"The Y" Yachting Handbook 2018 by Estela Shipping

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Here at Estela Shipping we are incredibly proud to bring you the second annual edition of ‘The Y’, the essential yachting handbook for owners, captains, crew and guests. Having launched the inaugural handbook in 2017 as a handy on-board guide to yachting in the Balearics, we were overwhelmed by your positive response! We were also grateful for your invaluable feedback, with ideas for additional content we might include in future. You asked if we could add suggested travel itineraries in future editions, with ideas for places to visit, things to do, places to dine, as well as more practical information for captains. So for 2018, in addition to updated locational rules and regulations, we have included much more general information and tips on points of interest, with increasing numbers of vessels expected to spend the season around the Mediterranean. And, come the end of the European season, we also explore some transatlantic destinations in Antigua and Miami. But ‘The Y’ isn’t just a handbook. For Estela, it sets a theme for the season ahead for everything we do; our services, events, parties and communications with our clients, friends and colleagues in the superyachting world. We like to have some fun with it, so for 2018, we decided to take you to the theatre, for a seaborne operatic adventure. Lords, ladies and gentlemen, our programme is about to begin. Please take your seats and ready your binoculars, as we raise the curtain on a wonderful season ahead...

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The setting for some 150 operatic works, Seville boasts a surprisingly rich maritime history. Our feature destination in this handbook is famous for its culture, architecture and artistic heritage, but perhaps less so for its marina. As the burial place of arguably history’s greatest seafaring explorer, Christopher Columbus, and conveniently en-route when returning from the Caribbean, Seville makes for an ideal destination at the start of the European season. Located some 75km inland, Seville is not on many radars as a yachting destination, so we showcase what this beautiful city has to offer owners and their guests. Being the setting for several world-famous operas, including ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, we have taken our inspiration from Mozart’s romantic comic masterpiece to inspire your visit to beautiful Andalucia.


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itineraries for the season Act I

The first chapter of our programme starts at Huelva; a natural first port of call when returning from the winter season in early spring. As the port from which Columbus set off on some of his westerly expeditions, from Huelva we travel up the Guadalquivir river to the place of his burial, Seville. Then, it’s on to the Mediterranean, stopping off in Cádiz, Gibraltar, and along the Costa del Sol via Sotogrande, Estepona, Marbella and Puerto Banús, Fuengirola. Then, from Málaga we continue along the Costa Tropical, via Motril to Almería. At each of these stops, our cast takes in historical and cultural highlights, such as the Alhambra, Ronda, the Museo Picasso, and they visit Gibraltar’s Macaques. All this gallivanting does work up the appetite, of course, so too our cast dine out in the excellent restaurants each setting has to offer.


Act II Takes us around

Spain’s southern tip into the Mediterranean, towards the Balearics. Sometimes overlooked by visitors on their way to Ibiza, we put together some alternative stops around Mallorca and Menorca, both beautiful, varied and with distinct identities. As Ibiza was twinned with Miami only last year, it seemed apt to close our Balearic adventure with an itinerary from one party town to another. We look at what else Florida’s art deco jewel has to offer those wintering across the Atlantic.

Act III Explores the Mediterranean further, via Corsica, to Monaco and the Cote d’Azur.

Act IV Takes us further

afield, from Palma de Mallorca to Antigua. Indispensable information, rules and regulation, support and services to captains and crew can be found in this final chapter.



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Table of contents Le Nozze di Figaro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 ACT I, ANDALUCÍA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Huelva. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Doñana National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cruising the Guadalquivir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Seville by Yacht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Welcome to Seville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Feria de Abril. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Flamenco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Eating Out & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Cádiz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Gibraltar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Costa del Sol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Sotogrande . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Estepona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Marbella & Puerto Banus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Fuengirola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Málaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Motril & Alhambra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Ocean Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 ACT II, THE BALEARICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Welcome to the Balearics! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Ibiza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Formentera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Ibiza to Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Mallorca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Menorca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 YachtAid Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204


Table of contents ACT III, TO MONACO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corsica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cote D’Azur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cannes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antibes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monaco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Day in Barcelona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Destination Antigua. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABSAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Theme “The Marriage of Figaro” When it was written, ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ was controversial. Based on a 1778 play by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais, the feminist message in La Folle Journée (‘The Crazy Day’) hadn’t gone down well with Parisian censors, who insisted on axing Act V. The finale had contained a call for equality for women and for equality among the classes, a contentious theme ahead of the French Revolution. As a result, the setting was moved to Spain, rather than France. When ‘The Marriage of Fígaro’ later debuted in Vienna, audiences were shocked at the contempt with which the nobility were treated in the operatic work; the servants were depicted as smarter and more likeable characters than their aristocratic masters. Moreover, Fígaro could be downright insolent, occasionally even venting his disgust directly to the Count’s face. This comedic piece is a work of farce, based on a nobleman looking to exercise his ‘right’ to spend the night with his female employee ahead of her wedding, while his long-suffering wife and staff conspire to see to it that he gets his comeuppance. In our production, Count Almaviva’s Sevillian palazzo, ’Aguas Frescas’, becomes our owner’s 45m superyacht (not that we would suggest that such inappropriate hanky-panky goes on today, of course!). Our main character, and hero, Fígaro, is the yacht’s Captain. So join us on our lighthearted maritime adaptation of a theatrical classic, using our fictional yacht as the stage and the Mediterranean as its backdrop. Keen observers may notice our sequence doesn’t exactly mirror the plot in Lorenzo Da Ponte’s original libretto, but we hope you’ll come with us… “LE NOZZE DI FIGARO” MUSIC BY Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart LIBRETTO BY Lorenzo Da Ponte WORLD PREMIERE Burgtheater, Vienna, 1786 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OYtlGpApc0

“the marriage of figaro” act I The story is set in Seville. Figaro and Susanna are preparing for their wedding. He and his bride are slated to occupy a room between the private chambers of the Count and the Countess. Figaro thinks that will work out just fine. Susanna thinks otherwise. She tells Figaro that the Count has been making advances toward her. With Susanna alone in her room, the young page Cherubino rushes in. He‘s in the throes of adolescent ardor, and says he‘s desperately in love with the Countess. But he has also been caught with one of the servant girls, and the Count is hot on his heels. Cherubino hides when the Count appears, then eavesdrops on the Count‘s latest proposition for Susanna. When the Count finds him, he banishes Cherubino to the army.Figaro then turns up with

a group of peasants, who want to thank the duplicitous Count. He has recently announced that he’s forgoing his “feudal right” to be with any woman in his realm on her wedding night. When the Count accepts their praise, Figaro suggests that he and Susanna should be married immediately. The Count puts him off. Considering his designs on Susanna, and his renunciation of the feudal right, he’s better off if Susanna is single. The act ends as Figaro teases the lovesick Cherubino about his impending military service.

Ah, cosa veggio!

act i, prologue Count Almaviva, owner of 45m superyacht, M/Y Aguas Frescas, commanded his Captain, Fígaro, to prepare his vessel for the European season. Dear Captain Fígaro,

Your Excellence,

The Countess and I wish to take a summer tour in the Mediterranean. Would you kindly ask Estela for some suggested itineraries for interesting destinations to visit, events we might attend and places to dine?

I have consulted with Estela, who has produced some wonderful itineraries especially tailored to yacht owners like yourselves. She suggests touring Andalucía, as well as the Balearic Islands and the Cote d’Azur, taking in both Palma and Monaco Yacht Shows.

We understand that you and your darling fiancée, Chief Stewardess Susanna, are busy making plans for your forthcoming nuptials. In order to allow you more time ahead of the summer wedding, please also make arrangements, this time, to transfer ‘Aguas Frescas’ from Antigua to Spain using DYT’s Yacht Express. Yours gratefully, Count Almaviva

With your approval, I shall begin making preparations. Yours sincerely, Captain Fígaro Captain Fígaro and Susanna proceeded to prepare ‘Aguas Frescas’, having supplied DYT with her dimensions and instructed Estela to prepare customs paperwork and formalities. The couple and crew secured loose items and covered stainless and chrome fittings, in readiness for her transatlantic transport to Huelva, where the Andalusian journey would begin…



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On the trail of Christopher Columbus

Huelva province is

a magnet for seafarers interested in Christopher Columbus, or Cristóbal Colón, as he is known in Spain. The Italian, born in Genoa in 1451, had been based in Portugal, from where he spent years seeking funding for an expedition to the East Indies and Asia via a westerly route.

financiers, they funded his expedition in return for dominion over the any new lands. Columbus himself would be awarded titles and a percentage of any fortune that was made.

In his first quest for Japan, the ‘easterlies’ carried Columbus over five weeks to the island San Salvador, in the Bahamas archipelago. It was on his second voyage that he Motivated by the passed Antigua in 1493, opportunity to enter the spice trade, Columbus naming it after Santa Maria found backing from Spain’s la Antigua, the miracleworking saint of Seville. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Along It was from the small with a number of Italian seaport of Palos de la


Frontera, now landlocked, that Columbus made the first of four sailings west across the unchartered waters of the Atlantic. The explorer had sought refuge here in the Franciscan monastery

of La Rábida, befriending a monk who would eventually help secure the backing of Spain’s rulers. La Rábida, meaning ‘fortress’ in Arabic, was built on the site of a Moorish stronghold during the 14th century, now a 20-minute drive from Huelva City. It was partly damaged in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 that flattened much of Portugal and western Spain and after extensive

restoration work, was declared a national monument of Spain in 1856. The monastery features beautifully restored frescos along all its rooms and corridors, with audio guides available for visitors touring the two-storey Mudéjar-style cloisters. Another building of importance to the Columbus story is Monasteria de Santa Clara in nearby Moguer,

built in 1337. The female abbot, Ines Enríquez, aunt of King Fernando, had Columbus’ maiden voyage. The explorer fulfilled the vow made at sea when a storm was about to capsize the ship ‘Niña’ by spending the first night after his safe return here. Moguer’s current-day claim to fame is its strawberry and raspberry production, exporting 110,000 tonnes of strawberries annually.


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huelva city

Much of the city was destroyed in 1755, though a number of buildings of historical importance were successfully restored and are worth a visit.

site of a mosque and next to the remains of a medieval fortress. It faces a pleasant palm tree-lined square, the Plaza San Pedro. On the northern side of the Just 3km north of the centre is the whitewashed church is the Cabezo de San Pedro, a wooded hill 15th-century chapel with good views over the Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora de la Cinta, which city. In 1999 the church was designated a Site of Columbus visited the Cultural Interest. before setting sail to the New World. Apart from Also worth a visit is the the chapel’s architecture Catedral de la Merced, and artworks, it one of the best examples commands wonderful of Baroque architecture views of the Odiel in Huelva province, with wetlands. a striking pink exterior Huelva’s oldest parish church, the Iglesia de San Pedro, was constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries on a hilltop


and a bright white marble interior. It dominates the Plaza de la Merced, an elegant square lined with tall palm trees.

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Other things to see in the city include the provincial museum, the Museo de Huelva, which has an excellent archaeological section. In the mining section are objects of Roman mining activity, including the museum’s biggest find, a huge Roman water wheel from Río Tinto used by slaves for drawing water out of the mines. Nearby, on the Río Tinto estuary, the Muelle de las Carabelas is a waterfront exhibition with life-size replicas of Columbus’s

three ships: the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa María, built for the 500th anniversary celebrations in 1992. The museum next to the exhibit details Columbus’ life and holds regular video screenings.

Spain and beyond, in one of the country’s largest festivals.

They congregate here to celebrate the Festivity of the Virgen del Rocío, a tradition dating back to 1653, when a 15th century ROMERÍA DEL ROCÍO man saw an image of Each spring (May the said virgin next to 20th, in 2018) the 700 a bramble bush. Like inhabitants of El Rocío, most Spanish fiestas, this a the small town some historic religious event 60km from Huelva, are is as good a reason as joined by around a million any for a party, but this pilgrims from all parts of celebration is set apart


Viticulture and gastronomy

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Apart from berries, Huelva’s El Condado region grows its indigenous grape, the Zalema, from which a number of white wines are produced. Its fortified wines were the first European wines to be exported to America in 1502, though today’s styles are more modern, young table whites. These ‘vinos del Descubrimiento’ (wines of discovery) are fresh and light, best served well chilled and served with local seafood.


Huelva’s regional cuisine is, unsurprisingly, coastal. For top quality Huelvan cuisine, head for the region’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, Acánthum. Chef Xanty Elías is regarded as an expert in, and promotor of, Huelvan gastronomy, based on tradition and excellent regional produce from the sea and the land.

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huelva by its scale. The event draws around a million people, traditionally coming on foot, by horse and cart, or on horseback, dressed in flamenco costume. The day is spent singing and dancing, carrying on well into the night with copious food and drink, around bonfires, waiting for Monday morning. The climax comes on Monday, when the people of the nearby town, Almonte, jump the grate of the altar to take out the Virgin from the hermitage. A white dove is released, symbolising the transcendence of the Feast of Pentecost, coming from the Holy Spirit to the Virgin and the Apostles. After two days of revelry, the provincial brotherhoods begin the journey back home.


doñana national park Doñana Natural Area is the largest and one of the most important protected natural areas of Europe. A crucial crossroads for bird migration routes between Africa and Europe Doñana Natural Area consists of more than 100,000 protected hectares and is the last refuge for many endangered species. Situated on the Guadalquivir delta, Doñana is a labyrinth of land and water that shapes marshes, spectacular lakes and channels, reserves and pine forests, streams and banks, dunes, beaches and cliffs. It is inhabited by over 300 species, including flocks of flamingos, large herds of deer and boar, while it is also home to the endangered Iberian lynx. The largest roadless region in Western Europe, Doñana is a paradise of unspoiled nature and is considered a Spanish national treasure.

EXPLORE DOÑANA Activities in the Park are tightly controlled, but wholeor half-day guided tours by 4x4 vehicle are available. ‘Doñana North’ takes in the northern forests, where the main draw is the Iberian lynx, while the northern marshes feature the Park’s biggest bird breeding colony. ‘Doñana South’ explores the famous beaches and mobile dunes of Doñana, the southern forests and marshes, and the western banks of the Guadalquivir River. Apart from experiencing a large variety of landscapes and species, the main attraction here is the Iberian Imperial Eagle.


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The río Guadalquivir is the

river of Seville and is one of the longest, but the only navigable, rivers in Spain. It has played a key role in many of the city’s historic moments. Sieges, defences and conquests have been fought on its waters, and exploits and crossings have been forged from its shores. It takes its name from the Arabic ‘wadi alkabir’, meaning ‘great



valley’, and is 657 km long. In Roman times it was possible to sail from Córdoba to the river’s mouth near Cádiz on the Atlantic coast, though today only the 87 kilometres from the sea to Seville are navigable. The Guadalquivir is a wide, shallow, mudbrown river. It sprawls across a swampy flood plain laced with lagoons and hazy mountains

Contact us for any assistance in Seville + 34 971 722 532 in the distance. The drainage basin encompasses one of the greatest floral resources of Europe, containing representatives of half of the continent’s species of plant life, together with nearly all those of the North African region. The surrounding mountains are covered largely by forests of pine and oak, but more than a third of the total surface is olive groves.

In addition, cereals (wheat and barley) and viticulture support the regional agriculture. Fauna is as varied as the plant life, with animals representing a great variety of European and North African species. In the mountains wild boar, goat, fallow deer, chamois, partridge, and many other animals are found, making the area one of the great European hunting regions.


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Fish, notably trout and barbels, are found throughout the river, its reservoirs and its tributaries. Tiny scattered islands are rich with birdlife, with wading birds such as herons, cormorants and spoonbills staking


out bare branches and shallow waters, while birds of prey soar above. Stork nests can be seen atop tall structures. A wide variety of passerines and ducks complete the lineup for birdwatchers to enjoy on your way to Seville.

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Our feature destination for this year’s edition of ‘The Y’ is the Andalucían city of Seville. A visit to this seductive former Moorish capital in April or May is a wonderful way to kick off the Mediterranean season. Best known these days for its impressive architecture and rich cultural history, Seville’s maritime significance is often overlooked. In the 16th century, this inland city was the mercantile centre of the western world and its river, the Guadalquivir, the main route for Atlantic traffic for more than 200 years. Did you know that the first journey around the world left from Seville? In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan sailed his ships down the river to Sanlucar de Barrameda and on to open seas to circumnavigate the Earth.


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Seville is home to a colossal Gothic cathedral; it is the third largest church in the world, the largest Gothic building in Europe and, not least, final resting place of Christopher Columbus.

Some 150 operas are set here and Mozart’s importance is celebrated with a large bronze statue placed directly in front of the opera house, the Teatro de la Maestranza.

The city has resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and beautiful architecture, interlaced with pretty, winding medieval lanes. It is also the birthplace of Flamenco and, of course, the original setting for our operatic theme, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Spring is the perfect time to visit this city, famous for its searingly hot summers. One of the highlights of the season is Seville’s biggest local fiesta, ’Feria de Abril’. Timing of this festival varies, depending on when Easter Sunday falls (April 21st, in 2019), but there is a great deal to explore any time of year.

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Seville, City of Opera and a top yachting destination As Mayor of Seville, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful city. Seville is a top tourist destination in southern Europe, where you will discover an ideal combination of tradition and modernity, full of vitality and a genuine hospitality. It is universally well-known not only for its artistic and cultural legacy and an excellent climate, its delicious gastronomy, but also for our great capacity of combining those millennial values with the demands of our time. In addition to this, Sevillians are one of the friendliest people in the world! The Guadalquivir river, the only navigable one in Spain, gave rise to the city and its amazing history. Today, Seville is strongly developing its own premium cruiseand yacht tourism. A strong effort has been done to enhance the “Destination Seville from Sevilleâ€? product, given the added value and the comfort of enjoying Seville from its own port, allowing an exclusive access for all sorts of luxury cruises and superyachts. With an intense cultural life throughout the year, Seville is the birthplace and capital of flamenco, declared Intangible World Heritage, and is also the city that has inspired the greatest number of operas over the centuries: as many as 150 compositions, some of them as universal as Carmen, Don Giovanni, The Barber of Seville and The Weddings of FĂ­garo: the attractive features of its streets, squares and buildings, would convert it into an evocative place in which to set these great romantic works. In 2018 we are holding some important cultural events, such as the Murillo Year, dedicated to this Sevillian world-famous painter born four centuries ago or the Bienal de Flamenco, where the most relevant flamenco artists perform in unique venues of the city.

I wish you a most enjoyable stay! Juan Espadas Cejas Mayor of Seville


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Feria de Abril

Every April, the

residential neighbourhood of Los Remedios –situated south of Triana on the west bank of the Guadalquivir– hosts one of southern Spain’s biggest parties, the annual Feria de Abril, or ‘April Fair’. This week-long celebration starts two weeks after the end of Holy Week, and each year a grand entrance


is specially designed for the recinto, the sanded fairground on which the feria’s marquees are located. In the immediate area clustered around Calle Feria, over a thousand of these ’casetas’ are the setting for seven days of eating, drinking, processions, dancing and revelry, creating a weeklong party atmosphere. Located right next to

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FERIA DE ABRIL TUESDAY 7TH- SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2019 the ‘Real de la Feria’ in Calle del Infierno a large fairground is set up with lots of the typical rides and attractions together with a circus show. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AT THE FERIA DE ABRIL? The opening night is known as ‘La Noche del Pescaíto’ or ‘Fish Night’, as fish is traditionally served for dinner. After dinner people head for the ‘Portada’, a beautiful structure at the entrance to the Feria where thousands of lights are switched on by the Mayor of Seville at midnight. Then it’s back to the casetas for copious amounts of fino sherry or some other tipple and the party begins in earnest. The first day proper of the Feria features horseback parades and horse-drawn carriages, with Sevillians wearing their stunning Flamenco finery. As the poet Byron put it, “Seville is a pleasant city, famous for oranges and women.”


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The rest of the week continues with more of the same, beginning with a midday procession called the ‘Paseo de Caballos’ in which beautiful horses carry people in their traditional attire to the Real Maestranza bullring. Every evening some of the year’s top bullfights take place at this historic Plaza de Toros with tickets often selling out many months in advance. Details of these bullfights can be found here, www.realmaestranza.com At other times of year, Calle Feria is home to Seville’s best vintage clothing boutiques and flea market (Thursdays).


While Feria de Abril is a public event and there are a number of publicly-accessible marquees, the best entertainment can usually be found in private/corporate “casetas”, so do plan ahead and secure a pass, if you can. 2019’s Feria starts on Saturday, April 27th. For an overview of more events in Seville, check the “Cuando Pasa” website www.cuandopasa.com/index.php?v=m1043095f

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Seville is a marvellous city to wander aimlessly, soaking up the atmosphere as you stroll along its medieval vehicle-free lanes, with beautiful buildings, parks and squares to feast the eye. For those looking to tour the city’s main attractions, here are some of the highlights. ALCAZAR OF SEVILLE Still used today

by Spain’s royal family on state occasions, the Alcazar complex of royal palaces, patios and gardens has undergone many transformations


A hundred years later, King Pedro hired Moorish craftsmen to rebuild and expand the palace in the Mudéjar style.

From the starry design of the domed ceiling in the Salón de Embajadores over its thousand-year to the delicate arches history. In the 11th and plasterwork of the century, Muslim Moors Patio de las Doncellas, constructed a palace on the site of a 10th-century the Palacio de Don Pedro fort, which was converted is considered one of the to a Gothic-style structure top tourist attractions in Seville. in the 13th century.

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‘Game of Thrones’ fans may recognise some elements, as Alcazar was used the setting of the ‘Water Gardens of Dorne’ scenes in seasons five and six of the hugely popular TV series. The extensive grounds can take a couple of hours or more to explore fully. SEVILLE CATHEDRAL Built on the site of a grand Almohad mosque, Seville’s medieval cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s power and wealth after the Reconquista. At the time of its completion in the 16th century, it supplanted the Hagia Sophia as the largest cathedral in the world. It is still the third-largest church in Europe, and the biggest by volume. The mammoth Gothic structure features an altarpiece depicting the life of Jesus that includes more than 1,000 figures covered in gold leaf. The cathedral’s artistic treasures include

Pedro de Campaña’s Descent from the Cross, Francisco de Zurbarán’s Santa Teresa and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s masterpiece, La Inmaculada. Within the church’s transept lies the tomb of Christopher Columbus. TORRE DEL ORO Built in the early 13th century, no other structure in Seville better explains the role that the Guadalquivir played during Spain’s colonial period than Torre del Oro. Seville owed much of its success in maritime trade to the navigable river, which offered ships more protection than a traditional port. For centuries, a heavy chain was strung across the river from the tower to protect the city from seafaring invaders. Today, the tower is home to a maritime museum that showcases the river’s importance to the city’s history.


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BARRIO SANTA CRUZ Santa Cruz is the most picturesque neighbourhood in Seville, with narrow winding cobbled streets and leaning, whitewashed houses. It’s a delightful area to walk around, to sit outside a bar and enjoy some tapas. It was formerly the Jewish quarter, with some of its churches having been built originally as synagogues before being closed to make way for Christianity. The Judería, a covered passage way heading off the Patio de Banderas (part of the



Alcázar) is worth a visit for the stunning view of the cathedral alone. Walk down Callejon del Agua, following the Alcázar garden walls towards Plaza Alfaro, the inspiration for the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Murillo, one of Spain’s most important painters, was born in Plaza Santa Cruz and you can visit his house in Calle Santa Teresa where there’s a small museum. PLAZA DE ESPAÑA Inside María Luisa

Park lies Plaza de España, a plaza edged by an

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imposing, semi-circular brick building, with tall towers at both its northern and southern ends. In front of the building, designed in 1914, is a 500-metre long curved canal crossed by four bridges, with small rowing boats for hire. It is Seville’s most impressive building after the cathedral and was built for the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929. PLAZA DE TOROS DE LA MAESTRANZA For visitors interested in the

Spanish tradition of bullfighting, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza is a must-miss destination. Spain’s oldest bullring, this 14,000-seat arena dates back to 1758 and bullfights are still held here on Sundays from spring to autumn. Visitors don’t need to watch a bullfight, however, to learn more about the tradition. The adjacent museum exhibits artifacts and information about famous bulls and matadors.


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CASA DE PILATOS Next to the Plaza de Pilatos, Casa de Pilatos is considered a premier example of an Andalusian palace. Designed by architect Genoese Antonio Maria Aprile in 1529, the “Pilate’s House” was so named in reference to the original owner’s son, Fadrique Enriquez de Rivera, who made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1519. Although the building is privately owned by


the Medinaceli family, it is open to the public for guided tours much of the year. Standout features include a series of bullfight paintings by Francisco Goya, a 16th-century marble gate and a grand staircase ornamented with a Mudéjarstyle honeycomb ceiling. METROPOL PARASOL Located at La Encarnación

square in Seville’s Old City district, the Metropol Parasol, completed in 2011, is claimed to be the largest wooden structure in the world. Designed by German architect Jurgen MayerHermann, the building features six gigantic umbrella-shaped structures made of birch wood imported from

Finland. The structure is home to a marketplace, an antiquarium, a restaurant and an open air plaza. TRIANA

Next to Santa Cruz, Seville’s most

famous barrio is Triana, the former gypsy quarter located across the river from the city’s main tourist attractions. The district is celebrated for its azulejos, ceramic tiles once made here using mud from the river bank. From its picturesque streets have come some of the most celebrated flamenco artists and bullfighters of all time. Triana’s rich past has turned into a lively present, with a great tapas and flamenco scene among its narrow streets, and buzzing nightlife along Calle Betis.


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Exposition of 1929, which itself is worth a visit. The influenced Seville’s history representation of the first Sevillians’ distant over centuries, shaping gods and the Treasure its unique cultural, of the Carambolo shows monumental and artistic the Eastern influence heritage. The city’s assimilated by these streets and museums are testament to dark origins, primitive early settlers. giving rise to legends that Roman ruins of Itálica on attribute the foundation of the outskirts of Seville Seville to Hercules. were the scene of the final battle between Vestiges of Seville’s the Romans and the ancient origins from Carthaginians (206 BC) the other side of and the founding of the Mediterranean the first Roman colony, can be found in the Itálica, named after the Archaeological Museum, located in an old pavilion origin of its founders. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar of the Ibero-American Many different cultures have


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converted Sevillians into Roman citizens with full rights, calling the city Julia Romula Hispalis. Although in Seville there were great and sumptuous temples, circuses and amphitheatres, Itálica’s remains today can be found only in the Archaeological Museum.


a port in the heart of the city Direct mooring in the centre of the city only a few metres from the historic district.

