Crew movements in and out of Italy have been a pain point during the past year, with immigration officials declining to stamp passports of non-EU crew boarding yachts in its ports. The new rule — to no longer recognise vessels as ex-EU territory unless departing from the Area — meant that the 90-day period permitted under the Schengen ‘C’ short term visa continued to count down while in Italian waters. To great fanfare, it was announced recently that Italy would from 2023 offer its 365-day ‘D’ visa to seafarers, to get around the problem of overstaying. There had been some speculation among local agents that a new stamping protocol would also be (re-)introduced, while seafarer visa issues were being addressed. However, unfortunately this appears not to be the case. The ‘D’ visa entitles the holder to stay for up to 365 days in Italy only, which is useful for those non-EU crew stationed in the country for extended periods. It does nothing to address the issue of Schengen-wide travel rules. One benefit the D visa does offer is that it incorporates the ‘C’ visa, meaning that ‘D’ holders do not need to obtain a separate ‘C’ visa for travel around […]
With the end of the Med season upon us, we have been asked by many (British) crew in the past days to sort out their passports for them. There’s a high occurrence of crew that have been aboard for the season without stamping out of the EU and onto the boat. This can mean that they have overstayed their permitted 90 days in the EU and is potentially a big problem. **Please note that these regulations are not new and have applied to British crew since Brexit came into effect.** Stepping onto a boat and marking up the crew list accordingly is not enough for non-EU crew. Only by attending Immigration police and having your passport stamped can your days in the EU be ‘stopped’. While the captain or purser should advise you of this requirement, it is ultimately the responsibility of the bearer to ensure that passports are correctly stamped and visas valid. A representative can visit immigration on most crew’s behalf; they are not required to attend in person. Note that crew must also stamp OFF the boat before travelling to the airport to fly home. Not doing so is technically illegal and can land you in trouble […]
ESTELA’s End-of-Season Party returns after a two-year break, and we’re HERE for it!! Friday 7th October 7:00pm Blue Nest, Port Adriano, Mallorca Event Schedule: 7:00pm Opening Live Music: Kindalé – RUMBA 8:30pm Speech and event presentation 8:45 Finger food Live music: Small Axe – REGGAE 10:15pm Prize handout 10:30 Live Music: SIX OR NINE – ROCK 11:45pm DJ Partial free Bar Food The latest ‘Art Edition’ of The Y Yachting Itineraries is partly inspired by surrealist, Salvador Dalí. So wear something bonkers and show off your artistic self! A shuttle bus will bring guests from STP and Club de Mar to Port Adriano (and back). Places are limited, so to book your seat, send a wattsap message on +34 682 62 25 74 Previous events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152389284@N03/albums
Yes, the countdown is ON! Less than Three weeks, to go until ESTELA’s epic ***END OF SEASON PARTY***Save the date, put it in your calendar, and come and join us in Port Adriano for a fancy dress extravanganza, featuring free drinks, food, three live bands, a DJ and PRIZES!! Friday 7th October 19:00h Blue Nest Restaurant- Port Adriano See you there!(If you’re a business interested in sponsoring the event, putting up a prize, or partnering with us, get in touch)
After a two-year break, we will host the legendary ESTELA ‘End of Season’ party for crew and partners, to mark the close of the Mediterranean season. As usual, it will be held in Port Adriano. It is a themed fancy dress party, with a free buffet, (partially) open bar, a live band and DJ, fuelling a fun-filled night. Complimentary transport from STP and Club de Mar in Palma will be laid on, while sponsor-donated prizes are awarded to the best costumes on the night. The venue will be decorated in keeping with the theme, while sponsors’ signage is prominent, in the form of unmissable banners, flags, on-screen ads and photocall. All sponsors of the event are name-checked during the prize-giving presentation, as well as appearing on printed and online invitations, as well as in our email newsletters. 2019’s closing party drew 250+ guests on the night.
April was an extremely busy month for ESTELA, starting with an exploratory ‘famtrip’ to Lanzarote, followed by two breakfast seminars at the Palma Superyacht Village and ending with a spectacular Captains’ Dinner at the Museum 2022. Thanks to all our friends, partners and sponsors that made these events possible, and to those who attended. Our next major extravaganza will be the ‘End of Season’ event in Port Adriano on Friday 7th October. To find out more about collaborating with us, get in touch. Call +34 638 81 68 03 or email email@example.com. NEWSLETTER:
You thought we couldn’t top last year’s ‘Back To The 60s’ extravaganza? Wrong! On Friday, October 5th from 8pm, we will again be taking over the Crew Bar in Port Adriano for a fun-filled night of live music, food and ‘refreshments’, as we ditch our uniforms and let our hair down. As we all love those celebrity clients with their crazy demands, crazy fashion and cosmetic surgery, we’re inviting you to do your creative best and put yourselves in their shoes for one night. Raid your wardrobes, party store or local charity shop and wow us with your funniest fancy dress celebrity outfit (easy, if you’re doing Ron Jeremy…). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes on the night, so don’t hold back! Return transport will be provided from STP and Club de Mar to Port Adriano, so we really hope you’ll be able to join us. Just tell us the name of the boat and number of guests needing transport. Pick-up from STP will be at 19:30, and opposite Club de Mar outside our office (Av Gabriel Roca 37) at 19:45. Please note there’s a free bar until 10pm (spirits not included) and return transport will be around […]
After the success of last year’s poker tournament at the Casino de Mallorca we have decided to do it all again! We will hold our first tournament on June 15th from 7pm onwards, Sponsored by our friends at Bluewater, the buy in will be 60 + 15 there will be finger food and wine on arrival, places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. You can get your tickets from our offices, Estela Shipping Palma, Avd. Gabriel Roca, 37, local C 07014, Palma Tel: 971 477532 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively You can purchase the tickets at Bluewater Palma, Carrer de Sant Joan, 4, 07012, Palma Tel: 971 67 71 54 We look forward to seeing you all there and may lady luck be with you! 15% of the pot goes to YachtAid Global – the yachting community’s dedicated humanitarian team https://www.facebook.com/events/1264019130399690/
Imagine you are a yacht owner and you decide to spend a week with your family on board your yacht. During this unforgettable relaxing week, far away from the chaos and civilization, who do you think is in charge of you and your family’s safety? Who is supposed to act in case of en emergency? Would you expect your crew to be prepared and well trained to manage an emergency on board your yacht and in the water? A professional yacht crew is in charge of the safety and the assistance of all the people on board, and only have basic knowledge of CPR and the first aid kits have far too little to ensure the safety and the high quality standard that this kind of ship requires. Yachts today sail around the seven seas, crossing oceans and visiting most remote and unknown zones, practicing different activities on board, on land and in the water, with different people, different rules and in many cases in wilderness areas .