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Sometimes things are not as they appear, take another look

In the April issue of the Abaconian, the newspaper out of the Abacos in the Bahamas, there was a column that got my attention and my gander up. Seems there was …

Good judgement can save careers and lives

I recently watched the movie The Perfect Storm again. In case you’re not familiar, it’s the story of the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat out of …

Don’t disembark from yachting without an exit strategy

Some days it just may feel like we’ve had enough. The day-to-day issues are starting to wear on us. There is a lot thrown at everyone in their professions, …

The power of optimism in feeling positive

Well, it’s February. How is 2016 going so far? Maybe it’s going great, maybe not so great. If present circumstances appear quite a ways from ideal, we can …

Is drinking becoming an issue in your professional life?

Drinking too much can be a dangerous game. Done on a regular basis, it can be unhealthy in many different ways. It can harm relationships, our health and our …

Deliveries can be a time to unplug and gain knowledge for crew

I live and work on the Intracoastal Waterway here on the east coast of Florida, and I love this time of year. It’s the yachting migration season. I enjoy …

Negative self-talk can keep us emotionally aground

Last month, I offered some tips for moving forward after getting let go at work. Then an interesting thing happened. Just after writing that column, before it …

You have been let go, now what? Accept, learn and move forward

It seems like there is plenty written about obtaining positions and performing your best onboard but what about when it just doesn’t work out? What happens …

Take time to understand each other to help great team dynamic flow

Speaking to a coaching client recently, we started talking about the challenges of working aboard yachts. We ended up pretty much agreeing that the biggest …

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 …

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Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: Use sticky situations to stir up talk

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon I’d like to lay out a few possible scenarios that hopefully never come up but unfortunately could …

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