A flavour for what is happening in Las Palmas... Start - 11days

Mariposa Blog
Robert Newman
Thu 11 Nov 2010 11:21
Mariposa passed her safety inspection with flying colours yesterday.  Great credit to Rob here as there is a lot of detail (lengthy checklist) involved from having lanyards on the washboards (basically tying them to the boat so that in the event of a tumble they remain with the boat and could do their job if blocking up the large hole down the stairs!), names on lifejackets, life-rings etc (so that in the event that these are lost and found they can be traced back to Mariposa) and wooden bungs attached next to every hull fitting (in the event that we get a leak then it can be swiftly plugged!).  

On top of this and progressing all the other jobs Rob is single handedly managing to hold up Mariposa's end at the various parties/ social events each evening as I (Nick) am up in the mountains with the family for a few days and the rest of the crew arrive next week)!!  

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Welcome to all New Arrivals!


Don't forget to come directly to the ARC Shop to book your time for check-in. It is at check-in you can make an appointment for your safety inspection and will receive your ARC Welcome Pack.
Spinlock Lifejackets
If you have a Spinlock lifejacket that is affected by the recall, the representative from Spinlock is at the ARC office all day today (Weds 10 November). Please bring your jacket to exchange for a replacement.



ARC Crew Supper & Entertainment at Restaurant Embarcadero 20:00hrs

For crews from yachts with LOA < 13m
Meet other crews likely to be in your ARC Radio Group at the Yachtsman's favourite waterfront dining terrace. Welcome drink at 20:00, 3-course supper, wine & entertainment. Tickets still available but limited!! €26 per person.


First ARC Happy Hour! 18:30 - 19:30

Join us on the ARC Terrace - bring your ARC Pass for a free beer!
Embotelladora have kindly sponsored the Happy Hour- sample their other products too!




ARC Seminars begin at the Real Club Nautico - see programme on ARC website for details. Tickets still available from the ARC Shop - seminars start at 10:00


Double Handers: don't miss the Double Handed Workshop at 18:00 at the Restaurant Embarcadero, followed by dinner. Only €52 a couple, including a welcome drink, three courses with wine. See menu on shop noticeboard and buy your tickets at the ARC Shop.


ARC Families: come along to a family barbecue for all ARC boats with children age 14 and under on board. With plenty of space for the kids to relax and enjoy themselves, the supper will be in the Chiringuito of the Club Varadero. €20 for adults and €10 for children. Buy your tickets at the ARC shop and come and meet other ARC families.


Looking ahead...


Plant a Tree - Friday 12 November

Join our new environmental project - and a great outing out of town! Get your free tickets at the ARC Shop.


Berthon Owners Cocktail Party - Saturday 13 November

Don't forget to come and collect your 2 complimentary tickets for this party at the exclusive Real Club Nautico. This is a night not to be missed!


ARC2010 Flag Raising and Opening Ceremony this Sunday

Flag Carriers needed for most nations! Sign up at the ARC Shop
The ARC Team in Las Palmas
Listening on VHF 11 (0900-1800)
Or call the office on tel. +34 928 234678