Collaborators & Chosen Charities

Collaborators

Bristol Maritime Academy UK
Email:contact@bristolmaritime.co.uk | Telephone:0117 929 1153 | www.bristolmaritime.co.uk

About

The Bristol Maritime Academy RYA Centre is based in Bristol’s Floating Harbour – 80 acres of non-tidal water amongst maritime history and a thriving cultural community, with direct access to the challenging tides of Avonmouth and the Bristol Channel. This makes The Bristol Maritime Academy the only RYA coastal training centre based in the Bristol Harbour, providing you with the perfect training location, whether you need inland, river or coastal courses.

We run a variety of RYA courses, practical and shore based theory at our HQ based within the historic Underfall Yard in Bristol harbor and we pride ourselves on the high quality training delivered by our RYA qualified instructors, each with their own extensive background within the marine industry. We will ensure any training you undertake with The Bristol Maritime Academy will be informative, entertaining and memorable and we are proud to be a part of Bristol’s maritime heritage and develop our courses to cater for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Our aim is to equip individuals with the skills and qualifications needed to work within the marine industry globally or for those making the most out of their leisure time on the water.

How We’re Involved

We’re working alongside Bristol Maritime with their new course being provided from January 2018 – the Superyacht Deck Crew Course – we will be present to offer career advice as well as CV guidance and answer any questions as a crew agency who have been in the industry for over 10 years.

The first course will be running from the 8th January till the 25th and is available to book now.

Aigua Sea School Palma
Email:training@aiguaseaschool.com | Telephone:(+34) 871 230 373 | www.aiguaseaschool.com

About

Aigua Sea School is one of the leading training centres in the Mediterranean. Established in 2006, the school headquarters is situated in the heart of Palma, the capital of Mallorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands. You’ll find the main school office in Santa Catalina, the vibrant hub of the yachting industry in Palma. We also hold RYA recognition to run training courses in Port Adriano, the superyacht marina on the south-west coast of Mallorca.

Our mission statement is to train you to be the best that you can be. We thrive as you succeed. Our outstanding reputation as a leading RYA Training Centre has been built on recommendation. The positive feedback from every one of our courses, and our high Yachtmaster success rate, is proof of our commitment to our students.

If you are looking to start yachting, then let us guide you with the Competent Crew sailing course or encourage you with a Day Skipper sail training course. If you favour motor yachts, then join in with our Day Skipper motor cruising courses and helmsman’s programme. As specialists in training for Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean, we strive for you to achieve at this highest level of yachting expertise, and form a basis for your future, professional careers. With Yachtmaster exam pass rates at over 93% in both disciplines, Yachtmaster Sail and Yachtmaster Motor, our exam results are way above the international average .. fact!

How We’re Involved

Our Palma based recruitment consultant Jennifer has worked with Linda the principal of Aigua Sea School to create a presentation perfect for those joining the industry or who just want a few tips and tricks to find a job in yachting.

The sessions are run from 5.30pm on Tuesdays. If you’d like to book a place please email Jennifer on jennifer@crewandconcierge.com

The Galley Gang Palma
Email:jemma@thegalleygang.com | Telephone:(+44) 07966 033651

About

The Galley Gang and The Galley Gang Workshops are two halves of a fantastic concept designed to bring private and yacht chefs together to share tips and tricks, advice as well as support in and out of the galley in a fast-paced, high pressure industry.

The workshops are aimed at anyone who wants to learn. In the words of the organiser Jemma Harrison: “We host short workshops for private and yacht chefs focusing on new food culture, trends and techniques. A way to get inspiration outside the galley walls.” They’re currently running courses in Palma, use the contact above to get in touch and find out more.

How We’re Involved

We are working together with The Galley Gang to guide any Chefs that are interested in staying in touch and getting involved. Encouraging those in the industry as well as those wanting to join. It’s the beginning of a great working relationship.

Evolution Yacht Agents Spain
Email:info@evolutionagents.com | Telephone:(+34) 971 400 200

About

Evolution Yacht Agents is a specialized company offering a comprehensive and bespoke service to superyachts in all major Spanish ports.
Utilizing the structure and logistical resources of all its associates, Evolution provides a complete and unique concept of service. Evolution has the yachting expertise and local knowledge at its disposal so clients have the best advantages and up to date legal advice for management companies for their vessels while in Spanish waters.

How We’re Involved

We’re an affiliated recruitment agent with Evolution. We are contacted or recommended through them to boats who use their services for crew whether they’re dayworkers or more permanent.

