• New Chef Training Package from Secrets de Cuisine

    Posted: 10th February 2017 | Written by: Jacqui Leigh

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    Secrets de Cuisine now offers a new training package for yacht chefs, incorporating the MCA Ship's Cook Certificate Assessment and Level 3 Food Safety Training with virtual learning environment (VLE) access, an attractively priced all-in-one training solution.
  • The Crew Coach Announces the Superyacht Scholarship 2017

    Posted: 21st December 2016 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Building on the success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is delighted to announce that the 2017 edition is now open, giving four more young crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their career in the exciting world of luxury yachting.
  • Warsash: Unlimited Officer Cadetship for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 28th October 2016 | Written by: Lars Lippuner

    Warsash Superyacht Academy has introduced a new officer cadet training program tailored specifically to the superyacht industry. Sponsored by The Trinity House Corporation, this program is the first of its kind to issue a UK MCA Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (CoC).
  • Life After Yachting - Workshops or Skype

    Posted: 18th August 2016 | Written by: Caroline Rossy

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    Plan now for your life after yachting! I will be hosting weekly workshops every Saturday at 2pm in Antibes, so I can really help you to see where you are at in this 'new' life creation, whether it's still just an idea, or whether you already have a plan but don't know how to make it real. I can also help you if you're already ashore but can't get organised to turn your business into money, or need help managing budgets.
  • PYA Supporting Today's Superyacht Crew: VIDEO

    Posted: 22nd June 2016 | Written by: OnboardOnline

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    The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) is an active organization dedicated to supporting and developing yacht crew worldwide. The 'voice of yacht crew' since 1991, many people are unaware of the enormous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes, so PYA has released a video to explain some of the projects and intiatives it is currently involved with, and the benefits to yacht crew of becoming a member.
  • Your STCW Could be Invalid on 1st January 2017!

    Posted: 27th April 2016 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Q: Tiffany, Stewardess: “I heard something about STCW certificates needing to be updated by the first of January next year but I’m confused who this applies to and whether I need to do it - can you clarify?
  • Updating Training: Don’t get Caught Out!

    Posted: 22nd April 2016 | Written by: Lars Lippuner / Warsash Superyacht Academy

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    When the STCW Convention was conceived in 1978 and finally came into force in 1984 there was no requirement for mandatory safety training. This only changed with the 1995 Amendments coming into force in 2002 and we have since grown accustomed to all seafarers having to complete the STCW Basic Safety Training before going to sea and officers having to complete advanced STCW safety training.
  • Hold out for a Couple's Job or go it Alone?

    Posted: 20th April 2016 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Q: Lisa, 28, Chef: “My boyfriend and I are in Antibes looking for a couple’s job: he is a deckhand and I am a chef. We’ve been told by practically everyone that because we’re new in yachting we don’t have much hope of getting a job together, but we really want to wait as long as we can before we go for jobs on different boats.
  • Who Needs a Food Hygiene Certificate?

    Posted: 13th April 2016 | Written by: Alison Rentoul

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    Jess, prospective stewardess, 22: “I’m about to come to Antibes and have booked my STCW, but now I hear that I have to do a food hygiene course as well. People I’ve spoken to are a bit confused about it. Which level will I need as an entry-level stew, and is it compulsory for everyone, or just for chefs and stews? I’ve found an online one, will that be enough- or do I need to do it with a trainer in Antibes when I get there?”
  • PYA & ACREW

    Posted: 7th April 2016 | Written by: Carey Secrett

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    The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has worked with ACREW to endorse the content of certain workshops on offer at their professional development events. It will be clear which workshops are endorsed by the PYA when registering at these events and your attendance can now be recorded in the PYA Crew Work Book.
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