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.

Talk and sightseeing in Vila do Bispo

Talk and sightseeing in Vila do Bispo

The marina are organising a walk and talk in Vila do Bispo on the 26th March, starting at 10:00am. More details and registration at the marina office.

Driving licence

Date: 19th March at 8:59 am
By: anne.moondancer



1. British citizens resident in the UK, and holders of UK driving licences, can visit and drive IN PORTUGAL for up to 185 days WITHOUT an International Drivers Permit.

2. British citizens who move to Portugal permanently to become residents will have 90 days, from the day they become resident, to exchange their UK driving licence. Failure to do so will mean taking a driving test.

3. UK driving licences ALREADY registered at IMT will still be considered third country national driving licences and therefore will be subject to third country national rules and need to be exchanged.

4. The British Embassy confirmed with me this morning, EU (Portuguese) driving licences CAN be driven on in the UK. It is not known, at the moment, how long an EU driving licence can be used for when visiting and being driven on in the UK.

5. An EU (Portuguese) driving licence, can be used to drive in any EU Member State.


Light Dues

Date: 8th March at 10:57 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

Many folks will have heard of the increase in the cost of Light Dues for Portuguese waters.

All foreign flagged recreational vessels will have to pay 70Euros this year for Light Dues. Portuguese flagged vessels will pay a rate based on their seafaring capabilities, up to and including 70Euros.

The Marina Office has the links to the necessary documentation, in Portuguese.



Farewell Bash – 2nd April

Date: 8th March at 10:54 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

As many of you will know Andromeda has been sold and I will be leaving Marina de Lagos in April.

To celebrate my amazing years here I would like to invite all Navigators to a Farewell Bash in Madness, from 7pm on Tuesday, 2nd April. Madness are opening specially for the event and, to entice you all even more, the first drink will be on me!!

In addition it would be great if you would all wear something whacky and zany and also wear a little bit of orange! We have much to celebrate!!

See you all there!




Boat Jumble (or Treasures of the Bilge!)

Date: 6th March at 8:46 am
By: web.admin

On 23rd March, Marina de Lagos will be holding their annual Boat Jumble. It will start at 10:30am and finish at 13:00. If you want to sell any of your ‘Treasures of the Bilge’, and buy more then this is the ideal opportunity! If you would like some space to lay out all your items, it is best to register at the Marina Reception. Good luck!


Boat cleaning

Date: 4th March at 3:29 pm
By: Ocean graham trilogy

Hi, Graham Shaw here.  Does anyone have any recommendations about a good, reliable boat cleaning firm or individual?  We are looking for someone to keep the external (hull, deck and fittings) and, occasionally, the internal (floors, woodwork, heads) surfaces of our Moody 38 CC yacht ‘Ocean Trilogy’ clean and presentable whilst she is for sale and on the hard in Sopromar, Lagos.  Some indication  of costs would be appreciated.

Please contact Graham Shaw on either 07734351776 or 01606 79888 or email shawg6@sky.com


Music Night – 1st March

Date: 26th February at 7:35 am
By: andrew.susan.andromeda

The next Music Night will on Friday, 1st of March – following the success of the last session there is much to look forward to.

Please drop by if you sing, or play, or dance or simply enjoy the craic.

All are most welcome and please do spread the word!!

See you there


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