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captains and crewIn the newsroom, we receive more and more requests from charter companies frantically searching for skippers to join their staff; in our classifieds marketplace, stewards, hostesses and shipboard cooks are among the most sought after. The trend is clear: the rental market is booming, demand is strong. Now more than ever there is a need for professional (and professionalized) figures to fill this “void.”

The Captains and Crew team.

One does not improvise as a skipper or shipboard steward
. Charter companies, agencies, and boating brokers today require experienced personnel who can handle any situation on a boat. If you plan to work in this area of boating, your foundation will need to be solid and documented. That’s why it is crucial, in order to have a future job, to take the right courses.

There is an organization that has been growing over the years and has made seriousness and professionalism its strong points: it is called Captains and Crew, and the crews it forms are highly regarded in the industry.

There are three courses scheduled soon that we recommend you enroll in, depending on your level of experience. The ultimate goal? The training and selection of qualified skippers and hostesses who will be able to join the Captains and Crew team with the possibility, through the school’s synergy with charter companies in Italy and abroad, of being placed in the yachting job market.


Where: Marina di Arechi Embarkation – Salerno – Marina di Cannigione Disembarkation
When: February 29 to March 15, 2020
Boats: monohull sailboats / catamarans
Goal: to perceive the sea as a professional activity


Where: Marina di Cannigione Embarkation – Marina di Arechi Disembarkation -Salerno
When: march 12 to march 26, 2020
Boats: monohull sailing /catamarans
Goal: Professionalize the role of commander
(For course participants who wish to continue with professional Anglo-Saxon didactics, appropriate certification will be issued for the purposes of attendance and keeping watch.)


Where: Marina di Cannigione
When: March 12 to March 19, 2020
Boats: monohull sailboats / catamarans
Goal: To professionalize the role of Hostess / Steward.

To participate in upcoming courses, send your CV to: mailto:, or contact +39 3498987032, or visit and

Captains and Crew, a highly professionalizing school coordinated by the Com.te Ugo Carsana and Sabina Pagliei, proposes a “craft” approach, based on A highly articulated and rigorous teaching plan that manages to transfuse into practical fundamentals what theory, the notions studied in various professional courses alone cannot give. It is a school that is aimed primarily at those who are already working in the nautical charter business or at least have already obtained the titles and qualifications to do so, but wish to deepen their skills and abilities in order to establish themselves in the job market, which, in Italy, is strongly affected by foreign competition.

A team of experienced captains, skippers as well as insiders are in charge of organizing the various activities carried out on a daily basis during the two-week training course, drawing on the cooperation of professionals in each field. From CPR training course director for “first aid,” to Counselor for “managing relationships and conflicts on board” course, to apnea instructor with Apnea Academy teaching for Apnea course, business manager of major charter companies.

We have collected some testimonials from those who participated in the Captains and Crew courses:

“I took part in the Captains and Crew skipper course. It was a great learning experience for me and was the beginning of a path that led me to the MCA Master 200. I am currently in Qatar, in Doha, embarked as a Captain on Lagoon 56 and previously I was in Dubai on Lagoon 63,” says Diego di Brigida.
“Going from practicing sailing as a passion to living it as a profession has been the greatest accomplishment of participating in Captains and Crew’s Skipper courses. The change of mindset and awareness is the basis of all teaching,” adds Alessandro Pofferi.

Captains & Crew follows the career path of its students even after the end of the course. Recounts Alessio Ferraris, “In March 2017, I participated in the Captains and Crew course for Skipper in the hope of turning what until then was a simple passion into a real profession. It was love at first sight, so I decided to go on with both Italian and British training recommended by Commander Ugo Carsana, who follows and supports me. Currently I have completed all the necessary IMO basics and the YachtMaster Offshore RYA, next challenge the MCA Master 200 gt. I recommend everyone who wants to try their hand at this activity to participate in the courses and discover how much more beautiful there is in going to sea.”

Let us remind you again: to participate in upcoming courses, send your CV to:, or contact +39 3498987032, or check and



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