Last Saturday, September 18, we launched the open stern boat “Mini” and the Ribadeo boat “Folguiño”.
The event took place in the docks of the San Gregorio Nautical Association, with whom we shared this event.
In this beautiful ceremony we had the assistance of Mrs. Elena Espinosa Mangana, Councilor for Economy and Security of the Vigo City Council, and Mr. Jesus Vázquez Almuiña, president of the Port of Vigo, who honored us with her presence.
In addition, we want to highlight the pleasant gesture of Mrs. Elena Espinosa when she acted as godmother in the baptism of the boat “Mini”.
For the first time, students from [ETRAD] (http://e-tradvigo.blogspot.com/) came to sail one afternoon with us. They were very happy to navigate traditional boats and with the pleasant feeling of sailing. For a few hours we live with people who try to preserve different faces of the culture of our country; them with our music and we with our boats.
As is happening every summer, students from ARELA went sailing with us. We had some very good afternoons to sail, so these guys enjoyed sailing in our estuary, getting to take main sheet and take the helm of the boats.
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.
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.