Superyacht Security Officer

Qualities & skills of a superyacht security officer

Top 5 Qualities & Skills of a Superyacht Security Officer. The Superyacht Security Officer needs to have many qualities to ensure the safety of the owners, their families, the crew and the vessel. The qualities and skills required for the various responsibilities are as follows:

Ten top reasons to do a sailing and boating course on the solent

Ten top reasons to do a sailing or boating course on the Solent

Before I offend anyone, there are many great places to learn to sail in the UK and abroad. Yet, there are some great reasons to choose the Solent, if you have not sailed here before. So, here are ten top reasons to do a sailing or boating course on the Solent.

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RYA MARINE RADIO VHF/SRC

Learning how to use a DSC VHF radio may save your life.

There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the use of the marine VHF radio. I often overhear people saying ‘my mobile phone is the best connection for me when I am at sea’, ‘the Coastguard do not listen to channel 16 anymore’, ‘I don’t understand how to use the DSC function on my set’ […]

What is a milebuilder and who are they for?

You might have seen RYA training centres advertising milebuilders on sailing or motor boats and wondered what they are all about. I will explain here, what they are and who they are appropriate for.

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Superyacht Security Awareness Course

5 Reasons for all crew to complete the NEW Superyacht Security Awareness Online Course

5 Reasons for all crew to complete the NEW Superyacht Security Awareness Online Course. If you are currently working on a superyacht to which the ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security) Code applies, you will already, have completed the MCA Accredited (STCW ISPS) Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Training Course. It is a mandatory rule for all shipboard personnel.

Which Transatlantic Rally?

Which transatlantic rally? The first transatlantic rally started in 1986. Jimmy Cornell had an idea to support a small number of cruising yachts cross the Atlantic. Its appeal grew. Now it is an event not only for cruisers but for yachtsmen and women wishing to race across the Atlantic.

Motor Cruising for Beginners…

Motor cruising for beginners is for those thinking about buying or chartering a boat to explore beautiful coastlines. You also may be considering entering into the motor yacht world as a professional. All sound great. But, you need to gain some essential skills to ensure you and others are safe on the water and that […]

The Benefits of Chartering a Catamaran

The benefits of chartering a catamaran are growing. Sailing with your family and friends, you may have noticed an increase in the number of cruising catamarans over the last 10 years or so. Not the most attractive looking vessels but there are some major benefits to chartering a catamaran on your next sailing holiday.

Powerboating Training For Teenagers

Picture If you’re a parent or guardian – and even if you’re not – it’s likely you know how notoriously tricky it can be to buy gifts for teenagers. With changing trends and yo-yo’ing tastes, who’s to know what the current must-have thing really is? Well, if you’re stuck for innovative ideas, why not choose something that won’t just be fun for a day or a week… but potentially for a lifetime? Powerboating is one of the most thrilling and white-knuckle variants of boating in general, so if you know a teen that’s looking for excitement – this is the solution. Let’s find out more about powerboat training for teenagers. Read more

Keeping A Personal Boating Log Book.

Picture Most of us are familiar with the boat log book. We put regular position and weather information in it whilst under way and they are critical to safety onboard. Not everyone however, is lucky enough to sail on their own boat and many of us jump on and off different boats, be it those belonging to friends or charter boats, taking no record of our voyages with us when we hop off again. Read more