The Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Mediterranean yachting industry's calendar.
This year is the 10th Anniversary that will be proudly hosted for the 10th year at the beautiful Grande Bastide Golf Course in Châteauneuf Grasse-Opio on the French Riviera.
To add to the spirit of our 10th anniversary, we will be playing the more convivial golf format of a Texas Scramble. You can find out more about the format and how to play in our upcoming posts.
Each successive year, we appreciate the support from sponsors and players who contribute to make this event a fantastic day. This year, you can expect to enjoy a more convivial and speedier competition over 18-holes of golf, a 19th-hole Champagne reception, a hearty 3-course lunch (with drinks), and a generous prize giving (including the new fantastic Grand Team Pinmar Prize). As ever, there will also be plenty of opportunities to meet other professionals and companies from the yachting industry.
We are very happy and proud that Port Vauban / IYCA has joined the Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza as the Premium Championship Sponsor! The new management of the port has started an ambitious and extraordinary project to bring back Port Vauban & IYCA to its former glory and to become the number one port in the Mediterranean and beyond. There will be a display of the future of the port at the Grande Bastide Club House and representatives from the port will be available to present the project further. Please note that this is also a very advantageous time to invest in a mooring in Port Vauban and on the IYCA.
Since 1993, AGL Marine S.A has been serving the yachting industry 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.
Who wants to win a brand spanking new Mercedes?
Thanks to Northrop and Johnson this will be possible as they are once again sponsoring the exiting Hole-in-One challenge! Sink that golf ball in one shot on Hole number three and you will get the keys!
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
Please check out all our other great sponsors below:
We are delighted to welcome back Norma Trease, our long-standing friend, MC and supporter of the RYS Golf Bonanza. Norma is both a highly important member of the Golf Bonanza and of the yachting industry in general. She is renowned for working on various yachting projects and with various charities. Norma is currently affiliated with (amongst many others) Yacht Aid Global who provide humanitarian aid, conservation, and disaster response leadership.
THE SUPERYACHT GROUP joins us to celebrate this milestone of the Golf Bonanza as Media Partner. 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 returning as our Radio Partner for our 10th anniversary. Riviera Radio is the onlyEnglish-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 yearRiviera 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 will once again be joining us as media partners for this year's Golf Bonanza event. 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 RivieraYacht Support event! www.onboardonline.com
RIVIERA WINE is the wine division of Riviera Yacht Support, led by Master of Wine Louise Sydbeck and will again be kindly sponsoring the Champagne bar on the day.
With over 10years' experience of supplying wine to yachts, Riviera Wine can offer the very best advice. They are passionate and knowledgeable about the wines they supply and have a very customer-centric approach.
For all of your wine supply needs, WSET courses or tastings, you can rest assured you are in the very best hands. https://rivierawine.wine/
RIVIERA CREW is part of theRiviera Yacht Support group. In 2009 Riviera Yacht Support opened its CrewDivision 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/
RIVIERA CBAY will be returning to sponsor a bar with refreshments and snacks on the fairways for our 10th anniversary!
Riviera Cbay is the premier sales platform for ex yacht items. Cbay will collect, sell and ship your sold items anywhere in the world and pay you money for the sale. Our 260m2 safe and dry storage facilities in Antibes are also ideal for traditional short & long term storage and logistical solutions for the yachting industry. If you have unused water toys and equipment, audio-visual and fitness equipment, tenders, furniture or galley items, don’t throw them away or put them into storage to gather dust.Call Cbay and let us do the rest. Our new website allows you, the seller, to keep track of all your items for sale and request to be paid with a simple click of a button.
Check us out at www.riviera-cbay.com
Andy and the team at COLGANS BREWERY will be back on the bar to replenish the participants at the 10th anniversary of our Golf Bonanza. They will be offering their excellent 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 at their newly opened pub, The Duke in Antibes. You can also make a trip to their Pub and Tap Room in Mouans-Sartoux for tastings. We are extremely grateful to have Colgans beers at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on October 4th - cheers! https://colgansbrewery.fr
We are very excited to have Christophe, Nadine, Martin from INXPRESS RIVIERA return as a Silver Sponsor for our 10th anniversary Golf Bonanza event.
InXpress Riviera is a shipping solution company providing an easy way to save money and time by offering competitive rates and services for shipping anything worldwide!
With us, you increase your choice of shipping solutions and are able to optimise your logistics !
You are working with quality carriers that you can trust!
You have a local dedicated contact, available 7/24!
How it works ? As simple as 1, 2, 3!
Provide your shipment details
Select the service, carrier and cost that suits your requirements
Print your labels and your shipments will be picked up!
InXpress Riviera also provides extreme shipping solutions: urgent shipment, big parcels, heavy parcels, short delay to deliver, delivery during bank holidays, InXpress Riviera always has a solution!
We love our mission which is to help our customers at all times! We also provide packaging solutions!
