I have been helping for the second time this year aboard the YWAM vessel Next Wave due to their shortage of qualified crew in Sicily. As an ‘extra’ I switch from one role to another. There are many good points about Next Wave but also some shortfalls in leadership and team building. These have become more apparent as I compare her with other vessels I have been on. There is an atmosphere that change and renewal is necessary for the future. I and others hope to be involved in formulating this.
I have been asked to return to Soteria by a good friend who is to manage Soteria on behalf of the owner with a marina owner and the owner of a water-sports centre. The owner will leave the boat permanently. We have a meeting next month in Ireland to discuss the future program and comprehensive renovation.