Yas Marina Opens to the Public and Confirms Line Up
Yas Marina Opens to the Public and Confirms Line up for the 2012 Race Weekend
10 October 2012. Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, has announced its finalised line up for the 2012 Race Weekend on Yas Island. Yas Marina is open to the public and is offering something for everyone from families to yacht owners, sporting enthusiasts, and those looking to party the night away at one of the marina’s fantastic night spots. Yas Marina will be hosting an event to remember, with an assortment of activities planned from 11am till late night over the race weekend from the 31st October – 4th November.
Shoreside, the promenade and restaurants are open to all, with a great array of activities and events on offer. Take a stroll along the Yas Marina promenade, soak up the atmosphere and admire some of the world’s most beautiful yachts while the lights of the iconic Yas Viceroy hotel come to life.
Those looking for some retail therapy can stock up at the Yas Marina Circuit official merchandise store onsite which will also provide fan vision rental units. Guests can also purchase their nautical equipment and check out the latest sailing collections at MTM Marine’s boutique.
Yas Marina will also have a casual food and beverage area next to the Stars ‘N’ Bars terrace perfect for families or those wanting to grab a bite on the run. Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments from well-known brands such as San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the finest sparkling and still natural mineral water from Italy, alongside the trusted Italian ice creamer Napoli Ice Cream and coffee provider Nespresso.
Yas Marina is a great place to come down and enjoy the atmosphere throughout the race weekend with something to offer from dawn to dusk. Experience one of our great restaurants, party the night away at the award winning Allure, or chill out and people watch at Stars ‘N’ Bars. If you are lucky enough to be attending the race, be sure to visit the marina after the race for a drink and a bite to eat before you party the night away or hit the post-race concerts!
Activities at the marina this year will now include the Yas Marina Lounge by G.H. MUMM, a stunning open air lounge on the Yas Marina Promenade with panoramic views over the marina and an amazing live jazz band Mark Zitti El Fratelli who have been brought over from Italy for the occasion. This is a great place to relax with friends and enjoy a sundowner whilst soaking up the weekend ambiance in a relaxed, sophisticated setting. The lounge will be open from 1pm-11pm from Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th November.
Popular American sports bar Stars ‘n’ Bars have a great line up of events planned and will be extending their open air terrace over race weekend to cater for the growing crowd of sports enthusiasts. Enjoy a burger or chill out on the shisha terrace whilst enjoying the sports action from the live screens throughout the bar. Stars ‘n’ Bars will be open daily from 8am-6am throughout race weekend and bookings are recommended.
This year Yas Marina will also play host to a spectacular nightly laser presentation from 8.30pm - midnight from Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th November. The spectacular show will pinpoint Yas Marina as the heart of Yas Island.
Head to the exclusive Cipriani Yas Island for some down-time, a favourite with the A-listers. Cipriani is the place to be seen dining and this year will be adding the Cipriani’s Grill and Lounge one of the most sought after bars, live at the water’s edge. Offering the best entertainment Yas has to offer, signature nightclub, Allure, will be hosting an unforgettable weekend of glitzy parties and headline acts, including a Halloween Costume Party, a UAE DJ battle, All Aboard Party and an Ice and Diamonds Party to name a few. Bookings for Cipriani and Allure are highly recommended as these events sell out quickly!
With a jam packed marina filled with some of the region’s finest superyachts with onboard catering and entertainment options, the marina will play host to some of the year’s most exclusive on board parties with access to the pontoon area restricted to Yas Marina guest and Paddock Club pass holders only.
Those lucky enough to secure a berth at the marina over race weekend can also enjoy some fantastic track view berths and soak up the action in style.
Marina Guest Passes, available only to those with either an annual Yas Marina berth or race weekend berth, will enjoy access to all of the above as well as access to the legendary race weekend concerts, parking passes and much more; the Marina Guest Pass is the F1 pass for the ultimate F1 experience.
Marco Saviozzi, yacht charter who will return to this year’s event, praised the marina stating “The events on Yas Island and at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi during the F1 are simply amazing! The F1™is glamorous and it seems like there is always a big party on board.”
He continued by adding that:
“The facilities at Yas are amazing - I go all around the world to all the F1™ events and this one is by far the best. You have the Yas Viceroy hotel, the racetrack, lots of events on Yas Island, the golf next door and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. I go to Monaco, Valencia and Singapore and it’s the best marina, the best setting and the best access by far!”
About Yas Marina
Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper and Nicholsons, is one of Abu Dhabi’s premier marinas and is situated on Yas Island. The 175 berth marina caters for yachts up to 150m in size. Visitors to the marina can enjoy easy access to pristine coastlines, 200 uninhabited islands and the nearby cosmopolitan cities.
The marina offers high quality facilities and customer services including, 24/7 security patrols and CCTV, pump-out facilities, crew facilities, close proximity to fuel dock access, yacht brokerage, charter, rental and crew provision offices on-site and much more.
About Camper & Nicholsons Marinas
Camper & Nicholsons is widely recognised to be one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious yachting business names, with origins dating back to 1782. The company has specialised in marina and waterfront development for over 40 years and has provided services to clients in more than 25 countries worldwide.
Projects range from small marinas through to developments over 500 hectares. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas International Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Camper & Nicholsons Marina Investments Limited, listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange. Camper & Nicholsons currently operates marinas in Abu Dhabi, Grenada, Italy, Malta and Turkey.