The 9th edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be held on Friday 5th October 2018 at the beautiful Grande Bastide Golf Course in Châteauneuf Grasse-Opio on the French Riviera.

The day includes friendly competition over 18-holes of golf, a 19th-hole Champagne reception, a hearty 3-course lunch (with drinks), and a generous prize giving with plenty of opportunities to meet other professionals and companies from the yachting industry.

SUMMARY OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY - full outline is given below

7am sharp  Complimentary transport will leave from Port Vauban in Antibes and Vieux Port in Cannes.

7.30am Complimentary full English breakfast on arrival courtesy of So-sij, as well as receiving a stylish polo shirt from Liquid Yacht Wear and an industry Goody Bag at morning registration.

8am Briefing in the breakfast area detailing the days proceedings.

8.30am  Shotgun start for 18-holes of golf with a chance to win a prestigious Mercedes vehicle if you land a Hole-in-One at Hole # 3 (sponsored by Northrop & Johnson). The day includes a number of competitions and sub-competitions.

Approx 1.30pm  Complimentary 19th-hole Champagne bar, snacks and rosé tasting courtesy of Riviera Wine and Château d'Esclans, followed by a group photo and video interviews with main Sponsors. 

Approx 3pm  A wonderful 3-course lunch with wine (sponsored by Platinum Sponsor, AGL Marine/Awlgrip/3M), followed by a generous prize giving.

From 5.30pm Minivan transfers start departing back to the coast.

NOTE:  GOLF CARTS - If you want to book a golf cart for the day, all carts must be booked directly by participants with the Grande Bastide Golf Course. The Rental Agreement exists between the Player and the Host Golf Course, and must abide by their terms of rental. Phone: +33 (0) 4 93 77 70 08 | Email: grandebastide@opengolfclub.com

MEET ALL THE GENEROUS SPONSORS HERE:  https://www.rivierayachtsupport.com/news/meet-the-2018-golf-bonanza-sponsors

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - SIGN UP BY CLICKING ON THE BLUE 'BUY TICKETS' BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

We welcome new and returning Sponsors to our 9th event and look forward to seeing you all on the fairways and greens! As always, the event is a huge success because we implement a media strategy across print, radio and online.
Our wonderful MEDIA PARTNERS are detailed below:

THE SUPERYACHT GROUP is the industry’s leading information and market insight provider. The Group’s portfolio of services comprises print reports, a digital news site, the industry’s leading conferences, bespoke event services, market consultancy and intelligence, and a full-service marketing and branding agency.http://www.superyachtnews.com/

Riviera Radio is the only English-speaking radio and daily media in the south of France with specific programming dedicated to yachters, and has been at the center of the yachting community for 30 years. 

An excellent marketing tool for yachting companies and service providers and a strong multichannel platform to connect and provide leads with owners, yachting professionals, charter customers, captains and crew. 

Every year RIVIERA RADIO is media partner of Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows with live broadcasts, interviews and daily reports so stay tuned over the duration of the yacht shows to hear the adverts about the Golf Bonanza!  www.rivieraradio.mc 

Sam Watson and the team at ONBOARDONLINE are valuable Media Partners for this year's Golf Bonanza. Onboard Online is a digital publication for the global yachting community, targeted to captains, crew, industry professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

Their mission is to be at the forefront of issues that matter to their readers, providing information and resources around yacht charter, marinas and destinations as well as new technologies and marine conservation.

From July, they announced their partnership with SuperYacht Radio giving them a combined audience of over 130,000 yachting enthusiasts keen for a broader range of content at sea and ashore. Great to see you return for another Riviera Yacht Support event! www.onboardonline.com 

FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY 

7am sharp Complimentary transport will leave from Port Vauban in Antibes and Vieux Port in Cannes.

7.30am Well-known in the yachting industry for the best sausages, Scotch eggs and Yorkshire puds in town, SO-SIJ will be serving up a full English breakfast on arrival at the Grande Bastide Golf Course https://www.facebook.com/pg/thesausageladyantibes/posts/  As well, all participants receive a Liquid Yacht Wear polo shirt and an industry Goody Bag at morning registration.