Previously a port for the Indies, Seville became one of the most important cities in the world five centuries ago. And much before that the Romans and Arabs left their footprint on the city. Today, the Sevillian capital breathes a rich monumental heritage where the outstanding group comprising the Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Indian Archives has been declared a World Heritage. A balmy climate and popular festivities such as Easter Week or the April Fair –which are held just a few metres away from the Port– attract millions of visitors every year.

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ISLAM TO CATHOLICISM The shield of the city features characters of San Leandro and San Isidoro, accompanying the conquering king and evoking the Visigothic period, soon to be overshadowed by the splendour of Islamic Seville in 712 AD. It was in the Almohad stage in the mid-twelfth century that ‘Isbiliya’, as the Muslims called Seville, that the city reached its ultimate splendour. They built the Great Mosque, whose minaret is a symbol of the city, later converted into a place of Christian worship after


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the Holy King Fernando III conquered it in 1248. Many of the city’s mosques befell the same fate, but 150 years later the dilapidated state of the Great Mosque made the Ecclesiastical Council decide to demolish it and build the huge ‘Santa Maria de la Sede’, or Seville Cathedral, on the site. Another of Seville’s surviving landmarks, the Palace of Alcazar, was converted from an Islamic fortress to a Gothic structure in the 13th century, before being reformed by King Pedro in the 14th century into its current-day Mudéjar style.


In the 16th century,

after the discovery of America from Seville, the city became the Port of the Indies, dominating trade with the New Continent. ‘Casa de la Contratación’ was established in 1503 to regulate and foster trade with the new colonies, first headquartered in Los Alcázares before merchants built ‘Casa Lonja’, centuries later becoming ‘Archivo de Indias’. Many palacehouses and an important civic buildings were built at the ‘Hospital de las Cinco Llagas’ (Hospital of the Five Wounds), which today is the Parliament of Andalusia.

CULTURAL ILLUMINATION During the 17th century trade activity drifted towards Cadiz and Seville became a cultural and religious centre, with the construction of many churches and the creation of Holy Week. This period is documented in the Museum of Fine Arts www.museodebellasartesdesevilla.es built in 1904, hosting works by Montañés, Murillo, Zurbarán and Valdés Leal.


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The 18th century saw the construction of a

new tobacco factory, an industrial building that set the stage for the adventures of Carmen la Cigarrera, brought to life in Bizet’s operatic work in 1875. Construction of the Real Maestranza Bullring also commenced, though would not be completed until the following century. BOURGEOISIE

During the 19th century Seville became

an exotic destination for top architects, as the Sevillian bourgeoisie invested in a construction boom unmatched in the city’s history. The Isabel II bridge on the river Guadalquivir, better known as the Triana bridge, dates from this period, while the city expanded rapidly, supported by railway construction and electrification.


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IBERO-AMERICAN EXHIBITION The 20th century saw the long preparation of an exhibition that would finally be held in 1929. Commemorating Seville’s pivotal connection with the New World, Plaza de España, Plaza de América were built, along with pavilions to celebrate the participating countries, all in different styles to reflect their unique cultures.

The century closed with another exposition, Expo 92, themed ‘Age of Discovery’, with 112 countries taking part and contributing a number of pavilions and structures of architectural merit. As part of Expo 92, Seville’s opera house, Teatro de la Maestranza, was built in 1991, where the composer Mozart is celebrated with an imposing statue outside.


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Opera; an art form in love with Seville The city of Seville is intimately linked to the world of opera. In this romantic city, it is easy to lose oneself in the real-life scenery that inspired so many great writers of musical works. More than 100 operas have been set in Seville, more than any other place. Outside the auditorium, the city itself sometimes feels like an outdoor theatre, with beautiful scenery revealing itself around every corner.

In ‘Barber of Seville’ Rossini set the famous ‘Balcón de Rosina’ in a beautiful house in Plaza Alfaro. In our very own ‘Marriage of Figaro’, Mozart located the main character’s house in Calle Santo Tomás.

Cobbled, medieval lanes and picturesque In Beethoven’s only opera, ‘ Fidelio’, the plazas lined with orange trees feel composer set the work in a prison near like stage sets, with smart Sevillians Seville, most likely based on Castillo de appearing like cast members. San Jorge de Triana. Seville’s history as an important Fábrica de Tabacos, Seville’s tobacco cultural and mercantile capital led to factory, is Bizet’s setting for ’Carmen’, great myths and inspired storytellers to with the Callejón del Agua alley set their fictional, romantic characters and barracks of La Maestranza also against this Andalucían backdrop. featuring, among other parts of the city. In the opera ‘Don Giovanni’, Mozart reinterprets the universal myth of Don Juan, originally from Seville.


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There are organised walking tours available for each of these famous works, though below are some suggested routes visitors might choose around the city: THE LEGEND OF CARMEN This tour is dedicated to one of the most passionate characters in opera, Carmen, the gipsy girl from the tobacco factory. Stroll along the alley known as the Callejón del Agua (where she used to dance), see Seville University (the location of the tobacco factory where Carmen worked) and the Real Maestranza bullring (where she met her death), and have your photo taken beside the statue of Carmen. The route is 3.8km long and lasts about 3 hrs.

located in what is today the archway of the City Hall. The ‘Don Giovannni’ route covers 3Km and lasts about 2,5 hrs.


The author Beaumarchais created this character, who was then reincarnated in the operas of Rossini and Mozart, based on an idea by Cervantes. Among the thirty or so works in which he features, for this route we propose ‘The Barber of Seville’. This itinerary will take you back in history to Seville at the time of the Enlightenment. You’ll see Figaro’s THE LEGEND OF DON JUAN house, the magical setting of the Indias There are over fifty operas based on Don Archive and the cathedral, and you’ll be able to envisage Rosina’s balcony, Juan. You will be able to visit what was where Figaro advises the young count of once the house of Don Juan Tenorio, Almaviva to climb in search of his true the home of Doña Ana de Pantoja (Don Juan’s betrothed in the work of Zorrilla) love. It is 1.6km long and can be done in and the tomb of the Tenorio family, a little over an hour. Need assistance? Contact us at estela@superyachts.agency + 34 971 722 532


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it is in seville’s blood

Listed in 2010 by Unesco as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’, Seville is the place to see the stirring art of flamenco dance performed, right in the heart of its birthplace. Popularised around the turn of

the 19th century in western Andalucía, one of flamenco’s hotbeds was the City’s working class district of Triana, with its largely Roma population. Here, they sang evocatively about their lives and struggles in solemn but sensuous laments. ‘Tablaos’ are the largest venues where to see flamenco, offering spectacular, highly choreographed extravaganzas of music and dance. In some of these theatres, drinks and sometimes dinner are served, though in reality the food is of secondary consideration.


TABLAO EL ARENAL C/ Rodo 7 +34 954 21 64 92 Shows: 19:30 and 21:30 hrs Of all the venues offering flamenco ‘dinner shows’, this is regarded as one of the best. With seating for 100 in an atmospheric colonial tavern, it perhaps lacks some of the grit and duende, the flamenco spirit, of the peñas, but the performers here are top class. EL PALACIO ANDALUZ C/ María Auxiliadora 18A +34 954 53 47 20 Shows: 19:00 and 21:30 hrs Palacio Andaluz is by far the largest tablao in Seville, offering glitzy choreographed shows in a converted warehouse on the edge of the city centre. Not for flamenco purists, but the performers are among the best, putting on quite a spectacle.

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Dining out Seville boasts no less than 3,000 tapas eateries and you won’t go far wrong in most, but here we highlight some of the best-rated restaurants in town, starting with Seville’s only Michelinstarred establishment at time of going to press in 2018.

Abantal C/ Alcalde José de la Bandera, 7 +34 954 540 000 “Andalucían cuisine with a cutting edge. Creativity, flavour and strong technical ability, plus the option of choosing individual dishes from the set menu. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.”

In a city famous for its food, drink and dance, visitors are truly spoilt for choice. Taberna del Alabardero C/ Zaragoza, 20

+34 954 502 721

“A charming 19th century mansion with elegant rooms and private dining areas, all arranged around a bucolic Andalucían patio. The restaurant offers a traditional menu with an updated twist, as well as a few magnificent guest rooms with period furnishings.”

El Burladero C/ Canalejas, 1

+34 954 507 862

“This restaurant with a modern decor centred on the world of bullfighting and its history is one of the meeting places in the city. Attractive, informal bar and a traditional à la carte menu.”

La Azotea Santa Cruz C/ Mateos Gago, 8

+34 954 215 878

“This small restaurant with its industrially inspired decor serves contemporary cuisine with traditional roots, arranged in bold combinations which are full of flavour.”


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Leaving Seville and heading south along the Andalucían coast, the next port of call is Cádiz. Cádiz is generally considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, founded as ‘Gadir’ by the Phoenicians as early as 1100 BC Its ancient centre,

on a strip of land surrounded almost entirely by the sea, is a romantic jumble of winding streets, with Atlantic waves crashing against old sea walls all around. The home of the Spanish navy, the port boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and


commerce, supplanting inland Seville as the primary centre for transAtlantic trade. The region’s coastline features more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira. Cádiz province has over 30 castles and fortresses, many of which are in a good state of repair. On the waterfront is the

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OUR PARTNERS IN CÁDIZ ARE: PROGESCO GROUP Av. Juan Melgarejo, 18. Edif. Vistahermosa, Puerto Santa María +34 956 855 851 domed, 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral, featuring Baroque and Neoclassical elements. The imposing cathedral took 116 years to complete, so the mix of styles is evident. Construction began in Baroque style and was completed in Neoclassical style. The towers and the sacristy were the last elements added in the 19th century. Particular highlights include the vaults of the high altar and the choir stalls. This impressive

interior has some beautiful Baroque imagery, while the exterior is crowned with a dome of golden tiles that give it a gleaming appearance. The composer Manuel de Falla is buried in the crypt. Since opening in 2003, the cathedral’s Torre de Poniente has become a major attraction in the city. The bell tower, whose construction began in Cádiz’s golden age in the 18th century, affords stunning views over the city below and out across the Atlantic.

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The city’s ‘Puertas de

Tierra’ walls clearly divide the new city –reclaimed from the sea and built along a great avenue with an extensive promenade– and the old. The historic centre of the city has narrow streets and small squares in popular districts such as La Viña (the fisherman’s district), the Mentidero, Santa María (home of flamenco song) and El Pópulo. El Pópulo is the oldest and retains three gates to the original medieval city; the El Pópulo, De la Rosa and De los Blancos Arches. Also here you will find the roman theatre and Cádiz’s one-time Cathedral,



Santa Cruz church. Plaza de San Juan de Dios is the place to savour the typical ‘pescaíto frito’, while listening to Cádiz composer Falla’s ‘Amor Brujo’ played by the City Hall clock. Neighbouring Santa María features many historical landmarks, with stately residences such as the Baroque Casa Lasquetty and the Royal Jail, an important Neoclassical building. Walking up towards tranquil San Francisco Square, we find La Santa Cueva, ‘The Oratory of the Holy Cave’, an underground chapel adorned with Goya paintings.

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Nearby, in the Plaza de San Antonio, in the Mentidero quarter, which was the nerve centre of the city for many years, there is the Oratory of San Felipe Neri, a Baroque place of worship with an Inmaculada by the Sevillian painter Murillo on the main altar. This was the seat of the Cádiz Cortes in 1812, where the first Spanish Constitution was drawn up. La Viña is one of the livelier neighbourhoods of of Cádiz, with, aptly, many bars, cafés and restaurants to choose from. La Viña is where the city meets the sea at one of its smaller beaches, La Caleta. It makes for a perfect setting to try a typical local dish of ‘piriñaca’ (mackerel with a tomato and pepper salad) or another of the many Andalucían seafood dishes. For an informal meal, head for Calle Virgen de la Palma or Calle Zorrilla’s tapas bars.


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GADIR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE A must-see to discover the Phoenician way of life, this impressive archaeological site is located in the centre of Cadiz, under an historic theatre that was refurbished in 2012.With almost 3,000 years of history, visitors can discover the first traders who lived in Cádiz. The different periods of habitation on the site are reflected in the layout of the streets, homes and tools dating back to the 9th century BC, which can be seen on the tour. LA VICTORIA BEACH

Beach lovers should head for the urban sands of La Victoria, a very wide, 3km

long beach stretching to the end of town. The beach has terrace bars and a wide choice of restaurants along the promenade, making a stunning spot for drinks or dinner at sunset. SHORTCUTS BY LAND FROM SEVILLE If journeying back along the Guadalquivir and visiting Cádiz don’t appeal, consider rejoining the yacht later. From Seville, by car, Gibraltar is only two hours away, while Estepona and Marbella are 2½ hours’ drive.



Should the prospect of cruising

along the coast to Gibraltar not be of interest, one can of course skip this leg aboard and head directly by car from Cádiz across Andalucía and rejoin the yacht at Gibraltar (90 mins), Estepona (90 mins), or Marbella (120 mins).

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Dining out Cadiz’s cuisine is influenced more than anything by the province’s wines and by the wide selection of locally caught fresh fish; gilt-head bream, sea bream, sea bass, as well as shell fish including prawns, Norway lobsters, crab claws, and the famous king prawns from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Nearby Jerez means a wide range of excellent sherries; fino, amontillados sweet, oloroso, or manzanilla wine from Sanlucar are omnipresent. Local brandies too are typical of the region.


El Faro del Puerto

C/ Francisco Cossi Ochoa (Molino de Mareas El Caño) El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz +34 956 851 870 Style: Creative

Av. de Fuenterrabía El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz +34 956 992 288 Style: Traditional cuisine (Excellent wine list)

“Immerse yourself in the fantasy culinary world of Ángel León, a gastronomic visionary. He has taken his cooking into unchartered territory thanks to his prodigious technical ability, boundless creativity and, above all, a constant love affair with the sea.”

“Proven by its good management. It has several classic style dining rooms, three of them private and a glass-enclosed wine cellar that serves as a waiting room.”

Sopranis C/ Sopranis 5, Cádiz Style: Modern

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“In the heart of the Santa María district, Sopranis has a small bar and two dining rooms, the main one is decorated with photos of models. The focus is on highly interesting cuisine with a contemporary slant, as well as an emphasis on excellent presentation and preparation.”

Ventorrillo del Chato Vía Augusta Julia (C/ San Fernando), Cádiz +34 956 250 025 Style: Traditional cuisine “Located inside a beautiful historic building, near the beach dunes. Enjoys a good reputation in the area, well-kept and cozy place with an endearing rustic style.”

La Curiosidad de Mauro Barreiro

C/ Veedor 10, Cádiz +34 956 992 288 Style: Modern cuisine “A restaurant with a contemporary feel in which the cuisine is a surprising fusion of dishes from other parts of the world, particularly South America, and local products.”

Los Portales C/ Ribera del Marisco 7 El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz +34 956 542 116 Source: viamichelin.com Style: Traditional cuisine Meal prices: Menu 30/55 €, Carte 30/45 € “The menu is a good example of the produce available in Cádiz Bay. Enjoy the food in the traditional-regional style dining rooms, decorated with timber features and ornamental tiles.”

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gibraltar One look at Gibraltar’s strategic position and topography makes it obvious why this small, elevated headland around the southern tip of Spain has been fought over for many centuries.


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governance of ‘the Rock’, as the peninsula is generally referred to, remains a bone of contention today for the Spanish government. Changing hands many times in its colourful history, Gibraltar, just 5 km long and 1.2 km wide, has been a British Overseas Territory since 1713.

prehistoric caves suggest ancient mariner activity as early as the 9th century BC, leaving gifts to the gods seeking the blessing of the Almighty before sailing into the Atlantic and the unknown. A Moorish castle and baths date back to the 11th and 14th century. The first description of Gibraltar was written by the Roman geographer, Pomponius Mela, around 45 AD.

Gibraltar is steeped in history, as the result of an intertwining and moulding of civilisations and cultures dating back thousands of years. Its

In 1848, an ancient female skull was discovered in Forbes’ Quarry, at the foot of the steep north face. Eight years later, an identical skull was discovered, this time in


As a case in point,

the Neander Valley near Dusseldorf in Germany, so ‘Neanderthal Man’ should really have been ‘Gibraltar Woman’! The 19th century was really Gibraltar’s heyday, as a staging port on the vital route from the Mediterranean to India after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. During WWII, the Rock’s Admiralty Tunnel became home to the British Royal Navy’s ‘Force H’ and was the point from where General Eisenhower commanded ‘Operation Torch’, the Allied Forces’ invasion of French North Africa in 1942.

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on two Neanderthal skulls many monuments and found in Gibraltar in 1848 memorials marking its fascinating array of and 1926. role in conflicts and lives cultural and natural lost. They include the The fortifications on history collections, prints, American War Memorial, the site of the Moorish paintings, drawings and erected by the US to Castle were first built objects from 127,000 before 1160, before being mark the achievements years ago to the present and comradeship of the destroyed when the day. Parts of the building American and British Spanish re-conquered date back to the 14th Navies here during the Gibraltar in 1309. The century and its Moorish first and second World Tower of Homage, its Baths are some of the main feature, was rebuilt Wars. finest remains of the after the Islamic ruler of As a military stronghold, period in the Iberian the Emirate of Granada, Gibraltar is famous for Peninsula. The museum’s Abu’l Hassan, recaptured its tunnels, totalling 52 displays include ‘Nana the Rock in 1333. kilometres in length. An and Flint’, two forensic Given Gibraltar’s military underground mini city reconstructions of a was constructed by the history, the territory has woman and child, based British, large enough to house a garrison of 16,000 men, with enough supplies to remain holed up for 16 months. There was an underground telephone exchange, a power generating station, a water distillation plant, a hospital, a bakery, ammunition magazines and a vehicle maintenance workshop. Tours must be booked in advance, +350 200 71649. The Gibraltar Museum houses a

Gibraltar’s mercantile links with North Africa


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Rock, they can be seen in the wild in their natural habitat and given the large number of visitors to their back yard, they are unafraid of getting close up and personal with tourists.

There are fines for feeding the macaques and watch your drew a large number of Gibraltar and are its most Jewish merchants after popular tourist attraction. valuables, as these quick primates are attracted the British first occupied Commonly referred to the peninsula in 1704 and as apes, they are a type to shiny and expensive today remains home to a of tailless monkey. The objects. A cable car to Barbary Macaque is the large Jewish community. the top of the rock runs only macaque native to There are four every 10-15 minutes from synagogues here, of which Africa, specifically the Alameda Gardens at the Middle Atlas Mountains the Flemish and Great southern end of Main and the Rif Valley in Synagogues (1724) are North Africa. Here on the Street and costs. great examples. Guided tours of the beautiful Flemish Synagogue (1759), located in Line Wall Road, can be arranged (+350 200 76477). The old Jewish Cemetery, used up until 1848, reflects the important role the Jewish people have played in shaping the territory’s history (+350 200 71648). Barbary Macaques are synonymous with


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Casemates Square is located at the

northern end of Main Street, lined with numerous restaurants, cafés and bars, and is the heart of nightlife in Gibraltar. The square is also used to host major cultural events, live open-air concerts and military parades. Ocean Village Marina is one of three marinas in Gibraltar and houses both of its casinos. Admiral Casino offers a Casino Zone, Poker Magic Lounge, Coral Sports Lounge, 170 Jackpot Slot Machines, as well as a chargrill restaurant and a number of bars. Sunborn Casino is located aboard a ‘superyacht hotel’, a moored, floating hotel and casino. Sunborn offers a range of table games and more than 60 slot machines with progressive jackpots.


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ALCAIDESA MARINA An ideal base port-to-port or stay in transit, Alcaidesa Marina is located in the Strait of Gibraltar directly adjacent to the airport. The sheltered marina and boatyard, next to the western slopes of Gibraltar, offers deep water access in all weather conditions with berths of up to 100 metres. +34 956 021 660 marina@alcaidesa.com www.alcaidesamarina.com

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costa del sol

Spain’s ‘sun coast’ means beautiful coastal areas, clear waters, sandy beaches, cultural heritage and charming hinterland villages with a mountainous backdrop Cruising along the

Costa del Sol towards Málaga provides a variety of possible stops, from still-authentic coastal fishing ports like Estepona to touristic resorts like Marbella and its glitzy neighbour, Puerto Banús. Moving further along, Fuengirola’s medieval Moorish Sohail Castle towers over the coastline,


and hosts concerts, festivals and a medieval market in summer. Torremolinos is a popular gay resort, while Benalmádena is the place for theme parks. Whether you are looking for culture, beach life, world-class golf, rustic or Michelin cuisine, shopping or partying, the Costa del Sol has it.

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SOTOGRANDE North of the ancient Rock of Gibraltar lies the rather more contemporary Sotogrande, where development first began in the 1960s. Puerto de Sotogrande today is a sumptuous 6,000-acre leisure and residential development, built around a state-ofthe-art marina and boat yard. As well as luxurious waterfront residences with moorings,

Sotogrande features a number of golf courses, a beach club and polo park, as well as exclusive shopping, restaurants and bars. THINGS TO DO Sotogrande and the nearby area offers some of Europe’s finest golf courses, including the world-famous Robert Trent Jones-designed Valderrama and Sotogrande, with La Reserva and a host

of other top courses to choose from. The first polo field at Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande was built around 1965 and the club now boasts four world class courts, hosting 20 tournaments annually. Its beautiful landscape and excellent hospitality facilities make spending a day at one of the world’s top five clubs a great day ashore.


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Explore the world’s largest cork-oak forest, Parque Natural Los Alcornocales, stretching 75km north almost from the Strait of Gibraltar to the border of the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema and into Málaga province This large area of natural beauty is a paradise for birds of prey, including tawny vultures, owls, peregrine falcons, kestrels, Egyptian vultures, goshawks, sparrow hawks, and several varieties of eagle. The river valleys’ waters are fertile territory for the water blackbird, the kingfisher and the sap martin, among others. Large contrations of deer and roe attract predators including foxes and wild boar, genets, polecats and mountain cats.



Estepona is a coastal

town that retains some its ‘pueblo’ charm and character, while being a popular spot for tourists. A palm-lined promenade runs next to the Playa de la Rada beach. Nearby are the restaurants and water sports facilities of Puerto Deportivo, a fishing port and the cove of Playa del Cristo. The whitewashed old town centres around the flower-filled square of Plaza de las Flores, home

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to the eclectic artworks of the Colección Garó, including works by Picasso, Dalí and George Hayter. Numerous street cafes and tapas bars serve traditional local delicacies, while steep, narrow, photogenic streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different colour flower pots. Estepona’s bullring houses the Municipal Museums of Bullfighting and a Museum of Agriculture, Fossils, Archaelogy and Cinema. The bullring is also used as a concert venue during the summer months and is home to an open air cinema. There is a craft market held here on a Sunday morning.

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Opened in 2015, Estepona’s most recent attraction

is the ‘Orquidario’, a contemporary orchid house and botanical gardens. The building’s 30m high glass dome is an unmistakable part of the town’s skyline, housing some 5,000 plants and 1,300 species, claimed to be the largest collection in Europe. OPENING HOURS: 10.30 to 14.30 hrs and 18.00 to 21.00 hrs on Tues-Thurs; to 23:00 hrs on Fri-Sat; 10.30 to 14.30 hrs on Sunday. CLOSED MONDAYS. www.orchidariumestepona.com +34 951 517 074

Marbella is regarded by some as the Costa del Sol’s bastion of bling, with its notorious neon-lit ‘Golden Mile’ of bars, restaurants and nightclubs MARBELLA & PUERTO BANÚS However, for those who prefer quieter surroundings there is the surprisingly attractive or old town, replete with narrow lanes and welltended flower boxes, sheltered by the beautiful Sierra Blanca mountains. Puerto Banús is located just 6km to the west of Marbella’s town centre. Designed and built in 1970 by local property developer José Banús,


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as a luxury marina and designer shopping complex. Banús is the Costa del Sol’s glitzy playground, with its exclusive beach clubs and a buzzing nightlife.

Dating back to Islamic times, Ronda’s dramatic history is littered with outlaws, bandits, guerrilla warriors and rebels.

Modern bullfighting was probably invented here in the late 18th century, RONDA making regular visitors For those seeking of two famous American something a bit more Hispanofiles and cultural and picturesque than these modern coastal bullfighting enthusiasts, resorts, an outing to Ronda, Earnest Hemmingway and Orson Welles, whose an hour’s drive inland, ashes are buried here. is highly recommended. Built astride a huge gash The local legend, in the mountains carved however, is Pedro out by the Río Guadalevín, Romero, whose father and Ronda is the largest of grandfather before him Andalucía’s white towns, were great innovators of perched at the top of the the ‘corrida’, the ‘Ronda spectacular El Tajo gorge. school’ of bullfighting,


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making more of an art and skill of a bull’s slaughter. Still fighting into his eighties, he dispatched more than 6000 bulls without ever being gored.

Ronda’s most striking feature is the 18th century ‘Puente Nuevo’ bridge, which straddles the 100-metre chasm below, providing glorious views over the Serranía de Ronda mountains FUENGIROLA

It is a vibrant resort

with lots of leisure activities, major shopping centres and a range of evening entertainment, as well as its attractive beaches. Away from the main drag, narrow, pedestrian streets leading off the main square retain the charming traits of a typical Andalucian coastal town. To air passengers visiting the Costa del Sol, Costa Tropical and wider Andalucía, Malaga is just the name of an airport, a busy gateway to the region famous for its coastline. However, the city itself, the birthplace of Pablo

Picasso, has more to offer, particularly since a major regeneration programme over the past decade or so. With a rich history dating back 3,000 years, Málaga has a legacy to rival any of Spain’s better-known ancient cities. Behind its over-developed sea front lies a city not only filled with ancient architecture, but also with a thriving art and cultural scene. Roman Theatre is one of the only ancient ruins left after the city was bombed by the Italian army during the Civil war. The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification, built by the Hammudid dynasty

Starting life as a tiny fishing village, Fuengirola has become a major tourism destination in recent years


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El Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre) is the oldest monument in Mรกlaga City, situated at the foot of the famous Alcazaba fortress in the early 11th century, and is the bestpreserved alcazaba in Spain. For current performing arts, Mรกlaga is home to no less than seven theatres, staging from operatic and classical productions to contemporary music and dance. For art lovers, there are some six new art galleries founded just in the past few years alone in the burgeoning Soho district.


