Register for crew lounge at Monaco show

Sep 7, 2016 by Triton Staff

Netherlands-based ACREW, a provider of professional development to superyacht captains and crew, has opened registration for its facility at La Rascasse during the Monaco Yacht Show.

The venue will feature one masterclass each day (one each on refits, dive emergencies, and managing crew resources to reduce incidents onboard) and several hands-on workshops. PYA also will run its annual PYA seminars from the location.

La Rascasse overlooks Port Hercule and the show. It has a crew-only deck on the upper level, and food is served throughout the day. To register, visit

PYA at Monaco
Wednesday, 9-28, all day

PYA GUEST Table Setting competition

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 10:00 to 15:30 (CEST)  Port Hercule – Monaco, Monaco

The competition is proudly supporting the Pink Ribbon Foundation for breast cancer research and treatment. Enter the annual PYA GUEST Table Setting competition, for a chance to wow our panel of exclusive industry judges with an elaborate table display showcasing your interior crew and galley’s unique creativity, style and flair.

All yachts participating in the Monaco Yacht Show, including those at anchor (providing they can collect our judges) can register and compete. This year’s theme is ‘Pink Cocktails and Canapés’ in support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation

There will be prizes for the best boat overall in all three elements (Table, Cocktail and Canapé) as well as prizes for the Best Cocktail (Chief stew), the Best Table (Chief stew) and the Best Canapé (Chef). Our exclusive panel of judges represent a diverse mix of professional figureheads of industry.

Our judges will step on-board at a pre-scheduled time on Wednesday 28th September.

There are some excellent prizes to be won for the best displays, kindly donated by Gourmet Deliveries.

This year’s competition will be raising money for The Pink Ribbon Foundation which works towards the research, detection and treatment of breast cancer. We invite entrants to make an optional charitable contribution when they register for the competition, and we will be happy to collect your donations on the day. References to the pink ribbon are welcome in your displays. The Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.  The Pink Ribbon Foundation has very little infrastructure. It relies on the hard work given by Trustees, interested parties and its Patrons. This is done in order to maximise the amount which goes to the charities that benefit from the funds raised.


Wednesday, 9-28, 2pm

Role of a superyacht deckhand

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.

Targeted at:

Deck crew from entry level to 2 years in the industry. The event is taking place outside the show, therefore you do not need show passes to attend.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 14:00 to 14:50 (CEST). La Rascasse – 1 Quai Antoine 1er,

Wednesday, 9-28, 3pm

Superyacht toys and watersports: Managing these safely and dealing with emergencies

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.

Targeted at:

Any crew member working with water toys and activities, from entry level through to captain. This event is taking place outside the show, therefore you do not need show passes to attend.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 15:00 to 16:00 (CEST), La Rascasse

Wednesday, 9-28, 4:10pm

Sail through your deck qualifications with the PYA

The Professional Yacht Association (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.

Whatever stage of your deck career you are currently at, the most recent information and updates will be shared about the required qualifications for the next step on the career and qualifications ladder.

Deck crew looking to do their OOW and further their career

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 16:10 to 17:00 (CEST) – La Rascasse – 1 Quai Antoine 1er,

Thursday, 9-29, 4pm

Yachting professionals, both on-board and on-shore should not miss the PYA’s biggest event of the year. The latest news will be shared and the hottest topics will be debated amongst the industry’s experts. This year we are featuring a brand new surprise element which promises to be both dramatic and powerful!

Followed by PYA networking drinks overlooking the port. The event is free to PYA members. Non members are also welcome.

The PYA Headline event is without a doubt the most important event to lock into your Monaco Yacht Show Diary!

Following the successful format of previous years, the prominent panel of industry experts will be discussing the most important topics in yachting today. Don’t miss out on these vital updates and dynamic debates, which are relevant to captains, senior crew, yacht managers, industry professionals and yachting media.

The headline Sea Changes Forum is split into two parts. You can register to attend both events (recommended) or just one.

These events are free for paying PYA members to attend. For others, there is a small fee which goes towards supporting the ongoing activities of the association. To claim your PYA discount, click tickets, then click ‘Enter Promotional Code’ and enter your full PYA membership number (including hyphens). You will then be able to register free of charge. If your number is not working, it is likely that your membership has expired. Please contact us if you are having problems.

Attendance is only for registered guests.

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 for our guests

20:00 – 22:00: PYA networking drinks reception

For attendees of the Sea Changes Forum, kindly sponsored by Corkers Fine Wines.


Friday, 9-30, 2 pm

Interactive PYA GUEST training session for interior crew

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.

Targeted at:  Interior Crew

Friday, 30 September 2016 from 14:00 to 15:20 (CEST) , La Rascasse – 1 Quai Antoine 1er,

Friday, 9-30, 2:30

Update for Chefs

Friday, 9-30, 4:10

PYA Interior Sea Changes Seminar

Updates from the PYA GUEST Program (Guidelines for Unified Excellence in Service Training).

Results of the PYA Table Setting competition which is taking place on Wednesday 28th September throughout the show.

Targeted at:  Interior crew, media, industry professionals

Friday, 30 September 2016 from 16:10 to 17:15 (CEST)  La Rascasse – 1 Quai Antoine 1er,


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