Like other years, some colleagues made a trip from Vigo to the Verdugo river. Three of our ships, Taiña, Chanquete and Trebello, passed under the Arcade and Pontesampaio bridges and sailed upriver. Aided by the tide, they reached the river beach of Comboa, in Soutomaior (Pontevedra). A fast and beautiful trip, helped by a strong south wind and a calm and pleasant ascent along this green and leafy river.
This last Saturday, the 10th, the IV Fishing Kids Contest with buoy developed by the San Gregorio Nautical Group, the Rías Baixas Sports Fishing Association and the Remadoira Traditional Boats Association took place in the dock of the San Gregorio Nautical Group.
The day was a success of attendance, in a contest that every year gains more followers. This year forty boys and girls enjoyed a beautiful fishing day.
Although the day dawned gray and it rained heavily in the early hours, it changed and the sun was shining the rest of the day, so the children had a very beautiful morning. In addition, we must add the power to be in contact with nature, reflecting, observing and interpreting the environment while socializing and developing virtues such as patience and perseverance.
It is a contest of fishing without death, where the impact on nature is minimal since the catches are returned to the sea after weighing them, causing them the least possible discomfort.
The children were accompanied by an adult, which was a great opportunity to live together, meet and create memories of a fishing day together.
In addition to five awards and access to the major piece in the two categories (kids and children), all participants received medals and a patience prize, for their delivery and perseverance in the practice of fishing. After participating in a raffle, we say goodbye even next year, date that both children and adults will meet again in such an endearing contest.
Once again, with the company of the San Gregorio Nautical Group, we returned to work with our friends from COGAMI. This year we made 3 outings with some disabled boys from this federation. A trip that makes them feel very good and they learn a little about traditional navigation. A joy for both them and us.
On Saturday, the 18th, the launching of the mother dorn Uxia was carried out, after five years of works. The event was held at the pontoon of the San Gregorio Nautical Association, in Vigo (Spain) ,with whom we shared this event.
In this beautiful ceremony we had the assistance of the Councilor for Culture of the City of Vigo, Mr. Cayetano Rodríguez Escudero, who honored us with his presence.
Next Saturday, the 18th, will take place on the pontoon of the San Gregorio Nautical Association, Vigo (Galiza-Spain), the launching of our mother dorn UXIA. After almost five years of work the dorna was totally new.
All those who have an interest in our marine culture are invited to the event.