Posted May 30, 2012, 2:22 p.m.
CLIPPER RACE 2011-12 STOPOVER AT PANAMA Associated Yacht Services is proud to have been the chosen agent for the Clipper Race for many years. On the Clipper Race 2011-12 Associated Yacht Services attended all ten boats that arrived at Flamenco Marina on the Pacific side of the Canal. They assisted in the transit Northbound to Shelter Bay Marina located on the Atlantic side where the boats stayed until all competitors had arrived and some minor repairs were conducted to one of the boats. They sailed early on the 14th May on the eleventh stage of the race, bound for New York. Contact Associate Yacht Services for all information on the Panama Canal. E: [email protected] THE AMERICA'S CUP WORLD SERIES EVENTS COMES TO ITALY This past April and May the America’s Cup World Series races showcased the fastest boats and the best sailors in the first two AC World Series races of 2012 in Italy. The format, the boats and the event have all undergone radical changes since Oracle’s win brought the Cup back to the USA. Superfast AC45 catamarans are now racing closer to the shore than ever and put on a fantastic show both in the Bay of Naples and in the Venetian lagoon. BWA Yachting, selected in January 2012 as an operational partner of the America’s Cup Superyacht program is tasked with promoting and selling bespoke packages to the Superyacht community on behalf of the America’s Cup. “Our aim is to unite the pinnacle of competitive sailing with the height of yachting luxury, and provide owners and charterers with an unprecedented America’s Cup participant experience.” said Iain Murray, C.E.O. - America’s Cup Race Management. The packages include priority berthing and flagged spectator positions around the race course, access to the America’s Cup VIP hospitality venue, VIP functions, seminars and special events coupled with BWA’s 24 onshore support and concierge services. Edward Pegan, Sales Manager of BWA Yachting commented today, “We’ve seen an incredible show already in Naples and this week in Venice. We have approximately 9-10 Superyachts here berthed in the Venetian lagoon this week enjoying the races and special events planned specifically for them.” Racing continues in 2012 with the next stop in Rhode Island from June 26-July 1 then on to San Francisco (August 21-26, 2012 & October 4-7, 2012).Contact BWA Yachting for 2013 dates and planned Superyacht events E [email protected] PIMEX INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Comment from Gordon Fernandes “It was great to see that all the berths for the water displays were full; the industry is still relatively small in Phuket but more and more owners are basing yachts in the region and the permanently based yachts are getting bigger and bigger.” Asia Pacific Superyachts E: [email protected] Up and coming Events for the next few Months: 24 -27th May - Monaco Grand Prix 4-9th June- Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 5 -9th June - Melbourne Boat Show 21-24th June - Tahiti Yacht Festival 23rd June - 1st July – Newport Rhode Island, America’s Cup World Series 2 -7th July - The Pendennis Cup, Falmouth, UK 22- 25th July - The Superyacht Cup, Cowes 27th July - 12th August - London Olympics 18th Sept - AYSS MonacoNet, The Marriott Hotel, Monaco 18th Sept - AYSS AGM, The Marriott Hotel, Monaco 19-22nd Sept - Monaco Yacht Show For full Calendar of Events see web site or AYSS Handbook. NB details correct at time of going to press AYSS invites you to the First MonacoNet 2012 The Worldwide Superyacht Support Networking Event On: 18th September From: 9am to 1pm At: Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco This informal speed networking event sponsored by the eighty plus AYSS members will be a unique occasion to meet the yacht support community in one convenient location. Yacht agents and support companies from around the world will offer a wealth of knowledge, experience and information to help prepare your next cruise or charter. Contact [email protected] for more information.