...Mayra completed some training with Bow Waves in Summer 2015. She is currently seeking career opportunities in the super yacht industry and will be blogging her experiences throughout. Keep an eye out for updates over the coming months...
Post 1|September 2015
How I got introduced to Yachting
My name is Mayra, I am 19 years of age and this is how I became interested in the yachting industry. Last year, I decided that I wanted to do something exciting and out of my comfort zone instead of going to college. At the end of August 2014, having graduated from school three months prior I decided to go to the Caribbean for life experience and a change from school. On the 25th of September 2014 I went to the Caribbean island of Curacao. I gained a lot of restaurant/bar-tending experience. I became very independent and developed as a person. At the end of December last, I decided to move to Sint. Maarten, I was hoping to find a job in any field as my options were open and I wanted to make the most of my Caribbean experience.
While I spent my first few days orientating around Sint Maarten, I noticed a lot of yachts in the marina... Continue Reading
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