Ayamar Efectos Navales

Date: 27th November at 4:15 pm
By: web.admin

Most of you will know of Ayamar Efectos Navales, in Ayamonte. Recently John and Diane sold the business on to Kevin Yates.

I am sure those of you who know John & Diane will join with me in wishing them a well earned retirement (although Diane will still be working a few days a week).

Currently, the website (http://www.nauticayamar.com) is down for an upgrade, but all the other means of contacting Kevin are still available. Kevin is planning to make Sunday visits to Lagos, as John did, so if you are looking for  an alternative chandler you can contact in the normal way:

Kevin can be contacted on:

+34 959 470814 (shop)

+34 650 714641 (mobile)



Donations Update

I am pleased to announce that the Lagos Strollers website has removed the controversial ‘Request For Donations’ which incorrectly implied that Lagos Navigators were requesting donations, which of course, we are not.

I would like to thank the Administrator of that site for his prompt action in this matter. It is very much appreciated.

Lagos Navigators

Web Admin

Music Night Feedback

Submitted on behalf of Oz Rhodes

Music Night feedback:

Thank you for all those that attended and made the return of the music nights such a success. It always amazes me how many talented musicians there are in the sailing community. Great too to see folk getting together to prepare their own little sets before the night. The general consensus seemed to be that we have a ‘formal’ get together every 2 weeks. That leaves folk time to practice and prepare plus fit in whatever else they have in their lives other than music 🙂. I have some photos from the evening to post. If you don’t want to have you photos on the page can you please let me know by Wednesday this week.

See you next time on Friday 15th November


No Donations Required

We have been informed that the Lagos Strollers are seeking (and receiving) donations on their site, claiming it will help the Lagos Navigators as well.

The Lagos Navigators website and the Lagos Navigators FaceBook site are not connected with the Lagos Strollers forum.

We would like to make it clear that the two of us who continue to operate the Lagos Navigators website, mailing list and Facebook page are NOT soliciting for donations. We do not and do not want to, benefit from any donations made through the Lagos Strollers web site.

We have, over the years donated thousands of hours of our time, completely free of charge. We do it in the hope that it will help fellow yachtsmen. That is reward enough for us and we will continue to do so.

So, to summarize; we do not and will not seek funds to continue to do what we have done for many years on this website.

Peter & Chris

Web Admins

Guadiana International Music Festival

Come join us for a weekend of fun and celebration

The 6th Guadiana International Music Festival is happening on October 19th to 21st on both sides of the River Guadiana between Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana.

Bigger and better than ever, enjoy an eclectic mix of music genres including Blues, Folk, Jazz, Fado, Flamenco and much more. Truly international with venues on both sides of the river. Take your pick: Sanlúcar, Spain in the afternoon, Alcoutim, Portugal in the evening. Can’t decide, no problem, flit between the two within minutes, using the the ferry.

The Guadiana International Music Festival is a not for profit event that takes place each year in mid-October. This is the 6th year of the festival, which was originally devised as a way for the large ex-pat community to give something back to our wonderful hosts in Alcoutim, Portugal and Sanlúcar, Spain, on either side of the Rio Guadiana. It is a truly international and multi-cultural event, organised through the collaboration of ex-pats with local Spanish and Portuguese organisations and businesses. Volunteers work free of charge to organise, manage, promote and perform at the festival and, alongside a fantastic weekend of eclectic music, the festival aims to promote the many attractions in the regions surrounding the two villages.

Bareboatcharter Business in Portugal

Date: 20th June at 5:25 pm
By: CasalValedaPalha

Hi All,

my name is Thomas Mikuz and I am running a turismo rural in Costa Prata area. We recently baught an Archambault 40 which we will sail to Portugal for a refit. We will equip the boat with all needs for cross Atlantic sailing. We intend to put the boat in bareboat charter after the refit via our Portuguese company. Does anyone have information on how this can be done in Portugal and if we need to apply for a turismo maritimo licence?

Many Thanks in advance,



Foriegn purchase of UK vessel in Lagos

Date: 1st June at 8:26 am
By: stephen.laurel

Hello Everyone

What a very informative site you have set up. Very helpful for all cruisers. Well done!

I hope you can help me with a few questions. I am considering the purchase of a UK owned yacht that is currently berthed in Lagos. I live in Australia and on agreement of a purchase price will transfer funds from Australia to UK for the purchase. As the boat is currently in Lagos and will remain registered on the UK Ships Registry until transferred to the Australian ships registry, I have three questions that I hope you can help me with:

  1. Is there any Portugese IVA (VAT) or other EU government charges that apply to this purchase that is occurring outside of Portugal/EU?
  2. What, if any, is the Portugese/EU governments involved in the change of boat flag from UK register to Australian register if the boat is located in Portugal?
  3. What if any issues are there leaving Portugal to travel in the boat to EU or other ports if the flag remains as UK Registered vessel until registration change has occurred?

If you are not able to help me to answer these questions can you please advise who I should contact to get help.

Thank you in advance


Stephen Kamarudin

Perth, Western Australia

Ph: +61430599181


Volunteers Required!

Moth European Championship

Clube de Vela de Lagos (CVL) is organizing the and has partnered with Sailors for the Sea to make the event a Clean Regatta.

Marina de Lagos is also partnering in the organization of the championship, that will receive about 50 of these hi-tech foiling boats, with sailors originating from all over the world.

CVL is seeking volunteers to help with the Clean Regatta program, constituting the GREEN TEAM, acting as “boat park marshals”. Main areas of intervention will be:

- Communicating the goals and mission of the Clean Regatta to participants and media

- Maintaining trash and recycling stations (emptying bins and separating trash)

- Managing water filling stations and handing out reusable water bottles

The location of the boat park is at CVL’s facilities, on the base of the West harbour entrance mole, and volunteers are needed from Monday the 27th may to Sunday the 2nd June, daily from approximately 10 a.m. to noon, and from 4 to 6 p.m.. Ideally, there will be 2 people simultaneously in each period.If you would like to volunteer, please email patricia.gavina@marlagos.pt, giving your name, contact number and the days you are available (27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st May, 1st or 2nd June.

It will be a great chance to see these flying machines in action,

Please email: Patrícia Gavina ,patricia.gavina@marlagos.pt

For more information about the Moth and the Clean Regatta program, please go to:




Kind regards,

Ingrid Fortunato

Marlagos – Iniciativas Turísticas, S.A.

Marina Bar – TV Sport Schedule

Contrabando Festival

If you fancy a day out from Lagos Marina, the Contrabando festival is ideal.Plenty of entertainment, food and drink. It is held over three days, 29th, 30th and 31st March. It is held in Alcoutim and Sanlucar de Guadiana. A floating bridge is placed across the river so visitors can access both villages easily.

contrabando 2019

The Festival do Contrabando - Festival of Smuggling, is an annual event which commemorates the history of 'smuggling' which took place between the people living on the Portuguese and the Spanish borders of the Guadiana river.

Before Portugal was part of the European Union the Guadiana was a popular passage for smugglers. The Portuguese took coffee and sugar and traded it for fabrics from Spain. Smugglers transported the goods by swimming across the river between Alcoutim and Sanlúcar de Guadiana. Aside from the contraband that was exchanged, there was an exchange of arts and culture, which is also celebrated at the festival.

This is a great weekend event for all the family, with plenty of live entertainment, food and drink.

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