Future collaboration with Italian Yacht Master's Association

iya-headquartersLooking to enhance an already well-established reputation amongst superyacht owners and charter companies, the Italian Yacht Masters (IYM) Association members recently collaborated with us to run training courses for senior officers.

Held in Italy at the IYM’s headquarters in the Yacht Club Marina di Loano, Liguria, 24 IYM members completed the five-day STCW 2010 Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM(M)) course. In conjunction with WSA, the training initiative was driven by one of the directors, Captain Dario Savino and Captain Luca Triggiani iya-helm-studentswho is responsible for training, both founder members of the IYM. The strategy is to offer the high standards and global recognition of Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited training and certification for their members.

Mark Bee, Principal Lecturer of Management Studies at Warsash, travelled to Loano to provide the course, which qualifies ships’ and superyachts’ captains in leadership and management, in compliance with the new STCW 2010 regulations. Mark said: “I enjoyed working with our friends of the Italian Yacht Masters’ Association who had prepared well for the training and all took an active part in the discussions and class work, demonstrating the professionalism that the membership encourages.”

Captain Dario Savino said: “We are very pleased to be working with such a highly regarded training provider such as Warsash Superyacht Academy in developing the professionalism of our members.  Mark really helped us hone our management and leadership skills, for the important position of superyacht captain.  We are looking forward to continuing the collaboration with Warsash Superyacht Academy to develop further training opportunities for our members in areas such as Crowd and Crisis Management and International Safety Management.”

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