Tuesday 6 Sep 2016

The PYA at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016

As part of its commitment to Continuing Professional Development, the PYA is once again hosting a jampacked programme of informative events for the yachting industry at this year's Monaco Yacht Show. Don't forget to register for your place!

Our headline event is once again taking place at the headquarters of the International Hydrographic Organization (next to Stars 'n' Bars on the port), and the rest of our events will be taking place in the ACREW Lounge in the Rascasse.

Make sure you register for the events using the links below.

All the events are free to attend for PYA members. For non PYA members, there is a small fee to attend the Headline event only, but all other events are free.


PYA Headline Sea Changes Forum

PYA Headline Sea Changes Forum

Thursday 29th September, International Hydrographic Organization, 4b quai Antoine 1er, Monaco

Part 1: 16:30 - 17:55. Sea Changes Updates

Key professionals and influencers come together to bring us up to date with all the latest changes in certification, regulation and training. Speakers will include experts from the MCA, RYA and PYA as well as training providers. This is where you need to be for first hand, up-to-date information affecting every aspect of the industry, now and going forward.

Part 2: 18:10 - 19:45. Laying the Blame: A disaster at sea

A high-profile accident on-board a Superyacht….a celebrity death…..the media are circling like vultures digging for details on what led to this catastrophe……

But could the tragedy have been avoided and whose neck is on the line when the questions start being asked?

A dramatic scenario will be played out in which keys issues affecting crew and guest safety will be challenged and addressed.

Drinks reception for attendees: 20:00 - 22:00

Rooftop networking drinks reception for attendees of the PYA Headline Sea Changes Forum.



PYA Table setting competition

The PYA Charity Table Setting Competition

Wednesday 28th September - judging throughout the day from 10:00 - 16:00. Results and prizegiving at the PYA Interior Sea Changes Seminar on Friday 30th September.

Interior and galley teams in the show can enter the annual table-setting competition, where they will have a chance to wow a team of judges with an elaborate table display in accordance with this year’s theme, Pink Cocktails and Canapés. The expert panel of judges will step on-board at a pre-scheduled time on Wednesday 28th. There are some excellent prizes to be won for the best displays, kindly provided by Gourmet Deliveries. This is a PYA GUEST initiative to promote continuing professional development and standardisation of training for interior crew within the yachting sector. You can find the rules of the competition here.

The competition is raising money for the Pink Ribbon Foundation, which funds the research, detection and treatment of breast cancer.



The role of a Superyacht deckhand

The role of a Superyacht deckhand

Wednesday 28th September - 14:00. ACREW Lounge, Rascasse.

Captain Ian Biles of the Maritime Training Academy will present a hands on training session for deckhands, which will give insight into some of the vital skills they need to know for their future careers on-board.



Watersports and Superyacht toys

Superyacht toys and watersports - managing them safely and dealing with emergencies

Wednesday 28th September - 15:00. ACREW Lounge, Rascasse.

Richard Falk from the RYA and Brad Robertson from Superyacht Lifeguard join forces to address safety when using water toys with guests, and lifeguarding skills to use in the case of emergency. This interactive session should not be missed for all those tasked with supervising guests in the water.



Sail through your deck qualifications with the PYA

Sail through your deck qualifications with the PYA

Wednesday 28th September - 16:10. ACREW Lounge, Rascasse.

The PYA provides an insider guide on how to prepare for and apply for the range of qualifications needed to progress your career on deck. The workshop will cover the application process for MCA NoE leading to a CoC; Required certificates for application to OOW or Masters, certificate updates, expiry dates and limitations; Sea Service – how to record sea service, good practices, verification, testimonials; Training Record Book (for Yacht Ratings and OOW): guide on how to complete your TRB, do’s and don’ts, essential tasks and assessments; Training: prerequisites, guidelines on how to get the most out of your courses, exam expectations. 

If you're thinking about doing your OOW, this is is where you need to be for the all the information for the next step of your career and qualifications ladder.



Interactive PYA GUEST Training for Interior crew

Interactive PYA GUEST training session for interior crew

Friday 29th September - 14:00. ACREW Lounge, Rascasse.

A snapshot of some of the skills that crew can expect to master as part of the PYA GUEST Interior Training program. Led by the industry’s top Interior trainers, this hands on session will show interior crew how they can gain more confidence in delivering the owners’ and charter guests’ experiences on-board.



PYA Interior Sea Changes Seminar

PYA Interior Sea Changes Seminar

Friday 29th September - 16.10. ACREW Lounge, Rascasse.

Updates from the PYA GUEST Program

Results of the PYA table-setting competition.




The PYA's programme of events at the Monaco Yacht Show is kindly sponsored by:


Currencies Direct MYBA Yachtii Horizons
Crew Asia Saltwater Recruitment Maritime Skills Academy Corkers Fine Wines
Deckers South Seas Yachting Crew Training Solutions Bluewater Yachting
  JPMA Hoylake Securewest International Socrates

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