I wish that I’d listened to my dad when I was a kid. Now I understand why he was so keen on yachting and the life on the ocean wave: back then in the (cough) seventies and eighties, he was a full time policeman with a full time obsession with the sea. Every single weekend he had available he would go to the seaside, dragging three kids and my mum along, come rain or shine, and then he would disappear into the surf…. either on it or under it, depending on if it were sailing or diving. I was a truculent teenager (imagine) so I just didn’t like or get it. And I rebelled and insisted on keeping both feet on dry land. Silly Vicki. Doh! These days if you look at the industries which are doing well in this tricky economic times you have to put the yachting industry, and particularly the super yacht industry, up there on the ‘Top Ten List’ of businesses to get into.
Well, I’ve got another chance this Friday April 27th from 3pm onwards as The Crew Show is about to swing into town! The Crew Show is organised by crew agency, Dovaston Crew. The show is an exhibition of forty different businesses and a massive networking event for the island. It is to enable people to find out more about the yachting industry, meet potential trainers and employers and also get to know each other more. Some of the businesses even fly in from the States to participate alongside the most important local marine businesses as well. It’s a big chance to network baby, and if you’re not at the show then you can miss out on some big opportunities. Best of all though, it is totally free to get in.
It is very easy to attend the show as there are two free shuttle buses offering a rolling shuttle service from 3pm. They will leave from Port Adriano and Club de Mar in Palma and go to Mood Beach in Costa D’en Blanes where the show is being held. The bus service will keep going all afternoon and into the evening to help people get to Mood easily and then get back home safely as well.
Singer Nicky Stixx will be performing throughout the afternoon, there will be a hogroast, and they are even fundraising for Respiralia which is the foundation based here in Mallorca which supports children and young people with cystic fibrosis. Aside from a good chance for the yacht industry to get together it’s also a really good opportunity to start to make contacts for your own business whether you run a bakery or a floristry or even work as a carpenter onshore for example and you want to make some enquiries into perhaps changing your career, or you’re straight out of school and want to find out more. I will be there, hope to see you, come and say ‘Ahoy!’