Helping to Combat Suicide with sail2help
27 May 2021
Following the tragic loss of his eldest son George, and previously his brother Peter, former Royal Navy aviator Captain Tim Davies has put his heart into setting up the sail2help programme to raise awareness of mental health and help reduce the incidence of suicide. His mission now is to raise funds to facilitate ‘Sailing Escape Days’ for bereaved families and to continue making donations to Papyrus, the UK’s main suicide prevention charity for young people.
Here Tim shares his personal insight around mental health and explains what he hopes to achieve long term through sail2help.
Important tasks for your crew this winter
It’s that time of year in the Mediterranean and other northern hemisphere yachting locations when many vessels are lined up in ports for the winter whilst a portion of their crew stay onboard to undertake the important task of ‘winterising’, as well as other key maintenance jobs which didn’t get addressed during the busy summer months of chartering.
Yacht Job Scams on the Rise
Over the last couple of months, the PYA's Member Assistance Service (MAS) has received a number of reports from crew who have been approached by scammers offering false jobs onboard yachts. Along with these direct reports, there has also been a number of incidents reported via the Yacht Crew Facebook Groups.