2014 event schedule

Sunday, June 22

Yacht move in - Newport Yachting Center - Contact Marina Office Directly 401-846-1600 x225

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open

9:00 AM - Vendor move in - Show Tent

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Trolley FAM Tour hosted by Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau and RI Commerce Corporation - *CANCELLED*

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Seminar: Understanding, Caring for, and Specifying Fine Linens* (specifically Bed, Bath & Table Linens). All Yacht Stews welcome to attend!
Speaker: Heather Kearsley Wolf, CEO, Kearsley, Inc.
*Pre-registration required with full name, title and boat name; Please RSVP to: ilaria@kearsleycouture.com

5:30 PM - Meeting for all competitors/competitions for Best Charter Yacht Chef Competition, Tablescaping Challenge, Healthy Beverage Challenge, and Sunset Canapé Challenge - Hospitality Lounge, Main Show Tent - please submit applications

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Captains & Crew Briefing / Happy Hour - Main Show Tent

 

Monday, June 23

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open / Hospitality Lounge Open. WI-FI available; Complimentary Continental Breakfast Available until 10AM

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Luncheon Break - Private Yacht Luncheons

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Best Charter Yacht Chef Competition judging - Main Show Tent - all yachts welcome to participate - Please submit application

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Awards Presentation - Best Charter Yacht Chef Competition - Main Show Tent

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Welcome Reception, open to all show participants - Main Show Tent

Tuesday, June 24

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open / Hospitality Lounge Open. WI-FI available; Complimentary Continental Breakfast Available until 10AM

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Seminar Presentation: The Climate on Crewing has Changed; The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 Enters Into Force with guest speaker: Michelle Otero Valdés, B.C.S., Chalos & Co., P.C., International Law Firm, Coral Gables, FL; for more information, click here - Sunset Terrace Tent

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Tablescaping & Healthy Beverage Competition – Interior Crew - All size yachts welcome to participate; Judged by Brokers/Agents - Please submit application

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Luncheon Break - Private Yacht Luncheons

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Hargrave Charter Division presents Calypso Cocktail Hour aboard M/Y GiGi II & M/Y Seafarer (all show participants welcome; Brokers, Sponsors, Vendors, Non-exhibiting Vendors and Press)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM - Awards Presentation - Tablescaping and Healthy Beverage - Main Show Tent

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Yacht Hop - all size yachts. Schedule:
Yachts located on Dock A: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Yachts located on Dock B: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Yachts located on Dock C: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

wednesday, june 25

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open / Hospitality Lounge Open. WI-FI available; Complimentary Continental Breakfast Available until 10AM

7:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Annual AYCA Educational Seminar; Registration, Networking, Book Signing and Full Breakfast Buffet starting at 7:15 AM - Click Here to Register Online – Sunset Terrace Tent

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM- Sunset Canapé Competition - Yachts 99 ft. and under; Judged by Brokers/Agents - Please submit application

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Luncheon Break - Private Yacht Luncheons

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - LuxuryDayCharters.com's 2nd annual "Espresso Martini" Happy Hour sponsored by Newport's own "KEEL Vodka". All show participants are welcome to stop by for an afternoon "pick-me-up" and view this gorgeous & recently re-fit 70' Hylas.

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

5:30 PM - Awards Presentation - Sunset Canape - Main Show Tent

6:00 PM - 7:00PM - Industry Happy Hour, presented by CD Consultants

7:00 PM - 1st Annual “Bullseye Challenge,” Sponsored by seaHEX and CD Consultants, the Paint Experts. Learn more and sign up here.

thursday, june 26

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - AYCA Semi-Annual Meeting at Seamen’s Institute

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Registration Desk Open / Hospitality Lounge Open. WI-FI available; Complimentary Continental Breakfast Available until 10AM

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Seminar Presentation: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe of Recognising the Level of Consumer Knowledge by the Wines They Drink On Board with guest speaker John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda winery in the Barossa Valley; Captains, Crew, Chefs and Show Participants are all welcome to attend; for more information & to RSVP, click here - Main Show Tent

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Luncheon Break - Private Yacht Luncheons

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Yachts Open for Viewing

5:00 PM - Show Closes - Sound All Horns Please.

 

 

Seminar Information

Tuesday, June 24

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Topic: The Climate on Crewing has Changed; The Maritime Labor Convention 2006 Enters Into Force (Continental Breakfast served)
Location: Sunset Terrace Tent
Guest Speaker: Michelle Otero Valdés, B.C.S., Chalos & Co., P.C., International Law Firm, Coral Gables, FL

Overview: The Maritime Labor Convention, commonly referred to as the “MLC”, has been looming on the horizon since 2006 and is truly a climate change for vessel owners, operators, crewing agents, ship builders, hull insurers, P&I insurers and others with a stake in vessel operations. On August 20, 2013, the MLC entered into force and institutes minimum standards of living conditions, fair employment practices and other employment protection for vessel crew on a worldwide basis. While many yacht owners and operators are under the impression that the MLC does not affect them, the MLC in fact directly impacts the operations of every vessel engaged in charter service.

Presentation will cover:

  • Significant changes in the manager-employee climate as it relates to full and part time crew
  • The issues of ratification by the various flag states; who this will affect and what the affected industry players should know about the new requirements

 

thursday, june 26

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Topic: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe of Recognising the Level of Consumer Knowledge by the Wines They Drink On Board
Location: Main Show Tent
Guest Speaker: John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda winery in the Barossa Valley

Overview: A fast- paced presentation on the appreciation of the types of wines from different areas, what they deliver, and why. Plus, the difference between old world and new world wines. Captains, Crew, Chefs and Show Participants are all welcome to attend.

About The Speaker: John Geber, owner of Chateau Tanunda winery in the Barossa Valley – the oldest and largest Chateau in the country rated by Robert Parker as one of the top 20 wineries in the Southern Hemisphere. Chateau Tanunda has won the worlds’ best Shiraz and the world’s best Red Wine with the Everest Grenache at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London (this is the Olympic Games of wine). M/Y Grand Barossa is participating in the charter show. Grand Barossa is the lead brand of Chateau Tanunda sold world wide.

To attend, please R.S.V.P to John Gerber at: johngeber@chateautanunda.com