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PYA: The GUEST Program With Benetti In Tuscany

  In February, a group of PYA GUEST-accredited trainers participated in Benetti’s 18th Yachtmaster event in the beautiful Tuscan countryside resorts of the Hotel Spa Castelfalfi and adjacent Tabaccaia Hotel.   The three-day programme of presentations to bring awareness to and demonstrate selected modules of the GUEST programme proved to …

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Calibre Crew: New Service For Greenies

The entire idea of Calibre Crew started late in 2014 after seeing so many people going home disillusioned after not receiving full time employment. When chatting to these candidates, one thing became very clear – they were not fully prepared for the industry and didn’t have the right tools to …

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Great Mentors – Could You Be One?

How much learning occurs on the job? We know that a ‘greeny’ fresh out of school and clutching their STCW will join your vessel keen as mustard and ready to learn all they can. As senior crew on board you are expected to support that development and regularly do so. …

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YPI CREW Reveals Average Yachting Salaries For 2017

YPI Crew, the leading authority in yacht crew recruitment, has released its 2017 report from its Yachting Salaries website, which benchmarks industry standards for all yacht crew jobs.   YPI CREW, the leading authority worldwide in yacht crew placement, recently published its Crew Salary Report for 2016/2017. The results are …

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Yachting Clearance When Entering Spanish Ports

Due to the current situation regarding the number of migrants attempting to enter Europe and the high terrorism alert, a number of Schengen Area countries have reintroduced border controls. It is therefore advisable that cruisers now check with their local yacht agent for a full picture of what will be …

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Superyacht Tender Driving

There is a practical training course within the RYA powerboat scheme that appears to be little known here in the Mediterranean, but is of great benefit both to the individual and to the yachting industry. The course title is Superyacht Tender Operator and is the product of a collaboration between …

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What Makes The Best Yacht Crew?

10 Personality Traits With the turn of the year, many Captains and Yacht Owners will be taking the opportunity to consider the issue of yacht crew placement. With so many worthy candidates on the market, recruiting a full crew is easy but the challenge lies in forming a dependable team …

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Leading Millennials

So what is a ‘Millennial’ and what makes them so different and difficult to manage compared to previous generations? Born sometime after 1980 and before 2000 Millennials are rapidly filling a range of positions on board. While the doctrine of good leadership means that regardless of age, race or gender, …

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