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MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA Opened in 2003, houses a permanent collection showing eight decades of work (1892 to 1972) by Pablo Picasso, who was born here in 1881. Having spent much of his life in France and regarding Barcelona his spiritual home, the controversial painter wanted a permanent exhibition in the town of his birth. The core collection, provided by the Picasso family, features 233 of his works, while the Museo also hosts visiting exhibitions by other modern artists. Palacio de Buenavista C/ San Agustín 8, Málaga www.museopicassomalaga.org +34 952 127 600


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Dining out José Carlos García Pl. De la Capilla, Muelle Uno +34 952 003 588

Víctor Centro Comercial Guadalmina Alta San Pedro de Alcántara

Figón de Juan Pasaje Esperanto 1, Málaga

La Cosmopolita José Denís Belgrano 3, Málaga Source: viamichelin.com

Santiago Av. Duque de Ahumada 5, Marbella

El Gran Gatsby Muelle de Honor, Puerto Banús +34 951 778 797

Albert y Simon Av. de Salamanca (Urb. Nueva Alcántara, Edificio Mirador) San Pedro de Alcántara +34 952 783 714

TA-KUMI Gregorio Marañón 4, Marbella

Vovem Asador C/ Las Yedras, Marbella

Buenaventura Pl. Iglesia de Encarnación 5, Marbella +34 952 858 069

La Taberna de Santiago

Av. Del Mar 20, Marbella +34 952 770 078 Source: viamichelin.com

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primarily a commercial operation and is often overlooked as a stop for superyachts, though private berths here can be arranged (simply call us at Estela Shipping). Apart from Motril’s beautiful beaches, set against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada and away from the sometimes madding crowds, there are few attractions within this charming but mostly commercial centre. One remnant of note of its former glories is the pre-industrial Sugar Cane Museum, housed in Casa de la Palma. ALHAMBRA However, the primary motivation for

stopping at Motril is its proximity to Granada and the stunning jewel in its crown, the Alhambra, a 50-minute drive from the port. The second most visited site in Europe, this breath-


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costa del sol taking palace-city is a sophisticated blend of medieval Islamic, Renaissance Christian and modern architectural styles. Together with its beautiful gardens, the Alhambra is a must-see for anyone visiting the region. Created originally for military purposes,

the Alhambra (from the Arabic ‘Qalat Al-Hamra’, or ‘crimson castle’) was a fortress, a palace and a small city, all in one. The fortress stems from the 9th century, though the palace was built by emirs, starting in the 13th century. During the 18th century, the Alhambra

fell into neglect saw its sumptuous salons converted into dungheaps and taverns, occupied by thieves and beggars. Next, Napoleon‘s troops, masters of Granada from 1808 until 1812, converted the palace into barracks, blowing part of it up as they retreated. However, since being declared a national monument in 1870, the Alhambra has been restored, maintained and even improved, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.

It is highly recommended that visitors book a guided tour, and at least one month in advance


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MARINA PORT TARRACO in the heart of the Mediterranean

Marina Port Tarraco is a deep-water marina designed to provide superyachts with the highest quality services and offers 64 berths up to 160 meters. The marina provides absolute privacy and security protocols to ensure a warm welcome and personalized assistance to all vessels and also has everything that Superyachts owners, captains and crews require; a vast range of berthing facilities including 24hr security and CCTV surveillance, ISPS code complaint, shore power connections up to 1,600 amps at 400 V and 6,600 V / 2,000 VA electrical connection to giga yachts, waste pickup MARPOL certificate, fresh water, Internet and Satellite TV, berthing assistance on arrival and departure and exclusive customer service to ensure a comfortable stay. Recently, Marina Port Tarraco has been certified as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) by Tax Authorities to bring great advantages to their clients that certifies that a company’s role is more secure and that its controls and procedures comply with European Union customs regulations. Additionally, the marina offers a commercial and leisure area, with bars,

restaurants, pubs and fitness club. During the summer season the marina also hosts live concerts, entertainment and crew events all year round.

The marina is well connected within Spain and to the rest of Europe. Strategically located close to the International Airport of Reus (10 min) and Barcelona airport (50 min). Is also located 500 meters from the city’s train station and 15 minutes from the high-speed train (AVE) that connects Tarragona to Madrid in less than two and a half hours.

Th e Per fe ct De s t i n a t i o n

A yachting destination located in the heart of the Mediterranean designed to offer you a comfortable and pleasant stay all year round. From Port Tarraco you can set off on a journey of exploration through a vast territory containing cultural sites and experiences, local cuisine, hotels, spas, resorts, shows, world famous sporting events, festivals and local traditions.

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Interview with

Boyan Slat founder of The Ocean Cleanup Big problems require big solutions

Switching themes from a musical

prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Estela Shipping sat down with Dutch environmental prodigy, Boyan Slat.

Plastic pollution in the world‘s oceans and rivers is one of the biggest environmental issues of our time and is rapidly moving its way up the global environmental agenda. Plastic pollution harms marine life and can enter the human food chain Founding The Ocean Cleanup aged only via our food and water. 18, two years after a diving lesson off the Research from the University of Greek island of Lesbos, Slat today heads Manchester, published in Nature a team of 70 engineers, researchers, Geoscience only last month, showed scientists and computational modellers the highest microplastic pollution yet working on technology to rid the discovered anywhere in the world world’s oceans of plastic. in a river near Manchester in the “There were more bags than fish down United Kingdom. It also shows that there”, Slat recounts from that dive major floods in the area in 2015-16 during a family holiday, “and I decided flushed more than 40 billion pieces of to come up with a way to clear it up.” microplastic into the sea. When he returned home, he did enough The surge of such a vast amount of reading and ‘Googling’ to understand microplastic from one small river the issue and set to work on a project for catchment in a single event led the a high school science competition. Slat scientists to conclude that the current and a friend came up with a concept of estimate for the number of particles putting a long barrier in the sea to catch in the ocean – five trillion – is a major large pieces of floating plastic. Scoring underestimate. an almost perfect 10, they won the competition, encouraging him to put concept into action.


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Based in Delft, home of the Netherlands’ renowned University of Technology, The Ocean Cleanup has its assembly works in Alameda, California, from where it is on the verge of deploying its first full-scale system of floating barriers, designed to capture half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years. This ‘patch’ is an area of floating rubbish between Japan and America’s west coast, estimated to be twice the size of France. “Over the past three years, we have moved from feasibility research, to reconnaissance missions, to extensive scale model- and prototype testing and we expect it to be fully operational by mid-2018.” Slat doesn’t lack ambition, “If all goes to plan, in fact, we should be able to collect more than half the plastic stuck in the largest of ocean vortexes”, he adds.

after which the systems roam the gyres autonomously. Real-time telemetry will allow us to monitor the condition, performance and trajectory of each system. DOES THE SYSTEM ITSELF HAVE ANY NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT?

Our systems fully rely on the natural ocean currents and do not require an external energy source to catch and concentrate the plastic. All electronics used, such as lights and AIS, will be powered by solar energy. IS THE SYSTEM SCALABLE?

By gradually adding systems to the gyre, we mitigate the need for full financing upfront. This gradual scale-up also allows us to learn from the field and continuously improve the technology along the way.

“Our idea has developed and improved substantially since the first conceptual design and the feasibility study. Since there is no previous technology like ours, we believe the best way to move forward is to test fast and often to look for the things that do not yet work as planned.”


“By scaling up, researching and working together with world-renowned offshore companies (such as Boskalis, SBM Offshore and Heerema) and institutes, including IMARES, Deltares and MARIN, we believe initiating the cleanup by mid-2018 is achievable.”



The system, as yet unnamed, is autonomous. Algorithms help specify the optimal deployment locations,

Having succeeded in funding the first ocean trials, following our first deployment in the pacific region this summer, we plan to roll out more systems around the world, starting later this year.

We now welcome companies and individuals to sponsor their own cleanup system as part of the largescale roll-out of the cleanup. For details on how to get involved, interested parties should visit our website: www.theoceancleanup.com/fund/


“the marriage of figaro” act II The Countess, Susanna, Fígaro and

Cherubino conspire to punish the Count for his infidelity. The latter suddenly appears at his wife’s door. Finding it locked, he demands an entrance. Cherubino, alarmed, hides himself in a closet and bars the door. When the Count goes after a crowbar to break in the door, Cherubino leaps out of the window, while Susanna takes his place. When the Count and Countess return, they are both amazed to see that it actually is Susanna in

the closet. The Countess is confused – but relieved. The Count is embarrassed and begs forgiveness for his unseemly suspicions. Antonio, the gardener, comes in, furious that some one has just thrown a man into his flower pots. Fígaro at once asserts that it was he who jumped. A ludicrous side plot unfolds as Marcellina appears with a contract of marriage signed by Fígaro, bringing Bartolo as a witness. Don Curzio declares the contract valid. When they produce evidence that Figaro has actually agreed to marry Marcellina, the Count gleefully cancels Figaro’s wedding.

—Conoscete, signor Figaro, questo foglio chi vergò?

97 —No ´l conosco...

act iI, prologue It was an eventful overnight transfer from Malaga to Mallorca for ‘Aguas Frescas’ and all aboard. The owner, Count Almaviva, had designs on the Chief Stewardess, Susanna. Simultaneously, he was jealous of the First Mate, Cherubino, whom he believed to be ‘on manoeuvres’ with his wife, Countess Rosina. Captain Fígaro, meanwhile, sought to punish his boss for making advances upon his beloved Susanna, with the aid his fiancée, the Countess and the First Mate. The Count sought to confront his wife and her suitor in her suite, though found the door locked, adding to his fury. Inside, Rosina was indeed plotting with Cherubino –who was now disguised as a woman in order to escape the Count’s punishment– and with the Captain and Chief Stew. The First Mate was startled and promptly leapt through an open porthole, his fall cushioned by the lifeboat’s tarp (pun definitely intended). The Chief Engineer, Don Basilio, surfaced on the owner’s deck, angry that someone had jumped and ripped the lifeboat cover. A quick-thinking Fígaro confessed it was he who had jumped, feigning a limp. Meanwhile, Marcellina, the Second Stew (and incidentally, Antonio, the Chef’s daughter) appeared, clutching a marriage contract between herself and Captain Fígaro, which would prevent him from marrying Susanna. Fígaro called the ever-resourceful Estela. “Estela, my dear”, he began, “I’m in a spot of trouble. I desperately need my birth certificate in order to prove my nobility. Can you help?” Estela had helped Fígaro with his passport replacement some years earlier and happened to have a copy of the birth certificate on file. “Good news”, the helpful agent replied. “I have a copy and will email it to you directly.” “Thank goodness for that!”, exclaimed a relieved Fígaro. “I knew I could rely on you.” Moments later Fígaro was able to produce the proof that he was unable to marry Marcellina, as he was in fact the long-lost illegitimate son of the ‘Aguas Frescas’ on-board physician, Doctor Bartolo and the Second Stew, Marcellina, herself. This evidence left Fígaro in the clear to marry Susanna, while Doctor Bartolo promptly proposed to his former lover, Marcellina. It would be a DOUBLE wedding! Count Almaviva had watched the scene unfold in astonishment and incredulity, but conceded. “I gather Formentera is quite the ideal setting for a beach wedding. Captain Fígaro, please set course for the Balearics.”


Proximity and privacy in the centre of the city At a 10 minutes walk from the historical centre of Palma de Mallorca, Pantalรกn del Mediterrรกneo becomes the perfect place for your boat thanks to its discretion, with limited access to clients and their providers.

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Karen Martensen

Charter Manager with Burgess in Palma de Mallorca An established destination

for European visitors for decades, the Balearics are increasingly on the radar with owners and guests from the US, the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia. Ibiza has long been popular with many drawn to its world-class nightlife and internationally acclaimed DJs, but we are now finding that returning guests want to devote more time to other nearby islands. This archipelago of Spain, in the Balearic Sea in the western Mediterranean, is to Europe what the Caribbean is to the Americas; a small island cluster in turquoise waters that retains all of its natural beauty. Perhaps initially motivated by unstable geopolitical situations in other parts of the world, guests are finding the Balearics are not only safe, but there is lots to see and do as well. A relaxation in Spanish charter regulations have boosted demand in recent years, and owners are increasingly basing their yachts in the region. This, coupled with a cleanup of lower-end tourism and rising standards in gastronomy, accommodation and treatments, shopping and leisure activities, is now drawing higher-end visitors to Mallorca, and Menorca too. Palma Airport (PMI) has always been well-connected to all parts of Europe, being the busiest airport in the western Mediterranean, but once our clients

realise that there is the private (TAG) terminal, it makes coming to the island even more attractive. For those looking to combine their on-board stay with, say, Barcelona, an overnight transit takes only six hours. This makes the Balearics a fantastic addition to more traditional itineraries in the region owing to the crystalline waters of Menorca, the mountains and calas of Mallorca and the clubs of Ibiza offering plenty of variety. Karen Martensen is charter manager in Mallorca for Burgess, worldwide superyacht specialists, based in Palma and has worked in yachting industry since 1996. www.burgessyachts.com

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ABOUT THE BALEARIC ISLANDS Just a six-hour transit across from Barcelona lies this Spanish archipelago in the Balearic Sea, part of the western Mediterranean. Its four largest islands, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, respectively, have been a popular holiday destination for European holidaymakers for many years. However, the Balearics have so much more to offer than package tourism, with natural landscapes and coastlines fiercely protected and left unspoiled for visitors to explore and enjoy. So much so, that swathes of Ibiza and Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountain range have been declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. As well as their natural beauty, the Balearics have a unique cultural identity and are easily accessible, making this region a fantastic destination for yacht owners and guests to spend time. MALLORCA - IBIZA - FORMENTERA - MALLORCA - MENORCA We begin our Balearic cruise in Mallorca, with Palma de Mallorca’s international airport (PMI) and its private (TAG) terminal making Palma a convenient embarkation point for guests and crew alike. With some 800 take-offs and landings daily in the high season, PMI is the western Mediterranean’s busiest airport. At the heart of the European yachting scene, Palma is well-placed to provide whatever services captains and guests require for a successful trip.



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Having taken on fuel at Port Adriano, just nine miles as-the-crow-flies from Palma’s Port de Mallorca marina, Captain Fígaro and guests aboard M/Y Aguas Frescas set sail towards Ibiza… The word ’Ibiza’ in

many minds conjures up an image of a party place, world famous for its club scene, with names of venues like Pacha, Amnesia and Ushuaïa ringing familiar even to those who haven’t set foot on a dance floor since the 1980s. Long known as a Mecca for partygoers, hippies and those in search of peaceful retreat, this ancient ‘White Island’ has for years drawn visitors looking for spiritual experiences in the sun. However, the fact that UNESCO registered ‘Eivissa’ (as Ibiza is known in the Balearics’ official Catalan language) as a World Heritage Site in 1999 for its biodiversity and culture, acknowledges that there is much more to this


small island than clubbing, partying, hippies and meditation. The Acropolis of Dalt Vila (the old town of Eivissa), Ibiza’s oceanic posidonia meadows that give the Pitiuso sea’s waters their beauty and transparency, and the island’s necropolis of Puig des Moline and settlement of Sa Caleta were all cited by UNESCO. Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims and Catalonians have all left their mark here over the centuries. Visiting Ibiza and Formentera by yacht is the perfect way to take in their beautiful coves and waters, while on-shore there is plenty of culture and entertainment on offer for three day trips from Ibiza Town’s marinas.

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HIPPY MARKETS Inland, Ibiza is well known for its hippy markets, street and food markets. Markets happen all year round with the majority taking place during the summer season. The biggest markets are the Punta ArabĂ­ Hippy Market on Wednesday in Es CanĂĄ and the Las Dalias Hippy Market, the best known one, on Saturday in San Carlos. Here, you will find lots fashion and jewellery, many handmade from local designers and artists, as well as lots of other handicrafts like leatherware and paintings. Adding to the atmosphere are mime acts, Moroccan tea tents and live music, bringing out the Bohemian hippy in you.

Go early to avoid the crowds!


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Setting off early from Marinas Ibiza, Botafoch,

Magna or Sovereign, and heading south gives guests a chance to visit some of the island’s stunning southernmost beaches and coves.

First up is Es Cavallet, an extensive, picturesque, white sandy beach with protected dunes and salt flats behind, sometimes windy with rolling waves. Part of it is denoted as nudist beach and is there is a lively gay scene at the southern end, with a number of popular restaurants and beach clubs, like El Chiringuito or Sa Escollera drawing a relaxed crowd. At the southern tip is Salinas, one of the busier beaches on the island. This extensive white sandy beach with clear waters is a popular meeting point for locals and celebrities alike, with well-known restaurants like Malibú and Guaraná known to pull in famous faces. Other notable hotspots are Jockey Club and Sa Trinxa beach clubs. Around the southern tip, 10km west of Ibiza Town, lies Sa Caleta beach, collared by distinctive orange cliffs. Part sand, part rock, the site features some Phoenician ruins dating back to 654 BC. Further along, Cala Jondal is one of the most popular Ibizan beaches, with a number of beach clubs drawing affluent sun worshippers and the odd famous face. Restaurants like Es Savina, right on the waterfront, or beach clubs like Blue Marlin and Tropicana keep visitors fed, watered and entertained.


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s‘Argamassa 38°991‘N 1°562‘E Cala Boix 39°026‘N 1°608‘E

Those seeking something quieter might prefer to anchor at Porroig, a stunning cove further along. Later, taking in the sunset off the island’s western tip at Cala d’Hort makes for a stunning end of the day, overlooking the 400-metre high white rock of Sa Vedra before heading back to port.

Cala de Sant Vincent 39°075‘N 1°593‘E Portinatx 39°112‘N 1°513‘E

On land at this spot, adventurous visitors are known to clamber up Sa Pedrera to ‘Atlantis’, above a remote cove considered to have mythical qualities. Its sharp-edged rocks are remnants of an ancient quarry, carved out in order to build the Lost City of Atlantis, so the myth goes. It is a labyrinth of caves, rocks, holes and sea pools, and is a beautiful spot from which to watch the sun set behind Sa Vedra. On your way down you will pass a ‘witch’s cave’ where, if superstitious, you must leave a possession at the entrance or risk having bad luck… To enjoy the view in comfort, consider dining at Es Boldadó


day two

IBIZA EAST Another day trip,

this time up the east coast of Ibiza, initially in the direction of s’Argamassa. A small, secluded south-facing beach, s’Argamassa offers an array of water-sports, while beach clubs like Nikki Beach and Seasoul are perhaps an option for those that are particularly popular with snorkelers looking to chill. and divers. Further up is the whiteDAY THREE crested surf of Aigües Blanques, with views over FORMENTERA the nearby private island AND ESPALMADOR of Tagomago (which can The smaller of the be hired www.tagomago- ‘pineislands’ or Pitiusas, island.com). With white as Ibiza and Formentera sands and rocky areas, are collectively known, is this beach area is less sometimes referred to as a developed and is popular ‘secret’ island, being somewith locals. It is also an what off the beaten path. official nudist beach. Formentera may lack At the northern tip is its own airport but it’s Portinatx, a resort with been no stranger to ‘A List’ three beautiful beaches visitors since the 1960s


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Cala Saona 38°695‘N 1°385‘E

Portinatx 38°856‘N 1°246‘E

Ses Isletes 38°759‘N 1°432‘E

Es Porroig 38°866‘N 1°300‘E


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formentera Formentera is all about relaxing and doesn’t have the island party vibe that its bigger sister thrives on

and 70s, when the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd came to stay.

promenade, but that isn’t what most visitors come for.

Minimal development has preserved this island’s pristine, Maldives-like beaches and waters. Moor up off Ses Illetes, either on a buoy or anchored in sand (with the aid of the anchoring service) and enjoy what is regarded as one of the world’s finest beaches. It’s low-key chic, with much of the evening action consisting of cocktails and perhaps some dancing outside a ‘chiringuito’ with a DJ, on the beach.

Off the northern tip of Formentera lies the –connected, at low tide– uninhabited private island of Espalmador, popular with snorkelers and picnickers. The islet is famous in the region for its sulphurous mud flats, and although mud bathing is technically not permitted, this is widely disregarded.

There are some nightclubs to be found near Es Pujols’ bustling seaside

Public access to the island has previously been unrestricted, though at time of going to press, the island had been sold to new owners only days earlier, which may affect access in due course. Contact us to book your buoy or anchorage in good time, as availability is limited. Restaurants too can be booked up long in advance during the high season.


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IN THE FIELD OF VIEW The closest facility to Ibiza Town, Ibiza Magna is an exclusive marina catering for superyachts of up to 60 metres. With an opening to the sea from the southeast of the island and located at the foot of Dalt Vila, the historical centre, Magna is a convenient base from which to explore on-land or to cruise. Our location offers easy connections with the main marinas of the Mediterranean, or any other points in Europe. Among the services we provide, Magna has its own seafaring service to assist yachts in berthing, while being on-hand to help with any issues that arise during their stay with us.

Our main aim at Magna is the wellbeing of our clients and for them to feel at home. To this end, we offer an office in the port (open 7 days in high season) with all the services and personalised attention they may require. Our services include: Water intake, divers service, seamanship (24 hrs), 380V power socket, postal service, garbage collection, internet wi-fi, 24/7 security, internal shuttle service. Ibiza Magna has 85 Berths, with maximum length of 60 metres and 10 feet maximum draft. Advance booking is recommended. Ibiza Magna Marina

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Es Vedrà and nearby islets are a popular mooring point for visiting yachts, with clear waters and unspoilt marine life making for a great place to swim and snorkel. Contrary to popular myth, Es Vedra has no geological magnetic qualities, though it is often referred to as the source of Ibiza’s inexplicable energy. Legend has it that in its formation,

Es Vedrà broke off from the main island with such force that it created a magnetic field and gave it a mystical, energising force. While geologically the islet contains no metallic elements to explain such qualities, scholars agree the rock’s magnetic energy resembles that found in sites such as Stonehenge, the Easter Islands, and the Egyptian pyramids. Millennia ago, the mother goddess of the Phoenicians was born here, so the myth goes. Es Vedrà, together with Sa Dragonera in Mallorca and the Ifach cliff in Alicante forms ‘El Triángulo del Silencio’, an area known for similar events such as those associated with the Bermuda Triangle. Radar has been known to stop functioning here and compasses gone haywire, though without any scientific explanation.


One famed incident here was the ‘Manises Case’ in 1979, where an airline pilot and crew, with 109 passengers aboard a TAE SuperCaravelle airliner were forced into an emergency landing. Having taken off from Mallorca en route to Las Palmas in the Canaries, the pilot reported a number of high speed red lights heading directly for the aircraft over Es Vedrà. The airliner changed altitude, which was mirrored by the mysterious unidentified lights, visible on radar but unexplained by both air traffic control and the Spanish Air Force. The airliner touched down safely at Manises, near Valencia, while a Mirage F-1 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept the object, chasing it towards Africa for 90 minutes before being forced

to abandon its supersonic pursuit and return to base. The pilot and eye witnesses all described what turned out to be three separate cone-shaped flying objects, each with a 200-metre diameter, with brightly changing colours. The incident was the first documented instance of a commercial aircraft forced into landing by a UFO. This, however, was not the first documented unexplained incident at Es Vedrà. Around the middle of the 19th century, the Carmelite friar Francis Palau y Quer arrived in Ibiza after being exiled from Barcelona. He used to row across to the rock, where he built a hermitage in order to retreat and meditate, and reported seeing “powerful visions” in his book, ‘Mis Relaciones Con la Iglesia’. Friar Francis described seeing ‘ladies of light’ and other celestial beings, while over the decades, local fishermen, swimmers and divers have all reported strange objects

in the water, as well as mysterious lights emerging from the water before re-submerging. Unexplained metal sounds underwater have also been known to cause fish shoals to change course suddenly. A possible answer to all these mysteries may lie in the tectonic formation beneath, with the main African and the Eurasian plates meeting in this area of the Mediterranean. Smaller microplates in between may be fractured and move about, leading to occasional seismic activity. Current-day tales of sirens and seanymphs inhabiting the island are as yet unsubstantiated and while reported UFO sightings around here may not be entirely baseless, we are mindful of Ibiza’s reputation for ubiquitous psychoactive drug availability… What is certain is the presence here now of a number of rare flora and fauna, including the Ibizan wall lizard and the endangered Eleonora’s falcon.


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This love affair was interrupted by the Spanish Civil war, in the and hedonism, Ibiza’s history with free-thinking late 1930s, and it was not until after the end of the intellectuals and artists Second World War that dates back to the early the peaceniks returned, 1930s. They had found this time in numbers. a pristine island that was peaceful, a spiritual During the 1960s, with retreat in the sun, to ‘Flower Power’ at its where they could escape height, Ibiza became and be at one with nature. the Mecca for hippies Long associated with hippy culture


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from Europe, the US and elsewhere. A devaluation in the peseta, then the Spanish currency, made it an even more attractive destination for struggling painters, artists, musicians, draft-resisters, veterans and drop-outs, organising themselves into communes around Ibiza’s small villages.

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ibiza hippies

These hives of creativity began to draw more established artists looking for inspiration, or just to get away from it all. The combination of spiritually enlightened, barefoot hippies and the ubiquitous availability of psychoactive drugs drove the music and dance scene towards a rave culture, resulting in the White Island’s club scene of the 1970s and 80s. Yves Saint Laurent based an entire collection on the island, while Orson Welles’ last movie was partly based here, adding to Ibiza’s global appeal.


In the 1980s the club scene went up a gear, when drugs like Ecstasy infused electronic trance music and DJs started to become big names.

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Fast forward to the present day, with a large number of ‘superclubs’ and big ticket gastronomic and dance venues having strayed from Ibiza’s hippy origins, a new breed of visitor is coming to its shores. Old farmhouses, or fincas, away from the shiny clubs and hotels, are again drawing those seeking a quieter, simpler existence. Spain may now have the euro and the cost of living in Ibiza may not be what it used to be, but it remains a place for those wanting to get away from reality, even if just for a while.

Singers, DJs, dancers, entertainers; whatever your requirements, we make sure that your guests are blown away with on-board experiences

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dining out Below are some extracts from the Michelin Guide, though for a totally unique dining experience, also consider ’Sublimotion’, by double Michelin-starred chef, Paco Roncero, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Sant Jordi De Ses Salines. Sometimes labelled “the world’s most expensive restaurant”, Sublimotion styles itself thus: “The first gastronomic spectacle in the world: a fusion of haute cuisine and technological avant-garde developed over two years by a team of professionals from different sectors: chefs, designers, engineers, illusionists, set designers, architects, choreographers and screenwriters. Sublimotion Ctra. Playa d’en Bossa, s/n Sant Jordi de Ses Salines, Ibiza +34 618 891 358

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Ca n‘Alfredo Passeig Vara de Rey 16 Style: Traditional cuisine +34 971 311 274

Mar a Vila Av. Ignasi Wallis 16 Style: Spanish +34 971 314 778

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Heart Ibiza is what happens when food, music and art collide. This multi-sensual experience started in 2015 and is set in the exclusive Ibiza Gran Hotel. Heart Ibiza is a creative partnership between Albert and Ferrán Adriá, the culinary masterminds behind the worldfamous ‘El Bulli’ restaurant, and Guy Laliberté, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil.

throughout the evening. With an evocative interior by one of the most influential contemporary Spanish designers and architects, Patricia Urquiola, Heart Ibiza is a visual dining experience that will leave an impression long after the night is over.

