Cruising Group

The Cruising Group

The Cruising Group does not own boats but networks with owners requiring crew and always manages some exciting cruises!  You can make contact with the Group by emailing Heather at:

More recent photos of some of our Cruising Boats, that SAMM Members can crew by arrangement; – Members please go to our Home Page for more and our Photo Gallery to look at older pictures.

Latest News:

Hi Everyone

Summer 2017 is  here.  Some of the Yachts are going off to Ibiza ,Formentera, Mazarron Santa Pola etc.

Families  are coming over , some of us are going to cooler places.

there will be some sails over the summer,  This year I didn`t sort out the spring lunch

but will get sorted for the Christmas one

It is when all Crew and Yachts owner come together for catch up chat and meet new new members

Have a great summer ,

Regards Heather 🙂

Baltic Moon

Baltic Moon is a Hanse 411 based in Tomas Maestre La Manga.


Legend 36

Bertie is a Hunter Legend 36, based San Pedro Club Nautica. 


Lottie. A Beneteau Oceanis 361 in Marina de las Salinas, San Pedro.


If you would like any more information please email me
Regards Heather

November 2014

“Hello Everyone – the Cruising Group has been very busy all year and with Ganty now having joined us, we have a sail every week!  We have a few new members joined our Group too.

In the summer the boats have gone for a sail on the Med and they have headed north & south, and been at anchor.  The crews if they wanted to have had a swim and lunch, and a nice relaxing time before heading back to port.

I have added some photos over the this year so far – look in our Photo Gallery.

If you want any more information please contact me Regards, Heather”

Previous Posting from Heather;

Hi Every one

Hope every one has had a nice summer with family & friends & lovely Holidays.

The Cruising Group  stopped for a few weeks as every one was busy.  We are starting again towards the end of October.

We have another new crew member who has joined over the summer (who found us through the website).  If anyone would like to join the crewing  group please contact me as below.

I am still looking for more Boat Owners  so if anyone would like crew to help you sail or just give crew the opportunity to sail, please contact me on


Earlier Posting from Heather;

I have reactivated the SAMM Cruising Group!  The Group is for people who would like to sail some lovely Boats & for Boat Owners who would like or who need, to take Crew out for the day & I am hoping that in  the future we may be able to go on Group sails  or even an over-night sail.

We now have 4 boat owners registered – 3 in San Pedro & 1 in Torrevieja.

We have 15 crew, 4 of whom live in the UK and we have had 3 sails  since we have started.  Everyone has enjoyed them selves!  If there is any one else out there who has a boat & would like to take crew out for a day,  or anyone who would like to crew (People of all levels of experience are welcome, from complete novices to the fully experienced and qualified)  please contact me at
Regards Heather

The Cruising Group provide sailing opportunities on five privately owned boats based in four different marinas, Cartagena, Cristal Mar, San Pedro (two boats) and Thomas Maestre.

The co-ordination of these sailing opportunities is managed for the boat owners by Heather so, to avoid double bookings, interested parties should contact her and not the boat owners direct.
All boats offer, through Heather, a number of dates on which they are able to offer sailing opportunities to the SAMM membership and thier families who may be visiting on holiday.
No formal sailing tuition is given but most owners encourage crew to helm, help with sail trimming and boat handling in general and all are very willing to answer any questions you may have about sailing in general, nautical terms, rules etc.
All but one of the boats are fully insured for private use and the owners offer thier crewing opportunities at no charge.
All crew booking on these boats are asked to liaise with each other and the owner so that the crew provide the catering for the day, including sufficient for the owners.  This is normally only finger food, piazza, empanadillas, pasties or sandwiches plus some fruit or yoghurts and soft drinks and water as it is often necessary to eat whilst sailing rather than moor up for lunch.
In the past most crew have also felt the need to make a small financial offer to help contribute towards the fuel used and say `thank you´ to the boat owner after the trip is over, which may or may not be accepted.
One of the boats, based at San Pedro, is fully registered, equipped and insured for skippered charter in Spain.  The owner offers a heavily discounted price to SAMM members of only 50 euro per person, minimum 4 persons, for day sails inclusive of coffee and tea throughout the day.  He is able to sail any day given 3 or 4 days notice, subject to prior commitments
The group hope to develop the sailing opportunities to 2, 3 or 7 day cruises along the coast and possibly longer trips to the Balearics.  The finances for these will probably be covered by a `Boat Kitty´ to cover all expenses, food on board and dinners ashore, marina fees, fuel etc. See our separate information on this site for trips currently being organised.
Please note that all sailing is subject to the weather conditions on the day and is at the absolute discretion of the boat owners.  However if a sail is cancelled, the owner will, on the day, endevour to arrange another mutually convenient date in the near future with the crew members.