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The crew of S/Y Aglaia had a Hawaiian-themed fundraiser on the docks at Servicios Técnicos Portuarios (STP) in Palma on April 4. The event raised €29,000 for local charities: Mediterranean, helping local under privileged kids and Ondine, maritime conservation society.

 

Post event report from Captain Mark Stevens:

What a night… The forecast had been steady for 3 days.. Big storm Thurs night… Clearing up Friday lunch… All a little tight!! The last time I had watched the weather this closely was trying to get a 70 footer up past a very stormy Cape Hatteras!!

 

Well… Respect to modern day forecasts.. The rain cleared up, the sun came out and we had enough time to do the final prep for the party in the dry!

 

The girls had hundreds of Hawaiian flowers to stick up along with a car load of other decorations, Damian had the full sound set to get ready, a transit van full of alcohol needed to be unloaded to the Edmiston sponsored bar and the hogs were roasting nicely for the blue water sponsored food emporium….

 

Finally the hour came… Music on… Aglaia crew at the ready behind the bar… Edmiston team ready to man the coconut shy and limbo… BlueWater girls standing by to feed the revellers… And then it was a whirlwind of drinks, food, great music and some fun games…

 

The crowds came… An amazing turnout… Around 600 of our favourite people came to support the causes… Drinking, eating, and using it as a chance to catch up with old friends..

 

Or just to make new ones…

 

Deckers turned up with a load of special T shirts for the event which sold in minutes…

 

Sadly, by 2130 the orders came in to stop the music… Luckily… We managed another hour of fun before everyone dispersed to our bar of choice, Mojos.. Who also were giving us €1 for each drink sold…

 

Final tally up… €29,500 from sponsorship and cash raised at the party and a stunning 2000 litres of Milk for Dr Stomar. All in all a pretty good tally for a dock party….

 

The secret to this is we have no costs. Every cent we receive is given to the 2 charities, Mediterranean and Ondine.

 

This is due to the huge generosity of the yachting community. Edmistons paid for the whole bar, an incredible offer of which we are hugely grateful… BlueWater was main sponsor for all the food…, Jerry’s hog roast… Beautiful organic hogs!! And Techno Crafts amazing tenting abilities… Seems we dream it… They can build it…

 

We had many companies donate this year, and we had a wall of fame up to thank them again for the huge generosity.. And of course… None of this could be done without STPs cooperation, Complete Marine Freights great organization….and last and certainly not least..

 

The amazing Aglaia crew… Another super human effort from the whole team.. Without them… No partying for the kids and fish!

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