Feel free to contact us anytime. www.inxpress.com/fr/fr
We’re thrilled to welcome GMT Global Marine Travel as a sponsor for the new Golf CaddySilver Sponsorship at this year's Golf Bonanza event.
GMT GlobalMarine Travel is a leading travel management company dedicated to the maritime industry, open 24/7/365. Our marine contracts are designed to provide competitive, one-way flexible airfares along with full access to a wide variety of published airfares. Our customers come from all sectors of the marine industry such as cruise, private yacht, commercial, contractors, vessel managers, surveyors, and offshore oil rig workers traveling from their homes to their vessels and back again.
GMT’s team of professionals offer state of the art technology and years of experience in airline schedules, visa requirements, cost savings and superior levels of service to our valued clients. Being a full-service travel agency, booking hotels, car rentals and other transfer services on request is also possible on the same trip itinerary.
In 2019, GMT hit a major milestone for making the Travel Weekly Power List which recognises the top 50 travel agencies in the US with $100 million or more in travel sales. www.flygmt.com
LIQUID YACHT WEAR returns as a Silver Sponsor where they will gift a stylish polo shirt featuring Sponsor logos to each player on the day. 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 recognised brand with their flagship office in the USA also servicing theCaribbean and Bahamas while their sister store in Antibes (France) covers theMediterranean. Liquid Yacht Wear is proud to launch their new "GoldLabel" 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/
Founded in 2012, PRESTIGE DRIVER is directed by Julien Lanteri and Christophe Sella who started their own enterprise after more than 10 years experience in transport. Over the past 3 years, their company has evolved by expanding their car fleet and they work day and night to ensure five-star service from Monaco to St Tropez. A big thank you to Prestige Driver for supplying the minivan transfers for our Golf Bonanza participants! You can contact them in the future via their website https://www.prestige-driver.com or email : email@example.com
We are certain that all participants will be as grateful as we are to Emma and the team atSO-SIJ who will return for the 10th anniversary RYS Golf Bonanza as ourBreakfast Sponsors. Well-known in the yachting industry for the best sausages,Scotch eggs and Yorkshire puds in town, So-Sij will be serving up a fullEnglish breakfast at the Grande Bastide Golf Course that never fails to energise everyone for this fantastic day out on the fairways! https://www.facebook.com/pg/thesausageladyantibes/posts/
We are thrilled to have ZEPHYR YACHTING return to the fairways at the Grande Bastide to sponsor the 'Closest to the Pin in 2 shots' challenge set up at Hole #7.
ZephyrYachting, Crew Training, Luxury Tenders and Exclusive Water toys, Based inAntibes, South of France and worldwide, Zephyr can provide both the professional and pleasure yachting enthusiasts with all the training they may need through world recognised governing bodies. Our Sales and charter teams provide you with expert advice on the purchase and charter of luxury tenders and exclusive water toys.
We are happy towel come back to Hydro Electrique Marine (HEM) as a Bronze sponsor for the 'Longest Drive' competition at Hole #10. HEM has built a reputation asEurope’s premier manufacturer of desalinators and water treatment systems for luxury yachts.
Last year, HEM became part of the Evac Group when Cathelco its former owner, was acquired by the world leading provider of integrated water and waste management systems.
Another important product in the range is the Evac Evolution ballast water management system which has recently attained U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval. It is available in compact versions which are ideally suited to the requirements of superyachts.
The current range of reverse osmosis desalinators covers all requirements from small, cost effective systems for smaller yachts to the largest ultra-rugged duplex units capable of sustained output under continuous operation. HEM have installed more than 4,500desalinators providing enormous experience in this field.
There are also an umber of fresh water treatment systems including filtration, sterilisation and water softeners. Over the years, these products have been continuously improved and enhanced to provide excellent performance and reliability.
The growing awareness of the need to reduce the use of plastic drinking bottles has led HEM to introduce drinking water systems for yachts which can produce fresh and pleasant tasting water for crew. In addition to helping to reduce plastic pollution, these significantly reduce the cost of fresh water supplies and generally pay for themselves within six months of installation.
We welcome onboard AL SEER MARINE as a new prestigious bronze sponsor for the 'Beat the Pro' challenge at Hole #5 and the sponsor of flights and hotel for this year's magnificent Grand Team Pinmar Prize.
Al Seer Marine is the premier employer in the superyacht industry, recruiting crew and shore-based personnel.
Learn more about Al Seer Marine via their website: www.alseermarine.ae
FREEDOM MARITIME returns as a Bronze Sponsor for our 10th anniversary Golf Bonanza to take on sponsorship of the 'Closest to the Pin' competition at Hole #16. Freedom is conveniently located a short distance from Port Vauban inAntibes and offers a product range including interiors, deck, engineering, water sports, safety and logistic supplies.
Visit their website here : http://www.freedom-maritime.com/
We are very happy to have the team from STURGE return as a Bronze Sponsor at this year's Golf Bonanza event. Sturge is sponsoring the 'Target Challenge' at Hole#17 where you can perfect your target shot to win an exciting prize!
