with providing support on SAMM race days in Spring and Autumn.
Social events are also organised by a small committee for members, partners and guests, and all are welcome. Examples are Cycle tours, Bowling competitions, meals out, walks and more. Trips are also available to local places of interest which are all advertised on the Events Page.
Shoestring welcomes new members, both Spanish residents and local holiday home owners, of all nationalities.
If you are interested in Dinghy Sailing in Southern Spain, come to one of our Friday meetings at CTD (CAR) and learn more. You will be made very welcome. Alternatively, if you want to join, contact Andy Grant, our Membership Coordinater on firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Shoestring Group joining fee is €350.00 plus annual maintenance fee of €170.00 pa, plus compulsory membership of SAMM. To be part of the SAMM association, single membership is €30.00 and family membership €45.00. Your annual SAMM fee will be paid via the Shoestring Group.
Group charges and fees vary.