Four scholarships worth 50,000 € for the young future sailors from Montenegro for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training program was awarded to Andrej Djokic, Stefani Račić, Marko Jokanović from Tivat and to Nikola Laketić from Podgorica – these young candidates began their Royal Yachting Association training programme yesterday.
The aim of the First training for crew members on superyachts, is to provide a pathway for young Montenegrins to gain theoretical and practical skills which will best qualify them to work on superyachts in Montenegro, but also on the international market, said Tony Browne, Marina director at Porto Montenegro.
The program has been designed as an intensive six-month training. One part of the training consists of acquiring nautical theoretical knowledge and the other was created through practical experience on superyachts in the international environment of Porto Montenegro.
Over thirty excellent candidates from Montenegro applied for this training program, showing a high level of interest and knowledge in the nautical field, which means that Montenegro is headed in a good direction when it comes to building luxury nautical destinations. The four of them, our first "crew scholarship recipients" are great ambassadors for this project – and were singled out for their extraordinary ambition and motivation to invest their energy in gaining education in superyachting industry and have all the potential to one day be even captains and leaders, Browne added