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What Will Yachting Look Like Post Lockdown?

With yachting webinars now becoming the norm, yesterday, May 14, the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) brought together a panel of industry experts to discuss what the future of yachting might look like post lockdown for crew in terms of regulations, certificates, health and safety regulations, insurance and more.

Hosted by the PYA’s communications manager Stacey Soutar, the webinar kicks off with the PYA’s Palma representative Seb Tasci and sea service administrator Kim Llorente who discuss the latest updates on regulations in Palma, France and Italy, as well as MCA updates on certifications and exams. Campbell Cormack from Riviera Yacht Support then gives us an update on the COVID-19 test kits the company is selling to the industry and the testing service it is providing on board.

Daniele Gasparin of Rosemont international shares the health and safety regulations that are being enforced in the fleet they manage while updating viewers on flag administration and classification society audits before Matthieu Henry of WYCC insurance explains the insurance issues to look out for from both crew and manager perspectives.

Closing the discussion, Yann Pratt from BWA Yachting delves into the travel and port regulations in the Mediterranean before Louise Cailbourdin at The Crew Network talks about the current status of crew recruitment.

A non-for-profit association run for crew by crew with a mission is to champion crew causes, the PYA was launched in 1991 in Antibes and its role has expanded greatly since then. It now works with government agencies to make sure training and certification requirements are relevant to yachting and facilitates partnerships to streamline bureaucratic procedures, while offering a reliable platform to get intelligent advice on just about any crew-related topic.

Interested in joining? The PYA are currently offering a 20% discount on annual memberships using the code WEB20 when you sign up on its website

Watch the full webinar below:

- YouTube

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  • Comment by: Vasim Shaikh - 16 May 2020, 15:07 (4 years ago)

    Webinars were common prior to this outbreak of pandemic COVID-19, but the technology have played a vital role in bringing the world together during this period of crisis. It helped the businesses to decide and make strategies for the post pandemic period. The yacht industry will see the biggest boost post this lock down period. But the manufacturing and repair industry will get hit badly. Hope for the best though.

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