Carissimi Comandanti

In seguito all’incontro tenutosi circa un mese fa in Costa Azzurra tra i direttori dei porti di super yacht, l’Associazione di Comandanti Italiani Italianyachtmasters rappresentata dai Comandanti Piardi e Mistri , ha esposto l’iniziativa di ”Cadets on Board” che ormai da un paio d’anni consente ad allievi del Nautico e recentemente dell’Alberghiero di salire a bordo delle unita’ comandate da associati IYM , per un breve stage conoscitivo del mondo professionale che domani potrebbe appartenergli.
Fin dal principio l’associazione IYM ha posto un significativo accento sulla necessita’ di coinvolgere attivamente le nuove leve e condividendo questa necessita’ con altre associazioni , quali MYBA, GEPY, PYA ed è stata riscontrata una forte identità’ di vedute.
Pertanto vi chiediamo di partecipare attivamente a questo sondaggio e di ospitare quanti piu’ allievi possibile.

Dear Captain,

It is the intention of MYBA, GEPY, ItalianYachtMasters and the PYA to encourage young people to enter the yachting sector. This is a reaction to the predicted shortfall in the numbers of crew required to meet the industry’s needs over the next decade (currently shown as 30,000).

We are in a position to encourage local colleges and schools throughout France and Italy to send students on work placements onboard yachts for all departments; and if this survey is positive we intend to explore other regions and countries to be included in this incentive. It is our intention to make yachting careers and the yachting sector more accessible to young people, and offer a better structure and guidance for the options available.

Your yacht does not have to be based in France or Italy to participate, as students can travel. We are targeting the periods out of season (winter months), as the work placements are often short (between one week and 6 weeks). However we would also be open to yachts taking students at other times of the year.
If they can spend time onboard during the winter, the students can use this time to become familiar with the yacht work and safety procedure. Then when the season starts, they will have had real work experience and will be able to offer more to our industry than completely ‘green’ crew.
We have put together this survey is to determine if your yacht would be willing to mentor students onboard. If you show an interest, we will send out further correspondence at the end of the season with more details regarding the role of those involved.

We’d be very appreciative if you could please take a few minutes to complete this short survey at the link below:
Many thanks for your time,