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On Course: Refits offer chance to expand skills

On Course: by Clive McCartney A quick check of Marine Traffic along the south fork of the New River shows that there are over 50 yachts in the various refit …

On Course: Invest time in newbies

On Course: by Clive McCartney Earlier this week I enjoyed one of those episodes that refreshes the mind and resets the attitude. Here at Bluewater we held an …

On Course: Charting a yachting career not a linear task

On Course: by Clive McCartney The dog-eared copy of the Oxford English Dictionary that sits on my bookshelf defines career as a “course through life, …

On Course: Don’t fall hostage to ransomware

On Course: by Jay Lasner It can look legit. An email from a management company that appears genuine, from someone we may know and work with, asking that an …

On Course: Training in ‘soft skills’ important for newer generations

On Course: by Kevin Petrovsky When we think about training crew, we immediately think about the technical areas of competence needed aboard ship – boat …

On Course: Captain and crew responsible for recording sea time

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke Gaining and verifying sea time/service in the yachting industry is essential to all crew who are in yachting as a profession and …

On Course: Role more important than title in bridge ops

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke Last month, I wrote about the idea that to facilitate safer yacht operations, it may be important for the captain to become more …

On Course: Culture of challenge makes captains more leader than driver

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke Last month I wrote about challenges captains and crew face when managing a modern superyacht bridge. The maritime community is …

On Course: Developing a culture of challenge on superyachts

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke The maritime community is roughly 7,000 years old, yet from a professional standpoint it falls woefully behind the only …

On Course: Small Vessel CoC for yacht engineers helps industry and crew

On Course by Capt. Brian Luke Some time ago, a working group was put together to modernize the way in which yacht and small vessel engineers are trained and …

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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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