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When I first moved to Central Portugal, I was hoping to find a river sailing club I could join but all my searches have drawn a blank.
I am thinking of dingy sailing (not gin palaces) and I was hoping to find a marina where I could leave a boat, rather than have all the hassle of towing.
Does anyone know of such a club within (say) one hour from Tomar or is there any interest in forming such a club and sharing an inexpensive boat or two.
Meanwhile, I'll go and practice my 'round turn and two half-hitches' in hopeful anticipation...............
There are a number of lakes along the side of the IP3, south of Santa Comba Dao. However I have not seen much activity. I used to be mad keen on Waterskiing for years in the U.K, but have not seen any here. Would´nt mind a bit of sailing if you find anywhere within travel distance.
Thanks hartmill. Santa Comba Dao is about 1 hour and 20 minutes drive for me so I wouldn't rule it out. Do you know if there are any marinas around the lakes or would be starting from scratch?
Also be interested to hear if other members have any suggestions.
Thank you for the replies.
Will check out the river marinas you mentioned Alan but I'm not looking to do coastal sailing - too much hard work and little to see in my view.
Trizio also sounds interesting thanks Old Bloke. Have checked the others but little in the way of sailing - mostly power boats for skiing etc.
Sadly, dingy sailing doesn't seem to be a thing in this part of Portugal. ☹️ ☹️
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