Gustavia Yacht Club donates €5,000 to Rotary Club

Photo: Rotary Club St Barts
Photo: Rotary Club St Barts

On November 2, Gustavia Yacht Club’s Irma Relief Fund donated €5,000 to the St Barts Rotary Club to help with the major reconstruction and replantation of the public gardens around Gustavia Harbour.

The fund also sent €20,000 to the École Sainte-Marie in St Barts to help rebuild classrooms.

Founded in 2016, Gustavia Yacht Club set up the “St Barts-Hurricane IRMA Disaster Relief Fund” on September 10 and immediately received its first donation, €100,000, from the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.

While a post-hurricane clean-up of the Gustavia Yacht Club has just begun, the clubhouse is in need of repair and is expected to reopen during first quarter of 2018.

Photo: Facebook Gustavo Riccobon ‎Gustavia Yacht Club - Club Privé
Gustvia Yacht Club clean-up. Photo: Facebook Gustavo Riccobon ‎Gustavia Yacht Club – Club Privé


Q&A with Benjamin Demarchelier, Club Manager Gustavia Yacht Club