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Crew Coach

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 …

Two powerful Ingredients for job performance

I’ve been in my working life for over 40 years, a captain for nearly 30 years and a certified coach for seven years. With all those years in my wake, I …

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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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