It is an artistic and culinary extravaganza, that fuses the magic of Cirque du Soleil Welcome theatre with Albert Adriás’ to the Terrace gastronomic style and signature flavours, set to live Join us on our rooftop terrace music and performances by and enjoy the stunning some of Ibiza’s renowned DJs. views over Ibiza’s port and Heart Ibiza comprises a team the historical centre of Dalt Vila, while we serve you an of over 280 people, from the kitchen to front-of-house to the exquisite aperitif and some amuse-bouches to excite the stage, all aiming to touch the senses and stir your emotions taste buds for what’s to come.

…Join us for Dinner Our house band welcomes you to the dining room downstairs, playing live music while performers entertain you, making dinner an unforgettable gastronomic and visual experience. Enjoy the fusion of flavours that only the most exquisite ingredients from around the world can produce, created at the hands of Albert Adriá.

…Let’s go to the Club As the night progresses, the spaces pulsate, the rhythm accelerates and Heart mutates into a nightclub. Each night’s party has a different theme with original performances to match, creating an environment for you to lose yourself and indulge in an unforgettable Ibizan night. For this season, we introduce some new surprises and we again host some of last year’s successful nights.

We have Heart Factory on a Tuesday, a unique Ibizan experience with DJs and internationally acclaimed bands, and it’s La Troya on Wednesday, with Brasilio’s legendary party. On Sundays we have Saga with Bedouin, which promises a really special night. Heart Ibiza is where your senses come alive.

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If you’re down with your house music (as we,

at Estela, of course are), you will have noticed the deliberate mistake here. However, the links between these two party towns was made long before Swedish House Mafia recorded ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’, featuring Tinie Tempah. Miami and Ibiza have been twinned since the 1980s, both major clubbing centres with beautiful coastlines and large Spanish-speaking communities. While Miami can’t quite match Ibiza’s cultural heritage, this vibrant city and the neighbouring Miami Beach, the art deco jewel in the southern tip of Florida, are worth more than a passing visit. For one, 2019’s Miami Superyacht Show in February will move to a


larger location with more vessels and incorporating more on-land exhibits, such as luxury cars and aircraft, for the first time. Miami is a major centre of commerce, culture, sports, entertainment and the arts. Perhaps best known for Dodge Island’s cruise terminal,

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the Biscayne Bay area contains a large number of private marinas, capable of berthing superyachts and megayachts of up to 244 metres. While some sustained damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, most facilities are again

with its glorious wide palm tree-lined beaches and 1930s Art Deco architecture. By day, ‘SoBe’ is a place to chill, relax and watch the world go by, while by night the clubs come alive. South Beach’s dance clubs, cocktail lounges and dive bars cater for all fully operational, offering tastes. Clubbers looking a range of tailored services for the Ibiza megaclub vibe should head for LIV, and exclusivity. at Fontainebleau Beach, SOUTH BEACH while a more relaxed Particularly for first- ‘lounge’ can be found at time visitors, South Beach Bâoli, with indoor-outdoor and its frontline Ocean tables and DJs keeping Drive has to be done, diners and dancers entertained. Wham!’s famous ’Club Tropicana’

video may have been filmed at Ibiza’s Pikes Hotel, but for the real thing, head for Mango’s Tropical Café on Ocean Drive. Drinks may not be free, but you can start with breakfast and party through to lunch, dinner and then stay all night, with live shows all day and night. If you need sparklers in your bottle of Cristal (and, in fairness, who doesn’t?), SoBe’s glitzy bars has those in abundance. If you’re after a seatless club that also has a bowling alley and an ice-skating rink –which doesn’t sound remotely dangerous


for clubbers under the influence…– then Basement Miami, designed by Studio 54’s creator Ian Schrager, has you covered.

the spa treatments at the nearby St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort or Acqualina Resort & Spa should aid your recovery.

The shopping in South Beach is more High Street than Bond Street, but the large outdoor 1950s Lincoln Road Mall is an attractive pedestrian strip with countless stores and eateries. For the higher end designers, head for Bal Harbour, north of here. This open air shopping centre is probably second only to New York for concentrated luxury shopping in the US.

For more low-key stylish shopping and atmosphere, Coconut Grove is a popular destination, with an eclectic mix of boutiques, jewellery shops and antique book stores. Ubiquitous bistros and

If you’re exhausted from all that retail therapy,


restaurants are here too, of course. DOWNTOWN Should you find

yourself in Miami during mid March, the largest Hispanic festival in the US, ‘Calle Ocho’, takes place along 8th Street in Little Havana. The party happens over some twenty blocks filled with twelve performance

With up to a million visitors, the most relaxed way to experience Calle Ocho is with VIP tickets booked in advance, with backstage passes and rooftop access, to escape the crowds. Contact us for more information and to arrange tickets.

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stages, food, dance, fashion, art and music everywhere. Don’t miss ‘El Croquetazo’, the World Croqueta Eating Championship, where you will find out how many fried croquetas a human can eat in eight minutes, or watch the official ‘Cuban Sandwich Smackdown’ competition with celebrity judges. This colourful area is worth a visit at other times too, as local Cubans linger outside for heated games of dominoes, while it’s also the place to have your cigar rolled for you while you wait.

ART & CULTURE Miami is well-served by museums and performing arts. The most notable are Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Jewish Museum of Florida, the Miami Art Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and WolfsonianFIU Museum.

The annual Art Basel Miami Beach Show in early December is one of America’s largest art fairs, drawing over 200 galleries, showing 4,000 works and attracting collectors and speculators from all corners of the world.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), housed in a prize- winning waterfront building designed by Herzog & de Meuron, has 200,000 sqft of programmable space displaying 20th/21stcentury works, educational activities, relaxation and dining.


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The Wynwood Arts District is a former derelict industrial area that is now a hotbed of contemporary art, with more than 50 contemporary galleries as well as dozens of small artist studios. A big attraction too is its centrepiece, Wynwood Walls, a dedicated graffiti park featuring some of the artform’s most famous names. For performance, opera lovers should note that the Florida Grand Opera will be putting on four performances of (yes, you guessed it…) ‘The Marriage of Fígaro’ from the end of January 2019, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.


SPORTS Should you want to catch a game during your stay, Miami is home to a number of leading teams in a number of sports. We can assist with tickets, of course.

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NBA Basketball: Miami Heat www.nba.com/heat/ NFL Football: Miami Dolphins www.miamidolphins.com MLB Baseball: Miami Marlins www.mlb.com/marlins

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By far the largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca, enjoys a wide variety of beaches and coves, coupled with mountainous landscapes


Of the 46 ‘Blue Flags’

awarded to the Balearics’ beaches, Mallorca has 31, while the 90kmlong mountain range, Serra de Tramontana, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

architecture, with historical events and battles commemorated with many fiestas and events throughout the year. More recently, the painter and sculptor Joan Miró lived and worked here, Frederic Chopin wintered here, while many stars of stage, screen, sport and music call it home.

Owing to its central location on the ancient Mediterranean trading route, the island of Mallorca has seen its share of conquerors, invaders and Mallorca’s most famous son today settlers over the centuries, evidence of is Rafael Nadal, the world’s former which can be found around the island. Number One tennis champion and Away from its beautiful coastline, keen poker player, who hails from the island’s towns and villages all Manacor, where his eponymous tell a story through their ancient tennis academy is located.


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mallorca DAY FOUR

Spending only a few days cruising Mallorca’s

coastline means picking where to drop anchor for the day, with many attractive coastal spots to choose from. But, remember, regardless of where you choose to come ashore, any part of the island is less than an hour away by car. Aside from water sports, fishing or diving, guests might choose to go shopping in Palma, sightseeing in Soller and Valldemossa, or playing golf at Alcanada. PUERTO PORTALS Returning from Ibiza, we moor up at Puerto Portals, in the heart of Palma Bay and only 16km from the airport. From here, Palma’s centre and beaches are only a taxihop, bike ride, or even a run away, while Portals’ own restaurants, cafes and boutiques are a great

spot to linger, peoplewatch and soak up the glitzy atmosphere. Portals stood in for Monaco during recent filming of the 2018 remake of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. PALMA DE MALLORCA Whether it’s shopping, culture or beaches you are


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looking for, Palma has it in spades. This vibrant capital city is like a miniature version of Barcelona, with its Ramblas and plaças, harbour front, luxury hotels, trendy restaurants and cafes, shopping and nightlife, as well as a thriving art and cultural scene. The seafront is dominated by the massive Gothic cathedral, known locally as ’La Seu’, behind which lies the old town, with its ancient passages, squares, historic monuments and


fascinating architecture. The area is filled with cafés, boutiques, art galleries and ateliers, making for a great place to wander about or sit and watch the world pass by. To the west of Palma, straddling a wooded hillside, Castell de Bellver is a 14th-century circular castle with a unique round tower. Aside from the castle itself, one of the best reasons to visit is the spectacular views over the woods to Palma and the entire bay area.

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A major hub for the Mediterranean yachting scene, Palma has an enormous harbour containing no less than six marinas, including Marina Palma Cuarentena, Marina Port de Mallorca and Pantalán del Mediterráneo. At the western end, a busy commercial port with ferry and cruise terminals mark the edge of town, while towards the east stretch the urban sandy beaches of Portitxol and El Molinar. A cyclist and pedestrian-friendly

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promenade skirts the coast all the way to the resort of El Arenal, making it a magnet all year round for joggers, riders, skaters and commuters. Palma’s bustling centre has shopping precincts, department stores and all the usual high street shops, while cultural activities include numerous galleries and a thriving ‘Teatre Principal’. Of course, ‘The


Marriage of Fígaro’ was staged here only weeks before going to print, attended by everyone at Estela Shipping’s local office. Like any Spanish city, Palma has its fair share of fiestas, with its biggest taking place on 23rd/24th June, celebrating its patron saint, Sant Joan. The night of the 23rd is where health and safety go AWOL on the annual ‘Nit de Foc’, or ‘Night of

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Fire’. Think open-flame barbecues on the centre’s streets and locals in devil and demon costumes bearing flame torches and running through fireworks (‘Correfoc’), marching bands of drummers and music concerts on stages around town. These rituals also take place in four Mallorcan towns where Sant Joan is the patron saint, namely Deià, Manacor de la Vall, Muro and Son Severa. Celebrating the birth of John the Baptist, who was preparing humanity for the birth of Christ, the festival marks the arrival

of summer. Fireworks and bonfires are lit to banish demons, symbolising the triumph of light over dark. The myth goes that valiant men who come forward to extinguish the fire will be protected from demons all year. Onlookers dressed in white walk into the sea or another body of water at midnight, cleansing them of illnesses and providing protection for the coming year, even boosting their fertility. For most, however, it’s simply a night of fun and frolics with plenty of food and drink, followed by a regional holiday the next


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day. The night is rounded off with a grand firework display in Parc de la Mar. For art lovers, toward the end of the season on the third Thursday of September, Palma’s art galleries, museums and restaurants throw open their doors for the popular ’Nit de l‘Art’ (Night of Art). Free exhibitions by well-known and upand-coming artists are accompanied by free bubbles and canapés, while outside there is performance art and outdoor theatre.

For casual dining, every Tuesday ‘La Ruta Martiana’ is like a guided bar crawl for tapas, making its way around the old town’s bars, stopping for a small bite (and perhaps a glass) in each. With a bar, café or restaurant on every corner, visitors are spoilt for choice with dining options, though for some Michelin-starred recommendations, see the end of this section.

After Ibiza, Palma’s nightlife may seem pedestrian, though most nightclubs can be found along the Paseo Marítimo, The city’s theatres stage the road that skirts along opera and ballet, with jazz the harbour. There is and other contemporary plenty of other music music to found in venues and late night revelry all around town. to be found between the old town area of La Lonja


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and trendy bohemian Santa Catalina, where the yachting world tends to kick back and relax. For high rollers, there is Casino de Mallorca, located towards the commercial port at the western end. In fact, should you find yourself in Palma during June or October of 2018, Estela Shipping will be hosting its second and third Estela Superyacht Poker Tournaments at the Casino, following our first successful event in 2017. Places are limited, so get in touch to register your interest and for us to collect your buy-in. Owners, guests, captains and crew, all are welcome! 15th June and 12th October are the dates for your diary.

SHOPPING IN PALMA Mallorca is not only beautiful beaches, mountains, cafés and restaurants. The city centre of Palma is increasingly catering for high end clientele, with more designer shops opening here every year. To make the most of your visit, we will send your personal shopper in a vehicle of your choice to the yacht and collect you. Start your shopping experience at Plaza de Juan Carlos I, or Plaza de las Tortugas, as it is also known locally, due to the four turtles its iron fountain rests on. Then, make your way down the picturesque promenade of Paseo del Borne, one of the most popular city centre spaces in Palma.

The boulevard was designed in the 19th century by Madrid architect Isidro González Velázquez, sharing certain characteristics with Paseo del Prado in the mainland capital. Graced by names such as Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Boss, Loewe, Escada and Rialto Living, to name a few, this is a shopping trip not to be missed.

large wooden doors and enter into a beautifully decorated courtyard with an imposing fountain the area is covered in fruit and delightfully presented floral arrangements. Perfect Cocktails in an amazing location.

Shamrock is the right place on The Paseo Maritimo to watch lives bands, always bustling with locals and yachties alike, a must in the Round off your tour of the evening when looking to shops with a refreshing let your hair down and drink and taste some of enjoy a few cold beers. the fine local cuisine on Genova is one the offer in one of the many nearest towns to the city cafés or restaurants to center of Palma and is choose from, before we renowned for its Mallorca drop you and your bags Restaurants, this is a back at the boat. Abaco traditional town with is the most famous picturesque Mallorcan cocktail Bar in Palma villas and beautiful with an exquisite setting church which sits in the in the heart of la lonja this bar is something center of this picturesque to experience, open its village.


Dining out Below a list of recommended restaurants based on Owners and Captains feedback. A trip across the bay to Cala Blava, where guests can arrive by tender to dine at Cap Rocat’s Sea Club restaurant. There are plenty of good eateries in Portals itself, while on ‘Roxy Beach’, just past the boat yard, there is a pleasant beach bar perched at the end, where tenders too can moor up alongside.

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PORT D’ANDRATX, SANT ELM, SA DRAGONERA Setting off westward from Puerto Portals we cruise around Mallorca’s southern tip towards Port d’Andratx for our next mooring. Nearby is the picturesque fishing village of Sant Elm, a popular spot for hikers to walk up to ‘Sa Trapa’, a ruined Trappist monastery with stunning views of the coastline and surrounding areas, as well as Sa Dragonera. The six-kilometre long rock gets its name from its dragon-like shape and is home to over 350 different plant species. Many plants uncommon to the rest of the island include wild cabbage, corn chamomile, horse-shoe vetch and European fan palm.


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Dragonera island is a protected nature reserve of cliffs, coves and caves, separated from the mainland by the 800-metrewide Freu Channel Dragonera National Park regulations and rules in the Captain’s Support Chapter

The islet is a strategic point during bird migration and many colonies of sea birds and birds of prey can be found here. Gulls, shearwaters and osprey are among the species frequently found patrolling its shores. In addition to birds, a small sub-species of lizard native to Sa Dragonera is characteristic, in fact the name of the island comes from the large number of these lizards you come across while strolling around the island.


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39°63‘N 2°41‘E Cala de Ses Ortigues 39°56‘N 2°35‘E Cala d‘en Tio 39°59‘N 2°35‘E Cala d‘en Basset 39°64‘N 2°43‘E Els Farallons 39°62‘N 2°48‘E Es Tamarell 39°69‘N 2°50‘E Ets Amoradors 39°70‘N 2°54‘E Punta de s‘Àguila

Sa Foradada 39°754‘N 3°619‘E

39°70‘N 2°55‘E Cala Gata 39°62‘N 2°48‘E Es Tamarell 39°71‘N 2°58‘E Port de Valldemossa 39°73‘N 2°60‘E Pedra Blanca

Cala Deyá 39°76‘N 2°64‘E


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Hiking, cycling, sightseeing, shopping or a show; leave it to us. We can organise excursions with multi-lingual local guides, to ensure your guests get the most out of their experience.

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coast, we head for Port de Sóller, mooring at Marina Tramontana. Port de Sóller is a stunning natural bowl and is therefore a tourism hotspot during the high season. A pretty fishing village with a stretch of sandy beach, with many seafront shops, bars and restaurants make for a lovely spot to relax.

It is also a great place from which to explore some of Mallorca’s most picturesque villages, with an old wooden train trundling up to the hilltop town of nearby Sóller at regular intervals. The town is famous for its olives, but especially for lemons and oranges and on a hot day, a locally-made sorbet is a refreshing must. A stone’s throw from Sóller lies Fornalutx, often voted one of the prettiest villages in the whole of Spain. It’s a small, photogenic village whose attraction is its narrow cobbled streets, pretty houses with red roofs, with flower pots abound and beautiful mountain views.

The famous train is now not only a mode of transport between Palma and Sóller but also an attraction in itself


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By car, a drive from Sóller to Deià and on to Valldemossa provides views of the most stunning bit of coastline anywhere, while a stop in each town is worthwhile. Deià is known for its literary and musical connections, with many writers and artists drawn here since early in the 20th century. The poet and novelist, Robert Graves settled here and his house is now a museum, while several Spanish-language writers and poets came here for inspiration from the mainland and South America. In the 1980s Deià became associated with Sir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group once operated the ’La Residencia’ hotel


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CONTACT US TO ORGANISE THE PERFECT ITINERARY FOR YOUR GUESTS in the town. The exclusive resort has in the past been host to famous names such as Mick Jagger, Princess Diana and Harrison Ford. More recently, it has been nearby Cala Deià, on the coast, that has been drawing many visitors, after the screening of a TV adaptation of a John Le Carré thriller, ‘The Night Manager’. Largely set in Mallorca, some major scenes were filmed at the ramshackle restaurant, Ca‘s Patró


March, perched precariously just on the water’s edge. The eatery is not quite the fancy venue portrayed in the hit drama, but its unique setting with beautiful cove views, and the fact that it is directly accessible by tender, make a visit worthwhile. Another achingly beautiful village in the Tramuntana mountains is Valldemossa, once the place where Frederic Chopin spent an unhappy winter with George Sand,

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due to the inclement weather. The town’s most famous homeowner is movie star Michael Douglas, though his clifftop estate has been up for sale for some years, with a $50 million price tag.

choose from a number of trails that originate here.

A drive from Sóller in the other direction, north towards Sa Calobra, is 38km of motoring or cycling nirvana. This famous stretch of hairpinned tarmac The quiet and picturesque has featured in many a town has its share of small motoring TV show and shops, eateries and art photoshoot. Taking one’s galleries, so is a pleasant eye off the road to admire spot to while away an the stunning views is hour or two. Hikers can probably inadvisable…

As this author can attest, Valldemossa’s cobbled streets are notoriously slippery, so leave the stilettos and leather-soled shoes on board for this outing.


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THINGS TO SEE: ROYAL CARTHUSION MONASTARY MUSEUM The Real Cartuja (Royal Carthusian Monastery) was originally a royal residence, until Carthusian monks occupied the building from 1399 until 1835. It has white-arched corridors leading to ‚cells‘ containing museums on various themes. Visit the old pharmacy - you can almost smell the herbs - then look into the library, where the monks would meet for half an hour a week, their only human contact. There is a fine modern art museum, with works by Picasso, Miro and Juli Ramis, and of course there is Chopin‘s cell. THE ARCHDUKE WAY – WALK The archduke walkway above Valldemossa and Deia is without a doubt one of the most stunning walks on the island. The walkway follows the summit ridge with spectacular views down to the sea. It is a challenging hike with over 500m of ascent. However, the steep climb out of Valldemossa is well worth it for the views along the north western coast. THE HOUSE OF ROBERT GRAVE MUSEUM Poet and author Robert Graves (1895-1985) lived in Deià, Mallorca, from 1929 until his death. His house has been refurbished and adapted for visitors.


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Tearing ourselves away from Sóller,

we move further north, towards arguably the most beautiful piece of coastline Mallorca has to offer. Larger yachts frequently anchor off-shore, though mooring in nearby Port d’Alcudia’s commercial port can be arranged.


Passing Cala San Vincente, a charming small resort featuring three beaches and a great spot for cliff diving, we head for the unspoilt cove of Cala Bóquer. Accessible only by boat or on foot (it’s a beautiful 4km walk from Port de Pollença), this creek is some 300 meters inland with a pebbly beach, popular with snorkelers and divers. Overhead, keen twitchers might spot vultures and falcons rarely seen in Europe.

Incredible clear water in this side of the island. Coves and cliffs. Perfect place for diving. We can organise your diving instructor on board.

Larger yachts frequently anchor off-shore, though mooring in nearby Port d’Alcudia’s commercial port can be arranged.

39°93‘N 3°10‘E Cala Bóquer


39°84‘N 2°77‘E Cala Tuent 39°85‘N 2°80‘E Sa Calobra

39°91‘N 2°96‘E Caló de Xalóc 39°93‘N 3°04‘E Punta Galera

39°92‘N 3°05‘E Punta La Torre

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Passing Cala San Vincente, a charming small resort featuring three beaches and a great spot for cliff diving, we head for the unspoilt cove of Cala Bóquer. Accessible only by boat or on foot (it’s a beautiful 4km walk from Port de Pollença), this creek is some 300 meters inland with a pebbly beach, popular with snorkelers and divers. Overhead, keen twitchers might spot vultures and falcons rarely seen in Europe.

Port de Pollenca 39°906‘N 3°093‘E


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From Cala Bóquer we progress towards Cap Formentor, a peninsula jutting out from the north-eastern corner of Mallorca, featuring 400-metre high cliffs densely covered in pine trees. At the very tip is the lighthouse, ‘Faro Formentor’, one of the island’s most famous landmarks, while its most inaccessible sandy (public) beach lies in front of the exclusive Hotel Formentor.


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Some of Spain’s most expensive homes can be found here, with jawdropping views and in perfect seclusion. Port de Pollença (also ‘Puerto Pollensa’), is a well-established lowrise resort with sandy beaches wrapped around a horseshoe bay and a seafront largely


unchanged in decades. It is one of Mallorca’s quieter resorts, popular with families and travellers whose idea of evening entertainment is a stroll along the picturesque Pine Walk, a 3-kilometre cobbled promenade stretching along half of the bay. The seafront offers an array of dining and drinking

Cap de Formentor

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options, as well as many shops and boutiques to browse. Port de Pollença was the spark for Agatha Christie’s short story, ‘Problem in Pollensa Bay’, when the author first stayed here in March 1932. Hotel Formentor had been deemed too extortionate for her tastes, settling

instead upon the fine Illa d’Or Hotel on Pine Walk (which remains today), inspiring her to introduce the character ‘Mr Parker Pyne’. Today, off-season visitors are more likely to encounter the Team Sky professional cycling squad, in training on nearby climbs ahead of the Tour season.

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Mallorca’s eastern coast, there are countless calas and beaches where visitors might choose to drop anchor. Heading for Porto Cristo for our next overnight stay, guests may enjoy a beach day at Muro Beach, where ‘Royal Beach’ is a popular lounge and bar, with its outdoor sofas and chilled music, though Muro can get busy during the high season. Alternatively, calas particularly great for a swim are Es Caló, or the sandy coves at Coll Baix, Cala Torta, Cala Mesquida. The Cala Ratjada lighthouse offers impressive views, with Menorca visible in the distance, while there are mooring options here at the Cala Ratjada Marina. Inland, Alcúdia’s walled old town is worth a visit, where the old gates still stand and where cobbled narrow streets are home to shops, bars and boutiques, while on Sundays it holds one


of the island’s biggest markets. Along with the typical Mediterranean marketwares, there is lots of Mallorca produce on offers, while chatty locals add to the colour. Another spot worth a visit is Artà, a 13th century town set on a hill, with steep narrow roads within medieval fortress walls leading to the pilgrimage church of Sant Salvador at the top of the town. Its terrace offers panoramic views of the coast and hills with almond orchards and olive groves. On the coast lies Canyamel, from where the Caves of Artà are worth a 45-minute stop. The most impressive underground complex on the island, these caverns hid some 2,000 Arabs and their cattle during

Cala Gat

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the Christian conquest. Like an underground cathedral, its tallest stalagmite stands 22m and continues to grow at a rate of 2cm per hundred years. cuevasdearta.com/en/ The longest beach on the east coast is Cala Millor

a well-developed resort, stretching from Cala Bona at the top towards the 200-hectare nature reserve of Punta de n’Amer at the southern end. Stopping at Porto Cristo, one of the main attractions is the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), another impressive limestone cave complex featuring Lake Martel, one of the world’s largest subterranean lakes. Onehour guided tours end with a ten-minute violin concert, with a string ensemble playing from a rowing boat cuevasdeldrach.com/en/ Another nearby inland destination is Manacor, the island’s second city and home and birthplace of tennis star, Rafael Nadal.


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Cala Agulla 39°72‘N 3°45‘E

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It is the centre of Mallorca’s artificial pearl industry, where the high-quality manmade gems are made from glass and coated with layers of fish-scale pigments and lacquers. While Manacor’s history dates back more than 2,000 years, it is now an industrial city, with pottery, wine and liqueurs, furniture and textiles produced here. It also home to the Rafa Nadal Academy, primarily aimed at coaching talented youngsters, but also offers tennis sessions for adults, should you be looking to sharpen up your game.


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Cuevas del Drach

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DAY NINE Setting off towards

the southern tip of Mallorca, the east coast’s choice of beauty spots doesn’t let up, with many, many more calas tempting visitors into their crystalline waters. This stretch of coast is also quieter than the resorts north of Porto Cristo.

First up comes Cala Varques, a 1km beach in a quiet, secluded bay featuring a small cave and swim-through arch. Popular with locals and couples, it’s an unspoilt bay where the only food or refreshments available will be from beach vendors.

Cala Varques 39°498‘N 3°29‘E

Cala Magraner 39°484‘N 3°29‘E


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Moving along towards Portocolom, we pass Cala Murada, a blue-flag beach sheltered between rugged rocks and a small, familyfriendly resort.

