News and Events


Wednesday, June 25, 2014
7:15-11:00 AM
Newport Yachting Center-Sunset Tent
4 Commercial Wharf Newport, Rhode Island 02840


1. Motivational Segment

Gail Lowney AlofsinGail Lowney Alofsin, a Professional Speaker, adjunct Professor, Humanitarian and Sales & Marketing executive will provide an enlightening Power Point Presentation and take you through a lively discussion on how to create "personal brand" to make succeeding much easier while managing your time and living your life to it's fullest. Her very recent book launch was a resounding success!
Focused on creating YOUR best YOU, this book is packed with practical and inspiring advice from both the Author and more than 100 Business Professionals."YOUR SOMEDAY IS NOW...": will be on sale at the seminar for the special price of $20.00. Be one of the lucky people to get a personally autographed edition.

Bob Saxon will guide and help relate this highly useful topic to enhance our collective goals to have more success in the yachting industry and in our personal lives.

2. Panel Segment

Donna Bradbury-Marasco of BWA (Blue Water Alliance) and her team of Panelists (Fairport Yacht Support, National Marine, and two yacht captains will present "To Agent Or Not To Agent...That is the Question" -discussing and deliberating recent scenarios where the use of Support Agents was necessary - or not.
A list of questions from the PR Committee will be given in advance, however, please bring your own tough ones! This Segment is sure to be both controversial and engaging.

3. Destination Segment

Captain Mike French of M/Y BELLE AIMIE is coming all the way from Tahiti to Newport bringing a stunning Power Point Presentation to guide us in the best charter destinations in the South Pacific from East to West, including a detailed overview of this vast area, weather patterns, the latest on legalities and sample itinerary suggestions. Come learn more about the "off-the-beaten-path" places to send your clients!

4. Overview and Q&A

Bob Saxon will re-cap the Segments and Moderate any final Questions and Answers.


7:15-8:00 AM:
Registration/Networking/Book Signing and Full Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:15 AM:
Welcome/AYCA News/DJ Parker, AYCA President, and Bob Saxon, Emcee (IYC)

8:15-9:00 AM:
Motivational Segment/Raffle Drawing

9:00-9:45 AM:
Panel Discussion Segment/Raffle Drawing

9:45-10:00 AM:
Networking Break/Book Signing plus Photo Sessions for PR Committee-Speakers and Sponsors

10:00-10:45 AM:
Destination Segment/Raffle Drawing

10:45-11:00 AM:
Overview and Final Q&A

*** Additional Time for Book Purchase/Signing will be available after the Seminar. Due to Gail's generosity, 100% of the proceeds from the books sold at the seminar will benefit the Newport County Boys & Girls Clubs!

We have several Raffle Prizes again this must be present to win!

+++ Plus we have a special thought-provoking quiz also eligible for a prize. Come test your yachting knowledge at the AYCA Seminar!

The cost of the Seminar is $30 per Industry Professional / $20 per Crew
or $40 per person paid at the door via check or cash.

Checks payable to:

c/o Sandy Carney
Sanderson Yachting
223 Wapping Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Or, pay now online via Credit Card/Pay Pal


Please RSVP to Sandy,
to let her know that you will be attending.


BWA YachtingCharterFleet Intl CharterFleet Intl .comMYBANational Marine SupplyChristophe Harbour

**** Additional Sponsorship opportunities are available at $ 500 per company.****

For more details, email Jennifer M. Saia or call 954-522-2323.

If you have not registered for the Show, please go to The more of us that register, the better the attendance will be from the yachts!