OCC Raft-up in Galicia, Spain

OCC Raft-up in Galicia, Spain

26 participants took part in a fun get together on the Ria de Vigo on the 25th of July, 2017

By Daria Blackwell - 27/07/2017

Michael Holland's 72-foot Celtic Spirit of Fastnet was the anchor boat, with Aleria (Rear Commodore Daria Blackwell and RC Ireland Alex Blackwell), Grand Slam (John Bourke, Past RC Ireland) and Papagayo (Peter Haden) rafted up. As happens out there, we were heading for the Ria Alden with a forecast of decreasing wind to 10 knots or less when it blew up to 20 knots straight into the Ria. So we changed plans on the fly and moved around the headland to the beautiful beach anchorage in the Ria de Vigo.

Another 6 yachts anchored out and 26 people took part. PORs Alberto and Alfredo Lagos joined the raft-up by boat from Vigo. Two new members, two new recruits, crew and many experienced long-term members shared lots of advice, stories, and good all around cheer. The raft broke up well after sunset for the night.

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