Cala Sa Nau 39°392‘N 3°250‘E

Portocolom is a small resort with a deep natural port, and began life as a fishing village. The town is notorious regionally for its annual ‘Fira Gastronómica d‘Es Pop’, a food festival held at the end of June, with some 40 stalls offering delicious squid specialties. For sandy beach lovers, the nearby Cala Marçal is the main daytime attraction. Further south, there are a series of quieter calas and


Porto Colom

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Cala Antena 39°466‘N 3°283‘E

Cala Llombards 39°323‘N 3°142‘E Cala Mondragó Mondrago 39°348‘N 3°190‘E

pebbly or sandy beaches, in an area popular with boat-based scuba divers. Being not easily accessible from inland, they tend to be quieter, as it takes some determination to get there. Notable are Cala Estreta, Cala Mitjana and Cala Ferrera, before we reach the more developed Cala d’Or. Cala d’Or is an attractive resort comprising a number of lovely coves and beaches, with numerous resort hotels and a lively marina with lots of cafés and restaurants, though it can get too busy in the high season.

For a quieter stop, consider Porto Petro, another small fishing village that has swelled into small resort set around a large natural harbour and marina. Next up is the must-see Parc Natural de Mondrago, one of our favourite parts of Mallorca. Backed by a large natural park of thick pine forests are three white sandy beaches, connected by a wieldy footpath, offset against beautiful turquoise waters. Further along is the pretty inlet and natural harbour of Cala Figuera and a perfect spot for lunch, with a number of


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good restaurants directly overlooking the creek below. Still very much a fishing village without many hotels, Figuera is very much about atmosphere over sun-seeking. Cala Llombards is the next possible stop (we did say that there is a lot of choice), with a sandy beach featuring a small beach café and clear waters to wade into.

are a trek for land-based visitors to get to, but their outstanding beauty makes it worth it, so they can get busy, particularly at weekends. The advantage for yacht-dwellers is that they can simply skip to the next bay…

Next up is Cala s’Almunia, which resembles a swimming pool tucked behind a cliff. Other spots along the coast may tempt you, though our last recommendation for Cap des Moró is the next cove to tempt visitors (and outstanding, secluded beauty is Cala Màrmols is this writer’s personal (‘Marble Cove’). Its beach favourite). Like the other calas in this region, they is only 40 meters wide,


Cala des Moro

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Cala Santanyi 39°326‘N 3°148‘E

Es Pontas 39°323‘N 3°142‘E

but a 5.5km walk from the nearest car parking ensures that this small haven is mostly shared with other boat-based visitors.

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Cabrera, Es Trenc Moving around

Mallorca’s southern tip at Cap de Ses Salines, Cabrera National Park comes into view. ‘Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera’, to give it its full name, is a cluster of 19 islands, with Cabrera (‘Goat Island’, even though there are no goats present) being its largest. It became a prison camp during the Napoleonic Wars and a military base in 1916.

Now a protected national park, it is a haven for plant- and wildlife, including turtles and whales and two hundred species of fish, as well as bird colonies. With underwater caves and coral and crystal clear waters, Cabrera is popular for scuba divers. Tip: Private yachts require permission to anchor off Cabrera and must ensure not to touch in any way the protected

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Es Trenc

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39°33‘N 2°97‘E

posedonia seagrass. Contact us to arrange your visit. The nearest on-shore resort to Cabrera is Colonia de Sant Jordi, a working fishing port and marina, with a number of fine, sandy beaches. It is a popular resort for water sports, with low-rise hotels and some good restaurants. The town’s claims to fame are its salt beds that produce the island’s ‘fleur de sel’

found in shops all over Mallorca, and the ‘BEST’ swimming training camp, where many of Europe’s top swimmers have graced its 50m pool.

A close second must be the neighbouring ‘Es Trenc’, which at 3km long is the island’s longest and widest sandy beach, stretching north all the way to Sa Rapita. The Just to the south of dunes of the national town lies what is widely park directly behind the regarded as Mallorca’s seafront provide shelter finest beach, Platja Es from any wind, making it Carbó, which comes with popular for all-day beach royal approval, as a spot favoured by the holidaying dwellers, including a large Spanish royal family. nudist area.

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Port Adriano is one of the most modern and well-equipped marinas in the Mediterranean, designed by the Frenchman Philippe Starck


This marina was built for boats measuring between 6 and 100 meters and located in the municipality of Calviå, to the southwest of Palmas largest bay and just 9km from the Islands city center. We at Port Adriano like to think that it is something of a sailor’s paradise; you will find everything for your stay on the island. Situated in the marine reserves of El Toro and the Malgrats islands, you will experience one of the best dive encounters in the Balearics. The port is located in an area renowned for having

everything; Calvia’s municipality offers numerous possibilities for practicing sports like horse riding, cycling, golf, hiking or even partridge hunting. Throughout the year, Port Adriano organizes events that leave a mark on the islands social, sporting and musical calendar. The Buena Vista Social Club, Tome Jones, Roger Hodgson, Los Secretos, Gloria Gaynor, 2 Cellos, Omara Portuondo and Diego El Cigala, George Benson, to name a few have graced the stages of the our marina.

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The sporting scene includes regattas like The Silver Bollard, various “Rendezvous” and the event Port Adriano Sup Race- led by Laura Quetglas, the Paddle Surf sports personality and her partner Manuel Simoncelli. The Sup Race forms part of the European circuit paddle surf Euro Tour and is organized in collaboration with Port Adriano water sports center, Mar Balear. Another annual date in our calendar is Sunset Yoga Port Adriano, which

brings together hundreds of people in a master class with a renowned instructor, the yogi Xuan-Lan. Some other, more festive dates throughout the year are the Street Food Festival, which proposes exquisite, casual titbits with vintage decoration in a cool atmosphere. In September the Mallorca Classic Week congregates clubs and owners of Classic cars motorbikes over 25 years old, they enjoy a tight and attractive program of activities.

Shops & restaurants Sports Nautical Events Moorings

Port Adriano is also committed to creativity and a talent through the organization of a short film competition – shorts, musical video clips or audiovisual works that tell a story in which action takes place in the harbor in under 5 minutes.


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Menorca We say ‘adios’ to Mallorca and head north east for the final leg of our Balearic odyssey, to Menorca. The most rural island of the archipelago is less mountainous than its neighbours, with an agricultural landscape in its interior, framed by white sandy beaches along its 200km coastline.


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With a colourful history dating back to 2000 BC, the island has a number of Bronze Age sites and the Parc Natural S’Albufera des Grau wetlands, both of which protected by UNESCO’s 1993 designation of the island as a Biosphere Reserve Menorca is popular

with walkers and cyclists drawn to its level topography, though primarily tourists are attracted to its unspoilt beaches and peaceful environs. As the ‘Lonely Planet’ travel guide put it, “Menorca is more birdsong than Pete Tong”, in a reference to one of Ibiza’s most illustrious club DJs.


Menorca has two cities, the capital, Mahón (also ‘Maó’) and Ciutadella, which was its capital until the British took in the 18th century. Either makes a good base from where to make day trips, or depending on length of stay, yachts may choose to overnight their way around the coast.

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Ciutadella’s nearest beaches are only a few second city, Ciutadella, kilometres away at Cala on the west coast. A Santandria and Sa Caleta, picturesque town, while Cala en Bosch to the founded originally by south is a popular beach the Carthaginians, it has resort with a bustling a beautiful old quarter marina. However, the wrapped around a natural island’s finest beaches port, ‘Es Born’, formed by and coves are only a day a deep inlet leading to its trip away from here, or centre. It’s a delightful old from Mahón, and Menorca city, with medieval streets really spoils for choice. and beautiful ancient Those along the northern architecture to feast the and southern coasts are eye, while plentiful cafés not easily accessible and restaurants dotted by car, so these are around the port feast the particularly recommended palate. for visits by yacht. CIUTADELLA

We arrive in Menorca’s

Menorca’s northern coast tends to have more open calas with wide expanses of beach, while narrower creeks and more secluded beaches can be found along the south.


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Like its second city,

Menorca’s capital is a picturesque town set around a deep water inlet, rich in interesting architecture and a bustling atmosphere in the high season. At over 6km long, Mahón’s harbour is the world’s second deepest inlet after Pearl Harbour, explaining why it has been used as a port since the 3rd century BC and as the base for successive naval fleets. Apart from being a delightful place for strolling around town or sitting on a terrace to sample the local fare, Mahón has good shopping. Aside from the usual high street names, the Baroque cloister has a market selling local produce such as charcuterie, cheeses, wine, and gin, for which Menorca is famous. Horse lovers should check out a labyrinthian 200-


year old family owned store, ‘Armería Escudero’ (C/ Arraval 3), which stocks a bewildering array of horse and ridingrelated goods. Just about everywhere sells ‘abarcas’, the simple leather sandal that is symbolic of the island. Traditionally made with hard-wearing goat leather, they are surprisingly comfortable once worn in. Mahón may not be Milan, but it’s a great place to shop for a wide range of locallycrafted footwear. Gin lovers, meanwhile, may want to consider a tour and/or tasting at the Xoriguer distillery right in the port. Gin was introduced by the British in the late 1700s, when this distillery was built. The island’s most famous export, in its distinctive bottle, is often mixed with a fizzy lemon soft drink, making a refreshing ‘pomada’ for a summer’s afternoon.

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Cala Algaiarens 40°049‘N 3°919‘E

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NORTH COAST: Playas de Algaiarens; there are two beaches to be found at Algaiarens, one more open and one more secluded, with a nearby cave to explore on the hill. Cala Pregonda; rich with fish swimming through crystal clear waters, Pregonda is a favourite for snorkellers.

Cala Pregonda 40°057‘N 4°045‘E

Platja de Cavalleria; an open expanse of sand and nearby car park means Cavalleria is popular, so avoid peak times. Cala Presili; on the eastern side of the island, Presili backs onto the Alubfera des Grau National and resembles a Caribbean idyll.

Platja de Cavalleria 40°061‘N 4°074‘E

Cala Presili 39°992‘N 4°260‘E


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SOUTH COAST: Cala Turqueta; a beautiful virgin beach, but one that can get crowded at peak times. Apart from the pristine beach itself, the big draw is a great spot for cliff-jumping.

Cala Turqueta 39°929‘N 3°915‘E

Cala Macarelleta; the water here is so clear that yachts appear to hover. Macarelleta is understandably popular, but it’s worth getting here early to secure a spot. Its bigger adjoining cala, Macarella, has a ‘chiringuito’ serving drinks and food, for a casual bite on the beach. Cala Mitjana; there are two coves at Mitjana to choose from. The lack of any nearby facilities may make this a decent bet if looking to avoid the crowds.

Cala Macarella 39°936‘N 3°937‘E

Cala Trebalúger: a reasonably large strip of white sand, shallow turquoise waters and pine-coated cliffs make Trebalúger a particularly lovely spot to anchor.

Menorca’s crystalline waters are thanks to the presence of posedonia seagrass, so captains are advised to consult with us for local anchoring guidance along the northern and southern coasts.


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Cala Mitjana 39°932‘N 3°971‘E Cala Trebaluger 39°928‘N 3°988‘E



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Cova d'en Xoroi 39°865‘N - 4°132‘E


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S‘Espigó C/ Moll de Llevant 267, Maó +34 971 369 909 Style: Seafood

Jàgaro C/ Moll de Llevant 334, Maó +34 971 362 390 Style: Seafood

Ses Forquilles C/ Rovellado de Dalt 20, Maó Style: Modern cuisine

Nightlife Cova d’en Xoroi Carrer de Sa Cova 2 Cala en Porter, Alaior +34 971 377 236 cova@covadenxoroi.com www.covadenxoroi.com For a memorable evening, don’t miss the most spectacularly positioned bar and club anywhere. Cova d‘en Xoroi is set deep into west-facing rock-cliff caverns at Cala Coves, giving breathtaking sunset views from a unique setting, after which revellers can party on until dawn.

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Cap Roig - Maó Carretera Sa Mesquida, 13 +34 971 188 383 Style: Seafood

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yachtaid global

I contacted Captain ‘Locky’ MacLean onboard one of Sea Shepherd’s vessels, which was set to sail past the area, so I asked him to make a slight detour and drop off the gifts in Dominica. He readily agreed as long as we could get the backpacks to the boat promptly, so Commander Hattabaugh managed to get them to the port under police escort. “Thanks to the love and selflessness of all these people and organisations, in different countries, we managed to deliver 355 gifts and cheer up 151 children who would otherwise not have had much to look forward to for Christmas. It’s just one example of where YAG and its fellow charities and NGOs can achieve things others can’t, and make a difference to people’s lives. Our mission statement is to change


lives without changing course. And that’s exactly what we do.” Apart from responding to disasters when they happen, is YAG involved in any ongoing projects? What is so incredible is how positively infectious doing humanitarian work can be. One lady I met back in Komodo, Nila Tanzil, was so inspired by what we did there, that she started a charitable project of her own. Her children’s literacy advocacy, Rainbow

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Reading Gardens, has now built 58 libraries across 15 islands in Eastern Indonesia, providing access to more than 100,000 children‘s books. But it doesn’t end there. Through YAG we’ve been supporting Nila’s libraries with clean drinking water, by delivering water filters. These filters only cost about $50 each, they come in packages about half the size of a pillow, and will provide clean drinking water for 100

people for about five years. Distributing water filters is a game changer, because in many parts of the world, so much of people’s day is spent finding and making fresh water. I can get about 30 filters in a duffel bag, so they’re easy to bring with me wherever I go. Over the past decade, I have distributed more than 70 filters, giving more than 70,000 people access to clean drinking water. That’s something I’m very proud of. What is your advice for anyone reading this who wants to get involved? My advice for other crew traveling the world is to simply look for opportunities to help.

When something is identified, visit village elders and offer to help. Contact your yacht’s agent or YAG, which can help make connections immediately or arrange for supplies to follow. This is not a story about Captain Tim and VIVID. We just represent boats around the world that have done things to help. I hope that in telling our story, we can inspire others to get involved. What can owners do to support YachtAid Global?

The phones aren’t ringing off the hook yet, and that’s our vision. That this becomes so second nature, so ingrained in our culture, that people become proactive about offering up their boats when needed. Yachts can move partner NGOs and emergency supplies to, or between, remote coastal cities; or put a disaster relief team aboard and move them into isolated areas that need help; or make and distribute fresh water.

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Le nozze di Figaro

Opens 32nd Opera and Ballet Season at Teatre Principal de Palma

The program is completed with El reloj de Lucerna, Werther, Norma and Voronia Opera and Ballet Season at the Teatre Principal de Palma, celebrating its thirty-second edition this year, will get underway on 7 March with Le nozze di Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in a production by the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville, which will also be staged on the 9 and 11 of the same month. With Le nozze di Figaro, the Teatre Principal is continuing the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy, which last year saw the historic Palma theatre stage Così fan tutte created by Mario Martone for the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples. On this occasion, Le nozze di Figaro, for the first time in the Mallorcan lyrical season, in a production by José Luis Castro under the musical direction of Yi-Chen Li and featuring big names from the current lyric scene such as Simón Orfila, María José Moreno, Ruth Iniesta, Clara Mouriz, Carlos Chausson and José Manuel Zapata. Undoubtedly, one of the great appeals of this piece will be the involvement of the costume designer Franca Squarciapino (winner of an Oscar for Cyrano de Bergerac and the art director Ezio Frigerio. It will be followed by the modern premiere of the lyrical drama El reloj de Lucerna by Pere Miquel Marqués (Palma, 1843-1918), to commemorate the centenary of his death and in collaboration with the Complutense Institute of Musical Sciences which will take charge of the new critical edition, and which has led the recovery of the original musical score for orchestra and choir. It will be directed by José María Morena and will have a mainly local cast, with staging by Carlos Martos. The two planned shows, on 7 and 8 April, will be a tribute to the composer from the Balearic Islands, who enjoyed such great success during his lifetime that he was known as the “Spanish Beethoven”. On 9, 11 and 13 May, the Teatre Principal de Palma will stage its first ever production of Werther by Jules Massenet, in the celebrated production of the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

of Lisbon, by the renowned English producer Graham Vick, and under the musical direction of Cristóbal Soler. It will feature names such as Giusepe Filianoti, Lorena Valero, Joan Martín Royo, Tomeu Bibiloni and Mikeldi Atxalandabaso. Norma, by Vicenzo Bellini, in the acclaimed production of Lorenzo Amato which had its premiere this year at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples will be the last of the lyrical titles, and will be staged on 3, 6 and 8 June. Thus, the maestro Andrés Salado will return to the orchestra pit of the Teatre Principal to lead a cast headed up by Yolanda Auyanet, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Sergio Escobar and Wojtek Gierlach. It is necessary to highlight the essential key role played by the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands and the Choir of the Teatre Principal. The 32nd Opera and Ballet Season of the Teatre Principal will conclude on 16 and 17 June with Voronia, by La Veronal. The company led by Marcos Morau (2013 National Dance Prize) is descending to the depths of evil in order to take a look at the dark side of the human condition, hidden in the impressive Voronya cave in Georgia, the deepest in the world. Also, Voronia will be staged for the first time in its entirety, that is to say, with an orchestra and choir, an honour that will go to the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands and the Choir of the Teatre Principal.

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“the marriage of figaro” act III Susanna hatches her latest scheme. She pretends that she‘s finally willing to

go along with the Count‘s lascivious suggestions, and proposes a meeting later that night– which was to be her wedding night!– in the palace garden. The Count eagerly agrees. But as she leaves, he overhears her talking to Figaro and realizes the two have something up their sleeves. Next there‘s a hearing to determine exactly who it is that Figaro is legally bound to marry. When it looks like he‘s going to be stuck with Marcellina, he claims that he can‘t marry her because he‘s actually a nobleman, stolen from his parents at birth. He displays a distinctive birthmark on his arm. Marcellina recognizes the mark, and nearly faints. It turns out that she is Figaro‘s mother– and his father is his old nemesis, Dr. Bartolo. Figaro can hardly marry his mother, so Susanna and Figaro can be married at last– much to the Count‘s chagrin. Everyone leaves to prepare the ceremony. The Countess is left alone, wondering what happened to her formerly happy marriage. Susanna joins her, and the two write a letter to the Count, inviting him to meet Susanna later, in the garden. They send it off, sealed with a hairpin, instructing him to return the pin as confirmation of the meeting. Figaro‘s wedding finally gets under way, and during the confusion of the act‘s final ensemble, the Count is handed the fateful letter from Susanna.

act III, prologue — “My darling Fígaro”, began Susanna to her betrothed, “how will we obtain enough money to repay Marcellina?” Fígaro said wistfully, “I know, darling. Count Almaviva pays generously, but at this rate we will need to crew for another ten years before we can marry.” — “There must be some way we can raise the cash more quickly”, replied Susanna. — “I have an idea!”, Fígaro jumped to his feet. “We could take the money we have saved up so far and try our luck at the tables in Monaco. What do we have to lose?” —All right”, agreed Susanna, “we may lose our savings, but if it means we can finally get married, it’s worth taking a chance.” — “I will ask Estela to come up with an itinerary, to entice the Count to go there.”, said Fígaro. “Dear Estela, I would like to propose to the Count that we sail for Monaco from Menorca. Would you kindly be able to suggest some interesting stops along the way, to entice His Excellency? Yours truly, Captain Fígaro, M/Y Aguas Frescas.” — “Dear Captain Fígaro, I’m certain the Count will adore your idea for his vacation. There is the Monaco Yacht Show taking place in September, which may pique his interest. I attach a suggested itinerary, taking in Corsica and the Cote d’Azur, which could take around a week and would make for a delightful cruise. Our partner CATALANO AGENTS will assist you during your sail in french waters. Please don’t hesitate to ask if I can help further. Yours,”


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Arriving overnight from Mahón in Corsica, M/Y Aguas Frescas moored in Bonifacio Marina, for the first leg of its tour of the French coast. With almost two hundred beaches and 1000km of coastline, Corsica is a beach lover’s dream. This Franco-Italian island is blessed with an incredible diversity of beaches, from intimate hidden coves to magnificent bays. Its cliffs, mountains, gorges and towering pinnacles can almost look impenetrable, but exploring by boat offers tropical-style beaches with pure white sands and crystalline waters. Bonifacio has one

of the most dramatic natural marina entrances in the Mediterranean, passing the historic walled Genoese citadel atop the cliffed headland,


with grottoes and coves below. Medieval Bonifacio is the oldest town in Corsica, with fascinating architecture set in a warren of long cobbled streets and,

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at its southern tip, military fortifications with marvellous views toward Sardinia. Spend the day

exploring the atmospheric town and its ancient fortifications, taking in features such as the ‚Staircase of the King of Aragon‘, a steep staircase cut into the cliff below the old town. Walking up the hillside opposite the citadel offers spectacular views of the walled city and white limestone cliffs, particularly in the evening.

Alternatively, sail across to the uninhabited Lavezzi Islands for the day. These ten small islands boast a number of secluded beaches, coves and naturally formed pools among granite boulders. These crystalline waters are a haven for swimmers, while underwater formations make for some of the best scuba diving in this part of the Mediterranean. In the evening, the port area offers lots of lively nightlife, or guests might opt to dine at the nearest Michelin-starred ‘U Santa Marina’ restaurant in Porto Vecchio, 30 minutes away by car.

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ajaccio Day two

This original Roman

settlement of ‘Ajax’, now Corsica’s capital, was developed by the Genoese and did not become permanently French until 1768. A year later, it would become the birthplace of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte.

Natural harbor, in an inlet, view from Bonifacio

Rondinara beach 41° 469‘ N 9° 270‘ E

Ajaccio today is a romantic, cosmopolitan city with a whiff of Côte d’Azur about it. From its picturesque centre to seafront cafés and restaurants and the nearby beaches of Route des Sanguinaires, a day ashore here offers something for everyone. The best-known attraction of Ajaccio, however, is Napoléon’s ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, now a museum displaying family heirlooms. The city’s baroque, 16th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, where Napoléon was baptised, contains paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.

Bonifacio Coast

Petit Sperone 41° 370‘ N 9° 222‘ E


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Sailing up Corsica’s west coast towards Calvi, one sight worth taking in along the way are the Calanches de Piana, in the coastal Scandola Nature Reserve, some 30 miles north of Ajaccio. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of Corsica’s most glorious landscapes, with red-coloured, titanic, jagged rock formations above turquoise waters that are home to colonies of dolphins and seals. Overhead are ospreys, eagles and peregrine falcons. Scandola’s dramatic granite peaks are best seen in the late afternoon, when the sun gives them a stunning pink glow. Reputed to be the

birth-place of Christopher Columbus, Calvi combines traditional Corsican culture with the comforts of a modern coastal resort. The town boasts picturesque views of the coast and most social activity takes place at Quai Landry, a beachside walkway that connects the port to the marina, where restaurants, cafés and shops are located. The Genoese citadel is Calvi’s most important historical monument.


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Dining out Palm Beach Route des Iles Sanguinaires, Ajaccio +33 4 95 520 103 La Table by La Villa Chemin de Notre-Damede-la-Serra, Calvi +33 4 95 658 360 I Salti Moulin de Salti, Speloncato +33 4 95 343 559


It was a military outpost in the 15th century that helped guard the city against attacks. Beneath the fortress, the old town features many tunnels and long winding stairways, as well as lots of narrow walkways tucked between quaint old houses. While Calvi’s beach draws locals and tourists alike, there are several more beautiful beaches to be

found away from the town. Less populated and wider beaches can be found at Revellata Pointe, or in the direction of Lumio. One of the finest and most remote beaches on the island, Plage de Saleccia is a 30-mile easterly cruise away. It is a one-kilometre long, pristine bay with white sand, edged by dunes covered with dark green juniper bushes.

Saleccia 42° 729‘ N 9° 207‘ E

Girolata Bay 42° 346‘ N 8° 614‘ E

Revellata 42° 578‘ N 8° 727‘ E


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This once modest

little fishing port at the southern tip of the Côte d’Azur has been a magnet for the rich and famous since French starlet, Brigitte Bardot, put it on the map in 1956. The controversial movie, ‘And God Created Woman’, starring a mostly-naked Bardot, was filmed in the town. The former sex-kitten continues to live here and last year unveiled a statue in her honour. Not without its cultural attractions, the primary allure of ‘Trop’ today is to see and be seen.

Celebrities and the wellheeled come to shop, boat-hop, work on their tan and, of course, to party. Quayside crowds, meanwhile, are mainly tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a famous face, trying to avoid being run down by the many supercars that litter its picturesque, narrow streets. Away from the centre, there are the village’s pretty beaches, ‘La Glaye’, ‘La Ponche’ and ‘La Fontanette’. St Tropez’s most famous beach, ‘Pampelonne’, is its biggest sandy

Cap Taillat 43° 173‘ N 6° 641‘ E


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Revellata 43° 275‘ N 6° 641‘ E Pampelonne 43° 222‘ N 6° 668‘ E


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attraction, even though it is technically in neighbouring Ramatuelle. Pampelonne is 5km of fine, white sand, while also being home to the famous Club 55 beach restaurant and long-time hotspot for beautiful people. Around 70% of Pampelonne is freely accessible to the public, while the remainder is taken up by a string of private beach clubs. Of these, Nikki Beach reputedly boasts the greatest number of famous faces per square inch.

big-ticket items to keep spenders and windowshoppers occupied. Another popular way to seek some shade is to head for Place des Lices and watch the locals playing boules. At sun-down, there’s only one place to be and that’s quayside. Sitting on-deck, surveying the crowds and the comings and goings for cocktail hour, possibly the best people-watching place and time anywhere.

As one of the most iconic resorts in Europe, St Tropez has a busy social calendar and throughout the season there’s always something going on. From Rosé Day to motor shows and rallies, art exhibitions and regattas, there is something for everyone. To see what may be happening during your stay, visit the official St Tropez website: www.saint-tropez.fr/fr/ decouvrir/agenda/

The make-up of these beach clubs may change during/after 2018, with local authorities looking to (re)move some of these establishments in a fierce ecological/economical battle with their owners. Away from the beach, there are high-end fashion boutiques, jewellers and a host of smart shops selling


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Les Caves du Roy The most prestigious nightclub in France for the past 40 years and unashamedly kitsch, its style is Orient-meetsMed. First opened in the 1970s and recently refurbished, this is the place to rub shoulders with the famous and the beautiful; mere mortals may struggle to make it past the door staff. Entry is free, though once inside, refreshments are reassuringly expensive… Opening times: Fri/Sat only 27th Apr- 27th Jun; Nightly from 28th Jun1st Sep 2018 Byblos Hotel, St Tropez +33 4 94 566 800 www.lescavesduroy.com


st tropez nightlife St Tropez has some of the most glitzy, glamorous nightclubs in Europe, naturellement…


Formerly known as Papagayo and first opened in 1962, GAÏO is The second of St Tropez’s another a restaurant/club three legendary nocturnal concept and is the third hotspots, the VIP Room of St Tropez’s trio of top starts the night as La clubs where Hollywood GiOiA restaurant, turning A-listers and music stars into vibrant nightclub have been known to strut late in the evening. Less their stuff. The decor garish than Les Caves du is modern, but with an Roy, the atmosphere is elegant 1920s feel, with as exclusive, as are the great views from the prices. terrace over the harbour. Opening times: nightly, 8pm-6am in summer Residence du Nouveau Port, Rue du 11 Novembre St Tropez +33 6 38 838 383 www.viproom.fr

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Le Voile Regatta St Tropez 29th September 7th October 2018 This regatta is defiantly not one to be missed, its debut was in September 1981 set on the iconic French Riviera it celebrates classic race boats, and showcases some of the most beautiful boats ever made.


