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Win a Crew Scholarship to Further Your Career

9 September 2021By Laura Shaughnessy
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Laura Shaughnessy

Laura Shaughnessy has been the managing editor at Dockwalk since February 2018. Having grown up among the cornfields, she is ecstatic to be among the boats in the yachting capital of the world. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in journalism, 15 years of experience with newspapers, magazines, and the online world, Laura has joined a great crew. When not writing about superyacht crew, she’s hanging out with her husband and their German Shepherd, working on house projects, or binging on Netflix.

In honor of 30 years of yacht crew training, bluewater Yachting created the 4Scholarship Programme By Bluewater in August to fully fund courses for four crewmembers: two engineers and two deck candidates. The application process is now open with a deadline of October 1, 2021.

Bluewater’s scholarship program will fully fund courses for those who want to achieve their MCA OOW (Yacht) certificate or Small Vessels EOOW, the old Y4. The scholarship is only available in Europe.

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Deck candidates must have:

  • A commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore certificate
  • An in-date STCW
  • Two recommendations from captains or a head of department

Engineer candidates must have:

  • AEC2 certificate
  • An in-date STCW
  • Two recommendations from captains or head of department

The scholarship covers a number of deck courses, such as EDH, OOW Nav and Radar, and HELM (0). For engineer candidates, courses include SV Marine Diesel, Medical First Aid, and Advanced Firefighting.

A jury of seven from across the superyacht and maritime industry will meet to consider applications in October. Among them are bluewater’s John Wyborn, Lorna Wagner from Maritime UK, Jenny Matthews from She of the Sea, and Capt. Tristan Mortlock of M/Y AWOL.

For more information and the fine print, click here.

This column is taken from the October 2021 issue of Dockwalk.

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