LIQUID YACHT WEAR is the industry leader in fashion forward, practical and comfortable uniforms designed specifically for the yacht industry. Over the past 25 years Boat Bum (their private label) has developed into an internationally recognized brand with their flagship office in the USA also servicing the Caribbean and Bahamas while their sister store in Antibes (France) covers the Mediterranean. Liquid Yacht Wear is proud to launch their new "Gold Label" cutting edge materials, think fast dry, no iron, stretch and modern fit. Their experienced staff are ready to greet you and assist with your Yacht or Villa uniform. http://www.liquidyachtwear.com/

8am Briefing in the breakfast area detailing the days proceedings.

8.30am  Shotgun start for 18-holes of golf with a chance to win a prestigious Mercedes vehicle if you land a Hole-in-One at Hole # 3! (sponsored by Northrop & Johnson). The day includes a number of competitions and sub-competitions.

MONACO MARINE have been the main Sponsor of the RYS Golf Bonanza since our first event and we're very happy to welcome them back this year as our Championship Sponsor!

Thanks to a growing network of 8 shipyards and marinas on the Mediterranean coast, Monaco Marine maintenance and refit activities cover yachts from 10 meters to 100 meters and more. Owners, captains and crews benefit from unique sites during their short or long-term technical stops : Monaco, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Antibes, Golfe de Saint-Tropez, La Seyne-Toulon, La Ciotat and Marseille, a new shipyard dedicated to megayachts.

Regardless of the project complexity, Monaco Marine's experienced technical teams and specialised contractors perform repair operations with strict quality standards. With more than 20 years experience, Monaco Marine offers adapted facilities and develops numerous services to crews.

Over 3300 boats undergo refit, repair or wintering at Monaco Marine every year where the team is dedicated to yacht owners and yachting professionals all year round.

www.monacomarine.com

We're thrilled to announce NORTHROP & JOHNSON is joining us as a new Sponsor for this year's Golf Bonanza, taking the opportunity to sponsor the prestigious Gold/Hole-in-One competition to win a luxury Mercedes Classe A 180d AMG vehicle if you sink a hole-in-one at Hole number 3!

Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson has offered a new dimension of sophistication and service to the yachting lifestyle.  Northrop & Johnson's reputation of success is built on decades of commitment to clients and commerce within the industry. From yacht sales and purchase to charter to management and marketing of the world's most discerning luxury vessels, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach.

The impressive record of yacht sales, growing charter fleet and global expansion are a testament to the honesty, integrity and steadfast promise to deliver the best to Northrop & Johnson's clientele.  www.northropandjohnson.com

You could win this Mercedes Classe A 180d AMG vehicle -sponsored by Northrop & Johnson - if you sink a hole-in-one at Hole # 3!

As well as Riviera Cbay, we have a number of other Silver Sponsors setting up refreshment bars along the fairways - they are hugely popular for stopping off for a cold drink or snack !   Keep an eye out for Riviera Crew, Colgans Brewery, Lamico/Simple2Ship and Riviera Cbay and say hello.

RIVIERA CREW is part of the Riviera Yacht Support group. In 2009 Riviera Yacht Support opened its Crew Division here in Antibes and continues to provide the very best in recruitment and placement of professional crew.

Riviera Crew is an industry leader in providing an excellent all-round and complete service for Yachts and Crew. With a comprehensive database of individually checked and verified crew members they offer an outstanding placement service bar none - the Antibes office is open from Monday to Friday 09h00 to 17h00, with a consultant available 7 days per week.

Last year, Riviera Crew kept golfers on the day hydrated and fed with a range of refreshing cocktails, cold beverages and snacks and we're looking forward to seeing what they mix up this year! http://www.rivieracrew.com/ 

Andy and the team at COLGANS BREWERY will be back for the 9th edition of our Golf Bonanza to serve up some cold craft beers for our thirsty golf players. Beer connoisseurs in the know will be familiar with their great range of beers served in bars, beer shops and restaurants across the Côte d'Azur including the Hopbuckler IPA, Pacific Pale Ale, Captain's Stout, Colgan's Pilsner and Pirate Pale Ale.

Andy and the team also welcome visitors for tastings at their Pub and Tap Room in Mouans-Sartoux - we look forward to some Colgans beers at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on October 5 - cheers! https://colgansbrewery.fr

We are thrilled to have Christophe and the team from LAMICO / SIMPLE2SHIP return as a Silver Sponsor at this year's Golf Bonanza event. Simple 2 Ship and their sister company LAmico offer a packaging and shipping solution that is an easy way to save time and money by offering competitive rates for shipping anything, anywhere, anytime.

