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CrewPass is now supported by Diana Corell

About the Diana Corell agency

Diana Corell offers a range of professional yachting services, including crew placements and interior yacht set-up and management. Diana Corel assists with a variety of crew placements for everyone in the industry from Captains to interior to exterior crew! Diana Corel also specialises in more niche services, including nanny services, masseuses, beauticians, personal trainers, nurses, yoga instructors, carpenters and water sports instructors.

Although Diana Corell is mainly based in Europe, the crew agency can work remotely allowing  the agency to help crew no matter where in the world or time zone. The team at Diana Corell have vast connections worldwide to various shipyards, yachts, captains, project managers and pursers.

Yacht New Build & Refit Management

Diana Corell also delivers a complete interior yacht set-up service. The company works with a long list of partnerships and designers to meet the needs of its clients. Diana Corell can be hired to come and set up your yacht along with our crew placement service. The agency can also assist with visas, bank accounts, crew travel, accommodation and much more.

The partnership

The Diana Corell team agrees that pre-employment screening is essential to provide vessels with extra security onboard. This is why the agency has come on board to support our ‘Approved’ accreditation recognising that if a crew member is CrewPass Approved this means the crew member has passed an enhanced criminal record check and ID verification. This partnership aims to spread the word about the importance of background checks and with another supporter CrewPass is one more step closer to making the yachting industry more secure.

Find out more

Diana Corell’s website: https://dianacorell.com/

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Trilogy Luxury Training Academy is partnered with CrewPass

Trilogy is a superyacht steward(ess) training academy based in South Africa. The training academy has the most up-to-date and industry-relevant course content, with hands-on theory and practical-based courses.

Trilogy offers a wide range of entry-level courses, progressive courses and niche course to benefit crew at any level.

CrewPass and Trilogy’s partnership aims to further aid crew with their employment journey. The partnership gives crew all the essential tools to gain a competitive edge over other candidates. Trilogy is supporting CrewPass by educating their crew members about the importance of background checks and how our accreditation can further their careers.

Gain a competitive edge by accomplishing superyacht training courses that are provided by an internationally recognised training academy. Also, highlight that you are a safe crew member by passing a full background check by CrewPass.

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Table setting tips for green crew

If you are new to yachting, you will be surprised to see how much planning and time goes into creating the perfect table. Table setting is, without doubt, an art form, the level of detail orientation that goes into setting a table on a yacht can be daunting for green crew. CrewPass has combined the most helpful tips and advice from the best in the industry to give new crew an overview of table setting.

The Necessities

The necessities of table setting may seem trivial and a bit boring, but it is one of the most essential parts of the art form. Although making beautiful displays that wow the guests onboard is a stew’s aim, it is also important to ensure that the table is functional. Each guest will likely need a dinner plate, a butter plate, bowl, charger plate, glassware and cutlery. For cutlery, it is not uncommon for guests to require an oyster, fish, salad, dinner and dessert fork. Plus, a knife for fish, dinner and butter, and a soup and dessert spoon. Different drinks require different glassware, including champagne flutes, wine glasses, highball glasses, old fashion glass, rocks glass, shot glasses, margarita glasses, champagne coupes, martini glasses, red wine glasses, white wine glasses and many more! Plus, guests always require either water glasses, decanters or water pitchers to stay hydrated and to clear their palate between each meal. Stews use ice buckets and wine coolers to keep certain alcoholic beverages cool, such as champagne. Although not essential, items like table mats, napkins, table runners and coasters are customary for any table setting.

The Conditions

When planning a table setting, it is vital to measure and analyse conditions that may affect a layout or cause potential issues. Many conditions can affect a table design, including the lighting onboard. Depending on if it’s light out or dark out, this can affect how a stew designs a table. A stew may have to use candles for extra lighting or set a certain mood/atmosphere at night. Another issue that may arise is that maybe your captain doesn’t allow candles inside, so stews have to come up with another way of creating lighting. Consider what the weather is going to look like during the dinner. If you are unsure, you can ask the captain for a forecast! Many stews use rocks in flower vases to weigh down the decorations when it gets a bit windy at sea. In rougher weather, it is recommended to use decorations that are not too tall so that they are closer to the table and less likely to fall over. Food/cuisine affects what cutlery to put out; for example, chopsticks, snail tongs/forks, crab crackers are just a few utensils used on different occasions. Even things that may not seem like it would affect a table layout, such as the table’s shape or size and if the meal is plated or served buffet style.

