Take a look at my poker face

What a fantastic night in Palma, but who had the best poker face?

Superyacht Poker Tournament Palma

Bluewater is proud to once again having sponsored this fantastic event hosted Estela Shipping.

This is the third time for this event, a very popular Texas Hold-em tournament for Yachties held at Palma Casino.

The evening started off with drinks and canapes before the tournament began. It was a long night ahead……….. The Bluewater team threw themselves into the spirit of things as ever and finally left at 4am, with big smiles, after our training coordinator Sophie Allerton won first prize of €1000, never before having played in tournament – a fact much queried by those with her on the final table!

Xisco Prieto, Skipper

It wasn’t all fun and games as there is a serious side to the evening and it is for charity, in this case funds were raised for local Skipper, Xisco Prieto

Many of you may have read about Xisco Prieto, the Mallorcan skipper who is currently in a coma in hospital in San Remo, after being attacked on his way back to the boat on 23 September. As his insurance won’t cover the cost of his repatriation to Mallorca, Xisco’s family is fundraising to get him home.

Captain Tim Forderer of Yacht Aid Global, who the event usually supports, was informed about this local cause and immediately offered to donate all charitable proceeds towards Xisco’s repatriation.

This is incredibly generous, Yacht Aid Global are also seeking funds to continue their work in disaster relief, recovery and rebuild, bringing humanitarian aid to coastal communities in need, so this was an incredible gesture on their part.

Everyone would like to thank Tim and Yacht Aid Global for this act of kindness.

If you were unable to join the worthwhile fundraising event, please every penny is still needed and you can donate towards Xisco’s flight here, you can also donate to Yacht Aid Global here.

Thanks again to Yacht Aid Global for their generosity of spirit.