Yacht-ingham 2009

I posted previously about Yacht-ingham in 2008 when your taxes were spent on a 100ft yacht moored in Cannes for 4 days and a party on a Cannes beach for 300 people.

In 2008 Nottingham’s delegation including Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Regeneration Limited and a number of private sector partners, used the yacht as its base throughout its stay.

Well Nottingham City Council has apparently been spending your taxes to visit Cannes for the last three years  and they are now gearing up for a return visit in 2009.

They plan to make Nottingham even more visible at this event by “increasing the number of Team Nottingham sponsorship opportunities and with even more events”

So what is MIPIM in Cannes? Well according to their website it is..

“the world’s premier real estate summit, MIPIM draws upon its unique international coverage and reputation to bring together the most influential decision-makers in the market, offering them access to the largest available showcase of development projects.”

Whats more if Nottingham City Council register before the 2nd of February the cost per delegate is only 139 euros. Of course this doesn’t include the cost of the yacht or any parties that Nottingham City Council are organising.

To find out more about this unique event follow the links below.



I also found a website for the yacht Powder Monkey that Nottingham City Council hired.

The yacht is described as

Luxurious accommodation in five cabins: Master, VIP, double and two twin cabins all with en suite facilities. A beautifully finished interior with bright tasteful colors blending in with the cherry wood paneling. The main saloon has a large comfortable seating area, as well as spacious aft deck and a great flybridge all ideal for entertaining or just relaxing.”

For leisure it also has:

“Wake board, Water skis, Donut, inflatable trampoline, inflatable kayak and other toys. 2 plastic Ocean Kayaks and all accessories. Entertainment: DVDs in all cabins and saloon, BOSE system in Saloon for surround sound system and stereo, outdoor speakers on both decks. “

To read more about the yacht follow the link below.



2 Responses to Yacht-ingham 2009

  1. ROBIN says:

    This should be investigated. In a global recession this will not atract any money to Nottigham. Its a scam worthy of gangsters. No wonder then that one of the Nottingham City Council Mafia (a Captain) was arrested for anti-social behaviour . Not at all suprising that they took the piss and made this person the official responsible for dealing with the very thing for which he ws arrested. You really could not make this nonsense up.

    We should demand a full-scale investigation into this corruption!

  2. nottgirl says:

    I agree Robin. I will keep posting on this issue as more information comes out.

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