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Barbara reports that she and her friends hadn’t planned on bidding for the yacht trip at the Annual LAPR&D Charity Ball - we just did it on the night! When we were successful we decided that our whole table would go! The advice we received about the budget we needed for food, drink, fuel and sailing plans etc. was spot on. We met the yacht and crew in Palma, Majorca. The weather in early April was warm but a bit windy so the captain advised on the best route each day - we sailed to Port Adriana then onto Andratx. All the crew were so friendly and looked after us amazingly! We ate fabulous food (mostly on board) plus a lovely meal at a restaurant in Port Adriana (where we docked overnight) - recommended and booked for us by the captain.
None of us had sailed before but we felt in very safe hands. The yacht has everything you could wish for on board and was a fabulous experience and a great laugh with great friends - the crew were there when we needed them but totally unobtrusive. They had a birthday cake made for one of our party and made the day extra special for us all - they felt like part of the family by the time we sadly had to depart.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to do this if you get the chance - especially as the proceeds from the bid go to such a wonderful charity.
Note from LAPR&D - thanks for sharing your story with us Barbara and for you and your friends generous support for our Charity.