AYCA Signature Series Update

Newport, Rhode Island, USA Hello Charter and Industry Professionals:

We are pleased to update everyone again on the Educational and Informative Seminar organized and sponsored by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) during the Newport Charter Yacht Show, June 21-24, 2016. The Show will be at the new location, Newport Shipyard, which now owns and operates this important industry gathering, as well as, many other key New England events.

REGISTRATION is open for you to attend AYCA's "Signature" Seminar on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 9:00am - 12:00pm, with networking and full breakfast starting at8:15am. We will be on site at Newport Shipyard in the Event Tent. We are delighted that Neal Harrell of Brooks Marine Group will return this year as our amazingModerator/Emcee. We have a great line-up of Speakers/Presentations as follows:

Patrick Sciacca, Yachting Magazine's Editor-in-Chief will be our “”Marketing” Segment with “Social Media on Steroids”, then Ionna Hernandez of International Registries, Inc. (IRI) / The Marshall Islands Registry will be our “Industry” Segment updating us on their new “Yachts Engaged in Trade Initiative”, and finally we will have Panel Discussion lead by Paul Madden of Paul Madden Associates as our “Destination” Segment on “Chartering in Cuba–The Real Information”. We are excited to add “The America’s Cup Superyacht Program – Bermuda 2017” to the agenda with a presentation by Kristi Chesher, Managing Partner, BWA New England, and Laura Esteve, VP Americas, BWA Yachting.

A formal Invitation with additional details on the Speakers and Program Agenda will be circulated later this week.  In the meantime, the PayPal Link to register for the Seminar is as follows:  http://www.ayca.net/seminar2016.html           

Cost is $ 30 per person for Charter/Industry Professionals and $ 20 per person for Captains & Crews. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $ 40 per person, If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to: A.Y.C.A and send to:

Steve McCrea, AYCA Treasurer
Ed Hamilton & Co.
24B US Route 1
Edgecomb, Maine 04556

This will not be the Show or Seminar to miss this Summer!

Our Sponsors now generously include: MYBA, ISS-GMT, Newport Shipyard, Luise Associates, and Boat International Media.  Additional Sponsorships are encouraged for the Seminar at $500 per company.
P.S. If you have not registered for the Show, please go towww.newportchartershow.com. The more of us that register, the better the attendance will be from the yachts!  
Kind regards,
Jennifer M. Saia, Sandy Carney, Carol Kent, Molly Marston, Karen Kelly-Shea, and Sylvia Weston AYCA Members/PR Committee