I joined the Royal Navy as a seaman officer after university and served on various types of vessels including frigates, destroyers, and finally in command of HMS Mentor; a navigation and seamanship training vessel teaching RN trainees and foreign navies.
In 1991, I co-founded bluewater, continuing my training role by building the larges training provider dedicated to our industry.
Friday 6 September I sent out an email personally addressed to most of the deck crew registered on our database, junior and senior. The email concerned a survey being carried out by the PYA on behalf of the RYA about yacht tender operations. The RYA is considering creating a new course aimed at these operations, (I emphasize that they are CONSIDERING... Nothing has been decided) The PYA is running the survey to gauge opinion. I sent out my email to encourage as many people as possible to respond. I expressed in it my view that this is a good idea. Actually I believe very strongly that this is a very good idea indeed and long overdue.
Saying these words to Martin h. Redmayne at last year's Global Superyacht Forum, John Wyborn is fed up with crew getting the blame for the industry's inability to provide sufficient training for superyacht engineers.
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