Structure of the crew
Because of these frequent crew changes, we can’t list here all the names and pictures of the exact people that will be on board during your trip.
But we before each season, whenever they are chosen, we post on social media information about our crew. If you’re curious, you can find it out under the hashtags #AtylaProfessionalCrew and #AtylaWatchLeaders
About the roles on board and what they do:
Participants (including premium)
Premium participants contribute a little extra money and, in exchange, they get some nice advantages.
They make sure the ship stays in perfect shape and things work smoothly on board. They also propose some challenges.
Most of them have also sailed with us as watch leaders before, or as professional crew in other ships. Their salaries are very small because they join to be part of the charity and contribute to its mission.
A crew that we feel proud about
We also think that attitude is as important as skill. We don’t want jerks on board, no matter how professional or expert they are.
All our crew, apart from participants, have to apply for a position on board, and they go through a selection process that includes a personal interview (through a video call). All this is to ensure that we have a crew that we can feel proud of, and making a project that our crew can also feel proud of.
They don’t appear in the diagram, because they are not part of the sailing crew, but they play an essential part in keeping Atyla running.
They come on board every winter, during the non-sailing season, to help with the maintenance jobs and contribute to the good cause.
They normally live on board and also get a glimpse of the Atyla experience (even if the ship doesn’t move). As a reward for their effort, they receive some sailing credit to join us during the sailing season and the satisfaction of being part of the Atyla’s history.