Balaton

THE BALATON GROUP

Contact Julian Pering at : julianpering@live.co.uk

Balaton Sailing and Social Group

We have four day boats, three are Sailfish 18’s  (5.5 Metres) two of which are kept on swinging moorings off-shore at CTD, Los Narejos. One Sailfish is presently in storage The forth is a Spanish Arraez  Arabel (6.0 Metres) which is berthed in the marina at Islas Menores.

With this number of boats members are never short of a sail. Significant others or one other nominated family member can sail free at anytime and are welcomed at all our social events and meetings.

We try to arrange a friendly group sail every Thursday and Sunday morning (weather permitting) when members turn up and to enjoy a sail together. Quite often these “group sails” are followed by a lunch. We also arrange to sail to a beach or marina, have lunch (the non-sailing other halves have meet us via land) and then sail back, always very enjoyable.

If members want to sail on other days and need a crew/skip then an e-mail to the group members will usually result in someone being available to go out with you.

Sailing novices in our group are helped and trained by our more experienced skips, our lead trainer Robert Hudson, makes learning to sail a most enjoyable experience. More experienced sailors will be given familiarization tuition.

You can join our group with a view to becoming a “skip” or to continue as crew with opportunities to helm on social sails.

If you have friends or family that want to go out then we ask a nominal donation of 5 Euros per day (not per person). We want people to enjoy the boats as much as possible.

All members can also use the boats to compete in the SAMM races, which are held in Sunday’s in the Spring and Autumn. We have enjoyed some success in the previous seasons and always look forward to race days.  The fleet is a mix of boats from dinghies to cruisers but the well administered handicap system always make the day interesting.

Balaton Group Membership

Our joining fee is 250 euros, We have an annual maintenance fee of 180 euros. Should members join during the year this fee is set at 15.00 euros per month.

Our aim is to provide people with facilities to sail at a very economical rate and share in any maintenance issues. Whenever possible group members carry out our own maintenance which keeps the cost low and in itself is a very sociable activity.

Should you wish to find out more about or friendly group, have a look at the boats or enjoy a test sail please contact me further. Thank you for your interest.

Julian Pering

Spanish Mobile – 645-229-558

e-mail – julianpering@live.co.uk

Web – http://www.balatonsailinggroup.com

The three Balaton Group Boats in a SAMM race

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