UPDATE: Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2019

UPDATE: Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2019

 UPDATE: Big Bottle of Wine Party – Palma 2019

 

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Each year the Big Bottle of Wine Party gets better and better and this
year was no exception.

This year the party was held at the Hotel Horizonte which overlooks the
harbour and has fantastic views. Our party was held in the Panorama
Bar which is well named with glass windows right across the front and
has a 3 meter square screen on which we posted our Marine
Inspirations photos, very well received and an excellent showcase for
what we do.

We had 130 people attend the party and took in 11,400 euros, most of
which is profit as the food and wine are both sponsored so our expenses
are pretty small. At the party we announced that we have now got three
air tickets pledged to fly youngsters in for our next trip in June. The
sponsors are Master Yachts, Sturge Taylor and Astilleros Shipyard, A
very big thank you to them.

We also announced that we are going to do another 12 day trip in
October and for this we will bring two less advantaged kids from a UK
inner city charity as well as two from Sail Africa in Durban so it will be a
cultural exchange and should be very interesting. At this stage it looks
like it will be an all-girl affair. As soon as this was announced at the party
we were immediately donated the two air tickets from the UK – Thank
you Aigua Sea School and the yacht A Sulana. If anyone else would like
to sponsor and flight or even part of one, then please let us know by
sending an email to pandawade@gmail.com

A very big thank you to all of our sponsors and helpers who make this
event such a big success. In particular a huge thank you to Richard
Masters (Master Yachts supplied the food) for his moral support and
also to Carlos Feliu who every year fills up the big bottles with his superb
wine free of charge.

See you all next year??

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world – who would otherwise not have the opportunity – with an insight into careers in the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their prospects.
For the past 21 years the Lawhill Maritime Centre www.lawhill.org has helped students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry  by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2019

Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2019

 Big Bottle of Wine Party – Palma 2019

 

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Come and help less advantaged youngsters go to sea by raising funds for this inspiring marine programme!
All proceeds to charity.

DATE: Friday 29th  March 2019 (Brexit Day!) at 19:00 hrs

VENUE: Hotel Horizonte – Vista Alegre, 1, Palma www.hotelamichorizonte.com/es

ENTERTAINMENT: Live music by Anthony Just and friends. Auction and raffle plus any other fun things that
we can think of!

PRICE: €45 per person

FOOD AND DRINK INCLUDED: We serve an 18 litre bottle of ‘Can Feliu’ red wine from a hand-built Gun Carriage. White
wine, beer & soft drinks included. Cash bar for other beverages. Finger food.
RSVP: **Booking Essential** Reservations necessary due to numbers-planning, with payment to our bank account
kindly requested. Regret, no tickets at the door this year.
Reply to – Jo@marineinspirations.org

 

BANK DETAILS:
BVA Bank, Son Ferrer Branch in Calvia
Account Name – Anne Wade
IBAN: ES 3901822375740291502367

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world – who would otherwise not have the opportunity – with an insight into careers in the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their prospects.
For the past 21 years the Lawhill Maritime Centre www.lawhill.org has helped students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry  by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2018

Big Bottle of Wine Party Palma 2018

 Big Bottle of Wine Party – Palma 2018

 

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Are you ready for the Best Charity Marine Party?
Come and help less advantaged youngsters go to sea by raising funds for this inspiring marine programme! All proceeds to charity.

Phil Wade, ex Captain of s.y. Timoneer & co-Founder of the Super Yacht Captains website would like to invite you to Palma’s 4th Big Bottle of Wine Party

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018 at 19:00 hrs
Time: 19:00
Venue: Club de Mar, Palma
Entertainment: Live music by Anthony Just and friends. Auction and raffle plus any other fun things that we can think of!
Price: €40 per person
FOOD AND DRINK INCLUDED: An 18 litre bottle of ‘Can Feliu’ red wine served from a hand-built Gun Carriage. Cash bar for other beverages. Finger food from Restaurant Taronja Negre Mar.

Reservations necessary due to numbers-planning, with payment to our bank account kindly requested. Regret, no tickets at the door this year.

RSVP: Replies & payments ASAP please phil@marineinspirations.org ** Booking Essential **

BANK DETAILS:
BBVA Bank, Son Ferrer Branch in Calvia
Account Name – Anne Wade
IBAN: ES 3901822375740291502367

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world – who would otherwise not have the opportunity – with an insight into careers in the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their prospects.