The Solutions

  1. Stews are always finding ways to be resourceful and find a solution to any issue that arises. Don’t have time to iron the napkins? Use anti-wrinkle spray!
  2. Weigh down decorations to stop them from moving or falling over in rougher weather.
  3. Lightly starch napkins and iron them to keep them in perfect shape and crease-free!
  4. If you go through a creative block, choose an easy monochrome colour scheme that is favourable and timeless.

The Design

Leaving the best to last… The design! Tablesetting allows stews to show off their incredible design skills and show off their creativity. The aim is always to leave your guests impressed! Symmetry is one of the most important aspects when designing a table, and every place setting must be identical to look professional and luxurious. Matching details is one way to display unity across the table. However, even if the details match, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a range of colour combinations or use various materials. One of the first things a stew should do is see if the boat has existing art/artefacts onboard to re-use creatively. But if there is something needed that isn’t already onboard, visiting a local market could be the solution. This way, you are bringing a bit of local culture onboard. Another creative way of resourcing decorations is collecting items on land like sand, shells, coral, sea glass, driftwood or pebbles from a local beach, coconuts, foliage, flowers and repurposing them by making them into a decorative item. Create drama with fancy napkin folds and napkin origami! Set the mood by using different materials such as gauze or chiffon. Plus, use china and crystal for a more luxurious setting.

Themed table setting can also create a sense of occasion. Some stews make seasonal table themes such as warm colour schemes in the autumn and brightly coloured decorations in the summertime. Or special events such as a proposal, birthday party, wedding, honeymoon, and anniversary can affect the table setting theme. Plus, holidays such as Christmas and other religious holidays, Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween and many more can affect how a table is designed. If you get stuck with creativity, CrewPass recommends looking at Pinterest for inspiration and stews on social media who are known for their table setting skills, such as Bugsy Drake (the writer of The Art Of Tablescaping). 

Keep up to date with CrewPass’ blogs (posted every Wednesday) to get tips, tricks, advice and stories surrounding the yachting industry.

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Google Pay and Apple Pay update

CrewPass has added Google Pay and Apple Pay for a simple and secure way to pay

Paying via Apple Pay and Google Pay offers customers a more accessible, safer and private payment method. Customers no longer have to dig out their cards and then type in a million card numbers to pay. This payment method is widely accepted, encouraging a quick sign-up process for our customers. CrewPass has added these payment methods to make the customer journey as smooth and straightforward as possible. CrewPass’ potential customers can skip the checkout forms by paying with just a touch, slide or a click!

How to use Apple Pay and Google Pay on the CrewPass sign-up process

If you have an Apple device, customers will need to use Safari to use Apple Pay. Whereas, if you use a different browser, customers will only be able to pay with Google pay. With both payment methods, there is no maximum transaction limit.

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The Ultimate Yachtie Giveaway T&C’s

1. Eligibility

1.1. This Giveaway is open to individuals internationally aged over 18 years or over, except for employees of the Promoter, their immediate family, sponsors of the Giveaway and their employees who are directly associated with the Giveaway administration.
1.2. The Promoter reserves the right to obtain proof of age and to refuse entry or to choose another winner if such evidence, where requested, has not been given.
1.3. All Entries by the entrant must be submitted by liking the giveaway post, following both The Yacht Stew Academy and CrewPass, and they must share the post on their stories.

2. The Giveaway

2.1. The title of the giveaway is The Ultimate Yachtie Giveaway

3. How to enter

3.1. To enter the Competition entrants must:

3.1.1. Like The Ultimate Yachtie Giveaway post, follow both @theyachtstewacademy and @crewpass, and share the post on their own stories on Instagram ONLY.

3.2 Entries must be made between 18:00 (GMT) on 04.03.2022 and 12:00 (GMT) on 10.03.2022 (“Competition Period“) to be valid.

3.3. Entries received after the end of the Competition Period will not be valid.

3.4. All entrants (including the winner) must comply with any reasonable directions given to him or her by the Promoter in connection with the Competition. Failure to comply with such directions may result in an invalid Entry and/or withdrawal of the Prize.

4. Winner selection and contact

4.1. The Giveaway winner will be announced on the Promoter’s Instagram at 6 pm (“11.03.2022”).

4.2. The winner will be randomly selected by a computer process that produces a verifiably random result from those valid entries received during the competition period.

4.3. The Promoter will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date, via Instagram direct message provided with the competition (“Winner”). The Promoter will ask the Winner to provide further details in relation to the Prize, and the Winner must provide the details in order to claim the Prize.

4.4. If any Winner fails to provide their details to the Promoter within 48 hours of the Promoter contacting the winner and asking them to provide the details in accordance with clause 3.4 then the Promoter acting in its absolute discretion may:

4.4.1 make further attempts to contact that Winner; and/or

4.4.2 withdraw the Prize from that Winner.