Sturge are one of the most respected names in the field of Luxury Yacht Insurance, with many of the Sturge Team having operated in this sector in excess of 30 years and being responsible for arranging bespoke insurance solutions for some of the world's finest yachts.
Take a look at their website to see what services they offer: http://www.sturgeyachts.com/
New this year, we will be including some fantastic entertainment by Blahkoustic and professional magician, Tony Steward on the day to celebrate our 10th year milestone.
- We are overjoyed to announce this year's Grand Team Pinmar Prize donated by Pinmar and Al Seer Marine will be awarded to the Best Team which includes 4 entries to the Pinmar Golf Tournament in Palma from 17th to 19th October 2019 with entry to the Friday Party and Gala dinner, along with return flights Nice-Palma, 3-nights hotel accommodation and transfers from the hotel to the golf and party venue.
- Second Best Team on the day will claim a sailing day on S/Y Cormorant with Beach BBQ, thanks to Marine Accounts.
Having spent the previous 10 years a SY captain, in 2013 Patrick Maflin and his wife, Tara, identified that before long those in the yachting industry would be forced to pay close attention to their tax affairs like never before. Having developed into an industry leading source of tax & residency advice, whilst also assisting captains and crew alike in gaining access to mortgages through sister company ‘Mortgages for Yacht Crew’, the company is looking to move forward with investment in social and environmental projects as well as widening the scope of their current offering.
- The beautiful Mas Candille is sponsoring a luxury night for 2 people at their authentic five-star boutique hotel in Mougins on the Côte d'Azur including buffet breakfast and two 30-minute treatments in the Spa Candille.
Le Mas Candille welcomes you to a haven of peace in eight acres of cypress, pine, and olive trees. Originally built as a French farmhouse, this boutique hotel has retained its wonderful heritage. With sensational views, a stay at Le Mas Candille offers you a slice of refined French Riviera lifestyle. Le Mas Candille has been designed with your relaxation and delight in mind with thirty-eight beautiful rooms, seven suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a Spa, three swimming pools, two Jacuzzis and two corporate meeting rooms. Their Le Candille Michelin-star restaurant has a wonderful reputation for its curated menus by Chef Xavier Burelle. To complete your visit, experience le Spa Candille. You can unwind in a peaceful retreat of wellbeing and also enjoy the tranquillity of our zen gardens.
- Get ready for a thrilling ride as two lucky Bonanzees will win a Ferrari or Lamborghini driver experience, thanks to Liven Up.
- Riviera Radio is kindly donating a luxury night at St Endréol including buffet breakfast and spa treatment.
- A dinner for 4 people at Michelangelo's in Antibes.
- Two 'Rock Angel' Salmanazars, courtesy of Château d'Esclans.
- A luxury beauty and spa package, kindly gifted by The Cutting Shop Antibes.
.......and more fantastic prizes to be announced on the day!
For the 10th Anniversary RYS Golf Bonanza, we will be donating to our chosen charities, WaterAid, The Antibes LifeBoat and YachtAid Global.
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit whose aim is to make clean water, clean toilets and good hygiene available to everyone. Along with a JustGiving page which you can access via the link at the end of this post, we will also be holding a raffle on the day of the event from which all proceeds will go to charity.
Please take a moment to donate to this cause https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rys-golf-bonanza-2019
ANTIBES SNSM LIFEBOAT
Being the largest rescue vessel in the Alpes-Maritimes, the Antibes SNSM Lifeboat provides the majority of sea rescue along the Cote d'Azur and offers support in Corsica too. With a crew made up entirely of volunteers and a boat that runs only from donations, the Antibes SNSM Lifeboat is in need of significant donations. Learn more here http://www.antibeslifeboat.org
Please take a moment to donate on the day
YachtAid Global provides humanitarian aid, conservation, and disaster response leadership. Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Northern Bahamas, YachtAid Global has launched operation Topaz. YachtAid Global is working with yachts in the region as well as industry and NGO partners to best provide relief for the communities affected by this natural disaster. http://yachtaidglobal.org
Please take a moment to donate to this cause http://yachtaidglobal.org/campaigns/hurricane-dorian-relief-for-north-bahamas
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
7am sharp Complimentary transport will leave from Port Vauban in Antibes and other locations subject to demand.
7.30am Complimentary full English breakfast on arrival courtesy of So-sij, as well as receiving a stylish polo shirt courtesy of 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. The day includes a number of competitions and more sub-competitions added this year.
Approx 1.30pm Complimentary 19th-hole Champagne bar, snacks and rosé tasting courtesy of Riviera Wine, exclusive performance by Blahkoustic, followed by a group photo and video interviews with main Sponsors.
Approx 3pm A wonderful 3-course lunch with wine and an intimate show by professional magician Tony Steward, followed by a generous prize giving.
From 5.30pm Minivan transfers start departing back to the coast.
We can assure you that the 10th Anniversary Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be a celebratory blast with premium entertainment and heightened excitement!