For the past 21 years the Lawhill Maritime Centre www.lawhill.org has helped students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry  by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017 Concert Update

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017 Concert Update

CONCERT NEWS UPDATE

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Tony Cox and Steve Newman, backed by the famous Tananas Band will be getting together again especially to perform at the BBWP!

 

“One of the first important non-traditional South African guitarists”  Mickdotcom, Muse 2013

Born in Zimbabwe, multiple award-winning South African acoustic guitarist Tony Cox has become a veritable icon of the instrument in his own country and has been described as one of South Africa’s finest musical exports. For a number of years now he has undertaken regular forays into Europe and North America and has seen a loyal fan-base begin to develop in the UK, Germany and Canada and now he is performing at the BBWP!

 

‘We are really excited about this news,’ say Phil Wade and Anthony Just, of Marine Inspirations, organisers of this fun-filled event of delicious food, great entertainment and excellent wine.  The event raises funds to support students at the STS Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town where they are studying for a maritime career.  See www.MarineInspirations.org.   There will be an impressive auction as well as raffles with top-class prizes to be won.

 

The Big Bottle of Wine Party (BBWP) originated on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, where it is billed as the ‘Best Marine Charity Party’ but this is the Fairest Cape in all of the World and we will show them how to party!

Tony Adraens of vintage Piggy’s fame will be bringing his own brand of retro music and Rocking the Regatta Room at the BBWP from 10pm!

 

The ticket price of R750 per head provides access to the Caribbean -themed evening on Saturday 9th December from 6pm onwards in the Regatta Room at the Royal Cape Yacht Club. It is a chance to dress up in grass skirts, bright shirts, board shorts and sarongs. The price includes everything except malt and spirit-based drinks which are available at club prices. Prizes for the best dressed or most colourful /outlandish outfit.  Live music by Tony Cox and friends and afterwards, a retro disco with DJ Tony Adreaans of vintage Pig & Whistle fame.    Come and dance the night away Caribbean style.

Get a group of friends together and have a fun end-of-year get-together (or a corporate Christmas party), while at the same time showing support for the next generation of bright young people to carry on the proud tradition of the South African marine industry.  Phil explains, ‘We take groups of students to Mallorca and rigorously mentor them in all aspects of the superyacht industry.  I believe there is no better way to learn than hands-on experience and inspiring people to greater things and this is what Marine Inspirations is all about. We aim to inspire not only the students but also the donors.’

Booking can be done via Quicket  https://www.quicket.co.za/events/35641-marine-inspirations-bbwp-big-bottle-wine-party/#/  or via Reception at RCYC, but should you want to know more, contact Phil 079 763 7447 / pandawade@gmail.com,  

Linda on 083 440 1175, lindabeatty@iafrica.com,    OR   Dorria on 082 568 5498 / dorria@communicators.co.za .

Alternative payment options can be arranged if this works better for you by contacting any of the people above.

Please support a really good cause and have FUN.

Should you wish to have your own corporate table of 10 you will receive a discount and will be able to fly flags or put up some promotional material.

Left to right: Captain Anthony Just, Mphumzi Tsholoba (RCYC) and Lawhill students, Mihle Makosonke (from Welkom), Ntisika James (from Umtata) and Junias Imalwa (from Namibia) with Captain Phil Wade

Homero being christened here by Anne Wade of Marine Inspirations.

 

The inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year was very successful, funds raised were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat, now named ‘Homero’ and berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club to give the Lawhill learners experience on the water and gain practical sailing skills. As we all know, up-keep on boats is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, with an insight into the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their employment prospects.

The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund provides the infrastructure within which Marine Inspirations events can happen in South Africa.

