Antigua Ondeck Maritime Training commits to providing New Courses On Demand

Antiguan based sailing charter and maritime training company, Ondeck, has announced a focused commitment to the wider yachting community to run additional courses for Captains and their crew.  Ondeck is currently the leading provider of RYA/MCA courses in Antigua and over the next few months hopes to gain valuable input from Superyacht Captains and crew regarding its scheduling and syllabus.
With direct approval from the RYA and MCA, Ondeck now intends to add to its already busy training calendar by running one STCW’95 basic safety training week per month as well as at least one Yachtmaster offshore.  Ondeck recently acknowledged the need for the RYA governed ISAF course, particularly aimed at racing Sailors and has committed to flying a UK instructor in to Antigua to teach both this course and the sought after Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course during the coming season.   The next Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course is scheduled to run at the end of Novemeber.  With bases worldwide Ondeck is also in the position to allow people the opportunity to start and finish their studies across Continents.
Chairman Peter Anthony commented, “There is no question that we {Ondeck} want to be the market leader in training, both in Antigua and worldwide. We have spent over $200,00US setting up facilities for the school in Antigua and I am proud of what we offer already.  We are now focusing on extending our portfolio of courses so that a Yachtsman of any level can come to these shores and get the training s/he needs.  With the help of the input of the Superyacht community we are willing and able to build Antigua into THE training capital of the Caribbean.”
Ondeck is headquartered in the UK and runs operations in Antigua, Portugal, and the USA.  The maritime training centre was first accredited by the RYA in November 2008, and has since been approved by the MCA in Feb 2011.  It is the only training facility in the Caribbean to boast direct approval from both these highly respected governing bodies.
Ondeck is equipped to take complete beginners to advanced sailors out on the water and the Antiguan operation is known for its match racing, sail training and cruising charter events.