Great to have them return as a Sponsor; take a look at their website to see what services they offer: http://expertducolis.com

RIVIERA CBAY will be out in force on the day, sponsoring a bar with refreshments and snacks on the fairways AND Hole number 4 featuring the 'Closest to the Line' challenge!

As the premier storage and sales solution for the French Riviera and beyond, Riviera Cbay store, sell and ship your ex-yacht items and yacht equipment.  Their 260m2 safe and dry storage facilities in the Trois Moulins area next to the Antibes autoroute exit is also ideal for traditional storage.

Stay tuned to Riviera Radio over the next few weeks where you can hear their adverts and learn why their 'a la carte' storage service and bespoke logistic service has changed the storage and marketplace model for yachts in the Mediterranean.   www.riviera-cbay.com

ZEPHYR YACHTING will be keeping the pace electric out on the fairways with their set up for the Bronze sponsorship at Hole #7 - the challenging 'Closest to the pin in 2 shots' competition.

With offices in Antibes and Barcelona, team Zephyr provides both the professional and pleasure yachting enthusiasts the finest selection of the latest luxury tenders and big boys toys for your charters, private parties or team building exercises.

In addition to that, Zephyr offers all the crew and VIP training you may need through world-recognized governing bodies such as the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), MCA (Maritime Coast Guard Agency) and the Marshall Island Registry.  http://www.zephyr-yachting.com/

The 'Longest Drive' competition that takes place at Hole number 10 is one of the most anticipated challenges on the day! Once again, the 'Longest Drive' is generously sponsored by one of the Golf Bonanza's avid supporters each year, HEM/CATHELCO, who specialise in design and manufacture of equipment for superyachts with desalination and water treatment systems.

Great to see you on board again and we're looking forward to seeing who takes the top spot at hole # 10! www.cathelco.com

FREEDOM MARITIME will be back for the 9th edition of our Golf Bonanza to take on Bronze sponsorship of the 'Closest to the Pin' competition at Hole #16. Freedom is conveniently located a short distance from Port Vauban in Antibes and offers a product range including interiors, deck, engineering, water sports, safety and logistic supplies.

Visit their website here : www.freedom-maritime.com

STURGE is one of our fantastic Bronze Sponsors and will be sponsoring the 'Floating Green' at Hole # 17 where you can perfect your target shot to win a prize!

Sturge are one of the respected names in the field of Luxury Insurance Brokering with many of the Sturge Team having operated in this sector in excess of 20 years and responsible for arranging bespoke insurance solutions for some of the world's finest yachts.

Great to have them return as a Sponsor; take a look at their website to see what services they offer:  www.sturgeyachts.com

Approx 1.30pm  Complimentary 19th-hole Champagne bar, snacks and rosé tasting courtesy of Silver Sponsors, RIVIERA WINE and CHÂTEAU D'ESCLANS, followed by a group photo and video interviews with main Sponsors.  

Approx 3pm  All attendees enjoy a wonderful 3-course lunch with wine (sponsored by our PLATINUM SPONSOR, AGL MARINE/AWLGRIP/3M), followed by a generous prize giving. We have many people join us for the lunch only, so please do come along if you're a non-golfer - there are plenty of opportunities for friendly networking!

Since 1993, AGL Marine S.A has been serving the yachting industry. Participating in the boat building, refit, painting and maintenance of all types of boats, AGL is today a specialist in yacht paints, with Awlgrip as the main reference.  

Already 24 years that the AGL team is present in Europe and distributes its topcoats, full system of paint, varnishes for yachts, its renowned antifouling and all kinds of consumable products. AGL chooses to promote the premium brands such as Awlgrip, 3M, Epifanes for varnishes, Seajet for antifouling, West System for epoxies, Sika and lots of other brands.

3 locations are dedicated to a faultless service : Cannes with 2000sqms of warehouse and a shop for professionals, La Rochelle and Lorient.

AGL strives to guarantee the best customer service with sales and technical representative dedicated to customer projects and commercial service always available for any queries.

www.agl-marine.com

From 5.30pm Minivan transfers (courtesy of Silver Sponsor, PRESTIGE DRIVER) start departing back to the coast.

NOTE:  GOLF CARTS - If you want to book a golf cart for the day, all carts must be booked directly by participants with the Grande Bastide Golf Course. The Rental Agreement exists between the Player and the Host Golf Course, and must abide by their terms of rental. Phone: +33 (0) 4 93 77 70 08 | Email: grandebastide@opengolfclub.com

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