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Crew Compass

Crew Compass: Yacht crew enjoy a front-row seat at nature’s greatest displays

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon My favorite thing about being at sea is nature’s unpredictable pattern. There are few things on this Earth that can compare to …

Crew Compass: Yachting sets stage for cast of weird, wonderful characters

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Honestly, some of the people I have met over the past four years of working on boats are beyond bizarre. Some, on the other …

Crew Compass: Heartbreak gives way to hope in Caribbean

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon We were in Croatia in the middle of an owner’s trip when the Leeward Islands braced themselves for Hurricane Irma to make …

Crew Compass: New Year’s bucket list proves how fortunate crew life is

Crew Compass: by Chef/Stew Lauren Loudon On a New Year’s charter a few years back, we had guests who very kindly insisted the crew join them for a …

Crew Compass: Instant coffee averts disaster on Atlantic crossing

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon For some, crossing the Atlantic is just another week at work – little changes but the constant motion. For some, it’s a …

Crew Compass: Camaraderie worth the sacrifices of yachting

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Stepping into the yachting industry is a whirlwind for anybody, no matter how you got here or how prepared you were – or …

Crew Compass: Shore leave for schooling is bittersweet

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon When entering the yachting industry as a “greenie,” most of us don’t really know what to expect. We have heard it is …

Crew Compass: Ill-fitting crew shoes leave feet in a bind

Crew Compass: by Melissa McMahon As yachties, we all know we can be at work for 12 hours or more at a time. Those long hours can take a huge toll on our feet. …

Attitude of gratitude makes first Atlantic crossing memorable

I’m known as the bucket list girl back at home, and the yachting industry has helped me live up to that name, without a doubt. One of the things I always …

Crew Compass: Remember radio etiquette to stay efficient, out of trouble

Crew Compass: by Stew Melissa McMahon In this industry, communication is one of our top priorities when it comes to safety. Even though it is sometimes …

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R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

Captain arrested in guest death in propeller accident

Update: April 13 Captain arrested in charter guest death in propeller accident in Miami The captain of a yacht involved in a fatal …

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

More than 750 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered on the grounds of The Sails last night for the 20th edition of Triton Expo, a …

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