Puerto Rico Support Our Personal Crowdfund
| www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/isabela-puerto-rico

As everyone knows, the Caribbean has been hit hard during hurricane season. Puerto Rico has also suffered devastating destruction. Our colleague Ana, who’s worked for Crew & Concierge for years, has family that are in the small village of Isabela with no water, no electricity and no sign of help.

Aid workers and charities have been fantastic in supplying the main cities including San Juan. However, from this point nothing is getting out to the small holdings all around the island. Isabela is two and a half hours drive from the City – Ana’s family had to take shifts queuing for just 10 dollars of fuel for 59 hours. This amount still isn’t enough to get anyone very far.

The death toll has been huge – the media are downplaying the numbers. In Ana’s village alone the hospital was closed, people were unable to get the lifesaving treatments necessary to survive so have passed away since the first Hurricane hit. There’s no water and little food – they’re making do with what they can. Children are advised to go out and scavenge, no one has seen clean water in weeks.

Ana has already poured a lot of her personal money into helping those she can. We have a personal contact on the ground who is able to access funds through the “walmart” scheme and who works with the church to distribute what they recieve. 100% of the money donated will be given to those who need it. No cuts, no expenses. Everything is going to the island.

YachtAid Global
| www.yachtaidglobal.org/?post_type=campaign&p=1987

Who They Are

“YachtAid Global (YAG) coordinates the acquisition and delivery of humanitarian aid to coastal communities in need or impacted by natural disasters in collaboration with a global network of volunteers, vetted NGOs and disaster relief experts.

YAG abides by agenda-free aid and leverages vetted strategic partners and proven processes in ensuring timely, needs-verified, ethical and responsible aid delivery.

Our model enables and accelerates larger quantities of donations and timely global distribution at no cost to recipient communities.  Through a collaborative networking model we work with vessel owners, crew and industry professionals to achieve our objectives by:

  • Determining the needs of a particular area that vessels cruise to;
  • Acquiring the goods, resources and supplies to furnish the needs, and;
  • Transporting and distributing the goods to ultimately fulfill the needs.”

What We’ve Done to Help

We are presently working with YAG to provide aid for those affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean. We’re asking the yachting community to join us in a number of events to raise awareness and keep the people in their hearts and minds as the rest of the world moves on.

We’ll be hosting a raffle in Palma de Mallorca offering hampers with goodies kindly donated by yachtie run and local business.

We’re also inviting the yachting community and anyone who would like to join in to host a dinner party during the week of Thanksgiving, asking for a donation in return for attendance and an evening of fun, food, friends and fundraising.

The Brain Tumour Charity
| www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

Who They Are

“We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for everyone affected by a brain tumour, to defending the most amazing part of the human body, so that the diagnosis of a brain tumour is no longer a death sentence.

We fight brain tumours on all fronts through research, awareness and support to save lives and improve quality of life.

  • We fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
  • We raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
  • We provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.”

What We’ve Done to Help

People may remember our Mad Hatter’s Party we threw in 2015 in aid of BTC, we held a hugely successful event in Palma de Mallorca and managed to raise well over £10,000. What’s fantastic about the charity is they are linked to numerous databases around the world so their research is able to reach all four corners of the world, including everyone in their groundbreaking investigations into such a debilitating illness.

We’ve since held Wear A Hat day and continued to raise money and receive donations towards such a worthy cause.

ASPACE Mallorca
| www.aspaceib.org/

Who They Are

“ASPACE will contribute to the needs of people with cerebral palsy and related pathologies and their families throughout the life cycle, increasing and creating the best services and resources to provide comprehensive rehabilitation.

Deepening the values ​​of the welfare society, we will facilitate personal development, social cohesion and equal opportunities. From a scientific framework we will promote the training of professionals, research and dissemination to continue being the reference entity.

Mission

ASPACE’s mission is comprehensive care for people with cerebral palsy and related pathologies, as well as their families.

From multidisciplinarity we provide medical-rehabilitation, educational, labor and social assistance, favoring personal autonomy, facilitating integration in society and improving the quality of life.”

What We’ve Done to Help

Ana, from C&C Property, holds this charity close to her heart as her son Jake attended their school. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and the centre provided much needed relief and help for Ana and her family. Unfortunately, Jake passed away in his teens but aspace guaranteed he had the best out of his life.

We ran a Tough Mudder last September in memory of Jake and to raise awareness and money for aspace. We raised nearly €3000 which went towards important equipment to help caregivers manoeuvre those staying at the centre safely.