Come and join Yotspot & Axxess Marine at the ACYM After Show Mingle! Kicking off at a brand new venue for 2021, Nelson’s Dockyard, and taking place on 8th December, the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting (ACYM) is hosting this highly popular industry event sponsored by Yotspot in aid of Yacht Crew Help (YCH), a free 24/7 multilingual helpline for those working in the superyacht industry.
The last two years have been extremely challenging for both yacht crew and the industry as a whole. With so many jobs and livelihoods lost or under threat as a result of Covid-19 and its associated travel restrictions, the impact on Antigua and the surrounding area has been particularly harsh, as a result of the severely reduced tourism in the area which has hurt the local economy.
The ACYM After Show Mingle offers the perfect opportunity for the industry to pull together in solidarity and welcome Antigua back into the superyacht world with open arms.
Expected to attract hundreds of guests from all around the world, the ACYM After Show Mingle will be bringing some positive vibes to the island with the event’s dress code being the swinging 60s. In other words, the more flower power the better!
What to expect at the 2021 ACYM Mingle…
A fantastic raffle
As well as offering the much-awaited opportunity to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues, the ACYM will also be hosting a raffle in aid of YCH with fabulous prizes to be won which have been donated by international companies.
Get ready to throw some serious 60s shapes on the dance floor courtesy of our superb DJ (shimmies and shakes optional!).
… And much more!
Now, we can’t give everything away can we? Want to find out who else will be attending the ACYM After Show Mingle? Make sure you download the free Yotspot Connect app – available on both Google Play and the App Store – to stay connected with yachting friends at the show and ensure you don’t miss out!
About Yacht Crew Help
Yacht Crew Help (YCH) offers a free-of-charge 24/7 multilingual helpline for anyone working in the superyacht industry. It is run by ISWAN, a charity which works to improve the lives of seafarers and their families worldwide through services, resources, strategies and advocacy work.
Its specialist yacht crew helpline team are trained in emotional support, listening skills and suicide risk assessment, offering an empathetic and non-judgmental space to all callers. Wherever you are located, you can reach out, day or night, and you are guaranteed to speak to someone who cares.
Between its launch in November 2020 up until the end of September 2021, YCH helped a total of 182 yacht crew with a range of problems including psychological health, contractual issues such as unpaid wages or unfair dismissal, and bullying and harassment. With your help, YCH can help even more people in need in the industry as there is an obvious, and ever-growing, demand for its service.
See you there!
With so many crew having struggled with their mental health over the past two years, the ACYM After Show Mingle is the ideal way to enjoy a fantastic night out, reconnect with the industry in a beautiful setting and support an absolutely vital cause. Keep an eye out on Yotspot and ISWAN’s social media pages for updates!
For more information about Yacht Crew Help, visit their website. You can donate to keep the helpline running by visiting their Justgiving page. If you’d like to become a partner/supporter and explore ways to help improve crew welfare, contact [email protected].