Useful Links

This Links page is intended as a place where we can gather those web sites we have found most useful for providing information that helps expat sailors adapt to living in Spain and, in particular, on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida.  They are listed in different categories. Please contact us if you know of others to add that have been of use to you.

A history and Development of the Mar Menor

Training, Charter, and Qualifications Websites Contact A. Hillman on: – Located at CAR, Los Narejos and friends of SAMM – email Kiko (Lead Instructor at:

Spanish Sailing Law and Legal Support:

Valencia – Palma – Lisboa
Telf.: +34 96 296 63 27 Fax: 96 111 79 17
Mvl.:+ 34 608 50 32 50
Lara Hidalgo of ANEN ( can provide specialist legal advice, through IBYC, on all sailing matters and has a Spanish website at:


RYA-logo-affiliated-smallRoyal Yachting Association
SAMM is an affiliated Club member of the RYA


Sailing Federation de Vela Murcia
SAMM is not a Member this year

Puerto de Cartagena – Cartagena Port Authority (in English & Spanish), also;

Yacht Port Cartagena

 Real Federacón Española de Vela

 Yachts & Yachting Magazine – click to go to this website and see our SAMM Page on it.  As a SAMM Member, you can get a discount on the Magazine

International Sailing Federation (ISAF)- The International Sailing Events Calendar can be viewed here as can the “Racing Rules for Sailing”.

World Ship Society – the largest and most prestigious international organisation dedicated to maritime and naval history.  Antonio Valverde is an Assesore who is well up-to-speed on rules and regulations for sailors in the Cartagena/Mar Menor/Murcia areas. If you need further information on any    topic he can be contacted by e-mail: As he runs a commercial organisation he may charge a (very reasonable) fee for his advice.

The Mar Menor

Official website in Spanish and English – (

Information on Europe’s Lagoons:

Los Alcázares Caldero Fiestas programme

General Information on Moving to, Living and Working in Spain

GOV.UKHelp in Spain for ExPats

On the Costa Blanca (inc. Murcia) – see

Renewing, replacing or applying for a first passport? – then go to:

British Embassy, Madrid

FCO Spain Information – Including links to The British Embassy website for Spain
Lost or Stolen UK Passport in Spain;

FCO Help and Downloaded Lost or Stolen Passport Application Form

S.A.E. (Servicios de Atencion a Extranjeros – Services for Foreigners)


If you are resident in Los Alcázares you have access to information, guidance and advice – renewal of (work permits and – Non EU) residence, family matters and social issues. This service is available on Mondays at the Social Centre in Los Narejos (tel. 968 583 280) and Wednesdays at the Centre for the Elderly in Los Alcazares on Calle Adolfo Lopez (tel. 968 583 281).

A number of Winter Activities are offered via the Sports Centre, these include; Basket ball, Volley ball, Tennis, Football, Sailing, Golf, Tae Kwondo, Judo, Cycling, Tai chi, Yoga and Swimming including Aqua aerobics. Fees vary depending on activity and duration of course, fees for children are reduced. Leaflets and further information can be found at the Sports Centre on Avenida. Joaquin Blume (tel. 968 582 436 or 968 171 545).

 For help about Living in or moving to Spain

AngloINFO Costa Blanca – Life on the Costa Blanca, in English!

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Murcia Today – English Language News in Spain
Agentia Tributaria – Spanish Tax website – English Supported and online, downloadable Forms for Tax payments.

Sailing Wear and Equipment

We have registered as an ‘affiliate’ with UKeyewear, specialists in sports eyewear and prescription sports eyewear – all SAMM Members will get a 10% discount on online prices and SAMM will also benefit from a small commission.  The service has been tried by a Member and this company produces excelled eyewear – especially for sailing and sun!  They will ship orders AirSure to Spain (a recorded service), for £6.50 .

Simply click on this link:, sign in using the Affiliate user name “SAMM” and then insert the password “sailingmarmenor”.  You will see the Account details in my name (George Wedgwood) and you can then order what you want against that Account.  Please insert the Code ‘seVen’ into the  Let me know if there are any problems but you can also talk to ‘Mike’ on +44 797 3333 046 for UKeyewear help on the Account or for advice, or email

Link to more information about sailing eyewear:

NAVIONICS UK – – for GPS Charting etc.
PO Box 38
Plymouth, PL9 8YY England
Tel: +44-1752-204735
Fax: +44-1752-451974,  and Mr. Lance will be pleased to help you.
Paola Gemignani, Sales Agent, Direct: +39 0584 3291 221| Mobile: +39 342 1740082

Spanish News
Murcia Today – online Newspaper
Costa Claida Informer and Leader Newspaper

Radio Stations for UK News

Talk Radio Europe at;


Spectrum FM in Costa Calida on 106.3 & 104.0 FM


Costa Calida International Radio on FM 90.0, 100.0 at:

Culture and History

/ (Tourist Website in English) (Town Councillors)
(Main Town Hall Website)

Spanish Language


Spanish Airport Information

Murcia San Javier Airport
(in English & Spanish)
Aeromur – the Corvera Airport Operator – – site under construction at 12/4/12.
Alicante Airport Information –
Once there, select your local airport and bookmark that page


Bus Services
Costa Azul Bus from Alicante to Cartagena (via San Pedro and Los Alcázares) – website & timetable at; (in English & Spanish)

 11 health and safety resources.

Housing Tips and Advice from The National Aging in Place Council

The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years

Preventing Falls at Home

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors | A Home Design Guide

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Economic Security for Seniors Facts

Home Safety and Security for Aging-in-Place Seniors