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:


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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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 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) 


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!