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ACREW St. Maarten attracts record numbers of Crew!

ACREW St. Maarten attracts record numbers of Crew!

 

ACREW’s first event in St. Maarten, saw over 250 crew attend 16 professional development workshops on diverse topics medical emergencies at sea to 1920’s Dancing!

 

CREW Eager to learn

 

The enthusiastic participation of crew throughout the entire event was inspiring, especially when attending the workshops. The topics addressed in ACREW workshops are identified by crew as areas they would like to know more about.

 

Jens PlochManaging Partner of ACREW Abigail McGrath says “It makes for a perfect learning experience. We [ACREW] find industry experts to deliver workshops and then offer the learning free to crew. Nobody is forcing crew to attend so they are there purely because they value learning and want to get better at their jobs. We had 48 crew turn up for a medical workshop and 53 for a floristry workshop!”

 

The event was a record breaker for ACREW with 60 crew in attendance for the Prohibition Cocktails workshop facilitated by Jasmin Rutter, Brand Ambassador at Diageo. MedAire’s Emergency Response sessions attracted 48 crew participants and other workshops including Ropes & Rigging and Floristry welcomed over 50 attendees

 

R & R for Crew

The event provided opportunities for crew to let their hair down and relax after a busy festive period. The Crew Prohibition Party held in the Princess Casino at Yacht Club Port de Plaisance saw crew enthusiastically embrace the 1920’s theme by dressing up and dancing the night away!

 

For those interested in finding out more about ACREW , you can visit www.acrew.com including our list of events up to and including Monaco 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Prohibition Party

  • Secret room in casino
  • Great costumes – full flapper outfits, suits and hats
  • Wheel of fortune – vouchers to use in casino

Masquerade Party

  • Great costumes
  • Bar on the beach
  • Fire on the beach, full moon
  •         Enthusiastic participation
  •         Eagerness to learn
  •         Some star crew – Slipstream, Touch, Rhino, Baton Rouge, Sea Owl (lets check to see if we can name them)
  •         Callisto – back for second year
  •         Not many industries can you see participants take part in a gruelling endurance event, twice and then see the winners rocking fancy dress outfits and drinking rum punch from the trophy 5 hours later!

Workshops

  •         Themed workshops
  • Workshops enabled stew to run themed events on board – cocktails,
    dance, costumes, – one yacht already contacted us to say they will host a
    prohibition party in a month’s time
  •         Best ever attended – PDP
  •         Firsts – DJ Workshop, Cigar Rolling and Dance First time ever in water – paddleboarding and in water safety, actually flying drones
  •         Local representation – experts from St Maarten – cigar rolling and dance school

PARTIES

Prohibition Party

  • Secret room in casino
  • Great costumes – full flapper outfits, suits and hats
  • Wheel of fortune – vouchers to use in casino

Masquerade Party

  • Great costumes
  • Bar on the beach
  • Fire on the beach, full moon

Crewfest Games

  • 10 teams
  • The amazing enthusiasm, participation and sportsmanship
  • Punishing
  • Fitness level of crew
  • Annual event – trophy
  • Names 1,2,3 teams
  • Awards ceremony – drinking out the trophy

Excursions

  • Golf – how many people? Crew went back and played the week after
  • 9 different ones offered including ATV
  • 65 crew participated
  • Crossfit – how fit they were

Food

Caribbean style breakfast

Amazing coffee from Malongo (sp?)

 

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