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What was to have been a sanctuary where pro golfer Tiger Woods and his family could go to escape his celebrity, has become a fixture in a Florida Court, and is making headlines the world over. Woods is suing Christensen Shipyards for breaching a contract they signed with the golfer in February 2004, which forbids the Vancouver-based shipyard from disclosing his identity as the owner of a 155-foot yacht, which cost an estimated $20 million. Woods is seeking compensatory damages totaling $50 million, which includes an amount the 28 year-old recently wed athlete estimates he is worth, as a product endorser. Christensen is accused of not only boasting about whom the yacht's owner is, but also allegedly distributing photos of the vessel, christened 'Privacy,' to magazines and other sources, and displayed them during a recent Miami boat show. The November issue of Power &... (more)

Highlights From Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

St. Maarten SCYE2004 Photo Album Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 The mood was definitely upbeat on Thursday, October 28, as the 45th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show commenced with the largest opening day crowd in its history. The YV&C staff was on hand and spent most of their time at Bahia Mar and Las Olas, touring the show's superyachts. We're happy to report that the weather was sunny and beautiful, the brokers were optimistic, the crews were as gracious as ever, and the yachts were crowded with prospective clients for both sale and charter. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas with so many of you. Following is our Fort Lauderdale Photo Album with some highlights from this year's show. Enjoy - and here's to a great season!     (October 28, 2004) - Carmen Gonzalez, executive vice president of advertising sales, Fuat Kircaali... (more)

2005 Genoa International Yacht Charter Meeting Photo Album

(May 2, 2005, AM) - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine at the IYCM in Genoa, Italy. (May 2, 2005, AM) - Robyn Forma, Advertising Director of YV&C, David Legrand, Charter Marketing Manager of Fraser Yachts Worldwide, Captain Battaglia of M/Y Lady Lola, and Carmen Gonzalez, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing of YV&C during a YachtChartersMagazine.TV interview (in French) aboard M/Y Lady Lola. Watch the interview. (May 2, 2005, AM) - Kyri Kyriacou, Director, Anna- Maria Hernandez, Director, and Andreas Liveras, Chairman, of Liveras Yachts and p/v Annaliesse. Watch the YachtChartersMagazine.TV interview on board p/v Annaliesse. (May 2, 2005, AM) - David Legrand (l) of Fraser Yachts Worldwide with an aquaintance (we presume!). (May 2, 2005, AM) - Grisha Davida of the SuperYacht Conference and YV&C with Jay Rainey of The Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting (... (more)

eYachtCharter.com Launches Certified Yacht Charter Program

eYachtCharter.com announced the launch of its Luxury Yacht Charter Certification Program today. The program has been established to help maintain the web based international directory’s high standards of excellence and bring a recognizable logo that will aid prospective clients in discerning which vessels can be trusted in the charter market today. While the Fort Lauderdale based company has the opportunity to inspect many of the vessels that come into its own port, the certification program will be aiding its fleet recruiters to locate luxury yachts all over the globe from Thailand to Croatia. Prior to EYC taking on any vessels in its yacht charter marketing program, each vessel in its directory will be expected to meet specific criteria. The standards of the certification program ensure that each luxury vessel is in fully operational and sanitary condition. ... (more)

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2005 Photo Album

YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting 2005 Photo Album is updated daily during the show. YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine'sCarmen Gonzalez (left) and Robyn Forma (right) with YachtChartersMagazine.TV's Andrea Boden attending the show (below). ... (more)

YV&C's "SuperYacht Radio" Makes Its Debut at the Genoa Yacht Charter Meeting

(Photo Copyright YV&C) May 6, 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting, Genoa, Italy SuperYacht Radio (www.SuperYachtRadio.com) was in attendance at the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting in Genoa, Italy, held May 3 - 8 with the authority of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) and supported by the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA). YV&C - International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine was a sponsor of this year's Genoa Charter Meeting. Listen to movers and shakers of the yacht charter world being interviewed live at the Marina Molo Vecchio, Genoa right here on SuperYachtRadio.com.   SuperYacht Radio Live From the 2004 Genoa Charter Meeting  Tune Into the Exclusive Radio Interviews With: Michael White of CavendishWhite and Chairman of the 16th International Yacht Charter Meeting Jonathan Beckett, Nigel Burgess Group Jeff Houlgrave of Camper & Nicholso... (more)

SCYE 2004 - The Best Organized Charter Yacht Show Ever!

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Photo Album 2004 Newport, RI Charter Show Photo Album 2004 Genoa, Italy Charter Yacht Show Photo Album 2004 M/Y Anson Bell at Chelsea Piers Photo Album 2004 Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2003 All photos copyright YV&C and published in date/time order (December 7, 2004, AM) - The entrance to the SCYE2004 Hospitality Pavilion and the main docks of the exhibition. The first annual St. Maarten Charter Yacht Exhibition - SCYE2004 - opened this morning with an impressive organization and beautiful presentation. Mostly superyachts lined the docks of several marinas accessible by water taxis. Brokers enjoyed viewing a variety of popular charter yachts, including some that are not often at shows. One of our favorites so far: LADY MADELYN, a 122ft classic Italian yacht with a fabulous crew. Wat... (more)

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Notes from Adobe conference for educators

 I'm back in the barn after attending Adobe Education Designer and Developer Conference  that Adobe put together for people who are teaching Adobe software at various universities around the country. Actually, there are a couple of people from England and Scotland too. I was invited because of the Flex classes that I teach at New York University. These are unedited notes from this trip. Sunday  I’ve arrived at San Francisco at noon and boarded a van that was going to drop me by the hotel. There were young girls giggling in the van, and here’s an excerpt from their conversation. “I went to a top less beach, and there was this hot looking boy with his mom top less. I do not want to see my mom’s boobs. The other girls responded, “Haven’t you seen them already?” This puts everyone in the van in a good mood. I do not like shop... (more)

Samothraki, A Most Awe-inspiring Island on the Aegean Sea

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine I haven't been yet on the island of Samothraki but I have watched it from far away many times. When travelling to Thessaloniki Greece back and forth I have stoped at Alexandroupolis city which is the main port to Samothraki ferries, and the island stands gray in colur in the far distance. Also when I go to visit Imbros or Gokceada island in Turkey the island shows almost the same sillohouette but this time the view is from the south side.  Eleni who is my cousin living in Thessaloniki and works for EPESTH, the Voleyball Federation of Thessaloniki, has been on the island a few times, so I asked her a few questions about the island and she provided also a few photos to us. Eleni, can you tell us in short about the island ? Vasili, as you know, Samothraki is one of the north-east Aegean islands, south of the mainland city of Al... (more)

Panagia Paraportiani, the Church of Our Lady of the Side Gate

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine This is one of the most known churches of Mykonos. It is unique because almost everyone knows it. It's photo used to be a logo of Mykonos island and also Greece for a long time. You probably have come across a poster of that church at some Greek travel office. The church is one of the most photographed churches of Mykonos. It is a sloping and whitewashed building looking very interesting as time has contributed to the deterioration and damage of its external look, creating a unique building. As for it's name, the word Paraportiani is an adjective made up of the two Greek words Para = Side and Porta = Gate. It has been called so because the church was built right on the side entrance of the Medieval Castle of Hora town, that is Mykonos' main village. Nevertheless today the castle is not there as many buildings have been buil... (more)