Join Shoestring Sailing Group

Join Shoestring Sailing Association Mar Menor

Welcome to Shoestring Group. We are a shared ownership, dinghy sailing group, with welcoming and friendly members.

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Here you can find out how to become a Member of Shoestring and what benefits and activities we have to offer.

To apply for Membership, please complete and email the Shoestring Membership Application Form to;

Shoestring Membership Coordinater – Andy Grant

The Membership email address is: or you can bring the completed Form to our next Friday Meeting – held every Friday, at CTD (CAR) in Los Narejos. The Annual fees can be sent direct to our Deutsche Bank Deposit Account by electronic transfer. (Please include your Name as the Reference) or directly at any Shoestring General Meeting.

Our Bank address is;
Ctra, San Javier-Cartagena,
S / N, 30710,

The Shoestring deposit account is;
Account Name: Andrew Grant and John Moss.
IBAN: ES46 0019 0251 21 401002 1666

You must fill out a Membership Application Form first – Shoestring Membership Application Form (PDF Document)

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, one metre remote control boats, a catamaran and a Motorboat Group.

Motor Boat enthusiasts can become involved with the SAMM Support Boat, a Whaly RIB with 45 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 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 and download the Shoestring Membership Application Form. (PDF Document).
Current Shoestring Group joining fee is €250.00 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.