Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

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Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby Sailor » Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:36 pm

Hello all, my partner of 26 years have just moved to La Duquesa from Australia.
The villa we bought ended up being in a much worse condition than when we looked at it in January and we had to do lots of repair and renovation work which was trying. We wonder if there is an expat community here in the area and if there are expats who would like to meet on an agreed timeframe to have a conversation , share experiences and generally increase the number of people one gets to know, at present we do not know many we are a retired couple , both ex senior managers in Multinational companies, I have raced yachts offshore ( Sydney to Hobarts amongst) for many years and have done extensive cruising in the Pacific, Baltic, and a little in the med.
we are very interested in the state of the world and would like to listen and hear others opinions.
It has been a monumental decision to move here from Australia, there are compelling reasons but it is still difficult.
Cheers
Sailor

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby pensure1988 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:41 pm

Hi Sailor

Here is a list of Clubs & Associations for you to look at . Also have a look in Steve's Book Shop,Sabinillas near Mecadona for all the Local Free Newspapers ie The Sur,The Resident,Olive Press and the EuroWeekly News for other information.

http://costadelsol.angloinfo.com/af/245 ... tions.html

Good Luck

Nigel

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby Sailor » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:13 pm

Thanks for that Nigel, will do!
Cheers
Rainer

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby LITTLEMO » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Join the foreign residents department - visit the Foreign Residents Department at the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa. They meet for spanish conversation and coffee in Kinsale sorry can't remember the days. Check out this forum it's more for the area you are in. http://./forum/

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby pensure1988 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:29 pm

Hi Littlemo

Your Link does not work. Try using the URL tab as Enrique has told me in the past to do. It works.

Thanks

Nigel

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby LITTLEMO » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:20 pm

Hope this works now. Thanks Nigel


http://www.manilvalife.com/forum/index.php

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby costapacket » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:09 pm

There is a club called International Club Estepona, I'm not a member but here is some info on it|-

The club is open to all English speaking people of all nationalities and is open to people from Estepona, San Pedro, Manilva, Casares, Sotogrande, and beyond.
Come and see what you are missing and join us for a drink.
CLUB EVENTS: Music, Dancing and Themed Supper Evenings, Film Nights
Social Evenings, Day and Holiday Coach Trips, Golf, Rambling
Drama, Cards, Needle Crafts, Gardening, Art, Quiz Night, Book Club
Songs of Praise, Computer Group with free tuition, computers for members use, Free WiFi
Large Screen TV for major events, Monthly Magazine, and much more.
We have a free book and jigsaw library's, DVDs and Videos
OWN CLUBHOUSE WITH BAR & CAFETERIA
I.C.E. Clubhouse, Urbanisation Bahia Dorada
Entrada 4 or 5, at Km. 149, A 7
Estepona 29680 Malaga
Clubhouse: - Tel 952 802 549
For more information visit ICE Web Site: - http://www.siberme.com

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby scotty » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:21 am

Hello Sailor 8) 8) , my son sails TP52's and has Volvo 70 experience as well. He was very disappointed with the sailing scene in Spain. Do you intend to sail ?

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby Sailor » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Hi Scotty, sorry for the late reply, I would love to get on a boat just for fun, teaching how to sail or the odd race, yes your son is right this is not the best sailing ground in the world but just getting out on the water would be great!
Cheers
Rainer

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby Sailor » Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Hi all,
I am sailing.! I got myself a crew position on a 31 foot well set up boat and we are racing against one other similar boat every Wednesday and dis a race in Algeciras bay.
I have to say the sailing here in different than in OZ, strong winds, no wind of headwinds!.
Still enjoyable. We are sailing out of Estepona harbour.
Met the skipper at the ICE club.
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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby scotty » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:22 pm

Well done Rainer. There is also a group racing small fast Benetau's in Marbella port if you want to chase the lead up.

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Re: Expats in the Estepona,Manilva area

Postby Sailor » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:32 pm

Thanks Scotty, I will go to Marbella on Friday and check things out.
No wind today race cancelled, as they say wind in the med, strong winds, no wind and headwinds.
Cheers
Rainer


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