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Option A: Cannes Best known for the annual

film festival each May and its famous boulevard, La Croisette, Cannes –twinned with Beverly Hills, CA– is a glamorous resort, made for strolling, sunbathing and shopping. Its seafront, lined with palm trees and Belle Epoque architecture, stretches the length of the entire bay, overlooking exclusive beaches and smart cafés.

Away from the seafront, a visit to ‘Le Suquet’, the old quarter of Cannes, is worth a walk uphill. Its 400-year old winding, cobbled lanes are lined with local restaurants, while at the top, the market square containing a charming church and clock tower offers wonderful views across the bay and Cannes itself.


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antibes Option B: ANTIBES Sometimes overlooked by its

better-known neighbours on either side –Cannes to the south and Nice to the north– this is the perfect spot for those seeking something more discreet. No less chic, however, Antibes is a beautiful ancient walled town with narrow cobbled streets, relaxed beaches and the Mediterranean’s largest superyacht marina. The pace of life in Antibes is somewhat slower than in its noisier neighbours, but its Provençal markets, boutiques and

cafés provide a lively atmosphere, while a jumble of old buildings and old fort above give it a sense of cultured history.

hub within the Roman empire for several hundred years.

For more current cultural pursuits, Antibes’ theatre, ‘anthéa’, hosts a varied Antipolis, as the Greeks programme each season, originally named including, coincidentally, Antibes, was a major this year, a production of Mediterranean mercantile ‘The Marriage of Fígaro’.


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A major draw to

Antibes is the annual jazz festival, Jazz à Juan, held in neighbouring Juan-lesPins each July.

Dining out Le Figuier de St-Esprit* 14 R. St-Esprit, Antibes +33 4 93 345 012 Style: Provençal

La Passagère* 33 Bd Édouard-Baudoin, Juan-les-Pins +33 4 93 610 279 Style: Creative

Les Pêcheurs 10 Bd Du Maréchal-Juin, Juan-les-Pins +33 4 92 931 330 Style: Mediterranean cuisine


The pretty small town is a health resort with many spa facilities for the daytime and clubs and casinos for after dark. Twinned with New Orleans, ‘JLP’, as it’s known locally, attracts some of the world’s biggest names in jazz and blues. Ceramic tiles are laid in the pavement with handprints of more than 50 musicians who have played at this festival, including Al Jarreau, B.B. King, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.

On the far side of town the bay curves around to the even more exclusive Cap d‘Antibes, where the gated villas of oligarchs sit tucked between shady pines and botanical

gardens along the rocky coast. The local marina, Port Vauban, is therefore home to several of the world’s largest, most famous, superyachts. Size matters, here.


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Nice reeks of old-world opulence in a stunning seaside location. With a population of around one million inhabitants, Nice is France’s fifth most populous city and is the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur. Its large international airport is the gateway to the region, also serving Monaco either by road or short helicopter transfer. A magnet for sun-seekers

and high-rollers since the 19th century, this glamorous city has promenades and boulevards, fabulous markets, an enticing old town, glorious architecture, world-class art galleries and museums, three theatres and an opera house. And yes, if we have whet your appetite for the real thing, a production of ‘The Marriage of Fígaro’ is on the programme for


summer 2018 (it’s almost as if we, here at Estela, planned this…). Around 350 BC, Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement here and called it Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory. Through the ages, the town has changed hands many times, due to its strategically important port, though it has been part of France since 1860, when it was re-annexed from the Italians under the Treaty of Turin.

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Things to see and do There are seaside walks, and then there’s the

Promenade des Anglais, which is more than just a grand walkway. Built in the 1820s, the promenade stretches for seven kilometres, skirted by regal 19th-century palaces, pergolas and palm trees. The oldest part of the city, Vieille Ville, is a change from Nice’s famous boulevards and expansive squares like Place Masséna, with its tight mesh of alleys. Local shops, cafés and restaurants addd to the colour, flanked by the imposing Parc de la Colline du Château to the east. Nice’s 17th century Cathedral, in the Vieille Ville, composed of ten highly ornate chapels with sculptures, paintings and gilding looks like it might be more at home in Italy or Spain. Also worth a visit are Monastère de Cimiez, north of the centre and established by the Benedictines in the 800s, and Mont Boron with its Fort du Mont Alban, a bastion constructed in the mid-16th century. Located some 200m above sea level, it provides incredible views of Nice and Cap-Ferrat.


Dining out As is to be expected, Nice and surrounding area offers a wealth of gastronomic options. At the top end, the city itself has two Michelin two-star restaurants and two one-star dining rooms.

Flaveur** 25 R. Gubernatis +33 4 93 625 395 Style: Creative

Le Chantecler** 37 Promenade des Anglais +33 4 93 166 400 Style: Creative

L‘Aromate*ď¸? 2 R. Gustave Deloye +33 4 93 629 824 Style: Modern cuisine

JAN* 12 R. Lascaris +33 4 97 193 223 Style: Creative


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Park Phoenix is a seven-hectare flora and fauna park, with gardens containing 2,500 plant species, as well as caimans, iguanas and free-flying exotic birds and a lake that is home to hundreds of ducks, pelicans and black swans.

architect Kenzo Tange, can also be found here.

For art lovers, Nice has ten art museums and ten art galleries, though the greatest draws are the Musée Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall, each dedicated to these The Asian Arts Museum, artists who painted designed by the Japanese extensively in the city.

For Riviera art and artefacts to the belle époque, including Napoleon’s death mask, head to Villa Massena. Nice is also a haven for antiques lovers. The antiques district next to the port boasts over 100 antiques shops. Wander these backstreets and discover a wide range of little antique shops of all prices and quality. For a flutter, Nice is host to two casinos. Casino Barrière Le Ruhl and a smaller casino, inside the Hyatt regency Hotel.


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This town is less about culture and attractions than it is about events, the largest of which is of course the Monaco Formula One™ Grand Prix, which has taken place here each May since 1929. Another notable event is the annual Monaco Yacht Show, in its 28th year, taking place on 26-29th September 2018, with 125 superyachts on display. www.monacoyachtshow.com Worth exploring,

primarily for the view from the top of the hill, is the Royal Palace, outside which at 11:55am there is the daily changing of the guard. It’s not quite London’s Buckingham Palace, but six armed guards marching to a drum and bugle make for an


entertaining routine. From the Palace square there are views of the glorious rock-side St Martin gardens and Monaco’s cathedral, where the tombs of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace can be found.

packed with marine fascination, including a fine aquarium, a shark lagoon pool and a 90ft whale skeleton.

One popular attraction is the Oceanographic Museum, a large facility

Away from the madding crowds there is Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher,

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the only part of Monaco to have retained its original old town, complete with small, twisty medieval lanes. There are various staircases up to Le Rocher; the best route up is via Rampe Major, which starts from place aux Armes near the port. The smaller Port de Fontvieille, rather quieter than Monte-Carlo’s Port Hercule, is another spot to escape the hordes, with some more relaxed restaurants and wonderful illuminated views of the port, the cathedral and oceanography museum at nighttime.


Place du Casino is

dominated by the worldfamous casino with its lavishly decorated façade, flanked on either side by the Café de Paris and l‘Hôtel de Paris. Each is designed to relieve visitors of their cash, either through gambling or eye-wateringly high prices for food, refreshments and accommodation. But it is an irresistible spot to linger, with wannabe playboys revving their vajazzled supercars and dressed-to-the-nines poseurs prancing about.


Dining out Le Louis XV*** Alain Ducasse à l‘Hôtel de Paris Pl. du Casino +37 7 98 068 864 Style: Mediterranean cuisine

Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo** 4 Av. De la Madone +37 7 93 151 510 Style: Modern cuisine

Vistamar* Square Beaumarchais +37 7 98 069 898 Style: Modern cuisine

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It’s outdoor theatre, not to be taken too seriously. Once inside the casino entrance, skip past the ornate halls filled with bused-in polo-shirted tourists playing slot machines and head directly to the Salons Privés. Here, the clientele is better dressed, more fragrant and, frankly, better looking. In its gaming rooms, the Casino de Monte-Carlo offers European Roulette, Trente et Quarante, Black Jack, English Roulette and Ultimate Texas Hold‘em Poker tables. In the summer, high rollers can play (and smoke!) on the outdoor gaming tables on the Terrasse, enjoying gorgeous, panoramic views while losing their shirts. SHOPPING For those who prefer splashing their cash on designer labels and luxury goods, Monaco has you covered, of course. Dior, Gucci, Prada, Hermes, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari


and all the usual suspects are located in the ‚Carre d’Or’ area, while some two hundred boutiques can be found in Port Hercule, Rue Grimaldi, Rue Millo, Rue Terrazzani, or Rue Princesse Caroline. NIGHTLIFE Once the gambling, shopping and dining are done, the frenetic spending continues well into the night. A stalwart of the Monaco clubbing scene, ‘Jimmy’z’ was fully refurbished last year, having first opened its doors in 1974.

locals don’t tend to pitch up before the early hours. Part of Flavio Briatore’s ‘Billionaire’ brand of clubs, ‘Twiga’ styles itself “a rendezvous for the International Jet-Set”, with name DJs playing in this restaurant-turns-club venue. If this sounds like you, you’ll know what to expect.

Super-VIPs are now directed to the ‘Boom Boom Room’ overlooking the dance floor, whereas regular VIPs mingle downstairs, paying €28 for any first drink, while Champagne starts at €350 and comes with fireworks, you get the gist… Another Monaco nightlife institution, ‘The Living Room’, is a sophisticated mix of piano bar and disco, partying from 11pm until dawn, though true


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A day in


One can’t do justice to Barcelona in a day, so you will need to choose. We suggest some themes… SIGHTSEEING

Barcelona is the city

of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Even if not tempted by the shopping, head for Passeig de Gràcia, between C/ Consell de Cent and C/ Aragó, for three art nouveau classics, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló. On the corner of C/ Provença stands Casa Milà, also by Gaudí. From here, head east to Avinguda Diagonal, and proceed on to Barcelona’s most iconic landmark, the Sagrada Família, still a work in progress. A few blocks away, due north of here, stands the Modernist complex


of Sant Pau Recinte Modernista, the most important architectural work by Lluís Domènech i Muntaner. Barcelona’s 15th century Gothic cathedral and the surrounding Gothic Quarter are worth looking around, as well as the remains of the Roman wall on the corner of C/ del Bisbe. Nearby is Plaça Sant Jaume, where City Hall and Palau de la Generalitat are on opposing sides of the square that has been at the heart of Catalonia’s (pro- and anti-) independence demonstrations recently.

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design an estate of some 60 homes. The playful, urban park was to have a complex network of paths and viaducts in landscaped grounds, with the architect having free rein to produce a unique ‘mini city’ for affluent residents. While there are many notable parks and pieces of architecture worth visiting, one site stands head and shoulders above the rest, Park Güell. Situated on a hillside to the north of the city centre (take a taxi), the park had been acquired in 1900 by Count Eusebi Güell, a Catalonian entrepreneur, who commissioned Gaudí to

The house occupied by Gaudí himself while he was working here is now a small museum, including items of furniture he designed. ART & CULTURE Barcelona counts some 20 art museums,

the most-visited of which is Museu Picasso, tracing Picasso’s early years with canvasses and ceramics from the 1890s, to his Blue Period, through the Rose Period and on to his later work in the 1950s. Staying with contemporary art, CaixaForum houses an extensive private collection of international artists and temporary exhibitions, as well as permanent displays by Spanish artists


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Tàpies and Barceló. Fundació Joan Miró was the artist’s gift to the city, a varied collection housed in a striking, avantgarde piece of architecture by his friend Josep Lluís Sert. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is the grandest of Barcelona‘s museums, home to a huge range of important Catalan works from the Middle Ages to the 1900s. However, its most notable display is its range of Romanesque art, which is one of the world’s most important concentrations of early medieval art. In performance art, Barcelona is also spoilt for choice with some 40 venues hosting from opera to stand-up comedy. Theatres range from El Gran Teatre del Liceu, the world famous 1840s opera

house, to the home of cabaret, El Molino. Worth visiting for the architecture alone is the art nouveau masterpiece, the Palau de la Música Catalana, completed in 1908, by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. SHOPPING

The best high end shopping areas in

central Barcelona are Passeig de Gràcia, starting at Plaça Cinc d’Oros, heading south-east towards the port, taking in Carrer de la Portaferrissa, Carrer de la Boqueria and Carrer de Ferran, finishing up at Placa de Sant Josep Oriol. Cutting across the centre of town, Avinguda Diagonal is home to other big name designer boutiques, while in the Gothic quarter, Portal de l’Àngel is lined with high street names, but also local and individual stores with clothing and accessories that are perhaps more accessible. For antique shops, visit Bulevard dels Antiquaris. For jewellery and artsy window shopping, head for Carrer de Montcada, while Carrer del Call is lined with little jewellery stores. For luxury jewellery brands, Passeig de Gracia is a good place to go.


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“the marriage of figaro” act Iv The Count is due any time for his assignation with Susanna. To fool him, the

Countess and Susanna have agreed to exchange clothes for the evening. That way, when the Count goes into his seduction routine, he’ll be romancing his own wife without knowing it. Before long, Figaro figures the whole thing out, and decides to play a joke of his own. He goes to Susanna, pretends he really does think she’s the Countess, and tries a few moves of his own. This enrages Susanna, but just momentarily. She soon sees through him, and they have a good laugh over it. Things come to a head when the Count finally shows up, eager for his tryst. First he tries to seduce his wife, thinking she’s Susanna. Then, when he sees Figaro with a woman he thinks is the Countess, he self-righteously accuses her of infidelity. Susanna, still imitating the Countess, begs the Count for forgiveness. He refuses. At that, the Countess reveals herself, and the Count is finally humbled. This time, it’s his turn to ask for pardon. The Countess generously embraces him, and the opera ends with both couples reconciled.

— Al buio, signor mio? — È quello che vogl’io: tu sai che là per leggere io non desio d’entrar.

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act Iv, prologue Following their nuptials in Formentera, M/Y Aguas Frescas and her crew would return to Palma de Mallorca for repairs and provisioning, ahead of crossing to Antigua in time for the Charter Yacht Show. —Dear Estela, we will return to Palma for repairs at the end of the Mediterranean season, such as replacement of a torn lifeboat cover. Would you kindly make some recommendations about where we might get some work carried out to the highest standards? —Dear Captain Fígaro, I would heartily recommend docking in STP (Servicios Técnicos Portuarios) in Palma, one of the largest, state-of-the-art facilities in the Mediterranean region, while conveniently located near the centre of the city. Within STP, I suggest using Astilleros de Palma, one of the longest established, full-service, refit and repair yards in the region. They can take care of whatever your needs, without having to contract with multiple companies, so you can liaise easily with a single point of contact and have insurance and warranties in one place. —Dear Estela, thank you so much for these suggestions and I would be grateful if you could make arrangements for booking in Aguas Frescas with Astilleros de Mallorca at STP. Would you also be able to handle the formalities for our departure from Mallorca on to Gibraltar, ahead of our crossing via the Canaries? —Dear Captain Fígaro, I will be delighted to handle your clearance and immigration formalities, so please leave those with me. In Gibraltar, I will book you in with Alcaidesa Marina, which is an ideal base to stay in transit, sheltered and directly adjacent to the airport. For your berth anf refuelling in the Canaries, I can arrange this with our partner, INCARGO, who have stations both in La Palma and in Tenerife. Once arrived in Antigua, ANCHOR CONCIERGE AND SUPERYACHT SUPPORT will take care of you. Yours truly,

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Our Seville connection stretches all the way to Antigua, named so by Christopher Columbus after he visited there in 1493, on one of his several journeys from Andalucía The image of Santa

María, Virgin of the Antigua, hangs in the chapel of Seville cathedral as a symbol of victory over Muslim forces by King San Fernando in 1248, leading Columbus to name the island for his Spanish royal patrons. He would name St Barts after his brother (Bartolomeo), during the same year and St Kitts after his own patron saint, Saint Christopher, the patron hallow of travellers.

Colonised by the British in 1632, Antigua was raided by the French in 1666, drawn by the island’s lucrative tobacco crops, later displaced by sugar cane. It became a full British colony a year later, with the British having colonised neighbouring Barbuda earlier in 1628, eventually being annexed by the larger Antigua in 1860. The islands state finally became a fully independent


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nation member of the UN and the British Commonwealth in 1981.

here work to high standards. The benefit of Antigua over many of its neighbours is the Today’s Antigua is all absence of a lagoon, about tourism and its with Falmouth Harbour seafaring visitors tend Marina and Antigua to be private yachts, Yacht Club Marina, both attracted to the island for in Falmouth Harbour, its well-equipped marine accessible at all times facilities, and as a base to the largest of both from which to explore the sailing and motor yachts. wider Caribbean region. Meanwhile, the island’s For yachts not visiting VC Bird Airport is wellAntigua as a destination, it is the region’s main port of call when coming into, or departing, the Caribbean region. An English-speaking population means easy communication around service and repairs, while resident engineers, sailmakers and other service providers


connected to both Europe and North America. Less easy for captains and yacht managers to navigate in Antigua are its Customs and Immigration procedures, as the country is not part of any customs union or FTZ.

hotel, restaurant & lounge

Combining contemporary architecture with a stunning tropical setting, South Point offers a truly unique experience – where casual island-chic meets modern luxury in a neighbourhood rich with history. In keeping with its cosmopolitan character, South Point’s restaurant is the perfect combination of international taste and local/island flavor; farm to table ingredients and locally caught seafood are daily menu staples.

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owners Antigua is a point of transit, the island itself is an inviting destination. Historical monuments and buildings attest to its naval and colonial past, while its 365 beaches, creeks and coves are among the finest the Caribbean has to offer. Unaffected by 2017’s extreme hurricane onslaught, Antigua’s


facilities and accommodation are thankfully open as usual. THINGS TO DO

Events such as the

annual Charter Yacht Show in December, now in its 57th year, and April’s Sailing Week, in its 51st year, and Classic Yacht Regatta, in its 31st year, are highly successful, drawing entries from all quarters of the world. The latest annual fixture, the RORC 600, in February,

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drew over 80 entries in only its tenth year in 2018. Another attraction, particularly during the mating season in Spring, is the Barbuda Bird Sanctuary, with

Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2016, the Georgian marina now houses restaurants, hotels and businesses.

thousands of frigate birds congregating here in the lagoon when they aren’t in the Galapagos. Nelson’s Dockyard National Park has been in continuous operation since 1745.

From 1784 for three years it was home to (then) Captain Horatio Nelson, who was reluctantly stationed here, referring to it as “an infernal hole” and a “vile spot” where he was besieged by mosquitos.

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Another historical naval military point of interest

The Cork & Basket

is a specialty Cuvée Wines, Spirits and Gourmet Food Emporium that offers a comfortable retail experience as an extension of our wholesale division at A. S. Bryden & Sons (An�gua) Ltd. At the store, our Attentive customer service staff will Encourage you to sample daily wine specials, olives, delicatessen meats and cheeses, select jellies, pestos, and spreads, & coffee and tea profiles, to help you find the perfect delight before you purchase. Discover the MIX and MATCH special on select bo�les of wines and spirits, where shoppers get the best six and twelve bo�le retail price.


under the shady umbrella table setting of our new café-style addition.


a glass of wine or bottle, a cup of Lavazza coffee or Harney & Sons tea, and compliment your beverage with a select plate of delicatessen highlights or dessert. Simply order from The Cork & Basket “outdoor” menu.

We are also happy to Assist boat customers place their large orders for wholesale pricing by 10 a.m. to guarantee same day delivery.

Store Hours:

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email: thecorkandbasket@ brydens.com An�gua Yacht Club Marina Commercial Centre, English Harbour. P.O. Box 182, St. John’s, An�gua. W.I.


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is Shirley Heights, a restored lookout and gun battery, names after St Thomas Shirley, the first Governor of the Leeward Islands. The Blockhouse retains vestiges of officers’ quarters and a powder magazine, while on a clear day Montserrat and Guadalupe are visible from here. The Victorian Wallings Dam & Reservoir was built around 1900, though the reservoir ran dry during a drought shortly afterwards and was reforested. Now dense with a large number of tree varieties, the area is fertile ground for birdwatchers, with broad-winged hawks, hen harriers, bananaquits and redstarts often seen here. BEACHES & COVES Okay, it’s the Caribbean, so picking fine beaches is like shooting fish in a barrel. But among the best of the 365 that Antigua has to choose from, are: Rendezvous Bay, on the south coast west of Falmouth and a 30-minute walk away from the nearest car parking. Half Moon Bay, on the eastern tip of the island, is protected from open sea by a crested reef and from winds by surrounding woodland. Beyond the reef water can be choppy and is therefore popular with (wind)surfers. It gets busy at weekends, but is worth a visit during quieter times. Green Island, as the name would suggest, is a small private island off Antigua’s eastern coast and is only accessible by boat, making it one of the quieter spots. There are a number of sandy beaches to choose from, all offering great snorkelling, soft sand and little else. Less secluded is Carlisle Bay, with the upscale Carlisle Bay Hotel nearby. As it offers the best snorkelling for tropical fish lovers without taking to a boat, it can get busier than others.


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antigua classic yacht regatta 17th april - 23rd april 2019



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Half Moon Bay 17° 042‘ N 61° 679‘ W

Hawksbill Bay, to the west, near the island’s capital, St John, has four beaches to choose from, one of which is the only nudist beach on the island. Deep Bay boasts a wreck as a point of interest for snorkelers and divers, while turtles are often spotted around here. Another attraction here is Fort Barrington, a walk uphill from Deep Bay (or Hawksbill), a headland fortress built by the British in 1779.

If spending time on the beach, leave valuables on board as there has been a spate of robberies reported here in recent years.

RECOMMENDED YACHT SPOTS: Green Island 17° 079‘ N 61° 678‘ W Nonsuch Bay 17° 077‘ N 61° 689‘ W Long Island 17° 155‘ N 61° 762‘ W Five Island 17° 092‘ N 61° 890‘ W



dining out

La Cambusa Style: Italian. Rodes Lane, Falmouth-Catamaran Marina Italian restaurant in a quiet, seafront location. Classic dishes prepared from the freshest local ingredients, made in front of diners in its show kitchen. +1 268 562 2226 cambusa@cambusantigua.com

Sun Ra

Dockyard Drive, English Harbour Accessible by dinghy, Sun Ra is an unassuming wooden house on the water, serving fresh, homemade Mediterranean style cuisine. A cosy ambience, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere keeps diners coming back. +1 268 562 6581 sunrantigua@gmail.com


Le Bistrot Style: French

(closed Mondays). Prices: EC$190 Country Club Road, Hodges Bay, St John Well established independent restaurant, serving old-school French cuisine in an elegant villa, or outside on the veranda. +1 268 462 3881 www.facebook.com/antigualebistro/

Papa Zouk Style: Seafood (and rum!). Prices: EC$130 Hilda Davis Drive, Dickenson Bay Street, St John In an unlikely suburban setting, this ramshackle, colourful shack-like restaurant stocks some 250 varieties of rum to accompany its fish and seafood repertoire. Closed Sundays. +1 268 464 6044 facebook.com/PapaZouk

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Away from the major hotels, cuisine is of a varying standard, but our captains recommend these eateries South Point Style: Eclectic, contemporary. English Harbour, St Paul Accessible by dinghy, South Point’s modern, stylish restaurant and deck overhanging Falmouth Yacht Club Marina are the setting for contemporary dishes inspired by Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. +1 268 562 9600 info@southpointantigua.com www.southpointantigua.com

yacht provisions The Cork & Basket Antigua Yacht Club Marina Commercial Center, English Harbour, Saint Paul Part of wholesalers, A.S. Bryden & Sons, The Cork and Basket is a specialist wine, spirits and gourmet food store and cafĂŠ that enables customers to try products before buying. Order before 10:00am to guarantee same-day delivery. Closed Sundays & Public Holidays. +1 268 462 0363 thecorkandbasket@brydens.com


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Antigua & Barbuda Search and Rescue, or ABSAR, is a voluntary charitable organisation, based at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina in Falmouth Harbour ABSAR‘s goal is to preserve life and responds 24x7 by sea, air, and land to search, rescue, medical and fire emergencies within its reach. It coordinates with the Antigua Coast Guard, Caribbean Helicopters and other agencies in the area to facilitate emergency response. ABSAR is also the primary safety, rescue and medical agency for Antigua Race Week and the Antigua Classic Regatta. Jonathan, how did ABSAR come about as a voluntary organisation? As a qualified paramedic and firefighter, I first got involved with Antigua Race Week in 1996. I had been providing island-wide coverage alone with my pick-up truck, but there was no dedicated sea rescue service at that time. I wanted to help out, so ended up working from the race committee’s boat. The organisers of the Classic Regatta heard about what I was doing and approached me to work on their event as well, so that’s how I started. During these events I got to know people at Caribbean Helicopters and then Julie Harvey, who had been using her private charter aircraft for search and rescue got involved, and a couple of years later founded what is now ABSAR.


How has the organisation developed since then? We started formally in 1998, when (former Lotus racing driver) Alex Portman kindly provided the use of a high-speed 27ft RIB, which we still use today, though it’s gone through some engine packages and tubes since then. We found a permanent base for the RIB in the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and apart from supporting the Classic and Race Weeks, we started getting an increasing number of emergency call-outs throughout the year. In 2006 I started working on ABSAR full-time. With people flying in, at their own expense, for the big annual events, and with other volunteers based here, we are now a team of 12. Three of us are medics, but everyone undergoes training in seamanship and smallboat-handling skills, search and rescue techniques, and first aid, of course. All of us are unpaid. We have a medic station at AYCM Resort, where we had over 900 miscellaneous walk-ins last year, and we respond to some 30 search and rescue missions each year, including scuba divers, overdue fishing boats and yachts stuck on reefs. As a volunteer organisation, how does this work? In terms of funding, we rely 100% on donations and sponsorship.

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Interview with Jonathan Cornelius of ABSAR, Antigua & Barbuda Search and Rescue Fortunately, local people and organisations recognise the importance of what we do, because there is no government funding or facility in place if we weren’t here. But despite some generous on-going support, it is always a struggle. We are like victims of our own success; the more we are able to do, the more people come to us for help.

could help others. Our slogan is “so that others may live” and this is what we do, we save lives.

