Social events

Throughout the year, the PYA hosts various social events for yacht crew and industry professionals. These are always very well-attended and hugely popular, so make sure you book your place so you don’t miss out.

These events also offer companies looking to promote their brand excellent sponsorship opportunities. Click here to find out more about sponsoring a PYA social event. 

Past social events

The PYA Christmas Ball

Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the PYA Christmas Ball has firmly established itself as a must-have ticket in the yachting calendar. Taking place at the prestigious Carlton Hotel in Cannes, renowned for its celebrity guests and iconic history, the ball always kicks off the Christmas season with a bang!

With live music, dancing, entertainment, excellent food, flowing drinks, not to mention the presence of everyone who is anyone in yachting, the ball attracts over 200 Captains, crew and industry professionals.

You can read all about the 2016, and 2015 balls here, and keep your eyes peeled here for further news about the 2017 PYA Christmas ball which will be taking place on Friday 15th December 2017.

Local crew social events

We will continue to develop our programme of social events in different yachting hubs for crew to enjoy. Our most recent one took place in November 2016 in Palma and incorporated a go-karting Grand Prix followed by an evening party. We will be arranging something soon in Antibes, and will also try to get further afield to offer something for everyone!