Free Training Courses for Yacht Crew

On Saturday 8th April 2017 at the Salle du 8 mai, Square du 8 Mai 1945 in Antibes, the PYA is hosting a day of workshops for crew to develop new skills and knowledge

All sessions are free for crew to attend

The PYA will be on hand throughout the day to help with sea service, certification and advice, and will also be running a special promotion for attendees of the workshops to join the PYA with a 20% reduction on their 1st year’s membership.

The day will include an informal networking lunch and will be followed by a drinks happy hour.

09.30 – 10.30 Floristry Skills for Superyacht stews

For interior crew

Sachiko Katsurada, presents a floristry masterclass to help you wow your guests with your floral creations on-board.

11:00 – 12:00 Ballast Water Management – how new regulations will affect yachts

For captains and chief engineers

If your yacht is 50 metres or more or has a ballasting capacity of more than 8 cubic metres, you have to be compliant with the new IMO regulations for ballast water discharge which come into force in September 2017. Cathelco, specialists in BWT systems for yachts, invite you to a presentation to look more closely at the implications and how to put together a Ballast Water Management plan on board.

12:05 – 13:05 Scuba Diving Safety for Superyachts

For exterior crew or anyone involved with on-board diving

In this workshop, Alex Diamond, from Diamond Diving will guide crew through safe scuba equipment storage and maintenance, emergency assistance plans for diving, extra diving skills needed for Superyachts, managing client expectations and demands and the importance of regularly maintaining crew dive and rescue skills.

14:30 – 18:15 (half hour slots) One on one careers clinics for engineers

Engineers! Are you looking for some career guidance? Want to know more about the MIN 524 and how it affects the training you need to work onboard yachts? Want to see if you are eligible for an alternative route to qualifying? Have questions about your sea service or tickets? We can answer your questions! Tim Moss, Engineering instructor from Bluewater Yachting, and the PYA Sea Service team will guide you through the minefield of the MCA’s regulations for yacht engineers, and help you make the right choices for your career.

14:30 – 15:25 Sail through your OOW

For deck crew preparing for OOW

The PYA Director of Training and Certification provides an insider’s guide on how to prepare for and apply for your OOW. Questions on your sea service, Training Record Book, exam preparation or anything else? This is where you’ll find the answers and the most up to date information you need to know to take the next step on the yachting career ladder.

15:30 – 16:30 Keeping your money yours – tax & residency planning

For all crew

An informative session for all crew to gain understanding of various areas of money management for yachting professionals. Subjects covered will include tax residency in yachting, declaring undeclared income, CRS- how to answer the letter from your bank and NI/Social Security under MLC.

17:00 – 18:30 Wine-tasting

For interior crew

Join Master of Wine, Louise Sydbeck for a crash course in wine tasting, food and wine matching and how to build a good wine list on-board.