4.5 If the Prize is declined by a Winner or is withdrawn from a Winner by the Promoter, the declining or forfeiting Winner will continue to be subject to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions; and the Promoter may offer the Prize to a new Winner in accordance with this clause 4.5.

5. Prize

5.1. The winning prize will be as follows:

5.1.1. £150 gift card to spend on any of The Yacht Stew Academy’s courses (excluding WSET).

5.1.2. A 2-year free subscription to CrewPass. Including the following services: An enhanced criminal record check, ID verification, the CrewPass Approved Accreditation and access to the CrewPass app (worth £240)

5.1.3. A free custom professional CV writing service provided by Superyacht CVs (worth €100) 

Collectively the (“Prize”).

5.2. The Prize is subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute any portion of the Prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

5.3. The Prize is non-transferable and non-refundable and the Winner cannot request any alternative prize (cash or otherwise).

5.4. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the Prize that are not expressly included.

5.5. There will be 1 (one) winner announced.

6. Winner publicity

6.1. The Promoter reserves the right to publish each Winner’s name, Instagram handle and Entry on the Promoter’s official social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and on its websites found at www.crewpass.co.uk, theyachtstewacademy.com and www.superyachtcvs.com

6.2. By entering the Competition, if you are a Winner you agree to your Entry being published in accordance with clause 6.1 and to take part in and co-operate fully with all reasonable publicity accompanying or resulting from this Competition  without further recompense.

7. Entry requirements

7.1. Any Entry that is deemed by the Promoter, in its sole discretion, to be unlawful, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, hateful, threatening, discriminatory, offensive or which may otherwise bring the Competition or Promoter into disrepute will be excluded from the Competition and the Promoter reserves the right to take any further action in respect of such Entry that it deems appropriate.

7.2. The Promoter will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Promoter to disclose the identity of or to locate anyone posting or linking any content to its Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram pages which infringes any third party rights or is in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions or any applicable law.

7.3 By participating in the Contest, contestants warrant and represent that none of the material submitted or posted infringes upon or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual or proprietary rights of any person or entity and that they have fully complied with the these terms.

8. Liability

8.1. The Promoter, nor its agents or representatives assume responsibility for:

8.1.1. any Prize that is not redeemed;

8.1.2. any personal property;

8.1.3. any loss of enjoyment or wasted expenditure;

8.1.4. any system failures or malfunctions of any third party websites;

8.1.5. any incomplete, lost, delayed or late Entries;

8.1.6. any failure to fulfil obligations of any third parties involved in this
Prize draw;

8.1.7. any fault, malfunction, damage, loss or disappointment suffered by
the participants in the Competition howsoever arising from participating in the Competition ;

8.1.8. communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilised in any aspect of this Competition ;

8.1.9. inaccessibility or unavailability of the internet, or any website (including without limitation any social media web sites) or any combination thereof through dial up, broadband, mobile internet or WAP connections;

8.1.10. any injury or damage to a participant which may be related to or arising from the Competition or the Prize;

8.1.11. if for any reason the Competition or any website in connection with the Competition is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer, virus, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion; and/or

8.1.12. any other matter outside of their reasonable control.

8.2. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your statutory rights.

8.3. To the extent permitted by law, all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law are expressly excluded from these Terms and Conditions.

8.4. The Winners agree to indemnify and keep indemnified the Promoter,
its group of companies and their officers, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including legal and
other professional fees) arising out of or in connection with any allegations or claims resulting directly or indirectly from:

8.4.1. their Entry into this Competition ; and/or

8.4.2. their receipt and use of any Prize.

9. General

9.1. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition or these Terms and Conditions if it has reasonable grounds for doing so. Any changes to the Competition or these Terms and Conditions will be announced by the Promoter through its website.

9.2. By entering the Competition you accept these Terms and Conditions as in force at the time you submit your Entry.

9.3. Any person who provides their details to the Promoter in connection with this Competition accepts:

9.3.1. these Terms and Conditions; and

9.3.2. the use of their personal data by the Promoter: for the purpose of administration of the Competition (including publishing the names of the Winners and any administration relating to the Prize); and any other purpose for which they have consented.

9.4. The use of any personal data by the Promoter shall be in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy

9.5. Without prejudice to clause 7.1, the Promoter reserves the right to exclude any Entry from the Competition if it deems it to be ineligible or otherwise invalid and the Promoter shall have complete discretion in this respect.

9.6. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries or incomplete entries. Proof of Entry is not proof of receipt.

9.7. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other competent authority to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.

9.8. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the Promoter.