How is the future looking for ABSAR and how can people help? I’m incredibly proud of what we manage to achieve on a shoe-string each year, but the future is looking uncertain. The medic centre is currently open six days a week, but Apart from duty-free concessions on equipment, we receive zero government without more manpower, we will soon need to scale back on crucial clinic support. Right now we operate an services. Demand is at an all-time high, ambulance, two boats and a fire truck, as well as the medic centre. Most of our with people coming to us for procedures medication is donated by visiting yachts, they aren’t able to get done at the underbut we need some EC$75,000 (US$28,000) resourced local hospital. annually just to cover running costs, and We desperately need volunteers willing with most of our volunteers maxed-out to show up for weekly training and be on keeping operations going, time for available for call-outs. Not everyone fundraising is sorely lacking. enjoys going out on the water at 3:00am in a four-metre swell and 35 knots of How were you affected by last year’s hurricane season? Yes, summer 2017 was wind, so they have to be committed, and half crazy, of course. one for the record books, with THREE category 5 hurricanes in ten days! Luckily But most of all, it is donations we need, Antigua was unaffected, but ABSAR was or a dedicated fund-raising resource. heavily involved in the supply to, and It’s clear that what ABSAR does is then the evacuation of, 1700 people on not an optional luxury; we are here Barbuda. That period was like playing to save lives and we haven’t lost one dodgeball in a bowling alley, where we yet. We offer a variety of sponsorship were the Number One pin watching the packages for organisations that want other pins fall on either side. to be involved with what we do, but all private donations of cash, manpower and We had fantastic support from the community here, with people volunteering equipment are welcome. their boats, supplies, services and cash. For details about donations, support or The whole ABSAR team ended up putting sponsorship, email info@absar.org or visit work and family life on hold, just so they www.facebook.com/ABSAR-16164620397/

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This section is specifically designed for Captains. You will find Rules and Regulations, important links, protected areas, marinas, important telephone numbers and much more!

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indispensable information / spain In order for us to assist you in the best possible way, we would like to make you aware of the following important points: • Inform us with your best E.T.A. and the name of your last port. • On arrival, please NOTE THAT IS OBLIGATORY TO PRESENT AN ARRIVAL NOTICE TO THE AUTHORITIES if your last port is not in Spain. • Should your last port be in a NON-EU Country, it is compulsory to submit an ARRIVAL CLEARANCE.

We can take care of this, but please send us the following documentation: ARRIVAL NOTICE

• Certificate of Registry • Yacht Insurance Certificate • Crew & Guests List


Certificate of Registry* Yacht Insurance Certificate* Crew & Guests List* Passports (all the crew and guests, if on board) • Seaman books (If available) *2 copies stamped and signed by the Captain, to present to the Immigration Authorities

Prior to departure to any port outside of Spain, IT IS OBLIGATORY TO PRESENT A DEPARTURE NOTICE TO THE AUTHORITIES.

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ARRIVAL NOTICE if your last port is EUROPE

ARRIVAL CLEARANCE Should your last port be in a NON-EU Country


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For advice on any matters, please contact us on +34 971 722 532 or alternatively via email: estela@superyachts.agency We can take care of this, but please send us the following documentation: • Certificate of Registry* • Yacht Insurance Certificate* • Crew & Guests List* Should your NEXT port be in a NON-EU Country, IT IS COMPULSORY TO CARRY OUT A DEPARTURE CLEARENCE WITH THE AUTHORITIES. We can take care of this, but please send us the following documentation: • Passports (all the crew and guests, if on board). • Seaman books (if available). *2 copies stamped and signed by the Captain, to present to the Immigration Authorities. DECLARATION OF CASH ON BOARD Please note it is important to declare any cash amount you have on board above 100.000 Euros (or the equivalent in any other currency).


CASH TO MASTER In case you need cash on board, please note that you can transfer money to us and get cash on board tanks to our CTM service. Please note it is important to declare any cash transfer above 9.999 Euros. Should any crew (NON EU) disembark the boat and leave the island (be this on a temporary or permanent basis) passports must be stamped by authorities on departure and on return to the vessel.

FISHING LICENCE If you are wanting to experience fishing in Balearic waters you will need to apply for a license. In order to do so we would need registry of the vessel and a photocopy of the passport of the owner of the vessel. If you require a spear fishing license it is obligatory to have a medical certificate stating that they can do this activity and a copy of their passport.


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indispensable information balearics Please note that berthing and sailing through National Park areas of the Balearic Islands requires previous authorisation. A fine can be issued should you not have said authorisation.

We can provide to you with the necessary authorisation, but please note: • Cabrera National Park Authorisations can be issued 21 days before your berthing date. There is very limited buoy availability however. Maximum LOA 40 mts. Tax Cost 132.74€ • AUTHORIZATION FOR NAVIGATION in protected areas is compulsory, for all the vessels. It is compulsory to have a license for the use of PWC or personal watercrafts (Jet Ski’s). We have specific courses for obtaining these licenses and we can organize the courses ON BOARD your vessel. Please contact us for more information. Once again, failure to present the license to authorities will result in a fine. Any vessel exceding 500GT regardless if the yacht is commercial or private, must have pilotage. Failure to do so will result in a 12.000€ fine. Should any crew (NON EU) disembark the boat and leave the island (be this on a temporary or permanent basis) passports must be stamped by authorities on departure and on return to the vessel.






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Where can I drop my anchor? posidonia oceanic IS A PROTECTED SPECIES It is forbidden to anchor your vessel in specific areas where Posidonia is present Posedonia Oceanica also known as Neptune grass or Mediterranean Tape weed is a seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean sea. This species forms underwater meadows that are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. This flowering plan lives in dense meadows along the channels in the sand of the Mediterranean. It is found at depths of 1-35 meters, in relation to water clarity. The leaves are a bright green, and with age start to turn a brown colour. The leafs final point is rounded but in some cases absent due to damage. Leaves are arranged in groups with the older longer leaves are outside and differ in form from the younger ones they surround. The rhizomes are found in two forms: one growing up to 150 cm beneath the sand and the other rising above the sand. In 2006 a huge colony was discovered south of the island of Ibiza, at 8 kilometers across and is estimated at 100,000 years old, this may be one of the largest and oldest clonal colonies on Earth!! Posidonia grows best in clean waters, and is presence is a huge marker for the lack of pollution. The presence of Posidonia is detected by the masses of decomposing leaves on beaches.

This sea plant guarantees the health of the beds in the Mediterranean and it is a protected species in the Balearic Islands. More than 800 pleasure boats were made to move to another spot to drop their anchors in the summer of 2016, given that they were located in areas which are protected as posidonia oceanica were growing in the area. The Captains had dropped their anchors on these beds of sea grass which are of great value to the marine ecosystem and are protected under EU and regional and national Spanish laws. There have been many complaints from ecologists and authorities about the destruction that anchors are causing and it is getting worse each year. These anchors have ruined areas of this sea grass which takes decades to grow. The Balearic Island ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning has developed a tool to make it easier for boats to anchor without damaging the sea bed, particularly the posedonia prairies.


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http://dgrechid.caib.es/www/ajuda_fondeig/en.html The Balearic Islands Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning has developed this tool, to make it easier for boats to anchor without damaging the sea bed, particularly the posidonia prairies, which have been classified as a priority habitat in annex I to the Habitat Directive (Directive 92/43/ EEC), including all the sites of community importance (SCIs) that must be protected. The posidonia cartography was created by the Balearic Islands Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning taking into account the maps drawn up in the LIFE Posidonia project and the MAGRAMA. The other layers of information are extracted from the Web Map Service (WMS) services published in the Balearic Islands Spatial Data Infrastructure (IDEIB). *Note: This tool is available for Android, iOS and Blackberry OS platforms and any other platform compatible with HTML5


To help you identify Posidonia areas, use the APP from this link:

Legend Protected natural areas National park Natural park Natural landscape Natural reserve Special natural reserve Protection area (PORN) Natural monument Source: Government of the Balearic Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning.

Natura 2000 Network (SCI) Natura 2000 Network (SCI)

Areas making up the sites of community interest (SCIs) of the Natura 2000 Network for the protection of European habitats on the Balearic Islands. It includes the details of the extension of the special protection areas for birds (SPAs) approved by the Balearic Islands government on 30 May 2008 (BOIB num. 78 EXT, dated 4-6-2008). Source: Government of the Balearic Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning.

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Delimitation of Posidonia prairie

The toolbar at the top includes icons that can be used to expand the image, determine the geographical location and obtain information about the possibility of anchoring.

Posidonia Life-MAGRAMA Source: LIFE Posidonia project, Government of the Balearic Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning

Restricted anchorage The restricted anchorage areas are established in order to preserve biodiversity and prevent the impact of anchoring on the sea bed. In these areas, boats have to moor to the specially provided buoys and anchors cannot be thrown on to the sea bed. Anchorage prohibited Restricted anchorage Source: Government of the Balearic Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning.

Discharges Layers of geospatial information on the elements governing discharges at sea. Discharges Source: Government of the Balearic Islands, Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning; General Directorate of Regional Planning, Coasts Service

Click on this button to expand the map Click on this button to reduce the map Click on this button to determine the geographical location (you need to have the GPS and the browser location option activated) Click on this button to find out if you can anchor Click on this button to make searches by place name

Table of contents You can use these buttons to change the appearance of the map. You can see the topographical map instead of the aerial photograph (orthophotograph) and superimpose the layers of information. Activate the 2010-2011 orthophotograph of the Balearic Islands (IDEIB) Activate the topographical map of the Balearic Islands (IDEIB) Activate the various layers of information (IDEIB) Activate the nautical charts layer Show the help for the application


Obligations for Captains when they arrive and depart Mallorca Interview with Luis Porto of the foreign bord control When a yacht arrives from outside the European Union,

for example Gibraltar, Morocco and Monaco, all passports and Seaman’s Book or copy of the crew members’ contracts, stamped and signed crew list and a copy of yachts’ registry must be presented. We then issue an authorisation letter of entry clearance into the EU. The same applies if we are the last EU port before departure from the Union, and once all documentation has been received and verified, the yacht is given clearance to exit EU waters. Obligations when there is a crew change on board: Any member who is signed on to a yacht as a seaman (with seaman’s book or work contract) is allowed to come off the boat and freely move around all the island without coming to border control in Mallorca. This law in ports around the rest of Europe is restricted to a 10km radius from where the yacht is berthed. If a crew member is leaving the yacht and wishes to travel further then the relationship between seaman and yacht is broken and they are now a simple tourist. The crew member would need to present their passport, seaman’s book or contract, flight details, stamped crew list and copy of yacht registry to port authorities. When a crew member is embarking on a yacht they would need to go through the same process, their passport will be stamped out of the EU to show that they have embarked on the yacht. What crew members are not allowed to do is go to Barcelona, France or anywhere unless they have signed off from being a seaman. If that crew member wishes to leave the island then they would have to come to border control and enter the


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EU. If a crew member holds a European passport they would still need to go to port authorities for them to verify their passport in the police database. What is the rule for yachts and requiring a cosignatory for all immigration and clearance purposes? Cosignatories are required by all when there is a visa applications and transit visa requirements, as these requests can only be done by cosignatories regardless of the length of the yacht. What are the most common irregularities that occur here in Palma? That crew members do not come to border control when they arrive in Spain and aboard a yacht without having an entry stamp from the authorities, what does that mean, if they have their passports checked and they do not have the required stamp they are illegal citizens in the country. They have not done what is required and they can be detained, sent home and can be refused entry into the EU for up to 3 Years. Something so simple can cause so much upset that is why you should always check with your cosignatory what you need to do. Is the Captain liable if the crew member has not got the correct stamps? The passport is the responsibility of the person that it belongs to and they need to be aware of what they need in order to work in

the yachting industry. But the Captain must inform his crew and ensure that all their documentation is correct and up to date. There have been cases where the Captain has omitted to adhering to correct procedures for example, when crew are embarking and disembarking not advising border control or checking the crews passports to ensure they are getting the necessary stamps, we can then say that that’s is intentional negligence. This can lead to fines and in some cases jail time, this is of course worst case scenario this is if we can see that a Captain has no intention of being compliant with the laws and formalities that are required of him. Differences in European countries, Monaco Gibraltar etc.: There are certain countries that reside in Europe but are not part of the Schengen zone these are, United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Ireland, Monaco, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus. If a yachts last port of call was in one of these countries they would have to organise arrival clearance into the EU this also applies if they are departing for those countries. When a yacht is on charter what is required when guests embark and disembark? If the yacht is cruising in Schengen areas there is no need to inform port authorities. If the yacht is departing Schengen zone with guests aboard then all members on board must have their passports presented to port authorities. What Happens when a crew member contract runs out? When a crew members contract runs out and they are no longer contracted on board they must come to port authorities to enter into Spain, as they are no longer a seaman but a tourist and as such must ensure that they have done there due process. They will need to bring his passport, contract or seaman’s book and their intentions, if they are going

home they would need to bring flight tickets, if they wish to stay and travel visa permitting they would have to show Hotel confirmation, visa or proof they can afford to travel and medical insurance. If they are European they would have to bring their passport so we will certify that they can enter the EU and that there passport is legal. What is the difference between a transit visa and a tourist visa? There is a lot of confusion with these types of Visas especially for South African and Phillipines. As a seaman you are allowed to apply for a transit visa which allows you to work on board and you are given transit days to get to and from the yacht from the home country. This means that you have up to 3 days from when you depart or enter a country to get to your desired destination. What are the implications for a seaman, if you have a transit visa you are allowed on board and 10 kilometers from the place the yacht is berthed in Europe. You sign onto the yacht and sign off. This type of visas does not allow you to travel through Europe on Holiday if you are caught doing this you can be sent home and denied entry into the EU for a maximum of 3 Years. A transit Visa allows you to work on board for the time of the visa and once it expires you must depart Europe and go back to your home country and apply for a new visa. Tourist visa allows you into Europe for a maximum of 90 day per annum you cannot work on yachts or in Europe with this type of visa it is solely for travel.


jet ski rules Kindly be informed that Jet Skis as per Spanish regulations can only be managed by someone with A Jet Ski License. This can be obtained by doing a one day course which can be done on board or at the Jet Ski school. You must be 18 in order to obtain a license and drive one. Those who do not have a license are allowed to be driven by a carrier of said license. It is forbidden to drive a Jet Ski less than 200m from the beach, thus avoiding accidents with swimmers, and less than 50m in the rest of the coast within a navigation channel with buoys, access to the coast or a beach without these channels, or within a port, at a maximum speed of 3 knots. The Jet Ski must be 100 meters away from any other vessel before exceeding 5 knots and must carry a method of communication to be carried at all times (i.e. mobile phone/VHF). You are not allowed to practice this sport within ports, access channels, in areas of mooring buoys or in areas with a high concentration of boats, whether they are sailing or moored, as well as areas where there are sailing regattas. The Jet Ski cannot be at a distance of two nautical miles from the coast. When on a Jet Ski whether it be, driving or passenger they must use an approved life


jacket, with a minimum of 150 Newton buoyant. You are allowed to use water toys with a Jet Ski as long as it has the correct tow bar at the rear of the Jet Ski. If you wish to Waterski or Wakeboard you are allowed to as long as the second person on the Jet Ski is sitting facing the person being towed. The maximum number of people allowed on the Jet Ski is indicated by the manufacturer. The minimum age for the handling of the bike is 18 years. However, minors who are 16 years and provide written consent of a parent or guardian ans is registered at any Harbormaster. The registration shall appear on both sides of the vehicle and is compulsory to carry at least third party insurance. Yoy can only use the bikes during the day, from sunrise until one hour before sunset.

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Cabrera National Park

rules & regulations PERMITTED ACTIVITIES • The viewing of wildlife on the island. • The taking of non professional photographs, without entering unauthorized areas. • All activities which don’t disrupt or alter the landscape and natural values and cultures of the park. ACTIVITIES THAT NEED AUTHORISATION/PERMISSION • Professional photography, filming, videos, etc. • Diving. • Sailing and anchoring. • Any commercial activity that is to be carried out in a fixed establishment. • The acting as tourist guide within the park. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES • The disposal of waste • The extraction or removal of any natural material. • The removal or alteration of any archaeological object. • The collection of material (living or not). • The planting or removal of plant and animal species. • Start fires and smoking. • Anchor/Berth outside of the authorized areas. • Camping within/ on any section of the park. • Any form of hunting. • Fishing. • Stepping foot on the park at any other point other than the designated area (pier of the port). • Explore the park outside of the designated foot paths and trails. • Diving in Apnea during the months of May and June where the species Scyllarides latus grows.

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We can provide the best healthcare for all those on board, doctors will come to the yacht for your convenience and in any emergency we will be there for you 24 hours a day.


PantalĂ n del MediterrĂ neo has so much to offer its clients. Situated in the Paseo MarĂ­timo, this fabulous marina is a only a 10 minute walk to the center of Palma, with its great restaurants and shopping, and only a stones throw away from the yachties favorite spots, Santa Catalina and casco antiguo. You could not find a better location!

The marina prides itself on being extremely private with 24 hour surveillance all comings and goings are vetted carefully to ensure the privacy and safety of the clients. We always try and offer our clients something a little bit more than the normal marina and periodically run promotions that are of great advantage to our clients. We aim to give our clients the best service possible, that is why we are always making sure the team all work well with crews and companies that come to work on the yachts, making the environment relaxed yet professional.

The most important thing to us is that our clients are looked after and receive the best possible service from our team! Avenida Gabriel Roca, s/n Tel. +34 971 458 211 info@pantalanmediterraneo.com www.pantalanmediterraneo.com

mallorca marinas & bays book your berth It is advisable to get your bookings in before the season starts to avoid disappointment.

PALMA BAY 1. Servicios Técnicos Portuarios STP

39°33’50”N - 2°38’23”E


One of the safest and most advanced shipyards in Europe it is a technical area of reference for the repair and maintenance of ships. Muelle Viejo, Palma.


39°33’59”N - 2°38’33”E


Situated in the very heart of Palma. The Marina offers also three fine-dining restaurants in diverse styles, internal parking, security guards and WIFI connection. C/ Moll 8, Palma.


mallorca marinas & bays book your berth 3. Astilleros de Mallorca


39°33’59”N - 2°38’22”E

MAX LENGTH: 120M DEPTH: 7.5M BERTHS: 53 The shipyard offers a full range of inhouse services, covering all needs and requirements of yachts, with facilities for hauling up to 1700 tons and around 100m in length, as well as an exterior berthing quay for vessels of up to 110m. Contramuelle Mollet 11, Palma.

4. Audax

39°34’5”N - 2°38’2o”E

100T Travel Lift - 12T Crane Contramuelle Mollet 11, Palma.


39°33’52”N - 2°38’2”E

MAX LENGTH: 35M DEPTH: 1.5-4M BERTHS: 971 Fueling can be provided here by truck.


39°33’49”N - 2°37’48”E

MAX LENGTH: 50M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 200 Centrally Located on Palma’s Paseo Marítimo. Paseo Marítimo s/n (in front of Hotel Victoria), Palma.


39°33’42”N - 2°37’48”E

MAX LENGTH: 128M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 61 Situated on the famous Paseo Marítimo in the Center of Palma de Mallorca this marina offers berths up to 128M and within walking distance to the city center. Avenida Gabriel Roca s/n, Palma.


39°33’40”N - 2°37’44”E

MAX LENGTH: 60M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 70 Marina Palma Cuarentena, is located on the seafront of Palma de Mallorca, just opposite the Estela Shipping office. Paseo Marítimo, Palma.


39°33’22”N - 2°37’45”E

MAX LENGTH: 350M DEPTH: 10M BERTHS: 575 Club de Mar, Muelle Pelaires, Palma.


39°54’N - 2°59E

MAX LENGTH: 25M Calanova, Avda. Joan Miró 327, Palma.


39°32”N - 2°35”E

MAX LENGTH: 60M DEPTH: 2-4M BERTHS: 639 Located 10km from the center of Palma, this marina is a prestigious nautical and leisure complex on the island and the Mediterranean. Edificio de Capitanía, Portals Nous, Calviá.

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39°29’21”N - 2°28’40”E

MAX LENGTH: 80M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 480 This newly designed marina by Phillipe Stark is one of the most modern marinas in the Mediterranean, with an array of premium services in a highly functional environment. Urbanizacion el Toro, Calviá.


39°47’41.7”N - 2°41’21.3”E

MAX LENGTH: 60M BERTHS: 465 Port of Sóller is situated on the west coast of Mallorcas Tramuntana mountain range. The formation of its essential infrastructure dates back to the 18th Century. C/ Moll comercial, Puerto de Sóller


39°49’58.1”N - 3°08’20.3”E

MAX LENGTH: 30M MAX LENGTH: 60M BERTHS: 222 DEPTH: 2-4M BERTHS: 744 This port is situated on the southwestern Situated on the northern coast of Mallorca. tip of the Tramuntana mountain range. Paseo Marítimo 1, Port d’Alcudia. Av. Gabriel Roca 27, Puerto de Andratx.

39°32’41.2”N - 2°23’05”E


IBIZA & MENORCA marinas & bays book your berth IBIZA Marina Ibiza 38°54’55.08”N - 1°26’38.18”E

MAX LENGTH: 55m DEPTH: 6M BERTHS: 380 Marina Ibiza is situated in the heart of Ibiza 11 miles from Formentera. Paseo Juan Carlos I, 20.

marina sovren 38°54’36”N - 1°26’21”E

MAX LENGTH: 140M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 9 This port was born for the need to provide moorings for yachts exceeding 60 meters right in the center of Ibiza. Estación Marítima, Contramuelle de Poniente, Puerto de Ibiza.

Port Es Nautic Sant Antoni 38°58N’ - 01°18’E

MAX LENGTH: 50M DEPTH: 74M BERTHS: 578 Situated near Sant Antoni. Paseo Marítimo, Sant Antoni de Portmany.


Marina Botafoch 38°54’15”N - 1°26’50”E

MAX LENGTH: 30M DEPTH: 6M BERTHS: 428 Situated in the north section of Port of Ibiza. Paseo Marítimo.

Ibiza Magna 38°54’38.59”N - 1°26’12.26”E

MAX LENGTH: 60M DEPTH: 7M BERTHS: 85 Situated at the foot of Dalt Vila right in the city center. Contramuelle de Poniente, Puerto de Ibiza.

MENORCA Puerto Cala’n Bosch 39°55’N - 3°49’E

MAX LENGTH: 18M DEPTH: 1.5M BERTHS: 276 +34 971 387 171 / 617 312 597

Puerto de Mahón 39°52,0’N - 4°18,8’E

MAX LENGTH: 40M DEPTH: 9M BERTHS: 165 C/ Andana de Ponent 26, Maó.

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With extensive knowledge of immigration rules and regulations we ensure all on board have the correct paperwork. As consignatory agents, we can organise Sign-on and -offs, Visas, Transit Visas, invitation letters and more.

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C/ Gremio Tejedores, 24. 07009

Palma de Mallorca. +34 971 76 07 96 +34 646 28 15 32

RUBEN DOÑAQUE Marine bespoke metalwork

Specialised welders (TIG-MIG) Repairs and fabrication Metalmecánica a medida Soldadores especializados (TIG-MIG) Reparación y fabricación

Info@rubendonaquewelding.com www.rubendonaquewelding.com Professional machining

Services for and on board Yachts Lloyd’s certified welders Mecanizado profesional Servicio para y a bordo de yates Soldadores certificados por Lloyd’s

TEXTILE TREATMENTS WITH FLAME-RETARDANTS An important issue in security on board is the prevention against fire. MGN 453 gave notice of the introduction by the MCA of new Approval Procedures for fire retardant treatment of floor coverings, suspended textile materials, upholstery materials and bedding components on board vessels certified under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code from 1st October 2012. The MCA Approval Procedures provide equivalence to inherently fire retardant materials used on board vessels certified under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code. They establish robust quality assurance procedures to allow approval of fire retardant treatments for the protection of materials used on board large commercial yachts. In order to approve this type of fire protection equivalence, the MCA has to be assured that the fire-retardant treatment process, including quality controls, meets

the appropriate standards of the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code and the 2010 IMO Fire Test Procedures Code (FTP Code). Key Points: The MCA Approval Procedures provide equivalence to inherently fire retardant materials used on board vessels certified under the MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code. Inherently fire retardant materials must comply with the relevant 2010 IMO FTP code or be treated in accordance with the requirements of MGN 453. Any alternative approvals including, but not limited to, EN or BS standards are not considered as acceptable equivalent standards by the MCA. Nautiel service is WoolSafe Service Provider and Yacht Protect Service approved agent to apply Fire-stop Pro textile flame retardant treatment (MCA Accredited Supplier Certificate N.53/00067). Performing services in Balearic and Spanish mainland coasts

indispensable information ACT I

Huelva airport

Nearest airport is Seville


PUERTO DE HUELVA Av. Real Sociedad Colombina Onubense, s/n 34 959 433 101 VHF Channel: 71. Max Length: 320.00 For yachts coming into the natural river up to Huelva you would berth on the East Dock–Muelle de Levante which is the closest to the city center. You must request permission before coming into Odiel River which takes you to Huelva. PUERTO MARINA EL ROMPIDO El Rompido, Huelva +34 959 399 614 MOB: +34 607 456 480 VHF Channel: 71 Berths: 331 Max Length: 30M PUERTO DEPORTIVO DE MAZAGÓN Av. de los Conquistadores, Palos de la Frontera, Huelva +34 959 070 071 Mob: +34 671 539 702 VHF CHANNEL: 9-16 Berths: 644 Max Length: 30M

HOSPITAL INFANTA ELENA Ctra. Sevilla-Huelva +34 959 015 100


FARMACIAS PAUS, S.C Paseo Las Palmeras, 21 +34 959 242 795 Open 24 hours 7 days a week FARMACIA CAZENAVE ALVAREZ Av. de La Ría, 4 +34 959 242 380 Opens Mon-Sat 8am-10pm. Sundays Closed


In order to get to the center of Seville you must travel along the Guadalquivirs estuary which is located in between Cádiz and Seville, it is 89.15 km long and 80 meters with a depth of some 8.5 meters. The lock can accommodate ships up to 300 meters and 39 meter beam and max draft of 11meters. Three new bridges and mobile gates allows the complex operation of levelling the height of the sheet of water between the river Guadalquivir and the inner harbor that is completed in 10 minutes.


The marina recommends the use of a tugboat when entering in the sluice gate. For turning around and docking the use of a tugboat is optional and depends on the Captains criteria.


First tide is at 06.30h and the next tide is at 18.58h, journey to berthing takes approximately 6 hours.

