As part of the considerable efforts to help the various Caribbean islands hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, MYBA is helping to bring coordination to a range actions underway.
The worldwide yachting organisation is one of the founders of the charitable organisation, Superyacht Aid Coalition (SAC), part of the established charity YachtAidGlobal (YAG).
SAC was created and driven purely by volunteers and its mission is to marshal the resources of the superyacht industry. This is through developing an extensive network that unifies yacht owners, crew, logistics volunteers and donors to fund and/or deliver developmental and disaster relief aid to those with the greatest need. It is a unique opportunity to help these destinations to restore their basic infrastructure and enable the affected communities to rebuild their lives.
One of the missions that has MYBA's full support is spearheaded by M/Y Slipstream, which will soon be crossing the Atlantic with aid for the people of the Caribbean. Ecomer, organiser of the well-known ‘Yachts du Coeur’ events, are joining hands with SAC and YAG to help Slipstream in its charitable mission.
Slipstream has called out for donations of carpentry tools, construction materials, equipment and machinery of all kinds. Slipstream trucks will be stopping in Port Vauban, Antibes on November 27 to collect donations. For those in the Antibes area, Ecomer will also be collecting directly from yachts. The trucks will leave on the same day and head to Marseille to join the Slipstream which is currently in dry dock.