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From the Bridge: Time off, how does it work

As much as yachting has changed in the past decade, some facets of it remain stubbornly the same. Time off, especially on yachts with smaller crew, can be …

Command chain disrespect creates captain-crew discord

It happens; captains complain about job applicants. But when captains who normally don’t complain begin to, that’s when we listen. It happened quite a bit …

From the Bridge: Navigation methods diverse, failures common

One would think it was a simple question. Silly, even, to ask a group of professional mariners. How do you navigate? With all the modern electronic methods and …

Break standing orders, miss watch, hit the dock

One of the aspects of crew turnover that doesn’t get much attention is the firing process. A captain asked us what other captains thought about the causes of …

A yacht captain’s biggest safety concern? Humans

When we think of safety on yachts, we think of fighting fires and man-overboard drills. We worry about running into things and sinking. When I asked captains …

Captains choose job for best fit, not just owner or salary

There’s a difference between taking a job and choosing a job. As the yachting industry gets busy cruising again, there seem to be more captains moving …

Life onboard in yachting, captains keep the balance

With a career choice that for many means being on call 24/7, a personal life can be an inconvenient thing. Even for yacht captains and crew who receive …

The give-and-take of yachting a tad unbalanced

Every summer, some newspaper from some little town around the Great Lakes or up the U.S. East Coast will publish a story about a large, lovely yacht docking at …

Safety talk turns into matter of hours or rest

It happens sometimes at these roundtable discussions that we start to talk about one thing and end up talking about something else entirely. What was intended …

Forget the tip; captains just want owner to be happy

Captains and crew keep busy on a yacht. There’s always one more thing that needs maintenance, needs replacing, needs polishing. It’s not just busy work. …

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Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

‘Excellent’ waterways make for ‘great’ voyage into America’s Upper South

By Lucy Chabot Reed The four-member crew of M/Y Sensation, a 112 Westport, took the vessel from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Tennessee, …

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

Renovation plans for Pier 66, The Sails take a step forward

By a vote of 4-1, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners last night approved a development agreement with Tavistock Development Company, owners …

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