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 explore the true extent of the problem in the yachting industry.
In order to approach this, the PYA has launched an industry survey to give crew members a voice (anonymously if desired) to bring forward their own experiences of sexual harassment in yachting.
Even if you yourself have not been the victim of sexual harassment, we would welcome your input to the survey. This invitation is for all sexes and departments on-board, as well as shore-based industry professionals.
The answers you provide in the survey are confidential and whilst information gathered will be used to analyse trends and identify gaps for support and advice, individual answers will never be revealed.
It should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and can be completed anonymously if desired.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey and share it with others in the industry.
The link to take the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sexual_harassment_yachting .