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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We had the pleasure of having Pavlos Kontides coming in Monaco at our EGM annual meeting on September 25th. 


Pavlos Kontides is a Cypriot sailor, born in Limassol, CY.
He became the first Cypriot athlete ever to win an Olympic medal for his country, by winning the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's Laser class.
Kontides also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics obtaining the 13th place.
In the same year, he won Gold at the World Junior Championships and in 2009 he won two Silver Medals in World Cups and a Bronze in the Paneuropean Men's Championship.
He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Men's Laser class where he placed 7th. He was the flag bearer for Cyprus during the Parade of Nations.
The Republic of Cyprus honored Kontides through the issue of a Commemorative Stamp.
In September 2017, was crowned Laser Class World Champion in Split, Croatia! Pavlos Kontides shared his incredible life experience during the meeting illustrating the need to overcome fears and living our dreams.  

Congratulations Pavlos Kontides !  Thank you for your motivational speech to all our members!

As we approach the end of September we can look forward to two more events next week and in October. Thanks to all who joined us at the booth during the Monaco Classic Week. It was wonderful to get together with all the members whom many of which I hadn't seen since they left St Barts and some of you I met for the first time in person! We had the chance to sip rosé on the port with other members and fellow yacht clubs. There was a very invigorating amount of chatter concerning getting help to victims of Hurricane Irma and that is good. Some of you are already down in the trenches in St Barts helping first hand and we commend you. The Club fund has already donated 25,000 euros to efforts on the island.

The Commodore invited members to join him for the EGM at his office in Monaco on the 25th of September, 2017 at noon in order to formalise the adoption of these articles of association as a matter of good order. Stelios' office is Located on the 1st floor of Ruscino, 14, Quai Antoine 1er in the port of Monaco. Followed by lunch on the terrace. This was one of the last opportunities to obtain complimentary tickets to the Monaco Yacht Show through the Gustavia Yacht Club. Please RSVP so that we may be ready for the expected attendance.

The Gustavia Yacht Club will once again host a booth this year during the Monaco Yacht Show. This is one of the best events Monaco has to offer and a must-see for our members. The Club has a been given some complimentary tickets to hand out to our members which we encourage you to request in advance. RSVP with Benjamin or reply directly to this email. There are a lot of members coming to visit just for this event so it will be very social. The RSVP list is growing and everyone who has requested has tickets set aside already.

To conclude events in the Cotes D'Azur the Club will also host a soiree at Le Jardin Restaurant on the quay in St Tropez during Les Voiles De St Tropez October 6th. Our reservation is at 19:30 and attendees are encouraged to arrive on time. This event is RSVP only and there are not many spaces left. If I have not confirmed your reservation or you wish to cancel please contact me directly to my email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Philippe Poupon and Geraldine Danon to visit the Gustavia Yacht Club Stand on Saturday Sept 30th noon-1800h. They will be showing their latest film about their voyage through the Red Sea and will be available to speak to members and guests alike. Come meet these outstanding individuals and hear about their incredible journey around the world. Visit us at the Monaco Yacht Show QL9 on Jetee Lucianne just past the Monaco Yacht Show   

 

Minutes of the EGM ( extraordinary general meeting of members) held on

Monday , 25th of September , 2017 at 1230h At Stelios' offices in Monaco

The following board members were present : Stelios, Ken Griggs, Daniela Boutsen, Milena Perini, Stephane Robert as well as another c 30 members and certain invited guests in attendance.

  • 1)Resolution to adopt the Articles dated 3rd of September, 2017 as published on the website and granting authority to the exco to translate to French and file with the relevant authorities. PASSED
  • 2)Resolution to receive and accept the accounts for the FY that ended 31st of December, 2016 as reviewed by Moore Stephens dated 18 August , 2017 as published on the website. PASSED
  • 3)Resolution to accept the proposal of the board of directors to make the following concessions on the fees due to the Club: All three PASSED
  • a.The c 40 Founding Members who have not paid the 2017 fee as of 22 Sep 17. Give them more time given IRMA
  • b.Our 6 Corporate Sponsors – extend for calendar 2018 free of charge
  • c.New member sign ups since IRMA get a long year until the end of 2018 for €2k joining and €1k per annum i.e. next fee due Jan, 19
  • 4)Additional items discussed at the board and EGM for information :
  • a.Hurricane IRMA – the deck 1 of the Clubhouse was flooded. Given that the ownership of the property is with Stelios, he will pay as landlord the cost of restoring the property in due course. The Club, as tenant, will pay to replace any movable items and equipment that were damaged by IRMA on decks 1, 2 and 3. The expectation is that the Clubhouse will be operational again sometime in the first quarter of 2018.
  • b.Disaster relief fund – see appeal – Stelios donated 100k euro – an additional 60k in from others- publish the CFM bank statement – first two donations Mai and Doug 20k and Kay 5k euro – Gustavo is working on 15k for the local school and is sourcing more good causes for using the fund on the island until end of December – all requests for new donations welcome from the island!
  • 5)Pavlos Kontides world Champion in the laser class . Gave speech after the EGM today and will be available at the stand of MYS on the 27th of September 17
  • 6)Philippe and Geraldine Poupon – fleur austral – available at the stand on 30 Sept – TF1 film – to be shown
  • 7)6th of October event in St Tropez Voile 30th of October in Champagne VC – offer
  • 8)Being no further Club Business the meeting came to a close at 1330h

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