2018 Newport Charter Yacht Show Crew Competitions

There will be five crew competitions sponsored by ISS GMT Global Marine TravelDenison Yacht Sales, and Sentinel Limousine at the 2018 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport.

CHEF COMPETITION - TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1pm

Open to all registered yachts in the Newport Charter Yacht Show, this year’s Chef Competition theme is DESSERTS. Participating yacht chefs are challenged to show off their skills in show stopping sweet work. They will dazzle the judges and show attendees with displays ranging from pastry to frozen, sugar, and chocolate skills. The competition will showcase the chef’s creativity and technical skills. They will prepare four servings of their dessert entry. Chefs will be expected to give a presentation that includes an explanation of their chosen ingredients and how they prepared the dish. Judging will take place in the main tent on Tuesday, June 19th at 1:00pm and is open for all show attendees to watch. There is a three person judging panel and the winner will receive a $250 travel voucher from ISS GMT.

yachts entered - (as of JUNE 18, 2018)

Chef Terry Gatewood, M/Y Temptation, 123'
Chef Shaun Byers, M/Y Domani, 145'
Chef Alexander Sattler, M/Y Fore Aces, 124'
Chef Carolina Velandia, M/Y Blue Moon, 198'
Chef Katya Kavkazskaya, M/Y Serque, 133'
Chef Daniel Van Rhyn, M/Y Hospitality, 164'
Chef Mike Brandt, M/Y MB III, 100'
Chef Gaylinn Fast, M/Y Lady Victoria, 120'
Chef Teri Previte, M/Y Olympus, 93'
Chef Debrina Woods, M/Y Aquasition, 142'


Captain’s COMPETITION - Tuesday, June 19, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

The Captains’ Competition, organized by Cloud City Drones, Aere Marine, and The Captain’s Concierge will take place on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:45pm adjacent to the main show tent. The competition will be made up of three challenges, all of which will be exciting and fun to watch! Captains will have the opportunity to fly a drone and will be judged on take off & landing by the experts at Cloud City Drones, create a small floral arrangement, which will be judged by charter yacht stewardesses, and a fender contest judged by Mike Yorston of Aere Marine. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the three challenges combined will each receive an award and gift bag. Your crew and all other show participants are invited to cheer you on! Beer and wine will be served during the competition.

NOTE: This event is only for the captains of yachts participating in the show. Captain cannot be replaced by a crew member.

yachts entered - (as of June 5, 2018)

Captain Gavin Hurn, M/Y Hospitality, 164'
Captain Ben Dunable, M/Y Hoya Saxa, 75'


TABLESCAPING COMPETITION - wedneSDAY, JUNE 20, 10am-4pm

This competition is open to all interior crew onboard yachts participating in the Newport Charter Yacht Show. Crew can compete solo or as a team. The challenge is to artistically decorate a dining table onboard utilizing the yacht’s own linen, china, tableware and decorative items including candles and flowers. The yacht may choose any theme and set-up on either an interior or exterior table.

The judging will focus on what is displayed on top of the table. A panel of design professionals will pick one winner. Show attendees will also pick a fan favorite. The criteria used in judging includes: originality of theme, composition, use of materials and how well the tablescape fits with the yacht.

yachts entered - (as of JUNE 18, 2018)

Chief Stewardess Jennifer Fallon, M/Y Temptation, 123'
Chief Stewardess Carrie Bozzard, M/Y Fore Aces, 124'
Chief Stewardess Ashley Pursel, M/Y Blue Moon, 198'
Chief Stewardess Anchen Coetzee, M/Y Serque, 133'
Chief Stewardess Alison Vandenbussche, M/Y Hospitality, 164'
Chief Stewardess Mercedes Pombo, M/Y Hoya Saxa, 75'
Chief Stewardess Julie Langlois, M/Y Domani, 145'
Chief Stewardess Catherine Castilla, M/Y Olympus, 93'
Chief Stewardess Michelle Graham, M/Y Aquasition, 142'


Signature Cocktail Competition :: Wednesday, June 20, 10am-4pm

Open to all crew participating in the Charter Yacht Show, this is a competitive opportunity for crew to show off their skills in creating delicious adult beverages using Keel Vodka and mixers or secret ingredients from their bar pantries. This competition will take place on Wednesday, June 20th from 10:00 am to 4:00pm. Entries will be judged onboard by show attendees who will evaluate each for taste and presentation. (Please note that you will be required to list all the ingredients in each drink).

yachts entered - (as of JUNE 19, 2018)

Chief Stewardess Jennifer Fallon, M/Y Temptation, 123'
Chief Stewardess Carrie Bozzard, M/Y Fore Aces, 124'
Chief Stewardess Anchen Coetzee, M/Y Serque, 133'
Chief Stewardess Alison Vandenbussche, M/Y Hospitality, 164'
Chief Stewardess Mercedes Pombo, M/Y Hoya Saxa, 75'
Chief Stewardess Pearl Jones, M/Y Independence 3, 110'
Chief Stewardess Brianna Alongi, S/Y Marae, 109'
Chief Stewardess Michelle Graham, M/Y Aquasition, 142'
Chief Stewardess Diane Cain, M/Y Perseverance 2


Newport Designer Water Contest :: Wednesday, June 20, 10am-4pm

CYBA presents the Newport Charter Yacht Show Designer Water Contest. This is a fun contest to raise awareness on a great way to reduce plastic water bottle waste while providing charter guests with delicious drinking water. Interior crew members will prepare a flavored water using ingredients of your choice. Water used must be produced by the desalinator onboard your yacht. Beverage must be served in reusable containers. No plastic. Display a printed copy the recipe with the name of the recipe, ingredients, preparation steps, and the name of your boat.

A group of Brokers will be selected to judge your water based on taste, creativity, and presentation. Judging will take place during regular yacht viewing hours on June 20th, 2018. Please remind the judges to take a picture of your printed recipe for reference. Elegant “Save the Blue” trophies will be given to 1st and 2nd place, plus a $400, $300 and $200 spa gift certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Awards will be announced at the Closing Cocktail Party on June 21, 2018. Click here to download the Designer Water Contest flyer. For more information on CYBA’s Going Green initiatives go to www.cyba.net/goinggree or e-mail environment@cyba.net

yachts entered - (as of june 18, 2018)

Chief Stewardess Jennifer Fallon, M/Y Temptation, 123'
Chief Stewardess Anchen Coetzee, M/Y Serque, 133'
Chief Stewardess Alison Vandenbussche, M/Y Hospitality, 164'
Chief Stewardess Mercedes Pombo, M/Y Hoya Saxa, 75'
Chief Stewardess/Chef Kate Klingelhofer, S/Y Tohora, 55'
Chief Stewardess Carrie Bozzard, M/Y Fore Aces, 124'
Chief Stewardess Michelle Lee, M/Y Lady Victoria, 120'
Chief Stewardess Michelle Graham, M/Y Aquasition, 142'

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