Upcoming events for superyacht captains and crew
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Marina Genova staff vs. Crew Match
Every Tuesday evening
Compete in a staff versus crew football match every Tuesday at 8 p.m. For more information and to join the crew team, email Margherita at email@example.com. www.marinagenova.it
Awlgrip Captains’ Golf Invitational
Jacaranda Golf Club
Hit the green at the 15th annual Awlgrip Captains’ Golf Invitational. Join more than 140 golfers, along with the title sponsor Awlgrip Paint, platinum sponsors Northrop & Johnson and Dockwalk, and sponsors ISS GMT, Interlux Paint, MHG Insurance, AvMar Payroll, Lauderdale Marine Center, Aqua Promotions, Marshall Islands Registry, YachtSign, Private Insurance Services, and Engel Coolers for a great time. Proceeds will go to support YachtAid Global, Save Our Seas, and Marine Industry Cares. Lunch and dinner will be served, early arrival and warm-up is encouraged, and a captain’s license is required. But golf skills are optional. www.captaingolfinvitational.com
Adrift Film Festival
October 23, 6:30 p.m.
Park & Ocean, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd
Watch films created by fellow yachties at the first annual Adrift Film Festival. Founded by Shelton Dupreez of Luxury Yacht Films and Randi Barry of Nautic Nomad, the festival screening will allow you to escape for a chilled out creative evening away from the usual yachting events during the boat show madness. If you’re interested in submitting a video, entries are due October 7. For more info: https://www.adriftfilmfestival.com/
National Marine Suppliers’ Yacht Bikers’ Poker Run
National Marine Suppliers
Get your engines going for a great cause at the 12th annual National Marine Suppliers’ Yacht Bikers’ Poker Run. The Quantum Ride will raise money for The Task Force Dagger Foundation, who support all wounded, ill, or injured U.S. Special Operations Command members and their families. The ride will go from NMS to Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson, and the final stop is America’s Backyard in downtown Fort Lauderdale for a barbecue dinner, drinks, awards, and live music. Register at www.nationalmarine.com.
ISS Annual Member Breakfast
October 29, 9 to 11 a.m.
Coral Ridge Yacht Club
Get your day going with some tasty breakfast and info at the International Superyacht Society’s annual membership breakfast. This year’s meeting will be held at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Receive updates on the society’s latest accomplishments and connect with international members. www.superyachtsociety.org.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October 30 - November 3
The “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will exhibit a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes and worldwide debuts. With six miles of floating docks, exotic cars, yacht builders, and designers, this show will be just as great as the last. https://www.flibs.com/en/home.html
Liquid Yacht Wear’s Capture the Skull Challenge
Liquid Yacht Wear will offer its Capture the Skull Challenge once again at this year’s show. Keep an eye out on their Instagram @liquid.yacht.wear for updates, rules, and hints on where in the show the skulls are hidden. Good luck!
ISS Design and Leadership Awards Gala
October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The International Superyacht Society will honor the best of the industry at its annual Design & Leadership Gala at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. More than 40 yachts were nominated for this year’s awards. Tickets for members are $375 and $475 for non-members, and more information is available online. Dress code: black-tie. www.shop.superyachtsociety.org.
ISS Education Seminar
October 31, 2 to 4 p.m.
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Make sure you’re up to date with regulatory related matters by attending the ISS Education Seminar. Hear updates from EPA representatives at this environmental regulatory session. Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/iss-education-event-at-flibs-tickets-74258570383
SeaKeepers Founder’s Event
October 31, 7 p.m.
The annual SeaKeepers Founder’s event will honor ocean conservation at their maritime masquerade ball. The gathering of the yachting community’s influential members will include highlights from SeaKeepers expeditions throughout the year and will be held at a private residence in Fort Lauderdale. The dress is cocktail attire, and masks are optional and will be provided. Purchase tickets at www.seakeepers.org/events/founders-event-2019, or contact Ivonne Gamboa for more info at Ivonne@seakeepers.org or +1 786 924 6209.
Aqualuxe Top Notch Tabletop
Participating vessels at FLIBS
It’s once again time to get the ideas and creativity flowing for the 6th annual Top Notch Tabletop competition at FLIBS by Aqualuxe Outfitting. Yachts will be competing in seven categories: Luxe Interior, Chic Outdoors, Most Artistic Napkin Fold, Top Creative Centerpiece, Stylish Menu Design, Best Beverage Presentation, and Tip of the Day. Winners will be announced that same afternoon and judged by a select panel for creativity, aesthetic, and overall design impact. Register on www.TopNotchTabletop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunset Soiree & Second Annual Yacht Chef Competition
November 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Superyacht Village, FLIBS
Some of the industry’s best yacht chefs will battle it out for the title of Best Yacht Chef of the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A panel of esteemed judges will select the winners in an evening that will also entertain guests under the stars. While chefs create their gourmet dishes, guests will have the opportunity to taste delicious cuisine and enjoy a live performance by The Wheeland Brothers. www.flibs.com/en/yacht-chef-competition.html
National Marine Yachtail Party
This event is invite only.
Yacht Chandlers’ Crew Appreciation Party
November 2, 7 p.m.
Grab those beads and masks because Yacht Chandlers will be hosting its 12th annual Crew Appreciation Party, and this year’s theme is Mardi Gras. Be sure to wear your best costume attire. Invitation only. www.yachtchandlers.com
BOAT Live: Life Under Sail
Yacht Club de Monaco
Hear experts discuss market trends, challenges, and opportunities for growth at this exclusive summit dedicated to sailing yachts and the sailing lifestyle. Meet innovators behind technological breakthroughs, gain insights into the future of performance sailing, and discuss ecological design initiatives. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/life-under-sail
November 19 - 21
The must-go and one-stop shop for marine industry professionals, the METSTRADE Show brings you right into the heart of the industry with over 1,600 exhibitors. This is the show where you do business with excellent networking opportunities and a broad range of showcased innovation. https://www.metstrade.com/
Antigua Charter Show
December 4 - 9
Antigua and Barbuda
The 58th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show will be another exciting edition when it takes place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, the Falmouth Harbour Marina, and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. Participate in the Chef and Steward/Stewardess Competition, sponsored by Boat International Media and Dockwalk. For more info: https://www.antiguayachtshow.com/index.php