PYA celebrates 30th anniversary with memorable ball

The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) last month celebrated its 30th anniversary during its annual Christmas Ball, held at the famous Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France.

The exclusive gala was attended by a number of guests, including leading industry professionals, PYA members, friends and colleagues. The event comprised a cocktail reception, live music, a gourmet dinner, a wild photo booth and more.

A number of key features took place, including the PYA Award for Significant Service to the Community, presented this year to Alison Houghton. Guests took part in an interview-style Q&A where Lucy Medd (Burgess) and Yann Pratt (BWA) shared their views on the key drivers for the yachting industry of the future.

A competition also took place to test everybody’s yachting knowledge, and the team that suggested the most creative yacht name won a Jéroboam of champagne. The rest of the evening was filled with singing and dancing, as well as a raffle.

The PYA has already begun the process of planning events for 2022.

For more information, visit PYA.


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