The Fund provides financial and mentoring support to students studying towards a career in the marine industry.  This support is provided in particular to students at the Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.

www.gbbursaryfund.co.za

The Lawhill Maritime Centre has, for the past 21 years, helped students from financially disadvantage backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school.  Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on the industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

www.lawhill.org

To book or donate please use the Quicket links above, but should you want to know more, contact

Linda on 083 440 1175,  lindabeatty@iafrica.com,
Dorria on 082 568 5498 / dorria@communicators.co.za, or
Phil on  079 7637 447 at pandawade@gmail.com

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017

The Cape Town Big Bottle of Wine Party 2017

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THE BIG BOTTLE OF WINE PARTY is billed as the “Best Marine Charity Party”

… in Mallorca maybe, but this is the Fairest Cape in all the world! We promise a fun-filled evening of delicious food, great entertainment, excellent wine, an auction and raffles with top-class prizes to be won!

Date: Saturday, 9th December 2017
Time: 6 pm for 6.30 pm
Dress: Welcome the Summer with bright shirts, sarongs and a Caribbean theme. Dress the part and join in the fun!
Price: R750 per person which includes a sparkling wine cocktail, finger supper, Clos Malverne vintage red wine poured from the famous 27 litre BIG BOTTLE and served from a gun carriage. White and rose wine will also be provided. Cash bar for refreshments other than wine and soft drinks.

Funds raised at the very successful inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat – named ‘Homero’ – now berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club and used for teaching practical sailing skills to the Lawhill Centre learners . As sailors all know, upkeep is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

Come and help less advantaged youngsters get to sea by raising funds for this inspiring marine programme! Spread the word, share this with your friends.

· The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, with an insight into the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their employment prospects. www.marineinspirations.org

· The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund provides the infrastructure within which Marine Inspirations events can happen in South Africa. The Fund provides financial and mentoring support to students studying towards a career in the marine industry. This support is provided in particular to students at the Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.www.gbbursaryfund.co.za

· The Lawhill Maritime Centre has, for the past 21 years, helped students from financially disadvantage backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on the industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries. www.lawhill.org

For more information contact Linda on 083 440 1175 / lindabeatty@iafrica.com, Dorria on 082 568 5498 / dorria@communicators.co.za, or Phil at pandawade@gmail.com

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world – who would otherwise not have the opportunity – with an insight into careers in the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their prospects.

The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund was established to provide financial and mentoring support programme to marine
students studying towards a career in the Marine Industry. This support is provided in particular to students at Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.

For the past 21 years the Lawhill Maritime Centre www.lawhill.org has helped students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry  by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2016 Roundup

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2016 Roundup

The Inaugural Big Bottle of Wine Party in Cape Town Roundup

Marine Inspirations, the organisers and instigators of the BBWP, worked in conjunction with the General Botha Old Boys Bursary Fund to raise money to buy a 26 foot sailing boat to donate to Lawhill Maritime centre. We are all proud and happy with the outcome and Lawhill now has their very own sail boat which will be berthed near the school at the False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown. The boat is to be used for hands on training with practical experience on the water and is an invaluable and much needed addition to the Centre.
Preliminary calculations (subject to final audit ) indicate we took in an amazing R230,000 in total which is truly fantastic. Expenses are close to R60,000 which means that we have a net to the charity of R170,000!

A big part of the success is the donation by Maria Caimari in Mallorca who paid outright for the boat in honour of her husband who passed away in July. The boat is now named “Homero” in his remembrance. Thank you Maria, and also big thanks to Neil Coetzee who donated 2 huge bottles of wine (the first one was undrinkable so we had to think again) and of course much gratitude to Suzanne who opened up her amazing house to us.

We have learnt a lot of lessons and the next BBWP promises to be even bigger and better. We had 103 people confirmed on our list but on the night the caterer estimated that he only fed 85 and some guests reckoned there were only somewhere between 70 and 80 present. We will make sure we do not waste money like this next time and also organise the raffle and auction better. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to think about things to donate for 2017 BBWP then we would be very happy to hear from you.

Thanks again to everyone involved -. the helpers, Lawhill, GB BF committee members and of course all the people that came to the party to help us drink the Big Bottle of Wine and spend some money.

See you next year?

***** FLASH NEWS BRIEF*****
SEYMOUR PRITCHARD HAS JUST CONTACTED US TO SAY THAT HIS WINERY CLOS MALVERNE IN STELLENBOSCH WILL REFILL THE BOTTLE FOR NEXT YEAR AND HE WILL ALSO DONATE WEEKEND HEALTH SPA GETAWAYS AT THE FARM.
THANK YOU SEYMOUR!

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