Say What You Do – Do What You Say – Using the New STI Safety Management System Template
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Speakers [updated]: Peter Cardy, Chief Executive Director, Sail Training International
Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International
Operating a sail training vessel safely must be central to every vessel operation. Ensuring that safe procedures and a safety culture are trained, engrained and reviewed are critical to the success of safety at sea.
This session will orient vessel operators who wish to implement the new STI SMS. The template is available at no cost to operators of sail training vessels.
Speaker: Peter Cardy
Peter spent the first part of his career in adult education in different parts of the UK. Subsequently he was the Chief Executive of several major charities including Macmillan Cancer Support and is also a former Chief Executive of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Peter currently holds a number of volunteer appointments including Patron of the Sea Change Sailing Trust and a member of the RYA Government Affairs Committee. He is a Governor of Southampton Solent University.
He has helped Sail Training International in recent years with advice on regulatory issues and other assistance. Peter’s first sail training experience was at the age of 15, since when he has undertaken countless voyages on sail training vessels of all sizes. He has been a volunteer crew on a number of vessels and sails regularly with the Jubilee Sailing Trust as Watch Leader.
Peter is strongly convinced about the value of sail training in giving young people self-confidence and team skills in a demanding and adventurous setting. From his own experience he has seen how sail training changes many lives for the better.
Speaker: Paul Bishop
Paul joined Sail Training International in July 2006 from the UK national sail training organisation, ASTO, where he was Business Manager. Prior to that he served in various management functions with sail training providers, was a frequent competitor (skipper) in The Tall Ships Races, and Assistant Race Director for these races (1987-93). He is an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean Instructor and Examiner, and past member of the RYA Yachtmaster Qualification Panel.
Paul started his career as a professional seafarer at the age of 21 mainly skippering sail training vessels around Europe. He has completed several trans-Atlantic crossings and went out to Australia and Tasmania during which time he skippered a vessel in the Australian Bicentennial Tall Ships Race. He retains his commercial licence and regularly sails as a volunteer skipper for a UK sail training charity. He has been a keen racer entering regattas such as Cowes Week. He also regularly cruises his own yacht with his family and sails a Dart 18 catamaran with his wife.