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November 20, 2014

The magic coast

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Since I first came here in 1976, I have seen the club develop, not only physically with the construction and continued upgrading of a superb marina with all modern facilities but also in becoming one os Spain's most respected Regatta centres. From the original Trans-Atlantic Race and Lymington to Baiona Races, the Club now hossts many National and International sailing Regattas. involvement in the America's Cup and the Volvo Round the World Yacht Race has demonstrated the talent and commitment of the sailors of Galicia. This continues the history of the seafaring exploits of the many vessels and explorers that have left from these shores over the past centuries.

I have inspired many friends to visit this wonderful coast and they have never been disappointed with it's magic. It is a safa haven when sailing south across the notorious Bay of Biscay. Even the hardened sailor welcomes the sight of Cabo Finisterre, where somehow the cold North is left behind as the warm wind and smell of the pine and eucalyptus trees blow from the coast.

Camariñas, just south of Cabo Vilano, is an easy port to enter in most conditions and has a safe anchorage to the north of the town. Muros, another of my favourites a fishing village, is famous for it's sardines and local wines. Inland, Santiago de Compostela with the most magnificent Cathedral markinlg the end of the ancient Pilgrim Route and home of St. Jacob the patron saint of Spain.

However all this would not be the same without the people of Galicia who love their hisstory and country and have a great enthusiasm for life and most problems can be resolved with a smile. They are the best friends you could meet an always spoil you with hospitality and friendship.

 

George Stead, yachtsman. Boating Product Designer