Taxi VIP Huelva +34 959 610 900 Grupo Taxi Huelva +34 629 263 834 HOSPITAL COSTA DE LA LUZ C/Punta Umbría, 8 +34 959 242 100


Tidal range. On bar: 3.7m – Low water: 2.55m

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PUERTO SHERRY Av. de la Libertad, s/n Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz +34 956 873 902 Airport Berths: 842 Max Length: 70M TABLADA AIRPORT (LE85) MARINA ALCAIDESA Private airport +34 954 449 000 Av. Príncipe de Asturias, Taxi La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz Radio Taxi of Seville +34 954 580 000 +34 956 021 660 Tele Taxi Seville +34 954 622 222 VHF Channel: 9 Taxi de Sevilla +34 675 576 360 Berths: 624 Max Length: 100M MARINAS PUERTO SOTOGRANDE S.A. Hospital Torre de control. Puerto Deportivo HOSPITAL DE DÍA Sotogrande, San Roque, Cádiz QUIRÓNSALUD AVE MARÍA Av. de la Palmera, 53 +34 954 937 676 +34 956 790 000 VHF Channel: 9 HOSPITAL QUIRÓNSALUD Berths: 1382 Max Length: 75M INFANTA LUISA C/ San Jacinto, 87

+34 954 33 01 00


FARMACIA NETO DEL RIO C/ Castillo de Constantina, 4 +34 954 61 04 37 Open 24 Hours 7 days a week



JEREZ AIRPORT Private & Commercial Carretera N-IV, km 628.5 Jerez de la frontera, Cádiz +34 956 150 000


PUERTO DEPORTIVO DE ROTA Rota, Cádiz +34 856 104 011 Berths: 508 Max Length: 32M


Radio Taxi Cádiz +34 956 266 868 Asociación Grupo local de Taxis +34 956 881 007


HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO PUERTA DEL MAR Av. Ana de Viya, 21 +34 956 002 100


24 HOUR PHARMACY BRIDGE Av. de Huelva +34 956 252 715 Open 24 Hours 7 days a week

Gibraltar Airport

GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT British Lines Road, GX11 1A +35 0200 12345


indispensable information Marinas

Any Vessel which measure over 100M in length is required to use pilotage. QUEENSWAY QUAY MARINA 21 Queesway Road, Gibraltar GX11 1AA +35 0200 447700 VHF Channel: 71 Berths: 185 Max Length: 75M OCEAN VILLAGE & MARINA BAY Pier Office Marina Bay Marina Bayside Road, GX11 1AA +35 0200 40048 VHF: 71 Berths: 250 Max Length: 8M



REAL CLUB NÁUTICO DE ESTEPONA Av. del Carmen, Puerto Deportivo, Estepona +34 952 800 954 VHF Channel: 9 Berths: 447 Max Length: 35M PUERTO DEPORTIVO DE MARBELLA Av. Duque de Ahumada s/n, Marbella VHF Channel: 9 Max Length: 20M PUERTO BANÚS Torre de control de Puerto Banús Marbella +34 952 909 800 VHF Channel: 9 Berths: 915 Max Length: 50M



+35 0200 70027 ST BERNARDS HOSPITAL Harbour Views Road, GX11 1AA +35 0200 79700




OCEAN VILLAGE PHARMACY Unit 2, 4 Ocean Village Avenue, Ocean Village, GX11 1AA +35 0200 76822 Opens Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat-Sun Closed MORRISONS PHARMACY Westside Road, GX11 1AA +35 0200 41114 Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Sunday 10am-6pm

Málaga Airport

MALAGA AIRPORT Av. del Comandante García Morato +34 902 404 704



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FARMACIA VICTORY BERNAT Carrer Moll de Llevant 41, Maó +34 971 364 869 Open Mon–Sun 9am–10pm FARMACIA MOLL GÓMEZ DE LA TIA Carrer d’Eivissa, 50 +34 971 481 881 Open Mon–Fri 9am-1pm and 5-8pm

national Police 091 Local Police 092 EMERGENCY NUMBERS: 112 GUARDIA CIVIL: +34 971 363 297

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RED CROSS: +34 971 361 180 FIRE BRIGADE: +34 971 351 011



Sant Jordi de Ses Salines


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CENTRE HOSPITALIER PRINCESSE GRACE Avenue Pasteur Emergency +377 97 989 769 / 900 On-Duty Doctors and night Pharmacies +34 913 211 000 Tel: 141 AMBULANCE SERVICES: +377 93 301 945


FARMACIA LUIS RODRÍGUEZ-CARREÑO VILLAGÓMEZ Carrer d’Anníbal, 4 +34 971 318 084 Open Mon-Sun 9am-12am

national Police 091 Local Police 092 EMERGENCY NUMBERS: 091 GUARDIA CIVIL: +34 971 301 100 CIVIL PROTECTION: +34 971 313 713 RED CROSS: +34 971 390 303 FIRE BRIGADE: +34 971 351 011


Monaco Airport

NICE COTE DÁZUR Rue Costes Et Bellonte, Nice, France +33 820 423 333 MONACO PORT FONTVIEILLE 8 Rue Malbosquet, Monaco VHF Channel: 09 Berths: 275 Max Length: 40M



TAXI MONACO COTE DÁZUR Monaco-Ville, France +337 81 402 446


PHARMACIE MÉDECIN 19, Boulevard Albert I +377 93 301 706 PHARMACY FONTVIEILLE 25, Avenue Albert II +377 97 976 140 Mon–Friday 7.30am-9pm. Sat 8am-9pm Sun Closed


9, Rue Suffren-Reymond +377 93 153 015

Antigua Airport

V.C Bird International Airport Pavilion Dr, Osbourn Antigua and Barbuda +1 268 484 2300


ANTIGUA YACHT CLUB MARINA & RESORT Falmouth Harbour, Antigua e Barbuda +1 268 562 3030 FALMOUTH HARBOUR MARINA & RESORT Falmouth Harbour, Antigua e Barbuda +1 268 460 6054


MARINA PORT DE MALLORCA Opened in 2018 as a renovated and improved marina in multiple ways. Its managing director, Patrick Reynés, explains the improvements that were made for greater comfort and safety for customers and with an environmental commitment as a premise. After seven months of remodeling and expansion work, the marina, which started operations in 2000, has totally new facilities, which are more comfortable and much more functional. At the beginning it was already an avantgarde marina and after this renovation it still remains so. Not only because of the expansion and improvement of its spaces and equipment. This marina has always been at the forefront of the sector with regards to its service and customer service policy. This marina has always been at the forefront of the sector with regards to its service and customer service policy. Located in the center of the Paseo Marítimo de Palma de Mallorca, it enjoys


a water mirror of more than 73,000m2 and almost 30,000m2 of berths on four pontoons and an exterior pier, and capacity for boats up to 50m in length. “Customers are delighted with the change, because the port is now more comfortable and safe,” says Reynés. “The marina now has larger spaces, much more modern and sustainable facilities and above all, greater security and functionality for customers and employees. The outer dock has gained in security, and parking spaces have increased, for the convenience of customers, suppliers and brokers. At an operational level, the reception, mariner and shower services buildings have been completely new and have

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been improved in terms of space and functionality. We have also installed new fibre optics for better wi fi also the closed circuit television with better coverage, for greater security. Marina Port de Mallorca has 24-hour surveillance for peace of mind for its customers.” It is the environmental aspect where the management is paying special interest in. “A whole collection system for bilge water and sewage has been installed throughout the port, so that the boats do not have to move from the mooring to carry out this operation,” says the marine’s managing director. “It has also improved the system of green points for garbage collection and hazardous waste collection.

priorities of the IPM Group, to which the Navy belongs. In this line, Marina Port de Mallorca as well as Marina Palma Quarentena and Marina Ibiza, the other two marinas of the IPM Group, have the Blue Flag since its inception, thanks to the policy of environmental protection and quality that is carried out in a rigorous for all its personnel, who strive every day to ensure that the water and its facilities meet the required standards.

The number of awareness and information activities for clients and employees that The remodeling, in addition, has resulted this Group is launching is well known, as well as projects for the protection of in an improvement in the management the native fauna of the islands in which of water and electricity resources by it participates. All with the intention of doing everything possible to implement the latest developments in environmental contributing each time a little more in the preservation of the natural environment matters and achieve maximum energy and water savings,” one of the major of the Balearic islands.


who takes responsibility? by diego colon Astilleros de mallorca

When a yacht needs to undergo a refit, the first question to be raised is whether the work can be done while berthed in marina, or does she need to be moved to a shipyard. The answer to this question is a matter of responsibility; who is responsible? There are certain refit works that should never be done in a marina, as reflected in ICOMIA guidelines. Works that render the vessel inoperative increase the risk of accident, contamination or toxic emissions.

–including the responsibility for those works– or; do I take the role of main contractor and assume responsibility for the refit, by contracting different companies for the various works to be carried out?

The most important works to be avoided in marina are; work inside tanks and small confined spaces; major servicing of main equipment; hot work (welding or grinding); work with harmful or toxic materials.

In some cases, yacht owners decide that assuming the role of main contractor can save costs, but it doesn’t always work out that way. It is important to weigh up the advantages with the responsibility and potential liability that flows from this decision.

Allowing refit works that break environmental permits and/or Health and Safety regulations of the marina can lead to legal liability, with potentially criminal consequences for both the yacht and the marina. Neither the marina’s nor the yacht’s insurance policies cover the responsibility stemming from assuming management and execution of works beyond simple maintenance. Therefore, the decision to carry out refit or maintenance in a marina is of special relevance and of paramount importance. The next question that a captain or a yacht manager should ask is; do I look for a shipyard to perform the refit or repair and hand over the entire project


The yacht owner who decides to contract individually all the services and works assumes the position of Main Contractor, something that has implications for different aspects: * The role of the entity or shipyard with a single contract disappears. The yacht owner assumes complete responsibility for the project, not only from a financial point of view, but also the coordination and management of deadlines, warranties, etc. * The yacht insurance policy is not designed to cover such activity. This means additional insurance costs, as additional risk means an increase in premium. Risks associated with a repairer‘s liability would require a new policy, not just an extension of the existing policy.

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* Each of the contracted parties would have their own insurance policy, usually covering civil liability, which will be insufficient should an accident occur due to lack of coordination, or inadequate management, of the project. * Compliance with health and safety legislation governing coordination, control, monitoring and documentation of the refit work. Responsibility under this legislation, common to all European countries, is very high and in case of a serious accident, can result in uninsurable penalties. * Billing procedure and warranties are no longer connected. These are now split between all the parties that have participated in the project, creating increased administrative and financial complexity. When several contractors contribute to a project, there is no comprehensive warranty covering the entire project. Contractors can use this fragmentation to shift responsibility for their part of the project. In turn, warranties from contractors for partial works may also not cover all remedial work to be carried out. In so-called ‘open refit’ yards it is not always mandatory for yacht owners to take full responsibility. Here it is possible to appoint an entity or shipyard to act as Main Contractor, offering a repairer‘s insurance, coordination, delivery deadline and a unique warranty that covers the whole project. The questions that every yacht owner should answer are: Is the cost saving worth the risk?

update on marpol rules & regulations by captain andrea boero International Marine Rules and Regulations are in constant development. Here are some important updates from Maritime Pollution Convention (MARPOL): A new Amendment to ANNEX V –Hazardous Marine Environment and Forms of Garbage Record Book– Resolution MEPC 277(70). This came into effect from 1st March 2018, applicable to all ships.


The updated Garbage Record Book is divided into two parts: Part I is applicable to all ships; Part II is required only for ships carrying solid bulk cargoes. For the purpose of record-keeping, categories of garbage discharge are as follows, with a new category ‘E-Waste’ introduced in Part I; Plastics; Food wastes; Domestic waste; Cooking oil; Incinerator ashes; Operational waste; Animal carcasses; Fishing gear; E-waste.


[...] update on marpol rules & regulations

by captain andrea boero

The new format Garbage Record Book and changes of note can be found in MEPC 70/18/Add.1 pag. 3, 4 (Appendix 2), 5, 6. As we all know, this document is mandatory and very important during different visits/audits on board, so stay on top of it!


While we wish they didn’t happen, distress situations on board do occur. For such situations, we are mandated to carry fireworks, or ‘pyrotechnics’, to give them their formal name. All crew members must be familiar with their location on board and when/how to use them. Official mandatory requirements and specifications can be found in COLREGS Annex 4, but here is a brief summary of what you need to know. Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing selfcontained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound. In an unfortunate event, such as an ‘Abandon Ship’ situation, where one’s own ship is beyond saving, pyrotechnics can be one of the last resorts for crew and passengers’ survival and rescue out at sea. Types of pyrotechnics available on board: • Hand flare: A hand flare is a small cylindrical stick which, when activated, produces an intense red smoke or light without an explosion. It should be held out leeward when activated and can be used by day as well as night. • Rocket parachute flare: Designed to fire a single red star to a height of approximately 300m. Self-activates to produce intense red smoke. A parachute reduces rate of descent, allowing more time to remain visible to nearby ships or help.


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• Buoyant smoke signal: Stored in a compact, buoyant container, it floats on the water’s surface to signal distress. Mostly for use by the day, this indicates the position of distress with a bright orange smoke, as well as for determining the wind direction for rescuers. • Line Throwing Appliances A linethrowing appliance is not distress signalling equipment but is a device that can aid rescue operations. It can establishing a strong line between the distressed ship and safe ship, creating a bridge by which to pass on towing lines, or some other form of help.

Maintenance and disposal

• All pyrotechnics must be kept in safe storage, with cases properly shut. Take particular care to check closures after crew safety briefings. • Keep flares away from fuel or combustibles and store in an accessible, dry place. • Carry out maintenance work (cleaning, check expiry dates) weekly as well as monthly, as per the LSA maintenance schedule of the ship, and as instructed under the company’s ISM requirements. • In case of expiry of pyrotechnics while at sea, retain them for disposal to an authorised entity once in port. Do not discard them at sea or use them after expiry; products that produce exothermic reactions can be dangerous after expiry. Do constantly refresh these safety basics. It is of paramount importance to keep all crew aware and up to date on safety regs.

Stay safe out there!

bluewater Bluewater has been training and recruiting yacht crew since 1991 and was the

first training provider to offer MCA courses outside mainland UK. Each of our schools in Antibes, Palma and Fort Lauderdale boasts a fantastic team of knowledgeable instructors with unrivalled depth of experience in their field. This allows us to provide accurate advice and quality training in every area, whether you are starting a career on deck, in the engine room, interior or galley.

Bluewater is a unique training provider because we offer a full recruitment

service, meaning many yachts are not only fully trained by us, but also fully crewed. A career in yachting can be highly rewarding and ultimately very well paid, but as with every profession you need to be qualified.

Bluewater offers courses from STCW Basic Safety Training all the way to Master

3000GT and SV Chief Engineer 9000KW, as well as all the advanced safety courses. There have been many recent changes and updates over the last few years; safety refreshers, the ship’s cook certificate and the new engineering route. Contact our offices for any questions you may have. For full details of course dates and availability please visit: www.bluewateryachting.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is the One Account? Is a moneysaving recruitment and training bundle which offers 12 months unlimited recruitment alongside thousands of euros of free training. How do I revalidate any Certificate of Competency (CoC)? Send the following to: MCA (Seafarer Training & Certification), Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG, U.K. • Application form MSF 4201 (to download the form, see below). • Original Certificate of Competency. • 2 x passport photos (one with your name and certification, the other with name and date of birth). • Sea service testimonials, discharge book, or PYA Service Record book (indicating

12 months’ sea service in the last 5 years or 3 months’ sea service in the last 6 months). • Masters: must provide a company letter verifying at least 12 months of your sea service. • Courier fee. • Evidence of having completed the basic (and advanced if applicable) updated. • Proficiency courses in the last 5 years. • Valid ENG1 Medical Certificate (or recognised non-UK equivalent). • Deck Officers only: GMDSS GOC/ROC (as applicable). • Deck Officers only: ECDIS certificate.


EXTERNAL SANITARY INSPECTIONS ON SUPERYACHTS AND HYGIENE ON BOARD The International Health Regulations 2005 (RSI-2005) requires States to have an adequate structure in international ports and airports to respond to possible threats to international public health. The health authority is the one who goes on board to determine if there is a risk to public health and inspects facilities, equipment, merchandise or postal packages, including all pertinent data and documentation. Sanidad Exterior is the Health Authority in international ports and airports. It is a state competence and is included in the Constitution and General Health Law. The Royal Decree 1418/1986. All ships that make international journeys require a certificate that allows a vessel to be flagged and registered after the corresponding inspection by External Health to check their hygienic-sanitary conditions in relation to the kind of traffic it is dedicated to.

In this sense and focusing on hygiene in general, specifically in the critical area of​​ the kitchen, we must take special care to maintain strict hygiene in the following areas, keeping a record of method and procedure, frequency and products used. • Kitchen area • Cabin area • Bathroom and toilet area • Recreational area • Water intake area When the inspection is carried out, written documentation of cleaning protocols, records of cleaning frequency, who does it and with what products is always requested. Nautiel Service is performing, in Balearic and Spain mainland coasts, certified disinfections and cleanings according to the Spanish laws. Our certificates may be issued and used in case of local health authorities’ inspections.

taxi NUMBERS IN balearics MALLORCA Alaró +34 628 188 820 Alcudia +34 971 549 870 Algaida +34 971 298 200 Andratx +34 971 136 398 Artá +34 609 517 638 Banyalbufar +34 665 823 023 Binissalem +34 626 963 904 Bunyola +34 670 491 030 Calviá +34 971 134 700 Campos +34 971 160 362 Capdepera +34 971 565 656

Costitx +34 619 300 819 Deiá +34 619 096 275 Esporles +34 665 823 023 Felanitx +34 971 824 347 Fornalutx +34 971 638 484 Inca +34 971 881 020 Lloseta +34 971 519 966 Manacor +34 620 507 784 Mancor de la Vall +34 971 881 020 Marratxí +34 971 795 000 Muro +34 971 860 402

Palma +34 971 201 212 +34 971 400 004 +34 971 283 378 Petra +34 620 507 784 Sa Pobla +34 647 946 333 Pollença +34 620 339 960 +34 606 404 894 Porreres +34 971 771 135 Puipunyent +34 648 401 957 Santa Margalida +34 971 850 723 Santanyí +34 971 653 377 Selva +34 629 985 106

Sóller +34 971 638 484 Son Servera +34 971 586 969 Vilafranca de Bonany +34 971 832 123


Radio taxi +34 971 157 000 Asociación Taxi Móvil Ciudadella +34 971 482 222


+34 971 398 483

FORMENTERA Radio Taxi Formentera +34 971 322 342


MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN MALLORCA Please find list below of Pharmacies close to the marinas

PHARMACIES Balearics Pharmacy Finder

Farmacia Progrés Accepts Estela Crew Discounts Cards. Specialized in Marine First Aid Kits and Beauty Pharm. Plaça del Progrés 1, Santa Catalina, Palma Tel. +34 971 733 021

Farmacia Miquel Obrador Av. Joan Miró 17-L3, Plaça Gomila, Palma

Farmacia March - March Av. Joan Miró 186, Porto Pi, Palma

Farmacia Guijarro Bagur Plaza de la Reina 11, Palma

Farmacia Ubach Turull

HOSPITALS Balearics Hospitals link

Hospital Universitario Son Espases Carretera de Valldemosa 79, Palma Tel. +34 871 205 000

Hospital Son Llàtzer Carretera Manacor, km 4 Tel. +34 871 202 000

Hospital Quirónsalud Palmaplanas Camí dels Reis 08, Palma (Autovía Palma-Andratx salida 5B) PRIVATE Tel. +34 971 918 000

Av Bellavista 59, El Toro, Calviá (Next to Port Adriano)

Farmacia Serra Jaume Benito Feijoo 10, rotonda Puerto Portals


estela events At Estela Shipping, we try to forge close relationships with our clients, to better understand what they need from us. Among other things, we do this through social events that we put on throughout the year. It’s a time when we are able to relax and enjoy each other’s company without the stress of work or the time restraints we are all often under. As before, our stand at the Palma Superyacht Show will be a lively affair, and we invite Captains, owners and crew to come and see us, get to know the team and enjoy our hospitality.

Each evening we will be serving up food, drinks and entertainment from 18:00 hrs. Our annual ‘Start of Season’ Party is being held on Sunday 29th April, at 8pm in the Varadero Restaurant by STP.

With the success of our Poker Tournament last year we will be having 2 this year Friday the 15th June and Friday 12th September, to book your place please email estela@superyachts.agency or call 971 722 532.


This is me… Always trying to find the bright side of life… Then once I pick up a camera years ago and did the same… find bright images to make great photos and sometimes… great stories! For this number of The Yachting Handbook 2018 the adventure was possible thanks to Francesco Gennai and his amazing “Imaginación”... Plus the collaboration of all his team… Then some help of my good Friend Leo Foco and the magic last touch of an amazing artist Daniel Mellado on Photoshop to created the fantasy and theatre look… And last but not least… The great Actor and Model Ruben Batalla that made this photoshoot easy ;-)

Great job with the best team, we made it happen and hopefully many out there will have fun looking at these photos and all the fun behind these images ;-) Time to sail along in life... And hopefully another bright and nice job will come… Have a nice day ;-) And before I forget… I am the photographer!!!


our estela cast...

On our cover Rubén Batalla

Kristy Hollingsworth

Actor, model, Argentinean by birth (Mallorcan at heart, according to him). He has been living in Mallorca for more than ten years and the father of a child of four, he defines himself as a family man, even so, he has worked for brands such as Ferrari, Martini, Coca-Cola, Nivea, Toyota, among many others. Currently he can be seen on television in Spain starring in the Saimaza coffee campaign, where he plays the main Saimaza man himself... —What I like most about my work is that I’m always someone different and even then I’ve never had an identity crisis... (laughs). When I researched a little who Figaro was in depth, it was such a charming character with a rogue touch, and that was without a doubt what I tried to capture in front of the camera. Although based in Mallorca, he is represented by La Farándula Actors lafarandulactores.com in Barcelona, “The mother agency and if you want to know more, follow me on Instagram @rubenbatallaactor”

Has been with Estela since 2016, her background was in Shipping Logistics and Running Corporate and VIP Events in London and Mallorca, living on the island for over 20 years she has expertise knowledge of the Balearics and she runs operations in the Palma office. —This shoot was quite hard for me, as I am usually the one in control when it comes to my job and not being fond of a camera I was lucky to have my fellow colleagues to give me the support so I could play the fun loving character that Susana portrays. Hopefully it comes across in the photos!

is “our Figaro”



Ana Palmer


Ana has been in the company since 2007. —I have been able to form part of its growth and its new and ambitious projects. We always guarantee professional ism and quality when thinking of our clients. I didn’t like the fact that my “husband” was cheating on me! Ha ha ha Silvia Romero —BARBARINA—

Silvia, joined Estela’s team in April 2017. With previous experience in VIP and Concierge service and administration and management, she currently heads the yacht administration department and supports operations. ­—It was not difficult to interpret a Young woman!

Francesco Gennai —COUNT ALMAVIVA—

—Joined Estela in 2015 and have been in the yachting industry for over 10 years and I am Yacht Support Consultant at Estela. I know this team has great potential, with innovative ideas, great projects, fantasy and strong work ethics.

We reinvent new ways to improve the market, set Since 2015 she has always huge goals and perform on been involved in all Estela’s unexplored stages as part promotional campaigns. of our roles. She is an indispensable Playing the Count was team player during our an exciting experience. events and parties. Understanding the —Cherubino made me psychology of the character understand that women was fun and important deserve to have great love and passion! at the same time. Mariana Pinzari —CHERUBINO—


Vito Tous, Costume designer Growing up in the theatre she has been able to relate to many people who have not only helped her learn and grow in this environment, but have allowed her to learn and play different aspects on a stage, scenery, makeup, hairdressing... She also has the ability to make and modify costumes and accessories such as shoes, belts, hats....

Olga Miralles Makeup Artist

Is a Specialist in professional makeup and has a background in Pharmaceutical training with extensive experience in makeup, beauty, skin health and in natural cosmetic products.


james van bregt Researcher & Copywriter james@vanbregt.com

Is a freelance researcher and copywriter, based in Palma and, because of this fun Estela project, now an expert in all things Fígaro. —I hope you have enjoyed reading it as much as I have

enjoyed writing it!

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Graphic Designer masbonitoqueunsanluis.com

—A call from Estela Shipping always guarantees an exciting adventure! Professional challenges, fun and the odd night on the computer... The new design for “The Y” 2018 edition is dressed in velvet and gold, as the occasion and theme deserve. I hope you like it! Thanks, Estela, for a delightful project! Just one catch: Francesco, I also wanted a character to play!



If your Company would like to collaborate with the 2019/20 edition

We will be allocating publications for “The Y” Yachting Handbook from May 1st 2018. Please contact estela@superyachts.agency for more information. I dedicate this book to Carlo Giorgi, who taught me that to direct a cast on stage is always a positive experience.


mallorca important

telephone numbers Local Police Emergency: 092 National Police Emergency: 091 Fire Brigade Palma: 080/112 Rest of Mallorca Fire Brigade: 085 24h Pharmacy: 112 Civil Guard emergency: 062 Spanish Dialing Code: +34 Maritime and Coast Guard: 900 202 202 / 971 724 562 ch #16 VHF Pilot Station: 610 717 876 (14/16 CH)

Hospital Palmaplanas: 971 918 001 Emergency 24H: 900 844 484 Civil Protection: 971 176 417 Coast Guards: (16 CH) Tourist Office: 971 724 090 Animal Protection: 971 470 060 Airport: 971 789 000

Decompression Chamber 666 444 999 / 971 73 16 47

agency contact details Estela Shipping Palma Office +34 971 722 532 | estela@superyachts.agency Avenida Gabriel Roca, 37 Local C, 07014 Palma Francesco Gennai (ES, IT, EN, RU, RO) +34 638 816 803 | francesco.gennai@estelashipping.net Kristy Hollingsworth (EN, ES) +34 619 655 955 | kristy.hollingsworth@estelashipping.net

some references... — 2017 Season was a stressful start for us in the med with an generator down and full charter season in Place a big thanks to Estela Shipping they organized mechanics, parts, service and fully stocked us with provisions so we could be on our way, they made my job that much easier, will be my only point when I am back in 2018 —CAPTAIN Dale Parker, M/Y MIM. — Estela are with you every step of the way. Whatever and whenever you need anything they always deliver. Always impressed —CAPTAIN Roger Egea, M/Y Lady Nora. — With the owner on board I cruised the Balearics with ease thank to Estela shipping and their yachting handbook an essential tool that proved invaluable start to finish. Thanks to them a happy owner and captain —CAPTAIN Andrea Niccolai, M/Y Hadia.