Share your Experiences

This message board has been created for Captains of sail training vessels to leave feedback about experiences whilst in port.

If you have had a particularly good, or indeed a poor experience and would like to let other vessels know about it, please post your comments below.  It would also be useful to know whether any of the port facilities or services were discounted, or even free of charge, for sail training vessels.

Once you have posted your comment, please give the port a rating out of 5, with 1 being a poor experience and 5 being exceptional good.

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ATYLA Report as offensive

Friday, 19 December 2014 5:18 PM

Hi fellows!

We have been several times in Cartagena (Murcia), when sailing around the south of Spain. 

The people to contact there is the "Real Cub de Regatas de Cartagena", they are very friendly with tall ships and sail training ships. They have mooring space for ships like ATYLA and even bigger in a very visible spot (right next to the port promenade).

That's the office phone, because the manager (Esther) is not always available, but all the girls there are super nice (Ana, Esther, Olga...) and they'll know what to do if you explain them.
Their website is:


guldenleeuw Report as offensive

Thursday, 06 November 2014 8:48 AM

Gulden Leeuw just visited Ajaccio / Corsica and would like to leave a recommendation here for Mrs. Pauline Mancini, agent at Corsica.

She did a great job for us organising clearance, free mooring in a nice marine, doctor etc..for free as she just loves it. Their are only 2-3 ships/ year coming here and she would like not to miss them.

Pauline Mancini ( +33/ 613572743

PaulB Report as offensive

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 4:25 PM

Hi Reinoud - Vigo seems to be very supportive towards sail training vessels and was a good host port last year for the start of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge. 

I suggest that you contact our contact is Celso Gonzarlez ( Please let me know how you get on. Fair winds Paul (Bishop) 

WebAdmin Reported

Friday, 15 October 2010 2:05 PM

Thank you for your comments, we are aiming to create individual port pages once we have received enough feedback so please keep your comments coming and watch this space.

europa Report as offensive

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 10:45 AM

EUROPA is planning to visit Vigo, Spain in fall 2011. Does anybody have experiences if Vigo is a Tall Ship Friendly port and if so do you have berthing and contact details, etc.?
Thanks very much, Reinoud van der Heijden