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) 


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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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   

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. .