The Triton

Crew Coach

The attitudes of each of us fills the collective soul of yachting

The word soul and the concept of a soul can conjure up many meanings and thoughts, depending on where you’re coming from with it. Certainly, all the …

Some thoughts about re-entering the yachting industry

I have written in this space in previous editions about thoughts for those entering the yachting world, and about veteran captains and crew staying and going. …

Are you in the yachting profession for the love of it, the money or both?

“The most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to …

Springtime can be a good time for a personal haul out

The arrival of April signals the arrival of spring. In many areas there are signs of new growth. Trees start to bud and new plant life begins to push up …

Energy drains can affect performance

I had a coaching client recently start a session stating that she felt completely drained, emotionally, physically drained. A great discussion ensued about …

Boat shows an opportunity for connections

I recently wrote a column about how boat shows can be a challenging, stressful or possibly boring time for captains and crew working them. But they also are an …

Uncertainty is here to stay in the life of yacht crew

I recently had a conversation with a crew member of a private yacht who was having some difficulty with the yacht’s unclear itinerary. When she spoke with …

Work ethic can change lives

I’ve read and overheard a lot over the past few years about the work ethic of new — and even some not-so-new — crew in the yachting industry. It …

Don’t let fear get in the way of new opportunities

We are in that time of year where many yachts are bringing on new crew for the winter season. That means new and exciting — and sometimes quite …

Boat show boredom, exhaustion, chance to practice acceptance

The end of October brings the global yacht industry together for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It’s quite a display with the glistening …

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Editor’s Picks

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: Non-drinkers left out of crew-bonding activities

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A young crew member, new to the industry, was surprised to find many crew activities include cocktails. As …

The Triton partners with Refit show

The Triton partners with Refit show

Ft. Lauderdale-based The Triton, a monthly news magazine for captains and crew, is partnering with organizers of the 2018 Refit …

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Rick Lenardson dies

Veteran yacht captain Richard (Rick) Lee Lenardson died on April 13 of a liver metastasis. A cancerous tumor at the esophagus and stomach …

Stew Cues: A lesson in porcelain

Stew Cues: A lesson in porcelain

Stew Cues: by Chief Stew Alene Keenan Yacht stews care for numerous ceramic and porcelain items, including dishes, decorative tiles, art …

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