Photo: (Left to right): Pravin Khatau, Leontine van Hekken, Michael Houston  

We are thrilled to announce the exchange of burgees between the Gustavia Yacht Club and the Palm Beach Yacht Club in Florida !

Our fellow member Pravin Khatau and Leontine van Hekken were invited to celebrate new year’s eve at the Palm Beach Yacht Club by James and Sarah Karis who are members of the PBYC which was founded in 1911. The dinner was held at the Dining Room of the PBYC and was hosted by Harris Levitt, the General Manager of the PBYC. Pravin exchanged burgees with Michael Houston who is the Maitre de Hotel.  Shortly after the photo, Mr. Levitt joined Pravin and Leontine and spoke with them for about 10 minutes. Harris Levitt said that they like doing burgee exchanges with other Yacht clubs and enjoy meeting their members. He has been to St. Bart’s personally and loves it here, so he was very happy to know about the GYC and extends his best wishes to the Club. He has fond memories of the island and the friendliness of the people, but says he got very scared with the landing into Gustavia airport! The next time he will sail to St. Barts.

We very much look forward to welcoming all of you in St Barts ! 

 

Courtesy of Ken Griggs

 

We're delighted to invite our Members to one of Veuve Clicquot's properties in Reims, the "Hôtel du Marc".

One of our sponsors, Veuve Clicquot, has kindly offered to host a few members of the Gustavia Yacht Club at Hôtel du Marc in Reims in Champagne (about one hour and half outside Paris) on the 30th of October 2017 for a chance to do a one of a kind rare Champagne tasting at their estate.

Our Treasurer Ken Griggs was leading the delegation and shares here his opinion about it. 

"On behalf of us all I would like to once again thank you for arranging what was a truly exceptional, magical experience yesterday.

From the pick up at the airport to the tour of the Crayeres to the dinner and subsequent relax in the bar every minute was perfectly executed and thoroughly enjoyable: so a really big thank you for proposing it to the members of the Gustavia Yacht Club.

With my very best wishes

Ken"

Ken would like the other members to see the details of the Yellow label; Brut; Rose; Grande Dame main champagnes. This is the good opportunity to order first class champagnes to celebrate Christmas and New Year Eve.

Veuve Clicquot Wines Notes (Pdf)

Veuve Clicquot Offer for Gustavia Yacht Club members (Pdf) 

 

Dear friends of St Barts,

The Gustavia Yacht Club is pleased to announce that it has now fully dispensed to good causes the sum of 190,000€ raised during the IRMA appeal.

The full list of donors who generously gave their money to the cause and the recipients/good causes can be seen in the attached table.

We are delighted to report that the island is well underway towards making  a full recovery from IRMA and we would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2018!

Best wishes,

 

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Club Commodore

 

For the final accounts please follow the link below:

files/irma-disaster-relief-fund-gustavia-yacht-club-final-account-29dec17.pdf

Ο Κοντίδης μίλησε στα μέλη του Gustavia Yacht Club

Μετά την τεράστια του επιτυχία στο Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Ιστιοπλοΐας στο Σπλιτ, ο Παύλος Κοντίδης ήταν ο επίτιμος καλεσμένος του Sir Στέλιου Χατζηϊωάννου στο Μόντε Κάρλο, όπου μίλησε στα μέλη του Gustavia Yacht Club του St. Baths, στο οποίο ο Sir Στέλιος κατέχει την τιμητική θέση του Commodore (Προέδρου).

Στην ομιλία του, η οποία καθήλωσε τα μέλη του Gustavia Yacht Club, ο Κύπριος Παγκόσμιος Πρωταθλητής μίλησε για τα πρώτα βήματα του στον αθλητισμό και πως έφθασε μέχρι την πρώτη θέση στον κόσμο, αναφέροντας επίσης όλα όσα έμαθε στη μεγάλη αυτή διαδρομή. Τόνισε ότι οι μεγάλοι στόχοι και τα όνειρα έρχονται μόνο με «υπομονή, επιμονή και θέληση». Για να μπορεί κάποιος να ανταπεξέλθει στον πρωταθλητισμό, σύμφωνα με τα όσα είπε ο Παύλος, χρειάζεται «προγραμματισμός, σκληρή δουλειά, επαγγελματισμός και σωστή διαχείριση χρόνου».

Αναφέρθηκε επίσης και στις περιπτώσεις που τον έκαναν να πεισμώσει περισσότερο αλλά και τον έκαναν πιο δυνατό, όπως κάποιες αποτυχίες και τραυματισμοί. Τέλος, ο Αργυρός Ολυμπιονίκης και Παγκόσμιος Πρωταθλητής μοιράστηκε τις εμπειρίες που αποκόμισε από τους τρεις Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες όπου συμμετείχε αλλά και τα Παγκόσμια Πρωταθλήματα που έλαβε μέρος.

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