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PYA: Sexual Harassment in Yachting

As part of its members’ assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by crew members.   In light of the recent global #metoo movement which highlighted the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the PYA would like to …

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Start Yachting

As we bid adieu to winter and welcome the spring, it’s time to start planning our enjoyment of the water. Whilst we all can benefit from the beautiful areas in which we live, some of us are lucky to consider the water as part of our everyday lives, yet there …

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How Do You Increase Crew Productivity?

We know that working with the dream team results in the impression that the job is easier, although nothing in the work itself has changed. The difference is the level of crew productivity. So how do you increase crew productivity? One solution of the problem to raising productivity might be …

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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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